The process of extracting geographic, statistical, geometric, or scientific information from one or more related collections of GIS features and data.

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Counting polygons in one layer that are overlapping/touching/contained in each polygon in separate layer of contiguous polygons using QGIS?

I have a layer of contiguous (pink) polygons (UK Parliamentary constitutencies) and a separate layer containing (blue) polygons representing protected nature areas (Natura 2000 areas): Each ...
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Distance matrix tool, how to include distances at 0 metres?

I have used the Vector -> Analysis Tools -> Distance matrix to merge two datasets by the closest points. But in my output csv file, the points that match exactly, or that has 0 metres between them ...
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QGIS: Distance Matrix tool omitting some points in output table. (qGIS 2.10.1-Pisa)

I have used the Analysis Tools -> Distance matrix to merge two datasets by the closest points. But in my output csv file, some of my points are left out. In the original datasets, none of these points ...
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Summing attributes intersected by under a radius

Apologies - new user. I am working with QGIS on Mac OS X and with shapefiles downloaded from the US Census Bureau that show population data by state and by county. How do I: select certain points ...
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Slope analysis of DEM in QGIS?

I have very strange problem with the raster analysis. I have a DEM as a Geo tiff and I do a slope analysis in QGIS. I've done this many times and everything was ok but this time I received reversed ...
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Modeling Gun Safety

I am attempting to wrap my head around a modeling workflow for gun safety. I have been tasked with developing a model that would identify locations where discharging a firearm would result in the ...
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Finding tight corners on roads using ArcGIS Desktop?

Problem: How can I pinpoint tight corners on a road dataset that might cause longer/larger vehicles difficulty in driving around. Assumptions: Ignore turns into junctions. Just interested in ...
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What GIS analysis techniques were used in determining Gale Crater as the landing site for the Curiosity Rover?

What specific GIS analysis was used in determining Gale Crater as the landing site for the Curiosity Rover? I'm assuming factors such as slope, elevation, ruggedness, etc were used as well as ...
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Dividing polyline layer in clusters with specific requirements in ArcGIS for Desktop?

For my work in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop I need to divide line layers into clusters/groups. Currently I am doing this manually, but I like to automate this. The line layers can consist of 50 up to 2500 ...
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How to calculate average slope in a grid?

This is actually a two part question: Which methods are there to calculate average slope by unit (say km²) for a given area? Are there any special requirements on the data - like additional ...
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Analysing TMS / WMS usage and performance

to tune my webservices, I like to know, if there are existing anlysis tools to measure spatial requests (similar like Piwik does for web requests). There is Maptiks as service, but I'm looking for an ...
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Missing data in exercise in training manual? (Qgis training manual 2.6)

I'm following the Qgis training manual 2.6. The step 7.4.1.2 (according to http://docs.qgis.org/2.8/en/docs/training_manual/vector_analysis/spatial_statistics.html )doesn't generate a new SHP with ...
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How to set independent path in QgsOverlayAnalyzer >> intersection statement using Python?

How to set independent path in QgsOverlayAnalyzer >> intersection statement using Python? QgsOverlayAnalyzer.intersection(QgsVectorLayer, QgsVectorLayer, QString, bool onlySelectedFeatures=False, ...
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Does ArcGIS Online include High Speed Rail in its network analysis?

I'd like to run an OD Matrix using network analyst in Europe and Asia to study high speed rail. Does ArcGIS online include HSR (such as the AVE in Spain or the TGV in France) in its analysis?
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Batch frequency of point groups to single table in ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

I'm new in the GIS world. I have a bunch of points (around 40,000), which are split in categories (1 to 9) and have a field which specifies their membership to a polygon (~50) (e.g, 30, which would ...
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Arcpy Intersect analysis function returns an error when using certain types of strings for input

In an arcpy for the intersect_analysis function, certain syntax works and others don't. What is the reason for this? Works: arcpy.Intersect_analysis("'D:\\Program Files ...
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Which SRIDs to use for what tasks?

I try to understand the idea behind the different Spatial Reference Identifiers. I understand that the different SRIDs identify different projection views on the earth and that they are important for ...
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How to determine how many times an area was burnt? [duplicate]

In arcgis I want to find from various forests fires shp files how many times parts of a particular forest were burnt during the last 70 years. Is there a way to count overlapping polygons?
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Visually identifying areas where older poles predominate?

I have a dataset of 300,000 poles including a number of attributes including pole age. What I'd like to do, ideally, is be able to distinguish areas that have more old poles. Unfortunately I can't ...
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Calculating spread of invasive species using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have ArcGIS Desktop Advanced and so far have completed the following; Used Supervised classification on a satellite image to identify the invasive species with field verification. I have converted ...
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Identify nodes in GRASS

Apologies if this is a really basic question but I have been unable to sort this out: How do I identify nodes in GRASS? Specifically, I am running a Salesman analysis and get the following error ...
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How can I calculate how many of a certain feature lie within my various buffer rings?

I am using ArcMap and I have a series of real estate parcels mapped along with a series of wind turbines. I have created multiple buffer rings around each real estate parcel with distances (0.5, 1, ...
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How to read GeoCSV with OGR?

I have a GeoCSV file which stores the geometry in a WKT formatted cell following this recommendation: "identifier","date","geom","value" "Dgf01","15.04.2013","POINT (52.404869 13.147457)","285" ...
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Obtaining NDVI data from selected area

I need to analyse NDVI (-1/1) change between years (05-10y). But still only under selected shapefile. To analyse the extent of each NDVI category. Any tips? I have tried to make vector from the NDVI ...
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How do you use GIS to detect percentage of Land Use Change

I am a student in GIS I have a dissertation about land use change. I have questions about using ArcMap 10 for this aim, how can using GIS to detect the percentage of land use change. For example we ...
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implementing floyd-warshall in roadgraphplugin

I have to implement Floyd-Warshall algorithm in the road-graph plugin in QGIS. I have written the following code in qgsgraphanalyzer.cpp and qgsgraphanalyzer.h, and checked my output with the output ...
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Where can I download a free dataset containing major ports across the world?

I am working on an analysis and would like to incorporate major maritime ports from across the world. Some initial searching turned up a dataset produced by General Dynamics, however it will be ...
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Aggregate polygons based upon adjacency to an acreage threshold

I work as a forester. I have a feature class of approximately 750 polygons that range in size from a few acres to more than 250 acres. I would like to combine these polygons based upon their proximity ...
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PostGIS polygon edge analysis (orientation, edge length)

I am rather new to the world of GIS and especially PostGIS, so please excuse me if the answer seems evident... I would like to do analysis on a number of buildings. One thing I am interested in is ...
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How to calculate Cost Surface Analysis in ArcGIS 10.x

I have about 10 points and I want to run Cost Surface Analysis. I’m trying to find what distance a person can walk in a given amount of time from a certain point (5-10 or 15 minutes). What procedure ...
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Calculating distance between borders when one polygon inside another polygon?

I am brand new to ArcGIS and having some trouble. I would like to calculate the distances between the border of one polygon to another polygon. However, these polygons overlap. Thus when I use the ...
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How to get a list of adjacent lots to a road in ArcMAP and PostGIS/QGIS?

In the following map, I have: A line / road layer A parcel / lot layer The Task: Find and count the list of lots adjacent to the road with their types (parcel_type is a field in the parcel ...
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What is spatial query tool for laymen?

I know nothing about GIS, but I have what I think is a GIS problem. From spending a few hours googling my problem, I think what I need to do is perform a spatial query, but I'm not sure how to go ...
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Analyzing differences between two shapefiles to put results into new shapefile?

I have two polygon shapefiles of the same region from two different years (1985 and 1997) and I need to analyse the differences between the two shapefiles resulting in a third polygon shapefile ...
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Creating flat end type polylineline buffer in model without ArcGIS advanced

I have a polyline split into many short segments and would like to create a flat end buffer for each individual segment (not "dissolve" them all into one feature). Is there any way to do this in an ...
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Extract values from raster by using polygons

I am working with multiple raster files that cover all of united states. The file format of the rasters - GeoTIFF. I have around 100 geotiffs that I need to process. Then I have another shapefile with ...
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How can I calculate the vertical distance to the nearest water?

Summary: I would like to create a raster where each cell contains the vertical distance to the nearest water (a decent approximation would be acceptable). The problem is that I'm not sure how to go ...
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How to calculate the average point spacing for a layer of points in QGIS?

I have a set of points and want to calculate the average point spacing for further analysis. ArcMap has the 3D Analyst Point File Information for this but I'm searching for an alternative in QGIS. ...
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territory analysis

I want to determine the territories in which customers to a bank has the shortest path. It can be done with desktop software packages or programming if it is needed. Does anybody has idea on how to ...
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error in selecting data from attrribute table QGIS

First of all, im not sure why all the data points from my csv file does not show up on qgis. I enabled custom delimiters to commas and still have no clue. it worked for my other vector layers except ...
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Calculating edge length of polygon within overlapping polygon

I have a layer of wetland polygons and a layer of lakes. I basically want to find the total length of lake shoreline contained within each wetland and add these values as an attribute of the wetlands. ...
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non alignment of base layer and other vector layers

i'm sure you've encountered this problem repeatedly. i've tried all different methods. Enable on the fly crs transformation. go to settings and options to use crs data. go to properties and change ...
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Analyzing long lat location data to find locations in proximity

I am looking for a tool to analyze location data (long lat values from vehicle GPS available). The goal is to identify locations which are in close proximity (within a circle of 30-60ft) and then ...
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Measuring Sinuosity of Walking Paths

I'm currently working on a project that examines the movement of consumers through different kinds of retail spaces in Central Asia – namely, bazaars versus supermarkets. I've equipped dozens of ...
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Calculate and add area of overlapping features within polygons

I have a polygon layer of watershed boundaries And a single multipart feature that contains all public lands for the state. I need to find the area of public lands within each watershed and add it ...
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Determining gradient of road segment

I've a shapefile of roads data. It contains information about terrain of road segments, i.e., hilly, flat, undulating, etc. I want to determine gradient of every road segment. I know this might ...
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How to batch process near feature distance in ArcGIS

I have 2000+ point shape files. These are all GPS tracks. I want to calculate the distance from each point to the nearest feature (road, train line, restaurant etc) within a 30 meter radius. I am ...
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How to add analysis privileges to ArcGIS Online application?

I'd like to use ArcGIS Online analysis services in my web app application. When I try accessing the service: http://analysis.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/tasks/GPServer?f=pjson&token= I get ...
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Right raster zonal statistics for NDVI at county scale?

I am currently doing a modeling project at county scale in which I have disease rate as dependent variable and environment variables (such as temperature, NDVI and evapo-transpiration) as the ...
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Sensitivity analysis for coarse scale GIS epidemiological model?

I am working on an epidemiological model with disease incidence rate as dependent variable and environmental factors as independent variable. Disease data is available at county scale whereas ...