To aggregate features based on specified attributes.

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What is the best way to join lots of small polygons to form a larger polygon?

I have the following layer using SRID 27700 in postgis: It's every administrative region in the UK, and (as you can see from the colour grouping) each of them has a text field specifying the county ...
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ArcGIS - How do I group corner-touching contiguous polygons?

Using ArcGIS 10, I have a Feature Class which I converted from a Raster (GRID) (Raster To Polygon Tool). There are approx. 180,000 polygons. The attribute table contains a [grid_code] field which ...
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Is there a dissolve function in PostGIS other than st_union?

I'm looking for a function to dissolve shared boundaries between polygon features in a table. ST_UNION() almost does what I'm looking for, but it creates a multipolygon from all polygons in the layer ...
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How do dissolve polygons from shapefile using open source tools?

In my current project I'm visualizing data on a map representing some values for each administrative areas of a country. I'm given a shapefile of this country, which I'm converting to GeoJSON for use ...
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Dissolve not working in ArcGIS 10

The dissolve tool is not working for me when I use ArcGIS 10. It works perfectly when I use version 9.3. Any help?
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How to dissolve overlapping polygons?

I have a query regarding the dissolving of polygon features in ArcGIS 9.3. I only have the bare-bones license and an extremely basic knowledge of VB. I have a large shapefile with around 4500 ...
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How to divide a feature class into ranges?

I have a shapefile consisting of around 4000 polygons. The polygons are created from buffering around a similar number of islands somewhere in the Norwegian archipelago. Due to an error in the ...
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Is there an ArcGIS tool equivalent to “Dissolve” that can be used on tables?

I have a data table that I need to trim down, merging records which have the same value in an ID field and performing a couple math operations on various other fields (summing, averaging). The ...
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Dissolving specific polygons inside SearchCursor with Python in Arcmap

I have a layer with catchment polygons. For those that are smaller than a certain size, I want to merge with an adjoining polygon (namely the one downstream). In the attribute table I have a GridID, ...
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Using newly created features in the next part of a python script

Good Afternoon I am trying to write a python script which buffers a large number of features from a geodatabase (but not all) and then dissolves the newly created buffer shapefiles together. ...
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How to achieve equivalent to Dissolve from ArcGIS for Desktop using ST_Union?

I am trying to achieve an equivalent to the Dissolve tool from ArcGIS for Desktop using ST_Union from PostGIS but it seems I am not getting expected result. I have one table which has certain ...
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Dissolve or unsplit lines on common attributes in QGIS or other OSS

I have a road centerline Shapefile that has roads split at every intersection, however I'd like to join LINESTRINGs that have a common set of attributes into a single LINESTRING. So long as the name, ...
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Dissolving polygons by attribute and in a certain distance (ArcGIS)

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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Dissolve ploygons in QGIS or Grass to new polygons of defined population sizes

I have a shapefile with 3800 polygons representing the smallest administrative areas in Ireland. Many of these, in rural areas, have tiny populations, under 100 people. In urban areas, all would have ...
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Select 90% matching attributes

I have a shapefile (.shp) of 180k roads with information of street name. I need to do a Dissolve on that road network to make only one feature per name. But I have a problem by doing that task ...
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PostGIS - Why are my ST_Union results (stored in a new table) outputting as points and not polygons?

I've decided to move to PostGIS to merge polygons rather than spend hours doing in in QGIS. However, I'm hitting an issue where the results of an ST_Union query are being stored, or at least outputted ...
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Practical way of managing polygons and unions of them

I have a table in PostGIS with a quite fine partition of a region, which I'd like to dissolve at two higher levels by means of two foreign keys (e.g. municipality and state). The partition is a real ...
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Dissolve polygons in QGIS (GEOS) with tolerance

I have a polygon vector layer representing the area inundated in a flood. The layer has been produced in a such a way that some of the areas are composed of multiple smaller touching polygons (see ...
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What dissolve tool in QGIS allows me to summarize statistics for multiple attributes?

Is there a tool or plugin in QGIS that resembles ArcGIS 10's Dissolve tool? I'm trying to dissolve several polygons (parks) around the boundaries of another layer of polygons (cities), while ...
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Automatically build branches of a river network?

A small non-profit, specializing in fish habitat restoration, has asked me to link a spreadsheet of field notes to their gis. What we have is: 1) A spreadsheet of field notes for small fish streams. ...
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Batch Dissolve Polygons based on Attributes in QGIS or FWTools

I was wondering if anyone can help with batching a dissolve. I have a few hundred polygon shapefiles that I want to dissolve based on an attribute. I would like to do this in QGIS or FWTools. Any ...
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Why is the Dissolve Tool not working?

I'm still having trouble with the dissolve tool and I've tried all of the solutions offered here including moving the process from the background and repairing the geography. I've also tried amending ...
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Use model builder to select layers by attributes, dissolve them and then merge them

StackExchange team, I would like to reclassify polygons, I want to combine smaller polygons into bigger polygons based on their ID (each polygon has a unique ID). I want to regroup ~800 polygons into ...
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v.dissolve to multipolygon

Using v.dissolve in GRASS, I'd like to get a multipolyon as a result. However, I end up with distinct polygons with the same 'dissolve value.' For example; lets assume I have two polygon features ...
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Dissolve column based on attribute in another column

I have 3 columns within a polygon layer I'm working with. Column 1 = Landowner, 3 different values Column 2 = Parcel, N different values Column 3 = Management type, 5 different values I would like ...
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How can i merge lines with same name and intersect each other?

I have shp file with 50k lines (roads). Many roads have same name like 'high road' . some of them are the same road (they intersect each other) and some are located in different places of the city. I ...
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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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In PostGIS, how do I merge a multilinestring into a single linestring, keeping the pieces in proper order?

I have a multilinestring made up of several pieces, some of which are facing the wrong direction. (Accessible here: http://pastebin.com/89Zcixv5 ) I think what I'm looking for is some utilization of ...
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How to achieve better Dissolve results?

I applied the Vector>Geoverarbeitungswerkzeuge>Auflösen (Dissolve) on a zoning plan (see picture zoning plan). I used the attribute village name as the dissolving criteria. The resulting geometry for ...
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How to create point labels from midpoints of road polylines in QGIS?

Heres what i want to achieve: i have a roading polyline layer (singlepart ie has several features per road, grouped by an id field), and i want to (after merging the parts) find the mid point of the ...
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Why is my dissolve not outputting my features correctly?

I have a parcel polygon layer consisting of ~30,000 polygons that can have one of three values for city limits: 0, 1, and null. I execute a dissolve on this layer with "Create Multipart Features" ...
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Want to dissolve adjacent polygons but no common edges

I have a bunch of parcel data, I want to join the polygons basing on the same owner name. Even they are not touched, I want merge them together, such a 100 feet tolerance. The purpose is to show the ...
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How to measure the area of polygons within a fishnet

I am currently trying to measure the area of polygons within each square of a fishnet. The aim of what I am doing is to work out the proportion of different agri-environment schemes by 1km squares. ...
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How to dissolve geodatabase map across two subdivision levels in Arcgis 10.2

The existing polygon database contains attribute table with the following structure, and has three levels; country, state, and city (and many other countries not listed below). I want to dissolve the ...
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Dissolve features in ArcGIS using multiple attributes

This may sound simple, apologies if I missed some earlier discussion on same subject. I have a big set of road data with road numbers and also zone numbers . The road names can repeat across the ...
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Merge section polygons in PLSS

I am trying to merge quarter quarter sections of polygons from PLSS into a quarter section. However, I also want it assigned to correct Township/Range/Section while merging. I know I can hand merge ...
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ArcGIS10 - How do I dissolve two different buffers together so they are not overlapping?

I am trying to find out how many registered sex offenders live within 2,000 feet of a school/park in a specific county. The park buffer and school buffer are dissolved but not together. I am also ...
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arcpy.Dissolve fails; need a arcpy dissolve to multipart workaround

I have a arcpy script in which I am using arcpy.Dissolve on a single feature class with multiple features to get a single multi-part feature in the output. The script is successful only part of the ...
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How to define polygons overlapping each other?

I have a shapefile of landuse in different catchments. I want to calculate the percentage of each landuse category in each catchment using Tabulate Intersection. Before using this tool, I had ...
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Merging polylines together keeping the attributes of the largest one

I have a set of polygons with polylines running through them. I am trying to assign the polylines the polygon ID that they pass through the most. I have already split the polylines to the polygon ...
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PostGIS Dissolve/Union close polygons

I have approximately 1 million polygons that have been split by lines. However, this has caused one half of a polygon to be separated by approximately 50cm from its other half. After doing a lot of ...
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How to correctly merge layers with overlapping polygons in QGIS/GRASS?

I have 4 vector shapefile that I would like to join/merge, without worrying about attributes. Here are the shapefiles. I would like to do an union and a spatial dissolve, but everytime I do a dissolve ...
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Error in unionSpatialPolygons using R

I am migrating from ArcMAP to opensource GIS. I've succesfully installed R and many packages in a Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I am used to linux and programming in C, but not to R and its syntax. I am ...
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Dissolve Statistics Fields and Statistic Type as Parameters in GeoProcessor

I have a published service which uses a dissolve. In arcMap the I get prompted for all the fields, including statistics fields and stat type. I have the statistics fields marked as parameters. ...
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Problem when executing Dissolve method in ArcEngine

I'm always having a problem in GP.execute() when trying to execute this method. Here is my code: Friend Function DissolveFeatures(ByVal pInFLayer As ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IFeatureLayer, ByVal ...
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How to combine rows in an attribute table

I'm fairly new to GIS and could use some help with an issue I've run across. I have an attribute table with three columns "FID" "Shape" and "Class" All records have the same shape (polygon). Each ...
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python dissolve by field error

I would like to dissolve a feature class by a field. When I run the code, I receive an error that says, "invalid topology [out of memory]" I have 16GB of RAM and terabytes available on the hard drive. ...
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MSSQL server 2008 dissolve sql query

I have a set of spatial objects in a MSSQL server 2008 R2 trying to dissolve adjoining objects where one of the attributes are equal. The table below is somewhat representative to my original table: ...
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How to Merge/Dissolve Polygons By Common Attribute Field in QGIS?

I have joined corresponding Local Enterprise Partnerships table data into a polygon shape file containing UK Local Authorities. How do I Dissolve or Merge the the Local Authorities polygons by ...
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How do I create multiple polylines from single polyline that consists of disjunct sections?

My goal was to create a network of polylines in NHD plus based on start and end points associated with sampling locations. Dissolving by stream name was my first step and has worked just fine for ...