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

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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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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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Determining homogenous blocks of individual tree species in a woodland, and creating a new shapefile without blocks/polygons of < minimum area?

I'm working on a project attempting to identify suitable woodland habitat for red squirrel translocation wherein conservation efforts could be focused. Below is a small section of the map showing ...
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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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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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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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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 point dataset based on compared value

I am creating polygons from the dissolved buffers of points and need to control the dissolve process. In the model the first stage is to assign high/med/blackspot using the following f2='ERROR' def ...
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What's the best way to determine if a point is within a certain distance of a GEOJSON polygon?

What's the best way to determine if a point is within a certain distance of a GEOJSON polygon? Should one use TurfJS buffer method (https://github.com/Turfjs/turf-buffer#turf-buffer)? Can one perform ...
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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 ...
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buffering very short line segments with a flat end

I need to buffer a collection of line segments, with a flat shape (corners) at the line ends, as opposed to round. 99% of them work fine in ArcGIS, but some individual line segments are quite short (2-...
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Water feature growth

I have a water feature layer which includes rivers, lakes and streams. I want to create, essentially, a buffer of these features equal to that of a 50cm increase in elevation from its current boundary....
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Is it possible to “re-buffer” river polygon dataset? [duplicate]

I've river polygon data representing the water quality. This polygon data were derived from polyline dataset according to a buffer distance in the attribute table. Unfortunately I don't have this line ...
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How to Hide InfoWindow/Popup when “no information available” or when buffering?

I have an app that does some buffering, only problem is when I click on the map to put in the point/line/polygon vertices to do the buffer, I get popups at every mouseclick. It doesn't interrupt the ...
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How to find “empty” buffer?

So I have lines(road network) and buffers around them. I need to find "empty bufers" whose lines is missing (pic below). Lines have attributes of buffer width, but it is incorrect in some cases (does ...
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How can I join a buffer layer to the layer it was created from?

I have two relevant layers for this problem: Real estate parcels (point data) Multiple ring buffer layer - contains multiple buffer rings around each particular real estate parcel. (0.5, 1, 1.5, ...
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Buffer is not displaying on the map?

As you can see on the screen shot below, I'm trying to create a 3 km buffer around the roads. After clicking OK, the buffer is successfully created and added to the table of content but nothing shows ...
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ArcGIS: Locate features along routes, line vs polygon

I want to use Locate Features along Routes to locate the polylines below: The routed feature is in red and I want to locate the green lines. I have buffered these but found it only locates the item ...
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Buffer -over river line with 20m over

I want to make a buffer from the river line with only the points that have over 20 m (elevation) from river line. (I hope you understand:D). How can I do that? Here is the picture....I want only ...
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How to buffer a line with different distances for left/right sides

How can I buffer a line in QGIS using one attribute for the left side of the line and one attribute for the right side of the line? I am trying to buffer a river with its bank width, which is ...
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Join only if one line line intersects buffer. Do not if two

I've got a road network (line features) and a trip of GPS-Points. I want to join attributes from the road network to every point. So for each point i create a buffer. If the buffer intersects with a ...
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Python buffer in a line using GDAL

I am trying to make a buffer from a line using gdal. I use the example in the gdal Cookbook import ogr, os def createBuffer(inputfn, outputBufferfn, bufferDist): inputds = ogr.Open(inputfn) ...
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PostGIS Nearest Neighbour outside buffer

I am trying to find the 6 nearest neighbours to a point which are outside a defined buffer. Basically I am comparing points of the same table and working with Mike Gleason's examples. WITH subq AS ...
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Creating buffer around particular raster cells using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to draw 100m buffers around particular raster cells (artificial surfaces) in my LandCover raster layer in ArcMap10.2. The Buffer tool only works with polygon and the Expand tool always ...
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Creating a buffer round a polyline

At the moment the code I use creates a buffer extending 1000km from each geometry creating square buffer zones over polygons, lines and points. How can I amend the code so that it creates a 'sausage' ...
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Dissolving and returning values from primary lines

Im building a model and I need to dissolve line, that I marked in picture, to a line with field(NUMBER_OF_LINES) value of 2. Thsi filed represents how many lines were constructed to one line after ...
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Dilating a polygon by a circle sector

I want to dilate a polygon by a circle sector in ArcMap. Because my python skills are not that good to figure out how I can use the R prototype of How to create an oriented buffer using arcpy? . Is ...
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Creating buffers that will not overlap in QGIS

I am dealing with a .shp with a number of points in it. The distances between points range from ~300m to 5km. I wish to create a 1 km buffer around each point with as little overlap as possible. Each ...
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How to find the overlap of two buffer polygons?

The question states: 2 volunteer fire departments are interested in creating a 600m no smoking zone around each of their stations. What is the area (km2) of overlap between the two zones? ...
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Spatial search performance on a collection of Points in a PostGis database

Let's assume you have a huge PostGis spatial table (using Postgresql 9.2, postgis 1.5) : BIGTABLE ( p Point, someData varchar ) which contains millions of records. Each record has been created ...
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How to create a cluster of crashes?

I have a shapefile with 52K points of road accidents, between 2007 and 2012. Each accident has a severity index. I want show clusters of 5 accidents (at least), for each year, that have a severity ...
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Iterating between two layers using QGIS python

I will try and explain my situation as clearly as possible. I just created my first plugin that is being used to analyze between various layers and give back quantities to the user. Most of it is ...
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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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How to create multiple buffers around line at equal intervals without typing in every value?

I have a line in ArcMap 10.2, and want to create lines to the right of it at 100 m, 200 m, 300 m etc. up until 1.7 km. Obviously typing in these values under 'multiple ring buffers' will take too much ...
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How to clip buffer polygon from its source line?

I'm trying to clip a 30 meter buffer polygon built around a highway line feature using a smaller 6 meter buffer that represents the actual width of the road, so that the original 30 meter buffer is ...
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How to draw a perfect circle with a set radius in meters on map?

Following this istructions on how to draw a circle I can make buffer layer on each point I need. I am not able to draw perfects circle because the buffer will be elliptic? The CSR is EPSG:4326 - WGS ...
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Separate a polygon in different polygons depending of the distance to another polygon

I have a reference polygon "R", and others polygons (in grey). I want to separate each grey polygon in multiple polygons, depending on the distance to R with different Buffers : - The red line is R ...
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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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create polygons and fishnets of specific size and orientation and buffers

I want to study 6 areas in the field and in order to do so I want to divide each one of them into smaller areas/parts. What I would like to do is find an average square or rectangle area surface (...
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How do the equations/algorithms behind buffering tools actually work?

I've been wondering how the equations/algorithms behind buffering tools actually work?
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Buffer Zone Algorithm

I use google maps, php, mysql, and I want to create a buffer zone in line among some points. Could someone tell me where can i find the algorithm (php library or the math in order to implement it) to ...
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IBufferConstruction create buffer with different geometry types (C# ArcObjects)

I am using the following method in C# public void ConstructBuffers ( IEnumGeometry pInputGeometries, double distance, IGeometry CollectionpOutputBuffers); to create buffers. In the ...
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ArcObjects Memory Leak with IWorkspaceEdit?

I have ArcGIS 10.1 installed. I have created a function for copying all of the features from one shapefile to another using IFeatureBuffer, now every time the function when it is called, it takes ...
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How to achieve “Flat-End” line buffers in QGIS?

I need to buffer a series of lines by 40m, however I only want the buffer to come off the sides and not off either end of the line. I know in ArcGIS there is a "flat-ends" tickbox that achieves ...
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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 ...