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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Shapefile to GeoJson conversion using C#

I have some shapefile which I want to convert to GeoJSON and store in MongoDB for querying. Is it possible to take a shapefile and convert it to GeoJSON format in C#? I have been able to convert ...
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Multiple input shapefiles for ogr2ogr sqlite spatial operations

I'm running up against an issue doing a spatial operation requiring multiple input shapefiles using ogr2ogr and sqlite. I have: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" output.shp input.shp -dialect sqlite -sql ...
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How many interior and exterior rings can a polygon have in a standard ArcGIS shapefile?

working with GDAL/OGR library and studying these two slides about geometries and vector data in the OGR library: slide 1 slide 2 I found that a polygon can have an exterior ring and lots of ...
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Merge Zip Codes to Create new sales Markets

Let me preface this question by saying I am very novice with respect to GIS. With this in mind, I am looking to merge zip codes into sales territories. Instead of plotting data by zip code, I want to ...
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Last edited information missing when used QGIS - Dxf to Shp

I am doing as constructed drawings which require the information to be in a GIS system and more specifically drainage as constructed drawings. I must have a separate file for Pipes and Pits. First I ...
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Convert shapely polygon coordinates

I am trying to work with a shapefile using shapely, fiona and python. The original coordinate system is in latitude and longitude that I am trying to convert to state plane system. So I want an ...
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Blank Shapefile output?

When executing the following command string in the active browser, Qgis projects the triangle polygon and associated attribute table correctly. Upon reopening the shapefile in a new browser, the ...
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How can I delete dangling paths after merging features

In my previous question I've asked how to can I merge different polygons while converting to GeoJSON and TopoJSON. After a day of researching I've realized that, rather trying to do it command line, ...
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How to read vector datasets using GDAL library

Up to now, I have used GDAL in order to read raster information and geotiffs and show them with the help of OpenGL. Now I have a vector dataset, and by that, I mean I have the files with types: DBF ...
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How can I clip a shapefile?

I have a SHP that includes the entire county and want to downsize it to a specific area...how??
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Exporting file geodatabase (GDB) to Folder of shapefiles?

I have a geodatabase with several feature dataset and feature classes associated with it. I want to export each feature dataset as folder and feature classes associated with each feature dataset will ...
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Batch Conversion software for latitude and longitude into shapefile format [closed]

I have a huge list of latitude and longitude and I want them to be converted into a shapefile format using some batch processing.
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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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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 count points in shapefile within polygons of another shapefile?

I'm creating a map with two shapefiles. One is a polygon of counties. The other is points of cities. I used the function intersect to group the cities in each county. I'm trying to get the number ...
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How to delete multiple selected polygons at once?

I'm new at this, a novice at best. I'm using QGIS 1.7.3. I simply want to select a large number of polygons on screen and hit the delete key to delete them and resave the shapefile. Can this be done?
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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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GeoServer: Shapefile or PostGIS?

I'm going to build a web application, which will render around ten maps using GeoServer. I will be also changing the attribute data in the application for some layers. So, what is the recommended ...
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Updating Lat/Longs and actual position of point shapefile

Greetings everyone, quick question regarding lat/longs and updating a point features actual location. I have a point shapefile with over 3000 points that are updated frequently, when they are updated ...
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How to access Shapefile metadata using OGR?

I'm trying to use ogrinfo to get some details on a shapefile I downloaded. Currently, the only way I know how to do this is to load it into QGIS and manually click around to find any information on ...
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ogr2ogr selecting features by attributes

I am writing a shapefile after some processing; however, in the final step I need to do some selection by attributes from the the shapefile. I am using the command in a shell with the aim of using it ...
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Can we merge shapefiles with different geometries (point and polygon) to get a single layer which shows both geometries?

I want to merge two shape files in which one is of point geometry type and other is polygon type in order to get a single layer containing both points and polygon in a single map.
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Using ArcPy to batch merge based on shapefile name?

ArcGIS 10 SP4 Python 2.6.5 I have quite a few shapefiles that are in many different directories. I'd like to pull out groups of like shapefiles, merge them, and move the results into a FGDB. I've ...
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Data security for GIS Data (shapefiles,AutoCAD files)

This is regarding security for GIS Data (in Esri & open source) (Esri shapefiles, AutoCAD files etc.) Does anyone know how to assign a password to or encrypt shapefiles OR CAD Data? I have found ...
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Producing singlepart featureclass with unique IDs for each spatially non-connected polygon?

What is the best method to convert a singlepart shapefile (i.e. one record that contains several non-connected polygons) into a mutlipart shapefile? For clarification the original question asked how ...
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Shapefiles for U.S. Area Codes (NANP)

I have a bunch of telephone numbers (just the area codes), and I'd like to geolocate them and make a map, but I haven't had too much luck googling for shapefiles for Area Codes. Surely these are in ...
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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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Converting shapefile to raster: Character attributes

I've got a shapefile that I would like to convert into a raster, but the trick is that the attribute I want a raster version of is character data. I'm familiar with geoprocessing using GDAL (in the ...
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Best choice for building static maps: PostGIS, SpatiaLite or Shapefile?

I usually build static topographic maps, which are mostly printed. I'm often using OSM and rasterfiles (mainly different DEMs). The areas I'm mapping seldom exceeds 20.000 km². I'm using exclusively ...
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Updating 30 Shapefiles, adding attribute and populating based on data

I need to add an attribute to each shapefile attribute table in ArcMap, I was thinking to do it in SQL, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it since I'm very new to ArcMap. Can someone explain to ...
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merge shapefile using ogr2ogr and retrieve the attribute of both

Ciao, I have two shape files that I want merge (overlay/intersect) having in the destination the attributes of the two sources file. ogr2ogr file_merged.shp tl_2010_us_uac10_conus_albersUA.shp ...
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How to save a newly created shapefile in PostGIS?

I am creating shapefile using shapefile.py and my database has records more that 65k which is the limit of the shapefile. How can I create shapefiles then? Is it possible that somehow I am able to ...
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Move .SHP from .MXD to gdb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move SHP to gdb with ArcView license? Let's cut it short, I have numerous mxd with layer coming from .SHP and various servers WMS that I need to move to a gdb. ...
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Converting tax map polygons from Shapefile to table of map number and corner coordinates

Fairfax County, Virginia provides a Shapefile here which shows the boundaries of the tax maps as polygons. Each polygon simply consists of four corners, and what I'd like to do is create a table ...
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Digital Elevation Model and Shapefile not aligned in openWind

I have a digital elevation model and a shapefile containing point features for the location of wind turbines. These two layers appear to be aligned in QGIS but when I open them in openWind, they are ...
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Join a CSV file to shapefile using gdal/ogr?

I have a shapefile with several attributes, for example YEAR, COUNTY, and AREA. I also have a CSV file with more fields that I want in the shapefile, such as POPULATION. Both the shapefile and the CSV ...
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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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How to convert all shapefiles in folder into KML using ArcPy?

I was trying to convert all the shp in a folder into kml. featureclasses = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in featureclasses: # Set Local Variables composite = 'COMPOSITE' pixels = ...
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Divide shapefile

I'm new working with QGIS 1.8.0 and wanted to know if its possible to subdivide a map (shapefile, which is round-like) into small squares but following the outer round contour of the map? I tried with ...
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How to convert KML with tracks to Shapefiles?

I downloaded a KML track from Google Latitude. The service allows to download the tracked route from the user's profile providing a link such as: ...
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I am unable to draw a shape layer

When I add a new shape layer or want to edit an existing one, nothing is happening. I even don't see the dots where I'm clicking. Maybe the problem is I deleted some layers (by opening the .qgs as a ...
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How to convert jpg file to shapefile? [duplicate]

I am developing a GIS application like this: By now my steps are: I have got a jpg file, 5040 x 8179 dimension. In this map, the roads, rivers, towns etc. are marked. I am using .Net to develop ...
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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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Points warped when exporting to shape

I have recently purchased a Trimble GeoXH (used) and have done a few surveys. I have done differential correction in Trimble Pathfinder Office and all points seem fine. When exporting to shape and ...
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How to export shp to kml?

I already browsed your FAQs, and could not come up with a good answer, I am trying to export shp files to kml to be placed on Google Earth. On a previous version of QGIS it was as simple as right ...
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How to merge a large amount of polygon-features in a script?

We have a very large shapefile with over 30000 features and want to merge it with a script on a server. Currently we try it with QGIS, but the processing takes way too much time. Is there a way to do ...
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Simplifying Shapefile using ArcGIS Desktop or alternative?

I have a shapefile that contains neighborhood boundaries that I want to simplify. Right now I am thinking of converting the shapefile to Google maps KML so I can insert the boundaries into the map as ...
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mapserver displays raster image in mirror

I've installed Mapserver and used a map file to set a raster layer and vector(shp) layers on top of it. However, although displayed in the expected order, the png file is displayed in mirror(compared ...
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Combine Shapefile with address information

I downloaded a UTM32 shapefile (.cpg, .dbf, .prj, .shp, .shx file, where other available georeferences are GK3 and TM32) that shows the exclusive division of Germany in its municipalities. Above, I ...
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Finding an ogr2ogr equivalent of SelectLayerByLocation

So I'm trying to take individual grid point buffers and only select the regions that the points intersect with (via SelectByLocation). Generally I run the following code to: Explode multipart ...