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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How to check spotheight in closed polyline contour data using ModelBuilder or ArcPy?

I'm new in using ModelBuilder or Python script. So, i have a set of contour data and a good contour data should contain a spotheight* in every closed polyline contour data. Is there any solution to ...
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How to Export a Shapefile as KML Using R

All, I have exported an ESRI shapefile (polygon) to KML using R, but the resulting layer shows only the outer extent of the polygon. How can I fill in the area with a color? Any help is greatly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hitting Memory Limits of PostGIS ST_ConcaveHull / Incomplete Shrink Wrap

I am trying to use PostGIS 2.0 on Postgres 8.4 to do some mapping. I am working with the NOAA Shapefiles, specifically their US States & Territories file located here: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Kartograph - AttributeError: _Shape instance has no attribute 'parts'

I am new to GIS and open source tools so bear with me. I am attempting to convert a shapefile to svg by running kartograph as a python module. My source file (provided by the local GIS ...
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How To Bulk Export Shapefiles Into Microsoft SQL Server using QGIS or PostGIS

Hey all thanks so much in advance for your help I have been researching this issue for a while. I have found two popularly suggested ways to preform this task: ogr2ogr - just take a shapefile and use ...
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Querying a shapefile and returning values?

I have a lot of experience making maps in ArcMap. I don't have much experience programming or working with APIs. Here's the (simple) problem: I create a shapefile of a region and then load the ...
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Identifying certain polygon from overlapping set

To clean up a large shapefile, I am looking for a way to do the following: I have the ID of many polygons which need getting rid of stored in a list. These polygons are villages and a second ...
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Exporting feature class from Geodatabase to shapefile, shortens/abbreviates field values in resultant file?

I'm exporting feature class (File Geodatabase) to shapefile, after exporting the field values in resultant shapefile is shortening, like if a field value is Andhra Pradesh then in Feature class ...
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CRS problem: not recognizing the CRS of shapefiles to be the same for all

I'm attempting to aggregate (average) the attributes a point layer to polygon attributes (i.e. block groups and counties) via a spatial join. Both the points and polygons are in the same projection - ...
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How to convert shp to csv

I am trying to convert my shape files to csv through a batch processing in Java using Geotools. The problem is I have more than 500 shape files (point features). The code is working fine for a small ...
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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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Memory layer or QgsVectorFileWriter Error?

Currently this excerpt of code will not save to file (as it is supposed to). The memory layer is visable and editable. Yet even when manually saving the layer, any priorly added features ...
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Ecoregions shapefiles: subsetting, extracting and summarizing data from raster

I am attempting to subset and project an ecoregions shapefile from : EPA ECOREGIONS my data set is found here: SHAPEFILES and RASTER When I run this code, two major problems occur: 1) I cannot get the ...
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Convert a classification image to aggregated polygon in shapefile using gdal/python

My goal is convert a 2D numpy array to shapefile. The matrix results from a classification, so the numbers have a meaning. I solved my problem, but the solution is somehow involuted and complicated. ...
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R - how to create a pre-determined number of identical square polygons to use for a choropleth map?

I am trying to plot crime data density (again!) over a city map, say of NY. As a well known problem there are plenty of examples on this ...
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PostGIS does not export shortest path to Shapefile

I am trying to draw a bunch of lines overlaying the globe map in a WGS84 projection. To this effect I have created a PostGIS DB with a table that has one column containing linestring data. My problem ...
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Global height data as polygons — Natural Earth doesn't have it?

I love the bathymetry data from Natural Earth. I've been looking for the last few days for the same basic data but for land. I'm trying to find general elevation shapefiles, as polygons. I don't need ...
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Identify different networks inside a line shapefile

I'm dealing with a quite big line shapefile containing road tracks. The roads are connected to each other, creating distinct networks. These networks are independent and they are not connected to each ...
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How to add multiple shapefiles with VB.Net

I have created a toolbar add in for arc with a button that opens a form with 3 selections that are shapefiles, once the shapefile is selected I click the Add Layer button. Currently I can only get one ...
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Shapefile From Excel Sheet Crash When Selected Spatialy or By Attributes

Using ArcGIS 10.2, I am receiving an Excel sheet, on a daily basis, which contains 105 columns(Fields) and includes has X and Y values. For whatever reason (which I cannot understand) all data types ...
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ArcGIS - Table columns lose formatting when I make a new copy of shapefile (Decimals, Thousands separator, Highlighting)

When I make a copy of a shapefile or I join two shapefiles and then create a subsequent shapefile, my number type columns (in the attribute table) will default back to numbers with many decimals and ...
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Is there a way to build topology and work with topology relations in PyQGIS?

Is there a way to build topology and work with topology relations in PyQGIS? I'm asking because I need to run some custom generalization algorithms on my data, and I need to preserve topology. ...