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

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Creating square buffer in qgis

How can I create a buffer with square ends along a line segment in qgis? I've buffered lines using v.buffer in the GRASS plugin, but the -c option for square ends is not exposed in that interface. ...
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Problems with Buffer tool. Looking for help please

I am trying to create a buffer around different series of lines. I have a polylines file with 1 location shown below: I want an equal spaced buffer that is dissolved around all the lines at this ...
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Eliminating/minimizing distortion in 200 NM EEZ buffers [duplicate]

I frequently need to calculate buffers of 200 nautical miles from country or baseline polygons in order to map maritime Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). However, I've noticed that when generating the ...
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Units of gBuffer from rgeos package

I have this polygon: library(maptools); library(sp) setwd(system.file("shapes", package="maptools")) columbus <- readShapeSpatial("columbus.shp") proj4string(columbus) <- CRS("+proj=longlat ...
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Is there a tool to buffer features with more than one distance value in GRASS GIS?

I´m looking for a tool like Multiple-Ring-Buffer in ArcGIS, but for GRASS GIS to be able to buffer with different distances but only having to start the process once.
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Why does ArcGIS 10 Buffer not provide accurate geodesic buffer?

I created a shapefile following these criteria as recommended for Performing Geodesic Buffering: The input feature class must be a point or multipoint dataset. (shapefile is a point) The input ...
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Analyzing Raster Data From Vector Layer Buffer

I am using QGIS 2.0. I have satellite images of night-time lights all over earth. I also have a vector shapefile of country boundaries including the largest cities on earth. I want to use buffers to ...
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How to maintain right-angles when buffering?

When buffering some polygons I am trying to avoid the curved buffered area like this: I'm trying to do thins within an FME workbench but if someone knows how its done in other software that would ...
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How to compute drive access to a station based on vehicle origin points? [closed]

I have a shapefile that contains station locations and another shapefile that is the geocoded origins of those who drove to the station. I would like to make a buffer around the station that shows the ...
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What is the unit of measurement for buffer calculation?

What is the unit of measurement used by Geometry class for it's buffer calculation ? Api doc currently defines it as " distance - the width of the buffer (may be positive, negative or 0)" I need to ...
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Buffer Zip Region Polygon with GeoTools

What I want to achieve is to buffer a zip region geometry with a distance in meters and than get the coordinates of the new (expanded) polygon. The original geometry polygon is parsed from a kml file. ...
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Is there Python library (other than ArcPy) for geoprocessing such as buffer?

Excluding ArcPy, is there any python library which can do geoprocessing, such as buffer/intersect, with shapefiles?
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Sum of values within a buffer polygon

I need to do the following in QGIS and hope so much anyone could help. I have a vector layer with points. Each point represents a firm with the number of employees in the attribute table. I want to ...
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why are my buffers not lining up with their original points despite setting the layer crs as all the same crs when I reopen my project [closed]

I am having my entire project in pseduo mercator (google earth raster image) and when I create buffers for points and then open back up my project all the buffers are offset from their points. ...
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Calculating loss of value from a wind turbine on surrounding properties depending on distance

I have to evaluate where installing a turbine would be most efficient, depending on wind speed and price of properties surrounding each cell in a raster. The cost on value of properties is computed ...
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Can I “undo” buffering of a point layer in QGIS?

I have point layer, where each point is one tree, about 1300 trees in total. I made buffers around each tree, the buffer being the height of each tree in QGIS 2.0.1. My next step was to use Spatial ...
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Create new layer by selection within ModelBuilder in ArcMap 10?

I have a basic abutters model built so far. Right now I have it set up to: Select a parcel by an expression. Buffer parcel by a value. Select by location which highlights all parcels within the ...
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How can I create a merged buffer in QGIS then count points that fall within it

I have a QGIS plan which shows ponds (as points in a shape file with an OS tile as a background) within a survey area. I need to calculate the total number of ponds within 1 km of each of the on-site ...
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Creating a point buffer along a road network [duplicate]

I have a road network and have added points indicating fire hall locations. How would i go about creating buffers on those points following the road line. The result am i looking for would create a ...
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How to restrict buffer extent within land area only?

I need to create buffer for a point feature, but the buffer area will be restricted within the land area only. For example consider the following: A buffer of say 500 km radius is to be generated ...
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postGIS union multiple tables, big dataset, faster approach?

my goal is simple. I want to union a given set of shapefiles. In the shapefile are stored polygons. The data bounding box is germany, so the data is relatively big. I tried to use all functions ...
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Creating Buffer from field in Attribute table

I have a shapefile in ArcMap with about 30 polygons and want create an inside buffer, using a different value for the distance of each buffer on each polygon. I was wondering if there was a way to use ...
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Set projection/CRS in map and shapefile to produce buffer

I simply want to create a buffer of a specific size, around a single point. When I create a buffer it uses degrees/ or radians, or whatever, and the buffer is created that covers the whole screen. I ...
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Clipping multipart polygons iteratively

I have a shapefile of buffers (n=10) and a shapefile of watersheds (n=10). Both shapefile contain overlapping features. I would like to clip each watershed feature with it's corresponding buffer, ...
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Buffer analysis - use of surface area based on DEM

I have one problem and this is that I would like to create a buffer around point. This is simple with ArcMap using the buffer tool. But is it possible to create the buffer considering also the true ...
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Wrong pixel sums within buffers in Esri ArcGIS 10.0

I have a raster of Zambia, 100m² resolution (about 650mb). Buffers (single) at 1,2,3,4,5,10,15,20,25,30,50 km. I'm running "zonal statistics as table" in the model builder for all buffers (actually, ...
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How to calculate the intersect two shapefiles [duplicate]

I have two shapefiles. 1. the clinic buffers 500m area. 2. the postcode area. Is there a simple way to calculate the intersect two shapefiles ? I'm using QGIS Dufour. I tried to use fTools to ...
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ArcGIS Python Script Buffer [duplicate]

I have a problem, I'm trying to create a buffer as part of a code but I keep getting the following error: ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000735: Distance [value or ...
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Need Projection Help to Buffer Lines in QGIS

I am somewhat new to GIS in general, and very new to QGIS specifically (I took one class and we used Arc, which I don't have access to any more). I need to create buffers (1km, 3km, and 5km) around ...
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How to convert result of dissolved buffer into individual polygons?

I am wondering if there is a way to easily split results of a disolved buffer into individual polygons? E.g in the screenshot below all of these buffers are one item, can I split them into individual ...
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How to fix buffer selection issue in ESRI ArcGIS Javascript API and LGIM applications

I had strange LGIM application behavior where the map spatial search did not highlighted the parcels within the Geometry Buffer. What could be the possible reasons? LGIM stands for the Local ...
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Buffering a Raster with GDAL and Numpy

I am using GDAL to convert a raster dataset into a numpy.array and then using numpy to buffer the data in the raster. For example, I need to know all the regions within 100ft of a school point ...
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VBA Code to wait until Python returns value

I have written a code in VBA, I am passing parameters to Python and creating a buffer there. After that I am passing that buffer layer and further processing in VBA again. Here is the code for ...
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How to use IFeatureCursorBuffer in VBA

I tried to use IFeatureCursorBuffer to create and dissolve the buffered features.I am trying to get the solution since some days using dissolve and UnionOverlappingBuffers, but not being able to get ...
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Is it possible to automatically update a Buffer FeatureClass when creating new features?

Is there a way I can update the results of my Buffer analysis? I have a roads FeatureClass, and I've built a buffer for it. I will still make edits to the road FeatureClass. Let's say I add a new ...
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Proximity in space and time

I have some point data which represent daily lat-lon locations of an animal, with an associated timestamp. I would like to identify all points where STATIONARY = TRUE. A point qualifies as being ...
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Possible to automate Buffer Wizard in ArcGis 10.x by working in the Shell? [duplicate]

I'm trying to automate the Buffer Wizard since I have several large sets of the data that I need to buffer at multiple distances. Doing it by hand will take a long time and be quite tedious, but I've ...
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How to create an oriented buffer using arcpy?

I would like to create an oriented buffer for every polygon in my shapefile using arcpy. By oriented I mean that I have two angles a1 and a2 that constraint the direction of the buffer. This is ...
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Why does the buffer tool keep producing ellipsoid when I want a circle?

I want to create a 50 mile radius around a point. I've got the point as a layer. I've run the buffer tool found in Vector -> Geoprocessing Tools and set the distance to 0.5. Every time I run the ...
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Why does my buffer take up the entire screen?

I am using QGIS. I am aware there is a similar question here but the solution (changing the layer CRS) is not working for me. I cannot change my CRS as I am using information for the entire ...
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creating a buffer in a raster layer

I've got a raster layer separated into 3 zones, representative of marine park zones. What i'm trying to do is make it so that where zone 1 is adjacent to zone 3, there is a "buffer" between them, of ...
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How to create a buffer around a point that takes terrain elevation in account?

In QGIS, I am creating a few different buffer around points to simulate walking distances. For example, 10 minutes walk about 800m at 5km/h. Using population density, I then clip a population layer ...
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How to do a Point to Polygon analysis with multiple variables?

I have a database of almost 10k crimes, which are divided in to 10 categories and plotted on a map I also have a database of 12k addresses, which are also plotted on the map. I aim to perform a ...
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Distribute population to health facilities (GP Practices)

I have been using GIS (ArcGis) for some years but I do not consider myself an expert. I am performing some analysis around GP Practices in London (UK), I would like to be able to estimate the ...
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ArcGIS Server js api - buffer query against polygons and not points

I'm using the below sample and i want to change the queried results from points to polygons http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/jav...ry_buffer.html Probably very simple but cant get my head around ...
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How to select polygon close to each other?

I have grass patches and I put a buffer of 250m around them. I did a "dissolve to get larger polygons that overlap, but the attribute table emitted a lot of information, which are important such as ...
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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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Large buffers in PostGIS (5000 km radius)

I have a number of points stored as geographies in PostGIS (version 2.0.1), and I'd like to create rather large buffers around them (with a radius of 5000+ km). However, ST_Buffer doesn't handle this ...
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How to set linear units for Buffer distance from arcpy.GetParametersAsText()?

I am trying to run a buffer tool as part of script that I will both use as a standalone script and import into ArcToolbox. I'm just wondering, if I use GetParametersAsText for the buffer distance, how ...
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How to create an accurate 5 km buffer in ArcGIS 10.1?

I need 5 km buffer of a basin boundary of Brazil using ArcGIS 10.1. The basin boundary is in GCS. I have tried it giving buffer distance 5 km and 0.0454545 degree decimal (assuming 1degree=110km). I ...