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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How is the “place” determined for this Tiger 2010 shapefile address record?

In most cases, an ADDR.DBF record links to an EDGES.DBF record that links to a FACES.DBF record that links to a PLACE.DBF record that contains the place. Sometimes, the place key in FACES.DBF is ...
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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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Calculate stop times/distances of transport lines - tools and procedure?

I need to calculate stop times of bus lines (extrapolation) I have: Shape file with all stops shape file with control points where bus time was taken Shape file with all bus routes csv file with ...
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Using Google Earth Enterprise & ArcGIS platform together?

I have been fielded a few questions about Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) -which I don't know anything about, I'm having a time finding answers to the two following questions, which can probably be ...
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Error getting text attributes from shapefile with python / pyshp

I have a shapefile, containing only points in XY-coordinates and a string attribute for each point. I would like to read the coordinates and the attribute for postprocessing in python, but can't get ...
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Add polygons to existing shapefile in QGIS

I'm completely new to GIS and this is a very basic question about editing existing shapefiles. I am working off an existing shapefile which was digitized (by a colleague) so that polygons represent ...
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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

I'd like to ask whether there is a way to read greek fonts in a shapefile's attribute table within QGIS 1.8.0.
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Are there any open source Python modules compatible with arcpy that will allow complex SQL queries?

I am trying to handle string (non-geometry) duplicates in a large attribute table of a shapefile without having to convert to gdb and back or connect to a postgres db. I need to be able to use a count ...
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Is there a difference between projecting shapefiles then rasterizing & rasterizing shapefiles then projecting?

I currently have a project where I rasterize shapefiles into simple presence/absence (1 & 0) rasters and then add each one to a running total to create a total richness raster at the end. The ...
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Why does QGIS Simplify Geometries delete entire polygons?

I am reducing the size of a world timezone shapefile, http://efele.net/maps/tz/world/tz_world_mp.zip But at a 0.01 tolerance, entire countries disappear Anybody know a way round this? QGIS shows ...
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Create Shapefile with auto increment primary key in QGIS

Is there a way to create an auto increment primary key column when creating a new Shapefile in QGIS?
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Select 90% matching attributes

I have a shapefile (.shp) of 180k roads with information of street name. I need to do a Dissolve on that road network to make only one feature per name. But I have a problem by doing that task ...
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Importing a shapefile into Postgres: Can I use Multiple CPU Cores?

I'm importing some shapefiles into Postgres/PostGIS. I'm using Windows 8 and the shapefile importer/exporter GUI. It maxes out one CPU core. I'm wondering if there is a way I can use multiple cores ...
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How import a shapefile on-the-fly and have GeoServer render it instantly?

I am tasked with adding one feature to an existing app. It was built with OpenLayers and GeoServer. The task is to import a shapefile on-the-fly and have GeoServer render it instantly. However, I ...
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Postal areas for Germany? - Shape?

does anyone of you know how and where I can download postal area districts of Germany in shape files (download free of charge if possible). best regards desputin
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Spatial distance join between polygon and points using R?

I'm figuring out how to do a Intersection (Spatial Join) between point and polygons from shapefiles. My idea is to get the closest points and those points that match completely inside the polygons. In ...
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How to connect places (points) without crossing lines?

I have two sets of data. One with placemarks represented by blue dots in image below, and another set of geographic data with lines represented by grey lines. 1) For the first point in drawing, I'm ...
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Generating tiles for osm/esri shapefiles

I've generated tiles for OpenStreetMap .OSM files using Maperitive and quickly consumed them with leaflet (with no tile cache yet). I'm now looking for the right and simple way to do that also with ...
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GIS storage format for better performance - Android device

We have developed an android application which loads different eco-zones and does geo-fencing based on current GPS location. We have converted a shapefile to KML, then to JSON format, for loading in ...
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How to generate discrete areas from multiple, overlapping features?

I have a point dataset that I want to append some information from a polygon to. My polygon shapefile contains over 500 features. Whilst each of these features represents individual areas they are ...
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How to convert factfinder2.census.gov map data to KML?

I've downloaded a map from http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_P1 (limited to San Francisco census tracts), and I'd like to convert it to KML ...
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How to write Shapely geometries to shapefiles?

Can someone demonstrate a simple way to write geometry data-structures from shapely into shapefiles? I am particularly interested in polygons with holes and linestrings. It would also be beneficial to ...
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We sent Client Esri Files and Now they want to See Polygons

We are a voter list company. Every ten years new political boundaries are written for federal and state offices. All of the corresponding shape files are ESRI ready. One of our clients is getting ...
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How to change field length in QGIS

I have a shapefile I made in QGIS 1.7.4. One of the fields is a String of length 80. I'd like to make the field accept longer stings, but I can't figure out how to change its length. How do I do this? ...
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GIS file format for space and time data?

I need some advice with GIS file format choice. Here is my problem: I have about 100 stations. At each station water temperature is measured daily for 1 year I want to load this data to QGIS and be ...
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How to determine optimal windmill placement to maximize production?

How can I add automatically the maximum number of points (dots) with 6m diameter and 100m distance each point from other into an area. The dots will present the windmill base (6m) and I want the ...
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Adding new record with specific coordinates into shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to create a new point record in my shapefile. When I use the Create Features tool in the Editor tool, I can click anywhere on my map to create a point, but when I go into the attribute table to ...
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Calculating percent cover from shapefiles

I normally do not work with shapefiles, so I am a bit lost here. I have two shapefiles each with multiple objects. The first is a set of 32 polygons (each one is a plot). The second shapefile has ...
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Automating plan report generation using ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

i have shapefile that contains a lot of parcels "parcel has like fields (n° parcelle,proprietaire, cin) see picture : and i want for all parcels to generate this plan : take a parcel and ...
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GeoServer: Shapefile or PostGIS?

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. So, what is the recommended ...
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How to produce a singlepart featureclass with unique IDs for each spatially non-connected polygon?

What is the best method to convert a singlepart shapefile (i.e. one record that contains several non-connected polygons) into a mutlipart shapefile? --EDIT For clarification the original question ...
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Can we merge shapefiles with different geometries (point and polygon) to get a single layer which shows both geometries?

I want to merge two shape files in which one is of point geometry type and other is polygon type in order to get a single layer containing both points and polygon in a single map.
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ogr2ogr selecting features by attributes

I am writing a shapefile after some processing; however, in the final step I need to do some selection by attributes from the the shapefile. I am using the command in a shell with the aim of using it ...
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FME: Join attributes in text file with attributes in SHAPE file

I have a SHAPE file with points and different attributes - one attribute MyID. I also have a plain text file with several attributes - each in a separated column: MyID MyValue 1 A 2 B 3 C ...
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Where can I find a shapefile for the coastline of North America?

I am looking for a shapefile representing the coastlines of North America, such as something like this: http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata Does anyone have any suggestions?
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How can one execute an SQL script in field calculator in ArcGIS 10?

I am trying to transfer over row data from a table to columns in a shapefile table. There is a common "SA" variable between the two (i.e. the study area number) but there is more than one land use ...
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draw shp files or kml files on ipad?

I need to be able to draw a polygon in the field while the landowner is there to approve it. Is there an app that is easy to use so all of the field hands can operate it? I also need to be able to ...
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Why doesn't the split tool return any records in the attribute table?

I've been trying to split a large land use shapefile using a set of study area polygons as the split feature, but when the function finally finishes running (the land use dataset is quite large), all ...
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Fastest way to merge a feature

I am writing a arc engine application that can take a shapefile, and merge a set of polygons together. Here is the code that I am using to merge the polygons: private static void ...
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2010 Census Tiger County shp file with defined coastal land area

I am looking for a 2010 Census Tiger Shape file that hugs the coastline and doesn't include the ocean in county boundaries. I have a pre 2010 file that did this and I can't seem to find a 2010 ...
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How to access Shapefile metadata using OGR?

I'm trying to use ogrinfo to get some details on a shapefile I downloaded. Currently, the only way I know how to do this is to load it into QGIS and manually click around to find any information on ...
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How to know if shapefile is georeferenced?

I have a shapefile which is located in province in indonesia. it contains many sub-province if i removed sub regions inside a shapefile, and it leaves a small region, and my question is that small ...
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Postcode Shape Files for the UK

I am trying to find the shape files for postcode sector and districts in the UK. Specifically inside London. I know I can go and pay for these but I only really need to use them once. I want to ...
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Looking for a .NET Dijkstra component using Shapefile

I'm totally new to stackexchange and i'm in this beautiful informative place for one problem. I'm a .net programmer and i need to write a program that reads a shapefile and performs routing operation. ...
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Python: Combine multiple Shapefiles

i have got a lot of Point-Shapefiles (r20010101.shp, r20010202.shp, r20020101.shp...). Each of them has the same amount of points at exactly the same location. In a column that is named after the Date ...
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Converting feature class with domains to SHP file

I have a feature class which has coded value domain associated with it. The code and the description are different. For example, I have coded value domain for pipe diameter. For pipe diameter of 8" I ...
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Some objects missing after importing a .shp into PostGIS

I have a .shp file which I am trying to import into a PostGIS database using the "PostGis SHP and DBF Loader". This works smoothly but some (maybe 5%) of the records have an empty geometry field. (I ...
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Is there a standard for the specification of .prj files?

We use shape files for data exchange. I've looked at the .prj files: different programs produce different prj files. Is there a standard how the parameters must be specified in a prj file? AFAIK the ...
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How to get maximum value where two shapefiles overlap using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I'm trying to merge 2 datasets (both shapefiles, but I can convert them to raster layers if necessary) where the values are compared, and whichever is higher becomes the new value for the layer. How ...
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How to programmatically add shapefile to data frame in Arcmap

I have a toolbox with python script which creates a shapefile from JSON txt file, but it does not show the generated shapefile in arcmap, i have to add it from the output location. What code shall I ...