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

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How to create a transparent buffer of a polyline?

I use vb.net arcobjects create a buffer around a polyline feature once it is selected. The problem is the buffer has a obvious colour. Since I have other functions on the selected feature, I cannot ...
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Break down geoprocessing operation (Buffer) into smaller subsets

I have a feature class with 790,000 points (and it is constantly increasing). I need to select some of them (approx. 350,000), and then buffer that selection. Currently, the process runs like this ...
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How do I create a new layer in an ArcPad Map that's a buffer from another layer?

I'm editing code that someone else wrote for an plant species management database. Currently, you have to be holding the GPS receiver inside of the polygon for it to automatically find the previous ...
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Calculating average raster values around set of points using ArcGIS for Desktop (or R)? [duplicate]

I have a 30-m elevation raster as well as a set of points that overlay the raster. For each point, I want to calculate the average elevation within a 5-km radius of the point. One way I was ...
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Performing buffering and intersection with script in PyQGIS

I wrote a script that performs the intersection of two layers: The first Layer -> layer1, represents the rivers The second Layer -> layer2, represents a set of circular dots distributed in a ...
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Specifying output coordinate system in ArcPy

I'm updating somebody else's old Python scripts, and trying to make sure I understand their logic and desired outputs while streamlining the code. In this particular script, it specifies an output ...
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How to create a line output from a buffer instead of a polygon?

I am looking to create a graduated line buffer like in the image attached. I was wondering if there was a direct tool to do this? I can do it in a few steps, but that may take too long. I also ...
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MapInfo incorrectly counting lines intersecting a buffer

I made a buffer for all objects on start and end nodes of polylines then disaggregated them. I then used update table to derive the number of lines intersecting: However this appears to be ...
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Multiple entries in attribute table for multiple buffers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 to draw 500ft buffers around a group of 133 bars. The numerous buffer tools all produce a single entry in the attribute table for the collected group of buffers instead of ...
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Buffering algorithm [closed]

Does anyone know the algorithm of buffering? I had difficulty in drawing buffers. So I tried many values to acquire 1km buffer. I found value 0.008966 produces 1km buffer. Then I calculated inverse ...
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Ontario Buildings Data

I am looking for a buildings layer for Ontario, particularly the Chatham-Kent area to properly assess setback for wind turbine development in the region. Currently, I am utilizing the buildings data ...
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Buffering with physical barrier using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I don't think it 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 ...
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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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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, ...