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

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Distance from waterways

I have an sdc file with water bodies, i.e. oceans-rivers-lakes. I want to combine it with a shapefile with the boundaries of countries all over the world and produce two measures: 1) The average ...
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How to invert a Buffer(get the inside of a ring buffer)?

I have a line layer of a road network around which I create a buffer zone of 1000 m with Analysis Tools>Proximity>Buffer. But I am interested in the areas outside the buffer zone, and not the buffer ...
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Select points within 2 buffers

I have 2 huge files of points (hundreds of thousands of points). I need to determine a way to loop through all the points in one file and find all the points in the second file that are only a ...
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automating forest cover calculations with Python

I have a layer of forest cover comprising ~ 30,000 individual forest patches, and I need to calculate the amount of forest cover within a 5 km buffer of each patch. The buffers all overlap each other, ...
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How to maintain right-angles when buffering?

When buffering some polygons I am trying to avoid the curved buffered area like this: I'm trying to do thins within an FME workbench but if someone knows how its done in other software that would ...
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Problems with Buffer tool. Looking for help please

I am trying to create a buffer around different series of lines. I have a polylines file with 1 location shown below: I want an equal spaced buffer that is dissolved around all the lines at this ...
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How to delimit hinterland boundaries among multiple city centers?

I need to delimit city boundaries basing on centers'magnitude. CenterA's employment/CenterB's employment = (Distance from centerA to break-point E/Distance from centerB to break-point E)^2. AB=AE+BE. ...
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How to create fixed length (and width) buffer around a polyline in ArcMap 10?

Could someone please help me? I would need to create 100 buffers (500m x 1km) along a stream polylines. I know how to do it by using shortest distance but the buffers should follow the curves of the ...
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How to join number of point features into attribute of nearest line segment

I have point shapefile with lot of attributes, that represent road accidents and line shapefile with highways. What i want is to join attribute into line shapefile with value, that represent number of ...
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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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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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Conflicting measurement units with buffer ftools

I am new to qgis and I would like to create a buffer around point features. My goal is to create a quarter mile buffer (402.336m) around each point feature, using Geoprocessing Tools -> Buffer(s), ...
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Generate non-overlapping shapes from a buffer

I have a collection of points, and I need to generate shapes around these points. Let's assume that these points are locations of offices and that the shapes are the 'area of responsibility' around ...
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Is there a way of doing a statistical analysis of buffers?

I am doing a buffer analysis of incinerators and looking at the output areas within those buffers, is there a way of doing a statistical analysis of several buffers to see if there is a significant ...
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How can I use the Buffer Wizard in Modelbuilder or arcpy? (ArcMap 10)

I am creating a model in ArcMap 10 and I need to use the Buffer Wizard tool to create multiple buffers within a polygon feature class. The problem is, I can't seem to place the Buffer Wizard within my ...
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Is it possible to create 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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Buffer with physical barrier

I don't think is possible, but I'm looking for a way to stop my buffer at a certain physical barrier. For example, I have point near a river and I'm creating a buffer around my point that is larger ...
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Creating square buffer in qgis

How can I create a buffer with square ends along a line segment in qgis? I've buffered lines using v.buffer in the GRASS plugin, but the -c option for square ends is not exposed in that interface. ...
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Need Projection Help to Buffer Lines in QGIS

I am somewhat new to GIS in general, and very new to QGIS specifically (I took one class and we used Arc, which I don't have access to any more). I need to create buffers (1km, 3km, and 5km) around ...
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Creating a Polyline Buffer in OpenLayers

I was wondering if there was a way to create a buffer around a polyline feature in OpenLayers. I have created a tool that allows the user to draw a circle buffer zone of whatever size and style they ...
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How to create a polygon buffer from a line?

I have connected a series of points into a line in ArcMap 10 with the Points to Line tool in the ArcToolbox. The line is, of course, in its own layer, and I added a 5 meter buffer around the line. It ...
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How to Buffer with intersections in QGIS

I am buffering a layer of facilities (points). I will then use the buffer to clip and intersect another layer, containing resources. I want to answer the question, how much of the resource lies ...
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ArcGis 10 - create polygons as % of original

Could someone help me with the following? I have a polygon shapefile and need to create new polygons, within the originals, as % of original area. I used buffer by field (Field= new area as %) but the ...
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creating a buffer in a raster layer

I've got a raster layer separated into 3 zones, representative of marine park zones. What i'm trying to do is make it so that where zone 1 is adjacent to zone 3, there is a "buffer" between them, of ...
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How to represent Typhoon(s) wind speed using Quantum GIS / PostGIS?

I am not completly new to GIS (was taught ArcGIS at Uni) but I would still consider myself (especially compared to all these experts here) a newbie in QGIS or PostGIS. I want to display the ...
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FME remove polygon holes of under size ### sqft and chop the ends off

Quetion #1 I have a wokspace that takes the latest version of my data and creates buffers and then merges those to one polygon. When 2 buffer polygons are near each other and close to create a hole. I ...
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How to create a polygon (fixed width buffer) around a polygon in QGIS?

I have created a polygon in QGIS (in this case it describes a country's maritime baseline). I need to create a second polygon whose boundary is a fixed distance from the original polygon. (in this ...
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Buffer Selected Line Segments Using ArcGIS 10 or Python

I haven't quite found a solution for buffering selected line segments of a road network without extporting the selected line segments to a new file and then buffering. I want to avoid creating a ...
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Clipping multipart polygons iteratively

I have a shapefile of buffers (n=10) and a shapefile of watersheds (n=10). Both shapefile contain overlapping features. I would like to clip each watershed feature with it's corresponding buffer, ...
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How to do a Point to Polygon analysis with multiple variables?

I have a database of almost 10k crimes, which are divided in to 10 categories and plotted on a map I also have a database of 12k addresses, which are also plotted on the map. I aim to perform a ...
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How to obtain statistics within a Buffer/Catchment in MapInfo?

I need to calculate the population statistics within a 10 minute drivetime catchment from a point and within 1 Km Buffer from a point in MapInfo, how can I do that can someone please elaborate? I have ...
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ArcMap: extracting overlapped buffers

I have a set of points in ArcMap which I create a buffer for each point. Then I use intersect to extract the overlapping buffers. The result is something like this: The lighter color are the ...
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datum conflict when creating buffer in arcgis 10

A buffer I created successfully executed, but I received the following message: "WARNING 000632: Datum conflict between map and output." How can I fix this?
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How to Get the Three Nearest Points to an Object (different layer)?

I have two point shapefiles and I want for each point in the 1st shapefile to get the 3 closest (based on air distance) points from the 2nd shapefile. If possible, it would be great to have each of ...
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How to calculate buffer surface that falls within another layer's borders

The image below shows what two selected layers. One contains a series of borders, and the other a series of buffers. I am trying to obtain the buffered surface within each of the borders in the ...
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ArcGIS 10: How to clip point buffer to features in another layer?

I'm on a steep learnig curve here, so aplogies if my question is a one-banana problem. In ArcGIS 10 I have a contour layer that was generated from an ESR ASCII raster file (batyhmetry of the South ...
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QGIS inside buffer with attributes

Fairly similar to ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes? but in QGIS. It would be convenient if the buffer layer inherited the attributes of the parent. Also I am doing inside buffers (-ve distance ...
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find location details within circle buffer

Wondering how would i go about getting this to work. I have a table with location data (lat, long, homevalue) in sql server 2008. Given a lat long say (32.113, -81.3225), i want to draw a 50 mile ...
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How to create a buffer on a linestring with varying or increasing/decreasing width

I want to buffer rivers/streams for a topographic map. I'm using a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database. Usually, I create buffer with ST_Buffer with a constant width. For example, the width of a river buffer ...
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How to select polygon close to each other?

I have grass patches and I put a buffer of 250m around them. I did a "dissolve to get larger polygons that overlap, but the attribute table emitted a lot of information, which are important such as ...
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How to create multiple buffers around line at equal intervals without typing in every value?

I have a line in ArcMap 10.2, and want to create lines to the right of it at 100 m, 200 m, 300 m etc. up until 1.7 km. Obviously typing in these values under 'multiple ring buffers' will take too much ...
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Buffer in ArcGIS v. ArcINFO 9.3

I have ArcGIS 9.3 and my question is regarding Buffering. Is that only allowed in ArcINFO or is there a way to use a buffer in ArcGIS?
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Why does the buffer take up whole screen?

I am trying to create buffers around the Hurricane Sandy path I created in QGIS (points are lat/long). I have both points from each day she was tracted and the line I created from it with Points2One. ...
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How to find most common classification within buffers?

I have a point shapefile that identifies the location of incinerators in England and an output area classification shapefile. I have created a buffer for all the points in the shapefile because i ...
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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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Set projection/CRS in map and shapefile to produce buffer

I simply want to create a buffer of a specific size, around a single point. When I create a buffer it uses degrees/ or radians, or whatever, and the buffer is created that covers the whole screen. I ...
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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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Query for segments at same place and time in PostGIS

A newbie-question: I've imported the segments of several GPX-Tracks in a PostGIS-Table. Now I'm looking for a query that returns all segments that: are spatially overlapping (within a specific ...
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Problem with matching a buffer in Openlayers and the same buffer in PostGIS query

I am using a buffer tool to create a buffer on my base map in Openlayers. In addition to creating and visualizing this buffer, I pass the center point and radius to a query. The query collects all ...
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How to set linear units for Buffer distance from arcpy.GetParametersAsText()?

I am trying to run a buffer tool as part of script that I will both use as a standalone script and import into ArcToolbox. I'm just wondering, if I use GetParametersAsText for the buffer distance, how ...