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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Open source library to display offline shapefiles?

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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Continents geometry data / extracting contours of continents from country geometry

I have an ESRI Shapefile data from Natural Earth (Admin-0 Countries). I converted it to geoJSON format. There is no world or continents geometry there, only the county one. And I'd like to extract eg. ...
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Area missing in polygon (Shapefile)

I'm working with ArcGIS and the following image is showing the polygons that I have in my shapefile. The seleted polygon should actually be this selected one + the blank area right below it. This ...
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Distance to coastline?

I have a shapefile of Ireland. I know I can calculate distance to the coastline using the near tool. But is it possible to calculate distance to the coastline using the shapefile? I do not know ...
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Dissolve administrative boundaries in shape file

I cannot find a shapefile that gives me only the outline of Ireland, instead they include different regions/divisions. I only want the outline of the island itself i.e the coastline How do I dissolve ...
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Changing colours in a simple shapefile

I have a very simple map (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/download/bytes/nybb_15b.zip) and I have never before worked with shapefiles in any way. Can someone tell me what I need to do in order to change ...
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R using fortify to project shapefile on google map gives wrong results

I have a shapefile that looks like this > str(FieldsMap) Formal class 'SpatialPolygonsDataFrame' [package "sp"] with 5 slots ..@ data :'data.frame': 3 obs. of 2 variables: .. ..$ id : ...
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QGIS - shp to dxf conversion problem while opened in Autocad

I have a group of vector files that I intend to convert to "DXF" format. But after the conversion, only contour lines(white lines in the red polygon) are not displayed in Autocad. I read some related ...
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MapInfo Universal Translator turning integer columns to decimal

I've got a TAB file that I am using FME Universal Translator in MapInfo 12.5 to turn into a SHP. The input TAB file has a variety of columns, some are floats and some are integers. The output ...
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New Delhi, India, town level boundary files for GIS

I'm trying to find boundary files for New Delhi to map religious diversity (data here: http://www.censusindia.gov.in/DigitalLibrary/MFTableSeries.aspx), and I have downloaded the GADM files and tried ...
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Where can I find world map shapefiles/GEOJSONs/KMLs for 1950-2015?

I'm looking for world maps showing countries from 1950-2015. Are there shapefiles, KMLs or GEOJSON files of these?
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Overlay Analysis in QGIS (or Preferably Python)

I would like to perform an overlay analysis in Python or QGIS to output a list of each shapefile that falls within certain boundaries. I have unsuccessfully tried to use the Spatial Join, Intersect, ...
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The maximum record length exceeded?

I downloaded some census tract data which are stored in .gdb. I am able to open them in ArcGIS as shpfiles. I selected some tracts and tried to export them into another folder. But I kept getting this ...
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Missing Grounds of Buildings

I have model of buildings in shapefile (Multipatch). Buildings are not closed from bottom (they don't have ground). I would like to ask if there is any workflow, how to do that automatically?
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Merging multiple polygon shapefiles

I want to merge two polygon shapefiles in one without losing the attributes using ArcMap 10.1. To be exact I am creating a geological map and have some geologic formations in one shapefile and some ...
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MultiPatch Shapefile import into PostGIS Database

I have geometry of buildings in Shapefile MultiPatch format. I want to import it into PostGIS database in the same format. Is that even possible? If yes, then how?
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Shapefile of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate with district boundaries

Can anyone help me find shapefiles of German states Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate (including their districts)?
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What value to place for data which has no lat/long value?

i'm trying to create a shapefile from an excel spreadsheet. the spreadsheet contains some data such as "unknown record" for which no lat/long can be obtained while the rest of the data is related to ...
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Loading .shp file into QGIS gives error message

When I add vector layer I select the .shp file and nothing happens When I add vector layer and I select the folder it gives error message "not a valid or recognized data source" The pop up box queries ...
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Obtaining NDVI data from selected area

I need to analyse NDVI (-1/1) change between years (05-10y). But still only under selected shapefile. To analyse the extent of each NDVI category. Any tips? I have tried to make vector from the NDVI ...
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QGIS Coverage help

I am using QGIS 2.8.2 and everytime I try to load in a coverage type Shapefile, like forest density or population density it all comes up as the same color, but has the sections marked for the ...
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Check if shapefiles exists in folder

In ArcGIS modelbuilder I want to check if a shapefiles exists, if not I want to create the shapefile in that folder. I guess the calculate value tool within ArcGIS modelbuilder can be used, but I need ...
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How to input Shapefile point data into a raster and have the raster adjust to the new data?

I have a shapefile with elevation data at specific points. I also have a raster that has incorrect elevation values, but the transition between pixals is what I need. Is there a way to put the values ...
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What coordinate data could this ASCII file represent?

I have a ASCII file titled coastline.dat.It is read by a FORTRAN file and converted into NETCDF output. A MATLAB file plot displays the coastlines of Europe. There is no documentation whatsoever on ...
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Plot shapefile with matplotlib

I am trying to read a shapefile and plot it using matplotlib. Here is the code: import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import shapefile shpFilePath = "D:\test.shp" listx=[] listy=[] test = ...
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Shapefile downloaded from GeoServer has attribute data (in Farsi) changed? [closed]

I added many shapefiles and PostgreSQL database into GeoServer! However, when I downloaded this Shapefiles again why is my attribute data not legible in Farsi characters?
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Check Geometry Type of a Shapefile Using GeoTools?

I want to get the type (point, line, or polygon) of shapefile using GeoTools but so far I haven't found any code. Any other Java library also works for me.
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Converting file geodatabase feature class to KML without using Esri software?

Admin boundaries are available in https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/federated-states-micronesia/dataset/micronesia-federated-states-admin-level-1-boundaries as a file geodatabase ...
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Where can I find Canadian postal code geometries?

Where can I find the shapefiles for Canadian postal codes?
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Show dimensions on polygons

I have a shapefile that contains all of the property parcel lines in King County, WA. We are currently displaying this data through mapbox on our site with no issues. We would like to be able to show ...
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in R : get a SpatialPolygonDataFrame from gIntersection{rgeos] with sub-area as attribute?

I am using gIntersection (package rgeos) to intersect a polygon shapefile containing 20 buffers zones, with another polygon shapefile containing "ground occupation mode (GOM)" (an area divided in ...
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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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Converting osm file to shapefile (or data frame) in R

I was looking for a road shapefile for Australia today. I ended up going to Geofabrik. Open Street Map has data in .osm format. But they do not have one in .shp for Australia. If possible, I want to ...
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writeOGR with a spatialpolygon simplified by gSimplify

I'm using gSimplify (rgeos package) to simplify the geometries of a shapefile. The funcion works good, but now I can't write the output in a new shapefile. I tried some ways: writeOGR(simplyshape, ...
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Shapefile layers in QGIS don't display unless I zoom out

I have two shapefile layers in a Qgis project that have problems with zooming. One is a line I copied/pasted in a new layer from a set of height contours and the other one is a polygon layer I created ...
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Creating a really large shapefile without eating all the virtual memory

I am doing something similar to below to create a really large (large than memory on my machine) shapefile: shapes = shapefile.Writer(shapefile.POINT) shapes.autoBalance = 1 shapes.field('MyId','N') ...
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How to update postgis layer from shapefile in QGIS?

My usual workflow with updating layer from shapefile was to: Open DB Manager; Load SHP files into QGIS; Open DB Manager; Import file (with drop option). Now my problem is that I have created ...
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Can I calculate an average height from a contour dataset?

Hi all first time posting here, however have had a lot of help from this forum! Basically I have a contour dataset and need to find the average height.. seems simple but I cannot seem to find an ...
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Export shapefile from spatialite

I am using a spatialite db to perform a union and dissolve over a vector file. The vector inside the db looks like this: when I export the table with: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" -overwrite ...
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Can I merge a polygon and a point Shapefile?

I have two shape files that I want to merge. One is of polygons, the other is a point file. The polygons are missing information in the attribute table that the point file has. In general, the two ...
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On line shapefile, how to compare attribute between consecutives edges

I have a line shapefile with speed restriction attribute on each edge. I like to verify differences between two consecutive edges for all shapefile edges. Example: One line has speed restriction set ...
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Converting .fdshape to .shp or other QGIS readable format

I have been searching for a solution to being able to read .fdshape extension files in QGIS with no luck. It seems that the data had to be converted from .shp to .fdshape in the first place so I was ...
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Can ogr2ogr “reverse clip” (or “clip out” or “erase” or “difference”) one shapefile from another? [duplicate]

Is there a means in ogr2ogr to "clip out" one shapefile from another? I know ogr2ogr -clipsrc B.shp out.shp A.shp will remove any part of A.shp that is NOT in B.shp. Is there an ogr2ogr command to ...
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How to choose a shapefile interactively in R

I am writing a function in R where i want the user to choose a Esri shapefile from its destination folder. Since a shapefile is made of several files how can i select them. For a point feature class i ...
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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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Create statistics by features in QGIS [duplicate]

I've a polygon layer for parcels in a landscape protection area and a point layer, contains zoological data (e.g species, entities, etc.). How can I make a statics for each polygon, contains the list ...
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How can I eliminate leftover border/boundary in QGIS?

I am trying to generate a shapefile which contains the unincorporated areas of St. Louis County, Missouri. I'm using two shapefiles: St. Louis County from the 2012 census, followed by St. Louis ...
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Is there any shapefile (or other format) of Russia's time zones after 2014 changes?

According to for example Wikipedia, Russia changed its time zone boundaries in 2014, moving areas between existing zones and defining new ones for the Crimea area. Is there any shapefile or other ...
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Counting road intersections and blocks

I have a shp file that consists of the road system of Mexico City. I would like to count the number of road intersections (crossings) and blocks (which I would define as a segment starting from one ...