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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there reference manual pages anywhere for QGIS built-in “buffer” and plugin “points2one”?

Perhaps I am missing some quick pop-up help mechanism, but as a relative newcomer to QGIS (having cut my teeth on ArcGIS 10.1), I am struggling to find reference manuals (i.e. explanations of all ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to compute the outline of multiple tracks?

I have multiple gps tracks with depth data gathered from the lake. The tracks are overlapping/intersecting. I want to get an outline polygon. I have a multi-line shp. I've tried to diffuse it in qgis ...
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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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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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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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Selecting isolated polygons which are not donuts but may overlap using ArcGIS Desktop?

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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How to creat multiple rings between two circular buffers?

I am working with mathematical-ecological modeling and I am also a new user of QGIS Software. First I am creating 3 circular buffers with same center (shape center) covering a region with roads (shape ...
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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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Find Minimum Value of Point within a buffer output as a point file

I have a series of 30m buffers along a polyline (river). Within each buffer I have a series of points each point represents a 10m x 10m cell with an elevation value known as "Elev". I want to find ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to clip polygons within buffer using QGIS? [closed]

I am trying to do the clip operation with polygons in the buffer, so far I'm getting no results. It is working for points in the buffer. Am I doing anything wrong? Basicly I'd like to include ...
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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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Creating Many Uneven Buffers

Qgis 2.2, Windows 7 I am looking to create buffers around city lights (the raster). Currently, I have simple polygon buffers around the point layer (oecdminusa), but this is not accurately capturing ...
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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 ...