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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Add a single column to multiple SHP

I was looking for a way to add a new column to several shp (simple polygons) at the same time. I don't know much about batch command. This new attribute is also a little bit tricky : I need to ...
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Creating a Shapefile without ArcGIS

I am in a bit of a bind. I have to create a shapefile for a CEA but I do not have access to ArcGIS, only to ArcExplorer, which will not allow me to create a shapefile. What other way can I do this ...
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Split point shapefile by date attribute using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point shapefile composed of points created on a Garmin in 2012 and 2013. They are in the format mm/dd/yyyy (there are other fields, but this is the one of interest). I was wondering if ...
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cannot get ArcGIS to project a shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 (SP1). I got a shapefile with polygons representing some features of the landscape in my study area. This file has been provided by a third party institution. The coordinate ...
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Preserving metadata after processing shapefiles

This is really my first time working with metadata and I just have a few concerns in regards to it. Hypothetically, if I were to merge two shapefiles together and then, explode them back to ...
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Lining attributes up with features when creating shapefile using PyShp?

I used the Python Module Pyshp to select particular census blocks from the Census's shapefiles and package these into a single shapefile. However when I add this data into ArcMap and right click to ...
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convert shp file to tiles for wms requests

I have a shp file (world countries) and this file is fix(I don’t want to edit it). I create a Vector layer with this file in geoserver and I get this file with WMS layer from geoserver. In this ...
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How to add a new features to an existing shapefile using Geotools?

I have a shapefile with some points. I would like to add a new points to this shapefile using Geotools.
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MapInfo : Can not load table

I've generated a shape file using .NET DotSpatial library, when I try to open the file in MapInfo I face below error, "Cannot open table. unable to open table road." How do I determine what's the ...
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Filter shapefile layer in ArcPad 10.2

I have an ArcPad project that uses several Shapefile layers. How can I filter the features in one of those layers? According to my searches, I can only filter if it is an AXF layer. I'm happy to ...
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How do I export to a shapefile?

I created a new map, connected to my ArcGIS service, and dragged a map from a map service into the Table of Contents. The map is drawn on the screen with all my data points and I can see the ...
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How to export SpatialPolygons as Shapefile

I imported two Shapefiles to make an intersection: shape1 <- readOGR(".","shape1") shape2 <- readOGR(".","shape2") polygone1 <- gBuffer(shape1, byid=TRUE, width=0) ...
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Converting character attribute to numeric attribute

I am following the very simple code found in this question Converting shapefile to raster: Character attributes to create a new numeric variable based on a factor. My proble is that the new numeric ...
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How to correctly upload Shapefile into PostGIS on ubuntu?

I want to know how to use upload shape file via Postgis. Can u please help me? .com/nsVuQ.png
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Converting NTX data to DXF/SHP

I've inherited some old CARIS GIS data (NTX format) and am needing to convert it into something usable while ensuring that all attributes remain intact. I do know of the NTXShape application ...
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How to convert .lyr to .shp in ArcMap 10.2?

Does anyone know how to convert a .lyr to .shp format in ArcMap 10.2? I had a look at different forums on the internet and most people suggest that it works by right clicking on the layer in the TOC ...
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Shifting .dwg file to align with a shapefile

I'm trying to integrate data in a .dwg file collected by surveyors into an ArcView 10.2 project I have projected as NAD83 UTM Zone 10 N. The survey data is in an undefined coordinate system but I ...
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UpdateCursor stops after the first iteration

My arcpy script includes two updateCursor Objects. The first iteration of the "outer" coursor works fine, but the programm stops when it comes to the second iteration at updateRow(). Has somebody an ...
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How to extract percentage of land cover from a raster according to multiple shapefiles?

I have a raster map that represents land cover of a region, and different shapefiles (total 120) in the same region. I want to know the percentage of every land cover for each shapefile. For example, ...
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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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R using fortify to project shapefile on google map gives wrong results

I have a shapefile that looks like this > str(FieldsMap) Formal class 'SpatialPolygonsDataFrame' [package "sp"] with 5 slots ..@ data :'data.frame': 3 obs. of 2 variables: .. ..$ id : ...
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ArcMap KML Multigeometry to Shapefile

I have been troubleshooting this issue for quite some time now. I have a variety of tools available to me: ArcMap, QGIS, as well as OGR2OGR. Unfortunately, I have not had any success with any of these ...
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by 3d dxf to shp with field height

I have a question from a DXF file " topographic precision 3 cm " with 3d polylines to get one shp line with information 3d is possible?
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India Block Boundaries

I know this has been asked before (Where can I find block (sub-district) level boundaries for India?) and it seems it is still not possible to get better than district level data as a shapefile, but ...
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How to export a Shapefiles of an OpenStreetMap relation?

Given I have a relation such as this example. I have installed JOSM and QGIS as well as GDAL tools for the shell. I am aware of Overpass-Turbo. What is the best way to export geometry data from ...
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Issues with hyperlinks in a KMZ file

I have a point shapefile where I set up a hyperlink to a .pdf file. In Arc the hyperlink works fine, and the desired .pdf file is opened when I click on the specific feature. If that layer is then ...
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Merging polygons which have different coordinate system with map coordinate system?

in order to merge the polygon I go to editor tool and then select merge, however in my case when I want to edit it is giving me this statement" the layers are in a different coordinate system than the ...
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UK coastline shapefile?

I'm looking for a shapefile for the coastline of the UK. I'm guessing the Ordnance Survey 'geo-portal' is the best place to get this, but whenever I go to the Ordnance Survey site I get the shakes. ...
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Source of elevation/topographical Shapefiles?

I'm writing an Android navigation application using Java in my own time as a learning exercise. It reads Shapefiles (with some pre-processing by me) downloaded from ...
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Create a dynamic excel sheet linked to a shapefile's attributes

I am trying to create an excel sheet that is updated automatically when the features of a shapefile are updated. I know the shapefile's .dbf file is updated but I need the excel sheet to be formatted ...
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Shapefiles not showing in OpenLayers using QGIS export to OpenLayers 3 plugin?

I am new to GISs in general and I am working with QGIS to generate layers to be shown on OSM using OpenLayers. My problem is the following: I have multiple layers in a QGIS project and I want to ...
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Geographic data edit solution

We are working on a JavaEE application which owns a lot of geographic data like points,lines and polygons to be visualized in the client side. The origin format of these data is Shapfile. And we ...
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Transform shapefile to WGS:84 (EPSG: 4326) in Qgis

I am struggeling with an enoying problem here. I received several shapefiles from an colleague that he told me is in WGS:84. If I look at the metadata in Qgis it tells me the following: In layer ...
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Divided road segments from XTools Pro need unique, informative IDs

I can divide segments with my road using XTools Pro, but I want to give a useful identifying number to each segment. For example: If D100 road has been divided into 20 segments, the segments must ...
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Adding shapefile layers in QGIS causes previous layers to disappear

This is my first time having such trouble, but I'm only a casual user. I have a base raster layer of the school I work for and I've been adding vector shapefiles on top of that in separate ...
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ogr2ogr - extracting S-57 layers

I'm trying to extract the layer DEPARE from an S-57 datafile and convert it into a shapefile. I'm using ogr2ogr from OpenGeo Suite 4.5 (GDAL 1.11.1) on Windows 7 64 bit. The problem is that when I ...
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clipping ESRI shapefiles along with shx and dbf

I've seen other answers detailing how one can clip a .shp file with ogr2ogr but this just returns a clipped set of geographic features. I also want to clip the .shx and the .dbf in the same manner. ...
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How to simplify polygon shapefile and maintain topology? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a straightforward answer that actually works...not a 'duplicate question' flag. None of the other solutions posted in similar threads actually work...they all have dead-end answers ...
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Trouble in Natural Earth Shapefile “jumps” read using GeoTools

I'm using GeoTools 12.0 to read in Natural Earth data. I'm really happy with the performance, and ease of implementation. But, I'm having trouble reading in very large polygon data. The 110M Ocean ...
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Moving (translating and scaling) a polygon in a shapefile

Updated Question: I have an ESRI shapfile of the US, with Alaska, Hawaii, etc, broken down by county. I'm extracting the polygons (each representing a county) from the shp file, and then displaying ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Shp File Read-only

How do you make the shapefile a Read-only so the client can not make any edits using 10.2.2 ArcGIS. It is not within a geodatabase, just a stand alone shapefile. I am using Windows 8
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How to convert DRA to SHP [duplicate]

Does anybondy know a software wich convert mapmaker vector file to a shapefile ?
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How to set zoom level for labels of highway in JOSM?

I'm new in using JOSM and open street map data . I import a shapefile of highways in JOSM and use it for styling the highways.Some highways are trunk ( in open street map standard ) and some of are ...
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Coordinate Not Match - Convert Shapefile to Geojson

I'm a newbie at GIS programming and I have a problem with file conversion. I've tried to convert shp file to geojson, and the coordinates do not match. But when I try to convert it to kml, it goes ...
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Merging shape-files freezes

I am trying to merge shape-files in QGIS it stops each time at 19%. The program doesn't show me any error messages so I don't know what is going on. Both shapefiles are 1.9 GB. Also I noticed that ...
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Problem with unicode Characters (arabic) in josm

I'm using josm for converting a shapefile to .osm format. When I import the shapefile to josm the arabic characters do not show correctly (see the image below). The dbf of the shapefile shows the ...
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Importing csv file in QGIS including names and description [closed]

I'm just getting to learn QGIS. I want to make a map (Google maps) where I can map all our customers from our database. Including names and even better: description, address, telephone, etc. All this ...
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How to save shape file as type 1 point file in Qgis?

QGIS saves point shapefiles as type 8 - Multipoint as default. I need QGIS to save as type-1 Point file. How?
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Why dissolve creates many extra features?

I have a shp file in Arcmap 10 that has ~16600 polygons. Some overlap. I want any polygons that are overlapping to be dissolved into single polygons. I want non-overlapping polygons to remain the ...
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Determine if shapefile and raster overlap in python

I am building a script in python using osgeo/gdal. I have a set of shapefiles and a set of GeoTiff raster files. I would like to have my script ignore shapefiles if they do not intersect with the ...