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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Best way to show shape file in a layered map

I'm creating my first app using maps and shape files. I have some shapefiles with attached dbase databases and I would like to show these shape files as an overlay on a map. I have JavaScript code ...
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How to use shapefiles with CGAL?

I read a few posts here at GIS.SE that points to algorithms in CGAL, e.g. Simplifying polygons to linestring. I'd like to test algorithms in CGAL for medial axis transformation, but the examples are ...
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pgsql2shp ERROR: incompatible mixed geometry types in table

I have multi-linestring in .shp files and I split the lines with postgis, but that result is only geom column. It does not works with shape file exporter error: incompatible mixed geometry types ...
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Operations between shape layer and csv layer

I've got a question for you! I have a .shp layer containing point geometry with xy coordinates in the attributes (left) and a .csv layer containing a square Origin/Destination matrix(right): I ...
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PostGIS importing shapefile error w/ official manager

I'm having some trouble when trying to import an shapefile of the Sao Paulo Brazil's state (I downloaded it from the web and I'm using the own PostGis manager to import it). Here's an image! The ...
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Are polygons stored clockwise or counterclockwise in a shapefile? [duplicate]

I'm working with polygon coordinates in QGIS using PyQGIS using ESRI shapefiles as input data. My question is, are the polygon vertices (I'm referring only to the outer boundary in the case of ...
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Unable to export data to ShapeFile in ArcGIS

I've imported an Excel sheet into my ArcGIS project but am unable to convert this to a ShapeFile. When I try, via export data, I get an error message saying either 'output name is not valid', whatever ...
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Natural Earth: How to get the position of all provinces that belong to a state

This question is about Natural earth 1:10 states and provinces.shp file. I'm using ogr2ogr and want to know the name of the id i need to pass . In purpose of pulling out the right states regions. ...
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Wrong projection high quality shapefile for the coastline of Helsinki region (Finland)

I did some spatial interpolations in R and I need a support for those. Looking for shapefiles online the best I could find was and it looks really horrible, the same area in ggplot looks like . I ...
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Using Geodatabase Annotation in ArcView 3.2?

I've been asked to take a parcel layer (shapefile) that contains house numbers and create an annotation layer so the house numbers are displayed in a separate annotation layer rather than a label to ...
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Issue with dissolving a polygons layer in QGIS 2.4

I downloaded a dataset of roads and parks from OSM. I then buffered the roads and merged with the parks. Now - all i want is to dissolve / union all the features in the merged layer. I fail to do it ...
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Shapefile for India which includes Telangana (state)?

I need a shapefile for India which is up-to-date to display the regional borders. By up-to-date, I mean that it includes Telangana as a state. Many shapefiles that I downloaded do not have Telangana ...
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ST-Links convert Feature Class to DB Table error

I'm using ArcMap with the ST-Links SpatialKit Conversion tool to convert a Feature Class to a DB Table. But I'm getting an error: ERROR: 42601: type modifier is not allowed for type "geometry". I ...
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Clip raster by shapefile in parts

Please help write .sh script command to clip raster by polygonal shapefile. Shapefile have name field with unique name of polygon feature. On the output must be rasters with name of polygons in ...
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Polygon Shape Data for North America

Does anyone know where I can get data like this for north America (for use in SSRS). It does not have to be exploded. If I add Bing maps my 36 page PDF is 250MB when exported!
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Looking for shapefiles for Canadian shale plays with labels and/or meta data about the plays

I work for a company in the oil and gas industry. We are making a geospatial map with mapbox and leaflet. Our task is to show shale plays in relation to other industry items like well sites. We ...
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does the census bureau provide clipped / water-bounded files as nice as certain cities?

this question says they do but when i compare what i can find in the cartographic boundary files section of the census bureau's gis page, they don't look as good as certain shapefiles provided by the ...
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Shapefile Conversion to ERDAS Signature editor

I'm trying to run a supervised classification for an image. I was working with it in ArcMap and created some training data. I wanted to see if I could get a better result with Erdas Imagine using the ...
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Merging Two or More Layers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working with three clipped layers that are shown in the TOC. I created these layers from a large watershed shape-file. However, each clipped layer includes the layer before it and only expands on ...
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How to clear areas outside map in R

I succeeded thanks to the eblonde in the disscution (problem with polygon smoothing in R) to smoothing polygons in R. Code: inter1= read.table("c:/inter2.csv", header=TRUE) #add a category ...
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Unable to add features in QGIS 2.4.0

QGIS beginner problem. I can no longer create features with "Add Feature" in QGIS. The info triangle message is "Transform error caught: forward transform of (0.000000, 0.000000) PROJ.4: ...
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Digital Elevation Model and Shapefile not aligned in openWind

I have a digital elevation model and a shapefile containing point features for the location of wind turbines. These two layers appear to be aligned in QGIS but when I open them in openWind, they are ...
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Can QGIS generate a map that composed of several .shp maps?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 API to develop application. I need a map that composed of several vector layers. If only this, it can be done by merge in QGIS, but I need more for that: the map(or project?) I ...
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OpenLayers preview problem?

I just want display shapefile (.shp) that I have made in QGIS in openlayer geoserver. but There is a strange object that appears. I want to ask how to get rid of the strange object.
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Where to find Vietnam administrative level 4 shape file?

I am new to mapping, and would like to make a custom map using Vietnam's administrative boundaries shape file. I found a great source at gadm.org, but it is licensed for non-commercial use only. I ...
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shapefile record has no attribute named bounds

This is the code that I am using to print the bounds of my shapefile. import fiona import shapely import shapely.geometry fc = fiona.open("filename.shp") shapefile_record = fc.next() shape = ...
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Path on network returning wrong results

I have created a shapefile of polylines that represent a path with multiple intersections. Then I have used the networkx python library to create a network. At the first the results were satisfactory. ...
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Plotting Postal Codes from .csv Files in QGIS

I have Canadian postal code data that I would like to plot. This data is currently stored in a simple .csv file. At the moment the only other data I have is FSA data from Statistics Canada. Is ...
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Opening shape file in OpenWind

In QGIS I have used the OpenLayers plugin to locate a wind farm. I have then used the add feature function to place a point at the base of 7 turbines. I have saved the shape file as an ESRI Shapefile. ...
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Kartograph - AttributeError: _Shape instance has no attribute 'parts'

I am new to GIS and open source tools so bear with me. I am attempting to convert a shapefile to svg by running kartograph as a python module. My source file (provided by the local GIS ...
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Place an image svg into an R plot

I have a set SVG icons (weather icons ) and I want to create a figure with svg superimposed images representation of a Shapefile. below my shapefiles and points representing the position where I ...
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How to rename PostgreSQL/PostGIS columns while importing Shapefiles?

I discovered shp2psql to successfully import geospatial data from ESRI Shapefiles into PostgreSQL/PostGIS. Now I would like to automatically rename the target column names. Is there any mechanism ...
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Mapnik + OpenStreetMap + Shapefile with Raster Images + Mod Tile + PostGIS

I am new to GIS. I have a Shapefile (.shp, .shx and .pbf). The .pbf file contains path to PNG files located on my machine only. I was able to save the Shp data to PostGis via Shape2Gis tool. Now ...
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Is there a command line tool for converting projection in .prj and GeoTiff to EPSG codes?

Is there a command line tool to convert a shapefile projection in the .prj file into corresponding EPSG code? I know that there is website http://prj2epsg.org/search for doing this online, but I ...
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Selecting a valid format file

There has been an error when uploading a shapefile I want to start with some imported data. Upload a file. Please, select a valid format file # when upload a zip file: Oops! There has been an ...
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Unable to plot values for individual fields in my table using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm having problems adding tabular data to an ArcGIS project and need some help! Example of my table is below (please note that the fields have been edited since the capture was taken to remove any ...
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Shapefiles of Central America and Mexico coastlines?

Does anybody know/has a shapefile of Central America + Mexico (WSG84) (with no administrative boundaries) at a low resolution that could share with me? I'm looking for a very simple shapefile without ...
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Uploading large files to ArcOnline

I am trying to upload a large shapefile to ArcOnline, however I found out ArcOnline won't upload any shapefile that has more than 1000 features. My 30 shapefiles have over 1,000,000 features each. ...
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Reprojection of shapefile in R and final extraction of values

I need to extract values from some raster files (stack) using a shape file. to bring both of them in the same CRS, I first transformed the shapefile using the EPSG codes. Opening it in an GIS software ...
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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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Why is QChainage not assigning linear referencing sequentially from start to finish?

I have a simple linear feature representing a pipeline that needs linear referencing every kilometer. When I add the specifics to the tool it runs fine but my result does not count sequentially from ...
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Convert shape file to kml without losing symbols

I am using QGIS 2.2 and want to convert a shape file containing point coordinates with userdefined svg-symbols to a kml file. Everything seems to work. The orginal file is in WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N ...
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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 create a shapefile or gml from a Oracle database using SDE.ST_Geometry?

I have a ORACLE database 10g(Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.3.0) with a SDE.ST_Geometry field and i want to make a program in python so i can create several shapefiles based on ...
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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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Error: cannot acquire a lock when editing in ArcMap 10.1

We have a problem with a shapefile feature class. Periodically it will not save edits with an error message as the following: Cannot save edits; cannot acquire a lock Working in 10.1 with a ...
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Exporting file geodatabase (GDB) to Folder of shapefiles?

I have a geodatabase with several feature dataset and feature classes associated with it. I want to export each feature dataset as folder and feature classes associated with each feature dataset will ...
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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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How To Bulk Export Shapefiles Into Microsoft SQL Server using QGIS or PostGIS

Hey all thanks so much in advance for your help I have been researching this issue for a while. I have found two popularly suggested ways to preform this task: ogr2ogr - just take a shapefile and use ...
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Getting “Points of LinearRing do not form a closed linestring”

I downloaded the data provided here as KML, exported to ESRI Shapefile format, checked it on QGIS and everything looked fine. Upon trying to use the layermapping utility of Geodjango I am getting ...