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 to set right coordinate system?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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How to convert Shapefile geometries to WKB using OGR?

I got the geometry of a feature of the shapefile, and i want to save that geometry in the postgis (in WKB formats like it happens when we import shapefiles using shp2pgsql and psql commands). How do I ...
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How to encode shapefiles from LATIN1 to UTF-8?

Is there a way to encode shapefiles from LATIN1 to UTF-8?
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Error while importing shapefile using shp2pgsql: Coordinate values are out of range

I have a shapefile with 180 points. I'm using shp2pgsql-gui via pgAdminIII. This is an error it gives me when I try to import shapefile. Failed in pgui_exec(): ERROR: Coordinate values are out of ...
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How to bypass 10 character limit of field name in ShapeFiles?

I'm exporting geometry with attached text attributes from oracle database to esri shapefile format (.shp) with Java and Geotools library. Attribute columns in our database have names with more than ...
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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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How can I import only a subset of the polygons in a Shapefile using QGIS?

I have a shapefile that is covering a huge area, with lots of polygons. The area I'm insteresting in is small and limited. Is there any way to only import (using "add vector layer") the polygons from ...
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How to create a routable road network from Ordnance Survey data?

I've been following the "Beginners Guide to pgRouting" in an attempt to create an in-house application that provides drive-time isochrones. I have a server, postgreSQL and PostGIS and pgRouting - no ...
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QGIS Layer Properties Field Tab

When I setup my layer properties I selected some of the attributes to be hidden on the Fields tab. I would like to change the EDIT WIDGET from hidden to a different function however some of them are ...
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How to script shapefile editing with open source tools?

I would really like not to disturb anybody and find my answer by a Google search, but I don't really know where to start. I have a .shp vector layer with several points on streets, each having a list ...
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How to fix Graphserver warning “osmdb has no edges!”?

I'm really new to GIS. I have some shapefiles data that I'm trying to import in graphserver. I'm doing: gs_osmdb_compile output3.osm output3.osmdb And the result is: WARNING: osmdb has no edges!. ...
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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 does this python function return a value of 0 in field calculator?

I am trying to calculate the percentage of a total which the median value makes. I have a column with the median column labelled (i.e. 1st,2nd,3rd,4th column is median), the columns of values and the ...
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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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Setting up WMS with PostGIS, MapServer and Apache

I am trying to setup a web map service (WMS) for rendering a few shape files that I have stored in a PostGIS database. I decided to use MapServer for rendering engine and has installed it on my Ubuntu ...
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Why does collapse dualline to centreline only create an outline of the dataset?

I'm trying to collapse all divided roads in one centreline and to integrate any other spurs or errors in the dataset to create one set of centrelines. I have used Merge Divided Roads but it leaves a ...
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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.
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Which Windows GIS editors support the creation of 3D shapefiles besides ArcGIS with 3D Analyst?

I need to find and easy and affordable way to generate 3D linear shapefiles in Windows so one of our users can inspect our tool. We incorrectly assumed that he had 3D shapefile source data available ...
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How to load OSM data into PostGIS preserving all Tags?

I am new to the field of GIS and am trying to view source tags in OSM. I have downloaded the shapefiles from http://downloads.cloudmade.com and have loaded them into Postgres. When I view the data, I ...
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Add shapefile from a local file to a JS API map

Using ArcGIS.com's Map Viewer it's possible for the user to add a local shapefile to the map, using an Add Data approach. Is it possible to add this functionality to an ArcGIS Server map built on ...
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Reordering polygon shapefile permanently?

I've written a script which produces a polygon shapefile of the extents of all the thousands of rasters in our library. I want to organise the FID so that the files with the largest extents are on the ...
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exporting lat/long points from shp file gives crazy results

i downloaded a shape file from the dept of city planning of NYC I use shp2pgsql to create a table (nybb) I use http://prj2epsg.org/search to determine my srid is 2263. which i then set. select ...
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How to aggregate points with same value into polygons from a shapefile using GDAL or any other opensource solution

I have a shapefile with around 19,000 points. Its basically export from a raster. No i need to extract polygons, by aggregating the points which have same value.The field who's value i am going to use ...
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ArcGIS 10 creating a shape file from current dataframe extents in layout view

Where is the tool for this? Have looked around and the closet thing i can find is Toolbox's Grid/Strip Map Index tools under Data Drive Pages. I just want to be able to create a single polygon ...
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Convert FeatureLayerClass to shape file error : Item not found in collection

so following this link http://edndoc.esri.com/arcobjects/9.2/NET/91e3e8a0-d355-43d2-a201-0a8ceb719334.htm I am able to convert my featureLayer into a shape file and export it. However, some how for ...
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How to reproject spatial data using free libraries?

How can I use free libraries to transform spatial data? For example, I want to change the projection of a Shapefile within the code of my C# web application. How do I do that?
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How do dissolve polygons from shapefile using open source tools?

In my current project I'm visualizing data on a map representing some values for each administrative areas of a country. I'm given a shapefile of this country, which I'm converting to GeoJSON for use ...
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How Can I Correctly Transform (Unproject?) from LCC

I am a complete n00b when it comes to GIS, so please bear with me. I started out by posting here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6963991/how-can-i-transform-the-coordinates-of-a-shapefile . In ...
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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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What is the hierarchy of features in ArcGIS? Is it different in other software?

first post - new to GIS. My understanding of shapefiles is that they are (contain?) featureclasses, that contain features (points, polylines, polygons). Is there a clear hierarchy for these files. ...
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Having problems with joining an excel table to a shapefile in ArcMap

I have a shapefile of lower layer super output areas (LSOA) for England and Wales and I have a spreadsheet of the indices of deprivation for each of the LSOA's in England. I want to join the ...
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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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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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How to change the unit of measure from degrees to meters in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on windows, and I donwloaded a shapefile of census block group boundaries from TIGER. This file appears to be in the WGS 84 coordinate system, and when I open it in QGIS the ...
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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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Kicking someone off a shapefile in ArcMap

I have ArcMap open, and someone else has the same shapefile open as me. How can I kick them off so that I can edit? I get the following error message: "Unable to save edits, cannot acquire a lock"
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Free tool to convert ArcGIS layer package (*.lpk) to shapefile (*.shp)?

I have received a *.lpk file from Esri's ArcGIS platform that I would like to convert to a shapefile. How can I do this, using only free software?
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How to clean such a bad shapefile for routing ?

I am trying to clean a shapefile to make it usable for routing with pgrouting, postgis, postgresql. Here an intersection, it seems to be connected but when we zoom …. It is not: Same here : ...
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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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How to change projection and show latitude / longitude in QGIS?

I am new to QGIS and pretty ignorant with the subject, but I want to be able to see the latitude / longitude of a point (with a mouse click) in Quantum GIS. I imported a shapefile (roads of finland ...
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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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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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From a shapefile, copy specific rows (defined by a separate table) to a new shapefile

I have a polygon shapefile of origin zones. I also have a polygon shapefile of destination zones. I also have a table that lists origin-destination pairs. I would like to create a multi-part ...
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Coords not aligning

The two shp files are not aligning like they should (note the img). The layer and the two shps all have the same coords - NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Dakota_North_FIPS_3301_Feet The surface shp came ...
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How to transfer data from spreadsheet into shapefile?

I am looking at Deprivation in the UK and there is some good data in the form of spreadsheets on this website http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/indices2010 I would like ...
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How do you determine a shapefile's charset?

Is there a way to determine the charset used for a given shapefile?
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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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are there any shapefiles for a simple road network of the UK that are similar to what you would find on google maps?

I wish to add a shapefile to ArcMap that displays a road network which is similar to what you may find on google maps. I dont require a detailed ordnance survey map, just the roads
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How do you search for a particular attribute from the attributes table?

I am working with a postcode shapefile which has over 8000 attributes and wish to search for particular attributes without having to scroll through thousands of others, is there a way of searching and ...
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Fastest spatial storage format?

I am wondering what storage method will result in the fastest reading of the map vectors for rendering. SHP? PostGres? SQLite? (They do not change often and I do not need spatial functions for these ...