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

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How can I calculate the distances between my points in sequence automatically?

I have a rookie problem (again). I am trying to measure distances between points and writing the calculated measure between these points in the attribute table. The points represents a vehicle's ...
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Can distance be calculated to a destination feature based on an attribute in the source?

All, Is it possible to specify which destination point to calculate distance to based on an attribute in the source? STDistance will give me the distance each student (point) is to their closest ...
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converting a distance to a map distance

I have a point and a polyline. I need to find the perpendicular distance between each segment of the polyline and the point. By each segemnt of the polyline I mean that, each polyline may contain more ...
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Distance between two latitudes [duplicate]

I need to know the distance in feet between the coordinates N34-00.000 and N34-00.001 (Degrees, minutes and thousanths of minutes) I computed approx 6 feet but am not confidant in my math skills.
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Calculate distance to median point for a group of points in ArcGIS 10.1

I have a shapefile called "household_points" of ~2,000 points, which are divided into about 100 sites. The shapefile has a field in the attribute table called "SNAME" and in the field each point is ...
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Get distance after path distance allocation

I use ArcGIS 10.1 in Windows XP. I have a two point feature data sets One containing a single point P1 and another containing multiple points Pm. I computed the minimum-distance path from P1 to each ...
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Calculating millions of distances with Road Graph

I'm new to GIS but thanks to the answers I got in another question here on GIS stack exchange I was able to increase my knowledge significantly. This question is related to an earlier question I asked ...
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New to ArcGIS and want to compute distance between two points “as the fish swims”

We have a layer named Hydrography which is the water area for a given assignment. I have a station point and a target point. I need to compute the distance between those two points but inside of the ...
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Shortest distance from point to line (big dataset)

What is the best method to calculate the distance from the nearest road for a series of address points in QGIS, having a very big dataset? (QGIS 2.0.1, Win XP) I read the answers to previous similar ...
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Shortest path to nearest… something

I have a list of addresses and a map including train stations, schools etc., and I would like to calculate the shortest distance from each address to the nearest train station, school etc. I'm aware ...
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How to calculate distances between addresses and cities and coast line?

I am totally new to GIS, and so I apologize if my question is not clear enough. My basic problem is the following: I have about 160,000 Danish addresses with longitude and latitude for each address. ...
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Measuring Distance from Point to Point Along a Path in ArcMap

I am looking at a village and want to find the distance from each house (point) to the pagoda (point). However, I want the distance to be measured along a path (which I digitized as a polyline) and ...
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SQL to get points within a certain distance

I am new to using spatial data types in sql server. I have managed to create a column of Approx 50,0000 geometry points (from x,y data) and would like to find out which (count number of) points are ...
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What is the precise distance from equator to pole according to WGS84?

For calculating areas of polygons by means of projecting to a cylindrical equal area projection I came across the following discrepancy: I ended up with a different distance, off by more than 5km, ...
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Distance between latlongs varies in different projection systems?

I have shapefiles with correct projections. The SRS is EPSG 32735 (WGS 1984 UTM 35S) Now, I have these two coordinates from this projection system: (31.3751,-23.4388) and (31.3779,-23.4355). ...
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Mimimum distance between points (Postgres/PostGIS)

I have a table (tab_Cities with cities which own more than 50000 inhabitants. The table also contains lat, long and the_geom as columns. I can already see the points via QGIS. Now I want to write a ...
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Finding points along a path

I am unsure of the best approach to this problem. I can think of some ways of doing it which I will list below but I am looking for the best and most efficient way of doing this. Problem Given a ...
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Sort a collection of points based on proximity using pythagorean (2D) distance

I would like to present a user with a list of points, sorted by proximity to the user's location. Is there any problem with using the pythagorean formula to calculate the two dimensional distance ...
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How to create a buffer around a point that takes terrain elevation in account?

In QGIS, I am creating a few different buffer around points to simulate walking distances. For example, 10 minutes walk about 800m at 5km/h. Using population density, I then clip a population layer ...
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Calculate Distance Matrix for ALL possible combinations in the dataset in QGIS

I have a Vector Layer that is created out of a MySQL database and has the relevant points stored in WGS84 format. The import works well, however, when I try to calculate a distance matrix between all ...
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Determining closest representation of polygon as collection of points+radii

Have a bit of a tough question, which I realize there may not be an easy solution to. Figured what better place to ask. I'm attempting to transform a polygon into a series of arbitrary points with ...
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Generate random location within specified distance of a given point

In a simulation (not using any GIS), I need to generate a random location that is within a specified distance of a given location. I found a very helpful post here on this exact topic: How to ...
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How to calculate the distance to multiple locations from each cell of my raster?

I'm working with Arcgis 10.1 and Python 2.7.2 How can I calculate the distance to multiple locations from each cell of my raster? I tried euclidean distance but it only provides the distance to ...
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Computing distance of a georeferenced .jpg to each polygon (town) in a shapefile

I have a .jpg that is a highway that spans multiple towns, and a shapefile with boundaries of these towns. I have georeferenced the .jpg so that it is aligned with the shapefile of the towns. My ...
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Converting NEAR results to Meters/Kilometers?

I am having trouble figuring out how to convert the units from the results of my NEAR calculations. I want to convert them to meters or kilometers, but cannot figure out how to do so... ...
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minimum distance from the shore (how to retrieve the “shore vertices”)

I am student of Statistics, this is my first time using GIS., I am sorry for the stupidity of the question but I browsed online and could not find a satisfactory answer. I have some spatial data in ...
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How to compute the distance from the beginning of a line for every points using postgis

I have a line, for which I need to know, for every point that compose it, what is the distance from the beginning. The data is stored in PostGis 2.0 For example, for the line with the point a, b, c, ...
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Calculating point proximity in ArcMap 10.1

I have a geocoded point file which (theoretically) contains one point for every zip code in the U.S. I want to create a smaller list of zip codes from this file. The list should include only those zip ...
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Can QGIS Measure Line tool compute correct geodetic distance?

As I understood, this tool normally shows distance in the project CRS units, not the geodetic meters (despite it actually says the distance is in meters). However, now I read (Section III, 4 - ...
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Specifying a rectangle as two latitude/longitude pairs, one for center and one for size

I am trying to make sense of the Google S2 library for spherical math (it works like this). I need to get a rectangle for searching for nearby entities in a database, based on a point and a distance (...
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Specifying a bounding rectangle using Google's S2 package for spherical geometry [duplicate]

This is my first post on GIS, I hope it is not too trivial a question. I work on a project on Google AppEngine, which is backed by a NoSQL datastore. This makes a proximity filter different from ...
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Where would a perfectly vertical vertical tunnel through the earth come out?

I am a programmer. I have a point P1 (lat,lon) given by GPS (WGS84) and I want to know the location of a point P2 if I make a straight line from P1 to the other side of the earth. I have read some ...
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meeting point minimizing travel distance for participants?

The problem is to find the point minimizing the travel distance for around 100 persons in different regions who want to meet in the same place. Travel is by car not by plane. Assuming that I get ...
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projection change to create buffer in QGIS

I am about to become desperate... I like to create buffer around several points - if possible - with a declaration of the size in km of these buffers. Just to show you what I am working with: My ...
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How do I find the average distance within a polygon to a point?

For my purposes, I can assume a homogeneous distribution of points within the polygon. What I want to find is the average distance from points within a polygon to a specified point. I don't know where ...
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How to visualise “distance from amenities”?

I'm interested in calculating for every point the distance to the nearest amenity of each of a certain number of types (train station, supermarket and so on). I think the calculation will be ...
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PostGIS integer loop

PostGIS is very new to me, and I'm having difficulty performing an operation that probably isn't too difficult. I have vector layers each filled with the outline of a landmass through time. I want to ...
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Constructing a Voronoi diagram using a complicated travel time metric

I have in my possession four sets of shapefiles: 1. Locations (points), around 1000 2. Roads (lines), each road has a speed attribute 3. Terrain (polygons), each zone also has a speed attribute 4. ...
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How to correctly convert data from OSM with osm2po to use it with A* algorithm?

I want to make my A-Star fast, by using heuristics. At the moment it is very slow and even slower than my Dijkstra. I thougt A-Star is in the worst case as fast as Dijkstra. I convert my OSM bounding ...
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find latlngs that are some x distance away from a point to south to north to east to west

I have a latlng i want to find four points with equal distance from this latlangs in all directions east, west, south an north is there any formula . I am trying to build polygons around higways so ...
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How to calculate average distance from points to points?

I have a point layer of 400,000 voter residencies and a point layer of 500 polling places. I am trying to find the average distance it takes voters to get to their polling location. Distance by road ...
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Why is sum of st_length() of segments 20% too big?

I'm running a query to return the total length of some bike paths, from OpenStreetMap. Compared to the known actual length of these paths, they're all a bit too big - something like 10-30%. I know it ...
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QGis creating shape file of several points out of two Excel sheets

I am about to create a Qgis file on which it should be visible which companies are working together. As source I have got two Excel Tables. Table = Distribution Centers Table = Point of sales I ...
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Bearing Distance to Line tool from dBASE table only draws one line in ArcGIS 10

I am using the Bearing Distance To Line tool to draw geodesic lines to points defined by a bearing and distance. This is an aside, but I will then use the Feature Vertices To Points tool to convert ...
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windows function with points in a mixed (multipoint/point) table

I have a table comprising multipoints (tracks) and points (stops between tracks). there can be several consecutive multipoints. now, i want to merge any points lying very closely to each other (...
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Distance between DB field and Point using PostGIS

I'm using Postgresql 9.0 with PostGIS 2.0 extension. I've got the table and geographic field location: =# SELECT * FROM geography_columns; f_table_catalog | f_table_schema | f_table_name | ...
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ST_Distance is not delivering right results

I want to calculate the distance between lat/lon points. I tried the following queries: Select ST_DISTANCE(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(-73.97923 40.75571)', 4326), ST_GeomFromText('POINT(-73.974509 40....
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How to create a point along a line given a distance from another point

I'm trying to figure out a point(D) on B-C that is a specific distance from A. I really don't have any idea on how to proceed with the ellipsoidal math so I figured I'd ask here. How would I figure ...
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Asp code for distance in SQL sever

I've looked around but I can't find the answer anywhere and im getting kinda frustrated now. I'm using sql server and what im trying to do is to find apartments within a 0.5km radious of a said ...
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How to automatically reduce polygon size?

I am working with two polygon layers (counties & states) which I will 'intersect' to find which counties are within which states. Due to data inaccuracies I have to change all county polygons and ...