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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Why is QChainage not assigning linear referencing sequentially from start to finish?

I have a simple linear feature representing a pipeline that needs linear referencing every kilometer. When I add the specifics to the tool it runs fine but my result does not count sequentially from ...
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Performance problems using big points shapefile in TileMill

I've downloaded all the addresses in Italy from OSM and now I've a shapefile with more 514.000 points (16.065 KBbyte when zipped). I need to publish them with other geospatial information (points ...
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Which projection should I use to get my WMS service to work?

All of my shapefiles have exactly the same WKT. Using http://prj2epsg.org I have verified that EPSG:3059 has the same parameters as WKT definition of my shapefiles, so I'm using 3059 in my mapfile. ...
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How to count the number of data points in each area in QGIS?

I have a shapefile (.shp file) which defines a large number (several thousand) separate areas. I also have an Excel spreadsheet which contains a large number of data points. Each data point consists ...
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Geoserver WFS POST and format_options=PRJFILEFORMAT

I'm using geoserver (2.4.4) to provide users with shapefile downloads. Some of the software the shapefiles are going to be used in requires .prj-files that follows the "ESRI-standard". A bit of ...
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How to open a shapefile using Python in QGIS?

I have tried to open my shape files with the help of a tutorial (http://spatialgalaxy.net/2012/01/27/qgis-running-scripts-in-the-python-console/) but unfortunately I couldn't open my shapefiles for my ...
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changing attributes or names of shapefiles

I am trying to join a subset of two similar shapefiles, one with states from the US and the second with provinces from Canada. The datasets are available here: shapefiles from Geocommons I noticed ...
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Most efficient way to batch clip in FME?

I have one large shapefile and 100 smaller shapefiles that are smaller areas within the large shapefile. Using the Clipper transformer, I want to clip the large shapefile using each of the smaller ...
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Shapefile output customization via WFS in Geoserver?

I'm running Geoserver 2.4 and I've created a layer that I'm using WFS to download as shapefile (or, rather a zipfile with shapefiles). This works fine, and a request like: ...
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R - how to create a pre-determined number of identical square polygons to use for a choropleth map?

I am trying to plot crime data density (again!) over a city map, say of NY. As a well known problem there are plenty of examples on this ...
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Valid values of mollweide projection in QGis

i just imported a vectorlayer (without any reference points) to qgis as mollweide projection to save it to longlat. What i am wondering about is a mathematical problem: Not every x,y coordinate on the ...
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Is there a QGIS bezier curve tool?

I'm a recent convert to QGIS but have been confused about the lack of support for drawing curved shapefiles, especially when Arc has almost too many. A lot of the work that our consultancy do is based ...
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How to extract zipped shapefile and check its shape type using arcpy module without writing on disk

I have a zipped shapefile saved on my disk. I want to extract it in memory and check the shape type. I'm using arcpy module and want to stick to only default modules comes with python installation. I ...
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Trying to view large shapefiles

Is there a way of viewing only a part of a shapefile in ArcGIS 10? At the moment if I try to add it the software crashes? Any help appreciated.
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QGIS how to add string field

I have a few point shapefiles. I want to merge them, but first give each point a certain type according to shapefile. How do I add a String field, all with the same word? (changing the field type ...
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Loading shapefile into CartoDB throws 2001 error?

I've been trying to load shapefiles (that are zipped in windows compressed folder) into CartoDB and I always get an error 2001. These shapefiles were exported out of an ESRI geodatabase (SQL Server). ...
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Looking for advice on getting GIS data into existing AutoCAD site survey

I've got a variety of GIS data from Albemarle County in ShapeFile and DWG format. I'm looking to get the topographic layers and property boundaries together with my existing site survey created by a ...
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Georeferencing Vector Layer (shp) from Mollweide Projection to Custom CRS in QGis

the title might be a little complex. Its part of a massive project: I'm working on a fantasy world; a map, to be more specific. I basicly just started to paint a world map in Photoshop, but over time ...
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How to query OSM for all beaches facing west? - QGIS preferred

I want to identify all beaches on this planet (or a given subset of it) that are facing westwards (+/- 20-30 degrees). My idea is to use OSM as the data source. Extracting all polygons that have the ...
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PostGIS automatically creating geometries after importing using QGIS DB Manager

I have a shapefile consisting of linestrings, in which some of the features have null geometry. Yet, after importing it to PostGIS, using QGIS' DB Manager, a geometry is created for those features ...
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How can I connect my point pattern shapefile with my polygon window in R?

I would like to do some spatial statistics in R. I have a point layer called '1983' that represents the distribution of one species, and a polygon layer called 'SA-R' that represents the study area. ...
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Persistent datum conflict error. Datums are the same

I'm clipping a number of features using other feature layers, and was careful to get everything into WGS84 beforehand, using what I thought were the proper datum transformations. Now I keep getting ...
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shapefiles for global border crossings

I am trying to find a shapefile or set of shapefiles that contain global border crossings. Basically, what are the points of transit between one country and another. Does anyone know if this data is ...
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How can I create a pdf map at a high resolution while still keeping the file size manageable?

I have numerous layers in shapefile format that contain a lot of data across a large area. I am trying to create a .pdf file that shows all of the area and I want it to be in good quality, so that ...
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A python tool like GNU's diff for shapefiles?

I often use the GNU diff tool to compare two files or even two folders for differences. I was wondering if there is a Python based tool out there that does basically the same for shapefiles? In the ...
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How to fix shape file projections

I have a project with several shape files. The files overlapping however. I have to go to unusable extents to even see the file on the same screen. I have tried using to project to as suggested here ...
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Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool? [duplicate]

I have downloaded this zipped shapefile of bus routes from the City of Houston data portal. I then performed these steps in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1: Extracted the shapefile from the *.zip Added this ...
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help with editing shapefile

I am not sure how this is done but I Have a shapefile with state borders for a country. What I would like is to sort of delete/dissolve the state borders and be left with only the country border. In ...
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How to get feature for a given bbox from shapefile by ogr

I have some features point,line,polygon with shapefile format, now I want to get features for a given boundbox, is it possible to remove the features out of the bbox? And for a polygon, I think it is ...
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QGIS: field calculator is not working with shapefile created manually

I have an issue the field calculator of GIS 2.2 field calculator. I've not encounter problem to update values with the field calculator (I'm using the $row_num function) if the shapefile was created ...
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Shapefiles for all the individual countries in the world [closed]

I'm searching for shapefiles that I can later convert into SVG (with something like kartograph.py). Essentially I'm just looking for the outline with (if possible) a dot where the capital is on the ...
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How to cut short a shapefile?

I have a large world map in a shapefile from which I need to crop a smaller region. I am planning to use in in java based simulation. How to do that? I am completely new to GIS world so can anyone ...
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QGIS Connection PostGIS and shapefile

I'm working on QGIS with a database created in PostGIS and a shapefile. Inside the database, I have geometry type data about location of some points, instead on the shapefile there some selected ...
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Opening .shp file under Add Vector Layer

When I try to open streets.ship file from the exercise data file downloaded for working in the Quantum GIS Training Manual, I get an error message: Invalid Data Source C:/Users/new ...
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Problem opening a shp in another application

I helped a colleague converting waypoints from a gpx file to a shape file. My colleague has only arcMap. I gave him the shp and when he opened it in ArcMap, it did not show anything in the attribute ...
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Problem with merging and dissolving a shapefile in R

I am migrating from ArcMAP to opensource GIS. I've succesfully installed R and many packages in a Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I am used to linux and programming in C, but not to R and its syntax. I am ...
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need help creating layer with geom type wkbGeometryCollection with gdal python

I am having trouble creating a layer with geom type as geometry collection. Thus I am unable to output to a shapefile. I have attached code below. dstLayer is null. This does not happen if geom type ...
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QGIS hides few graduated points after reopening project

I have a strange problem in QGIS 2.2 (problem is also present in QGIS 2.1). When I add a point (shapefile) layer, apply graduated style and change point size, everything looks fine. Then I save ...
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Error exporting data from Oracle to shp using ogr2ogr

I have an oracle table which I would like to query/make a selection. I would then like to export the selection to a shp file. I'm using gdal and ogr2ogr. Following the guidelines here and here I ...
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Creating a New Shapefile from Joined Access Table

I'm dealing with a very large amount of polygons. Once I join the land use access table to the parcel shapefile, it takes forever for Arc to draw the polygons. I'm trying to select all residential ...
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I want to make a table that displays shapefile information

I have a parcel I'm working with that has multiple layers laid over it. I'd like to make a table that displays various attributes of those different layers. For example, within that shapefile, I'd ...
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How to merge 2 shapefiles in ArcObjects

Using ArcObjects SDK for Java, I have the full path of 2 shapefiles: String in1, String in2, and I want to merge them using the geoprocessing tool Merge. I tried to several methods: ...
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How to add iteration in model to join fields from several shapefiles into final one?

I have one grid (Atl1x1.shp) to which I need to add 9 Fields from 9 different shapefiles which are also grids (that is, 1 column from each shp, all with the same name). These shapefiles have the same ...
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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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Import Shapefile into Existing Spatialite Table

I am working with a Spatialite database and a series of shapefiles. I have an empty spatialite table that has geometry and columns. What I would like to do is to load the shapefiles into the ...
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extract shapefile attributes from raster colors

I have two layers: a shapefile with states and counties (shp) a raster file (with colors and some text and borders, but not a perfect map) (tiff) I want to use the colors in the raster file to ...
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Why is POINT type layer not displayed correctly in my mapserver map?

I have 14 shapefiles from same source with the same WKT: PROJCS["GRS_1980_Transverse_Mercator", GEOGCS["GCS_GRS_1980", DATUM["D_GRS_1980", SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137,298.257222101]], ...
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Filter geojson or shapefiles

I'm trying to create a geojson file with a few shapes of roads from OSM. Now, I've been able to get shapefiles of the greater region (province) these roads are in from http://download.geofabrik.de/ . ...
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Android app: GPS Logger and POI recorder, with offline map

I am looking for a good app that can do one or many of my below listed requirements. They are listed with the most fundamental functions first. Preferably the app can do all of it, but it should at ...
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how do I reestablish all feature class references in mxd after their names change?

I have 200 shape files which have been named using an integer at the beginning of the name...i.e 01.03.shp 01.04.shp etc. They are all symbolized within an mxd document. I need to import these shapes ...