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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How to fix Graphserver warning “osmdb has no edges!”?

I'm really new to GIS. I have some shapefiles data that I'm trying to import in graphserver. I'm doing: gs_osmdb_compile output3.osm output3.osmdb And the result is: WARNING: osmdb has no edges!. ...
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How is the “place” determined for this Tiger 2010 shapefile address record?

In most cases, an ADDR.DBF record links to an EDGES.DBF record that links to a FACES.DBF record that links to a PLACE.DBF record that contains the place. Sometimes, the place key in FACES.DBF is ...
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Why does this python function return a value of 0 in field calculator?

I am trying to calculate the percentage of a total which the median value makes. I have a column with the median column labelled (i.e. 1st,2nd,3rd,4th column is median), the columns of values and the ...
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Convert Postscript (*.ps), Encapsulated Postscript (*.eps), or Adobe Illustrator (*.ai) files to shapefile?

Are there any programs which can convert from Postscript, Encapsulated Postscript, or Adobe Illustrator file formats to a shapefile? What about adding geo-referencing? I'm also open to recipes using ...
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Setting up WMS with PostGIS, MapServer and Apache

I am trying to setup a web map service (WMS) for rendering a few shape files that I have stored in a PostGIS database. I decided to use MapServer for rendering engine and has installed it on my Ubuntu ...
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Why does collapse dualline to centreline only create an outline of the dataset?

I'm trying to collapse all divided roads in one centreline and to integrate any other spurs or errors in the dataset to create one set of centrelines. I have used Merge Divided Roads but it leaves a ...
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Python script using SAGA and arcpy for converting 'on the fly' LAS point cloud to shapefile?

Summary: I have created a process to import a LAS point cloud, clip it, select the ground points and save the output as an XYZ.txt for clients to use. This uses a python based script (will become a ...
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Add or Import Metadata to a shapefile

Is there a way to add metadata to a shapefile in Qgis? I have the shape file and an xml metadata file and I want to import in shape file.
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Which Windows GIS editors support the creation of 3D shapefiles besides ArcGIS with 3D Analyst?

I need to find and easy and affordable way to generate 3D linear shapefiles in Windows so one of our users can inspect our tool. We incorrectly assumed that he had 3D shapefile source data available ...
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How to load OSM data into PostGIS preserving all Tags?

I am new to the field of GIS and am trying to view source tags in OSM. I have downloaded the shapefiles from http://downloads.cloudmade.com and have loaded them into Postgres. When I view the data, I ...
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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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Reordering polygon shapefile permanently?

I've written a script which produces a polygon shapefile of the extents of all the thousands of rasters in our library. I want to organise the FID so that the files with the largest extents are on the ...
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exporting lat/long points from shp file gives crazy results

i downloaded a shape file from the dept of city planning of NYC I use shp2pgsql to create a table (nybb) I use http://prj2epsg.org/search to determine my srid is 2263. which i then set. select ...
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How to aggregate points with same value into polygons from a shapefile using GDAL or any other opensource solution

I have a shapefile with around 19,000 points. Its basically export from a raster. No i need to extract polygons, by aggregating the points which have same value.The field who's value i am going to use ...
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ArcGIS 10 creating a shape file from current dataframe extents in layout view

Where is the tool for this? Have looked around and the closet thing i can find is Toolbox's Grid/Strip Map Index tools under Data Drive Pages. I just want to be able to create a single polygon ...
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Convert FeatureLayerClass to shape file error : Item not found in collection

so following this link http://edndoc.esri.com/arcobjects/9.2/NET/91e3e8a0-d355-43d2-a201-0a8ceb719334.htm I am able to convert my featureLayer into a shape file and export it. However, some how for ...
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How to reproject spatial data using free libraries?

How can I use free libraries to transform spatial data? For example, I want to change the projection of a Shapefile within the code of my C# web application. How do I do that?
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How do dissolve polygons from shapefile using open source tools?

In my current project I'm visualizing data on a map representing some values for each administrative areas of a country. I'm given a shapefile of this country, which I'm converting to GeoJSON for use ...
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How Can I Correctly Transform (Unproject?) from LCC

I am a basic/novice user when it comes to GIS. I started out by posting http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6963991/how-can-i-transform-the-coordinates-of-a-shapefile In short, I found a shapefile ...
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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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What is hierarchy (object model) of features in ArcGIS?

I'm new to GIS. My understanding of shapefiles is that they are (contain?) featureclasses, that contain features (points, polylines, polygons). Is there a clear hierarchy for these files. Would the ...
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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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How to join data in a spreadsheet to a shapefile ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i transfer data from a spreadsheet into a shapefile? I have data for Indices of Multiple Deprivation for the UK from this website: http://www.communities.gov.uk/...
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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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How to change the unit of measure from degrees to meters in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on windows, and I donwloaded a shapefile of census block group boundaries from TIGER. This file appears to be in the WGS 84 coordinate system, and when I open it in QGIS the ...
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Kicking someone off a shapefile in ArcMap

I have ArcMap open, and someone else has the same shapefile open as me. How can I kick them off so that I can edit? I get the following error message: "Unable to save edits, cannot acquire a lock"
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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 clean such a bad shapefile for routing ?

I am trying to clean a shapefile to make it usable for routing with pgrouting, postgis, postgresql. Here an intersection, it seems to be connected but when we zoom …. It is not: Same here : ...
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Bulk uploading shapefiles to PostGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bulk load multiple shapefiles into PostGIS Is it possible to bulk upload shp files into postgis. Im currently playing around with postgis, qgis and geoserver (as a ...
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Why is the dynamic text on data driven pages not displaying a value from the grid attribute table?

Relating to my question here, I've been trying to return a value from the attribute table using the following code: <dyn type="page" property="lu1p"/> However, even if I try to use a ...
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How to change projection and show latitude / longitude in QGIS?

I am new to QGIS and pretty ignorant with the subject, but I want to be able to see the latitude / longitude of a point (with a mouse click) in Quantum GIS. I imported a shapefile (roads of finland ...
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Calculate stop times/distances of transport lines - tools and procedure?

I need to calculate stop times of bus lines (extrapolation) I have: Shape file with all stops shape file with control points where bus time was taken Shape file with all bus routes csv file with ...
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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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From a shapefile, copy specific rows (defined by a separate table) to a new shapefile

I have a polygon shapefile of origin zones. I also have a polygon shapefile of destination zones. I also have a table that lists origin-destination pairs. I would like to create a multi-part ...
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Coordinates are not aligning

The two shapefiles (shp) are not aligning like they should (note the img). The layer and the two shp files have all the same coordinates - NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Dakota_North_FIPS_3301_Feet The ...
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How to transfer data from spreadsheet into shapefile?

I am looking at Deprivation in the UK and there is some good data in the form of spreadsheets on this website http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/indices2010 I would like ...
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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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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 mergeFeatures(...
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are there any shapefiles for a simple road network of the UK that are similar to what you would find on google maps?

I wish to add a shapefile to ArcMap that displays a road network which is similar to what you may find on google maps. I dont require a detailed ordnance survey map, just the roads
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How do you search for a particular attribute from the attributes table?

I am working with a postcode shapefile which has over 8000 attributes and wish to search for particular attributes without having to scroll through thousands of others, is there a way of searching and ...
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Fastest spatial storage format?

I am wondering what storage method will result in the fastest reading of the map vectors for rendering. SHP? PostGres? SQLite? (They do not change often and I do not need spatial functions for these ...
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Getting/downloading shapefile from OpenLayers/Web page and saving to local disk

I have developed a web application where i am using GeoServer and OpenLayers. I have displayed some Layers over Google map in a ASP.Net Web Page. I want to know is there any Method or Script available ...
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Where to get raster files of Earth, united states [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open access repository of general GIS spatial data? I'm brand new to GIS programming so please excuse my lack of knowledge. I am developing a GIS web app using MapGuideOS ...
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Error importing Shapefile to PostGIS using Importer GUI

I'm trying to import a shapefile into a PostGIS database using the graphical importer. I just installed POSTGRESQL, and PostGIS. The GUI looks like this: After testing that my database worked, I ...
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Online resources for creating shp files performing basic GI functionality

I am looking to build polygons, based on files containing a grid of points. The representation of the polygon would be an aggregation of the points. As the end wares are ESRI, I was wondering if ...
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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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Polygon Shared Boundaries in GML

Last week I was told on a phone conference that GML supports shared boundaries in Polygon's. I have been unable to find any documenatation to substantiate the claim. Here is the situation: I have a ...
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Shapefile CRS changed after exporting from QGIS. Are they equivalent?

I added a shapefile as a vector layer in qGIS 1.7 so that I could join in additional attribute data (not geodata) from another DBF file. The Shapefile that I added has this CRS (as far as I can tell ...
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Extract parcel layers from vector pdf

So, I have an interesting problem... I have a PDF file which has over 100 pages and each of these pages is displaying a map in vector format. By using some third party program I was able to find out ...
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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.