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 get FID recognised by GeoServer?

I'm trying to load a shapefile into a GeoServer that has a style defined which makes use of the FID attribute: <PolygonSymbolizer> <Fill> <CssParameter ...
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How can i make image of shape file using python in QGIS?

Here I am trying to below code, but it give me error. import shapefile import Image, ImageDraw # Read in a shapefile r = shapefile.Reader("K:\TM_WORLD_BORDERS-0.3\Mississippi\mississippi") # ...
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Converting Spidertracks GPS flight tracks into shapefile or kml?

I have some data that will be comming to me from helicopter flights and was recorded with Spidertracks software. Does anyone know how to convert flight tracks from 'Spidertracks' gps flight tracks ...
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How to associate shape file with metadata in geonetwork?

I'm trying to figure out how I can link a spatial data set with my metadata record in geonetwork so that a person searching for metadata records could download the associated spatial data with the ...
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Exporting XY data to .shp and I lose my points

I have coordinates (sampling points) as part of a larger excel file that I am trying to convert to a .shp file to overlay on a map. When I add them to Arc as XY data they display just fine, but when ...
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From .shp to .kml to .shp Without Losing Attributes

I've converted a shapefile with attributes to a .kml for a client. The .kml and attributes were then edited within google earth. I received the updated .kml and now I need to get it back to .shp. ...
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iGIS failed to load shapefile?

I am using iGIS for iPAD When I try importing one particular shapefile it gives me an error(see attached pic) saying I have the wrong projection. It is the same one I use on my other 10shapefiles ...
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Splitting large shapefile into numerous smaller files based on number of objects in each smaller file using?

I have a shapefile containing approximately 600 000 point-objects. Unfortunately, for a couple of reasons I need to split this file into a larger number of shapefiles each containing approximately ...
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How to classify shapefile values in QGIS?

I would like to classify shapefile values using graduated style in QGIS, but instead of using the default mode of classification (e.g.natural breaks with values range 0-10, 10-20, 20-30), I would like ...
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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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shapefile does not draw in ios app

I can import a shapefile into my iGIS ios app but it does not draw or show up. I opened it with a simple shapefile viewer and it gave me the error that I have attached as a picture. How do I fix ...
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Can I merge an Access database with a shapefile into a file geodatabase? [on hold]

I'm working on a project where I'm trying to merge location information from points placed in a shapefile with information that I've entered into an Access database. There is a unique identifier with ...
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ArcGIS Javascript API: Adding a shapefile with more than 1000 points

I am able to add shapefiles with less than 1000 points by using the ArcGIS Portal REST API as shown in this example: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/portal_addshapefile.html ...
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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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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Dissolving shapefile but retain attribute fields

Is there any way to dissolve shapefile but keep attributes fields in the same time? This is how I want to retain fields: There are two fields I want to conserve in a shapefile. The first column is ...
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Shape file text field unicode

I used ArcGIS 10.3.1 to create Shape file with a text field with 5 length. When I entered a unicode text with 5 characters, ArcGIS lost the last 3 chars (Saved only 2 begining chars). What's the ...
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How to write shapefiles more efficiently in GeoScript?

I've created a geoscript (in groovy) to create a shapefile from generated geometries with certain attributes. It's a heatmap consisting roughly 65.000 polygons with an attribute storing the ...
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Getting Shapefiles of Meghalaya [on hold]

I want to download a shapefile for Meghalaya. Where do I get it from?
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DLLs or examples to support writing a shp, shx, dbf file as memory stream for uses on Azure website?

I'm trying to read/write shapefiles for a web service for an azure website and I do not have the luxury of accessing the local file storage (which means that reading/writing from/to disk is out of the ...
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A reliable source of shapefiles for boundary data?

Does anybody know of somewhere that I can reliably get shapefiles or kml files for municipal / neighbourhood boundaries for cities across the world? I know that ArcGIS online has some but certainly ...
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Modifying attributes of a shapefile using java

I have a polygon vector shape-file in which each feature has an integer attribute. I want to update this integer attribute(for all features) programatically using java on regular intervals of time. ...
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Shapefile for India which includes taluk boundaries? [duplicate]

I need to go for zonal wise mapping for rice crop in south India for that i Need taluk boundaries of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala's taluk boundary shape file. So, how to download taluk boundary shape ...
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Speeding up ArcGIS arcpy.Merge_management for MANY files? [on hold]

I'm currently running a script that is using the arcpy.Merge_management function to merge roughly ~1500 shapefiles together. When I tried this with much smaller test runs, it ran perfectly. Now ...
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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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GDAL -SQL or -where options

ogr2ogr -overwrite -t_srs EPSG:3978 -f "ESRI Shapefile" -sql "SELECT * FROM 'Layer Name' WHERE FIELD_NAME = 'A CLASS'" dst.shp src.shp help me out here - looking to 1) reproject a shape and 2) ...
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Loading Shapefile with Work Network creating Negative Scale

For the company I work for, we have our own servers and network we load upon start up to do our work within QGIS. However its about 50/50 when loading an outside shapefile that it works. When I load ...
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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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Shapefiles failing to merge

I am attempting to merge two shapefiles together. Both are line features. I have merged these files before and it worked successfully however due to problems during editing I have to start again and ...
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Label rendered with empty features using geotools

I am using geotools to generate some images based on the shapefile data, it works well until I tried to add labels for the line features: the labels are rendred even there is no features in the ...
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40k+ points from Shapefile, clustering them and populating on Google Maps/Webapp

I just started a new Python/Django webapp job related to GIS (and i'm totally new to GIS). Here is my task and what i have found so far, and i am stuck as to finding out what's the best way or the ...
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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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Exporting .csv file as .shp in QGIS?

I am a newbie to QGIS. Here's what I'm trying to achieve: Step 1: Load the required GIS layer (*.shp file) Step 2: Load the .csv file in QGIS Step 3: Perform the join based on common attributes ...
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Hand-held GPS to which I can upload imagery and shapefiles?

We've been struggling with Garmins. We can upload imagery and data using a phython script to create a KMZ file then drop it onto the GPS. It kind of works (much better on the newest units, barely on ...
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How to write a script that will merge shapefiles? [duplicate]

We use an application called IntraMaps Roam. Our guys go out in the field, mark up their maps with GPS points, and then bring them back to the office. They will copy their shape files to the server ...
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Order of polygon vertices in general GIS: clockwise or counterclockwise

Two days ago I asked a question about the internal storing order for the vertices of a polygon in ESRI shapefiles. That question was answered (Are polygons stored clockwise or counterclockwise in a ...
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Extract data from netcdf using a shapefile polygon in python

I need to subset data from a NetCDF using a specific shapefile. The data are sea surface temperature and ocean color at 1/4 degree resolution. I have 4 polygons describing the US. Northeast ...
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How to plot Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Shapefile using python

I am trying to make a plot of the SPC's thunderstorm outlook using Python. I have downloaded the shapefile from this website http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html. Then I use this ...
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Help finding point in polygon via Spatialite with example karst zones data

I'm working on a school project involving Spatialite and point in polygon queries. I've successfully followed this example: http://blog.crazystyle.net/?p=255 I am now trying the same sequence of ...
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Comparing and reporting shift between two shapefiles using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have two shapefiles. One is an original route polyline file and another is an updated polyline file, where the shape is modified to google maps. How can I compare the updated shapefile with the ...
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Importing .shp to postgreSQL

I want to import a shp file to postgreSQL. First I create sql file and then run PostgreSQL. To create sql file, I run this command in windows cmd: shp2pgsql -s 4326 worldCountries.shp worldcountries ...
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Get shape file polygon attribute value at a specific point using Python (e.g. via PyShp)

I have a shape file comprising multiple polygons. These polygons have attributes. I am trying to write a script in Python that takes a co-ordinate point, determines in which polygon it falls, and ...
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Importing shapefile and exporting it as cgm file in Arcview? [closed]

I am very new to Esri's ArcGIS for Desktop. I have downloaded the trial version and want to import shapefile and save it to cmg file. Is it doable in ArcMap?
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Moving a shapefile point 500 m west

I am a novice to arcgis 10 so please forgive my ignorance.I have this 2000 survey points shapefile and I was told to , I guess is dislocate, generate new survey points, each new should be 500m west ...
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Create HexBins for shapefiles

I usually create hexbins using the MMQGIS tools in QGIS. I would create a hex layer and intersect it with a shapefile. I've tried to create a hex shapefile and importing it into a PostGIS and tried to ...
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Uploading shapefile into postgis

I am trying to import some shapefiles into postgis. Now I have an example database within my download of postgis. In this database I can import the shapefile by changing the DBF file character ...
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Shp2pgsql - exec() not allowed on external server

Me and my collegue are using the shp2pgsql and psql commands in php code (a Drupal module to be precise). We put these commands in a php variable and use the exec() command to execute them. This ...
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QGIS corrupting shapefiles?

I'm hoping someone out there might be able to help or suggest some tests to try and resolve some very odd QGIS behaviour of late... Our core GIS team of 4 users has been testing v2.10 prior to ...
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Legend information in shapefile

I am a novice to the field of GIS so please forgive my ignorance. I am required to plot a shapefile (.shp) on a basemap which is an openlayers map. The shapefile is published in GeoServer as a wms ...
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Using PyShp to convert polygons in *.csv to *.shp files?

I'm converting csv data to shapefiles using the pyshp python library. What I want to do is very similar to Using the python shape library: pyshp - how to convert .csv file to .shp, except that I ...