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

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QGIS Renders Buffer Polygons from ArcGIS Feature Class Differently

I have a polygon feature class stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. All of the shapes are buffers of a point layer created using the editor menu's 'Buffer' command. In ArcMap 10.3.1 the data looks like ...
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Understanding target layer and source layer in Select By Location of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a lab assignment that i would need some help with. I have a 25km buffer that's in a circle. Within that i am supposed to make a map were the berries that people can pick are. The assignment is ...
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Area of influence with CartoDB

I am working on a city transport map, and for fun (and practice) I try to make an area of influence of transport station. But, whatever I try, something gets wrong. So two questions. 1 - How can I ...
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Find distance from points along lines [closed]

I have two layers, one is a point layer of schools and another is a polyline layer of streets. The end goal is to create a buffer along the lines that is 20 feet from the centerline that goes 1 mile ...
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Arcpy buff does not provide the output attribute “Shape_Area”

I made a loop to buffer several times a certain network using arcpy. What I noticed is that when I run the code, the output files do not have the attribute fields "Shape_Area" and "Shape_Length" that ...
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ArcGIS: segmenting buffer based on polygon corners

I have hundreds of square polygons which I've created a single continuous buffer around the polygons. What I'd like to try and do is try and break this buffer down into segments based on the corners ...
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How do you create a buffer for a specific feature in QGIS?

Fairly competent ArcGIS user here, very new to QGIS. What I am trying to do is create a one-mile buffer around the highlighted parcel in QGIS 2.14 (from a .shp). Seemed straightforward enough: ...
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What CRS to use when creating buffer all over the world in QGIS

I trying to create buffers (50km) around many points all over the world (airport locations) in QGIS. I will then overlay these buffers with a world-wide raster dataset so I can extract information ...
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Improving upon ArcGIS Buffer/Dissolve performance?

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced significant performance penalties when using the ArcGIS buffer function with the 'dissolve' option on point features. My dataset is a shapefile of 260 ...
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Alternative quicker workflows to the standard Buffer tool in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3 [duplicate]

I have a point layer representing oil and gas exploration wells containing 500,000 features and have created a 50km dissolved buffer polygon to use in another workflow: The completion time for the ...
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Finding measuring units [duplicate]

Every time I perform the geoprocessing tools buffer or intersect, my layer gains two more attribute columns, named "Shape_Leng" and "Shape_Area". How can I know in which measuring units are these ...
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Creating multiple buffers using QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS and have no programming skills. Is there an easy/uncomplicated way to create multiple buffers around a line feature?
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How do I report area statistics for land cover classes at equal sections along a river?

I have a river outlined: Using QGIS, the Semi-automatic Classification plugin and Landsat 8 images I classified the habitats (blue=water, yellow=sand/rock...,green=vegetation/algae) inside the river ...
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How to generate a buffer outside polygons having a given pixel value?

For example, I would like to build a 20-m buffer (represented in yellow in the image below) outside polygons having a value of 2 (represented in green) and to assign the value of 3 to buffer cells. ...
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ERROR 000800 when trying to snap points layer to line or buffer layer

I am very new to GIS, so go easy on me. I am using ArcCatalog 10.0 and trying to snap a set of points to another layer that has roads in it. The points represent 10th miles along the road. Here are ...
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Making multiple buffer, one with field values, one with a fixed value

I use ArcGIS 10.2.2 Basic. I have a point shape file with a field called buffer with different values, depending of what kind of type the point is. Some of these points also need an extra buffer ...
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buffering one feature class by different distance, the result is the buffer distance become same 100 feet

try: # Import modules import arcpy from arcpy import env # Set the workspace env.workspace = r"C:\Esripresspython\GISTPython\Data\City of Oleander.gdb" # Create a variable with the name of ...
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Projecting a layer to another CRS changes the actual distance

I'm trying to generate a buffer around some 1,000 points. My layer is on WGS-84, so I understand I need to save the layer with a different CRS that works with meters (Israeli one - ITM). However, when ...
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Need Projection Help to Buffer Lines in QGIS

I need to create buffers (1km, 3km, and 5km) around the rivers of this shapefile from NOAA, something I remember being relatively simple in my GIS class. However no matter what I do the buffers I ...
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How can you define distance in QGIS Multiple ring buffer? [duplicate]

I am trying to create multiple buffers around point data. I need to crate buffers of 10 miles, but I cannot find a way to define this. I have tried using both the multiring buffer plugin and the multi-...
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How to extract data from multi-ring buffers?

I am using ArcGIS with full extensions. I have a Uni project which requires me to extract the towns/cities that lie within buffers of landfill sites. I have managed to extract the total population ...
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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 ...
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How to visualize point accuracy with buffers in QGIS?

I have a CSV file that contains 3 columns - Lat, Long, and Accuracy. The Lat and Long fields contain point data in decimal format. The Accuracy fields contain a numeric values that indicate the ...
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Merge and dissolve overlapping polygons?

I have a situation in which I have both network buffers and circular buffers around the same points (as separate feature classes), and I want to merge the buffers and dissolve into one polygon for ...
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Sum of values within a buffer polygon

I need to do the following in QGIS and hope so much anyone could help. I have a vector layer with points. Each point represents a firm with the number of employees in the attribute table. I want to ...
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Display 3D collada files and shapefiles [duplicate]

How do I display 3D Collada (or Multipatch) building model along with some 3D buffer shapefiles using python? I was using arcpy for buffering, but arcpy does not have the feature to add shapefiles ...
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How to find Nearest point on line from a point cordinate in SQL server

I want to find out the nearest point on my road network which is a multiline string from a point with lat lon value. The below code I have tried for finding buffer distance line from a point. ...
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Multiple ring buffer with attributes

Building on ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes?, I'd like to be able to create multiple ring buffers, while retaining (and possibly dissolving on) attribute values. How can this be done?
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polygon split with predefined area

I am trying to split an irregular polygon into 120 equal area blocks. I also need a buffer around each new block within the polygon. Is this possible in QGIS 2.12.1?
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Creating a cumulative factor based on multiple buffers

I'm using QGIS 2.12.0 and am trying to formulate a hierarchy for the risk factor associated with footpath polygons based on their proximity to pedestrian generators and the importance factor of that ...
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Select points within a buffer in QGIS

In my vector layer I want to select points within a buffer of 12 meters and with an exception (if 'Name' is not "James" than select). Is this possible with "select by expression"?
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Correlation of yield data within a buffer zone

Working with QGIS 2.12.1-Lyon, I am trying to compare one point (single shape file) with multiple others that fall within a buffer zone of 10m i.e. comparing one shape file with another. The end ...
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Combining attributes of point data within buffer using QGIS?

I have city data broken down into intersections and roads. Around each intersection, I have created a buffer. I also have parcel data, including the attribute "gross tax 2015" for each parcel. I ...
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I have many points (the points have elevation) I want to remove some points that are too close together

How I can select points in a buffer (just each buffer) and among them choose a point that having more elevation? (in ArcMap) (Each point can be in several buffer and as each buffer can have multiple ...
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Problem with buffers - QGIS buffers

I have a problem with the function buffers in QGIS. I prepared a layer with bus stops and buffers for them (500 m). Then I joined layer with buffers and layer with density of population. I want to ...
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How to create buffers having regard to topography with QGIS

I want to create buffers of 25 kilometers around points in a point-shapefile with QGIS. My problem is that I don't need an air-line distance of 25 km around the points, but a "real distance" having ...
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Separate buffer for road lines

I want to a buffer around road (dwg file) in Arcgis. I am merging road lines but there are separate buffers for every line of road.
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Qgis 2.14 Changing line and buffer at the same time

I have created many buffers for a line shapefile, but now I have to change the line path and would like the buffers to change automatically. Is this possible?
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Shapefile buffer assigning to each buffer a different length

I am new to ArcGIS and Python. I have drawn a set of lines (corresponding to a network) in a shapefile. I would like to buffer them, but each line has a different buffer length, so I thought to do it ...
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Buffering road segments based on point ID

I need to create a buffer around bridge points along the roads underneath. I created a model that does this - so it buffers the bridges, clips the roads layer to the buffered shape, but since the road ...
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Cutting a circular buffer via Arcpy

I am currently working with compressor stations on centerline routes. These compressor stations have a 3 mile buffer surrounding them. I wish to cut a portion of the circular buffer off. These cut ...
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Extract values from Rasters in R based on spatial points and spatial polygons

I am trying to extract values from a raster file using the extract command in R mentioned here: http://www.inside-r.org/packages/cran/raster/docs/extract My raster file is unprojected (WGS84 ...
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Examining the information in the buffer

I am using ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. I want to combine the following two data sets. 10km buffer of housing data(polygon) road data(polyline). It looks like this: I want to know the object ID ...
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QGIS Buffer and CRS [duplicate]

I am working on a Project for an assignment. Basically I want the points on the map to have a 3 mile radius around them. The places are from a shape file. Once I try to set a radius I am selecting the ...
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Find Co-located points in single layer

I have a layer (currently the source is a csv file) with 130,000 points. Many of these points are co-located in a building room. How can I identify points that are within a small distance of another ...
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How to compare distributions to determine if facilities are in the best location to serve the population? [closed]

I am using ArcGIS 10.3 for this project. I am interested in determining how well (coverage or overlap) testing facilities serve high disease prevalence neighborhoods. I geocoded both the testing ...
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How to extract a buffer layer from a vast amount of individual buffers around polygons using ArcMap?

I have a vector layer containing nearly 8000 singlepart polygons. It looks like this: I want statistics on the area that is further than 2,5m away from any border. I thought I could do this by ...
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buffer in spsample for distance between randomly selected points

I wanted to know if there is a way to add a buffer in the function spsample in the sp package. I am randomly selecting points within 28 polygons and would like to specific a minimum distance the ...
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Buffer in ArcView/Basic vs ArcInfo/Advanced level licenses of ArcGIS Desktop?

I have ArcGIS Desktop 9.3. Is Buffer only available with an ArcInfo (called Advanced from 10.0) or is there a way to buffer with an ArcView (called Basic from 10.0) level license?
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How to automatically sum up values within buffers?

I want to establish the population figures within multi-ring buffers around certain site. I have set up the buffers and am running a select by location query on each concentric ring. Once the ...