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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
16 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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): ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
40 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Multiple ring buffer (and query) in arcgis Silverlight

How could I build a multiple ring buffer/query analysis in my silverlight project? I have a working evacuation zone analysis in my project where I can query all elements within a specified distance ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Buffer Zone and Great Circle

I am using the geoPHP library to calculate the buffer zone of route. It works fine in case of Rhumbline routes, but among my points I have some of them that are connected with "GreatCircle", is it ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

How does ArcMap buffer linear features?

Two methods of selection in ArcMap that I thought would be the same are in fact not equal. I created a 3 mile buffer around a single line feature (approx 6mi in length). I'm working with parcels, as ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Creating Pie Chart within buffer using QGIS?

I am working on a project which is about Habitat analysis for Polecat using QGIS in Schleswig-Holstein. summary of project: Polecat vehicle collision occurs frequently in Schleswig-Holstein. This ...
2
votes
2answers
44 views

QGIS Layer Style - Adding intensity/color if elements overlay

I have a layer with thousands of points. I have been asked to represent this layer in way that can be easily seen the level of concentration of points in the layer. So when there is much point ...
2
votes
2answers
50 views

Buffer Problems While Using Model Builder

I've created a model that is supposed to allow a user to select an area of road and will then highlight the attributes within a user-specified buffer distance from the selected area. This is what I've ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Displaying buffer around feature using population values in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on a project that is about park accessibility. I wanted to display a buffer from a park that shows potentially 3 acres/3000 population. I am using Census tract data and I have a shape ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

Buffering continuously throws error “Background Server Threw an Exception” (Error 001143). Why?

I have written a code to create 1 meter buffers for features of converted feature classes (from rasters). I want to dissolve by the field "Class" so that I will have significantly smaller datasets to ...
2
votes
2answers
52 views

Create a buffer in decimal degrees

I am working with data that are unprojected (they are in lat/lon) and for every point I want to create a buffer of 800 meter. How can I construct a buffer of 800m. but give the distance in decimal ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Model Builder - Integrating Select by Location and Buffer

So I'm trying to create a model tool in ArcGIS 10.1 that will integrate select by location and buffer. These are the features that the user is supposed to be able to choose: Select Layer by ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

How to compute tabulate intersection in QGIS?

I have a base layer of census data in census tracts (polygons). I'm looking to intersect those tracts with a buffer layer but I only want to include those census tracts whose area is over 50% within ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

Model Builder - Using Only Certain Fields

I have to use ModelBuilder in ArcGIS 10.1 to create a mix of two tools: buffer and select by location. However, I'm supposed to let the user only enter certain information, and have other fields be ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Road network comparisons - how to extract roads that do not completely fall within the buffer

I am trying to compare how well one road network aligns with another - I have created a buffer around the first network and would like to select only the roads from the second network that fall ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

On-The-Fly ModelBuilding

I am wondering to change and alter a model on the fly. I have a whole process( model for the rest is done) that relies on different settings for buffers, and what I am trying to do is after I am not ...
1
vote
3answers
71 views

A mistake in very easy python code (Buffer 1 - Buffer 2- Erase 2 fom 1)

I need to make 500m rings (not full circle) around points (cities). I try to make 1. buffer: 2500 - 8500m (each 500m) and second buffer 3000 - 9000 (each 500m) and then erase 2500m from 3000m, 3000m ...
1
vote
2answers
139 views

Correct use of buffering by field (distance) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to create a buffer in meters around some points using a field with the distance. However I cannot assign a distance type to use and by default I assume it's doing decimal degrees (I am ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Automation of Land Use composition in ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I have two shapefiles I'd like to process: A Polygon shapefile with 1000 features representing lakes covering a specific area, and; A Polygon shapefile with the Land Use ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views

Create buffer based on polyline without line end caps and without dissolving the created polygons in QGis

I have a projected line layer (Shapefile) in QGIS. For every line segment I want to create a polygon without line end caps. The resulting polygone should not be dissolved to a single one. I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Converting a buffer polygon to polyline

I'm trying to complete the following steps. What tools should I use? Convert 2km buffer polygons into polylines Select random point along these lines for each feature using Random Point tool ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

How do I create a projection file using GDAL

I am trying to obtain a buffer from a polyline file using GDAL with the following function def createBuffer(inputfn, outputBufferfn, bufferDist): inputds = ogr.Open(inputfn) inputlyr = ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

ArcGIS bufferzone projection

I have a point shp file of 445 points around the globe, that i need to create buffer-zone of 10 km around each point, the points shp file is in wgs1984 geographic coordinate and wgs1984 platte carre ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Measuring roundness using buffers around centroids [duplicate]

I'm trying to measure the compactness (roundness) of some 800 polygons of different shape and size. I created the centroids and what I want to do now is to buffer those centroids with the exact same ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

Isolate features within buffer of another feature - QGIS

I have 2 shapes - one representing line features of pipes, another of roads. I would like to create a separate shapefile consisting only of the pipes that lie within 20m of the roads. Only the ...
1
vote
2answers
29 views

Assigning land values within buffer using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm new to ArcGIS and having some trouble getting this done. I have a layer consisting of points of bird nesting sites and I have created a multiple ring buffer around this site, with rings at 5 km ...
3
votes
2answers
170 views

Buffer Polygon, BUT Inside and Only for a Distance

There has to be an easy way to do this. Been plugging away for an hour and I don't know if I am brain dead or what. What I need to do is buffer a polygon on the inside, but only for 500 metres. If ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Creating a buffer - ArcGis Javascript API

How can I create a buffer that is based on the shape of the geometry that has been drawn. My map application creates a default square buffer extent and I want to create a buffer round a circle based ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Water feature growth

I have a water feature layer which includes rivers, lakes and streams. I want to create, essentially, a buffer of these features equal to that of a 50cm increase in elevation from its current ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Is it possible to “re-buffer” river polygon dataset? [duplicate]

I've river polygon data representing the water quality. This polygon data were derived from polyline dataset according to a buffer distance in the attribute table. Unfortunately I don't have this line ...
2
votes
2answers
93 views

What's the best way to determine if a point is within a certain distance of a GEOJSON polygon?

What's the best way to determine if a point is within a certain distance of a GEOJSON polygon? Should one use TurfJS buffer method (https://github.com/Turfjs/turf-buffer#turf-buffer)? Can one perform ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

buffering very short line segments with a flat end

I need to buffer a collection of line segments, with a flat shape (corners) at the line ends, as opposed to round. 99% of them work fine in ArcGIS, but some individual line segments are quite short ...
1
vote
2answers
34 views

How to find “empty” buffer?

So I have lines(road network) and buffers around them. I need to find "empty bufers" whose lines is missing (pic below). Lines have attributes of buffer width, but it is incorrect in some cases (does ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

How can I join a buffer layer to the layer it was created from?

I have two relevant layers for this problem: Real estate parcels (point data) Multiple ring buffer layer - contains multiple buffer rings around each particular real estate parcel. (0.5, 1, 1.5, ...
1
vote
2answers
73 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Buffer is not displaying on the map?

As you can see on the screen shot below, I'm trying to create a 3 km buffer around the roads. After clicking OK, the buffer is successfully created and added to the table of content but nothing shows ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

ArcGIS: Locate features along routes, line vs polygon

I want to use Locate Features along Routes to locate the polylines below: The routed feature is in red and I want to locate the green lines. I have buffered these but found it only locates the item ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

Buffer -over river line with 20m over

I want to make a buffer from the river line with only the points that have over 20 m (elevation) from river line. (I hope you understand:D). How can I do that? Here is the picture....I want only ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

Join only if one line line intersects buffer. Do not if two

I've got a road network (line features) and a trip of GPS-Points. I want to join attributes from the road network to every point. So for each point i create a buffer. If the buffer intersects with a ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

Load buffer by percentage plugin python error

I couldn't install the buffer by percentage plugin on the QGIS 2.6 (I have Windows 8.1 on my pc), and gives a error message - the plugin is broken. Then when I start the QGIS it gives the following ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

PostGIS Nearest Neighbour outside buffer

I am trying to find the 6 nearest neighbours to a point which are outside a defined buffer. Basically I am comparing points of the same table and working with Mike Gleason's examples. WITH subq AS ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Python buffer in a line using GDAL

I am trying to make a buffer from a line using gdal. I use the example in the gdal Cookbook import ogr, os def createBuffer(inputfn, outputBufferfn, bufferDist): inputds = ogr.Open(inputfn) ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

How to calculate average NDVI values for buffers in ArcGIS?

I would need to calculate an average NDVI value for each buffer among everal hundred buffer-areas. The buffer areas are built around observation points. I have all buffer areas in one .shp file and ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Creating a buffer round a polyline

At the moment the code I use creates a buffer extending 1000km from each geometry creating square buffer zones over polygons, lines and points. How can I amend the code so that it creates a 'sausage' ...