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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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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How to simplify polygon shapefile and maintain topology? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a straightforward answer that actually works...not a 'duplicate question' flag. None of the other solutions posted in similar threads actually work...they all have dead-end answers ...
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ogr2ogr - extracting S-57 layers

I'm trying to extract the layer DEPARE from an S-57 datafile and convert it into a shapefile. I'm using ogr2ogr from OpenGeo Suite 4.5 (GDAL 1.11.1) on Windows 7 64 bit. The problem is that when I ...
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clipping ESRI shapefiles along with shx and dbf

I've seen other answers detailing how one can clip a .shp file with ogr2ogr but this just returns a clipped set of geographic features. I also want to clip the .shx and the .dbf in the same manner. ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Shp File Read-only

How do you make the shapefile a Read-only so the client can not make any edits using 10.2.2 ArcGIS. It is not within a geodatabase, just a stand alone shapefile. I am using Windows 8
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Trouble in Natural Earth Shapefile “jumps” read using GeoTools

I'm using GeoTools 12.0 to read in Natural Earth data. I'm really happy with the performance, and ease of implementation. But, I'm having trouble reading in very large polygon data. The 110M Ocean ...
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Problem loading OS OpenData multipoint shapefile into PostGIS

I am trying to load the OS OpenData Strategi shapefile dataset into a PostGIS database. I have had no problems with the polyline and polygon shapefiles, but I am unable to get the point shapefiles to ...
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Missing Scottish Administrative Data in OS Opendata sets

I'm not sure if this forum is really the correct place to ask, but impertinence would lead me to believe that there may be some one on here that may know the answer. I'm using the Ordnance Survey Open ...
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Moving (translating and scaling) a polygon in a shapefile

Updated Question: I have an ESRI shapfile of the US, with Alaska, Hawaii, etc, broken down by county. I'm extracting the polygons (each representing a county) from the shp file, and then displaying ...
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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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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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ShapeFile with Z Co-ordinates

I have 3 shapefiles, two of them wihtout the Z Co-ordinates elevation but 1 of them has a Z co-ordinate elevation. I can load two ShapeFiles into my SQL Server Database which does not have Z ...
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How to set zoom level for labels of highway in JOSM?

I'm new in using JOSM and open street map data . I import a shapefile of highways in JOSM and use it for styling the highways.Some highways are trunk ( in open street map standard ) and some of are ...
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Finding an ogr2ogr equivalent of SelectLayerByLocation

So I'm trying to take individual grid point buffers and only select the regions that the points intersect with (via SelectByLocation). Generally I run the following code to: Explode multipart ...
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How to convert DRA to SHP [duplicate]

Does anybondy know a software wich convert mapmaker vector file to a shapefile ?
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Coordinate Not Match - Convert Shapefile to Geojson

I'm a newbie at GIS programming and I have a problem with file conversion. I've tried to convert shp file to geojson, and the coordinates do not match. But when I try to convert it to kml, it goes ...
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How to clip LAS data using shapefile polygons and open source software?

I am trying to clip or filter lidar files (las, xyz) using a shapefile that contains multiple polygons. Is there open source software that can do this spatial operation? My las files are enormous, ...
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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 TIFF file with other shapefiles to use ArcGIS geoprocessing tools?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I have a TIFF file and I already applied the Copy Raster to make it an ESRI grid (i.e. I did not specify any file in the output field). The problem is, when ...
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Merging shape-files freezes

I am trying to merge shape-files in QGIS it stops each time at 19%. The program doesn't show me any error messages so I don't know what is going on. Both shapefiles are 1.9 GB. Also I noticed that ...
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better way to duplicate a layer using ogr in python?

I'm splitting a large shapefile into many smaller ones using ogr. I'd like to just copy all of the field and layer config information from the original. Here's how I'm doing it now: src = ...
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Problem with unicode Characters (arabic) in josm

I'm using josm for converting a shapefile to .osm format. When I import the shapefile to josm the arabic characters do not show correctly (see the image below). The dbf of the shapefile shows the ...
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How to incorporate drop-down list within cells of shapefile attribute table using ArcGIS Desktop?

A question has been brought to my attention. When working with a shapefile within either 10 or 10.1. Is it possible to create a python script or some sort of programming language to accomplish this ...
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Importing csv file in QGIS including names and description [on hold]

I'm just getting to learn QGIS. I want to make a map (Google maps) where I can map all our customers from our database. Including names and even better: description, address, telephone, etc. All this ...
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How to convert KML with tracks to Shapefiles?

I downloaded a KML track from Google Latitude. The service allows to download the tracked route from the user's profile providing a link such as: ...
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How to save shape file as type 1 point file in Qgis?

QGIS saves point shapefiles as type 8 - Multipoint as default. I need QGIS to save as type-1 Point file. How?
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How do I break up a shape file into contiguous area?

I've got a shapefile which is a union of non-contiguous shapes. I'd like to be able to break them up into individual groups. For example, suppose I have a polygon of the entire US, currently only ...
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Neighborhood boundaries and building footprints for Johannesburg?

Are there any sources for free (or commercial) and distributable neighborhood and building footprint datasets for Johannesburg out there? I've already looked on: Google OpenStreetMap joburg.org.za ...
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Why dissolve creates many extra features?

I have a shp file in Arcmap 10 that has ~16600 polygons. Some overlap. I want any polygons that are overlapping to be dissolved into single polygons. I want non-overlapping polygons to remain the ...
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How to output coordinates from a shapefile to a GMT or CSV file in QGIS?

I want to get the coordinates for a line shapefile as csv or gmt files. I click create "new layer" - "new shapefile layer" - I check the "line" box and then "OK". Then I make my shapefile. When I ...
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how to colored style on geoserver from atribut of SHP map [closed]

i have .SHP map format, i want to colored based of atribut of map with style on geoserver, i hope can get the solving problem, thanks
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How do I rename Shapefiles in QGIS?

I have a huge list of layers in a project that are named in a foreign language. i I want to translate and add the English title to the name. When I right click on a layer and choose properties- ...
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Is there an automatic function in QGIS to package all shapefiles in a project for transferability?

In my project, I use a lot of geodata from different directories. Now I want to give the QGIS project to a colleague (eg on a CD). Is it possible to copy the shapes from different directories ...
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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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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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Canadian Shapefile from Statscan is wrong?

It's great that Stats Can produced this for free! However, it's useless if it's wrong. I'm using the shapefile for territory planning so the FSA (postal code) data needs to be 100% accurate. But ...
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British National Grid to KML results in offset polygons

I have a shape file of English wards from ONS. It is similar to the files available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/geography/products/census/spatial/2011/index.html except I had to ...
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When I download a shapefile from Geoserver my attribute data of shapfile changed

Hi dears I added many shapefiles and PostgreSQL database into Geoserver! But when I downloaded this Shapefiles again my attribute data is not legible in Farsi characters! Can anybody understand me? ...
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How to load geographic data into Hadoop (Hive) and then to be able to call spatial functions on them?

I need to load some geographic data into Hadoop (Hive), and then, to be able to call some spatial functions on them using Hive. My input data format is ESRI shapefiles (but could be another format, I ...
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Problem when converting sosi to shapefile with ogr2ogr on Linux

I am trying to convert a SOSI file (Norwegian geodata format) to a shapefile. I have set up gdal, but apparantly there is a lot of things that I dont have support for. When I do a ./configure, this is ...
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Update point shapefile attributes from polygon shapefile using QGIS

I have two shapefiles: one point and one polygon. The point shapefile have five attributes that describe the points. The polygon shapefile have one attribute: name of the polygon. I am a beginner to ...
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Importing 2014 TIGER County Shape Files to 2012 SQL Server?

Last year, I figured out how to import TIGER Census Block shape files into 2012 SQL Server with no issues. I assumed I would use similar code to do the county shape files but I keep getting a few ...
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How to create a routable road network from Ordnance Survey data?

I've been following the "Beginners Guide to pgRouting" in an attempt to create an in-house application that provides drive-time isochrones. I have a server, postgreSQL and PostGIS and pgRouting - no ...
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Extracting metadata from shapefile in FME? [closed]

Does anyone know how to extract metadata information from a shapefile in FME? To be exact, i want to extract all the field names from a shapefile and export as a xml or any format. Example, if i ...
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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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From OSM to shape. Parsing problem

I'm working at OpenStreetMap project for android at the moment. I want to retrieve OSM data from my app(nodes, markers and paths) and convert it to shape file (.shp, .dbf and .shx). Later, I'll load ...
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GIS shapefile data for Singapore Urban Planning areas

Is there any free resource to obtain Shapefile data for Urban Planning area boundaries in Singapore?
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Display big data set on Google Maps

I have a pretty large polygon shapefile (almost 1.5 million buildings) that I want to display in Google Maps. As the KML would be far too big, I have to create tiles, right? I don't want to host my ...
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How can i set symbology and scale in my own shapefile to mapsforge?

I have a shapefile contain network of a city . I want to use the shapefile in android devices . The best solution is using mapsforge.I search and found some solution to convert shapefile to mapforge ...
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Geotools shapefile and geotiff displaying problem in JMapPane

I'm trying to get a JMapPane to show up in a JPanel, but without success. Below is the JPanel instance containing the map. I am importing a geotiff and a shapefile layered in that order. Not only does ...