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Questions tagged [shapefile]

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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When does a Spatial Index of a shapefile need to be re-created?

I understand the basics of spatial indexes but would like to understand when exactly a spatial index would need to be re-created or updated? The reason I ask is because when a folder was moved to a ...
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What is the best way to display a large shapefile (with polygons) as a layer on a leaflet map?

I have a leaflet map of the UK with around ~2000 points total points and a bit of metadata loading for each point with two side-panels showing the metadata. These points are drawn from several tables ...
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QGIS: Release file lock on file used in a processing algorithm at the end of script

I am using runalg (qgis:joinattributesbylocation) on two QgsVectorLayer objects. At the end of my script I'm trying to delete all the files created during the script. I can delete everything except ...
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How to clip a big shapefile from another shapefile's extent

I am working on mangroves in Sundarbans (Bangladesh / India), using Landsat pictures. I need to equalize them in reflectance, before classification, for the evolution of the biomass in this region. I ...
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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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Creating 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); features....
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Open shapefile in ArcGIS Runtime WPF SDK as Graphics/Feature layer

I Googled and followed this tutorial and figured out how to import Shape files and Rasters into Runtime. However, it seems most of the functionality uses a FeatureLayer/GraphicLayer instead an ...
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Ogr2ogr: Unable to open datasource problem

I downloaded the Precints shapefile from the City of Boston's data hub, and I'm trying import it into SQLServer (I'm running the Express verson). I've already created the database in the SQLServer (...
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Extracting information from netcdf file

I started using QGIS yesterday since ArcGIS refuses to work, and I have my difficulties with it. In short, I want to extract the information on GCP from this netCDF file, so that I can perform geo-...
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Given a line find whether another line is along side, N,E,S,W or not

I have a shapefile representing roads (Black) and I need to know whether another line object (Red) is to the side of it. Including the orientation between them, to define whether the Red line lies to ...
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Querying with Large FeatureCollection in Google Earth Engine using Python?

I am trying to process a Tanzania shapefile downloaded from GADM Global Administrative Areas. # im -> {Image} ee.Image({...}) # self.geom_coll -> {FeatureCollection} ee....
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Join CSV to shapefile failing when in saved map document in QGIS

I am trying to join a CSV file to a shapefile by matching on attributes. Here is the minimal workflow: Import shapefile in blank document. Save attributes of shapefile to CSV. 2.5 eventually, I ...
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Publishing shapefile in Geoserver

I started to use GeoServer, I uploaded shapefile and I want to publish it but I don't want to show all of the "Feature Type Details". For example, I want to publish only geometry. I know it's possible ...
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Enabling an Edit on Shapefile in QGIS only with a password?

I´m customizing some tasks in QGIS 2.14 using Python. I am managing these edits in different layers (always shapefile layers, not database). In one of them I want the users to enter a password ...
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QGIS - Layer missing polygons after pointsfile transformation

I'm using pointsfile transformation in QGIS for the georeferentiation of my layers. After the transformation the result some times has polygons missing like here: Why is this happening? How do I ...
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Loading components of shapefile in QGIS?

I have a zipped shapefile with all components in place. It has a .shp file, a .dbf file and a .shx file.Projection file (.prj) and .sbn and .sbx files are also in place. I have tried loading the ...
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What's the fastest way to convert large csvs to point shapefile

I'm working in QGIS, and my current method to change csvs to shapefiles is to import them to QGIS, right click and save as shapefile. For large CSVs (over 100 million rows) it can take quite some time ...
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How to select points with point ids from external list

I have a point shp and list of point IDs in CSV file which match with point IDs in the shape. Points in SHP have location while points in the external file don´t. How can I select points in the shp ...
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QGIS Error Loading Shapefile with Database Manager

I am a new QGIS user and have downloaded version 2.18.2 onto my PC (Windows 10). I'm trying to import a shapefile (using Database Manager) into a spatialite database that I created. However, I keep ...
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Getting latitude and longitude of vertices/corner points of polygon/building from online maps such as OpenStreetMap?

I have tried using JOSM(Java OpenStreetMap) and QGIS for directly getting latitude and longitude of vertices/corner points of polygon/building but I am unable to get. Is there any way to get?
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ogr2ogr{gdalUtils} correct syntax to set Ground Control Points for vector georeferencing

I would like to know correct syntax of R {gdalUtils} package (version 2.0.1.7) to georeference Shapefiles using corner points as GCPs. (These Shapefiles have y=height and x=width information, without ...
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Clip shapefile with shapefile

There are two shapefiles. One is a compilation of municipalities on the coast with borders extending into ocean. The second shapefile is a coastal border. I'm trying to clip the municipality ...
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Raster flipping latitude or not showing shapefile on basemap

I am trying to save a 2D numpy array as a raster, and then split the raster using shapefiles. When I create the raster, I either have the problem of the latitude being flipped upside down, or that the ...
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Insert shapefile features into PostgreSQL database using java EE (pragmatically)

I am working with PostgreSQL 9.4 and Java EE. I want to insert shapefile or layer's features into PostgreSQL, is there any solution so I can insert the whole shapefile into the database? OS is Windows ...
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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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Showing dimensions on polygons in QGIS?

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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How to build .vrt of shapefiles?

I've a huge number of shapefiles and I would like to create a VRT as I do with gdalbuilvrt for raster. I find here https://github.com/dwtkns/gdal-cheat-sheet that it should be possible and the format ...
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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 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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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 can you calculate the union/merge two polygons with ogr2ogr?

I want to calculate the union/merge two overlapping polygons using ogr2ogr (as I have 300+ to do). I want the output to be the same as you would get if you used the 'Merge shapefiles to one' command ...
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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 (http://www.obscureanalytics.com/2012/12/07/visualizing-...
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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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MSHP file from SAGA tough to delete

After running a SAGA line dissolve process in QGIS, an MSHP file is created (amongst other things). Fine by me, though I'm not sure what it's used for (metadata in XML format?). Problem is that it can'...
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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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ogr2ogr failed to reproject shapefile error exceeds limits

I cannot get correct transformation from WGS84 to the Hungarian EOV EPSG:23700 (Hungarian Datum 72) using ogr2ogr. I am using ogr2ogr from the fwtools shell. I have a shapefile in GCS WGS84 (epsg ...
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How to overlay geographic data from multiple sources?

Being a newbie to GIS, I am trying to create a map using shapefiles and addresses found online, as an exercise. The steps are below: I downloaded a shapefile of Connecticut from the following link (...
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Shapefile polygon operation efficiency

I would like to make a graph from a shapefile, where edges would express spatial relations between polygons according to DE-9IM For that, I use fiona + shapely My code is working but it is extremely ...
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PostgreSQL/PostGIS: Adding attributes to a table that I can use to query with

Currently I have a PostGIS database that is taking in shapefiles. However, these shapefiles are converted into tables when they are imported into the database. Each shapefile deals with a farm name, ...
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Using field calculator on shapefile converted from DWG in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.3. A third party convert complex autocad drawing (dwg) to shapefile for us. I got from them a zip folder with 1 to 16 Shapefile (depending of the original dwg data), all ...
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How to speed up 'intersection' tool for big amount of data?

I can't figure out how to work with a large dataset. The problem is: I want to know how many points (over 700 000 adresses) are within a polygon layer (it's made out of 5 layers, train noise)(they are ...
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Selecting weights while transferring from shapefile to network

I have a shapefile representing roads (LineStrings) and I need to transfer it to a networkx type (with the lengths as weights) so I can do some network analysis. I have used the s2g library to do so ...
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Dragging one shapefile into QGIS creates three layers?

I am using QGIS 3.0.1. Everytime I drag in a shapefile (actually, *.shp, .shx and .dbf) I get three layers, that seem to differ just in symbology color. This happens with both shapefiles I get from ...
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Exporting shapefiles with symbology using ArcGIS Pro for use in ArcGIS Runtime

I have a set of shapefiles with elevation values in its attribute. In ArcGIS Pro, I have placed these shapefiles into a Scene as a 3D layer. Then I have added extrusion, and the shapefiles are ...
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Add layer info to points, keeps failing in QGIS

Within QGIS, I am looking to get an extra column in the points file, describing in which layer the point lies. All points are within 1 layer: Layer source >SHP file from shapefile.zip. Validate layer ...