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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We sent Client Esri Files and Now they want to See Polygons

We are a voter list company. Every ten years new political boundaries are written for federal and state offices. All of the corresponding shape files are ESRI ready. One of our clients is getting ...
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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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GIS file format for space and time data?

I need some advice with GIS file format choice. Here is my problem: I have about 100 stations. At each station water temperature is measured daily for 1 year I want to load this data to QGIS and be ...
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How to re-project shapefiles?

I wanted to re-project a QGIS project, but there is no such option. When searching for an answer I see ogr2ogr suggested for this task, by re-projecting each vector layer (shapefile in this example). ...
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Having problems with joining an excel table to a shapefile in ArcMap

I have a shapefile of lower layer super output areas (LSOA) for England and Wales and I have a spreadsheet of the indices of deprivation for each of the LSOA's in England. I want to join the ...
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Adding new record with specific coordinates into shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to create a new point record in my shapefile. When I use the Create Features tool in the Editor tool, I can click anywhere on my map to create a point, but when I go into the attribute table to ...
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Calculating percent cover from shapefiles

I normally do not work with shapefiles, so I am a bit lost here. I have two shapefiles each with multiple objects. The first is a set of 32 polygons (each one is a plot). The second shapefile has ...
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Export to a Shapefile and maintain Domain Coded Values

I maintain a complex parcel fabric that uses coded value domains for a few fields. These are short integer fields with values from 1 - 6. These values represent say 1:Integrated Registered Survey ...
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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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Automating plan report generation using ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

i have shapefile that contains a lot of parcels "parcel has like fields (n° parcelle,proprietaire, cin) see picture : and i want for all parcels to generate this plan : take a parcel and ...
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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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How to Read a Shapefile using C#?

I am new to ArcGIS and trying a few things.. I'm trying to read shape file(which is supply as an input) using c# and I want to generate a .pdf file which contains underlying metadata information ...
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Checking for number of shapefiles in directory using Python?

I want to test: to see whether or not ONE AND ONLY ONE shapefile (which will be based on a filename wildcard) exists in a directory. Add these shapefiles to a list Use this list variable as an ...
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How to import shp2pgsql?

I want to import shape file into PostGIS. There is 1 database postgres in it but no table added yet. I am using this command: shp2pgsql -I -s 4326 districts.shp districts | psql -d postgres -U ...
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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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FME: Join attributes in text file with attributes in SHAPE file

I have a SHAPE file with points and different attributes - one attribute MyID. I also have a plain text file with several attributes - each in a separated column: MyID MyValue 1 A 2 B 3 C ...
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Where can I find a shapefile for the coastline of North America?

I am looking for a shapefile representing the coastlines of North America, such as something like this: http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata Does anyone have any suggestions?
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How can one execute an SQL script in field calculator in ArcGIS 10?

I am trying to transfer over row data from a table to columns in a shapefile table. There is a common "SA" variable between the two (i.e. the study area number) but there is more than one land use ...
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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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draw shp files or kml files on ipad?

I need to be able to draw a polygon in the field while the landowner is there to approve it. Is there an app that is easy to use so all of the field hands can operate it? I also need to be able to ...
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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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Fastest way to merge a feature

I am writing a arc engine application that can take a shapefile, and merge a set of polygons together. Here is the code that I am using to merge the polygons: private static void ...
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2010 Census Tiger County shp file with defined coastal land area

I am looking for a 2010 Census Tiger Shape file that hugs the coastline and doesn't include the ocean in county boundaries. I have a pre 2010 file that did this and I can't seem to find a 2010 ...
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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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How to know if shapefile is georeferenced?

I have a shapefile which is located in province in indonesia. it contains many sub-province if i removed sub regions inside a shapefile, and it leaves a small region, and my question is that small ...
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Postcode Shape Files for the UK

I am trying to find the shape files for postcode sector and districts in the UK. Specifically inside London. I know I can go and pay for these but I only really need to use them once. I want 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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Looking for a .NET Dijkstra component using Shapefile

I'm totally new to stackexchange and i'm in this beautiful informative place for one problem. I'm a .net programmer and i need to write a program that reads a shapefile and performs routing operation. ...
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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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Merge uniquely named point shapefiles in 50,000 different folders into a single layer

I have point shapefiles in 50,000 different folders (each shapefile file name is unique) - about 33,400 shapefiles (not all folders will have a point shapefile). I like to open the point shapefile in ...
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Extract Raster from Raster using Polygon shapefile in R

I am new to R and using the raster package. I have a problem extracting polygons from an existing raster file. If I use extract(raster, poly_shape) function on the raster it always creates a list ...
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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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What is the cause of 'tearing' of polygons (artifacts) using R, ggplot and geom_polygon?

Thanks to the answer given in this question I have been able to subset and draw a map of electoral divisions in part of the UK, in this case Pembrokeshire. The resulting data frame is large and ...
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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 ...
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Convert coordinates from readShapePoly in R to long-lat coordinates

I'm trying to find some centroids of a shapefile for Danish municipalities and afterwards find the driving time between them. I use R's readShapePoly function from maptools combined with the ...
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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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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 don't some layers line up afer converting Mapinfo TAB to Shapefile?

I have 6 MapInfo layers / TAB files which I need to convert to ESRI ShapeFiles, preferably using QGIS. When a colleague opens these in MapInfo 10, they all look fine and line up correctly. When I open ...
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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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Arcpy - How do I specify the precision and scale of a new field?

I'm wanting to create a field with a maximum of 1 decimal place and then calculate a value into it: (I know that all my values are < 10) arcpy.AddField_management('C:/shapefile.shp', 'myField', ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Specify FID column name in shp2pgsql

In ogr2ogr I can specify the name of FID column using the option -lco FID={columnname} when importing a spatial data in PostGIS database. I am using shp2pgsql in case of shapefile and cannot find a ...
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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. ...