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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Combining many individual precipitation shapefiles to show by year in ArcMap?

I have 10 years of each year precipitation in shapefiles and would like to combine them into one to show years in ArcMap layer. Do I need to use the append or union ?
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Show raw bytes that make up an attribute in a shapefile

I am processing shapefiles, and I'm trying to track down an encoding problem. I want to check the raw bytes of an attribute to see if this shapefile (and hence the step that created it) is the source ...
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Points In Attribute Table Will Not Display In Data View

I am using ArcMap 10.2.2 and opening a shapefile of points. My issues is this: the points do not appear in the data view. In other words, I cannot view the points in the display where they usually ...
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Displaying polylines in different color / Color gradient

Though i am using QGIS, yet I am not confined by tool (can use an entirely different tool or a plugin for QGIS) usage.. Only aim is to get the following: I am reading various shapefiles in QGIS and I ...
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shapefile for mumbai area or section wise

I am working on a project in which i need to plot data on Mumbai city map section wise or area wise but i am not able to get Shapefile for the same. Can anyone please provide me the link where i can ...
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Diverse values to one field for soil analysis

I have soil analysis data in an Excel table. For one analysis point there are values at three depths. Besides the Excel file I also have a shapefile with the points to which I want to add the soil ...
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How to get the layer name with a arcpy code

Using the FeatureToPoint tool I've having difficulty calling just the name for file without the extension or path. Here is the part of the script that I'm creating that Im stuck on. eg. ...
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ArcGIS Online : 'Unable to import this shapefile (a is undefined)'

After saving a shp file from QGIS I get this error adding the shp to ArcGIS Online: 'Unable to import this shapefile (a is undefined)' I tried saving in different projections (WGS1984 (EPSG:4326), ...
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How to use shapefile in QGIS on Debian?

I am extremely new to GIS and I just received a shapefile, as a zip file that includes the following files: filename.SHX filename.SHP filename.prj filename.dbf filename.cpg but I am not sure how I ...
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error converting shapefile to geoJSON with Ogre online tool

I am using on online tool built with ogr2ogr to convert shapefiles to geoJSON: http://ogre.adc4gis.com/ It's worked well except for one shapefile, and I can't see why... The shapefile has only six ...
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How can I draw a Line on a Shapefile?

I have a problem, in Java I can draw points on my Shapefile, but I don´t know how to draw a Line. I found the SimpleLineSymbol, but don´t know how to use it further. My first try was ...
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how to convert shp and gis line and raster data to autocad (dwg or dxf) in QGIS or GRASS

I am trying to find out which is best free GIS program with ability to convert shp and line and raster files to files suitable for autocad (e.g. dwg and dxf). I have QGIS and GRASS. I get an error ...
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Troubleshooting a few missing shapefiles on Google Fusion Tables

I downloaded a set of election precinct shapefiles from the Clark County Nevada website and converted them using shpescape.com into KML files for Google maps. Now I'm trying to troubleshoot why a few ...
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Converting pre-ADF coverages to current shapefiles?

I have a set of old coverage files, published at 1995-1996 in a CDROM by an official mapping authority. They were, therefore, made with ArcView 1.x and don't have the ".adf" extension. The files that ...
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Script to convert a shapefile to an OSM poly file on WIN 7?

Is there a commande line tool running on WIN 7 which is able to create OSM poly files (polygon filter file format) from shapefiles? The tools listed here do not seem to fit my needs. The only ...
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shape file is not getting added on open layers web mapping application

I am trying to add a shape file which is already on IIS SERVER.it is returning the error code 0x805e0006. When I am trying to open this shape file url in browser it is not getting downloaded also.From ...
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multiple shapefile export to kml

I 'm new in Python script and i want to export shapefiles in the folder as the kml file with define layer files. for single shapefile it work perfectly refer below script. But I want to export 4 ...
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“Phantom” features showing up in QGIS 2.4

I tried searching for this, but am unsure exactly what my problem is. I am using QGIS 2.4 on Windows 8.1. I have a project in which I have been digitizing from OpenMaps. Last night I was doing some ...
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How can I export data containing umlauts from PostGIS to shapefile, without losing the umlauts?

I am exporting my Finnish (Finland) data from PostGIS to esri shapefile. I am using the PostGIS Shapefile Import/Export Manager and I don't see any way to specify the encoding of the shapefile's ...
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Shapefiles - Polygon type - is it in fact multipolygon?

I'm wondering about the ESRI shape file with shape type 5. When reading the spec I see that "A polygon may contain multiple outer rings.". Does this mean that these outer rings must be combined to ...
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how to allow null values in a feature-layer

I'm using ArcDesktop 10.2. I have 30 x,y locations that have 20 fields of numeric data, stored in an Excel spreadsheet. Some cells have no data, and I want those cells to be represented as null values ...
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How i can have the same xMin,yMin for vector files in Qgis 2.4

i have a .shp file(polygon) in EPSG:2100 - GGRS87 / Greek Grid and an other .shp(points) in the same system(EPSG:2100 - GGRS87 ) but different xMin,yMin. The first has xMin,yMin 583309.00,4152885.94 ...
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How to link a shapefile with points to a shapefile with lines?

I have a shapefile with points (nodes) and a shapefile with lines (pipeline) which I have extracted from a water distribution network. I have been able to transform the points into the right ...
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How to save time without date in shapefile's DATE filed using ArcGIS 10.2?

I am trying to save a time in a shapefile's DATE field (without a date, because shapefile can only store something one simultaneously - date or time). I use field calculator with PYTHON parser. I am ...
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Slow in zoom, pan

I am working on GIS tool but it is very slow when try to zoom, pan or open attributes. can any one suggest is there any way to make it fast?
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Public GIS data for lots within sections of township and range for NM, USA

Anyone know where to find a publicly available shapefile/fc of lot divisions within sections for township and range of New Mexico? I've been to several government websites that offer this type of ...
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How to create dynamic maps based on updated attributes in SHP file

I am novice GIS'er. I can create maps and do basic transformation of the SHP file using QGIS. I also succesfully applied formatting based on attributes. I am able to add new attributes to SHP file in ...
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Why does ArcGIS Online project my files right where they should be but, ArcGIS for desktop does not

When loading shapefiles into Arc Map 10.2.2 I get the message saying "unknown spatial reference", then my files are not projected where they should be and are usually too small to see regardless how ...
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How to convert points shapefile with a designed attribute containing Z values to a 3D shapefile

I need to write C# program which would convert points shapefile with a designed attribute containing Z values to a 3D shapefile. Any suggestions how to do it?
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Region partitions (shapefiles) comparison in ArcMap 10

I have 2 shapefiles, in each file the region is divided into zones. Each zone from 1st ("large") file is "almost" a union of a few zones from 2nd ("small") file. Specifically, for each union in ...
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How to create a Network Topology in a shapefile that contains only nodes(geometry points)?

I want to use pgrouting with the shapefile but when I use : alter table network.publictransport add column source integer; alter table network.publictransport add column target integer; select ...
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SHP, SHX and DBF files became empty (zero byte) overnight on QGIS

This literally happened overnight. I was working on a shapefile in QGIS 2.4 last night but my files (SHP, SHX and DBF) all become zero byte this morning. Has this happened to anyone before? How ...
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How to set feature coordinates to values in attribute table?

I have some shapefiles that were produced programatically, and everything came out okay EXCEPT that the geometry information was not written correctly. The coordinates for each feature are null. ...
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Is it possible to render a large number of shapefiles to a pdf document using Python?

I'm extremely new to GIS, and recently made a map by loading a bunch of shapefiles into QGIS using a python script. However, it took 15 mins to scroll in or out on the image, and the pdf export ...
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Geotools create/save shapefile has no geometry information

When I create and save a shapefile in GeoTools, then open it in ArcGIS or QGIS, it doesn't show up on the map, even though the features are there in the attribute table (and all attributes I added ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of hexagons that covers the world?

I'd like a persistent .shp that covers the world in hexagons (preferably of a decently small area)–does anybody know where I could find something like this, or perhaps what software I could use to ...
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Convert Layer to Shapefile without losing Feature definitions

I have created a worldmap with custom defined Features, representing State/Zip-Code sales areas. I want to convert them into a Shapefile, so I can convert the Shapefile into a polygon definition file ...
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What versions of dBase do shapefiles support?

I have been looking around like crazy, not finding any specification which versions of dBase shapefiles support (ESRI shapefiles). I found that GeoTools uses dBase III only, and Wikipedia says dBase ...
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Geoserver strange inverse polygon rendering

I found strange behaviour of rendering one particular polygon on Geoserver. Red polygon in the link. If you compare SHP data from ZIP file in some desktop software like QGIS and rendering from ...
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Fiona write crashes

I am trying to write a new shapefile with fiona but after creating the features, i keep getting this output after the program crashes: The program '[6668] python.exe' has exited with code -1073741819 ...
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Get shape file polygon attribute value at a specific point using Python (e.g. via PyShp)

I have a shape file comprising multiple polygons. These polygons have attributes. I am trying to write a script in Python that takes a co-ordinate point, determines in which polygon it falls, and ...
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Geotools shapefile and geotiff displaying problem in JMapPane

I'm trying to get a JMapPane to show up in a JPanel, but without success. Below is the JPanel instance containing the map. I am importing a geotiff and a shapefile layered in that order. Not only does ...
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Convert shapely polygon coordinates

I am trying to work with a shapefile using shapely, fiona and python. The original coordinate system is in latitude and longitude that I am trying to convert to state plane system. So I want an ...
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Creating new shapefile after merge operation using unionSpatialPolygons

I only recently started playing with shapefiles and R packages for manipulating them. I am looking at creating a new shapefile based on merged polyons by following this example, however, I cannot seem ...
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GeoJson based on shapefile : large coordinates

I'm quite new to GeoJson (for use with d3), and in need of some help. When I convert my available shapefile (.shp) with ogr2ogr to a GeoJson-file, the resulting coordinates are very big numbers (in ...
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Lossless conversion from shapefiles to XML/JSON/Text

I'm a software developer and I need to create a custom tool that imports ESRI shapefiles (shp + shx + dbf), manipulates the content and then exports new shapefiles. To avoid a complex binary reading ...
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Running Point To Raster has output coordinate system different from input?

I need to transform a DEM from a Point-Feature-Class (Shape) to raster (GRID). For that I'm using the tool 'point to raster' and it works perfectly. The only problem is that it seems to change the ...
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What is the area that OGR extracts from the (geometry) shp files for polygons?

The ESRI July 1998 technical documentation for polygon shapefiles at page 10 makes no mention of either area measures or length measures (apart from byte/record-layout matters). Yet OGR enables me to ...
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Algorithm to find the boundary grid points [duplicate]

Let us consider a set S consisting of a collection of grid locations (i,j),i,j=1,\ldots,n, in 2-dimensional gridded plane. Here the point (i,j) corresponds to a rectangular grid in the X-Y plane. ...
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PyQGIS: Speed up for adding features and attribute arrays?

Context: I'm writing a dynamic import tool for QGIS (2.2 to 2.5) with python. Datatype: Binary Datasets with environmental simulations from HPC which might contain millions of features and terabytes ...