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

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Distance from rivers, taking into account terrain elevation

I am interested in building a raster of the distance from rivers in a territory under study. I have digitized the course of the rivers in ArcGis 10.1. As far as I know, the tool 'Euclidean distance' ...
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What is the longest possible loop we can build on this planet?

Say if building bridges over an ocean regardless of how long is not an issue. What is the longest possible loop we can build ? I heard people mentioning Equator but my question is, how about one line ...
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Using grayed out distance/direction tool in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a set of five points (all with specific latitudes and longitudes) and I want to create a set of points which will be about 80 kms from the first set. I understand that I can use the ...
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Get CartoDB query by distance to work

Has anyone tried this tutorial: Query by distance ? This is a copy of the final code which they use for the map: <html> <head> <link rel="stylesheet" ...
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Shortest distance from polygon centroids to a line in QGIS

To get the distance of each polygon centroid from a line, I have tried the Distance to nearest hub algorithm from the Processing Toolbox. The distances I got from the algorithm did not seem correct, ...
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Calculating distance of polygons from coastline using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a series of polygons representing parcels of land. I would like to calculate the distance of each polygon from the coastline. I also have a polygon of the entire region of interest, i.e. an ...
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Distance Between Two Points Same Value Different Feature Classes

I have two point feature classes - one is the original data and one is the data after editing. I want to know how far each of the points moved in the editing process. How do I compare all of the ...
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How to set a coordinate transformation GRID

Does anyone know how to set a coordinate transformation in qgis so I can measure the distances in meters or kilometers? If anyone has a clue, would be just great. Thanks!
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I nead to find the nearest places based on latitude/longitude points

I have a java aplication backed by a mysql database which contains events with locations (latitude/longitude), the location data is saved as POINT data type. I nead to find the nearest events in some ...
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Calculated distance doesn't match Google Earth

I have a google earth route that measures 190.1km in Google Earth. I then pulled down the .kml file, extracted the points and measured them using Vincenty's formula (ellipsoid earth) and got 190.2. ...
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Calculating distances between points two feature datasets

I will do my best to explain my problem. I have two feature datasets. One set has about 100 points that are "city centers." The other dataset has points for each census tract in each of these 100 ...
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How to find a point based on a specified distance, and bearing from a start point with Excel?

I have an excel spreadsheet containing multiple points, in Decimal Degrees, forming a road, I would like to be able to find a specific point between the points I have based on a specified distance and ...
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Spherical law of cosine what does the 'a' represent?

I want to use the spherical law of cosine formula, θ = atan2( sin Δλ ⋅ cos φ2 , cos φ1 ⋅ sin φ2 − sin φ1 ⋅ cos φ2 ⋅ cos Δλ ), to calculate distances between coordinates, but, I cannot for the life ...
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Find coordinate of point on the boundary of a circle given a latitude/longitude and radius [duplicate]

I understand how to use the haversine formula to compute the distance between two points on the earth. However, I would like to answer a similar, albeit different question. How can I compute the ...
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Calculating Distances between Field polygons via Road polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two polygons layers, one (grey) is Roads, other (blue) is Fields. Can I calculate distances between Fields (by field unique ID number) using Roads layer as distance measurement? What tools or ...
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Is there a tool in arctoolbox for IDistanceOp.CostPathasPolyline?

Almost all the methods in IDistanceOp have a corresponding tool in the Distance Toolset Spatial Analyst Toolbox. However, I can't find anything in the toolbox for IDistanceOp.CostPathasPolyline. ...
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Zoom variable or pixel distance

I have query by distance working in a framework that generates a list of features within a fixed distance of a clicked feature. I would like to make the queried distance variable based on either: ...
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Find square with latitude and longitude for given lat and lng and distance [duplicate]

I have the coordinates of some point, lets say lat and lng, I want to find the latitude and longitude of top left and bottom right corners of the square, whose sides are located k kilometers from the ...
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Creating Longitude and Latitude Lines in Google Maps

I'm working on an independent high school project where i'm trying to build a simple differential equation model for diffusion. I'm trying to overlay the model on top of a map to visualize spread, so ...
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avg distance within 2 geometry tables

I have 2 geometry tables: "f" with only one data and "s" with 100 data I want to find the avg distance of s to f these are the commands: CREATE TABLE f id int4 primary key not null , name ...
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Joining two polygon layers based on distance?

I'm new to GIS so this question may be an obvious one. I have one polygon layer of urban land use and another polygon layer of swamps. How do I join the two layers so that I get a column in the ...
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Find nearby cities by a driving distance radius

I'm studying GIS services to solve one specific need: Given x/y coordinates of one city, I want a JSON result that lists only cities (not facilities) that are nearby the specified city, within a ...
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How can I calculate the nearest distance to a landscape element taking the direction into account (i.e. slope direction, prevailing winds)?

I am trying to build a layer of distance to relevant landscape elements in a watershed. To be relevant, a landscape element must be downstream with respect to the runoff direction.  Clearly, I want ...
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Why do classic google maps and the modern google maps show different types of driving times?

As I am currently working on a project, where driving times are quit important, I've noticed that classic google maps and modern google maps show different types of car driving times. While the ...
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Is there a way to calculate driving time/driving duration with google maps api without considering the traffic situation?

I am currently using this VBA-Code, written by Jamie Bull, to calculate both, driving distance, as well as driving duration, between approx. 1.500 villages and a specific shopping center, using excel. ...
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QGIS distance measure

using QGIS 2.2 and trying to figure out a way to obtain a distance measure for the width of pavement. I have 2 shapefiles: one of points which are at 5m intervals along the pavement centreline and ...
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What happens if raster overlapping when I run cost distance?

I'm having problem with the cost distance tool in Arcmap. I need to use cost distance to find out the cost of having to move from a subway station to a green area. But the resulting cost distance ...
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Calculating closest distances in meters/kilometers given lat/long coordinates?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I have a shape file containing points worldwide with lat and long, and another world map polygon file whose Geographic Coordinate System is GCS_WGS_1984 and Datum ...
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nr of cells between cells

I want to do the following: I have a set of cells with the value 1, and a set of values with 2. I want to calculate for each cell [2] the distance - ideally number of cells - to the nearest cell 1. ...
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How to do point-to-point near analysis conditional on common attributes of the two layers in Arcgis 10.2 (advanced)

I am measuring the closest straight distance from cities of interest (in a layer) to their capital cities (in another layer). Basically, distance between a city and a capital city is calculated if ...
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Cost-Distance Tool not producing logical answer

I am working on creating a cost catchment based on Tobler's equation in ArcGIS10.1. I feel confident in my cost surface; it produces a raster where each cell equals the time in hours that it would ...
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How to measure water ties

I was using Arc Gis to measure water ties from the edge of buildings. It was so easy, I just had to click on a circle and it would show the distance on the bottom of the screen. I would measure from ...
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distance surface with qgis on a binary raster map [duplicate]

I'd like to make a distance surface from a binary map in QGIS. I've got road network in a raster format where value 1 means road, 0 means anything else. How can i reclassify the map which indicates ...
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How to determine Distance between points using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to figure out the distance between points based on 1000+ points using ArcMap 10.2. I have transit stops and am trying to figure out how far from stop 1 to stop 2, stop 2 to stop 3, stop ...
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How to determine distances of points from closest line? (Mapinfo or QGIS) [duplicate]

I have a set of points and a set of lines. I'd like to know distances of the points from the closest line... answering the question "how many points are within 500m to 1000m of one of the lines, how ...
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Find closest feature

How can I find the closest feature(coordinates) in a json file from a set lat lon using openlayers. Currently, I get the centroid point(lat,lon) from the selected polygon feature ok, but I Would also ...
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Calculating distance scale factor by latitude for Mercator

This was really inconvenient topic to google out - so I'm asking for clarification, did I understood things correctly. I'm talking about measuring short distances in Mercator projection (3857). You ...
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calculate distance between points crossing the antimeridian

How can I calculate the distance between two points (lon/lat) if any of the points exceeds the antimeridian (+-180 longitude)? Im using the distVincentyEllipsoid {geosphere} to calculate the shortest ...
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Measure average distance between two lines with common endpoints

I have two shapefiles, each with a set of lines generated from start and end points. One shapefile has the straight lines generated from the XY To Line tool, while the other has lines generated from a ...
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How to convert distance into latitude + longitude [duplicate]

I have start point (latitude) I know direction, lets say strictly north, and I want to calculate latitude which is 100 meters above the start point. The same for longitude. I believe there should be ...
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Calculating distance between borders when one polygon inside another polygon?

I am brand new to ArcGIS and having some trouble. I would like to calculate the distances between the border of one polygon to another polygon. However, these polygons overlap. Thus when I use the ...
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Toblers's Hiking Equation and Slope Dilemma

I'm trying to use Toblers's Hiking equation to determine economical backgrounds of some hillforts. The equation is anisotropic which means that the speed of movement that it calculates differs whether ...
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ArcGIS spatial join - WITHIN A DISTANCE including distance

I am applying a spatial join in ArcGIS between points (target features) and lines (join features). I want to have a 1-to-many join, so I use the match option 'within a distance'. So far so good. The ...
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Calculating “travelled distance” of a GPS track without including “stops”

I have a set of GPS tracks from a cycling event and I want to correlate their distance along the route. Problem is: when a rider stops, generally by entering a covered place, GPS keeps logging (low ...
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Distance raster from one raster value (A) to another value (B) while ignoring similar values [closed]

I have two different patch types: A and B I want to get a distance raster from all A types to the closest Type B patch but I don't want the raster to calculate from A to A or B to B. Just A to B. ...
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coordinate pairs distances

I am new to GIS and have the following question. My shapefile has several coordinate pairs (x1, y1, x2, y2) and I would like to calculate the distances between the points within one go. Any ...
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Calculating distance between coordinates [duplicate]

I would like to calculate the distances between a list of coordinates (classic GPS coord.). From coordinate A to B from B to C from C to D and so on, and so forth. Is there any program, or website, ...
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Find Distance within each Raster contiguous cell block

I was asked to find for each Individual Contiguous Forest Block the distances INSIDE of each where it would be the farthest (aka the most isolated) from each forest cell block's respective edges. I ...
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Excel Distance Calculation

Is there a way (preferably in Excel) to calculate the distance (based on lat, lon) between two lists of points? My end goal would be, for example, to have a list of Starbucks and a list of McDonald's, ...
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Cut polylines at intersections in QGIS (or how many km road for each country)

I want to measure how many km a road stand on each country it intersect (i.e. how many km of the european road "E45" stand on Italy, Austria, Germany, and so on). I have a polyline-shapefile with the ...