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GeoJSON is a geospatial data interchange format based on JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

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Loading external GeoJSON file into Leaflet map?

I would like to load a geoJSON (polygon) file into my leaflet map. I have seen examples where geoJSON is embedded into the javascript code but I can't find any examples showing how it is done with an ...
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Converting ArcGIS Server JSON to GeoJSON?

I'm creating a web map using Leaflet, and I want to be able to grab feature layers from our ArcServer. I have successfully been able to retrieve a feature class as JSON, but Esri's JSON objects don't ...
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Convert GeoJSON to TopoJSON

Question How do you convert GeoJSON data to TopoJSON? Why Topojson files are often smaller than geojson and the conversion allows you to incrementally simplify a dataset, if you wish.
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How to insert a GeoJSON polygon into a PostGIS table?

I need to insert a polygon from GeoJSON to my PostGIS table. This is how the SQL query looks like. INSERT INTO tablename (name, polygon) VALUES ( 'Name', ST_GeomFromGeoJSON( '{ ...
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SQL query to have a complete geojson feature from PostGIS?

I would like to get a geojson feature with properties from PostGIS. I have found an example to have a feature collection but I can't make it works for just a feature. SELECT row_to_json(fc) FROM ( ...
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Online WKT and GeoJSON viewer

I once found a great but simple webpage that has a drop down with several text-based GIS formats such as GeoJSON and WKT, and a text box to copy/paste your data. The feature is then drawn on a world ...
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What is the default projection in Leaflet?

I've read an API documentation for Leaflet on its site, but I can't realize: what is a default projection to view maps? It was written about spherical and elliptical Mercator and Equirectangular - so ...
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Opening GeoJSON file with mixed geometries in QGIS?

If I have a GEOJson file, for example a file named test.js with inside the following: { "type": "FeatureCollection", "features": [ { "type": "Feature", "geometry": {"type": "Point", "coordinates": [...
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Alternatives to ogr2ogr for loading large GeoJson file(s) to PostGIS

I have a 7GB GeoJson file that I would like to load into a PostGIS database. I have tried using ogr2ogr but it fails because the file is too big for ogr2ogr to load into memory and then process. ...
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How to store lines and polygons in JSON documents?

Looking at the increasing NoSQL movement and considering that databases like MongoDB offers a new perspective in flexible data storage for GIS. What is the best way to store lines and polygons in ...
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GeoJSON Styling information

As far as I can see there is nothing in the GeoJSON standard to store styling information, i.e. line colours, thicknesses etc. Am I missing something or is this just something that GeoJSON doesn't ...
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Best-practices for databases and APIs with geographic data spanning the antimeridian

What is the best-practice for storing geographic features (lines, polygons and their multipart equivalents) when these features span the antimeridian (±180° longitude), and need to be sent to and ...
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Converting GeoJSON to Shapefile using ogr2ogr?

I have a GeoJson file that I want to convert to ESRI Shapefile using ogr2ogr in FWTools. I tried using ogr2ogr -F "ESRI Shapefile" filename.shp geojsonfile.json OGRGeoJSON I got output ERROR 6:...
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Selecting feature types when using ogr2ogr to convert to shapefile?

Shapefiles can only have one geometry type, but many other formats (kml, geojson) can have multiple types. When converting to shapefiles, is it possible to to tell ogr2ogr to create multiple ...
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Converting GeoJSON to Python objects? [closed]

New to the site, and to geoJSON, and to python. My goal is to read in a file with geoJSON data, and use it to generate shapes to be used in an application that is using python scripting. Python ...
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setStyle() function for GeoJSON features - Leaflet

Ok, since I already asked a very long question about this, but since it didn't get any new replies for a while, and not to get confused in details, I will keep this one simple the best way I can. If ...
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Storing GeoJSON FeatureCollection to PostgreSQL with PostGIS?

I am new to GeoJSON. I have a GeoJSON features collection as shown and would like to store it in postgres table (testtable). My postgres table has a serial id and geometry column. { "type": "...
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Exporting Feature GeoJSON from PostGIS? [duplicate]

I'd like to do a GeoJSON dump of a PostGIS table, but I want to export features (the geometry and the properties) not just the geometry. I've been digging into the ST_AsGeoJSON function but it looks ...
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GeoJSON too bulky - what to do?

I am using leaflet.js to allow web users to select a region. Valid regions are US states, Canadian providences, and world countries (except for US and Canada). I constructed a shapefile myself using ...
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Convert Shapefiles to GeoJSON?

I'm trying to convert Shapefiles from the State of Texas Senate Districts website into a GeoJSON file for use with Google Maps API. I'm using QGIS to facilitate but I can't get the projection/...
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What is topojson and how is it different than geojson?

This is a conceptual question. What are the differences between these? and what are the pros and cons of these formats?
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Click Events with Leaflet and geoJSON

How do I attach a click event to a geoJSON that then executes an Ajax function when clicked. I looked into onEachFeature but that executes when the geoJSON is loaded, not when clicked, thus executing ...
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How do you convert OSM XML to geojson?

I want to take the XML output of a Xapi query and display it using leaflet or polymaps. How can I do that? Is there an easy way to convert XML to geojson
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Passing Filter Parameters to GeoServer WFS via URL?

I'm trying to use PHP's CURL function to fetch geoJSON information from a GeoServer instance. I'm doing this using url variables rather than trying to construct a full xml GetFeature request. However,...
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How to display geoJSON from an URL in a layer?

I am looking for some type of plugin or code which would allow me to add a geojson URL, define the areas to input the lat/long variables from the visible Qgis canvas map and call/render the results ...
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How to create a GeoJSON that works with D3?

I'm simply trying to convert a .shp file to a geoJSON format using: ogr2ogr -f geoJSON output.json input.shp After executing the command nothing seems to be wrong. Here's an excerpt from the output....
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Generating GeoJSON with Python

I want to programmatically create a GeoJSON file using polygons from a shapefile but adding attributes from my own application. This is easily done for a shapefile: def create_data_dayer(self,...
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How to Validate a GeoJSON

I have a small script that I'm using to generate GeoJSON data from a data format not currently supported by GIS software. I would like to validate the output, but when I use ogr2ogr to read it, it ...
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Polygons and MultiPolygons should follow the right-hand rule

http://geojsonlint.com/ I get error Polygons and MultiPolygons should follow the right-hand rule I used it for past 3 years without any problem with my old geojson file. Now geojsonlint enforce the ...
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Converting SimpleGeo Places GeoJSON file to shapefile?

SimpleGeo has recently made their "Places" data set freely available which is GREAT, because now we can use it for our own purposes, even offline. So I went about downloading the 2GB dataset, which ...
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leaflet geojson coordinate problem

I just started to play with leflet/geojson a little. But my coordinates are not rendered properly and I have no clue what is going on. My coordinates are: 52.23943, 4.97599. They work correct with ...
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Create Vector Tiles for Polymaps

Ok, likely my bad for not making it to WhereCamp5280 and asking the FortiusOne geeks directly, but what's the process for creating GeoJSON 'tiles' for use in Polymaps? The Population example over at ...
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Is it valid to have a properties element in an geoJSON featureCollection?

Is it valid to have a properties element with a featureCollection-element as parent? This is, according to geojson.org valid: { "type": "FeatureCollection", "features": [ { "type": "...
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Loading GeoJSON into QGIS

I am a beginner with QGIS. I am trying to learn it through lynda.com. I have tried downloading the nanaimo crime map in GeoJSON format, but I get a message saying that the data source is invalid. I ...
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How to use Leaflet to efficiently show parts of a massive dataset?

I keep seeing non-GIS web developers running into this problem, and I'm not sure what the solution is. There is some dataset of thousands of items. We want to show a map to the user, with the visible ...
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How to calculate the bounding box of a geojson object using python or javascript?

I have django app with leaflet on the frontend and I need to calculate the bbox of a geojson object so that I can pass the coordinates to map.fitBounds() I have tried some libs as well as trying the ...
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Source for GeoJSON data for the US

Does anyone know of any good sources for US data (counties, congressional districts, etc) in GeoJSON format? Has anyone converted public-domain shapefiles/sources to GeoJSON that they would be willing ...
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How to import geoJSON Data into MapBox

in an attempt to import editable data to mapbox I fail to get the data imported in a form that the system accepts. It rejects the data with an error message stating: cities.geojson: Input failed. ...
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What's up with the GeoJSON spec and CRS as a IRM?

I'm writing a web API to our GIS data, currently revamping our geocoding service. I'm creating the option for folks to specify the output type as GeoJSON so I'm trying to follow the spec. Our data is ...
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GML, KML, GeoJSON - Speed rendering 3109 polygons?

I am working with Geoserver, serving U.S. Lower 48 counties to openlayers (3109 polygons - lots more vertices). The counties are loaded into a postgis database. I am curious about developer ...
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Methods to Convert .SVG File to GeoJSON

Question How do I convert an SVG file to GeoJSON format? Desired Outcome: I want to make a choropleth map using something like D3.js, or any of the other libraries out there. Challenge: I have an ...
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Setting up TileStache

I want to set up TileStache, but I'm new enough to the world of GIS to find the TileStache docs a bit impenetrable. I've just about figured out that I need to run tilestache-server.py -c ...
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Future for geospatial on App Engine?

2 years ago, this question was posted here at Gillies's blog, on date of 2009-05-15. Future for geospatial on App Engine? At that time there was no news relating to any apps of GIS web services ...
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GeoJSON java library

I am creating a Java web service that receives GeoJSON. Does anyone know a java library to manage GeoJSON?
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Remove unneeded columns from geographic data file?

I have some GML data that has some unneeded columns in it. I'd like to remove these columns in order to reduce the file size. (To clarify: I mean that the file has many points in it, and each of these ...
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Parsing a GeoJSON file with jQuery

I'm trying to iterate through a GeoJSON file (below) and eventually populate an array with a few attributes within "properties". I keep coming up short working through various examples I can find. Do ...
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Mapbox Error: Style is not done loading

I'm trying to draw on a mapbox map, based on suncalc results and using geojson. First I tried to create 2 functions, one to each line I was trying to draw. But when I did that, it would only display ...
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Metadata and GeoJSON?

My agency currently maintains and distributes shapefiles with FGDC XML metadata. We have now converted a lot of shapes to GeoJSON but are concerned that if our developers forget where they got the ...
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How do dissolve polygons from shapefile using open source tools?

In my current project I'm visualizing data on a map representing some values for each administrative areas of a country. I'm given a shapefile of this country, which I'm converting to GeoJSON for use ...
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arcpy.geometry __geo_interface__ and AsShape() function: loss of precision and holes

I'm serializing my arcpy geometries as geojson so that I can 'hydrate' them back as geometries later and I'm having 2 problems in the cycle.: PROBLEM 1: Precision R0 = arcpy.SearchCursor(self....