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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Merging ShapeFiles with QGIS for UK counties

I want to draw a map for all the counties of UK including North Ireland. Since I can not find a source of counties including both North Ireland and Britain. I try to merge two shapefiles with QGISfrom ...
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Adding Attribute data to shapefile?

I can display a shapefile in openlayers but I need to add some attribute data. I can open the dbf file in excel but there is no save as option in excel to the updated file as a dbf. What is the ...
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Why are these two shape files different?

Can someone please explain why these two shapefiles are different: Neighborhoods in Cambridge, MA ; and Water bodies in Cambridge, MA. In particular, I am having trouble working with the water ...
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Is there Data Loader for QGIS or Spatialite?

Is there a tool that works like the data loader of ArcGIS for QGIS (or via Spatialite )? To integrate data in a database or a shapefile without having the same structure (and the tool allows to ...
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Problem when converting sosi to shapefile with ogr2ogr on Linux

I am trying to convert a SOSI file (Norwegian geodata format) to a shapefile. I have set up gdal, but apparantly there is a lot of things that I dont have support for. When I do a ./configure, this is ...
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convert .shp to .gpx with selected attributes [duplicate]

I am working with QGIS 2.6/2.8 (1.8 is installed too). Right now I am planning an inventory and want to convert a .shp file to a .gpx including the Column "fid" from the attribute table. Is there a ...
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Graphical modeler in QGIS. I can't find a model [duplicate]

I'm a doing a tutorial for QGIS and at one point I have to use 'Join attributes by location' model but I do not find it in the Graphical modeler. Does it have to be there? I have to download it from ...
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Writing shapefile with projection defined crashes fiona

I've just started trying to use Fiona to write out shapefiles. I found the example code below, which seems to work fine from shapely.geometry import mapping, Polygon import fiona # Here's an example ...
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Load a shape file in postgresql DB with php

I am trying to load a shapefile in a postgis database using the exec() command. I have read the format I have to follow from here and I checked several similar questions from the forum. Based on the ...
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Extracting intersection areas in R

I have two polygons. One contains fields(X,Y,Z) and the other contains soil types (A,B,C,D). I want to know what area of every field contains which type of soil. I tried the following: ...
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PostGis without shp2pgsql

I recently reinstalled postgis on my pc, following these instructions link. The installation is successful, and for several days work using PostgreSQL and PostGIS without problems. Now, I need to ...
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Connectivity Issue in Road Network - Error Graphic Pick 1

I have read around 6 various forums posts and still could not figure out where I was making the mistake so please help me. I have downloaded the OSM shape file and and have clipped a pretty large ...
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Problem with QGIS raster interpolation from a point shapefile after duplicating the shapefile

Let me explain a problem I had with QGIS to see if somebody else has experience it. I created a raster from a point shapefile through the Raster-> Interpolation menu with no problems. After that, I ...
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Sampling one shapefile with polygons of another using R?

I have two shapefiles that partially overlap. One (the bigger one) consists of several polygons which represent fields I am interested in. The second, is a rectangular shape that overlaps about 30% of ...
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Shape to Geo code xml generation

I would like to know the process of generating GEO codes from a shape file (Indian coastal districts/ states). Here we have used ArcGIS for generation of the shape-file along the indian coast. Can ...
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Create multiple shapefiles from one table

I've imported a table into ArcGIS which I'd like to split into multiple shapefiles. The splits would occur between groups of records separated by any of 3 columns. In other words, col1, col2, and col3 ...
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ggplot2 plots polygons with wrong topologies

I'm trying to plot polygons in R using ggplot2. In GRASS, QGIS and normal R the map renders fine, but ggplot2 seems to have some kind of topological difficultes I can't explain. With normal R it looks ...
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Writing PyQGIS Output to Shapefile

I'm trying to find the closest point on a line to another point as in this post. However when I try to write the result as a shapefile I get an error: TypeError: ...
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No cadastral maps in the UK. Solutions/alternatives for a methodology?

I need help reworking a methodology in the absence of cadastral data in the UK. The aim is to plot a range of businesses in a UK city on separate layers (according to business type) as polygon ...
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Is it possible to append the same type of shape file captured on two different Trimble Juno 3b's with ArcPad 10?

I will soon have access to two Trimble Juno 3b's which will both have ArcPad 10. I have done some practice with one Juno 3b and I am very confident with my ability to use them. All I need to know is ...
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How to add attributes to a Shapefile published in Geoserver?

I use Geoserver 2.4.4 with Shapefiles. Now, I want to add attributes to features from a layer that already has some attributes. (Shown in Geoserver->Layers->Feature Type Details). I add the ...
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Geotagging photos with Point Shape via Time Stamp

I have waypoints which I marked with a gps device - unfortunatelly no track/route. And I have photos which I took at the same day. Now I want to interpolate the points to line and use this line to ...
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Creating Shapefiles from MS SQL using ColdFusion/Java?

A client wants to export, from their MS SQL server, data into Shapefiles. I've looked around for a starting ground and have heard Ogr2Ogr mentioned and it seems intimidating. So I was wondering if ...
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Subtract parts of polygon that overlap with ocean

I have some seismic data in format of shapefiles/geojson. The data has no relevance in the oceans so I am looking to strip away those parts of the polygon. What I am currently doing is using the ...
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Seeking shapefile of traffic lights with time sequence information anywhere in world?

I am looking for a shapefile of traffic lights that contains the time sequence information. As in how many seconds the green, red and yellow lights are on. It could be a point layer of street lights ...
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How to Convert a Line Shapefile into a CSV with Nodes and Links?

Is there a way to convert a linear shape file into a csv file of the following format: Node_1, Node_2, attribute_1, ...., attribute_x 1 2 "hello" 567845.334 I have looked at ...
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Unable to explode multipart polygon

I have a taxlot that is giving me troubles in a Union. When I try to run the union I get the tried and true ''Geometry is not M-Aware'' message. (there are no Polygon-M features). Based on readings ...
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Why does QGIS crash when merging shapefiles?

This is a repeatable problem. I have created a shapefile using a csv. I am trying to merge it with an existing shapefile, both of which contain only points. (Using the Vector | Data Management | Merge ...
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Using GDAL with a line layer and points layer, find next point along line layer

With the points layer and line layer, I'm trying to create a graph for path finding. I've got a line layer that I've dissolved, thinking that might make this easier. The points in the points layer lie ...
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Preserving attributes during kml2shp conversion in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Looked online and found the two links below on preserving attributes when doing a kml2shp conversion. Thinking there might be a newer better way of accomplishing this using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? ...
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Determine projection of a shapefile

Is there anyway to determine projection of a shape file which doesn't have .prj file? I am trying to re-project this shape file to another projection, I know that it is Lat long data. I could manage ...
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Exporting QGIS polygon shapefiles to Trimble Juno or similar

I am considering buying a Trimble Juno or similar hand-held field computer to assist with vegetation survey. My main need is to be able to see on it shapefile polygons drawn on my home PC in QGIS. I ...
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polygon shapefile R extract issues

I'm trying to do simple RF classification in R based on https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/39103/48810. The code I am using is as follows: require(sp) require(rgdal) require(raster) ...
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Script for Arcpy console Lock file gets removed

I am running a script via python console to batch add and calculate new fields of all shapefiles in the current dataframe. Sometimes, especially if I have more than 5 shapefiles to be processed, the ...
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Update shapefile name with layer name

I had a layer that I split by fields. The resulting files were given a name. I updated the names of the resulting layers in QGIS but have realized that the shapefiles have not been updated ...
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Install the Pgadmin3 shapefile importer plugin on a Mac(10.8)?

I'm new to GIS related things and I'm setting up a Postgre/Postgis database for geospatial queries. I'd like to import various shapefiles into the database and I found that Pgadmin3 has a shapefile ...
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Incorrect Acreage QGIS 2.6.0

I have six polygons, all of (fairly) similar size. The first one is 8 acres, the others are obviously wrong with 120,000 acres, and 106,000 acres and so on. I am calculating with the field calculator, ...
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Loading shape files from a read-only drive

Never had a problem with that, but after updating to ArCGIS 10.3 I cannot load shape files from a read-only drive. The error message says: Error opening feature class FDO error: -1 [nnn.shp] FDO ...
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Tab delimited and shape file [closed]

I have a tab delimited file and a shapefile which demonstrates the forest areas an area. When I open them in a project the shapefile covers the points of my samples. Is there a way to counteract this? ...
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Shapefile (dbf) to MySQL conversion? [duplicate]

Is it possible to convert the exported data of shapefile to MySQL? I want to use MySQL instead of dbf since dbf are prone to corruption.
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How to preserve text when converting from .dxf to .shp?

I have tried using dxf2shp converter in QGIS but the text in dxf file is being lost during the conversion process, despite selecting export text labels. I would be grateful if someone can help me ...
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What are the advantages either way between GML and Shapefiles?

After a good start many months ago of getting into GIS through QGIS, I had to drop what I was doing and did not touch it for quite some time. I am now able to get back into it and have a need to load ...
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US map shape distorted in QGIS

I am very new to QGIS and mapping. I am trying to load a US state map shapefile in QGIS. But the problem is it does not look like another US state map available on the internet. The upper part looks ...
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Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?

I have a polyline shapefile with about 20 kinds of roads. I would like to know how can I create automatically a vector file for each one. I am aware of how to do it using ArcGIS for Desktop - see ...
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Display big data set on Google Maps

I have a pretty large polygon shapefile (almost 1.5 million buildings) that I want to display in Google Maps. As the KML would be far too big, I have to create tiles, right? I don't want to host my ...
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unable to catch exception in opening a shape file geotoools

I am loading a shapefile where .shx file is missing i am getting the following error. I am unable to catch this exception please help me. error log Could not open the .shx file, continuing ...
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Importing shapefile into PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

enter image description hereI'm completely new to PostgreSQL and PostGIS. I finally got both installed and have the PostGIS extension installed. I'm running the PostGIS shapefile import manager. I ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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Migrating Data to Another Database whit FDOToolbox

I want to migrate my data (Shapefile) to a PostgresSQL using a FDOtoolbox , i searched a tutorial for that but i dont found it . can any one explain the steps to do for migarte the data from a ...
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when displaying shp file some layers lost in QGIS

When the export dxf file from autocad to turn dxf files into shp file and then displayed in QGIS , ask why some layers lost. These layers are massive icons . For example, the icon of the valve .