To limit or reduce the extent of one dataset by the extents or boundary of another.

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Creating feature class from area in one layer not covered by another layer using ArcGIS?

I am working on a project doing spatial analysis at a statewide level. I am looking at a form of transportation coverage in a state, and part of my analysis involves buffers and drive time polygons. I ...
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How to Batch Clip in ArcGIS Desktop 10 using Python/ArcPy?

I've come across a few similar questions for older versions of ArcGIS, but haven't found a suitable answer for ArcGIS 10. I have two polygon shapefiles that cover a large area (e.g. an entire ...
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Clipping a raster in R

I am building a map for the northeastern U.S.A. The map background needs to be either an altitude map or a mean annual temperature map. I have two rasters from Worldclim.org which give me these ...
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How can I parallelise embarrassingly parallel GIS operations in QGIS python?

A common requirement in GIS is to apply a processing tool to a number of files or apply a process for a number of features in one file to another file. Much of these operations are embarrassingly ...
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Using MultiValue in Python script tool parameters?

My script works fine with a single feature class selected for clip_fc = arcpy.GetParameter(0) . However when I set clip_fc to MultiValue in the script properties and then select several feature ...
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Cutting features to do opposite of clipping in ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

What´s the easiest/smartest way of getting the opposite output of the clipping tool? I just need the area of feature A1 which is not covered by feature A2 in a new Layer/File. Now, I get the result ...
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How do I clip OSM basemap with a polygon?

I've created a map in qgis 2.0. The map uses the OpenLayers plug-in to add the OSM layer as a basemap. I would like to restrict the basemap to be visible only inside a given polygon defined in a ...
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Clipping vs Intersecting

I was curious why clipping shapefiles was just so difficult and whether it was different to intersecting shapefiles? You will see from one my questions that I gave up trying to clip a polyline with a ...
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Clip raster using shapefile into multiple rasters using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster file representing a large area and a shapefile of 30 polygons representing watersheds. I would like to clip the raster with the shapefile to create 30 rasters representing each ...
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How to clip a line layer based on polygons with QGIS?

I have a line layer and a polygon layer. Both files have the same SRS. I want in a new shape file only the lines covered by the polygons. I tried in QGIS the Vector -> Geoprocessing -> Clip ...
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Cut polygon shapefile by line shapefile

I have two shapefiles, a polygon shapefile (lake) and a line shapefile (boudary) I want to create a new shapefile "polygon to the north of the boundary" What tool can I use in QGIS or other free ...
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Error when using gdal/ogr and python to clip a “shp” file by a “shp”

I am new to the gdal/ogr library for python and I was wondering how to clip a shp file by another shp file. I think I am having trouble with the syntax. Thanks - Stefan I keep getting a windows error ...
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How to perform a true GIS clip of polygons layer using a polygon layer in R?

I would like to do a true GIS Clip in R of soils polygons using a series of single boundary polygons, but I cannot find an R function to properly do it. It should work just like the CLIP function in ...
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Batch Clip in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have multiple rasters and feature classes that I want to clip to a study area. I am pretty new to ModelBuilder. I know you can right click the clip tool to batch clip outside of ModelBuilder but ...
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Clipping faster (i.e. in bulk/batch) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have 100 different input vector layers and one clip feature vector layer. I have to clip them 100 times but its a large amount of work. Is there any Python script (ArcPy) in ArcGIS for Desktop ...
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How to clip an Openlayers OSM Background to a Vector Boundary?

I'm new to QGIS. In my project i have two layers: one is my vector (city boundaries) and the other is the OSM (obtained with the plugin). How can I cut the OSM along the edges of the vector? I want to ...
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Is there a way to call the clip function in pyQGIS from the python console?

Is there a way to call the clip function in QQGIS from the python console? It is found under geoprocessing tools in the vector menu.
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Performing a reverse clip in ArcMap?

Is there a way to perform a 'reverse' of the clip function in ArcMap, I'm not exactly sure how to explain this so here's a diagram:
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Rasterfile clipping error: Cannot compute bounding box of cutline

I have a raster file and want to clip it, a vector file is supposed to be the mask layer. I use the most obvious method (Raster->Extraction->Clipper). No matter what I do, I get this error (see pic): ...
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Clip Spatial object to bounding box in R

Given a Spatial object in R, how do I clip all of its elements to lie within a bounding box? There are two things I'd like to do (ideally I'd know how to do both, but either is an acceptable solution ...
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How to 'reverse clip' (erase) in R

A reverse clip saves only the part of your spatial object that is outside the bounds of another object, as opposed to a regular clip which saves the parts that are inside the other object. Here's how ...
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Why does QGIS's Clipper tell me “Computed -srcwin falls outside raster size” and how do I address it?

I'm trying to clip a heightmap to a small area that I'm interested in. When I attempt to use Raster > Extraction > Clipper I get an error dialog with the message ""Computed -srcwin falls outside ...
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Searching directories and subdirectories to perform intersects and clips using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to develop a tool using ArcGIS 10 that queries our company's data stores for any data that intersects a feature. So that when we acquire a new property we can run this tool and it will ...
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Clip multiple .las files data to polygon shapefile using FUSION

I followed this thread in order to clip .las data based off of a polygon shapefile. However I have over 100 .las files I need to clip based off of this polygon and merged into a single .lasd file and ...
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Clipping Line shapefiles within extent of Polygon shape?

My question is an extension of Vertical lines in a polygon shapefile. Kindly refer to that question first. What you shall see there is a method of generating vertical lines with respect to the ...
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Determine density or cover from a raster layer that has been clipped by a polygon

I am a very new GIS user using ArcMap 10. I have a raster layer of tree canopy that I have clipped so that the layer is in a polygon that is a circle with a 2km radius. I have done this for four ...
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Erase shapfile (polygon) area from GeoTIFF

I've been reading several posts to do so and one option would be to use gdalwarp -cutline, but I would need to keep what it is NOT inside the polygon area. GDAL or any command-line tool does that? ...
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Clip polygon and retain data

I have these two polygons: library(sp); library(rgeos); library(maptools) coords1 <- matrix(c(-1.841960, -1.823464, -1.838623, -1.841960, 55.663696, 55.659178, 55.650841, ...
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Clipping LAS data with multiple shapefiles

I am looking for a method to clip with multiple shapefiles (139 shapefiles polygon) a lidar.las file. I'm using the software Fusion, as described in: How to clip LAS data using shapefile polygons ...
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Clipping Rasters with a mask layer error

I've got a NDVI layer that I'm trying to clip with a vector file but when I try and use GDAL Tools clipper I get an error. That shows up like this: What am I doing wrong? This is before I even pick ...
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Automating clipping of aerial photos

I have received many unclipped Colour Infrared Aerial photos (around 1000) which have been georeferenced but still have the black thick borders including flight information etc. The images are of ...
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How to clip a single layer of overlapping polygons in QGIS

I have a single layer of polygons. Some of the polygons overlap. I wish to make a new layer of just the parts of the polygons that overlap. What is the best way to do this in QGIS seeing it's ...
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Clip raster by raster with data extraction and resolution change

I need to stack multiple maps (tif) together and clip them all according to extent of one small raster map (second raster at the top of picture below). However, the size of pixels in each map is ...
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GDAL Clipping (hack)

I am trying to use the python script from http://www.sparkgeo.com/labs/2010/07/07/gdal-clipping-hack/ to clip a raster based on many shapefiles. The script is using a mysql database an i would like to ...
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What is the distinction between Difference and Clip in QGIS?

What is the primary distinction between the Difference and Clip geoprocessing tools in QGIS?
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How to get an extent for Raster using python

I have to get an extent of a given raster so that I can save it and use the same to clip another raster with that extracted extent. As of now I am stuck in the extent part. import arcpy from arcpy ...
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Extract certain area of contours/satellite images

I have 2 satellite images (jpeg2000 format) and 2 xyz-files from the same area. I am trying to extract certain region from the area including contour lines and the satellite image in order to import ...
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Is there a way to get at C's OGRLayer.Intersection() or OGRLayer.Clip() in Python?

I am working with OGR in Python and noticed that the C libraries have useful Intersection() and Clip() functions as part of the Layer class. Is there any way to get at these functions in Python? I ...
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Clip in QGIS 2.4.0 resulting in empty output files

I'm seeing the same problem to Clip or Intersection tool - QGIS giving empty files trying to use the Clip tool since upgrading to QGIS 2.4.0, but have not been able to fix the problem based on the ...
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ArcGIS desktop map package, with clipping

Package Map (Data Management) almost does what I want: take everything in my current map, wrap it up in a nice little parcel with all geometry, attributes, labels, symbols, etc. etc. configured just ...
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Clip raster by shapefile in parts

Please help write .sh script command to clip raster by polygonal shapefile. Shapefile have name field with unique name of polygon feature. On the output must be rasters with name of polygons in ...
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How to clip a spatial polygon to a large matrix (that is plotted as a large trellis, originated as a netcdf) in R?

I would first like to issue a disclaimer that I am a novice at GIS, and I have only just begun learning R. So if I use the wrong terminology for something or my question is confusing, please help ...
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Clipping features

Using ArcGIS 10.3 - I have a large polygon file that shows slope in 10-increment categories (0-10, 10-20, etc.) that I have clipped to parcel boundaries to show how much of a an area (acreage) in each ...
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How can I clip a shapefile?

I have a SHP that includes the entire county and want to downsize it to a specific area...how??
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How to get an ocean shapefile from a very detailed land area shapefile?

I am looking for a possibility to "invert" a shapefile. What I want to do is to convert a shapefile with the continents and islands into a shapefile that has water polygons. The existing ocean ...
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Most efficient way to batch clip in FME?

I have one large shapefile and 100 smaller shapefiles that are smaller areas within the large shapefile. Using the Clipper transformer, I want to clip the large shapefile using each of the smaller ...
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How do I clip/mask a satellite photo to a polygon?

Given a shapefile composed of contiguous polygons, I'd like to clip (or mask) regions of satellite photo to the polygon outlines, and export each resulting raster in medium resolution for further ...
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QGIS failing to complete clip or intersect

I have been trying to perform a intersect (then tried using clip) on a rather large dataset on QGIS. I have been able to complete similar geoprocessing using slightly smaller datasets and the layer. ...
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Why do I get an error when I try and clip a shapefile to a shapefile using ogr2ogr?

I want to clip a shapefile to a shapefile. The input shapefile is a 1 m vector grid generated in QGIS. The tile I'm clipping to is just a simple polygon (the geometry is contained within the 1 m ...
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Clipping buffers to census tracts

I have donut buffers generated to protect anonymity of household locations. They need to be clipped so that they are only inside the census tract that the original point was in. The code takes about 8 ...