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

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batch buffer with different distances with python 2.7 in arcgis 10.1

I am trying to write a "smart" way in Python to process multiple buffer to lines, polygons and points with different distances. I use Python and ArcMap 10.1. I can figure out to separate lines, ...
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Large Dataset Buffer Help

Using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a large polygon feature class (130,000 records). I need to do an inside/outside buffer (+5 then -5 to fill in some gaps)... the process takes so long, I'm looking for a way ...
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How to improve 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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Is there a significantly faster way to buffer than arcmap? [duplicate]

I hope this question is appropriate here and I apologize if it is more of a discussion question than a specific technical problem. I have to buffer 150,000 polygons for a real estate project. While ...
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How to Buffer based on SQL expression?

Is there any way to optimize this code? It creates two buffer feature classes based on two different fields in the shapefile attribute table import arcpy from arcpy import env ## Set Workspace ...
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Geodjango: Using Lat / Lon to Buffer from Point

I want to have a radius based distance search. To do this, I want to create a buffer around a point object so that I can filter objects that are inside this buffer, a method that I learned based on a ...
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QGIS radius buffer question, can it be more circular?

Conundrum for the day, When I request a radius buffer in QGIS (Dufor). my buffer comes out as a 20-sided polygon rather than a true "circle". This has lead to some missed blocks when clipping ...
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How to extract information from a buffer in ArcMap

I have a buffer in ArcMap 10 extending from a polyline, with numerous 5 km intervals (multiple buffer tool). I also have many layers already in raster format in ArcMap, including slope angle, geology, ...
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USGS Earthquake GPS Metadata: Buffer Zones & Python

I'm making a python web crawler that gets USGS earthquake GPS data, and I'm wondering how I should process the latitude longitude pairs to see if it falls within a specified radius of a specified GPS ...
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How to clip polygons within buffer using QGIS?

I am trying to do the clip operation with polygons in the buffer, so far I'm getting no results. It is working for points in the buffer. Am I doing anything wrong? Basicly I'd like to include ...
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Summing the number of intersections with a separate buffer layer

I have dabbled with ArcGIS and QGIS a bit, and I consider myself a self-taught beginner with a whole lot to learn. So, I have two layers: 1) census blocks, and 2) point data. My goal is to calculate ...
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What's the use of the buffer function in field calculator?

I'm trying to find out how the buffer command in the filed calculator works. I tried to create a new field to my point shapefile (integer) with the following: buffer ($geometry, 100) but no ...
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How to shrink polygon on two sides?

I have a polygon which I know is a rectangle, although it may be at any orientation: I want to shrink this polygon by a third of the width from two sides, so that I just get the strip in the middle ...
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Creating Many Uneven Buffers

Qgis 2.2, Windows 7 I am looking to create buffers around city lights (the raster). Currently, I have simple polygon buffers around the point layer (oecdminusa), but this is not accurately capturing ...
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How can I conduct Geographically Weighted Analysis using an exponential decay function?

I have some points (representing 30 study sites) and I want to calculate the weighted mean of several variables (landscape layers) using a negative exponential decay (weights function) to give more ...
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Efficient manner to buffer streams with multiple attributes?

I need to buffer a very large, complex hydro vector layer based on different water quality designations and surrounding slope. Different water quality classifications have different buffer ...
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How to create multi-ring buffers automatically in QGIS?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a tool or plugin for QGIS that allows for multi-ring buffers. I've found a post about doing multiple buffers one by one, but was hoping there was a way to do this all ...
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How to use buffer() in QGIS Value Relation field

When adding a point, I'd like to auto-populate one of its fields (the street address) setting it to a field in the nearest point in another layer (a layer containing all existing addresses). It ...
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Why are my buffers not circular?

I would like to select areas under a particular circular radius in QGis. I believe this is accomplished with the buffer tool, but when I specify the radius the area is not circular. How to make it ...
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Zonal Statistics Freezing QGIS 2.2

Running on Windows; 8gb memory, 500gb HD, i5 cpu; Raster file: 250mb I am having a problem with zonal statistics advancing past 17%. I am trying to run statistics on a crop grown in certain counties. ...
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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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Remove buffers of overlapping buffers

I work with ArcMap 10.2 and would like to remove buffers of the overlapping buffers, but not all overlapping buffers. So for example: I would like to remove the buffer in the middle and remain the ...
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empty buffer qgis

Help! I am trying to use three buffers to select three different sets of polygons. The buffers are from a .txt file with lat and long in decimals. I made a shapefile using North America Albers (I live ...
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Low resolution raster conversions to vector yielding millions of single pixel polygons. Trying to merge all directly adjacent polygons

I'm trying to scan plain pdf maps containing color-coded geographic regions and convert them into undifferentiated (I don't actually need them to contain any attribute data) overlays. My workflow is ...
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Select point with highest value within a buffer

I work with ArcMap 10.2.1 and I created buffers around points. Some buffers contain many points and others just one. I would like to select one point for each buffer, but the points can represent ...
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Remove overlapping buffers

I have put a buffer around points from a point data set. But some buffers overlap each other. Now I would like to remove all the buffers (from the data set) which overlap another buffer. Does ...
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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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buffer in qgis from layer text delimited

I have a layer of polygons in British Columbia, Canada in WGS 84 which is fine. Later I created shapefile of three points (using decimals for lat and long) through the add shapefile as text delimited ...
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how to mark certain distance alongside a coastline and saved as kml to import to google earth?

Hi all I would like to mark the region of 200 nautical miles away from the coastline, how can i do this? Thanks in advanced...i already try the buffering function on qgis but dont know how to create a ...
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Calculate sum of points within buffer (ArcMap)

I've created buffers around home origins and am looking to calculate the sum of shapefiles (in this case crime) within each buffer. How would I go about doing this? I want to know how many crimes are ...
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How to Simulate Venn Diagram of Buffers using QGIS?

For the sake of simplicity, suppose I have only 2 points on one layer. Point A have population of 100, and point B have population of 150. I do find buffer of these 2 points and it is intersect. I ...
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Buffer in QGIS/R is 650-670 m wide instead of 500 m

I am trying to make a 500 m buffer for my polyline layer. Unexpectedly, I receive buffer varying from 650 to 670 m, depending on location. As many resources recommend to use UTM before making a ...
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Zonal statistics won't work after re-projecting vector layer

I have qgis 2.0. I want to analyze raster information within a buffer of 30 miles around a vector layer of cities across the world. However, both the raster and the vector are in WGS84. I have no ...
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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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How to buffer raster pixels by their values?

The pixels to the left represent tree locations and their associated crown radii (i.e. pixel values ranging from 2 - 5). I would like to buffer these raster pixels by their crown radius value. The ...
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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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buffer of clusters in a sparse matrix

I work with MATLAB. I have a sparse matrix where I identified different clusters. The value within each cluster is equal, while each cluster has its own unique value. I have 0s as background (outside ...
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Eliminating/minimizing distortion in 200 NM EEZ buffers [duplicate]

I frequently need to calculate buffers of 200 nautical miles from country or baseline polygons in order to map maritime Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). However, I've noticed that when generating the ...
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Units of gBuffer from rgeos package

I have this polygon: library(maptools); library(sp) setwd(system.file("shapes", package="maptools")) columbus <- readShapeSpatial("columbus.shp") proj4string(columbus) <- CRS("+proj=longlat ...
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Is there a tool to buffer features with more than one distance value in GRASS GIS?

I´m looking for a tool like Multiple-Ring-Buffer in ArcGIS, but for GRASS GIS to be able to buffer with different distances but only having to start the process once.
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Why does ArcGIS 10 Buffer not provide accurate geodesic buffer?

I created a shapefile following these criteria as recommended for Performing Geodesic Buffering: The input feature class must be a point or multipoint dataset. (shapefile is a point) The input ...
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Analyzing Raster Data From Vector Layer Buffer

I am using QGIS 2.0. I have satellite images of night-time lights all over earth. I also have a vector shapefile of country boundaries including the largest cities on earth. I want to use buffers to ...
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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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Arcobjects/Arcgis Engine — geoprocessing within a buffer?

I have a point layer and a polyline layer (each contains more than 100k records), I would like to process the polyline layer within point buffer zones. For example, for each point in the point layer, ...
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How to compute drive access to a station based on vehicle origin points? [closed]

I have a shapefile that contains station locations and another shapefile that is the geocoded origins of those who drove to the station. I would like to make a buffer around the station that shows the ...
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What is the unit of measurement for buffer calculation?

What is the unit of measurement used by Geometry class for it's buffer calculation ? Api doc currently defines it as " distance - the width of the buffer (may be positive, negative or 0)" I need to ...
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Buffer Zip Region Polygon with GeoTools

What I want to achieve is to buffer a zip region geometry with a distance in meters and than get the coordinates of the new (expanded) polygon. The original geometry polygon is parsed from a kml file. ...
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Is there Python library (other than ArcPy) for geoprocessing such as buffer?

Excluding ArcPy, is there any python library which can do geoprocessing, such as buffer/intersect, with shapefiles?
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How to extract values from intersection of different size buffers with raster?

I have a polygon shape with buffers. However, the buffers are of different size from 4m radius to 15m. In total I have 7 different buffers. I have a landcover raster and I would like to extract ...
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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 ...