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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Calculation surface of building external walls from shapefile

I have two datasets (attached): 1) A shapefile of buildings containing the height of each building. 2) A parcel shapefile. Several buildings are assigned to a single parcel. I am interested in ...
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Help with Python shapefile Union Program

First I am a Python noob... I have searched the database for this answer, found a few that might be the answer, just way over my head (I am signed up for a intro python class this month, to help ...
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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 raster image using Shapefile in ENVI?

I have shapefile containing polygon boundaries and want to change them as a raster image in ENVI 5.3. Although, this could easily be done in ArcMap or other GIS software, however, I will have to ...
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Match polygons of two independently created shapefiles to create dataframe

I have two independently created shapefiles A) shapefile 1 lists the german postal codes and can be downloaded from ...
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Seeking Atlanta's limits shapefile?

I need a shapefile of the limits of the city of Atlanta, USA.
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shape file into DataSet in postGIS using openJUMP, but getting error

I am new to this field and I want to save my shape file into DataSet in postGIS using openJUMP, but I'm getting an error...can anybody tell me solution for this?
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Re-projecting shapefile from an unknown projection [duplicate]

I have been given a shapefile which is supposedly in a NAD1927_Zone16 projection. I need to align it with a raster image in a Lambert Conformal Conic (NAD 1927) projection. I've tried to use the ...
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Python module for counting ratios from SHP attributes

Using OGR, I am supposed to create a Python module that finds out which specific administrative region of a country has the highest density of roads. I have two input shapefiles: roads connected ...
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What is a UK boundary shapefile available for download via persistent URL (for cURL) with parish-level detail?

I'm in the process of generating a series of choropleth maps for a journal article and am writing this up in R as an .Rmd. My aim is to set this up as reproducible research, that is in a form which ...
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Basic statistics function on certain attributes stops at 6% on certain layer in QGIS?

I am trying to use the basic statistics function in QGIS on an attribute in a vector shapefile but it reaches 6% and then gets stuck and does not load anymore. It works fine on other layers/other ...
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How do I convert an active kmz file to a shapefile using either ArcMap or QGIS

I need to convert an active kmz file to shapefile. I have a layer file and a kmz file which feed data from a server. If I try to convert using the kml to layer tool in ArcMap it fails as there is no ...
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not matching shapefiles [on hold]

I have two shapefiles (s. below) and they are not matching, I know that there is a problem with coordinate systems, but I tried so many things. 1. coordinates from google maps Geographic Coordinate ...
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Are there any attempts to replace the shapefile?

Recently I've been spending a lot of time converting perfectly good field names like "Percent of citizens age 25 and over with a bachelor's degree or higher" into things like "edbchogtr" to meet the ...
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What is the easiest way to avoid shapefile columns being imported as PostGIS `numeric(p,s)` data type?

Considering the number of shapefiles I've imported to PostGIS (using shp2pgsql or ogr2ogr), I'm a little surprised I haven't come across this before. But I have a shapefile that has numeric columns ...
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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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shapefile for mumbai area or section wise

I am working on a project in which i need to plot data on Mumbai city map section wise or area wise but i am not able to get Shapefile for the same. Can anyone please provide me the link where i can ...
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GIS Multiple Choice Questions [closed]

Does anyone have a set of mcqs for GIS? Or know where I could get (separate and apart from a google search?
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DWG to SHP - suddenly a huge ammount of data in one file

I converted four DWG-Files with ArcMap to SHP. Suddenly one data had a huge ammount of data: file 1: DWG: 4,5 MB ----> SHP. 9,7 MB file 2: DWG: 12,7 MB --> SHP: 110 MB (!) file 3: DWG: 3,4 MB ...
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Finding neighbors for non adjacent polygons in R [closed]

I'm looking for a method or function in r-project that create a neighborhood matrix from a group of polygons that don't touch each other, like polygons of set of blocks separated by streets in a town. ...
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Creating SpatialPolygons in R

I am trying to do kriging with my data. But there is a problem here. I want to use krige command in gstat package. But I do not have "Spatial object with prediction/simulation locations". How I can ...
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Software or script for Batch Shapefile to GPX

I am looking for a software that does batch processing of shapefiles to GPX files. I have seen many including Arcmap that will batch gpx to shapefiles but none vice versa. I currently am using DNR ...
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Error in opening shapefile located on network

I have been able to successfully open a shapefile using Gdal when it is situated on my local machine. However, when I put the file on another machine on the network and try to open it, it fails. ...
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(Arcpy) read values from a txt file and convert the data into a shapefile

I´m a beginner at python programming and wanted to start with a litte and hopefully simple project. I tried to read float values out of a textfile and write them into a shapefile. The program is ...
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Why does QGIS spontaneously corrupt shapefile data? [duplicate]

I'm using QGIS 2.14 (Mac), but I have had the same problem with 2.8 (Ubuntu). When I am editing a shapefile, QGIS seems to spontaneously corrupt the data in unpredictable and catastrophic ways that ...
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Export to a Shapefile and maintain Domain Coded Values

I maintain a complex parcel fabric that uses coded value domains for a few fields. These are short integer fields with values from 1 - 6. These values represent say 1:Integrated Registered Survey ...
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Multiple rename shapefiles and feature classes in python

I have multiple shapefiles, in different sources (D:\GIS\Folder A", "D:\GIS_Temp\Name". And some of them have space in their name (File X, File Y, etc). What should be the code that could rename all ...
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Global shapefile of biomes/ecoregions?

I'm looking for a shapefile with this kind of information, only at considerably higher detail. In North America, ecoregions are classified by levels and grouped by vegetation type at much higher ...
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How do I convert a DEM GeoTIFF to Contour Shapefile

I have a digital elevation model as a GeoTIFF and I'm looking to generate a Shapefile of contours with 5m bands on the command line. Is this possible? Ideally using GDAL and Python.
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Converting shapefile to postgis without giving bounding box

ogr2ogr -progress --config PG_USE_COPY YES -f PostgreSQL PG:"<myconnection>" -lco DIM=2 /path/to/myshapefilename.shp myshapefilename -overwrite -lco GEOMETRY_NAME=geom -lco FID=id -spat ...
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WFS with authentication to PostGis (or to shape)

Is there a way to import data from a WFS layer to a Postgis table (or to a shape)? there are blogs explaining how to do it in 3 steps (http://anitagraser.com/2012/09/26/wfs-to-postgis-in-3-steps/) or ...
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Shapefile Polygon does not display in QGIS

I am attempting to import a Shapefile into QGIS. When I import it, the boundary is shown on the list, but when I try to view it in the mapping area, it does not show up. I can get it to show the ...
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Postal codes of China

Where can I find geodata with postal codes of China with an open license (commercial use is allowed)?
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Qgis 2.14. How to export color of polygon?

I use Qgis 2.14. I have some problem with export .dgn to shp. Qgis appropriates random colors to my polygons after export. Somebody knows how i can export original color of my Autocad dgn?
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Automatically split KML into point, line and polygon SHPs?

I have a lot of KMLs that include points, lines and polygons together, is there a way to automatically parse them into separate shapefiles (one for point, one for line, one for polygon) in QGIS or ...
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town, village, prefecture shapefiles for China?

I'm looking for boundary files for towns, villages and prefectures in China that are free. I've came across http://chinadataonline.org/, but they are limited. Can anyone tell me where to look?
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Best practice for loading shapefiles into ArcSDE geodatabase using web application

We are developing a web GIS using Flexviewer and we want to allow users to upload a shp file and insert it into a ArcSDE geodatabase. I think there are two steps at least. upload the shp file (zip) ...
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Adding shapes and/or icons to legend using Leaflet within R?

Is it possible, using Leaflet within R, to make a legend in such way that includes a set of icons or shapes and their corresponding value?
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Polygon shapefile has irregularities when viewed in ArcMap?

i am using ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop and when i try loading my shapefiles into the arcmaps it shows extra incorrect lines in my polygon shapefile is there anyway to fix this inconsistencies ...
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Filtering Small Areas of Shapefiles Using R

I'm trying to use the method proposed by the @ialm in the Question "How to speed up the plotting of polygons in R?" There, he loads the maps using getData from the raster package, I tested and it ...
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How to convert coverage to shapefile?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 I recently downloading some files that are in .adf format. I need to convert them to .shp. I just simply need step by step instructions of how to convert the data.
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multiple shapefile export to kml

I 'm new in Python script and i want to export shapefiles in the folder as the kml file with define layer files. for single shapefile it work perfectly refer below script. But I want to export 4 ...
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Formally testing whether building type tends to be close to another building type?

In arcGIS 10.1 (advanced licence), I have two polygon shapefiles, each representing two different types of building (let's call them A and B). Each type is actually used for two different purposes. ...
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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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Create shapefile based on geojson data with geotools (Java)

I'm using Geotools 14.0 for Java and I'm trying to generate shapefile based on data from GeoJSON. Here is my code: try { String url = "geojson.json"; File geojson = new File(url); ...
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Is there a public shapefile with the London Underground stations and lines?

Is there a public shapefile containing the stations and lines of the London Underground? I've been doing some intensive searching but I can only find the coordinates of the stations, or the lines in ...
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ESRI Shapefile not loading into SQL Server

I have been loading a number of shapefiles into SQL server 2012 using ogr2ogr.exe and the MSSQLSpatial driver. Up until this point, I have been very successful with doing so. However, I have now run ...
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How can I clip multiple geotiff tiles with a shapefile without greatly increasing their size?

I'm using gdalwarp to clip a number of geotiffs (tiles of a larger map) to a polygon described by a shapefile (which is about the size of the overall map, i.e. much larger than individual tiles) ...
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How can I delete Shapefiles in QGIS?

In the Browser it's not possible to delete Shapefiles. In ArcMap you can delete Shapefiles easily within the Catalog. How can I delete Shapefiles in QGIS without minimizing the QGIS-Window, navigating ...