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

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Distribute Hotel Beds According to Population Density in Buffers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am running an ArcGIS for Desktop analysis where I am plotting competing hotel facilities and then distributing their beds in a 5-mile buffer around the site. I would like to distribute the beds ...
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Sum a field in buffer intersection

I have looked and do not see this answered in any other discussions. Purpose: Site suitability analysis for brewers spent grain processing facility Method: Locate intersecting buffers with greatest ...
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Buffering a PointGeometry in arcpy only returns a line?

I am trying to buffer a PointGeometry object in arcpy to a Polygon geometry object with ArcGis 10.2. The PointGeometry object is in lat/lon WGS84 coordinates and as far as I understand, I can only ...
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Way to split and create buffer space between polygons in QGIS or ArcMap

After performing a feature extraction of rooftops, some of my buildings have been joined together as one polygon. I want to split these large polygons so that each new division is only covering one ...
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Performing 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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Understanding 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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How to create one-sided buffers or parallel lines in PostGIS?

I'm looking for a way to create so-called one-sided buffers or parallel lines in PostGIS. Example: 1. buffer, 2. one-side, 3. both-sides I've found some discussion on the mailing list from 2009 and ...
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Creating square buffer around point feature using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to create a square buffer from a point feature but I do not understand the code that goes into it. Similar questions have been asked on the forums.esri website but that was over 10 ...
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QGIS - Create buffer in meters

I'm very new to the GIS world, so my problem could be very stupid, but I'm going to try anyway. Objective Given a list of coordinates in longitude/latitude, stored as a .csv file, I want to create a ...
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how to remove a point or polygon in shapely python

I want to place minimum number of sensors(circles) to cover a maximum area(polygon). I am using "Shapely",python module. I want to know if a sensor i.e a point buffer inside the range of the other ...
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How to adjust the projection of a buffer?

I'm using ArcGis 10.1, and when I do a buffer at a point, the created buffer do not match the dimensions I asked for. For example, in the creation of buffers, in the option 'linear unit' I choose 50 ...
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Creating a 10-mile radius buffer zone that averages a variable in my shapefile?

I´m trying to create a "buffer zone" for every polygon in my shapefile, which will identify a 10 mile radius around the centroid of each polygon, and calculate the AVERAGE "demand for services" (one ...
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ArcGIS Circle Buffer

I am stuck, trying to draw a simple circle buffer using ArcGIS. Here is how I set up my base map: dojo.require("esri.map"); dojo.require("esri.tasks.servicearea"); dojo.require("dijit.dijit"); ...
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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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What is the minimum buffer zone to get a certain amount of points within the zone?

I have one map with lines and another map with points. I want to find the distance of the buffer zone to be such so the amount of points that are in the buffer zone to reach a certain number. For ...
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Python add-in won't buffer from output layer

I have a simple add-in script for Arcmap 10.1 to create a toolbar, select a layer from a drop down list of the current layers in the project, buffer that layer four-miles, then use the resulting ...
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ST_buffer display creates big circle [closed]

$result = pg_query("SELECT ST_Astext(ST_Buffer(ST_GeomFromText('POINT( 80.7605 7.67833 )'),1))"); ST_buffer display creates big circle..
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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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Buffer from Field using Different Unit

Is it possible to create a buffer polygon using an attribute field which is in different units than the feature class coordinate system? Example: I have a field that stores distances in miles (double ...
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Applying distance/area dependent procedures in geographic coordinates over large areas?

I'm currently doing some niche modelling with data in geographic coordinates spanning all of Latin America. I am using R for my analysis. Some of the tasks I have to perform are area/distance ...
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How to calculate the area of overlapping buffers within a single layer

I am very new to GIS, so don't know if this is EXTREMELY easy or impossible. I have GPS coordinates for stores (about 15000) for which I have created a buffer zone around each store location ...
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How to split a (road) buffer using the centerline?

I have a road centreline dataset which I have buffered using the road width. I used the standard QGIS buffer tool. I realise for my analysis I actually need to split the road buffer in half and ...
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WFS Filter Buffer around a point

I'm trying to make a buffer around a geometry (point/s,linestring,etc) using WFS queries without luck. This is what I've been doing: <ogc:Filter> ... <ogc:Function ...
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How to do the overlap detect for buffered lines

We have almost 50000+ lines which we want to remove a line if it is too close to the other. So we tried to do a buffer for two line, then check if the buffer area are overlapped. I wonder if there ...
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QGIS convert polyline to fixed width polygon

I have a shp file of polylines for trails, and I need to convert them all to be polygons that are 8 ft wide (4 ft from the center of each side of the polyline). I tried a following a few other posts ...
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Is it possible to use custom (non-circle) buffer shapes?

I have a shapefile containing points. I'd like to replace each point by the same shape, centered around the point, like the "Buffer" tool with shapes other than circles. How can I do that?
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How to load a memory layer into map canvas an zoom to it with pyQGIS?

I would like to load a vector memory layer into the map canvas with pyQGIS. Background is, I create a memory buffer layer around point data. While iterating the points I would like to visualize the ...
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QGIS - Continuous buffer image [Heat Map]

Is it possible to have the representation like the one the heat-map like the figure below using QGIS? The way seems to use buffer options, but I do not know how. Does exist any plugin that helps? I am ...
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v.buffer angular buffer doesn't take all the polygons into account

I am trying to create an angular buffer around building footprints with the v.buffer command (QGIS 2.2). There is no error message, but the algorithm doesn't take into account all the buildings. This ...
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Create buffer in Metres

I want to create a buffer in meters around points in Europe. But I cannot find a proper CRS for Europe that is in meters instead of degrees?
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How to Buffer with Dissolve ALL on very large polyline dataset? [duplicate]

So I have a fairly large polyline network covering a decent chunk of North America, containing just shy of 900,000 table records. I want to do some very simple "GIS 101" kind of processing to it -- I ...
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Using the buffer tool in ArcGIS 10

I have a map that has a 12 mile buffer round it already. I have created a buffer inside the original 12 mile line (using a negative value of 9). Is it possible however to stipulate that the new buffer ...
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Generating buffers in a automate way

I would like to creat buffers in a automate form and no matter the way (e.g. script, batches and etc) I am asking if anybody here knows how to do it or if are there scripts ready to do it. My ...
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Creating multiples buffers (or rings)

I would like know how could I creat and automate with a batch multiples buffers (or rings) between two cut buffers where is crossing roads. I creat rings using the attribute table but I can't ...
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isolated polygons selection (not donuts)

I'm exploring a few different options for this process and I'm unsure what would be most effective. I'm trying to find all isolated, non-intercepting polygons in the same layer (not to merge). Most ...
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Sql Query for percent of buffer filled with objects

Hi I am trying to write a query to find the percentage of a buffer polygon (Called 250_Buffer) that is filled with or contains other polygons in another layer (Called Development) any help that you ...
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Esri ArcGIS 10 - using ArcPy to select buffer line by length

I created a buffer, then converted polygon to line (around a city block). I want to select the internal line. I'm thinking since there is no uniform way that ArcGIS labels the interior or exterior ...
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Performing a reverse clip in ArcMap?

Is there a way to perform a 'reverse' of the clip function in ArcMap, I'm not exactly sure how to explain this so here's a diagram:
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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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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 ...