Clipping is the restriction of a spatial feature to a polygonal region, often a rectangle.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 clip a vector feature to the extent of an existing raster dataset using arcpy

I have a clipped raster dataset with polylines (from the contour tool) overlayed (see attached). I am trying to clip the polylines to the extent of the raster dataset, which seems simple enough, but ...
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Best way to clip a large raster ECW file ?

I am trying to clip a large ECW (details below) but the raster file is too big to be processed entirely. Some details of the ECW below Driver: ECW/ERDAS Compressed Wavelets (SDK 5.0) file size: ...
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Cutting features to do opposite of clipping in ArcGIS Desktop?

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 correctly use 'MultiValue' in Python script 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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ArcGIS 10 Python script to search directories and subdirectories for intersects and clip them

I'm trying to develop a tool that queries our company's data stores for any data that intersects a feature. So when we acquire a new property we can run this tool and it will find all of the data we ...
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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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Clip polygons with other polygons based on matching attributes

I have two shapefiles, one which contains event locations and the the other of which represents regions where events take place. Events polygons with year and region_name attributes Regions ...
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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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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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How to interpolate while providing clipping geometry? (ArcGIS 10)

Is there a way to interpolate (IDW) while providing clipping geometry? My objective is that I want to interpolate temperature data but I do not want it to interpolate the entire extent of the point ...
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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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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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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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Differences Between the Clip Tool and the Intersect Tool

How is the clip tool different from the intersect tool in terms of how it works or the result? I don't have a specific situation in mind. I was learning about each of these tools and was curious about ...
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Arcpy error message: 'Layer' object is not subscriptable?

What the code does successfully so far, is gets a list of the layers in the first data frame of the current map. What it doesn't succeed in doing is, joining the layer names to the gdb location using ...
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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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How to subset X number of features from Shape file in QGIS

I'm looking for a means to take a rather large Shape file and split it out into separate, smaller shapefiles based on number of features. So for example, if I have a file with 1 million features, ...
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How to Clip a Vector File based on certain Raster Values?

I need to clip a vector file based on certain values of a raster (Slope > 2%). I can´t find a direct way to do it. Trying to vectorize the raster first didn´t work. Is there any tool (ArcGIS or ...
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Is Clip (Data management) or Extract By Mask (Spatial Analyst) more efficient?

I'm trying to clip down an Orthophoto to a county boundary. I've been using the Extract By Mask Tool, but this process has been running for about 12 hours! It's gone through 2 cycles already, so I'm ...
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clip geometries in postgis table if they are inside a polygon

I have polygons defined in KML files just like this one, which I can easily parse. Example: <Polygon><outerBoundaryIs><LinearRing><coordinates> -91.463940,40.372660,0 ...
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Cutting Raster using two Polygons as Masks

I am trying to cut this raster in order to drop the outside of the walls white area and the area with the dots. I made one step using as mask the green polygon but i couldn't remove the inside of the ...
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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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Can QGIS perform graphic clipping?

In ArcGIS for Desktop there is an option to graphic clip inside the data frame - this clips the feature you're viewing without actually clipping the feature into a new feature. Does Quantum GIS have ...
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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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Is there a limit to the number of polygon points you can export to CSV in QGIS 2.4?

Using QGIS 2.4 I am currently importing a csv file with ~30,000 polygons (polygons in WKT format). I also have a United States shapefile. I have used the Clip function to get only the polygons that ...
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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 cut one ESRI Shapefile with another ESRI Shapefile? [closed]

I have one ESRI Shapefile as a map with many objects in it. I have another ESRI Shapefile only with borders in it. This shapefile is bigger in size (covering a bigger area) with many border lines. ...
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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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How to clip polygons with a fishnet layer?

I have a layer with multiple polygons (input) and a fishnet layer in polygon (clip layer). I want to clip the multiple polygons with the fishnet to be able to calculate how big portion of the input ...
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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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clip linestring by length

Is there a way to clip a linestring based on distance? For example, linestring from a to b is 150 meters. I would like to get the linestring from a to a point that is is 75 meters away from a ...
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In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?

In FME, is there a way to connect multiple readers to a single transformer? I'm using FME 2015 and want to clip a bunch of feature classes to a single feature, but can't seem to find an easy way to do ...
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Gdal: clipping a raster with another raster

I'm writing a simple utility to crop batches of multi-band geotiff raster files to the same (smaller) area. Using gdalwarp, I can easily crop a file using a single-polygon clipping shapefile: ...
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Creating donut holes without losing existing polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop is there a way to do a similar operation to creating a donut hole or island in a polygon without losing the existing features? I have mapped small lakes as several ...
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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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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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How to clip from a point layer using postgis?

I've loaded a LIDAR xyz file into a PostGIS2.0 database and created a 3D point geometry column ("tblCLOUD") from the data. I've also loaded into the database a shapefile that contains six ...
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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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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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Clipping cross-sections by flood area using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a problem with clipping cross-sections by flood area. I have source cross-sections that goes beyond the flood area: When I clipped it by "Clip" tool I have this: But I needs this: It ...
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ArcGIS 10.2.2: How to clip vector data from raster data?

I have two files: National land cover data (raster) HUC 8 (vector files of watersheds) Both are national scale but the HUC 8 takes up a larger geographic region than the raster set so I want ...
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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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Is it possible to batch clip rasters in Quantum GIS?

I have been able to batch clip rasters in one directory using python in ArcGIS. However, I am not sure how to do the same in Quantum using the python console. Is this possible? If there are different ...