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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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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Trying to fill polygon fills the entire map

I have been given some shp files to be displayed using Mapserver. Until now I was able to find the correct projections, display the map, and show labels. However, I have problems with polygon colors. ...
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Creating a ShapeFile spatial index programmatically in .Net

I am creating a shapefile programmatically using DotSpatial using the following example syntax / pseudo code FeatureSet features = new FeatureSet(DotSpatial.Topology.FeatureType.Polygon); ...
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Open shape file in ArcGIS Runtime WPF SDK as Graphics/Feature layer

I googled and followed this tutorial http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=953a530ada30477d95cc69e788268bc9 and figured out how to import Shape files and Rasters into Runtime. However, it seems ...
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Import Large Shapefile to Postgres

I'm trying to import a large dataset to Postgres, of about 600MB, that sits on a remote AWS server. But I get the following error Not enough memory to allocate requested memory (nRecords=26923892). ...
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Is possible to create a shapefile with a specific encoding using ArcObjects?

I have the code to create a shapefile programmatically, something like this 28310 - Create a new empty shapefile programmatically moreover I am able to put the data from a layer in it. It works ...
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QGIS algorithms do not work on copies of shapefiles?

I'm using QGIS 2.6.0. I'm trying to run various algorithms such as "SAGA/Shapes-points/remove duplicates" & "SAGA/Shapes-Grid/Add grid values to points" through the sextant toolbox. When I run ...
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Is there a QGIS alternative for ArcMap's Append (to Shapefile) Data management tool?

Is there something out there for QGIS that is similar to the Append Tool in ArcMap? Reason I am looking: I am currently working on a storm drainage project that involves GPSing Storm drain lids. My ...
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Lining attributes up with features when creating shapefile using PyShp?

I used the Python Module Pyshp to select particular census blocks from the Census's shapefiles and package these into a single shapefile. However when I add this data into ArcMap and right click to ...
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What is the area that OGR extracts from the (geometry) shp files for polygons?

The ESRI July 1998 technical documentation for polygon shapefiles at page 10 makes no mention of either area measures or length measures (apart from byte/record-layout matters). Yet OGR enables me to ...
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Dilating a polygon by a circle sector

I want to dilate a polygon by a circle sector in ArcMap. Because my python skills are not that good to figure out how I can use the R prototype of How to create an oriented buffer using arcpy? . Is ...
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How complete are the Fusion tools in QGIS?

How complete are the Fusion tools in QGIS? I have them installed and (vaguely) working, but there are only about ten of them. Is the idea of having just a few tools available, that one can use ...
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How to set Vertical Coordinate system when creating a 3D shapefile?

I'm working with GDAL v1.11 and am seeing the vertical CS stripped when exporting a 3D shapefile (from oracle spatial). This is the command I'm running: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" B_POINT.shp ...
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Merge shapefiles to one tool not working?

When using the data management tool "Merge shapefiles to one" in QGIS why is it copying one of my shapefiles instead of merging the two together as it should?
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How to extract zipped shapefile and check its shape type using arcpy module without writing on disk

I have a zipped shapefile saved on my disk. I want to extract it in memory and check the shape type. I'm using arcpy module and want to stick to only default modules comes with python installation. I ...
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Filtered SimpleFeatureCollection really slow on Map and other operations

I'm working with a shapefile having about 85.000 features. I need to select some of these using a filter and then showing these on a map. Now... If I draw the entire shapefile's features the creation ...
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Shapefile and geocoding to retrieve an area name

I'm very new to GIS and all things geospatial! I have dbf, prj, sbn, sbx, shp and shx files that have been provided to me. The shapefile contains information on parts of the country that have been ...
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How to join data from a CSV to a shapefile using QGIS

I'm new to GIS and new to StackedExchange. I need help joining a CSV of Accessibility data to a LSOA shapefile in QGIS. The process explained here does not work for me and I don't know why. The ...
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How to convert shapefile to mapinfo file preserving special characters?

I have to convert a bunch of shapefiles to mapinfo files on a machine without a MapInfo license, so I am using ogr2ogr to perform this task. The problem is that when opening the mapinfo files in ...
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How to export multiple Shapefiles to one KML file in QGIS?

As the title says, is it possible to export multiple Shapefiles to one single KML in Quantum GIS (Similar to "Map to KML" in ArcMAP)?
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Shapes & categories

I am very new to this so please only smile if a dumb question. I have divided the oceans into 31 regions. Each region has various sub regions, example I have region 08; of which it is further broken ...
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Export RAT (KEA driver) to Shapefile

I have a dataset of rasters (driver kea) whose has, let's say, 20-30 attributes in their RAT. I'm realizing how to have these attributes in shapefiles (without using proprietary software). I've read a ...
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How to pull a shapefile into R from PostGIS database (in Windows)?

I'm currently working on pulling data from a PostGIS database for the first time to map in R and need some help. The database contains a shapefile of countries/regions of the world. I am able to pull ...
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Combining adjacent shapefiles and merging neighbor polygons currently divided by quad boundaries

The project I'm working on has been mapping ecological sites in ArcGIS on a quad-by-quad basis for the past 10 years. When entered into GIS, each quad has its own shapefile and the sites are cut off ...
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Using Python to convert line shapefile to raster, value=total length of lines within cell

I have already read the similar question Convert line shapefile to raster, value=total length of lines within cell using R. And I want to realize the function using Python. ===== My attempt ==== ...
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display shapefile from postgres using arcmap?

I have uploaded shapefile using postgis extension in postgres but when i tried to display the shapefile in arcmap, it wont display the data in vector. this is the image of my connection. i followed ...
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Importing shapefile problem, unknown geometry type in QGIS

I have used ArcGIS extensively, but am at a new job with only access to QGIS. I am trying to import a few shapefiles and am having some problems. First, I opened the shapefiles in esris free browser, ...
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NetCDF to Shapefile with Python and GDAL?

I need to save my outputs, which are netcdf files or panda python tables, to shapefiles. They cannot be rasters because the software I am loading them into accepts shapefiles only. I have googled ...
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UK Postcode and London destination

New to this site... I'm working with Postcode regions in the UK and was wondering if anyone know if there is a dataset which give you postcode region and the most likely station destination within ...
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Pre-1998 Indonesia Kabupaten (Level 2) Shapefile

I am trying to find some "old" (pre-1998) Indonesia boundary files at the Kabupaten and province levels. It is important that they are pre-1998, or at least dating before the peak of the secession of ...
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Why is this shapefile “flattened”?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10.3. I have a shapefile, called chunk6, that looks flattened but can be viewed normally when merged with another similar shapefile (called chunk5). In its own data frame, ...
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Has anyone implemented the leaflet.shapefile plugin?

I'm trying to implement the leaflet.shapefile plugin to enable a user to upload a zipped shapefile and overlay it on my webmapping site as can be done in the demo version of the site. ...
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Merge Spatial polygons from shapefiles

I have downloaded the shapefiles from the following website: http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/france.html Each zip contains a "landuse" shapefile and I want to merge all of them in one single ...
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What is the most suitable way to get the boundary of a state or a country or the whole world dynamically?

I am working on a project where I have to create filled map charts based on the data client has provided. The data has latitude and longitude information. Based on the selected level (city or state or ...
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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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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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Run kriging in ModelBuilder with various shapefiles

I need to run kriging in a model, using 5 different point shapefiles. I put as input %Name% to run the different shapefiles, but in Z value field I have an error, because it's different in each ...
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QGIS's “Points in Polygon” counts zero in every census tract

I am mapping the location of incidents of asthma using QGIS. I would like to count how many points are in census tracts to better understand the areas where asthma occurs most frequently. My map ...
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MS Access to Google Earth Pro

I am embarking on a new project and hoping for some pointers. I am reasonably tech savvy but definitely in the "advanced beginner" category for coding... but keen to test myself. I am trying to find ...
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MapInfo : Can not load table

I've generated a shape file using .NET DotSpatial library, when I try to open the file in MapInfo I face below error, "Cannot open table. unable to open table road." How do I determine what's the ...
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India Block Boundaries

I know this has been asked before (Where can I find block (sub-district) level boundaries for India?) and it seems it is still not possible to get better than district level data as a shapefile, but ...
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Divided road segments from XTools Pro need unique, informative IDs

I can divide segments with my road using XTools Pro, but I want to give a useful identifying number to each segment. For example: If D100 road has been divided into 20 segments, the segments must ...
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Extracting metadata from shapefile in FME?

Does anyone know how to extract metadata information from a shapefile in FME? To be exact, i want to extract the schema (data structure) of the data such as the field names, etc. from a shapefile and ...
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Converting pre-ADF coverages to current shapefiles?

I have a set of old coverage files, published at 1995-1996 in a CDROM by an official mapping authority. They were, therefore, made with ArcView 1.x and don't have the ".adf" extension. The files that ...
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How to create dynamic maps based on updated attributes in SHP file

I am novice GIS'er. I can create maps and do basic transformation of the SHP file using QGIS. I also succesfully applied formatting based on attributes. I am able to add new attributes to SHP file in ...
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SHP, SHX and DBF files became empty (zero byte) overnight on QGIS

This literally happened overnight. I was working on a shapefile in QGIS 2.4 last night but my files (SHP, SHX and DBF) all become zero byte this morning. Has this happened to anyone before? How ...
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Shapefile name specific failure with Append in ArcGIS 10.2

Can anyone tell me why the append (Desktop Management) function is not working on my 64 bit Windows 7 machine with ArcGIS 10.2.2 under the specific conditions described below? All tests on my machine ...
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does the census bureau provide clipped / water-bounded files as nice as certain cities?

this question says they do but when i compare what i can find in the cartographic boundary files section of the census bureau's gis page, they don't look as good as certain shapefiles provided by the ...
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OpenLayers preview problem?

I just want display shapefile (.shp) that I have made in QGIS in openlayer geoserver. but There is a strange object that appears. I want to ask how to get rid of the strange object.
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Path on network returning wrong results

I have created a shapefile of polylines that represent a path with multiple intersections. Then I have used the networkx python library to create a network. At the first the results were satisfactory. ...