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       shpadd - append a shape to an ESRI shapefile


       shpadd shp_file [[x y] [+]]*


       Appends  a  shape to the shapefile determined from shp_file. The geometric data of the new
       shape consists of lists of X/Y points on the command line grouped into parts, with  points
       in  different  parts  separated by a plus (+) sign. If no points or parts are given then a
       shape of type NullShape is appended to the shapefile, and otherwise the type  of  the  new
       shape  is  determined by the shapefile´s header. See shpdump(1) for a description of shape
       types and how geometric data for parts are interpreted for a specific type.  No  geometric
       restrictions set by the shapefile specification are enforced by shpadd(1).

       Shapefiles  actually  consist  of two files with the same basename and extensions .shp and
       .shx (or .SHP and .SHX) containing the shape data and shape index respectively. The  files
       to  open are determined by first stripping any filename extension from file and attempting
       to open the files shp_file.shp or shp_file.SHP, and shp_file.shx or shp_file.SHX  for  the
       respective data and index files.


              the name of an existing shapefile.

       x1 y1 x2 y2 ... xn yn
              the set of x,y coordinates that describes the shape that you wish to add. Note that
              you must specify the correct number of parameters for a given  type  of  shapefile.
              e.g.:  for  point  shapefiles  you  have to pass 1 pair of XY coordinates and for a
              polygon shapefile you should pass at least 4 pairs of  XY  coordinates  (where  the
              first and the last point must have the same coordinates).


       shpadd testpolygon 100000 7000000 250000 6500000 200000 6000000 100000 7000000

       assuming  that  testpolygon  is  a  polygon shapefile, this command line will insert a new
       shape (a triangle) into testpolygon with the following XY coordinates:

           vertice 0: 100000 7000000 (this will also be the vertice where the shape starts and ends)
           vertice 1: 250000 6500000
           vertice 2: 200000 6000000
           vertice 3: 100000 7000000


       0      Successful program execution.

       1      Missing shp_file argument, the shapefile can´t be opened, or the program ran out of


       The following diagnostics may be issued on stdout:

       Unable to open:shp_file

       Out of memory


       shpadd  is  part  of  shapelib,  maintained  by Frank Warmerdam. This guide was created by
       Eduardo Patoo Kanegae and converted to manpage by Johan Van de Wauw.


       Coordinate values that can´t be be parsed by sscanf(3) get undefined  values.  There´s  no
       way  to give measure or Z data to vertices in a shape, but those are always set to zero if
       the shapefile´s shape type requires those values. MultiPatch shape types aren´t supported.


       dbfadd(1),  dbfcat(1),  dbfcreate(1),  dbfdump(1),  dbfinfo(1),  shpcat(1),  shpcentrd(1),
       shpcreate(1),  shpdump(1),  shpdxf(1),  shpfix(1),  shpinfo(1),  shpproj(1), shprewind(1),

                                            April 2020                                  SHPADD(1)