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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polygon shapefile R extract issues

I'm trying to do simple RF classification in R based on https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/39103/48810. The code I am using is as follows: require(sp) require(rgdal) require(raster) ...
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Script for Arcpy console Lock file gets removed

I am running a script via python console to batch add and calculate new fields of all shapefiles in the current dataframe. Sometimes, especially if I have more than 5 shapefiles to be processed, the ...
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Update shapefile name with layer name

I had a layer that I split by fields. The resulting files were given a name. I updated the names of the resulting layers in QGIS but have realized that the shapefiles have not been updated ...
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Install the Pgadmin3 shapefile importer plugin on a Mac(10.8)?

I'm new to GIS related things and I'm setting up a Postgre/Postgis database for geospatial queries. I'd like to import various shapefiles into the database and I found that Pgadmin3 has a shapefile ...
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Incorrect Acreage QGIS 2.6.0

I have six polygons, all of (fairly) similar size. The first one is 8 acres, the others are obviously wrong with 120,000 acres, and 106,000 acres and so on. I am calculating with the field calculator, ...
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Loading shape files from a read-only drive

Never had a problem with that, but after updating to ArCGIS 10.3 I cannot load shape files from a read-only drive. The error message says: Error opening feature class FDO error: -1 [nnn.shp] FDO ...
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Tab delimited and shape file [closed]

I have a tab delimited file and a shapefile which demonstrates the forest areas an area. When I open them in a project the shapefile covers the points of my samples. Is there a way to counteract this? ...
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Shapefile (dbf) to MySQL conversion? [duplicate]

Is it possible to convert the exported data of shapefile to MySQL? I want to use MySQL instead of dbf since dbf are prone to corruption.
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How to preserve text when converting from .dxf to .shp?

I have tried using dxf2shp converter in QGIS but the text in dxf file is being lost during the conversion process, despite selecting export text labels. I would be grateful if someone can help me ...
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What are the advantages either way between GML and Shapefiles?

After a good start many months ago of getting into GIS through QGIS, I had to drop what I was doing and did not touch it for quite some time. I am now able to get back into it and have a need to load ...
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US map shape distorted in QGIS

I am very new to QGIS and mapping. I am trying to load a US state map shapefile in QGIS. But the problem is it does not look like another US state map available on the internet. The upper part looks ...
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How can I identify lines that intersect a certain raster layer area?

How do I identify certain roads ( of a line shapefile) that intersect with a layer that is produced from the reclassify tool (for raster data)? I am trying to identify which roads specifically are in ...
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Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?

I have a polyline shapefile with about 20 kinds of roads. I would like to know how can I create automatically a vector file for each one. I am aware of how to do it using ArcGIS for Desktop - see ...
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Display big data set on Google Maps

I have a pretty large polygon shapefile (almost 1.5 million buildings) that I want to display in Google Maps. As the KML would be far too big, I have to create tiles, right? I don't want to host my ...
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unable to catch exception in opening a shape file geotoools

I am loading a shapefile where .shx file is missing i am getting the following error. I am unable to catch this exception please help me. error log Could not open the .shx file, continuing ...
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Importing shapefile into PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

enter image description hereI'm completely new to PostgreSQL and PostGIS. I finally got both installed and have the PostGIS extension installed. I'm running the PostGIS shapefile import manager. I ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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Migrating Data to Another Database whit FDOToolbox

I want to migrate my data (Shapefile) to a PostgresSQL using a FDOtoolbox , i searched a tutorial for that but i dont found it . can any one explain the steps to do for migarte the data from a ...
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when displaying shp file some layers lost in QGIS

When the export dxf file from autocad to turn dxf files into shp file and then displayed in QGIS , ask why some layers lost. These layers are massive icons . For example, the icon of the valve .
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What's the difference in these two shp files?

I'm trying to plot points on these maps in R, with points from "Coordinates" in the same folder. The WL.shp plots fine with the data, but the NG.shp (which should only be larger and of the same area ...
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crop shp file leads to different results for same extent

I cropped a shapefile to a smaller extent (my AOI - area of interest) - to work with a reduced working directory. During my workflow I rasterize the shapefile. Here is my problem: I saved both of my ...
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Create an interactive map in java with shapefiles [closed]

How can I Create an interactive map in Netbeans by using a shape file of world map? Which of below options are suitable? OpenLayers, OpenStreepMap, GeoServer and WMP? How can them help me? Thank you. ...
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Don't display records with null values

I have shapefile with 4000+ points and I would like to display only records that have values greater than zero in a specific column. How do I stop ArcGIS from displaying all records including those ...
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How to connect points by lines?

I have a .shp file, where I want to connect all points (approx. 100) by lines. I have a data field with the order (i.e. 1, 2, 3, ...). I have tried PointConnector and Points2One, maybe I am using ...
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Using FME, Is there a way to transfer Metadata from an SDE FeatureClass to a Shapefile (shp.xml)

Is there a way to transfer, using FME, the metadata from an SDE featureclass to a shapefile?
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Preserving metadata after processing shapefiles

This is really my first time working with metadata and I just have a few concerns in regards to it. Hypothetically, if I were to merge two shapefiles together and then, explode them back to ...
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SKD GXP : Export a selected area using drawbox to a shape file

I'm tryning to export a selected area using DrawBox.js to 'shape-zip'. So far I've found https://github.com/bartvde/sdk-export-app which will export features at a node, not an area. Is there any ...
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Multiple polygon to shapefile in XYZ format

I have an array of gridded data in XYZ format. I am trying to write shapefile (*.shp) file with multiple polygons with the pyshp python libraries. I am able to make it for only one polygon with the ...
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Converting File Geodatabase feature classes to shapefiles in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm attempting to convert File Geodatabase feature class into a shapefile. I found the help for ArcGIS 10.1 (my version) for Desktop and it tells me: 2.On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars ...
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NGO library Removal

NGO library is not available anymore, thats where my question comes in, those objects at bottom in code section, mean nothing because there is no reference for them in arcobjects v10.. this is what ...
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Single polygon shapefile to multiple polygon shapefiles [duplicate]

I created a single shapefile that contains multiple polygons by selection by location of the route I had and the ESRI USA counties polygon layer to give me the counties that were in the area I was ...
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Cannot convert csv file into point shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I can import my large csv file into ArcGis Desktop and I can view it in Catalog and everything looks fine. When I go to 'create feature class' it does not recognize the column that I need to use for ...
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Best practice for a group working on the same shapefile, with open source tools

We are a small (~5) group working on a single, shared shapefile. The current workflow is that each one of us does the editing on a designated attribute field, on his local copy, then exports the ...
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Shape file fails to import into Google Earth Pro

My shape file fails to import into Google Earth Pro. Is the map projection of my shape file to blame? When I heard Google Earth Pro was now free I thought it might be a good tool for non-GIS people ...
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Clipping a raster layer with a shapefile on mac

I am trying to clip a raster layer using the raster clipper function. However, for some reason this is not working for me and I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere. I choose my raster ...
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Adding turf.js polygons from shapefiles?

I'd like to know if there is any tool I can use to import polygons from a shapefile. Is there any way to import a feature class in turf format or I should use GeoJSON?
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ITV zone shape file

Where can we get ITV zone shape files for the UK? I need to create filled maps using this data. thanks for your time.
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Downloading data after clipping

I have an issue with downloading data from GeoServer after clipping layers: 1. I can download vector layers as GeoJSON and GML, but cannot download as shape-zip: file becomes corrupted; 2. I cannot ...
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Representation of precipitation data

I have an excel sheet of precipitation data of each month of some districts. I have also the shapefiles of these districts. How can I represent this data in these shapefiles.
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QGIS 2.6 How to create a shapefile from an excel file?

I am using QGIS 2.6.1 and have worked in an Excel file database (which was actually converted from a Shape-File). I have managed to convert it as CSV file and load it into QGIS (displays data fine) ...
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QGIS exporting attributes in a KML file

Here is what I am doing: Create a layer by uploading a shape file into QGIS Select Attributes of that file Export selected attributes with the "save only selected features" check box when I save the ...
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Is there a QGIS alternative for ArcMap's Append (to Shapefile) Data management tool?

Is there something out there for QGIS that is similar to the Append Tool in ArcMap? Reason I am looking: I am currently working on a storm drainage project that involves GPSing Storm drain lids. My ...
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How do I create a shapefile of self-defined zones, using clusters of zip codes (ArcGIS)?

I have 6 zones in the United States that I defined by clustering all US zip codes. I now need a shapefile that depicts each of these zones in a different color. Here is an illustration of what I would ...
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Trying to split a complex shapefile by australian states

Im trying to work with a 1:1 mill scale shapefile of the geology of Australia. When the whole lot is loaded in to QGIS (over 200,000 polygons) it will freeze and go to slow to work with. Ideally i ...
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Vector Layer Symbology Export?

When programmatically creating / saving a QgsVectorLayer - implementation of the ExportSymbology functionality does not seem to exhibit the implied effects. Does such a command not indicate that the ...
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Computing population exposure

I am new to ArcMap. I have polygon layer, which represents buildings, and each polygon has number of inhabitants in Attribute table. Then, i have a layer which shows noise levels in the area, ...
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How can I create a spatially aware multipatch shp-file with autocad map 3d?

I have a dwg-file with 3d buildings. What I need is a multipatch shp-file. The dwg is already georeferenced.
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QGIS Polygon overlaps on “Merge Shape file”

I am trying to merge two polygon shape file in QGIS 2.6.1. One is older one with all state boundary, which I have (.shp, .shx, .prj, .dbf). New one is downloaded from WEOGEO (.shp, .shx, .prj, ...
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Batch load multiple shapefiles to Postgis

According to the shp2pgsql help, the options drop, append, create and prepare are mutually exclusive. So, if I want to create a table from a shape and then append multiple other shapefiles, I do ...
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How to extract data from a polyline layer in a specified area(Arcgis)

I am trying to extract data from a polyline layer within set radii of preselected sites. I have extracted other data from rasters using the Sample tool and rasters of the area of interest. I would ...