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

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Snapping points to polylines and maintaining minimum distances between the points as well as meeting other parameters

I have thousands of locations that I would like to snap to be placed on top of a hundreds of polylines based upon matching attribute fields. Think of them exit signs located on every ...
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How to extend a (river water level) raster, transfering its values to the added area?

Exploring the raster tools in QGIS and related software, I found raster buffer functions to surround existing rasters. The values of the raster buffer are restricted to be distances from the interior ...
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Select points located within Multi Ring Buffer

I have two point datasets, 1 showing the location of road accidents, the other showing the location of traffic intersections. I have created a Multi Ring Buffer at 25m intervals around the traffic ...
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How to use an array for buffer

I want to to use an array to create 3 buffer files with different buffer distances. The code should produce 3 buffer files in one step. Additionally, the code below runs already after using an ArcGIS ...
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Create Centerlines of a Polygon Buffer Feature, ArcGIS 10.3

I have seen another method for this to create centerlines, but that involved splitting the line and deleting the line closures. This is a huge network and the time involved in that would be ...
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Representation of streets/highways Geometry

I have Navtech data which provides center-lines with geometric data of the roads. The most important data for me is that it gives me the width of the road as well as the number of lanes for most of ...
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How to set a buffer only in a specific direction?

I am trying to create a buffer for several polygons in a south-western orientation. As far as I know, this is not possible using the buffer tool (I use ArcGIS 10.3). I could do it manually but for ...
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Drawing Zoning Setback Lines

What would be the process for drawing zoning setback lines for a property parcel polygon? I'm looking for a software agnostic solution - just a walk through of the general steps with enough detail ...
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Ways to reduce buffer if it passes through a certain layer

I am trying to do WiFi analysis on signal strength in ArcGIS Desktop, and one of the big problems that I am running into is how to reduce the signal when it comes in contact with a wall, as it does in ...
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Displaying Buffer overlap in ArcGIS Pro with Intersect

I have created some buffers around some points in ArcGIS Pro, and I am wanting to recognize the area of the buffers that overlap with another buffer within the same layer with a different color. How ...
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Merging buffers together with no fill colour? [closed]

I am a bit of a novice with GIS. I have created several 500m buffer zones around streets in GIS. I ultimately want a combined buffer so only the outside line that measures 500m away from all of these ...
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Adding pixel value data from a raster layer to a number of buffer polygons ArcGIS

I have created a layer of polygons with buffers around my points of interest, all of the same size, in Arc GIS. I also have a raster layer of nighttime lights with pixel values between 0 and 63 ...
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How do I create proportionate inner buffers which reduce in size based on a percentage, to a specific point

I am working in ArcGIS and I have a 75 basin polygons and a point feature (called origin point) within each polygon. (Not necessarily in the centre of the polygons). I want to create 100 polygons ...
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Creating Dynamic 3D Buffers in ArcGIS Pro

I am currently using ArcGIS Pro to model WiFi router signal distribution and I would like to use buffers to display them in a 3D format. I have used the Buffers 3D tool to create spherical buffers, ...
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Variable width buffers depending on surface area (Arcmap 10.1)

I know this is a pretty basic question but I couldn't find the answer myself, so here I go: I need variable buffer widths depending on the surface area of the polygon (city) size. For example: A ...
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Buffers Not Overlapping correctly in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two records in one shapefile that I am trying to create two separate buffers around. When I go to Geoprocessing - Buffer I choose the desired shapefile, set the desired buffer distance, make ...
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Problem with passing ranks to different buffers

This issue is really troublesome.i have a SpatialPointsDataFrame which refers to a city.I needed to perform a join with a dbf in order to attach the population column which i did thanks to a couple of ...
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Parcel Buffer - Property Setbacks [closed]

I am trying to model property line setbacks. In this case: 25 ft from front and back of property, 10 ft from one side and 8 ft from the other. Tried averaging the total set back distance 68/4 = 17 ft ...
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Drawing “proportional” buffer using QGIS or GRASS?

I'm working on aquatic vegetation and have a shapefile representing floating vegetation in a lake. By some studies, we know that submerged vegetation extends for a certain extension based on floating ...
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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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How can I prevent markers from being clipped?

I have a series of point that I want to draw circles with varying radii around. The radii depend on the zoom level and represent a 1.1 mile circle from the point. I'm running into an issue where the ...
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Merge multiple buffers [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to merge multiple buffers into one single buffer? Illustration: I would like the green buffer to be of one single piece.
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Removing Routes Within a Buffer

To preface, I have stations on lines, which the stations have a 3 mile circular buffer. I am trying to isolate the lines that those stations reside on from the lines that do not have stations (i.e. ...
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How to create a feature mask with a polygon? [closed]

I need to create the SAME polygon shape shown in the image below, just 2 miles larger. The buffer wizard tool is only creating circular buffers around the irregular shape below. Any ideas on how to ...
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How do I assign point value ranking system to multi-ring buffers?

I created a multi-ring buffer of different distances, and I want to assign a point ranking to each distance as part of my analysis. So for example: farms within the 0-25 mile buffer would get 4 ...
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Counting points in concentric circle buffer zones of different sites in a map? [closed]

I produce concentric circles of 200 and 500 m buffer zones to see water points within each buffer zones. The buffer zones are created throughout my study area. How can I count the points found in ...
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How to go about buffering different values in a field separately?

I have a clip of urban areas where the names are all messy with hyphens, apostrophe's etc so have decided to use the number value for each name to populate a list. My aim is to do analysis on each ...
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Join attributes by location doesn’t appear to be including data that it should

I am trying to calculate the number of bus stops which are within 400m of c. 100 properties that are in relatively close proximity to one another. Using MMQIS I created the 400m buffer for the ...
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Which suitable buffer distance to choose for a kernel density analysis to deal with edge effects?

I would like to run a Kernel density analysis on point features in ArcGIS 10.2 for hotspot detection, and to do it is recommended to apply a buffer zone to the study area in order to reduce the edge ...
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Updating a polygon with an attribute from ALL intersecting polylines

I have a polyline layer with road information such as the road it beings from and the road it ends at. Some of these are digitised incorrectly and I am trying to pull out the road name (or unique ID ...
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Draw (adjacent) GIS-shapes, reduced and “rounded”

as the title says: I want to draw (C#, WinForms application) adjacent polygons stored in an GIS-database (SQL Server 2012, geography-datatype). The data source is OpenStreetMap administrative ...
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Why does Select by Location select points outside search radius?

I'm using Select by Location to find wind turbines within 5-km of a center point feature -- why does this command also select nearby turbines? The image below shows my selected points with a 5-km ...
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Calculating area of residential area wihin multiple ring buffer in ArcMap?

I need to calculate the size of residential area within 0-250m, 250-500m and 500-750m of a bus stop. I have made a multiple ring buffer around the bus stops. And I have a shapefile of the residential ...
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How to get arcpy to access attributes of a geometry?

As a novice python programmer I am struggling mightily with my code. What it is supposed to do is Buffer a bunch of points with four distances (100, 200, 300, 400meters) Calculate zonal sum for ...
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How to create a real size buffer around a point in qgis

I have a postgis pointlayer in EPSG:3857, added to a project that is set up with OTF ON to project everything (other layers) to EPSG:3857. In postgis, I defined a view to dynamically create a buffer ...
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Create random points in ArcGIS on a polyline in a polygon

I am trying to create 100 random points, 1 within 500m of 100 points I already have. I have created a buffer and can easily create 1 random point in each, but now I want those points to lie on a ...
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Buffering line in ArcMap is creating smaller buffer than expected?

When I buffer a point (red dot on image) by 3 miles, it is 3 miles on all sides. When I buffer a line (blue line on image) by 3 miles, it is more like 2.67 miles on the sides parallel to the line. I ...
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How to create dissolved buffers in QGIS with PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

Creating a dynamic buffer in QGIS I use the following query: CREATE VIEW buffer40units AS SELECT gid, st_buffer(geom,40)::geometry(polygon, 31492) AS geom FROM point; Now I want to dissolve ...
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ST_Buffer with segment AND endcap parameters

Making a QGis plugin that buffers a line and I want to declare a high number of segments and a flat endcap. ST_Buffer(geom, 40, 25, 'endcap=flat') This doesn't work with both parameters entered, ...
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Catchment area calculation

I have a conundrum. I am trying to shortlist optimal physical locations in my county for developing recycling centres that serve the population. I have a vector point layer of the centre point of ...
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Create buffer along shoreline near sample site

I want to look at the land use on the shoreline of a river relative to a specifc point on the river. I have created a point on the shoreline using the Near tool. Following this I am having trouble. I ...
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Point buffer problem

I have a point feature that I would like to buffer to select segments that are within 15 meters of the point. The code I have is working but it's influenced by the map scale. Zooming in or out changes ...
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Displaying symbology outside map canvas window extent?

Say we have equally distributed x,y mesh vector file. Each coordinate has a map-unit based diameter circle symbology. If we zoom into a region of the map canvas far enough, some centroids exist ...
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Buffer View With SpatiaLite and QGIS

Creating a dynamic buffer with PostGIS the following view is working: CREATE VIEW buffer500m AS SELECT gid, st_buffer(geom,500)::geometry(polygon,31492) AS geom FROM point; Unfortunately this query ...
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Buffering Points Directionally

I have about 10,000 points that I want to apply a partial circular buffer to based on an angle, from -30 to 135°. A similar question for polygons seems to have been answered here, but I cannot make ...
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Use turf.count with turf.buffer dynamically

I have this code where I'm trying to create a buffer dynamically from a draggable marker and then count how many points fall insed this buffer. As of now I can drag the buffer around without any ...
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How to set a label's buffer color in a mapfile?

I would like to set a white buffer around labels in a mapfile (Mapserver version 6.2.1). In the official documentation, I can't find a specific parameter for this... I have tried the SHADOWCOLOR and ...
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For every point create a wedge

How does one create a wedge polygon from a point? If I have 2000 points, I want each to have a wedge starting at each point with each point having a defined azimuth that the wedge points toward. That ...
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PyQGIS point buffer with OpenLayers base map

Using PyQGIS, I desperately need help on creating a buffer around a point in a node layer and then selecting features from a trails layer that fall within the buffer. When I load the shape files ...
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Multiple Ring Buffer in ArcPy Generates Single Ring

I'm running a simple multiple ring buffer using ArcPy. My goal is to generate a multi ring buffer for each pond in my dataset of 50,000. Here's the line of code: ...