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The measure of separation between two entities or locations that may or may not be connected, such as two points.

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Calculate nearest feature with a barrier

I have three shapefiles: a) polyline with rivers and streams (also as polygon available to me), b) polylines of highways and roads and c) point file with locations in the riparian vegetation. I want ...
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Identifying the side of a point from the closest polyline in ArcMap 10.0

I have a set of polylines (a network of streams and rivers) with information on the left and right side of the streams on riparian structure. I also have locations (points) of either side of the ...
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Calculate Height Data From Three Known Points

What's the best way to calculate "height" (snowfall, actually) data from three surrounding locations? For this example, I'm looking to arrive at a "close enough" snowfall value at point A by ...
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Compute nearest points to other points using GRASS

I have a layer of address points and a layer of polling stations. My task is to determine the three closest polling stations to each address on the street network. I think that the answer is in ...
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Measuring distance between two points?

I have two shapefiles and I would like to know the distance between each point on File1 and each corresponding point on File2 (one to one relationship). I have been using the Ruler and manually ...
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Cause of KeyError in Python Toolbox of ArcPy?

This question arises from Performing Point Distance analysis using Basic level license of ArcGIS for Desktop?. I basically copied and pasted PolyGeo's answer and formatted it into a python toolbox ...
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What does st_hausdorffdistance Actually Compare

Does st_hausdorffdistance just look at discreet points used to construct a line segment or does it compare two line segments as a continuous set of points? Also, the points used to construct my line ...
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Adding cost from line shapefile using ArcGIS Network Analyst?

I have a network dataset (a road network), and require a matrix of Cost Distances between many points, which works well. I have now added a line shapefile (representing rail lines). I wish to use it ...
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How can I find which point is furthest from something?

Here is an example of what I am looking to do: Which town in South Dakota is farthest from a Hospital? Which tool would I use to be able to do this?
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Needing to find parent zip code of a bunch of missing zip codes in the US

We're using MapPoint to export zip code / territory combinations. Unfortunately, the export doesn't include PO Box zip codes which mean that we're missing a lot of zip codes The PO Box zip codes are ...
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cross track distance to great cicle line and rhumb line

How to calculate cross track distance to great cicle line and rhumb line? For great circle line, I've tried this formula, but it is not accurate while the distance is less than 0.1nm. For rhumb ...
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QGIS Cross Section Profile Distance using Ellipsoid?

I am working with QGIS 1.8 and 2.6 and can't get any of the Cross Section Profile tools to provide the ellipsoid ("proper") distances. All the distances use geographic coordinates which are too ...
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How to create shape file and show in map using Python?

I have calculated distance between longitude and latitude by import .csv using python. Now I want to show this points or distance between points in map. So how can i do it by using only python? and ...
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Best formula for calculating short distances in UTM?

I'm fairly new at calculating distances with precision, but I wanted to know what is the best formula for calculating short distances in UTM coordinates. The distances that I'am calculating are all ...
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QGIS Problem in calculating the distance of points from line

I need to calculate the distance of villages ( villages as points) from a border. I have a shapefile containing the locations of villages and another one containing the border. On QGIS, I ran the ...
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Measuring distances between many points in ArcGIS for Desktop?

So I'm new to this, the answer is probably really simple. I have a point map of X Y data points (one for each participant) for a certain activity. I also have a shape file of zip codes, which I ...
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Flow Mapper wrong line length calculation

I'm finding some trouble with the length calculation in the Flow Mapper plugin. As you can see in the picture below the length of the 2 lines C001-C021 = 4233.7986... C001-C009 = 6069.3053... is ...
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Distance between consecutive points

I am wondering how I can get the distance between consecutive GPS locations in ArcMap 10 (i.e. the distance between consecutive GPS locations sent in during a wildlife telemetry study).
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How to measure distance between points based on elevation?

I need to be able to measure distances between points, however the distance need to be calculated in relations to elevation. The points are homes of storytellers from the 19th century and the places ...
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Distance Hexagons in CartoDB

I found this blog very interesting and the maps very cool. The code used to produce the hexagon distance maps is not working for me however. This is the code used (from github): select * from ( ...
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How can I find small distance between polylines?

I`m trying to find lines which have small distance between them and I am using ArcGIS 10 for this. I had tried to make points at the both ends of the lines and to detect the distance between points ...
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How to create a map colored by distance to nearest point in R

I'm new to GIS and R-- hope this question makes sense. I have a dataframe(geo07) containing two variables that record the long/lat values for about 6000 points (mat_long & mat_lat). These ...
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How to calculate which zip code is closer to which in USA using C#?

I'm not living in USA, and I'm doing a small project for a company based in USA. The point is that, there are businesses and each of them have their address and zip code. Then, I have a form where ...
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How to calculate the shortest geographical distance between a line and a point? [duplicate]

I'm trying to calculate the shortest distance between a line (described as a pair of [lat, long]s) and a point (lat, long) accurately. I've read many Wikipedia pages, but I'm new to the topic. I've ...
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Distance from centre point to other points using QGIS?

I have a question of something I actually thought was pretty simple...I have a few points around a centre point. Now I want to know the distance from each point to the centre point. Is it possible to ...
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PostGIS: Get closest point between geometry and Multipoint

I think my question is not that difficult for GIS professionals, but i didn't found an answer to my problem (even not in other questions). Problem: I have given two tables (table1,table2) with Points ...
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Finding areas with high POINT density from PostGIS table using Python

I have a PostGIS table with thousands of POINT objects and I want to find areas that have a high density of points. I have the DBSCAN clustering algorithm implemented in Python which does exactly ...
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Calculation size limit to creating distance matrix using QGIS?

I have a shapefile of postal code for a city (Montréal). I would like to calculate the distance between all postal code. I tried to run the distance matrix after converting all postal code to a ...
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The ratio Pixel distance to geographical distance?

I have had this problem for several days and I have no idea to solve it. The problem is that I am trying to find out the length and width of ships from a Bing map. I got the location point (lon, ...
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Find point close to points from postgis table

I have a postgis point table with a large list of cities. I need to find duplicates in it, but only if they are 10km close each other, which means that is the same city. For example, I have 5 points ...
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Performing Point Distance analysis using Basic level license of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcView Version 10.1 and I need to perform a point distance analysis like: What is the distance from A to B-Z, B to A-Z, C to A-Z, etc? What are the steps that I take to do this?
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Calculating Distances between coordinates

I have perused through the other questions that are very similar to mine but am still having some trouble. I have 75 coordinates in WGS84 that I brought in from an Excel table. They are now on my ...
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Measuring Continuous Distance of GPS track in ArcGIS Desktop

I am looking for a way to quickly measure the distance covered of GPS tracks of foraging Seabirds. A tool that could give accumulative distance of point to point from the long and lat coordinates ...
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Calculating distances from points to the centre of cells

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 (using older version because I need the Qmarxan plugin which is not available for 2.4.0). I have a study area that has a vector laying of "planning units", or cells over the top ...
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How to calculate distance from point to polygon with a time frame?

Using the Near tool, I knew that I can just calculate the distance of each house to the nearest fire. However, I only want to keep fires that happened in the past 7 years for each house. For example, ...
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Create circles around a point on a map measuring the radius in hours

Disclaimer: I am not experienced in GIS and hope this question fits in this category. I was wondering whether it is somehow possible to create a circle* around a city, using Google Maps or the like, ...
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What is an efficient Algorithm to draw a straight line from points?

I have some cross section survey data, which is like this: X Y Z pt_dt 2970969.635 359725.0088 83.4242 1-x 2970968.278 359722.2182 83.2591 1-x 2970941.771 359670.127 83.0655 1-x 2970961.369 ...
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<#> doesn't give a useful distance [duplicate]

I'm new to postgresql/postgis and trying to measure a distance. So st_distance() may be the most accurate, it's the slowest too (as I've read). I read that one can use geometric (instead of ...
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How to measure correct distances in a project with OpenLayers background?

I have 3 lat/long points as follows: A = {35.257246,139.721256} B = {35.256541,139.721491} C = {35.256326,139.7203271} 1) Measurement result by Movable Type Scripts: By using the distance ...
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Is there a way to calculate closest distances to a point without using Near Analysis?

I frequently get asked to calculate distances from a specific point (A drilling well in the middle of the sea for example) to a number of Environmental layers (Protected Areas, Pipelines, Other wells ...
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Calculate distance for point to point based on value in field of first point

I am trying to figure out the best way to calculate the distance for each student from the school they attend. We have 2 shapefiles - the student locations with a field identifying the school they ...
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Buffering algorithm [closed]

Does anyone know the algorithm of buffering? I had difficulty in drawing buffers. So I tried many values to acquire 1km buffer. I found value 0.008966 produces 1km buffer. Then I calculated inverse ...
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How to show average walking distance to closest point in census tract in ArcMap?

Given a map layer of point locations, and a second map layer of census tract polygons for the same area, how would you create a map layer that shows the average walking distance to the closest point ...
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How do I calculate Manhattan distance with PostGIS?

I am using the ST_Distance function to calculate the distance between two geometries (a train station and a building) Since I know that all buildings and all train stations are in Chicago, which has ...
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Statistics: Estimating U.S. population-weighted average temperature from 100+ daily airport station measurements

I have recently signed up for a developer's key for the Census API (http://www.census.gov/developers/) and will be using a Python wrapper class to access the Census database. My goal is to find the ...
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Scale on map requires correction coefficient. But why?

I am computing the distance of a map I am getting from ArcGIS' REST services by using a calculator as provided by this answer. In a nutshell, it uses a GeodeticCalculator for distance computation ...
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How to calculate the average distance among set of points as measure of closeness

I have three series (or tables) of points in PostGIS which I want to compare. I would like to know how "close" each series is when compared to the other two. In other words I would need some measure ...
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How to set a defined distance between nodes to digitize in qgis?

Using QGIS (by now I have the 2.4 version) I would like to set some parameter (I don't know if such exists) that would impose a definite or maximal distance between nodes when digitizing a polyline or ...
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Distance Between Two Points vs Length of Linestring

So I have two points that I want to calculate the distance between. If I use: SELECT ST_Distance_Spheroid(point_a, point_b, 'SPHEROID["GRS 1980",6378137,298.257222101]') / 1000 FROM ( ...
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GeographyFromText and ST_SetSRID+ST_MakePoint different results?

Why am I getting different results? SELECT ST_DISTANCE( ST_GeographyFromText('SRID=4326;POINT(13.401111 52.383343)'), --berlin ST_GeographyFromText('SRID=4326;POINT(9.997559 53.533778)') ...