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

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Select all polygons that are completely within a circular buffer

I made several buffers around some points. Now I want to select all polygons that are completely within this buffer. My problem is that I also get the polygons that are partially outside of the buffer....
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ArcGIS Buffer tool leaves out zero width buffers?

I have a polygon shapefile with 93 objects in it. They have a column with values for the buffer distance. 90 of these objects have 5 as a value, while the remaining 3 have 0. When I use the buffer ...
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Buffer neighbouring polygons without overlap using QGIS

Is it possible to create a buffer around neighbouring polygons, so that the new polygons do not overlap? Preferably in QGIS but any other tool will do. So instead of the first result I would like ...
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How to Find Source and target using STBuffer And STIntersects in SQL Server?

I am using this query to find the source and target from Routes table, but it's not getting the correct result SELECT TOP 1 a.target FROM Routes a WHERE (ROUND((geometry::Point(73.0135494838,19....
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Create Right of Way from Street Centerline file

I have a project where I would like to take all of the right of way areas in a county and categorize them based on type/ownership (state right of way vs. county vs. private and maintenance ...
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Is there a way to select all items within a circular buffer?

I want to select all the items within a circular buffer. Inside the buffer are multipolygons and multipoints. See the screenshot i have posted.
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Arcpy.Buffer_Analysis Does Not Create Feature Class

import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = r'c:\data' fcs = str(raw_input('Please enter the layers you would like to buffer: ')) dist = str(raw_input('What would you like your buffer distance to be? ')) ...
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Select points greater than a certain distance from related points based on shared foreign key id

I have a PostGIS-enabled PostrgeSQL db, using QGIS, with data using EPSG:4326, and projected as EPSG:29903. I have a table with points with pk point_id and a table with images with fk point_id. I want ...
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Tabular Intersection producing Empty Output Why?

I am trying to run a Tabular Intersection on ArcGIS 10.2.2 between a 1000m buffer and a forest layer to establish the percentage cover and total area of trees within the buffer areas. Everytime I run ...
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How to create circles starting with points and attributes (diameter, lat/long)?

I have a point shapefile with attributes (diameter, latitude and longitude). For each point in that file, I want to create a polygon (circle) described by those attributes. The new shapefile should ...
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arcmap buffer geoprocessing range error

When I tried to create a buffer layer around a polyline layer. But I got the error as follows: The input was outside a +-360 longitude range or outside +-90 latitude. The input is : dev_db.DBO....
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Circle created using ST_Buffer displays elongated on map

I am buffering a point to create a circle in PostGIS like: ST_Buffer(geo::geometry, .0002, 8) However, when displaying the polygon in Bing maps it ends up a vertically oriented ellipse or elongated ...
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Select points from Buffers in ArcMap?

I have a buffers and I want to select all points within each of the buffer and output it as a table. That means one buffer may have 0 to about 10 points in it. I have tried spatial Join and intersect ...
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Help using ST_Buffer for points

So I am trying to do a where clause on a select and my code is ST_Within(shape::GEOMETRY, ST_Buffer(ST_GeogFromText('@Value(_location)'), 5, 'endcap=round join=round') I am trying to buffer the ...
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Arcobjects ConstructBuffers produces Error -2147220889?

I use the Esri-function ConstructBuffers in my arcobjects program. The call of this method produces a Error with code -2147220889. Looking up the error constants it says: ...
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Creating 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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Speeding up extraction time of proportion of land cover types in buffer from raster using R?

I would like to extract land cover data in a buffer of 10 km around objects of class SpatialLines and calculate proportion of each land cover type. So, I used the function extract (package raster). I ...
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Using each feature of vector layer as clip mask over separate point layer, storing results in either a Python list or in-memory scratch layer

I have a point layer (representing cities), and a set of vector layers whose features are hundreds of concentric discs, each of which I'd like to use as a clipping layer to select only the cities that ...
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Increasing size of buffer based on field in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using vector data from a CSV file and ArcGIS. I can use the Geoprocssing tool Buffer just fine, I use these parameters and ArcGIS does produce what I want, however it is way to small (my ...
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Extracting Overlapping Parts of Single Polygon Layer using QGIS?

I have a single polygon layer with over 200 buffers with a lot of overlapping areas. I want to use QGIS to create a new layer representing the overlap. I've seen several questions that are similar, ...
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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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When should I use ST_Buffer?

I would like to know what is the sense of using st_buffer operation. In PostGIS reference guide there is only the syntax and a short description of this operation. Could you give some examples to ...
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How to calculate proportion of a line segment around a point?

I am looking at certain variables surrounding points that represent Sea otter raft sites. The coast line surrounding the points is broken into unit lines (Essentially a polyline with attributes for ...
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Buffers not showing on map but viewable in Table of Contents of ArcMap?

I am completing Assignment 9-2 in GIS Tutorial ArcGIS 10.1 Book. I am suppose to set the map to a UTM for California (either 10N or 11N). I am then suppose to add a California Counties layer and ...
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ArcPy to select the location of two layers

I am very new at using python for geoprocessing I have a buffer layer 1 with a distance of 5 from each point I have a buffer layer 2 with a distance of 1 away from each polyline How do I show all ...
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Selecting points within 2 buffers?

I have 2 huge files of points (hundreds of thousands of points). I need to determine a way to loop through all the points in one file and find all the points in the second file that are only a ...
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Why does the buffer take up whole screen?

I am trying to create buffers around the Hurricane Sandy path I created in QGIS (points are lat/long). I have both points from each day she was tracted and the line I created from it with Points2One....
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Why does Buffering in QGIS fail with this error: Argument 1 has unexpected type 'NoneType'?

I get this error on both 2.10 & 2.12 on two different machines running Ubuntu 14.04 with Python 2.7.6. When trying to run the fixed-distance buffer on a shapefile with polylines I get the ...
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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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Calculating forest cover within buffer that overlaps with other buffers?

I'm new to ArcGIS. I have a layer showing forest cover in a landscape. I'm trying to create a 5km buffer around every forest patch in the landscape and then calculate the amount of forest within ...
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How to add a buffer on a point in Open Layers 3

I am trying to add a buffer around some points shown on a map. I have tried to do something similar back in the days of OL2 and I remember it was not straight forward. Is there a simple way to do ...
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GeometryEngine Offset or GeodesicBuffer - to get minimal corners.net

We have a a polygon which might have between 8 and 20 points, which we need to draw a boundary around, that is at least 1km around at all points. The restriction is that we can't increase the the ...
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Grouping points using grouping analysis to look at raster characteristics within overlapping buffers?

I want to extract averages from raster data that fall within buffer zones around a village point. The problem is that the villages are pretty close together in some places and I need to come up with ...
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Creating polygons as % of original area using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a polygon shapefile and need to create new polygons, within the originals, as % of original area. I used buffer by field (Field= new area as %) but the buffers are created in circles around ...
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Is there a way to have a 'live' buffer in QGIS

I use QGIS (2.10.1) to create buffers around polygons. I often create a series of buffers, and later need to edit the underlying polygons. It is frustrating to start from scratch in re-create ...
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How to Merge, Buffer, and then Intersect multiple features based off of the Buffer feature in ModelBuilder

I have created what I thought to be a simple ModelBuilder model and the final output (.shp format) is always an empty. As you will see in the ModelBuilder image below: Merged 3 track logs now called ...
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Compound variables in Model Builder?

I'm trying to create a model wherein one of the parameters is a compound variable, that is made of multiple variables joined together. How can this be done? For example: create an insider buffer ...
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Create uneven, different diameter ellipse around point in QGIS 2.10

I am trying to make an attribute to show the uneven spread of the crown of a tree using the four cardinal points. I can use a buffer to show one feature, in this case a root protection area. But I ...
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Determining Wet Well Service Area using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcMap 10.1 I have a wet well with a known ground elevation. I am trying to determine the service area of that area based on the assumptions that the wet well is 20 feet deep and that my ...
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Using Buffer Wizard in ModelBuilder?

I am creating a model in ArcMap 10 and I need to use the Buffer Wizard tool to create multiple buffers within a polygon feature class. The problem is, I can't seem to place the Buffer Wizard within my ...
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Inside buffer with attributes in ArcGIS?

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. ...
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Buffer zone outside objects cluster using FME

I am doing a buffer analysis around some roads. The buffer is 1000 meters and is dissolved. This gives me a buffer which covers the roads as well as the distance outwards. It looks like this: ...
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Finding distance and angle to points in point buffer, from center of buffer?

I have a number of buffer circles that contains some interesting points (the green points in the picture). I would like to find out the distance and angle from each buffer center (that I have in the ...
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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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Can you map distance bands?

I know you can calculate using distance bands, but can you actually illustrate them on the map in ArcGIS? I have a presentation next week, and it would be a useful illustration for me to use.
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arcpy.mapping exportPDF with ONLY one buffer ring turned on for associated iterated feature

I am exporting X number of maps iterating through a point feature class. Each feature class has a buffer drawn around them. I know how to export a PDF for each feature class at a fixed scale (if I ...
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Is there a QGIS equivalent of inline variable substitution in ArcGIS?

I am working through some analysis in QGIS and need to iterate through a layer of points and buffer each point and then export to a new layer. I want the new layer names to have the values from a ...
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How to calculate zonal statistics of buffer zone with minimum distortion

I want to create 50km buffers around a large set of polylines that have a global extent. My objective is to calculate average raster values within each buffer zone. The matter of confusion: I want ...
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Change parameters of buffer in editor toolbar, not in the actual buffer tool

I have many areas that need to created as buffers around lines, but they need to be various sizes and an on-going project where the lines will need to be drawn in, adjusted, then buffered. The most ...
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Create Circle and Marker on Click in OpenLayers

I want to create a marker and buffer around it with a given radius on map click event. Marker is displayed successfully but the polygon doesn't display. I guess there is problem in projection setting. ...