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

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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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Displaying Buffer overlap in ArcGIS Pro with Intersect

I have created some buffers around some points in ArcGIS Pro, and I am wanting to recognize the area of the buffers that overlap with another buffer within the same layer with a different color. How ...
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How do I create proportionate inner buffers which reduce in size based on a percentage, to a specific point

I am working in ArcGIS and I have a 75 basin polygons and a point feature (called origin point) within each polygon. (Not necessarily in the centre of the polygons). I want to create 100 polygons ...
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Adding pixel value data from a raster layer to a number of buffer polygons ArcGIS

I have created a layer of polygons with buffers around my points of interest, all of the same size, in Arc GIS. I also have a raster layer of nighttime lights with pixel values between 0 and 63 ...
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Merging buffers together with no fill colour? [closed]

I am a bit of a novice with GIS. I have created several 500m buffer zones around streets in GIS. I ultimately want a combined buffer so only the outside line that measures 500m away from all of these ...
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ArcMap 10.1 - Tabulate Area tool “doubling up” for Overlapping Buffer Zones

This question is related to a previous question I asked: Raster Version of Spatial Join (one to many) I used the Tabulate Area tool to crosstabulate values between an overlapping "buffrast" raster ...
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Variable width buffers depending on surface area (Arcmap 10.1)

I know this is a pretty basic question but I couldn't find the answer myself, so here I go: I need variable buffer widths depending on the surface area of the polygon (city) size. For example: A ...
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Creating Dynamic 3D Buffers in ArcGIS Pro

I am currently using ArcGIS Pro to model WiFi router signal distribution and I would like to use buffers to display them in a 3D format. I have used the Buffers 3D tool to create spherical buffers, ...
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Creating multiple buffers using QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS and have no programming skills. Is there an easy/uncomplicated way to create multiple buffers around a line feature?
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Polygons will not buffer in ArcMap and instead give WARNING 000117: Warning empty output generated?

I have been trying to buffer 15 polygons (-15m) in ArcMap. I did a batch buffer and 13 polygons worked fine, the other 2 have not buffered, an error occurs: WARNING 000117: Warning empty output ...
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Buffers Not Overlapping correctly in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two records in one shapefile that I am trying to create two separate buffers around. When I go to Geoprocessing - Buffer I choose the desired shapefile, set the desired buffer distance, make ...
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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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SQL Data: How to draw circles with a radius based on lat/long data in DB

I have a . sqlite file with many columns, two of those columns being lat and long. I've been searching around for a bit now (don't think I want to be using BuildCircleMbr from spatialite?) but I'm ...
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Problem with passing ranks to different buffers

This issue is really troublesome.i have a SpatialPointsDataFrame which refers to a city.I needed to perform a join with a dbf in order to attach the population column which i did thanks to a couple of ...
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Parcel Buffer - Property Setbacks [closed]

I am trying to model property line setbacks. In this case: 25 ft from front and back of property, 10 ft from one side and 8 ft from the other. Tried averaging the total set back distance 68/4 = 17 ft ...
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Drawing “proportional” buffer using QGIS or GRASS?

I'm working on aquatic vegetation and have a shapefile representing floating vegetation in a lake. By some studies, we know that submerged vegetation extends for a certain extension based on floating ...
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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, ...
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Cutting a circular buffer via Arcpy

I am currently working with compressor stations on centerline routes. These compressor stations have a 3 mile buffer surrounding them. I wish to cut a portion of the circular buffer off. These cut ...
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How to create new field using the values of one attribute column multiplied by a constant number in Qgis or ArcGIS [duplicate]

I have point data that has a small length attribute - I want to times this length attribute by a constant number (I need to trial a few different constants) to find the diameter of a protection zone ...
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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 ...
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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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Draw (adjacent) GIS-shapes, reduced and “rounded”

as the title says: I want to draw (C#, WinForms application) adjacent polygons stored in an GIS-database (SQL Server 2012, geography-datatype). The data source is OpenStreetMap administrative ...
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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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How to create a real size buffer around a point in qgis

I have a postgis pointlayer in EPSG:3857, added to a project that is set up with OTF ON to project everything (other layers) to EPSG:3857. In postgis, I defined a view to dynamically create a buffer ...
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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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How can you tell if ArcCatalog Geoprocessing is still running?

Is there some other way other than the logs to check that ongoing geoprocessing is working correctly? I am running the Buffer tool with dissolve type ALL on ArcCatalog 10.1. I was expecting the the ...
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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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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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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 ...