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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Python: Combine multiple Shapefiles

i have got a lot of Point-Shapefiles (r20010101.shp, r20010202.shp, r20020101.shp...). Each of them has the same amount of points at exactly the same location. In a column that is named after the Date ...
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Converting feature class with domains to SHP file

I have a feature class which has coded value domain associated with it. The code and the description are different. For example, I have coded value domain for pipe diameter. For pipe diameter of 8" I ...
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Some objects missing after importing a .shp into PostGIS

I have a .shp file which I am trying to import into a PostGIS database using the "PostGis SHP and DBF Loader". This works smoothly but some (maybe 5%) of the records have an empty geometry field. (I ...
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Is there a standard for the specification of .prj files?

We use shape files for data exchange. I've looked at the .prj files: different programs produce different prj files. Is there a standard how the parameters must be specified in a prj file? AFAIK the ...
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How to get maximum value where two shapefiles overlap using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I'm trying to merge 2 datasets (both shapefiles, but I can convert them to raster layers if necessary) where the values are compared, and whichever is higher becomes the new value for the layer. How ...
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How to programmatically add shapefile to data frame in Arcmap

I have a toolbox with python script which creates a shapefile from JSON txt file, but it does not show the generated shapefile in arcmap, i have to add it from the output location. What code shall I ...
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Reduce the resolution of a shapefile in R (or QGIS if necessary)

I'm using shapefiles of history U.S. state boundaries from NHGIS to make maps in R. These shapefiles are much higher resolution than I need when making maps at the scale of the country: over 2 million ...
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Why can't I export XY data to a shapefile?

I have added a table from Access to ArcMap, and then used 'Display XY data' to plot points. When I then try to export the Events to a shapefile I get an error message telling me: "Error exporting ...
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Tools for discovering spatial data defects

Spatial data often have defects that may include incomplete polygons, sleathers (non-uniform administrative boundaries), overlaps, having points that belong to more than one polygon, etc. I have a ...
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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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SQL Query to Reverse Geocoding in PostGIS

I try to do Reverse Geocode from my shapefile on the database. I'd already try with Spatialite and PostGIS to put shapefile (.shp) into it. But I'm still can't delivered my objection about reverse ...
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Sea routes network dataset

I am now working on a system to perform routing on a network of shipping lanes. See this dataset that I have as the base: http://geocommons.com/maps/109850 I have postgres and pgrouting up and running ...
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How to convert coverage (.adf) to shapefile?

Is there any tool or software except ArcGIS which I can use for converting coverage (.adf) files to shapefiles?
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Extracting Lat/Lng from Shapefile using OGR2OGR/GDAL [closed]

I'm trying to extract lattitude/longitude values for the streets in this shapefile: http://gispub02.sfgov.org/website/sfshare/catalog/stclines_streets.html I've seen it reommended in many places that ...
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Locating shapefile of European railways for goods transportion?

We are trying to make a project about European goods trade so we need railway data in shapefile format. More specifically, we are trying to find the potential of mine products being exported from ...
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Where do I append point values with pyshp?

I would like to generate a .shp with five points using shapefile available through pyshp. However, when I loop through my list I get only the last value. This makes sense as I did not append any of ...
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How to draw a point at an exact location with spplot?

I imported a Shapefile holding a quite detailed world map from: http://www.diva-gis.org library(sp) library(rgdal) world = readOGR('./countries_shp/', 'countries') Using R with the sp-Packages, ...
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ogr2ogr kml to shp conversion created 184 shapefiles?! What am I missing?

I'm trying to convert this KML dataset of ice arenas to a shapefile using ogr2ogr (GDAL 1.8). After some initial troubleshooting to get the script running, it's creating 184 different shapefiles (736 ...
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Converting a CAD/DXF file to a SHP file

I need your ideas and suggestions about a problem.... I have a dxf file which was converted from a CAD file. I used QGIS to convert it to a shp file... This is when I realized that the text ...
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How display outlines in a Map, only from a scale, but the colored polygon in all scales?

I want to display a shape with UMN-Mapserver. It has different coloured polygons and also outlines. But I want to display the outlines only, from a specific scale. I could add MINSCALE 150000, but in ...
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How does shp2pgsql define schema?

Can anyone explain how it is that the shp2pgsql loader for loading shapefiles into PostGIS goes about defining the schema for a table when importing a shapefile? To further explain, shapefiles are ...
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Missing Scottish Administrative Data in OS Opendata sets

I'm not sure if this forum is really the correct place to ask, but impertinence would lead me to believe that there may be some one on here that may know the answer. I'm using the Ordnance Survey Open ...
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Split a shapefile into multiple shapefiles based on a particular Field [duplicate]

I have a shapefile where there are 3 fields OBJECTID, NAME , LOCALITY. I want to create new shapefile that contains the geometry, projection etc. of the parent shapefile and according to the locality; ...
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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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Add shapefile from a local file to a JS API map

Using ArcGIS.com's Map Viewer it's possible for the user to add a local shapefile to the map, using an Add Data approach. Is it possible to add this functionality to an ArcGIS Server map built on ...
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How to convert shapefile to SVG keeping internal data?

I am very new to GIS. I found a tutorial on how to make a choropleth using Python tools. I want to follow it but use my own data and map. However the tutorial uses a US map SVG file and I need to use ...
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Can I edit shapefile while using a definition query in QGIS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to edit shapes while using a "definition query" or "query builder" in QGIS? I'm trying to do this in the same way I used to in ArcGIS. Thanks!
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How to avoid creating corrupt Shapefiles during Editing?

I have one of my GIS technicians digitizing some lines in QGIS in shapefile format. I don't know how he did it (and neither does he), but somehow the shapefile became corrupt. It was creating random ...
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Fastest way to convert shapefile to postgis in java

I have been using geotools to read shapefiles and import them into postgis. Unfortunately, when large files are being imported, this leads to a massive lag time --8000% of shp2pgsql piped into pgsql-- ...
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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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Importing attributes from Excel file into new Polygons

I have a constantly updated Excel file containing address information which I am currently copying into the attributes of new polygons which I am creating on a daily basis. I am currently doing this ...
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Loading data onto PostGIS using KML files with attibute data

So, I have a kml file which contains 317 data points (317 polygons and the respective 317 names). The kml file also contains attribute data which pops up in a bubble on Google earth with about 12 ...
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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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OGR Shapefile to CSV: Using Python to get WKT for multipart Polys.

Using ogr2ogr and python, I'm running into a wall with trying to create a csv with WKTs for a shapefile that contains multipart polygons. Currently this is this code I'm using (found it on interweb): ...
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How to stop writeOGR from abbreviating Field Names when using “ESRI Shapefile” driver

I'm currently using the following script to add some attribute data from a table to lots of individual shapefiles: library(rgdal) specieslist <- read.csv("SpeciesList1.txt", header=F) attdata ...
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How to use QGIS to fix an invalid geometry without it telling me I'm not allowed?

I have a shapefile, and it's got a self-intersecting geometry in it. I'd like to fix the self-intersection, but it will require a few moves. When I attempt to move a point using the QGIS edit tools, I ...
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Postal codes in shapefile overlapping

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Its basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...
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Maritime route prediction avoiding land masses

I am working on a project where the following functions have to be implemented: Predicting the locations of the ships (in maritime environment) at a future time. (Can be done with Kalman filter, IMM ...
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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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Working examples of Leaflet/Polymaps with GeoJSON tiles generated from Tilestache using Shapefiles?

I'm looking to create choropleths using GeoJSON tiles generated from ESRI Shapefiles by TileStache(or similar), in either Leaflet or Polymaps. So far reading and drawing GeoJSON from both Leaflet and ...
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Display of zoomable image thumbnails instead of symbols on maps

sincere congratulations on your ingenous QGIS and the many extremely useful extensions. In my research on African archaeology I work a lot with geotagged pictures (drawings; photos; plates etc.) which ...
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Translating all features in a shape file

I have a friend with a bit of a problem. He has 1000+ shape files mapping paddocks and being used for precision agriculture. He's recently discovered the base station positions used to create these ...
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Ogr2Ogr exported this boundary 90 degrees incorrectly

I've got some GEOGRAPHY data in my Sql Server 2008. I wish to export it as a shapefile (so I can import it into QGIS) and when I do, it's rotated 90 degrees to the left and then flipped 180 degrees to ...
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How to divide a polyline by intersecting isochrones

I have two shapefiles, the first representing a path (a polyline with a single category), the second representing isochrons from the same origin (point 0) which intersect the above mentioned path. I ...
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How to create a routable road network from Ordnance Survey data?

I've been following the "Beginners Guide to pgRouting" in an attempt to create an in-house application that provides drive-time isochrones. I have a server, postgreSQL and PostGIS and pgRouting - no ...
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How to add shapefile name as attribute during merge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add field with filename when merging shapefiles with ogr2ogr? I have more 200 shapefiles with a unique name. I would like to merge all of these together and save ...
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How are the edges of a polygon defined? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are long lines in shapefiles to be considered geodesics or straight lines in the 2D latlong space? In various representations, such as shapefiles and kml, polygons are ...
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Creating shape file from file with coordinates

How can I make a shape file of an csv file with coordinates?
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How to add a projection to a Shapefile using open-source tools?

I have been given some shapefiles WITHOUT a projection. So I need to add the projection in order to display it on google map. I found the projection information I need at ...
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Tool for converting .shp file to .tab file?

I am searching for any free tool which can convert ShapeFile (.shp) to MapInfo (.tab) file.