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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Looking for java (or python) APIs to read shapefiles

Consider a work flow which receives a data field, e.g. “basemap” as shown in the image, and fills polygons with color on the basis of its numeric values. I am interested in java programming to carry ...
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Polyline (shp) layer not displaying correctly in QGIS

I'm a new QGIS user. I'm trying to convert a polyline vector layer to polygon. I tried to it in ArcMap 10.1 but it misses a lot of polygons. So, I'm attempting to this in QGIS running the process ...
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ArcGIS - Table columns lose formatting when I make a new copy of shapefile (Decimals, Thousands separator, Highlighting)

When I make a copy of a shapefile or I join two shapefiles and then create a subsequent shapefile, my number type columns (in the attribute table) will default back to numbers with many decimals and ...
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Perform “Add Join” on multiple tables ArcMap or R

The operation I want to perform is the Add join in ArcMap 10.0. It works perfectly when done with one file but I need to do it with a few hundreds tables. What I have is ONE shapefile with divisions, ...
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How to add shapefile as layer to map using Python and ArcPy?

I am working on an application and I am a beginner in Python :( I want to add a shapefile, the execution is successful and everything but no result appears on ArcMap, here is the code I use: import ...
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Problem with projection of layers in QGIS

I'm having a problem with projections in QGIS that i hope someone here can help me with. I have been searching and found other people having the same problem, but have not been able to solve mine ...
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calculate least cost pathways for a region and create distance rasters to rivers [duplicate]

How do you calculate all the least cost pathways that exists for a region? I would like the output map to display all routes (and was wondering whether this can be done in one set of operations). I ...
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Is there a way to build topology and work with topology relations in PyQGIS?

Is there a way to build topology and work with topology relations in PyQGIS? I'm asking because I need to run some custom generalization algorithms on my data, and I need to preserve topology. ...
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Convert surveyor's calls in excel table to polygon shapefile

Do you know of a way to take surveyor's calls from an excel file (for example: N35-45-15W 60.0 ft, etc) and have them generate polygon shapefiles point by point in GIS? I know you can easily do this ...
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How to convert lines to start points and end points?

I know there are several ways to convert lines to points in Qgis but I have not been able to find a solution that will convert the file so that it indicates if the point is the start point (upstream) ...
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Where to download shapefile of 2km Tetrad squares for UK? [duplicate]

does anyone know where I can download a shapefile of 2km Tetrad squares for the UK please? A google search wasn't very helpful so I thought I'd try here. A Tetrad is derived from the British ...
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Importing Census TIGER Shape Files to SQL Server 2012?

I've been doing my research on how to import shape files into Microsoft SQL Server 2012. and am still unable to figure out how to do it after hours of playing around with it. I'll document what I've ...
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Copy single feature into another feature class

I do a lot of editing, in this case areas. Sometimes I add an area to one shapefile, only to realise a bit later that it should have been in another. Is there an easy way of copying only that ...
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Ordnance Survey 1 km Grid

I am wanting to get a copy of the OS 1km Grid layer. I have found these previous questions: Ordnance Survey grids - download or generate? and Ordnance Survey Grids But neither provide the ...
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Issue on IFeatureDataConverter.ConvertFeatureClass

Does anyone know if it's possible to reuse this method with a "feature dataset" already present ? I'm trying to import multiple shapefiles under a featuredataset inside a fgeodb. Everything it's ...
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Program crashes when trying to do intersection.

I'm trying to get the intersection between a highways shapefile and some states in Mexico but it seems that the program always crashes. I attach the images of what I'm trying to do and the error that ...
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keep the same field headers after joining a table to a shape file in QGIS

I noticed that after joining a table to a shape file the headers of each fields in the table used for the join are changed by QGIS and they are attributed to a different name. For instance, i had a ...
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How to export one shapefile per shape in shapefile? [duplicate]

I have road shapefile consists of Road No. Suppose i have a road network consisting of 125 roads. I need to get 125 individual shapefiles from one road network shapefile without select one by one. Is ...
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How does QGIS Topology Checker check the topology of SHP and OSM files? [closed]

Can anybody make me clear if .shp & .osm (OpenStreetMap Data) are holding topological data/relations or not. if .shp files are not holding then how qgis plugin topology checker checks for the ...
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The maximum record length exceeded?

I downloaded some census tract data which are stored in .gdb. I am able to open them in ArcGIS as shpfiles. I selected some tracts and tried to export them into another folder. But I kept getting this ...
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How to share ArcMap shapefiles with QGIS?

I'm trying to send a ArcMap 10 shapefile for a QGIS user and something happens with attribute table during the process. Columns will be rearranged, hidden digits will appear to coordinate columns and ...
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Trying to load ThinkGeo shapefiles into SQL

I am new to GIS, but have a work project that I need to integrate CoastLine geometry data in to a report. I downloaded some of ThinkGeo's OpenStreetMap shapefiles and have tried to load them using ...
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Opening many shape at the same time

It may seem like a simple question but I haven't found a solution. I have a structure of directories with many shapefiles inside. Is there a method to open all these shapefiles at the same time with ...
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By converting into a shp file points are reduced

I am new here, so sorry if I missed something, but when I try to converta data from an xls file into a shp file by export data, all the points I had before get reduced to only one?! I also want to ...
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Ortho Projection produces artifacts

I`m trying to create a sphere-like view using qgis and the "world from space"-projection http://spatialreference.org/ref/sr-org/6980/ (essentialy an ortho-projection). ArcGIS wraps the shapes ...
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XSD Schema to Feature template?

I've got few .xsd files and my question is, if there is a way to create feature template from these files?(GML, SHP...?? whatever)? I've tried with xsd2Code for .net and it creates c# classes for ...
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How do I add an iteration (and which one) in a model to join fields from several shapefiles into one final shapefile?

I have one grid (Atl1x1.shp) to which I need to add 9 Fields from 9 different shapefiles which are also grids (that is, 1 column from each shp, all with the same name). These shapefiles have the same ...
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How can I export a point shapefile from ArcGIS to R

I am having several problems in exporting my point shapefile from ArcGIS 10 to R. I tried to save the shapefile as a CSV, but R reads all in one row; somebody in another question answered to use ...
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Automatically determine polygon overlap 'islands'

I have a shapefile with many polygons. Some partly overlap with each other, some are not overlapping. I'm considering a polygon to be overlapping given a minimum area of overlap. 'Islands' of partly ...
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Shapefiles for US city and Zip level

I already have the information for US states and Counties. I have the information in the Json files. I want the information for ALL US city and Zip Code information. Any leads appreciated. I cant ...
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what happens to attribute table while performing union, intersection, difference of gml and shp file in QGIS

I am trying to do analysis of data conversion from Shapefile to GML file using QGIS. For analysis i have taken one of each point,line and ploygon files. i first took a shapefile and converted it into ...
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How to provide meanings (metadata) of attributes/fields with shapefiles?

Usually when doing GIS projects, especially when working as a freelancer, you're just provided with a bunch of shapefiles and you have to figure out yourself what all the table attributes mean. ...
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How to find and apply reprojection parameters?

I have a data set in one projection, and a shapefile in another, and I am trying to combine the two. I am using Python. I apologize for posting a "help me transform coordinates" question on this site ...
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Coverting annotation into a shapefile

I have created an annotation feature class in Arc10 and when viewed within the database, looks great. However, whenever I go into catalog and export the annotation feature class to a shapefile, it ...
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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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How to read shapefile of road segments into Python data structure to get begin and end point coordinates? [duplicate]

How can I take a shape file that has road segments and read it into a data structure in python that I can use to get begin and end points with? For example x, y to x2, y2. It's not a large shape ...
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How can I clip this shapefile in Arcmap?

I'm trying to clip one shapefile with another in ArcMap 10.1, but every time I try I get an error saying "overlay not polygon". I'm pretty new to GIS - is clip the right tool to be using here? I've ...
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Using python elif syntax in Field Calculator to reclassify a range of values from a different field and populate a new field

I'm trying to use the Field Calculator with a python elif statement to reclassify values from a different field and populate a new field, and while I'm not getting an error message of any kind, I'm ...
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Find area that it's in one GeoJSON file but not the other

I have two GeoJSON files, A and B. The features in A contain everything in B, and more (they're contour lines, and A is a lower elevation). How can I get the difference between the two files? As ...
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How to convert shapefile to KML file using ArcPy? [duplicate]

Python script that checks to see if a specific layer file exists in the current workspace and, if it does, converts the layer file to a KML file. Does it work with a shapefile? Code so far: for file ...
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Why do Shapefiles and GeoJSON behave differently in GDAL Python?

I have a test.shp. I loop over the file, buffer the features, and write the buffers to a new file. I tested writing the buffers to a Shapefile and to a GeoJSON. If I try to use the new buffer layer ...
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Shapefile of European Parliament constituencies?

Is there any shapefile (or similar vector data set) of European Parliament electoral constituencies? Some countries (e.g. Germany) are basically one constituency, but others (e.g. UK) are not. Is ...
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json to shapefile in javascript

I know, there are some libraries to convert .shp to .json even with javascript, but haven't found a way to convert .json back into .shp that could be implemented in web enviroment. Do you know or ...
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Python3 libraries for GIS analysis

I am trying to do some spatial data analysis in Python 3 now, and I was wondering what the best libraries are for GIS in Python 3. The Fiona library was developed with Python 3.3 but the Python 3+ ...
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Calculate distance in QGIS, wrong geographic projection?

I'm trying to do the following: I have 2 shapefiles, one containing all the public schools in NY, another one containing the hotspots in NY (both in points form). Now what I'm trying to do is ...
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How I can insert feature attribute after feature drawing complete

I am new to OpenLayers. I am trying to insert wfs feature information to my map after drawing like this. I can draw a WFS feature like (polygon, line, point) on map and after drawing the feature ...
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Load Raster Values into Shapefile [duplicate]

I have a shapefile containing many points. Some of these points fall within an area for which I have raster data. I would like to load the values of the raster which underlie each point into the ...
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Creating a circle with points

I want to arrange 96 points as a circle/ring. Is there a way to make this automatically, for example "Buffer", "vertices"...? Kind regards, Stefan
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Can't plot polygons with R and ggplot2

I am new to shapefiles so I maybe ask some stupid questions, sorry. I want to plot a map of my region, with colour filled polygons using R. I have downloaded municipal (lines) and province (polygons) ...
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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 ...