A vector data storage format for storing the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features. Often referred to as 'an ESRI shapefile', as ESRI developed it.

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Iterators in model builder - merging nested files with same filename ending

I am trying to merge files that are nested in different folders by their file names. For example folder 1 contains up to 100 subfolders that each contain a set of shapefiles: subfolder1_A.shp, ...
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Convert Japan Administrative Boundary Data to Shapefile

I've downloaded Administrative Boundary data from the Japan MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport), but it is in an XML based format referred to as JPGIS or KSJ. Are there any scripts, ...
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Retaining timestamp when saving gpx as shp in QGIS?

I'm somewhat new to QGIS. I used my Garmin GPS unit to record my tracks while collecting plant specimens for a plant inventory. When I collected each plant I noted the time of collection. I want to ...
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Converting MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP using free tools or ArcGIS for Desktop core product?

How do I convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF files to SHP using only free tools or ArcGIS itself? I've not had much luck trying to do this in the past and I don't want to have to shell out for the ArcGIS ...
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Performance of Shapefile and PostGIS with GeoServer?

I'm going to build a web application, which will render around ten maps using GeoServer. I will be also changing the attribute data in the application for some layers. What is the recommended choice ...
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Performance of PostGIS view vs shapefile for WMS in GeoServer? [duplicate]

What does GeoServer render as WMS faster, a layer using a postgis view or one getting data from a shapefile? The data I am working with is a table with 55k rows and with 30 columns, with multipolygon ...
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Storing PostGIS view for GeoServer? [closed]

I want to know, where this view is actually stored in the server, and how does it interact with the database. I saw that the size of the database is increasing when GeoServer try to serve/create some ...
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How to clip a .osm.pbf file to a shapefile in R

I have (1) an OpenStreetMap file of a large area in .osm.pbf format that I would like to clip with (2) a shape file .shp of a smaller area using R. The output output I would like to get is a ...
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run command line shp2pgsql in c# function?

i'm developing an application web with asp.net/c# and i would in a button importing the shapefiles into postgis, and i'm trying with this code, this code i'm using it in cmd.exe in windows it imported ...
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Extracting data from large intersect dataset using ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

I have a big dataset imported into ArcMap. For each point, I created a buffers of 200m. And I apply Intersect to all the buffers, resulting in a huge dataset of around 2183962 objects. Previously, I ...
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Downloading GIS Map for Pakistan into QGIS

I'm looking to add canals and bunds to my raster and have found some GIS maps at: Canals Bunds Bunds Image Network Plan Map Image - looks to contain both canals and bunds I'm not clear on how to ...
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Shifted shapefiles with same coordinate system in ArcGIS [duplicate]

I have a strange situation with one of my GIS projects. I received from a client three shapefiles in the same coordinate system (Stereographic 1970 - a projected system). All three files should align ...
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Order of polygon vertices in general GIS: clockwise or counterclockwise

Two days ago I asked a question about the internal storing order for the vertices of a polygon in ESRI shapefiles. That question was answered (Are polygons stored clockwise or counterclockwise in a ...
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In MapBox Studio, how to create a centred label of a polygon created from Shape file?

To get the undesired result below, I: Uploaded a zipped Shape file to MapBox Studio. Using the shape, created a layer of polygons to display area boundaries. Using the same shape, created a text ...
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Feature Layer parameter showing only Polygon Shapefiles

I have created a Python Tool in ArcGIS where most of the paramaters musts be ONLY Polygon Shapefiles. You can also look on my previous question: Filter the Feature Layer parameter in Python Script ...
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Why is the dynamic text on data driven pages not displaying a value from the grid attribute table?

Relating to my question here, I've been trying to return a value from the attribute table using the following code: <dyn type="page" property="lu1p"/> However, even if I try to use a ...
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Convert Postscript (*.ps), Encapsulated Postscript (*.eps), or Adobe Illustrator (*.ai) files to shapefile?

Are there any programs which can convert from Postscript, Encapsulated Postscript, or Adobe Illustrator file formats to a shapefile? What about adding geo-referencing? I'm also open to recipes using ...
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How to convert the BLOB value for the features geometry of type st_geometry kept in ArcGIS databse on Oracle [closed]

I am using ArcGIS Oracle database and I am trying to access feature geometry points as string. But the problem is that the points are kept as blobs and I cant convert to meaningful string. select ...
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How to clip a big shapefile from another shapefile's extent

I am working on mangroves in Sundarbans (Bangladesh / India), using Landsat pictures. I need to equalize them in reflectance, before classification, for the evolution of the biomass in this region. I ...
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ArcGIS for Desktop exporting empty shapefile

I have a feature class in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3. This feature class contains 12 point features. I am attempting to export this as a shapefile; Rightclick feature class -> Data -> Export Data ...
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QGIS OBIA join attributes by location xml file

I was trying to follow this tutorial for object base classification However, when I reach this step, it becomes confusing. I run the join attributes by location just as it said, and the output are ...
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Using Python to convert line shapefile to raster, value=total length of lines within cell

I have already read the similar question Convert line shapefile to raster, value=total length of lines within cell using R. And I want to realize the function using Python. ===== My attempt ==== ...
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Making multiple layers editable in QGIS?

I am using QGIS and I want to eliminate fields from 300 shapefiles. All layers are loaded and selected. Is there a way to enable all 300 for simultaneous editing?
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How to automatically assign current map scale to a shape created in QGIS?

In QGIS, would it be possible to automatically assign the current map scale to a feature created during an edit session and save it into a field in the attribute table? I have a series of OS maps of ...
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Correlation of yield data within a buffer zone

Working with QGIS 2.12.1-Lyon, I am trying to compare one point (single shape file) with multiple others that fall within a buffer zone of 10m i.e. comparing one shape file with another. The end ...
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How to join data in a spreadsheet to a shapefile ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i transfer data from a spreadsheet into a shapefile? I have data for Indices of Multiple Deprivation for the UK from this website: ...
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Loading texts with shapefile in ArcMap

I am currently trying to load different shapefiles in ArcObjects programmatically. Currently I can load lines, polylines, polygons and ellipses (even though that's just a fancy polygon as far as ...
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Bulk uploading shapefiles to PostGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bulk load multiple shapefiles into PostGIS Is it possible to bulk upload shp files into postgis. Im currently playing around with postgis, qgis and geoserver (as a ...
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Assigning column names dynamically

I have an interesting problem: I need to batchprocess a few files. I do that in a for-loop, where some operations are performed. Later on I want to write the outcome into an existing shapefile which ...
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Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles based on feature class using Arcmap 10.3?

I'm trying to split up this nested watersheds by name. I want each watershed to be it's own shapefile. Is there a faster way to do this besides highlighting each watershed and then exporting it? ...
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Aggregating up spatial information

At present I have a dataset which is broken down by Electoral Divisions (circa 3,500). However, due to issues with some of my variables I need to choose a larger spatial unit - Local Electoral Area ...
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How do I change the shape file (.shp) format to Object File Format (.off) file

I got a map and its format is .shp. What tool can be used to change it to one of the following file formats .off, .ply, .wrl, .obj, .m, .gim. ?
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Ordnance Survey 1 km Grid

I am wanting to get a copy of the OS 1km Grid layer. I have found these previous questions: Ordnance Survey grids - download or generate? and Ordnance Survey Grids But neither provide the ...
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Click a marker icon to open a pop-up, using OpenLayers

Background Looking to create a pop-up that performs an Ajax request when the user clicks a marker on an OpenLayers map. The markers, however, have different icons. The following is working code that ...
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How to do operation after using over() for a shapefile in R?

I am copying the answer of Counts the number of points in a polygon in R library("raster") x <- getData('GADM', country='ITA', level=1) class(x) # [1] "SpatialPolygonsDataFrame" # attr(,"package") ...
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Export Shapefile for a custom region

Is there any way to export a region on google maps to a shape file or any other format? For example, I have the following region on google maps. I wish to export it to shapefile.
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PostGIS bbox with two tables

I am new to using PostgreSQL/PostGIS. I have two tables that I've imported from two shapefiles. One table is based on points called "shape_points" and the other based on polygons called ...
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Simple thematic mapping of shapefile using Python?

I wish to visualize geographical data in Python, without using ArcGIS/ArcPy, and make a map. On the internet I found how to make a thematic map using Python: Here is some code that I tried: ...
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How to select polygons by duplicated attribute value from a shape file?

I have a shape file that contains many polygons(>200,000). Some of these polygons are assigned the same ID number. None of the polygons overlap other polygons. I need to find a way to select out all ...
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Correlation analysis of two polygon shapefiles with nominal data

I am working on a research- trying to model vegetation types based on factors affecting their distribution. In that case I have observed a strong relation between vegetation and soil types, from just ...
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Deleting multiple polygons at once in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have a cloud mask shapefile that accidentally identified buildings as clouds. I want to delete this mass of polygons in Arcmap 10.1 by highlighting all of them and pressing delete. Then re-saving ...
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How can I draw points on my mobile and then pass it to my computer? [closed]

we are doing a survey to know how many people still use outside bathrooms in the Caribbean, I want to go house by house using a shapefile image on mobile and point the location of points of interest ...
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How to calculate polygon areas in QGIS?

Hi I would like to simply calculate areas of a area-shape file in square meters or in acres (ha). I didn't find that functionality in the vector tools. Could anyone here help me with that?
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ArcMap doesn't recognize geodatabase files under “Add Data”

I have a folder filled with geodatabase files of the following formats: ATX, FREELIST, GDBINDEXES, GDBTABLE, GDBTABLX and SPX. I would like to convert these to shapefiles using ArcMap. I've been ...
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Problem Merging multiple shapefiles with different CRS in QGIS

I am trying to merge multiple shapefiles into one, but I encounter one error, not all of my shapefiles end up merged. I am able to load all of my shapefiles but when I attempt to merge them, the ...
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Change default “save as” folder QGIS

I would like to change the default path for saving layers ("save as" in the main layers panel). Now the default is C:\Program Files\QGIS Lyon\bin (in which I even don't have the rights to save ...
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How to create a multi-story building infrastructure web map? [closed]

I have absolutely no experience working with GIS before. During a recent meeting, our client was bouncing around their complaints about how detailed our annual reliability reports were and openly ...
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Creating point to center of polyline?

I'm trying to create a points in the middle of polylines. The data is now in the form of shapefile. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Uploading item/file as hosted layer to ArcGIS Online using ArcREST?

I am using ArcREST python package, specifically the add_item.py example to upload a shapefile to ArcGIS Online (AGOL). The example is straightforward and I have successfully uploaded a shapefile to ...
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Truncate a Shapefile field with SQL and ogr2ogr

I want to create a new attribute which is the first 8 characters of another, using ogr2ogr. To my surprise, this didn't work: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" a.shp b.shp -sql "select FID,left(FLOORKEY,8) ...