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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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QGIS regular points around each polygon in a layer (vs ALL polygons)

I have a number of buffered points (some where polygons intersect & are dissolved. I'd like to create regular spaced points grid around EACH polygon -- not ALL polygons. When I do Vector -> ...
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Getting buffer wizard-like speed in Python (vs using MultipleRingBuffer_analysis)

I've got a script that takes a single input polygon feature, throws 10 buffers around it at tenths of a specified input distance, and then symbolises the output based on an existing layer file. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Determining homogenous blocks of individual tree species in a woodland, and creating a new shapefile without blocks/polygons of < minimum area?

I'm working on a project attempting to identify suitable woodland habitat for red squirrel translocation wherein conservation efforts could be focused. Below is a small section of the map showing ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 = ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Buffer point dataset based on compared value

I am creating polygons from the dissolved buffers of points and need to control the dissolve process. In the model the first stage is to assign high/med/blackspot using the following f2='ERROR' def ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to Hide InfoWindow/Popup when “no information available” or when buffering?

I have an app that does some buffering, only problem is when I click on the map to put in the point/line/polygon vertices to do the buffer, I get popups at every mouseclick. It doesn't interrupt the ...
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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 ...
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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 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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to buffer a line with different distances for left/right sides

How can I buffer a line in QGIS using one attribute for the left side of the line and one attribute for the right side of the line? I am trying to buffer a river with its bank width, which is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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Creating buffer around particular raster cells using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to draw 100m buffers around particular raster cells (artificial surfaces) in my LandCover raster layer in ArcMap10.2. The Buffer tool only works with polygon and the Expand tool always ...
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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 ...
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polygons won't buffer in ArcMap

I have been trying to buffer 15 polygons (-15m) in ArcMap. I did a batch buffer and 13 polygons worked fine, the other 2 have not buffered, an error occurs: WARNING 000117: Warning empty output ...
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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' ...
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Capturing points slightly out at sea

I have two tables one containing points (points) and the other polygons (polygons). I want to generate a two-columns table identifying for each point of the first table the polygon containing it. So ...
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Dissolving and returning values from primary lines

Im building a model and I need to dissolve line, that I marked in picture, to a line with field(NUMBER_OF_LINES) value of 2. Thsi filed represents how many lines were constructed to one line after ...
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Dilating a polygon by a circle sector

I want to dilate a polygon by a circle sector in ArcMap. Because my python skills are not that good to figure out how I can use the R prototype of How to create an oriented buffer using arcpy? . Is ...