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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GeoJSON too bulky - what to do?

I am using leaflet.js to allow web users to select a region. Valid regions are US states, Canadian providences, and world countries (except for US and Canada). I constructed a shapefile myself using ...
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ogr2ogr keep geometry when converting to CSV?

Using ogr2ogr, how to keep the geometry when converting to CSV? ( Nothing relevant here: http://www.gdal.org/drv_csv.html ) $ ogr2ogr -f "CSV" MyLayer.csv MyLayer.geojson Here is the begin of ...
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Trouble Converting from a shp. to gpx file and up loading to GPS

Currently I have a series of random points within a shapefile that I would like to upload to my GPS. Every time I try to upload the points via "Save file" it come up with an error message (posted ...
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Are there any Objective-C frameworks for shapefile drawing?

Hello can someone point me to library for this? Which can read .shp files and render them?
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Iterating through multiple polygons in file using ArcGIS ModelBuilder? [duplicate]

This question is a lead on from this question which was not resolved: Iterating through multiple polygons to produce a table with elevations using DEM? I want to iterate through each polygon in a ...
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Interpreting Shapefile metadata to use in World File

Im currently using gdal/ogr to read metadata concerning shapefiles and I am able to read them correctly. I am also able to convert these shapefiles to tif using QGIS and now the next step I need is to ...
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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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cad to shapefile conversion

i have use arcgis10.1,arcobjects.net. i did following code ESRI.ArcGIS.Geoprocessor.Geoprocessor gp = new ESRI.ArcGIS.Geoprocessor.Geoprocessor(); gp.OverwriteOutput = true; ...
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Looking for a GeoJSON describing the french departments

Is there any place where I could find a GeoJSON describing the borders of the French departments, or do I have to convert a shapefile?
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ArcGIS-Desktop 10.4: Point Shapefile Displays on Blank Map, but not on pre-made Map

I am using ArcGIS 10.4.1 and just received a shapefile for a map I am making. I believe it included all file important extensions: shp, shx, sbn, sbx, prj, dbf. This map I am making already has ...
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Can't choose interpolation attributes of my shapefile

I am attempting to interpolate data of a point shapefile. In the attribute table all attributes are shown correctly. When I am trying to interpolate them with Raster >> Interpolation no attributes to ...
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Preventing QGIS from losing information in attribute table during KML to SHP conversion?

I have a Shapefile with certain information in the attribute table. I convert it with QGIS 2.14 to KML. I convert the KML back to SHP. When I open the attribute table, all the infromation is lost. How ...
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Get shape filename in attribute field using field calculator

I apologize for crossposting against the ESRI geoprocessing forum, but it seems like this one gets answers. I'd like to have a modified append tool (ArcToolbox) that takes multiple shapefiles with ...
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Joining CSV with shape file in QGIS

I am aware that this questions has been asked but I haven't really seen a satisfactory answer. I have loaded a csv file into QGIS. It has been imported properly, with the first column as a string ...
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R will not read shapefile / file.exists returns true

I cannot successfully read a shapefile in R. I'm using Rstudio version 0.99.902 I have read several articles on readOGR errors that concern reading a shapefile. My shapefile is error free, as it ...
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Georeferencing shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile with some polygons that I would like to superimpose to a raster image, but unfortunately they don't match perfectly due to the reference system the shp has been created with. So, I ...
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Issues with hyperlinks in a KMZ file

I have a point shapefile where I set up a hyperlink to a .pdf file. In Arc the hyperlink works fine, and the desired .pdf file is opened when I click on the specific feature. If that layer is then ...
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geodatabase feature class to shapefile attribute table issues

I am using ArcGIS v10.4 and have a geodatabase feature class with ~800,000 objects (polygons) that I need to export to a shapefile with the attribute table in tact. However, no matter how I have tried ...
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Convert .osm to .shp file with .NET

I am looking for some free dotNET libraries which can be used to convert an OpenStreet .osm file to .shp shape file. I did google, but mostly found either .exe files, or non.NET files. Can you point ...
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PyQGIS & multi selection request [closed]

How I can do to iterate over a layer in order to select the all value of one parameter and add it into a table (without redondancy)? I am a beginner using QGIS and especially Python for QGIS. I ...
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Feature Layer parameter showing only Polygon Shapefiles

I have created a Python Tool in ArcGIS where most of the paramaters musts be ONLY Polygon Shapefiles. You can also look on my previous question: Filter the Feature Layer parameter in Python Script ...
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Annotation Conversion from into .shp file with appropriate Fonts Format in attribute table

My Drawing file (.dwg file) is contained with Annotation with Gujarati Text in many type of fonts(eg. Gujarati Saral, Nilkanth, Shruti...). After Conversion of Annotation to .shp file, Attributes are ...
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DBF to geoserver

I have a table as DBF.I would like to add the DBF to geoserver.I know we can publish a postgres table to geoserver. But i would like to know is there any way to add a DBF directly to geoserver.
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Uploading large shapefiles to ArcGIS Online?

I am trying to upload a large shapefile to ArcOnline, however I found out ArcGIS Online 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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Uploading shapefile with more than 1,000 features to ArcGIS Online? [duplicate]

I have many GIS files that I was using to create some maps for my work. Our desktop version of ArcGIS expired and we decided to move to the basic online version. I am unable to upload any of my ...
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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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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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Finding intersections in multiple files and exporting to single shapefile using OGR

I saw this solution using Shapely, but unfortunately I can't get Fiona to work with my Python IDE nor with OsGeo4W. I have a single shapefile that has a 500m buffer on about 350 trail polylines. I ...
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Why the shapefile of worldwide country boundaries is so large (>500 MB)?

I downloaded GADM administrative level 0 worldwide and it seems very simple file: 255 rows of polygons representing countries. But the size of the file is very large: >500 MB. Why it's happening? ...
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Join and export .csv file as .shp in QGIS?

Here's what I'm trying to achieve: Load the required GIS layer (*.shp file) Load the .csv file in QGIS Perform the join based on common attributes in the two files Export the mapped .csv file as a ....
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Exporting CSV to shapefile in QGIS? [duplicate]

I have a simple CSV of {lat,lon,text} and I want to export it as a WGS84 Shapefile. How can I achieve this?
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Converting shapefile to KML using GeoTools?

I am developing a GIS-based desktop tool for a land area in geotool. How we can convert shapefile into KML file?
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Open source library to display offline shapefiles in Android?

I am involved in developing a Android application that needs to be able to make use of Esri Shapefiles. Hardware used will be 7" Android rugged tablets running Android 4.2 or later. It is an offline ...
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Postal code shapefile for france?

Can anyone tell me of an open source where I can get the shapefile for France at a postal code level?
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How can I create new shapefile in QGIS1.8 from “Save selection as…”

when select a shapefile feature from census boundary file and use "save selection as" to create a new shapefile, program returns error: "Export to vector file failed. Error: creation of layer failed ...
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Creating shapefile from Excel file in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 2.6.1 and have worked in an Excel file database (which was actually converted from a Shape-File). I have managed to convert it as CSV file and load it into QGIS (displays data fine) ...
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Finding list of all shapefiles that overlap with single shapefile using QGIS?

I have a list of 34 shapefiles. These shapefiles are range maps for different species. I would like to take 4 of these shapefiles and document a list of those shapefiles (within the 30 shapefiles), ...
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Adding Shapefile with Symbology from Layer File to ArcMap MXD using ArcPy?

I have a Shapefile: C:\DATA\points.shp A layer file: C:\SYMBOLOGY\symbology.lyr And a map document: C:\MAPS\map.mxd How can I add points.shp to map.mxd with the properties of symbology.lyr all ...
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Storing two kinds of point geometry in shapefile or creating multipoint shapefiles? [closed]

Following How many interior and exterior rings can a polygon have in a standard ArcGIS shapefile?, can I have a mixture of two kinds of geometry in a shapefile of type point. Just like I have about ...
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How to upload vector data to OpenStreetMap ( quickly )?

I have 3 shapefiles containing: 8791 Linestrings 6704 Linestrings 584 Polygons I want to upload this data to OSM ( share it ) I took a look at the guidelines of uploading data to OSM. And I want ...
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Convert Gml to Shapefile in C#

I need to convert a GML file to Shape in C#. I installed gdal with nuget, but could not get it to work. I also tried NetTopologySuite, but i am getting errors when parsing Gml. Any other suggestions, ...
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Edit Extent of a Shapefile ArcMap10.3

I created a polyline feature and then I created a shapefile. Then overlayed another map and I wanted to analyse the distribution of the distance from the polyline, but the extents of the shapefile of ...
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shp2pgsql-gui not work after Ubuntu update

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with postgres-9.5 and postgis 2.2.2. Previously I performed shp2pgsql-gui to access the interface, but now, the terminal shows me this message: the program shp2pgsql-gui not ...
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How can a shapefile(while uploading) overlay zoomed to extents in openalyers3

To upload a shapefile the overlay as to zoom into utility(user given) layer. I have seen zoomToExtent in openlayers2 now i want to use openalyers3. While uploading external wms url to wms viwer it is ...
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Extracting features to feature classes from a REST service

I've seen this done before but I can't figure that out how to do it. How do you extract features from a REST service to a feature class (or shapefile)? I believe it involves adding a REST service link ...
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Batch convert tab files to shape files

I've seen several questions asking how to convert .tab files to .shp files in qgis mapinfo etc, which is what I'd like to do. However I have several files and I was wondering if there was a tool ...
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Trying to join a column from one table to another using python [duplicate]

So I have two tables, one has county polygons, the other has well Points. I am trying to first calculate the total numbers of wells that fall into that county, and update the county table with the ...
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How do I find out when a shapefile was created?

I am working on a project at an agency with a large amount of prior data stored in a shared database connection .sde folder to which I have access. While this is incredibly helpful, I would like to ...
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How to use GDAL to burn a selected value from one raster into another?

I think this should be a relatively simple process, but I'm not quite sure how to approach it. I have a shapefile containing 1000's of polygons. I also have 19 rasters. All of the polygons fall ...
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Import shapefiles into PostGIS using Python with psycopg2

I want to import shapefiles to PostGIS using Python with arcpy & psycopg2 to connect to PostGIS. I don't want to use the existing shapefile loader nor ogr, just write my own import tool. My steps ...