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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python programming for geospatial development [duplicate]

I am new in python programming for geospatial development. I want to create an app to allow users to click on a shapefile to get the data associated with that clicked point. Which python libraries ...
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Convert Polygon to Point thru multiple shapefiles

I am trying to convert several polygon shapefiles into point shapefiles. I can get it to do it one at a time but when I try to get it to go all of them it will just list the files and then give me an ...
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Zipping up a shapefile [closed]

I know this may be a topic for Stack Overflow, but it might be worth answering here as it related to shapefiles. I am trying to zip up a shapefile. I have selected all the components of the shapefile ...
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Hand-held GPS to which I can upload imagery and shapefiles?

We've been struggling with Garmins. We can upload imagery and data using a phython script to create a KMZ file then drop it onto the GPS. It kind of works (much better on the newest units, barely on ...
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Converting *.kml file to *.lyr file so Google Earth can create spatial data to use in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Want to convert the .kml file into .shp file so that I can create new the point, line and polygons data to work in ArcGIS. Actually I want to use Google Earth to make data for ArcGIS.
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Mass Updating to Move Points to New Location using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I have updated x,y for about 50,000 points. How can I move the points to their new location at once (not one by one)? I know there is a way of creating a new .shp from updated x,y but that won't ...
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Seeking shapefiles of world in pre-WW2?

I'm in search for shapefiles that show all countries of the world as they looked like in the early 1930s, somewhen between WW1 and WW2. I have some for Europe for the different years of the 20th ...
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How to add a field to a shapefile using R [closed]

This question is trying to make sense of a post that already exists that looks good, but is failing in practice. The second ranked answer uses the foreign package to read a shapefile attribute table ...
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Why is it important to ensure that the shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?

Why is it important to ensure that shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?
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Can a shapefile store several geometry types? [duplicate]

Can a shapefile store several geometry types? Yes or no? Why or why not?
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Editing shapefiles in QGIS? [closed]

I have shapefiles which were created in ArcGIS Desktop and I want to edit them in QGIS. If this is possible, how do I open and edit shapefiles in QGIS?
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Points don't show up on an overlaying shapefile?

library(ggmap) library(rgdal) cities<-c("city A","city B") country<-readOGR(dsn=".",layer="country") gc<-geocode(cities,source="google") gc$names<-c("city A","city B") coordinates(gc)<-...
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Writing script that will merge shapefiles?

We use an application called IntraMaps Roam. Our guys go out in the field, mark up their maps with GPS points, and then bring them back to the office. They will copy their shapefiles to the server ...
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What are shapefiles, layer files, and databases and what are their relationships? [duplicate]

What exactly is a shapefile in ArcGIS, and how is it related to a database or a layer file. What are the differences between these 3 things?
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Converting GeoNames csv file to shapefile?

How can I convert a Geonames csv file (downloaded from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/) to a ShapeFile?
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Convert PNG image to Shapefile in QGIS [closed]

I have a district boundary shapefile. I want to divide that district according to the boundaries given in image. How we can achieve it? Can we add vector file first then add image as an overlay on ...
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ArcGIS query not working in Personal Geodatabase when OK with shapefile?

I have one strange problem. I have access database that fills at daily bases. I import it to arcgis and data displays normaly but I want to filter data by date. I write query like this : date_field > ...
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Why did my shapefile (.shp) disappear? [closed]

Why did my shapefile disappear and how can I recover it? It was the only folder that I saved the data for my project. Now when I wanted to get access to the shapefile, it showed me that there is no ...
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Spatial join in Python without QGIS, ArcGIS, PostGIS

I want to follow that post More Efficient Spatial join in Python without QGIS, ArcGIS, PostGIS, etc My target is to count points in polygons and export to new shapefiles the polygons that have a ...
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Where can I find spatial data for UK administrative boundaries? [duplicate]

I am specifically looking for UK local authorities, wards, postcodes in shp file format.
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Can WMS services share shapefiles?

I'm unfamiliar with the WMS data transfer but all the sites that I have connected through using WMS in QGIS only provide raster data. Is it possible to share a shapefile through WMS? If so do ...
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shapefiles for New York City Airports [closed]

Where can I get shapefiles for New York City Airports? I want to check if certain latitude longitude points are within the airports, so if I have a shapefile, I can use R to check whether or not my ...
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Shapefile for post codes in Portugal?

I'm looking for shapefiles of the Portugal post codes 4 digits. Any open source or fee source that will have this info?
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Layers with same coordinate system still do not overlap, as they should, even after ArcToolbox Define and Project tools [duplicate]

For ArcMap 10.3: I had two shapefiles, that at one point, were in different coordinate systems. Shp#1 was in NAD_1983_Texas_Centric_Mapping_System_Albers and Shp#2 was in ...
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How can open a shapefile using R maptools package? [closed]

library(maptools) mn.map.shp = readShapeSpatial("minnesota.shp") Results this error at second line: Error in getinfo.shape(fn) : Error opening SHP file
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I have a shapefile containing three types of polylines, how can I color each type with different colors? [closed]

I have a shapefile containing three types of polylines, how can I color each type with different colors ?
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Shapefile solution needed

I am a meteorologist and I make my own weather maps. There are some products that come to me as shapefiles. My main contouring program handles shapefiles, but poorly and slowly. I'm looking for a ...
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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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Make a geological map from a shapefile [closed]

I have geological data in shapefile, I do not know which data to open and how, from attribute table in QGIS. I need just a map but I do not have an experiences with GIS.
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Why don't shapefiles online contain the coastline (country borders)?

I have searched everywhere and Geofabric has the best packages of shps yet doesn't have the coastline of countries. I'm talking about the line that demarcates a country i suppose they are called ...
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Merging TIFF file with other shapefiles to use ArcGIS geoprocessing tools?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I have a TIFF file and I already applied the Copy Raster to make it an ESRI grid (i.e. I did not specify any file in the output field). The problem is, when ...
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Data attributes in Illinois legislative and senate TIGER shapefile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Illinois Legislative Zip to District Match Data Set I have to download illinois legislative and Senate shapefile from the census bureau. Do I download State Legislative ...
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How to custom table with shp2pgsql?

Is there any way to customize the table for shp2pgsql? I am using the tool shp2pgsql to convert shapefiles to a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database. I have run it with this command: shp2pgsql -a -s 4326 -w -...
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Seeking shapefile of all Hawaiian volcanoes?

I have downloaded a shapefile of volcanoes all over the world, but when zoomed in to Hawaii, not all of the volcanoes are displayed. I have been searching but I can't seem to find a shapefile of all ...
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Create an interactive map in Java with shapefiles [closed]

How can I create an interactive map in Netbeans by using a shapefile of world map? Which of below options are suitable? OpenLayers, OpenStreepMap, GeoServer and WMP? How can they help me?
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Indentation error while converting csv to shapefile [closed]

Why does this error occur? what could have gone wrong with my code? Code: import csv,shapefile csvfile="C:\Python27\Conv.csv" f=open(csvfile,'rb') reader=csv.reader(f) shp=shapefile.Writer(...
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Combining many individual precipitation shapefiles to show by year in ArcMap? [closed]

I have 10 years of each year precipitation in shapefiles and would like to combine them into one to show years in ArcMap layer. Do I need to use the append or union ?
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Storing PostGIS view for GeoServer? [closed]

I want to know, where this view is actually stored in the server, and how does it interact with the database. I saw that the size of the database is increasing when GeoServer try to serve/create some ...
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Sending Shapefile to SQL Server 2012? [closed]

How can I send a shapefile to an SQL Server table? I have searched and found a tool called ShapetoSQL but I am developing a c# Windows application so I am looking for an Open Source solution.
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Adding shapefile to ArcMap? [closed]

I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder Office. Every time I export this file it either exports in the middle of Atlantic or somewhere in the ...
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Creating Shapefile for WEAP? [closed]

I have to create a shapefile of a river for analyzing it in WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning) for my engineering research. I have no knowledge about how a shapefile is created. Which software or ...
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GIS Shapefile finding [duplicate]

I want to make a map using ArcGIS and for that I need the limits of the cities of the area. Where I can get shapefiles for cities in the US?
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python and shapely for to find wrong features in the shapefiles

I created a python script using Fiona and shapely where I can find same values between two shapefiles in the specific field (myfield) for any of two shapefiles. If I use next snippet code: for p2 ...
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For TeddyTedTed [closed]

This is the screenshot of error log. So I have a raster map and shapefile and I just want to clip/crop the raster to the outline of the boundary. It feels it should be so simple but I am having real ...
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Get stats from a shape inside another shape

I have a big shapefile with many features. Then I have a another shape of less size, wich is in the same space that the first shape. I need to get stats (area, %) from the first shape that only match ...
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Alternatives to using a shapefile [duplicate]

My GIS knowledge is somewhat limited. One of the main problems I run into with Shapefiles is their low character limit of 256 in fields. Are there geospatial file types that can handle much higher ...
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How can I use ogrinfo to reach information about a .shp?

How can I use ogrinfo? where should I write it? In the visual studio's command prompt or somewhere else? Can you make some examples? when I use ogrinfo in the windows or visual studio's command ...
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Adding Lon, Lat column to shapefile in EPSG 32632 using ogr2ogr

I've a point shapefile in ESPG 32632 spatial reference. To add X and Y columns I've used Add X, Y column to a ESRI shapefile using ogr2ogr and it works fine. Now I need to add also Lat and Lon ...
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Simplify shapefiles [closed]

I've shapefiles with me and I want to de-code those file and want to build a custom map. Could someone let me know how can I do that with out using Python code.
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How to convert inp to shp with Python? [closed]

How would I convert an EPANET .inp file into python lists in order to convert it to .shp files?