A region enclosing a point, line, or polygon at a specified distance.

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How to clip buffer polygon from its source line?

I'm trying to clip a 30 meter buffer polygon built around a highway line feature using a smaller 6 meter buffer that represents the actual width of the road, so that the original 30 meter buffer is ...
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Iterating between two layers using QGIS python

I will try and explain my situation as clearly as possible. I just created my first plugin that is being used to analyze between various layers and give back quantities to the user. Most of it is ...
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How to create a cluster of crashes?

I have a shapefile with 52K points of road accidents, between 2007 and 2012. Each accident has a severity index. I want show clusters of 5 accidents (at least), for each year, that have a severity ...
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How to draw a perfect circle with a set radius in meters on map?

Following this istructions on how to draw a circle I can make buffer layer on each point I need. I am not able to draw perfects circle because the buffer will be elliptic? The CSR is EPSG:4326 - WGS ...
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arcmap buffer geoprocessing range error

When I tried to create a buffer layer around a polyline layer. But I got the error as follows: The input was outside a +-360 longitude range or outside +-90 latitude. The input is : ...
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create polygons and fishnets of specific size and orientation and buffers

I want to study 6 areas in the field and in order to do so I want to divide each one of them into smaller areas/parts. What I would like to do is find an average square or rectangle area surface ...
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How do the equations/algorithms behind buffering tools actually work?

I've been wondering how the equations/algorithms behind buffering tools actually work?
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Buffer Zone Algorithm

I use google maps, php, mysql, and I want to create a buffer zone in line among some points. Could someone tell me where can i find the algorithm (php library or the math in order to implement it) to ...
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How to achieve “Flat-End” line buffers in QGIS?

I need to buffer a series of lines by 40m, however I only want the buffer to come off the sides and not off either end of the line. I know in ArcGIS there is a "flat-ends" tickbox that achieves ...
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ArcObjects Memory Leak with IWorkspaceEdit?

I have ArcGIS 10.1 installed. I have created a function for copying all of the features from one shapefile to another using IFeatureBuffer, now every time the function when it is called, it takes ...
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Reducing GetFeatureInfo radius / buffer in Geoserver 2.5.2

When clicking some features on the map to get FeatureInfo in OpenLayers i'm getting also info of other near features that i'm not clicking on. I've notice that this is more accurate in GeorSever ...
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Select part of a polygon on one side of a line QGIS

I have a line shapefile of the outline of a water body. It was created by conversion of the polygon to line. I am looking to add a layer of 500m standoff from the shore into the lake. I have added ...
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arcmap mapping information of 2 layers, how to get rid of non-related results

I have 2 layers on the map: 1 drain line layer and 1 segment layer. The segment layer is covered by the drain line layer. Now I want to get the corresponding attribute values on drainline layer which ...
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How to find ID's of nearest stations (points) in a specific radius

I am using ArcGIS 10.0 and I am doing rainfall data analysis. I have a single layer including more than 1,000 stations (points) and I need name (STATION_NO) of neighbor stations in more than one ...
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How to create a buffer from a click on map on ARCMap

I'm searching a way to creating a buffer of a specified radius starting froma a click on the map.
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vb.net arcobjects remove a buffer

I have a function which can select and zoom to a feature, at the same time I will create a buffer around the selected feature so that further more function provided only for the selected feature. The ...
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How can I have as an input for a multiple ring buffer not a single distance but a field?

I have a feature class with points and I need to create two concentric circle with different distances for each point. Moreover the two surfaces do not have to overlap. Can I use "multiple ring ...
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How to create a transparent buffer of a polyline?

I use vb.net arcobjects create a buffer around a polyline feature once it is selected. The problem is the buffer has a obvious colour. Since I have other functions on the selected feature, I cannot ...
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Create a buffer with a pre-defined area?

I have a road (line) system and need to create a polygon from it to show the right-of-way area. The right-of-way area is calculated in the field from taking measurements from the road centreline. From ...
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How do I create a new layer in an ArcPad Map that's a buffer from another layer?

I'm editing code that someone else wrote for an plant species management database. Currently, you have to be holding the GPS receiver inside of the polygon for it to automatically find the previous ...
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Break down geoprocessing operation (Buffer) into smaller subsets

I have a feature class with 790,000 points (and it is constantly increasing). I need to select some of them (approx. 350,000), and then buffer that selection. Currently, the process runs like this ...
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Performing buffering and intersection with script in PyQGIS

I wrote a script that performs the intersection of two layers: The first Layer -> layer1, represents the rivers The second Layer -> layer2, represents a set of circular dots distributed in a ...
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Specifying output coordinate system in ArcPy

I'm updating somebody else's old Python scripts, and trying to make sure I understand their logic and desired outputs while streamlining the code. In this particular script, it specifies an output ...
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How to create a line output from a buffer instead of a polygon?

I am looking to create a graduated line buffer like in the image attached. I was wondering if there was a direct tool to do this? I can do it in a few steps, but that may take too long. I also ...
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Multiple entries in attribute table for multiple buffers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 to draw 500ft buffers around a group of 133 bars. The numerous buffer tools all produce a single entry in the attribute table for the collected group of buffers instead of ...
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Buffering algorithm [closed]

Does anyone know the algorithm of buffering? I had difficulty in drawing buffers. So I tried many values to acquire 1km buffer. I found value 0.008966 produces 1km buffer. Then I calculated inverse ...
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Ontario Buildings Data

I am looking for a buildings layer for Ontario, particularly the Chatham-Kent area to properly assess setback for wind turbine development in the region. Currently, I am utilizing the buildings data ...
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Distribute Hotel Beds According to Population Density in Buffers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am running an ArcGIS for Desktop analysis where I am plotting competing hotel facilities and then distributing their beds in a 5-mile buffer around the site. I would like to distribute the beds ...
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MapInfo incorrectly counting lines intersecting a buffer

I made a buffer for all objects on start and end nodes of polylines then disaggregated them. I then used update table to derive the number of lines intersecting: However this appears to be ...
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Buffering a PointGeometry in arcpy only returns a line?

I am trying to buffer a PointGeometry object in arcpy to a Polygon geometry object with ArcGis 10.2. The PointGeometry object is in lat/lon WGS84 coordinates and as far as I understand, I can only ...
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Sum a field in buffer intersection

I have looked and do not see this answered in any other discussions. Purpose: Site suitability analysis for brewers spent grain processing facility Method: Locate intersecting buffers with greatest ...
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Way to split and create buffer space between polygons in QGIS or ArcMap

After performing a feature extraction of rooftops, some of my buildings have been joined together as one polygon. I want to split these large polygons so that each new division is only covering one ...
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Calculating average raster values around set of points using ArcGIS for Desktop (or R)? [duplicate]

I have a 30-m elevation raster as well as a set of points that overlay the raster. For each point, I want to calculate the average elevation within a 5-km radius of the point. One way I was ...
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QGIS - Create buffer in meters

I'm very new to the GIS world, so my problem could be very stupid, but I'm going to try anyway. Objective Given a list of coordinates in longitude/latitude, stored as a .csv file, I want to create a ...
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How to adjust the projection of a buffer?

I'm using ArcGis 10.1, and when I do a buffer at a point, the created buffer do not match the dimensions I asked for. For example, in the creation of buffers, in the option 'linear unit' I choose 50 ...
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how to remove a point or polygon in shapely python

I want to place minimum number of sensors(circles) to cover a maximum area(polygon). I am using "Shapely",python module. I want to know if a sensor i.e a point buffer inside the range of the other ...
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Creating a 10-mile radius buffer zone that averages a variable in my shapefile?

I´m trying to create a "buffer zone" for every polygon in my shapefile, which will identify a 10 mile radius around the centroid of each polygon, and calculate the AVERAGE "demand for services" (one ...
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ArcGIS Circle Buffer

I am stuck, trying to draw a simple circle buffer using ArcGIS. Here is how I set up my base map: dojo.require("esri.map"); dojo.require("esri.tasks.servicearea"); dojo.require("dijit.dijit"); ...
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What is the minimum buffer zone to get a certain amount of points within the zone?

I have one map with lines and another map with points. I want to find the distance of the buffer zone to be such so the amount of points that are in the buffer zone to reach a certain number. For ...
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ST_buffer display creates big circle [closed]

$result = pg_query("SELECT ST_Astext(ST_Buffer(ST_GeomFromText('POINT( 80.7605 7.67833 )'),1))"); ST_buffer display creates big circle..
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Buffers with Varying Distances around a Set of Points

I have set of points in one shapefile and I have a table with a unique identifier that matches each point. I want to make a buffer around each point, according to the radius that I have specified in ...
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Buffer from Field using Different Unit

Is it possible to create a buffer polygon using an attribute field which is in different units than the feature class coordinate system? Example: I have a field that stores distances in miles (double ...
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How to compute the outline of multiple tracks?

I have multiple gps tracks with depth data gathered from the lake. The tracks are overlapping/intersecting. I want to get an outline polygon. I have a multi-line shp. I've tried to diffuse it in qgis ...
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Applying distance/area dependent procedures in geographic coordinates over large areas?

I'm currently doing some niche modelling with data in geographic coordinates spanning all of Latin America. I am using R for my analysis. Some of the tasks I have to perform are area/distance ...
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How to calculate the area of overlapping buffers within a single layer

I am very new to GIS, so don't know if this is EXTREMELY easy or impossible. I have GPS coordinates for stores (about 15000) for which I have created a buffer zone around each store location ...
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How to split a (road) buffer using the centerline?

I have a road centreline dataset which I have buffered using the road width. I used the standard QGIS buffer tool. I realise for my analysis I actually need to split the road buffer in half and ...
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WFS Filter Buffer around a point

I'm trying to make a buffer around a geometry (point/s,linestring,etc) using WFS queries without luck. This is what I've been doing: <ogc:Filter> ... <ogc:Function ...
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How to do the overlap detect for buffered lines

We have almost 50000+ lines which we want to remove a line if it is too close to the other. So we tried to do a buffer for two line, then check if the buffer area are overlapped. I wonder if there ...
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QGIS convert polyline to fixed width polygon

I have a shp file of polylines for trails, and I need to convert them all to be polygons that are 8 ft wide (4 ft from the center of each side of the polyline). I tried a following a few other posts ...
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Is it possible to use custom (non-circle) buffer shapes?

I have a shapefile containing points. I'd like to replace each point by the same shape, centered around the point, like the "Buffer" tool with shapes other than circles. How can I do that?