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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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 ...
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How can I export a route from Qgis Roadgraph plugin?

I've created a route with qgis roadgraph plugin, and I want to create a shapefile (line) from this. I've tried with export, and save as .shp, but the new shapefile doesn't show the line!
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Google API for Boundary coordinates

Is there any Google API (or any other) which can provide boundary information (i.e. Lat, Lng) for a particular location. Location can be a city, district or a region with in a city. For Example Dammam ...
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Unable to merge two shapefiles (created from text files) using ArcPy? [closed]

I am trying to merge 2 shapefiles together created from 2 text files. I am new to python and managed to get the textfiles into shapefiles, however, when trying to merge the two newly created ...
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Assign raster cells presence/absence values depending on whether polygon overlaps with cells

I have a raster of continuous numeric values. A certain portion of said raster overlaps with a polygon of interest. I want to know which cells overlap, and assign values to the raster's attribute ...
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Is there an automatic function in QGIS to package all shapefiles in a project for transferability?

In my project, I use a lot of geodata from different directories. Now I want to give the QGIS project to a colleague (eg on a CD). Is it possible to copy the shapes from different directories ...
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resize map and add points to it using R

I am working with spatial data UK. The map is plotted here. I want to resize the map and make it bigger and clear! here is my code LA <- readOGR(dsn =".", "infuse_dist_lyr_2011_clipped") ...
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Shapefile to KML Conversion Problems in QGIS 2.6.1 on Mac

I am currently using QGIS 2.6.1 on a Mac with OS 10.9.5. I am trying to export a shapefile using QGIS to KML format. I am having success with the export but the data is skewed halfway across the ...
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Shapefile Conversion to ERDAS Signature editor

I'm trying to run a supervised classification for an image. I was working with it in ArcMap and created some training data. I wanted to see if I could get a better result with Erdas Imagine using the ...
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Comparing attributes of two shapefiles in ArcMap?

I have two identical shape files of estonia. The only difference ist that the attribut table of shapefile1 has mean temperatures from the period of 1991-2000 and the attribut table of shapefile2 has ...
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Incorrect lat / lon conversion from utm

I used this website to determine that the SRID for my shapefile is 3857. Following that information, I used the shp2pgsql utility to convert my shapefile into the sql I need to insert into PostreSQL ...
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Extract raster data based on a polygon's attributes

I have a land use layer with a map of the United States overlaid on top. I'd like to determine the percentage of different land uses in each state. Would the best way be to extract by mask by using ...
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From hundreds of shapefiles to PostGIS with some kind of directory/file structure

We have more than 700 shapefiles which we will import in a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database. We want to use a single database to make joins on our tables without using foreign database wrapper. Our data ...
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Building footprints of Atlantic city, NJ

does anyone know where to get information of building footprints information on Atlantic city?
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Shapefile projection for Matplotlib Basemap

Preface: First time working with GIS data. I'm using python's Basemap library for overlaying data on maps. The tutorial I'm using includes a shapefile for London (london_wards.shp). I use the ...
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How to generate a tiled map from a spherical mercator SVG?

I'm not a GIS person; this is really just a side task, so I probably have terminology/strategy incorrect; I would ask that you please bear with me. I have the following requirements for a Qt-based C++ ...
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Creating ArcGIS tool that can run list of checks?

Is it possible to create a tool in Arcmap where by uploading a shapfile, the tool can run a various number of checks/tests (ie intersecting other shapefiles) and flags or highlights conflicting ...
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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 generate thumbnails from shape file and display them on my website?

I tried to generate thumbnails from shape file and display them on my website(using jsp).I had been read this and this question .Very similarity questions ,but I know nothing about python... Is ...
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GDAL in C++: Reading a ShapeFile

I am trying to use the GDAL Lib to read a ShapeFile (.shp). I followed the instructions of http://www.gdal.org/ogr_apitut.html - But it doesn't work! #include <gdal_priv.h> #include ...
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export list as shp in R

I have a list of coordinates with which i can create a path and I want to export this list as shp. I have "shapefiles" package but I didn't find the way to do this. Is there a way to do this with this ...
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Points shapefile resulting in MultiPoints table in PostGIS

I have a Points shapefile. When opened with QGIS, the type is 'Point' (right-click on the layer and check properties). When imported in PostGIS using pgAdmin III plugin 'PostGIS shapefile and DBF ...
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Does Re-Projecting ShapeFile only update content of *.prj file?

if i wish to change the projection of some shapefiles from .. lets say NAD83 (4269) to WGS84 (4326) ... and by using some 3rd party app .... does this mean the .prj file is only updated .. and not the ...
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Recovering layer (*.lyr) file that is missing shapefile?

Somebody in the office deleted a point shapefile that has a lyr file as well. How can I recover it? Is there a Script that allows me to recover it?
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Shapefiles are not being added to MXD using ArcPy?

I want to add a shapefile to an mxd document using arcpy but it generates the following error when used by adding script in arctoolbox import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") ...
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Bulk SHP/KML Processing Tools

I need to accomplish two things in bulk: Convert SHP to KML Modify the fill and outline color and opacity either of SHP or KML files What tools can you recommend for these two tasks? I've tried ...
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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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Extracting/Exporting coordinates from polygons (shape) to text?

Is there any well working way to extract the X and Y coordinates of a polygon from shapefile to some sort of text (preferably csv)? The whole process should be somehow done automated through a ...
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Unknown coordinates in Shapefile, projecting doesn't give expected results

I'm reading a Shape file (four files actually, .dbf, .prj, .shp and .shx) containing polygons representing certain areas in my neighborhood. For this I use C# and a library called DotSpatial. I can ...
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Convert shapefile to LonLat (R)

Just a small disclaimer: I don't have any background in cartography, hence I might have missed the answer to my question in search just because I didn't even know the keywords to look for. So, I am ...
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Shapefiles do not store times so how do I create time intervals for use in Torque?

I created a bunch of time intervals in a file geodatabase with the intention of using them in Torque to create an animation based on those time intervals. However I can't upload a .gdb to my ...
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Geometry to Shapefile

From importing the shapefile to postgis, its geometry is added to the database postgresql. The question, how can I load the shapefile in the Visual Basic.Net using the geometry in the database ?