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

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Which suitable buffer distance to choose for a kernel density analysis to deal with edge effects?

I would like to run a Kernel density analysis on point features in ArcGIS 10.2 for hotspot detection, and to do it is recommended to apply a buffer zone to the study area in order to reduce the edge ...
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Updating a polygon with an attribute from ALL intersecting polylines

I have a polyline layer with road information such as the road it beings from and the road it ends at. Some of these are digitised incorrectly and I am trying to pull out the road name (or unique ID ...
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Draw (adjacent) GIS-shapes, reduced and “rounded”

as the title says: I want to draw (C#, WinForms application) adjacent polygons stored in an GIS-database (SQL Server 2012, geography-datatype). The data source is OpenStreetMap administrative ...
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Buffer for multiple layers not displaying on map [on hold]

I want to do multiple buffering for multiple layers like rivers, roads, settlements, lakes. But, when i carried out buffering of these layers in arcMap 10.2.1, only the buffer of road is displayed but ...
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Why does Select by Location select points outside search radius?

I'm using Select by Location to find wind turbines within 5-km of a center point feature -- why does this command also select nearby turbines? The image below shows my selected points with a 5-km ...
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Calculating area of residential area wihin multiple ring buffer in ArcMap?

I need to calculate the size of residential area within 0-250m, 250-500m and 500-750m of a bus stop. I have made a multiple ring buffer around the bus stops. And I have a shapefile of the residential ...
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How to get arcpy to access attributes of a geometry?

As a novice python programmer I am struggling mightily with my code. What it is supposed to do is Buffer a bunch of points with four distances (100, 200, 300, 400meters) Calculate zonal sum for ...
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How to create a real size buffer around a point in qgis

I have a postgis pointlayer in EPSG:3857, added to a project that is set up with OTF ON to project everything (other layers) to EPSG:3857. In postgis, I defined a view to dynamically create a buffer ...
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Create random points in ArcGIS on a polyline in a polygon

I am trying to create 100 random points, 1 within 500m of 100 points I already have. I have created a buffer and can easily create 1 random point in each, but now I want those points to lie on a ...
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Buffering line in ArcMap is creating smaller buffer than expected?

When I buffer a point (red dot on image) by 3 miles, it is 3 miles on all sides. When I buffer a line (blue line on image) by 3 miles, it is more like 2.67 miles on the sides parallel to the line. I ...
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How to create dissolved buffers in QGIS with PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

Creating a dynamic buffer in QGIS I use the following query: CREATE VIEW buffer40units AS SELECT gid, st_buffer(geom,40)::geometry(polygon, 31492) AS geom FROM point; Now I want to dissolve ...
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ST_Buffer with segment AND endcap parameters

Making a QGis plugin that buffers a line and I want to declare a high number of segments and a flat endcap. ST_Buffer(geom, 40, 25, 'endcap=flat') This doesn't work with both parameters entered, ...
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Catchment area calculation

I have a conundrum. I am trying to shortlist optimal physical locations in my county for developing recycling centres that serve the population. I have a vector point layer of the centre point of ...
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Create buffer along shoreline near sample site

I want to look at the land use on the shoreline of a river relative to a specifc point on the river. I have created a point on the shoreline using the Near tool. Following this I am having trouble. I ...
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Point buffer problem

I have a point feature that I would like to buffer to select segments that are within 15 meters of the point. The code I have is working but it's influenced by the map scale. Zooming in or out changes ...
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How to make SQL Server buffer only on one side?

Is there any way to make a buffer on a linestring only on the right or the left side? If not, is there any way to translate the linestring?
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Displaying symbology outside map canvas window extent?

Say we have equally distributed x,y mesh vector file. Each coordinate has a map-unit based diameter circle symbology. If we zoom into a region of the map canvas far enough, some centroids exist ...
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Buffer View With SpatiaLite and QGIS

Creating a dynamic buffer with PostGIS the following view is working: CREATE VIEW buffer500m AS SELECT gid, st_buffer(geom,500)::geometry(polygon,31492) AS geom FROM point; Unfortunately this query ...
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Buffering Points Directionally

I have about 10,000 points that I want to apply a partial circular buffer to based on an angle, from -30 to 135°. A similar question for polygons seems to have been answered here, but I cannot make ...
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Use turf.count with turf.buffer dynamically

I have this code where I'm trying to create a buffer dynamically from a draggable marker and then count how many points fall insed this buffer. As of now I can drag the buffer around without any ...
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How to set a label's buffer color in a mapfile?

I would like to set a white buffer around labels in a mapfile (Mapserver version 6.2.1). In the official documentation, I can't find a specific parameter for this... I have tried the SHADOWCOLOR and ...
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For every point create a wedge

How does one create a wedge polygon from a point? If I have 2000 points, I want each to have a wedge starting at each point with each point having a defined azimuth that the wedge points toward. That ...
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PyQGIS point buffer with OpenLayers base map

Using PyQGIS, I desperately need help on creating a buffer around a point in a node layer and then selecting features from a trails layer that fall within the buffer. When I load the shape files ...
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Multiple Ring Buffer in ArcPy Generates Single Ring

I'm running a simple multiple ring buffer using ArcPy. My goal is to generate a multi ring buffer for each pond in my dataset of 50,000. Here's the line of code: ...
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Extending buffer zone

I am working in ArcMap 10.2 (and Modelbuilder) and I would like to solve the following problem: I have Buffer A (single part) and Buffer B (multipart). I would like to extend Buffer A with Buffer B ...
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Variable buffer radius in ArcGIS JavaScript API?

I'm hoping someone can help with this, I'm trying to combine the following Esri samples, to end up with the ability to create buffers based on a variable radius, that will then query data within the ...
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Python code for decreasing polygon size based on percentage?

I would like to decrease the size of polygons by percentage and not by distance in order to implement this into ModelBuilder to loop over a number of polygons. To my knowledge this tool is available ...
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Iterating through a point layer to create & sum distance rasters

I'm writing an Arcpy program to process data in a layer of several hundred points ('ptsLyr', from file 'ptsFile'), each of which has its own ID ('RecordID') and an associated value, 'radius', that I ...
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Assigning values of points outside a buffer to points within a buffer

I have 10m buffers around line features and a point shapefile which has some points intersecting the buffer. I would like to take each point that falls within the buffer and assign it the value of the ...
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Euclidean distance outside a Polygon (ArcMap)

I got some university coursework to analyse the best potential areas for a residential development project and I'm currently doing multi-criteria evaluation. One of the shapefiles in the dataset given ...
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Multi-Ring Buffer Methodology

When creating a multi-ring buffer I see two methodologies: Create buffer around feature, buffer the resulting buffer, and repeat for as many rings as required. Using the initial feature to create ...
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Counting buffer overlap in QGIS

For my thesis I'm modeling the identification of recreation areas. Therefore, there has been a survey where people were asked to specify where they recreate. They had to indicate this place on a map ...
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Arcpy.Buffer_Analysis Does Not Create Feature Class

import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = r'c:\data' fcs = str(raw_input('Please enter the layers you would like to buffer: ')) dist = str(raw_input('What would you like your buffer distance to be? ')) ...
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QGIS 2.6 Buffering issue

I'm running QGIS 2.6 on a Mac, and trying to create buffers around a point shapefile. The process seems to work: (Vector>Geoprocessing Tools> Buffer(s), I select my input layer, leave the segments at ...
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Proper size of buffer to represent village boundary using Geonames populated places

I am trying to estimate population for each Geonames populated place (PPL) in Tanzania. There are about 8000 PPL, represented by point features, however population data is missing. I used ArcGIS to ...
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QGIS: How to add a second polygon that is exactly 5km larger in all directions?

Given is a map with an airport. Within a distance of 5km around the runway there is a so called no fly zone for drones (in Switzerland). I want to show this zone in a map. What I would like to do is ...
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Trouble buffering a vector layer in QGIS with PyQGIS

I am working on a script that imports a .csv layer that has lat long coordinates, which I then want to buffer in feet. I've created a vector layer from the .csv file and tried to set the coordinate ...
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How to create buffer around point having projection 4326

I am trying to create buffer (in meters) around point(long lat alt) which is in projection 4326 with below code. But it is not giving expected output. SELECT ...
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calculate the population inside a buffer with census data

I have population data matched with polygons and a set of points that I have drawn buffers around. Assuming that the population within each geographical area, i.e. the polygons, is evenly distributed, ...
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Calculate area size within a buffer

I have a park polygons layer and a set of points which I gave a 1000m buffer. For each of them I had calculated the area size with calculate geometry. So with which tool could I calculate the size of ...
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How to Buffer selected polygons within same feature class using ArcGIS Pro?

When editing in ArcMap a workflow I used to create a polygon feature with a donut polygon in the same feature class around it was to: Digitize the polygon Use the Buffer from the pulldown on the ...
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Problem with ST_SummaryStats, ST_Buffer, and casting between geometry/geography types

I have a test raster that covers the world ((-180 90), (180 -90)). The SRID is WGS 84 (EPSG:4326). Values for cells in the north-western quadrant ((-180 90), (0 0)) are random integers in the range 1 ...
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How to do a buffer operation for a polygon drawn by the user using python in QGIS

I have a polygon drawn on the map canvas.Say the polygon would be drawn by using "Measure Area" tool in qgis.Now, I want to do buffer for certain distance around that polygon.I can see the below ...
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How to create buffer on one side of a stream in ArcGIS?

I need to create a buffer around waterfront park sites. But I only want "half" of the buffer --- the "half" that coincides with the side of the water body where to park is. In addition, the buffer of ...
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Multibuffer in arcpy is too slow?

I have to make multibuffer to a several shp's (30 or +) and with this code the it takes 30 minutes or more. import arcpy,time,glob,os def multibuffer (probe,Zona_trab,nombarch3,recortes2): ...
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FID attribute for each circular buffer polygon

I have a point shapefile "Negative_vel". With the command Analysis tools-Proximity-Buffer and selecting 50m as a linear unit and dissolve type ALL I created a new .shp "Negative_vel_buffer50m". But ...
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Buffering in km in NAD83 QGIS

I need to create a 32.1869 km (20 miles) buffer around my attributes, but the problem is the CRS needs to stay in NAD83. Is there a work around so I will be able to create buffers in km but still have ...
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QGIS buffer polygon with different widths on each side

I create maps for wildfire risk assessments and am constantly asked to plot "defendable space" buffer zones around building envelopes that are different distances on different sides of the buildings. ...
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Use ST_Buffer with a conditional distance based on an attribute

I am quite new to postgres/postgis and are still learning basic skills. I have imported a pointlayer shapefile into my postgres database. I need to make a buffer of varying radius around the points ...
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Calculate population within radius

I have population data matched with polygons and a set of points that I have drawn buffers around. Assuming that the population within each geographical area, i.e. the polygons, is evenly distributed, ...