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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QGIS and usage of ExportToKML()

I am trying to dump to a csv file the geometry (and attributes) of a shapefile, including a KML dump (using a python script as described in shp-to-csv) but I am unable to get the correct coordinates ...
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How to get a bbox selection of huge shapefile as GeoJSON?

I have a 4.29 GB Shapefile from which I want to extract features as GeoJSON, defined by a bounding box. This should be as fast as possible, because I want to use it in a web application. My first ...
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osm_id in a shapefile vs. the uid and id attributes in an OSM file

I'm parsing an OSM file using the Python package osmread. The entities parsed have the following attributes id, version, changeset, timestamp, uid, and tags. On the other hand, I have a shapefile, ...
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Free tool to convert .lpk to .shp file

I have a .lpk file from ESRI that I would like to convert to a shapefile. How can I do this, using only free software?
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Extract longitude and latitude from shapefile

I want to create a media wiki page with map option where polygon required the following format. What is name of this format and how can it possible to extract this format from shapefile? ...
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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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How to set symbology type and color based on data?

I have a point vector layer with several attributes in QGIS Dufour. One of them is satellite name, and the other is date. I want to display different dates with different colors (using some gradient) ...
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How to combine stacked polygons within a shapefile?

The image below shows my shp-file. Every polygon has the same transparent color. So a darker blue means, that several polygons are stacked! How do I cut every polygon with each other so no polygons ...
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QGIS vs. SVG export w area names

Salve a tutti, esiste la possibilità di esportare un file SVG (a partire dallo shapefile) che conservi però i nomi delle aree? In sostanza ogni tracciato chiuso dovrebbe avere il nome originale ...
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Problem Importing shapefile into postgresql with simple geometries

I have a Line Type shapefiles to be imported to postgis database on my postgresql, I'm using the SHP loader, I checked the "Generate simple geometries instead of MULTI Geometries" options so that the ...
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Was possibility to mix shape types in shapefiles (.shp) planned for?

For those who have in-depth knowledge of the definition of shapefiles and their file structure ... Why is each and every record header followed by the shape type of the record/shape when, by ...
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How to create static image file with geometries from shapefile using ArcGIS Online?

I'm trying to create static map images, including overlaid geometry features imported from a shapefile, server-side (in PHP if that matters), in order to use them in generated PDFs. We're using ArcGIS ...
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How to improve rendering performance of very large shapefile?

I have a polygon shapefile that has a 100MB .dbf and 500MB .shp file component. The reason it is so large is it is a landbase classification for a whole district. Everytime I am viewing the file in ...
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Writing shapefile metadata (shp.xml) programmatically

I want to write the Metadata for a Shapefile, which are saved in the ".shp.xml"-File. I know, I can look at and write those Metadata with ArcCatalog, but I want to do this programmatically. Is this ...
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Adding a GIS feature to existing database entry with QGIS

I've built a database with postgreSQL with tables, which include geometry columns. When I add some data to my non-geometry columns, I can see them in QGIS when I connect to my database using postgis. ...
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How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile?

How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a point shapefile? There are some somewhat optional requirements in addition to the correct creation of a shapefile: Column types (as per ...
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Export additional data with ogr2ogr

I am trying to import my ESRI-shapefile with OGR2OGR to an existing mysql table. This works fine but unfortunately only the featureID and the geometry data is exported. How do I add the labels of the ...
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Can we integrate Shapefile, Maps into MS-Geo Flow for Office 2013?

i used Ms-Geo Flow for office 2013. it is very good tool to visualize your Spatial data. I wanted to integrate shapefile , Border maps, Thematic maps for making better presentation. so my question is ...
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How to view attribute information in shapefile using QGIS? [closed]

I have a polygon shapefile (*.shp) and want to view its attribute data. How can I do this using QGIS?
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remove land area from marine region polygons

In my pursuit to merge multiple polygons for the purpose of calculating the surface area of marine species distributions, using shapefiles from Marineregions, I am now trying to remove potential land ...
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Field format lost when exporting events layer to shapefile - long field type converted to double

I have a MS Access 2010 database with about 80 000 records in it. It is point data for animal locations. I would like to bring this into GIS and project the data into lambert conformal conic. I am ...
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Open multiple hyperlinks in one point directly from QGIS?

I have an enormous shapefile and each point has about twenty different attributes. About five of these twenty are hyperlinks- is there anyway to open these directly from selecting a point in QGIS? ...
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How do simple statistics based on polygons?

Hi I have a shapefile from a city. I divided this shapefile into polygons (squares, majority). I would like to perform simple statistics in each square in a easy way, because it is almost impossible ...
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How to extract geo data out of a polygon shape file into csv kwt [duplicate]

I have a polygon shape file that contains all the neighborhoods in the Netherlands. My aim is to export the neighborhoods and coordinates to csv file (KWT). Without success I tried (with QGIS) these ...
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unionize intersections of merged polygons

[Updated quesion] I am using the following code to merged polygons from shapefiles for the purpose of calculating the surface area; library(maptools) library(rgdal) library(rgeos) #enter slots, ...
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How do i draw a route on Quantum GIS between nodes?

I have a requirement to trace path on the points present in the shapefile which is loaded in Quantum GIS. This should enable the user to specify their own routes within the present network. There ...
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need help to automatize report generation

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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Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario

I was wondering if anyone might know where I can download the rectangular administrative boundaries shown in the image below. I have highlighted one of them in red. On the image, you can see that ...
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How do I convert shapefiles and display them on top of Google Maps?

I generated a set of maps of my region. Each municipality has some associated data. I would like to overlay that data on a google map and display them in a website. (I don't like the flash format) Do ...
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How can I convert a csv file of WKT data to a shape file using QGIS 2.01

Is it possible to create a Shapefile directly from a csv WKT file in QGIS 2.01? WKT POLYGON(...) POLYGON(...) Save as shapefile doesn't seem to work. Thanks!
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shp2pgsql mangles date field — quotes data as if it were char or varchar

I'm attempting to import a shapefile into postgis via shp2pgsql. Among the fields in the shapefile's .dbf file is a date field with format yyyymmdd, which is a valid date format for postgresql. ...
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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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When trying to convert an .e00 file into a shapefile with ogr2ogr, getting “ERROR 4: This looks like a compressed E00 file”

When I ran this command: ogr2ogr topo.shp flowe86hyp.e00 I got this error: ERROR 4: This looks like a compressed E00 file and cannot be processed directly. You may need to uncompress it first ...
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Axis of rendered shape files not showing numbers that are latitude and longitude

I am using rgdal to render some shape file. The first is a set of building zones from NYC Open Data. The second is the NYC coast line from OSM. The Zone files seems to generally render an X axis ...
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PostGIS ST_Contains query returns null

I have a shapefile of all US States that I've imported into a table with a multipolygon geometry column. (SRID 4326) I perform a spatial query based on lat/lon to return the state abbreviation. This ...
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Which data format typically displays fastest? (ArcMap)

My organization is working on an application running on ArcGIS Engine. Previous versions of the application used primarily Shapefiles for displaying roads, parcels, buildings, etc. Since I was taught ...
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Bulk load multiple shapefiles into PostGIS

I've got over a hundred data layers in shapefile format that I want to upload into a PostGIS database. They are all in the same projection, but represent different data layers so they do not have the ...
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How to install Fiona to read Shapefile attributes with OSGeo4W?

I´m developing a plugin in Python and I need to read the shapefile attributes, so I found the Fiona API and dbfpy also but I don't understand how to install these packages because I install the QGIS ...
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error of data conversion value getting while importing shapefile in shp2pgsql-gui on ubuntu

Connecting: host=localhost port=5432 user=postgres dbname=tremblement_de_terre Connection succeeded. Connecting: host=localhost port=5432 user=postgres dbname=tremblement_de_terre ...
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How to change shapefile longitude from -180 - 180 to 0 - 360?

I have a shapefile of world countries, with longitude between -180° and 180°. How can I change the shapefile (eg. with ogr2ogr) for having longitude between 0 and 360°. Following OSGEO/Trac ...
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Convert shapefile to MIF programmally [duplicate]

We have a lots of shapefile (300+) which we have to convert them to MapInfo(MIF) format. I know there are some tools can do this manually, but I wonder if we can convert them by program? I found ...
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Convert shapefiles in nested folder to geodatabase

I currently have approximately six hundred old .mxds, and all the data source links are broken due to an upgrade in the GIS computer. In the past, all the spatial data was stored as shapefiles in ...
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OTB vector segmentation result is flipped

I'm using Monteverdi 2 to perform a mean shift segmentation on an image of an archaeological dig, to test the feasibility of automatic detection of elements. I've loaded the image in Monteverdi and ...
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How to load shapefile in Oracle Spatial

I am newbie to oracle spatial. I want to load shapefile into oracle spatial. I am using oracle 11g. I have already look at the following examples and answers ...
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How to post an existing shapefile datastore using cURL?

I read geoserver doc, and already Uploaded a shapefile to geoserver using cURL. But I can't change layer name by REST. So I think that there is another way to post a layer. If I can post an existing ...
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SpatialLite BulkLoad and Merge

Via the U.S. Census I have downloaded all of the census group shapefiles. These are approximately 19-20GB across 56 shapefiles. I want to merge these to do some testing. Clearly, shape file ...
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Help finding Postcode Boundaries for The UK, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Brazil? [closed]

I would be forever grateful for anyone's help finding current Postal Code shapefiles for any or all of these countries. Spain Brazil UK Ireland Canada Free is obviously better but because I may use ...
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Is it possible to insert note to remember the info of a project?

Sometimes I need to open an old project, and mostly I remember how it works (i.e. the structure, the formatting and so on) but sometimes not. At other times I open a project composed by a colleague ...
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Georeferencing a shapefile with ArcGIS 10.1

I have a shapefile with some polygons that I would like to superimpose to a raster image, but unfortunately they don't match perfectly due to the reference system the shp has been created with. So, I ...
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In an ESRI Shapefile, what is the “Record Number” field of each record header in the .shp file?

The shapefile specification (http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/shapefile.pdf) only says "Record numbers begin at 1." (page 5), which doesn't specify what the field actually is. As per page ...