I have shapefile for UK , i need to convert this to the jVectorMap Here is my script

python ^
   converter.py ^
   ./shapefile/map.shp ^
   ./output/jquery-uk.js ^
   --width 400 ^
   --where "ISO = 'GBR'" ^
   --language en ^
   --country_name_index ? ^
   --country_code_index ? ^
   --minimal_area 40000 ^
   --buffer_distance -0.5 ^
   --simplify_tolerance 10000 ^
   --longitude0 ? ^
   --name UK

how to find the values(?) country_name_index, country_code_index and longitude0?

I have referred the following pages,



  • possible duplicate of How to generate jVector map for UK - rather than asking a near identical Question again, I recommend that you consider editing your original one to make what you have already tried clearer.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 5:22
  • @PolyGeo i don't know how to find country_name_index, country_code_index and longitude in order to generate map for UK. when i tried some values say., 12,13 and 54.33 i got an inappropriate map output.
    – Purushoth
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 6:02
  • Have you looked in its Help? If so, to show us that you have not chosen asking here as your first step, it would be useful to include a link to the help pages describing what you are trying to do.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 6:25
  • @PolyGeo i have added the links where i referred.
    – Purushoth
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 7:07
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    As stated in the documentation you can use tools like ogrinfo(gdal.org/ogrinfo.html) to help you find out the specifics of your shape file. Or provide a link to your shapefile.
    – cengel
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 17:07

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Finally, i found the values of --country_name_index and --country_code_index with the help of QGIS Browser,

Qgis Browser

Opened the shapefile using QGis Browser and then in the "Attributes" section the following things are found. It is based on zero indexed.

--country_name_index 6

--country_name_index 5

for --longitude0 -3.7(googled it) That's it! I got the output.

Thanks everyone

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    For this to qualify as an Answer that I could upvote, I think you should describe in more detail how precisely QGIS Browser helped you find those values, and what values you found.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Mar 27, 2014 at 10:18
  • Answer updated. @PolyGeo.
    – Purushoth
    Commented Mar 27, 2014 at 14:36

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