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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Distance Measure appears to be wrong in ArcGIS Desktop?

The distances in my shapefile are completely wrong. I got this shapefile online. Does anyone knows what's going on? I attached two pictures. The shapefile is projected as ...
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Procedure putting online a graveyard in a GIS

I would appreciate some advice. I’m not an expert in GIS but recently I studied a bit, came on different sites. Among others QGIS, MangoMap, ArcGIS, … etc A group of 6 small towns in Belgium wants to ...
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Shapefile - problem with number of points in LinearRing

I am new to shapefiles and I've got a bit lost. I am trying to plot pooling sections in my region (Madrid) with different colors. But I get Error: IllegalArgumentException: Invalid number of ...
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Can WMS services share shapefiles?

I'm unfamiliar with the WMS data transfer but all the sites that I have connected through using WMS in QGIS only provide raster data. Is it possible to share a shapefile through WMS? If so do ...
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Managing multiple dates in single column of shapefile using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have data example an organizations, which consists sl.no, name of organization, facility type, latitude, longitude starting date of facility.My problem is for particular facility i had two or more ...
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How do I use filters on multiple layers in Kartograph?

I am trying to create a map of the continental US and Puerto Rico using Kartograph. I am using the shapefiles from Natural Earth, and I obtained the filter keys from the column headers of the DBF ...
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Complex Shapefile Compression Advice

I'm looking for some advice on how I can simplify this very detailed shapefile to ultimately be used for the web (as topojson) as a interactive heatmap. It was originally created from a raster file ...
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Making shapefile from Pandas dataframe?

I´d like to construct a shapefile from a Pandas Data Frame using the lon & lat rows. I have got a csv file and I process it with pandas to make a data frame which is easier to handle Is it ...
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Can't plot polygons with R and ggplot2

I am new to shapefiles so I maybe ask some stupid questions, sorry. I want to plot a map of my region, with colour filled polygons using R. I have downloaded municipal (lines) and province (polygons) ...
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Cropping a Shapefile into a Rectangular Box with Python pyshp

Using 'pyshp' I am hoping to reduce the set of US highway shapefiles to only those in Puerto Rico. The idea is very easy since I only need those pieces which fit into the window. >> import ...
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How to export Extent as shapefile from multiple shapefiles using OGR?

I want to export EXTENT as Rectangular shp file from multiple shape using OGR2OGR?
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Joining shapefiles based on FID in QGIS [closed]

I want to join shapefiles (or a shapefile and a data file) based on their mutual FIDs and can't see the FID in the "Target Field" dropdown on the join form. I believe this is a basic need to have ...
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Extract data from netcdf using a shapefile polygon in python

I need to subset data from a NetCDF using a specific shapefile. The data are sea surface temperature and ocean color at 1/4 degree resolution. I have 4 polygons describing the US. Northeast ...
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How to convert points shapefile with a designed attribute containing Z values to a 3D shapefile

I need to write a C# program which would convert points shapefile with a designed attribute containing Z values to a 3D shapefile. Any suggestions how to do it? I use ArcGIS 10.2.
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“Topo to Raster” tool for QGIS?

is there any analogue of the ArcGIS "topo to raster" tool in QGIS? I need to creates surfaces from shp for some cases from points and for some from lines and this instrument is very convenient.
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Losing polygons when importing shapefile in GRASS

I have a complicated mapinfo .tab file of wildland urban interface zones. They are represented as polygons. I am importing into GRASS using the following command: v.in.ogr -c dsn="C:....path" ...
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Complexity of US 5-Digit Zip Code Boundaries from Scratch?

Does anyone have any idea how difficult it would be to create 5-digit zip code boundaries from scratch? Let's suppose you start with a good outline of the US. Where would you source the fundamental ...
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How to do select by attribute in Petrel

In Petrel, after importing the shp file, I can see attribute table andselect the features I want to display just clicking by check box of each one, but I could not find any icon to select objects with ...
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How to combine/merge *.lul files to shape format?

I got multiple files, say 2500, I never heard about lul files before. anyway I visualised it in QGIS after number of attempt in Autocad map 3d and ArcGIS. it is basically like Basemap:Road,parcels, ...
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Extracting difference between two massive shapefiles using QGIS?

I have two massive shapefiles and I need to create a difference shapefile output between the two. I have a layer where I have satellite coverage (orange) and then a layer where I have high resolution ...
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What does it mean that shapefiles are “mostly” open specification?

Esri Shapefiles are commonly considered the standard format for GIS vector data. I noticed on Wikipedia and the OpenStreetMap wiki it is noted (emphasis mine): The shapefile format is a popular ...
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Batch convert tab files to shape files

I've seen several questions asking how to convert .tab files to .shp files in qgis mapinfo etc, which is what I'd like to do. However I have several files and I was wondering if there was a tool ...
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ArcGIS saving blank file while using ArcPy to join shapefile and Excel table?

I'm working on a project that utilizes ArcPy to join a shapefile and a excel file. This join takes information from the excel file and creates a map that highlights certain areas different shades of a ...
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How to have newly added lines split existing lines where they intersect, using QGIS

I have a line shapefile where the lines form a closed polygon. Using QGIS (2.8 on OSX 10.7) I would like to add lines to the layer, basically splitting the polygon into quadrants. Then, I will need ...
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Export to shapefile error in QGIS from POSTGIS table

I am attempting to export a postGIS layer to a shapefile in QGIS 2.6.1 Brighton. The table has 244,674 rows. The data displays perfectly well in QGIS but when I attempt to export to shapefile I get ...
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City shapefile for free

I am looking for a simple point shapefile which indicates where the cities of the world are. I cannot seem to find one which is free of charge and meets my requirements. Ive got this one: ...
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How to divide an SHP entity?

I want to divide a unique entity of SHP to multiple entities The picture bellow shows a selected entity with area = 993ha My objective is to divide this entity to multiple entities where each area is ...
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How to merge a table and a shapefile in FME

I am testing the trial version of FME 2014 in order to make sure I can build some workflows on it. If its possible then we plan to proceed with buying a license. Right now I have build a workflow ...
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ogr2ogr converting ESRI shape to Mapinfo interchange

I'm trying to convert .shp files to .mif files on Ubuntu Linux using ogr2ogr: "ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo file" -dsco FORMAT=MIF mprec.mif mprec.shp" I don't get any errors but when I open the resulting ...
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Is it possible to look at the contents of Shapefile using Python without an ArcMap license?

I wondered if it is possible to look at the contents of a shapefile using Python without having and ArcMap license. The situation is that you can create shapefiles from many different applications, ...
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Rasterize and union problem

i've done the union first and then rasterized it. But now i want instead of that, to rasterize each one and then merge it as one. How do i do that? I mean without the union first off. ...
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Transforming Visio polygon to shapefile?

I am a complete newb at this stuff and don't know what I don't know. I may use incorrect language. Essentially, I want to convert the shapes in a Microsoft Visio diagram into a shapefile. I pretty ...
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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 check if shapefile is empty using ArcPy?

I have a number of shapefiles in a folder but some of them are empty i.e. there are no rows within the shapefile. Is there a simple way to find those empty shapefiles using ArcPy?
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Using python elif syntax in Field Calculator to reclassify a range of values from a different field and populate a new field

I'm trying to use the Field Calculator with a python elif statement to reclassify values from a different field and populate a new field, and while I'm not getting an error message of any kind, I'm ...
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Connecting to lines, which are not spatially connected to each other, using FME?

I have a shape file, which contains lines. These lines are not spatially connected to each other. More specifically the end of one linestring has a slightly different coordinate from the start of the ...
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Combine multiple shapefiles python

I'm pretty new to working with shapesfiles. I'm trying to create a spatial index of addresses in NYC. I completed it using an rtree but have only done it for Manhattan. To complete the other counties ...
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MODIS image reprojection/ change coordinate system in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have downloaded Utah state shapefile in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_12N projection and also downloaded the MODIS image of the area (MOD09Q1) in .hdf format which has sinusoidal projection. the .hdf format ...
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Converting Shape Polyline-M to Polyline using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have some pretty old software that I am forced to use (no option). It's old enough that it doesn't recognize shape files of type Polyline-M, it only recognizes shape files of Polyline. I have a ...
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Ward maps for Indian Cities?

i am looking for maps or shapefiles of ward boundaries of cities in india, it has been arround three days since i have been searching for them, but got very few. Please help me if somebody knows ...
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How to export a shapefile through the Wikimapia API?

I am trying to download a kml file from Wikimapia containing information on quaters (districts), the very same information that is nicely available on Wikimapia. What I want to get at the end of the ...
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ogr2ogr latitute longitude conversion formats

trying to convert shape files into mysql tables. Able to create table and load data successfully using OGR2OGR. Only challenge I see is latitude/longitude is not exactly the same format as one of my ...
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Convert Shape Length Area Data to Latitude Longitude

I am attempting to import publicly available shapefile data from http://gis.utah.gov/data/boundaries/zip-codes/ into Tableau for a data visualization project. Unfortunately, the .shp file and .gdb ...
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Multi-geometry shapefiles

Since a shapefile can only contain a single geometry type (e.g. point, polygon, etc), how could I persist both? If I must create a shapefile for each geometry type, how can I pass them to a ...
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How to model a graveyard - one point per deceased or one per grave? [closed]

This is a continuation of my previous question about our project on how to economically get away with the implementaion of a graveyard in a GIS system… On the graveyard we can find Regular ...
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Find and Replace python script to replaces values in attribute table? [duplicate]

I am working on a stand alone script in python that will allow to me to specify a shapefile and being able to find a value and replace it with a new value. Does anyone know what code will allow me to ...
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How to convert GeomSHP to WKB

I have imported a point shapefile called site_locations.shp into a personal geodatabase. Now I'm trying to retrieve the data from the database using SQL: dbpath = ...
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How to crop Shapefiles in QGIS?

I need to clip a large and very detailed .shp file in QGIS showing environmental data similar to a temperature map. Is there something like the very simple crop tool alike in photoshop where you can ...
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creating many Shapefiles from from a single multi-polygonal shapefile using ArGIS tools [duplicate]

I have a country shapefile with many districts polygons which are administrative boundaries, I want to have a shapefile for each of the district, which tool in ArcGIS can I use to accomplish this
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Add or Import Metadata to a shapefile

Is there a way to add metadata to a shapefile in Qgis? I have the shape file and an xml metadata file and I want to import in shape file.