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

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Dissolving polygons by attribute within certain distance using ArcGIS Desktop?

In a FeatureClass I have a lot of polygons which contain attributes of different landuse-types. Now I am trying to dissolve those polygons of the same landuse-type, but only if the distance between ...
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How can I calculate how many of a certain feature lie within my various buffer rings?

I am using ArcMap and I have a series of real estate parcels mapped along with a series of wind turbines. I have created multiple buffer rings around each real estate parcel with distances (0.5, 1, 1....
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How to invert a Buffer(get the inside of a ring buffer)?

I have a line layer of a road network around which I create a buffer zone of 1000 m with Analysis Tools>Proximity>Buffer. But I am interested in the areas outside the buffer zone, and not the buffer ...
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How can I prevent markers from being clipped?

I have a series of point that I want to draw circles with varying radii around. The radii depend on the zoom level and represent a 1.1 mile circle from the point. I'm running into an issue where the ...
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Merge multiple buffers [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to merge multiple buffers into one single buffer? Illustration: I would like the green buffer to be of one single piece.
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Removing Routes Within a Buffer

To preface, I have stations on lines, which the stations have a 3 mile circular buffer. I am trying to isolate the lines that those stations reside on from the lines that do not have stations (i.e. ...
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How to create a feature mask with a polygon? [closed]

I need to create the SAME polygon shape shown in the image below, just 2 miles larger. The buffer wizard tool is only creating circular buffers around the irregular shape below. Any ideas on how to ...
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How to go about buffering different values in a field separately?

I have a clip of urban areas where the names are all messy with hyphens, apostrophe's etc so have decided to use the number value for each name to populate a list. My aim is to do analysis on each ...
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How do I assign point value ranking system to multi-ring buffers?

I created a multi-ring buffer of different distances, and I want to assign a point ranking to each distance as part of my analysis. So for example: farms within the 0-25 mile buffer would get 4 points,...
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Counting points in concentric circle buffer zones of different sites in a map? [closed]

I produce concentric circles of 200 and 500 m buffer zones to see water points within each buffer zones. The buffer zones are created throughout my study area. How can I count the points found in ...
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Join attributes by location doesn’t appear to be including data that it should

I am trying to calculate the number of bus stops which are within 400m of c. 100 properties that are in relatively close proximity to one another. Using MMQIS I created the 400m buffer for the ...
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Which suitable buffer distance to choose for a kernel density analysis to deal with edge effects?

I would like to run a Kernel density analysis on point features in ArcGIS 10.2 for hotspot detection, and to do it is recommended to apply a buffer zone to the study area in order to reduce the edge ...
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Updating a polygon with an attribute from ALL intersecting polylines

I have a polyline layer with road information such as the road it beings from and the road it ends at. Some of these are digitised incorrectly and I am trying to pull out the road name (or unique ID ...
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Why does Select by Location select points outside search radius?

I'm using Select by Location to find wind turbines within 5-km of a center point feature -- why does this command also select nearby turbines? The image below shows my selected points with a 5-km ...
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3D elements buffer extrusion

I'm using ArcScene10.1 and I have a dataset containing of 3D points (x,y,z coordinates) with extrusion values (Evalue). Now I would like to create a square or ring buffer around the points and extrude ...
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How to join number of point features into attribute of nearest line segment using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have point shapefile with lot of attributes, that represent road accidents and line shapefile with highways. What i want is to join attribute into line shapefile with value, that represent number of ...
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How to extract values from intersection of different size buffers with raster?

I have a polygon shape with buffers. However, the buffers are of different size from 4m radius to 15m. In total I have 7 different buffers. I have a landcover raster and I would like to extract ...
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Calculating area of residential area wihin multiple ring buffer in ArcMap?

I need to calculate the size of residential area within 0-250m, 250-500m and 500-750m of a bus stop. I have made a multiple ring buffer around the bus stops. And I have a shapefile of the residential ...
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How to get arcpy to access attributes of a geometry?

As a novice python programmer I am struggling mightily with my code. What it is supposed to do is Buffer a bunch of points with four distances (100, 200, 300, 400meters) Calculate zonal sum for ...
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Load buffer by percentage plugin python error

I couldn't install the buffer by percentage plugin on the QGIS 2.6 (I have Windows 8.1 on my pc), and gives a error message - the plugin is broken. Then when I start the QGIS it gives the following ...
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Converting distance between nautical miles and degrees using ArcObjects?

We have a certain functionality developed that: Will check for a tolerance value (this input is given by the user as NM); Buffer a polygon by that value (all polygons are in WGS-84); Iterate through ...
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Buffer View With SpatiaLite and QGIS

Creating a dynamic buffer with PostGIS the following view is working: CREATE VIEW buffer500m AS SELECT gid, st_buffer(geom,500)::geometry(polygon,31492) AS geom FROM point; Unfortunately this query ...
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Create random points in ArcGIS on a polyline in a polygon

I am trying to create 100 random points, 1 within 500m of 100 points I already have. I have created a buffer and can easily create 1 random point in each, but now I want those points to lie on a ...
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Geodesic buffers for polygons in ArcObjects?

How can I create geodesic buffers around polygons? I'm on 9.3.1 ArcMap, but I need a programatic solution. IBUfferConstruction only does geodesic buffers for points. What are my options?
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Buffering line in ArcMap is creating smaller buffer than expected?

When I buffer a point (red dot on image) by 3 miles, it is 3 miles on all sides. When I buffer a line (blue line on image) by 3 miles, it is more like 2.67 miles on the sides parallel to the line. I ...
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How to create dissolved buffers in QGIS with PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

Creating a dynamic buffer in QGIS I use the following query: CREATE VIEW buffer40units AS SELECT gid, st_buffer(geom,40)::geometry(polygon, 31492) AS geom FROM point; Now I want to dissolve ...
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ST_Buffer with segment AND endcap parameters

Making a QGis plugin that buffers a line and I want to declare a high number of segments and a flat endcap. ST_Buffer(geom, 40, 25, 'endcap=flat') This doesn't work with both parameters entered, ...
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Catchment area calculation

I have a conundrum. I am trying to shortlist optimal physical locations in my county for developing recycling centres that serve the population. I have a vector point layer of the centre point of ...
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Create buffer along shoreline near sample site

I want to look at the land use on the shoreline of a river relative to a specifc point on the river. I have created a point on the shoreline using the Near tool. Following this I am having trouble. I ...
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PyQGIS point buffer with OpenLayers base map

Using PyQGIS, I desperately need help on creating a buffer around a point in a node layer and then selecting features from a trails layer that fall within the buffer. When I load the shape files ...
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Point buffer problem

I have a point feature that I would like to buffer to select segments that are within 15 meters of the point. The code I have is working but it's influenced by the map scale. Zooming in or out changes ...
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Displaying symbology outside map canvas window extent?

Say we have equally distributed x,y mesh vector file. Each coordinate has a map-unit based diameter circle symbology. If we zoom into a region of the map canvas far enough, some centroids exist ...
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How to perform a buffer analysis in PostGIS?

Need to Implement Spatial Analysis in Postgresql. Can Any one guide me to accomplish the spatial analysis eg) 2 km buffer for road network layer.
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Intersecting Overlapping Polygons Individually in ArcGIS

Map Layers: -Census Tract Shape File w/Population Data -Set of Store Locations with 5 Mile Buffers (Significant Overlap Between Buffers) I have create feature layers for both and I am trying to ...
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Buffering Points Directionally

I have about 10,000 points that I want to apply a partial circular buffer to based on an angle, from -30 to 135°. A similar question for polygons seems to have been answered here, but I cannot make ...
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Create buffer around point in LeafletJS?

I am using LeafletJS. I want to create buffer around point. after Selecting a point buffer radius will be specifed by user in feet. After searching of awhile I found this link of JSTS. does JSTS ...
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Use turf.count with turf.buffer dynamically

I have this code where I'm trying to create a buffer dynamically from a draggable marker and then count how many points fall insed this buffer. As of now I can drag the buffer around without any ...
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How to set a label's buffer color in a mapfile?

I would like to set a white buffer around labels in a mapfile (Mapserver version 6.2.1). In the official documentation, I can't find a specific parameter for this... I have tried the SHADOWCOLOR and ...
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For every point create a wedge

How does one create a wedge polygon from a point? If I have 2000 points, I want each to have a wedge starting at each point with each point having a defined azimuth that the wedge points toward. That ...
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Multiple Ring Buffer in ArcPy Generates Single Ring

I'm running a simple multiple ring buffer using ArcPy. My goal is to generate a multi ring buffer for each pond in my dataset of 50,000. Here's the line of code: arcpy.MultipleRingBuffer_analysis(...
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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS Buffer accuracy problem?

Once again I encounter something very strange with ArcGIS. I perform a buffer analysis on one side of a polyline. There seems to be a serious accuracy problem and I can't figure out what the cause is. ...
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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 ...