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

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How to buffer in pyQGIS?

I'm looking for some examples to do simple python scripts in QGIS. How would I do a buffer analysis on a dataset? I can't seem to find much in the manual and QGIS python that quite matches the Esri ...
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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 fit a polygon to a “best buffer” about a reference geometry in it?

If I have a polygonal geometry gbase, like a street (a rectangular strip), and a reference geometry gref, like a central line of gbase. The question is what is the function (here named BestBuffer) ...
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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 can I create a pollutant dispersion raster in QGIS?

As my previous questions have indicated, I am working on an air quality problem where I have a dataset of industrial emissions that consists of a location (long, lat), and an annual volume of ...
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How do I find location of minimum value within a buffer (around a point)

I have a digital elevation model (DEM) with a point location defined. I want to locate the lowest height values at a set distance from this point. I envisaged creating a buffer around the point ...
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Is it possible, in QGIS, to create buffers with a set radius, but with individual values taken from the attribute table?

I am looking to create an output that consists of an 11KM buffer around a number of discrete points, where the buffer has a value defined by a column in the data sets attribute table. Is this ...
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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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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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create buffer around locator-derived point

I am trying to create a buffer around a point derived from a locator search, using this example: http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/javascript/arcgis/help/jssamples_start.htm ..but I am getting no ...
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batch buffer with python in arcgis 10

Hi friends: i have some feature class(7 feature classes) and I want to batch buffer in ArcGIS 10 . I don't know how can I buffer at once. Please help me. sincerely
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What is the width of the beach of a little island polygon?

This is a "classic" problem, that have no practical utility (see note-1 for applications), but illustrate another GIS problems... We can do some approximations to modeling the situation, the real ...
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Is there a st_buffer inverse function, that returns a width estimation?

When you supply a geometry g1 and a width w to the standard OGC function ST_Buffer, it returns a new geometry g2, g2 = ST_Buffer(g1,w) This question is about the inverse: a function where you ...
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Using newly created features in the next part of a python script

Good Afternoon I am trying to write a python script which buffers a large number of features from a geodatabase (but not all) and then dissolves the newly created buffer shapefiles together. ...
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In ArcMap, what is the difference between Copy Parallel and Buffer?

To build an offset of a linear feature in ArcMap, what is the difference between Copy Parallel and Buffer? In terms of the resulting features and their linear differences from the source linear ...
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Geotools // buffer using different CRS

I'm currently having a problem with Geotools. I try to generate a buffer (in meter using Lambert 72) on a map that has WGS84 as it's coordinatesystem. (problem is a bit like this one: ...
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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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ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes?

How can I create buffers for polygons that a) lie only inside the polygon boundary, and b) know who their parent is? An example of where this is useful is First Nation Traditional Territories. There ...
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memory issue when trying to buffer/union large dataset using postgis

I am trying to generated a dissolved buffer of a large point dataset (Ideally 29 million points - Address data in Great-Britain, but I receive the data by chunks of 1 million points, so these could be ...
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How can I make a buffer with xxx meter by NetTopologySuite

I am very new in NetTopologySuite, I work with the coordinatesystem in WGS84 by lon/lat, with the NetTopologySuite. I found the Buffer function to create a buffer with a distance, but how can I make a ...
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How to generate non-merging buffers in QGIS?

I'm using QGIS to construct some fixed width buffers from a coastline shapefile. Is there a way to easily handle overlaps/ median lines? (I'm not sure if there's a particular term or phrase I should ...
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Buffer and Intersect differences

“What is the difference between ‘Select by location using a buffer or intersection’ and the ‘Buffer’ or ‘Intersect’ Analysis tools?
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Creating a Geodesic Polyline Buffer in OpenLayers

I have a feeling that the answer is going to be 'You can't do that without some very complex coding' but I thought I'd go for it anyway. I recently asked a question on how to create a Polyline Buffer ...
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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 (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 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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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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Surface covered by buffers in QGIS

In QGIS, I have plotted buffers around points. I would like to calculate the area which falls under buffers without over counting due to buffer overlaps. Is there a quick and easy way to do this?
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Growing a PostGIS geometry by a percentage

I'm looking for a way to add a buffer around a PostGIS geometry, but the size of the buffer should depend on size of the geometry. That is, I want each geometry to be enlargened by, say, 5%. The idea ...
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how can i use flat buffer for polygon?

i'd like to create flat buffer in a polygon shapefile .i try to use buffer tool in ArcGIS 9.3 but i could'nt select "flat" option in endtype combobox because the input feature is polygon .how can 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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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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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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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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Overlapping buffers - Doublecount points that fall within 2 or more buffers

I want to analyze crime around certain types of stores in a city. I made buffers around the stores and I need to a) select and extract crimes that occurred within those buffers, and b) join the two ...
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Best way to get Convex Hull/Boundary of millions of points

I've been trying to do some point analysis on some xyz data, I'm at the point where I've decided it is best to produce a boundary of my xyz files and put this with the metadata for each survey. Now ...
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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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how to extract overlap from non-dissolved buffer zones in qgis 1.7.4

I have a shapefile with the inventory of all limetree in a region. I made a buffer around each tree. So, the place where buffers overlap each other is the best place to put beehives. Is there a way ...
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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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Create “Inner Buffer” in ArcGIS

I am currently searching for a possibility to create an "Inner Buffer" in ArcGIS. I have a lot of polygons (houses)(in one feature class) and one big polygon (in one other feature class). I want so ...
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Create a polyline buffer with Arcpy

I'm trying to write a python script with ArcPy that draws arcs and I've achieved something with creating a buffer and then clipping it with a bounding box so I only keep the length I need (I thought ...
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What is up with QGIS buffer tool units?

I have been trying to figure this out for a couple weeks now and have had no luck getting the buffer tool to accept anything but degrees as units of measure. I have found lots of stuff saying the ...
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Generate a report or table for buffer zone

I have a polygon feature class. I create a buffer for this feature with a distance being 2 km.Now the buffer output intersect with features of the original polygon.So say for instance from the orginal ...
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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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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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After two buffers operations (+/-), why is the result file bigger than the original?

First file ( .shp ) had 1000KB, after 2buffers ( buffers on polygon, 1st buffer +100, 2nd buffer -100 ( small things near polygon should be removed )) in quantum gis file grown to 1500KB, and after ...
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Converting distance between nautical miles and degrees

This is such a basic question that I'm kinda of embarassed. Here is the situation: We have a certain funcionality developed that: Will check for a tolerance value (this input is given by the user ...
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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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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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Best practices to minimize error when buffering unprojected data

If I buffer hundreds of unprojected WGS84 points across the US by say, 3 miles, will I get accurate areas returned (3 x pi x r) for each of the circles created? I suspect not. If not, what would be ...