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Extract Data from Corrupted TerraSync file, Pathfinder can't correct & won't open

I had an employee recording points for a project with a Trimble Geo XT 7 series receiver attached to a Zephyr 2 external antenna. The receiver went to sleep between collecting episodes. Upon ...
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Wiped GIS project

I have encountered an error where I open a QGIS project and it has been wiped clean. No layers present but the bottom dialogue box ensures the project is loaded. The file was working fine last night, ...
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Repairing corrupted GeoPackage

QGIS doesn't recognize a GeoPackage ("invalid source"), DB Manager connects to the .gpkg but doesn't find the file ("file not found") when trying to open. The software DB Browser ...
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Text file auto-loading incorrectly in QGIS

In QGIS 3.18. I have a tab-separated text file (.txt) loaded as a table. This table serves as the layer reference for the Value Relation widget for several fields (that is: the allowed check box ...
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Rescuing Geopackage that appears corrupted with wal mode open QGIS

I tried to re-open a QGIS map document that referenced several layers stored in geopackages. These layers failed to load, with the "Handle unavailable layers" dialog. I think they were open in -wal ...
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Featureclass attribute tables corrupted, but still exportable?

I have a model that takes a geodatabase of rasters and a featureclass, iterates through the rasters using the FC to calculate zonal stats on each, then creating a field and storing the values in the ...
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How to solve a network error with a WMS?

There is an error with a WebMapService I am using. The error message is depicted in the following image: The properties of the file are shown in the image below. Does anyone know how to fix this ...
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QGZ file without any non-ASCII characters opens just as a completely blank project

I just wanted to open a qgz project file which I used one week before in QGIS 3.6.1 without any problems. Today it opens just as a blank project like a new empty one (same problem in 3.8.3 as well as ...
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What happens if you set QGIS as the default program to open a *.SHP file?

In the screenshots of shapefiles in this question, Accessing downloaded shapefiles/attribute data?, you can see that the .shp files have the QGIS logo as its icon. I think this means that on that ...
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Broken shapefile [duplicate]

I have a shapefile that contains 907 features. All features are still visible in the attribute table and the fields contain the correct values. However, when opening it in QGIS it only draws 9 ...
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Recovering shapefile with green question marks?

I have a shapefile with a green question mark in the ArcCatalog. The shp-extension in the shapefile has 0Kb size Is there any way to recover the corrupted file?
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How to fix a KML import file within QGIS

I have a KML style file provided of burnt areas from significant wildfires. As the fires continue, seven of the polygons out of about 30 appear to be corrupted with duplicate nodes and overlapping ...
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Creating missing .shx file?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop to view one shapefile. Only a select number of features are being displayed. The same number are showing in the attribute table even though the database file (.dbf) has a ...
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Polygon geometry suddenly disappeared/deleted from shapefile in QGIS

I was editing a polygon shapefile in QGIS (3.0.1) today when suddenly 966 out of 5382 polygons disappeared from the map. I had been changing attribute information in the table, cutting polygons, etc ...
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Answer to fixing corrupted shapefiles [closed]

Where 'Number of shapefile records does not match number of table records' Error occurs; I found that none of the Arc tools would help me but QGIS has the ability to open just the shapefile; in my ...
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.xml missing in shapefile, problems with displaying in arcgis

This morning when I opened my .mxd (ArcGIS version 10.2.2) several shapefiles were not showing in the data view window or selectable. Zoom to layer also did not work. The attributes of the shapefile ...
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Red boxes appear where annotation should be

I'm working on a project where the workflow includes performing routine data updates from clients. They send me their updated FCs, and I truncate and load all of their data into (what should be) an ...
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GDAL_Translate corrupts large bitmap image

I am trying to translate a large bitmap (60000 x 25000) with GDAL_Translate but it appears to corrupt the image. This works fine for smaller images but has strange results with larger ones. I can ...
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Overlaying re-projected points and polygons in R?

I am trying to overlay point data with polygons in R in order to find the polygons which intersect with the points provided. The assciated prj file from the polygons shows their coordinate ...
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Dropping a table from PostGIS database using pgAdmin III

A table in my PostGIS database (PostgreSQL 9.3.5) had the wrong geometry-type, therefore I wanted to change the geometry type. I tried to do this by dropping the geometry column like this: ALTER ...
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Corrupt Geodatabase

I tried to access a geodatabase in ArcCatalog that I had been using in ArcMap all morning and got this message: Failed to connect to database. This release of the GeoDatabase is either invalid or ...
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Corrupted Image Layer of DPR File (eCognition Project)

I just started working with eCognition a few months ago and it is my first time to encounter a problem. I was on the refinement stage (and almost done manual brushing objects) when I found out that ...
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Repairing corrupt shapefile?

I have a corrupt Shapefile. But, All other files are still good. How can I create or generate a Shapefile from only the ".shx .prj .mnd .drw .dbf"?
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ArcGIS corrupting MXD-files on certain users [duplicate]

In our organisation we have a number of ArcGIS users whose ArcGIS desktop installations cause MXD-files to go corrupt when they are saved. All MXD files that are saved with ArcGIS Desktop by one of ...
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Shapefiles with phantom (deleted) features become corrupted when edited with LTR version (2.14.5)

We seem to have come across an issue whereby a Shapefile that has been created/edited with previous versions of QGIS and has phantom (deleted) features, as discussed/resolved in Bug Report 11007, now ...
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Corrupted Shapefiles when saving edits in QGIS

Has anyone experience regular corruption of Shapefiles when saving edits in QGIS? Since testing the new LTR, we have had regular occurrences of the Shapefile being corrupted, and "_packed" SHP and ...
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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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Can transferring a shapefile between local and network drive corrupt the attribute table?

Recently I ran into a troubling issue with ArcGIS (10.2.2) shapefiles. I transferred a shapefile with approximately 10,000 records from my local drive up onto a shared network drive at my office, ...
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QGIS corrupting shapefiles?

I'm hoping someone out there might be able to help or suggest some tests to try and resolve some very odd QGIS behaviour of late... Our core GIS team of 4 users has been testing v2.10 prior to roll-...
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Corrupt MXD Causes? [closed]

What would be a few common events that could cause an .mxd to become corrupt? I have a few docs that eventually crash on me and the best solution is to continuously use the MXD doctor to fix the MXD.
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Getting arcpy.da.walk to continue walking after encountering corrupt/problem file

I am relatively new to python. I am trying to iterate through all DWG polylines in a directory with multiple (hundreds) of subdirectories. I would like the code to skip any DWG files that it cannot do ...
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Adding point shapefile to map shuts down program

I am trying to add a point file that I have used before to a map. Every time I add it the program (ArcGIS) crashes. I can add other files, including the same data for a different year, but this ...
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How to avoid creating corrupt Shapefiles during Editing?

I have one of my GIS technicians digitizing some lines in QGIS in shapefile format. I don't know how he did it (and neither does he), but somehow the shapefile became corrupt. It was creating random ...
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