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

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What's a term for Sea Level Distance which is usable by novice users?

I've been using the term Sea Level Distance to describe the total length of a line string where I ignore the elevation and just calculate the distance from point to point along the ellipsoid and sum ...
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Projections appropriate for global analysis that preserve area and that preserve distance (but not necessarily in the same projection)

I am looking for a projection (or a set of projections) that decently preserve distances so that I can buffer every country in the world and have a similar level of minimal distortion for each. I ...
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Get shortest distance between two geometries in ArcPy

I'm using ArcPy and using a cursor to step through one polygon feature class. For each of these 'source' polygons, I am creating a SearchCursor to find all polygons in a second feature class that ...
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How to calculate new point coordinates from distance and angle?

I want to calculate the coordinates of a new point. What I have: The source point coordinates, the distance (meters) and the angle For example: I want to create a point within 100 meters and 45 ...
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Correct use of the terms geographic, path, and Euclidean distance

I often use the terms geographic and Euclidean distance interchangeably when referring to the length of the shortest straight-line distance between two points on a map. Is this correct? I use the ...
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How to use/interpret/visualise a distance matrix with unknown coordinates?

How would you go about using a distance matrix where points have no coordinates, i.e. what useful statistics can be made and how to visualise it in some useful way?
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How to calculate the distance of sites to riverways

How do you calculate the distance of about 10 sites scattered across a region to bodies of water (rivers and lakes) using ArcGIS 10.1? I have the lat/lon coordinates of the 10 sites as a point ...
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How to Determine to world map size in pixel given this data?

How to Determine the world map size in pixels given this data? Map size of a particular area say, for example: Makati city, Philippines with bounds: Top-Right: 121.0281, 14.56497 Bottom-Left: ...
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Draw line between points from multiple datasets

I have 2 point datasets and want a tool or script to draw a line between all points in one dataset to all the points in the 2nd dataset. Is it possible? I have tried ESRI "Point Distance" and ...
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Is there a tool that tells how many features there are within a set distance in ArcView?

I'm looking to create a raster, in ArcView, that represents how many features (either points or polygons) are within a certain distance from any given location within a study area. I know there must ...
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Distance Matrix tool in QGIS. How to get result in metric? [closed]

I'm trying to calculate the distance between points in layer with distance matrix tool. And keep getting strange results no matter what. Like this MASTER ------------SLAVE ---------------- DISTANCE ...
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How can I compare two point shapefiles that contain lat/longs and compute distance?

Greetings everyone, I have 2 sets of point shapefiles in ArcGIS (group A and B), each set has around 1000 entries that contain lat/long. What I want to do is compare Group A against Group B and figure ...
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Plugin for average distance from node to polyline in QGIS?

Is there a plugin available that will calculate this? EDIT 1: The red polyline is the average distance of the point to the black polyline. The red polyline is what I want to display. Alternatively, ...
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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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Calculating the distance between points and multiple lines

I have a point shapefile of about 100 points and a polyline shapefile of about 200 lines and I am interested in finding the distance between every point and each individual polyline. My polyline ...
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GeoDjango order_by('distance') not working as expected?

Using GeoDjango, I am trying to sort a list of users based on the distance from a point. It does generate a list, but its not ordered by distance, though I specify that in my query. This is the query ...
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Calculating distances between consecutive points along rivers (polygon) using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have radio-tracking locations of semi-aquatic mammals. Now, I would like to calculate the distance between the consecutive locations using the river as the animals would swim (opposite to as the ...
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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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Create raster distance around a single point feature class

Okay, so I'm relatively new to ArcMap and I'm trying to use the Fuzzy membership for suitability test. I have a single point feature class that I want to use for this analysis. I know that in order to ...
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Transform polygon to equivalent circle, QGis

I have a polygon and I'd like to find the radius of an equivalent circle from a particular point within the polygon. The polygon would have a large (infinite) number of points evenly distributed ...
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How to calculate distance between two locations using stored procedure in MySQL?

I have a database with locations with its lat and long coordinates. The area of locations is quite small with lots of them quite near each other. Im using this stored procedure in my project. ...
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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)') ...
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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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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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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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How to find features within a distance? [duplicate]

I insert the values from lat/long into the points. Those users move around and send me new Lat/long and of course , I made an update of the position. I need to find people that are in a distance ...