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

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Extending buffer zone

I am working in ArcMap 10.2 (and Modelbuilder) and I would like to solve the following problem: I have Buffer A (single part) and Buffer B (multipart). I would like to extend Buffer A with Buffer B ...
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Variable buffer radius in ArcGIS JavaScript API?

I'm hoping someone can help with this, I'm trying to combine the following Esri samples, to end up with the ability to create buffers based on a variable radius, that will then query data within the ...
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Python code for decreasing polygon size based on percentage?

I would like to decrease the size of polygons by percentage and not by distance in order to implement this into ModelBuilder to loop over a number of polygons. To my knowledge this tool is available ...
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Iterating through a point layer to create & sum distance rasters

I'm writing an Arcpy program to process data in a layer of several hundred points ('ptsLyr', from file 'ptsFile'), each of which has its own ID ('RecordID') and an associated value, 'radius', that I ...
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Assigning values of points outside a buffer to points within a buffer

I have 10m buffers around line features and a point shapefile which has some points intersecting the buffer. I would like to take each point that falls within the buffer and assign it the value of the ...
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Euclidean distance outside a Polygon (ArcMap)

I got some university coursework to analyse the best potential areas for a residential development project and I'm currently doing multi-criteria evaluation. One of the shapefiles in the dataset given ...
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Multi-Ring Buffer Methodology

When creating a multi-ring buffer I see two methodologies: Create buffer around feature, buffer the resulting buffer, and repeat for as many rings as required. Using the initial feature to create ...
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Counting buffer overlap in QGIS

For my thesis I'm modeling the identification of recreation areas. Therefore, there has been a survey where people were asked to specify where they recreate. They had to indicate this place on a map ...
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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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QGIS 2.6 Buffering issue

I'm running QGIS 2.6 on a Mac, and trying to create buffers around a point shapefile. The process seems to work: (Vector>Geoprocessing Tools> Buffer(s), I select my input layer, leave the segments at ...
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Proper size of buffer to represent village boundary using Geonames populated places

I am trying to estimate population for each Geonames populated place (PPL) in Tanzania. There are about 8000 PPL, represented by point features, however population data is missing. I used ArcGIS to ...
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QGIS: How to add a second polygon that is exactly 5km larger in all directions?

Given is a map with an airport. Within a distance of 5km around the runway there is a so called no fly zone for drones (in Switzerland). I want to show this zone in a map. What I would like to do is ...
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Trouble buffering a vector layer in QGIS with PyQGIS

I am working on a script that imports a .csv layer that has lat long coordinates, which I then want to buffer in feet. I've created a vector layer from the .csv file and tried to set the coordinate ...
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How to create buffer around point having projection 4326

I am trying to create buffer (in meters) around point(long lat alt) which is in projection 4326 with below code. But it is not giving expected output. SELECT ...
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calculate the population inside a buffer with census data

I have population data matched with polygons and a set of points that I have drawn buffers around. Assuming that the population within each geographical area, i.e. the polygons, is evenly distributed, ...
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Calculate area size within a buffer

I have a park polygons layer and a set of points which I gave a 1000m buffer. For each of them I had calculated the area size with calculate geometry. So with which tool could I calculate the size of ...
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How to Buffer selected polygons within same feature class using ArcGIS Pro?

When editing in ArcMap a workflow I used to create a polygon feature with a donut polygon in the same feature class around it was to: Digitize the polygon Use the Buffer from the pulldown on the ...
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Problem with ST_SummaryStats, ST_Buffer, and casting between geometry/geography types

I have a test raster that covers the world ((-180 90), (180 -90)). The SRID is WGS 84 (EPSG:4326). Values for cells in the north-western quadrant ((-180 90), (0 0)) are random integers in the range 1 ...
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How to do a buffer operation for a polygon drawn by the user using python in QGIS

I have a polygon drawn on the map canvas.Say the polygon would be drawn by using "Measure Area" tool in qgis.Now, I want to do buffer for certain distance around that polygon.I can see the below ...
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How to create buffer on one side of a stream in ArcGIS?

I need to create a buffer around waterfront park sites. But I only want "half" of the buffer --- the "half" that coincides with the side of the water body where to park is. In addition, the buffer of ...
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Multibuffer in arcpy is too slow?

I have to make multibuffer to a several shp's (30 or +) and with this code the it takes 30 minutes or more. import arcpy,time,glob,os def multibuffer (probe,Zona_trab,nombarch3,recortes2): ...
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FID attribute for each circular buffer polygon

I have a point shapefile "Negative_vel". With the command Analysis tools-Proximity-Buffer and selecting 50m as a linear unit and dissolve type ALL I created a new .shp "Negative_vel_buffer50m". But ...
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Buffering in km in NAD83 QGIS

I need to create a 32.1869 km (20 miles) buffer around my attributes, but the problem is the CRS needs to stay in NAD83. Is there a work around so I will be able to create buffers in km but still have ...
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QGIS buffer polygon with different widths on each side

I create maps for wildfire risk assessments and am constantly asked to plot "defendable space" buffer zones around building envelopes that are different distances on different sides of the buildings. ...
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Use ST_Buffer with a conditional distance based on an attribute

I am quite new to postgres/postgis and are still learning basic skills. I have imported a pointlayer shapefile into my postgres database. I need to make a buffer of varying radius around the points ...
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Calculate population within radius

I have population data matched with polygons and a set of points that I have drawn buffers around. Assuming that the population within each geographical area, i.e. the polygons, is evenly distributed, ...
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Multiple ring buffer (and query) in arcgis Silverlight

How could I build a multiple ring buffer/query analysis in my silverlight project? I have a working evacuation zone analysis in my project where I can query all elements within a specified distance ...
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How does ArcMap buffer linear features?

Two methods of selection in ArcMap that I thought would be the same are in fact not equal. I created a 3 mile buffer around a single line feature (approx 6mi in length). I'm working with parcels, as ...
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QGIS Layer Style - Adding intensity/color if elements overlay

I have a layer with thousands of points. I have been asked to represent this layer in way that can be easily seen the level of concentration of points in the layer. So when there is much point ...
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Buffer Problems While Using Model Builder

I've created a model that is supposed to allow a user to select an area of road and will then highlight the attributes within a user-specified buffer distance from the selected area. This is what I've ...
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Displaying buffer around feature using population values in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on a project that is about park accessibility. I wanted to display a buffer from a park that shows potentially 3 acres/3000 population. I am using Census tract data and I have a shape ...
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Buffering continuously throws error “Background Server Threw an Exception” (Error 001143). Why?

I have written a code to create 1 meter buffers for features of converted feature classes (from rasters). I want to dissolve by the field "Class" so that I will have significantly smaller datasets to ...
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Create a buffer in decimal degrees

I am working with data that are unprojected (they are in lat/lon) and for every point I want to create a buffer of 800 meter. How can I construct a buffer of 800m. but give the distance in decimal ...
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Model Builder - Integrating Select by Location and Buffer

So I'm trying to create a model tool in ArcGIS 10.1 that will integrate select by location and buffer. These are the features that the user is supposed to be able to choose: Select Layer by ...
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How to compute tabulate intersection in QGIS?

I have a base layer of census data in census tracts (polygons). I'm looking to intersect those tracts with a buffer layer but I only want to include those census tracts whose area is over 50% within ...
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Model Builder - Using Only Certain Fields

I have to use ModelBuilder in ArcGIS 10.1 to create a mix of two tools: buffer and select by location. However, I'm supposed to let the user only enter certain information, and have other fields be ...
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Road network comparisons - how to extract roads that do not completely fall within the buffer

I am trying to compare how well one road network aligns with another - I have created a buffer around the first network and would like to select only the roads from the second network that fall ...
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On-The-Fly ModelBuilding

I am wondering to change and alter a model on the fly. I have a whole process( model for the rest is done) that relies on different settings for buffers, and what I am trying to do is after I am not ...
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A mistake in very easy python code (Buffer 1 - Buffer 2- Erase 2 fom 1)

I need to make 500m rings (not full circle) around points (cities). I try to make 1. buffer: 2500 - 8500m (each 500m) and second buffer 3000 - 9000 (each 500m) and then erase 2500m from 3000m, 3000m ...
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Correct use of buffering by field (distance) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to create a buffer in meters around some points using a field with the distance. However I cannot assign a distance type to use and by default I assume it's doing decimal degrees (I am ...
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Automation of Land Use composition in ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I have two shapefiles I'd like to process: A Polygon shapefile with 1000 features representing lakes covering a specific area, and; A Polygon shapefile with the Land Use ...
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Create buffer based on polyline without line end caps and without dissolving the created polygons in QGis

I have a projected line layer (Shapefile) in QGIS. For every line segment I want to create a polygon without line end caps. The resulting polygone should not be dissolved to a single one. I tried ...
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Converting a buffer polygon to polyline

I'm trying to complete the following steps. What tools should I use? Convert 2km buffer polygons into polylines Select random point along these lines for each feature using Random Point tool ...
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How do I create a projection file using GDAL

I am trying to obtain a buffer from a polyline file using GDAL with the following function def createBuffer(inputfn, outputBufferfn, bufferDist): inputds = ogr.Open(inputfn) inputlyr = ...
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ArcGIS bufferzone projection

I have a point shp file of 445 points around the globe, that i need to create buffer-zone of 10 km around each point, the points shp file is in wgs1984 geographic coordinate and wgs1984 platte carre ...
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Measuring roundness using buffers around centroids [duplicate]

I'm trying to measure the compactness (roundness) of some 800 polygons of different shape and size. I created the centroids and what I want to do now is to buffer those centroids with the exact same ...
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Isolate features within buffer of another feature - QGIS

I have 2 shapes - one representing line features of pipes, another of roads. I would like to create a separate shapefile consisting only of the pipes that lie within 20m of the roads. Only the ...
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Assigning land values within buffer using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm new to ArcGIS and having some trouble getting this done. I have a layer consisting of points of bird nesting sites and I have created a multiple ring buffer around this site, with rings at 5 km ...
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Buffer Polygon, BUT Inside and Only for a Distance

There has to be an easy way to do this. Been plugging away for an hour and I don't know if I am brain dead or what. What I need to do is buffer a polygon on the inside, but only for 500 metres. If ...
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Creating a buffer - ArcGis Javascript API

How can I create a buffer that is based on the shape of the geometry that has been drawn. My map application creates a default square buffer extent and I want to create a buffer round a circle based ...