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

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Why Haversine formula and Web Mercator give different length between two latlng points?

I am calculating the distance between two points given by latlng. However, Google Maps (i.e., web mercator projection) gives me a longer distance than Haversine formula. Which is the most accurate ...
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What's the difference between vincenty and great circle distance calculations?

Python's geopy package features two distance measurements techniques: Great Circle and Vincenty's formulae. >>> from geopy.distance import great_circle >>> from geopy.distance ...
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How to calculate distance between point feature to multiple polyline features in ArcGIS

I have a GPS track which is basically a point layer. I have different route networks such as - train, tram and bus routes. I want to calculate the distance between each point to nearest features ...
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How to calculate the distance to the nearest coastline from site locations?

I want to calculate the distance to the nearest coastline from my site locations (point shapefile), and possibly the max distance as well. I am using ArcGIS 10.2 and I already have a shapefile of the ...
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Distance Measure appears to be wrong in ArcGIS Desktop?

The distances in my shapefile are completely wrong. I got this shapefile online. Does anyone knows what's going on? I attached two pictures. The shapefile is projected as ...
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How to calculate driving distance/time between two points

I am doing some analysis for our fire rescue department where we are comparing actual response times to fires vs predicted response times. The actual response time analysis is straight forward as I ...
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Calculating driving distances from a number of post codes to a number of services using QGIS

I am hoping to calculate the driving distance from a large number of post codes to their nearest service. I have used the RoadGraph plugin but this only calculates the distance and time from one ...
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Distance between point layers [closed]

I have a point layer with geographic boundaries of an area and another point layer with road network. I want to calculate the distance of each point of road network layer to the points of the ...
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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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distance() function in field calculator gives unexpected results

I have two layers both containing points - each point in the first layer has a corresponding point in the second layer (same primary key). One layer has CRS EPSG:27700 and the other layer has ...
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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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Buffering line in ArcMap is creating smaller buffer than expected?

When I buffer a point (red dot on image) by 3 miles, it is 3 miles on all sides. When I buffer a line (blue line on image) by 3 miles, it is more like 2.67 miles on the sides parallel to the line. I ...
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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 to convert points to lines?

I want to convert these points to lines, however they are not sorted sequentially along a line (by ID or FID), i.e. the converted lines zig-zag across the obvious trail of points. How can I join ...
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Calculate Distance between a Polygon and a Point Along a Path

I am very new to ArcGis and am trying to figure out how to do this. Basically, this is what I am trying to do: I have a map of Canada and in it I have polygons representing areas (each about the ...
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Distance of points to nearest polygon edge in ArcGIS 10.2

I have a point feature class that consists of a systematic grid of points across a landscape. I also have a shapefile consisting of several polygons. For each point in the feature class, I'd like to ...
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Using GDAL/C++ to calculate distance in meters

I'm using GDAL in C++, with WGS84. I want to calculate distance between two points in meters. The code snippet below tries to find the distance between 25N/75E and 25N/76E. The code, as is, returns ...
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Generate Near Table (path distance)

I have a number of points and want to get path distance to all "wetland" polygons within 1km. This is very easy with eucDistance in Generate near table, is there a was to alter this to give path ...
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Distance corresponding to fractions of a minute of lat/long [duplicate]

My GPS is set to degrees minutes fractions of a minute. I am trying to determine the distance represented by a single increment on the Lat and Long of fractions of a minute. IE. traveling from ...
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polygon vertex to vertex distance calculation in arcobjects

I have polygon with multipart (donuts) I want to calculate vertex to vertex distance. I tried to get outer ring vertex to vertex distance and it is working. Could you please tell me how to get inner ...
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Create buffer along shoreline near sample site

I want to look at the land use on the shoreline of a river relative to a specifc point on the river. I have created a point on the shoreline using the Near tool. Following this I am having trouble. I ...
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Calculating average raster to point distances within census tracts

I have some experience using ArcGIS, but mostly with the field calculator in the attribute table/spatial joins, so I apologize if I say something that doesn't make sense. To provide a bit of ...
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Merging rasters which overlap using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to merge two rasters which overlap, both indicate distance values. I need the output of the merge to result in the shorter/lower distance value. I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I hope it is more ...
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Distance to object, taking into account size of object

I have a number of polygon features on the edge of a lake feature. I also have sample points throughout the lake feature. I am looking to add some sort of indicator for these points as to how ...
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SQLite db with FDO geometries: how to assign ID of point in layer A to closest point in Layer B with SpatiaLite?

How can I assign ID of point in layer A to closest point in Layer B with SpatiaLite (find nearest neighbors for each point in A)? For each point stored in table fdo_fc1 I would like to select one, ...
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How do I generate a distance table using 2 different point files and a line file?

I have two point datasets, one containing multiple transit stops and the other containing multiple schools. I also have a street line dataset. I need to generate a table that gives me the shortest ...
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Proof of part of haversine formula?

I'm trying to study how to find the distance between two points if their latitudes and longitudes are given. I have a question about the proof of part of the haversine formula given at Math Forum. ...
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Calculating the minimum distance between points and polygons in QGIS

I have two vector layers: one point and one polygon and I want to calculate the minimum distance of each point from the polygons (ie the distance from the closest point of the closest polygon). Is ...
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Calculating Distances Between Geometry Columns of Differing SRIDs

I am attempting a relatively simple task but have been running into trouble. I have two tables, one which has lat and lon points which were geocoded using google (SRID 3857) and another table which ...
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Calculate longitude length in miles

Suppose I have geographic coordinates of "Saratoga, California, USA" as Latitude: 37°15.8298′ N Longitude: 122° 1.3806′ W I know from here that in case of latitude 1° ≈ 69 miles and that ...
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How to calculate the average point spacing for a layer of points in QGIS?

I have a set of points and want to calculate the average point spacing for further analysis. ArcMap has the 3D Analyst Point File Information for this but I'm searching for an alternative in QGIS. ...
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QGIS Azimuth and Distance plugin length issue

Relative newbie to QGIS and trying to figure out exactly what I'm doing wrong. A couple days ago I had azimuth and distance working perfectly. I was using it in a different project with different ...
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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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Distance to nearest hub output not correct

In QGIS 2.6, I'm working with two point layers: center of the population per census tract and stores that accept food stamps. I'm using "distance to nearest hub" to calculate nearest food stamp outlet ...
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Postgis, get the points that are x meters near another point, in meters

I'm trying to find the points within a certain distance, in meters, from another point. I'm using the function ST_Buffer, but I don't get how to express the distance in meters. I'm trying with ...
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Haversine formula to calculate distance between real coordinates?

I need to calculate distance between two stations in a map in order to calculate empirical variogram in ordinary kriging to interpolate temperature data. Calculating distance in kriging using ...
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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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How to calculate pixels per meter ratio, according to Google or Bing map zoom level?

I have an image and detect two points in the image. I want to calculate the distance between these two points. I'm using Google map and Bing map. I have x,y pixel values for both two points zoom ...
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How to calculate the shortest path to pass on 7.000 UTM points?

Anyone can give me an advice how to calculate the shortest path with a lot of UTM points? In total I have 7000 points, but it can be grouping 100 or 500. I have knowledges about Java and Python for ...
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Euclidean distance outside a Polygon (ArcMap)

I got some university coursework to analyse the best potential areas for a residential development project and I'm currently doing multi-criteria evaluation. One of the shapefiles in the dataset given ...
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Calculate distance between a set of points: lat and long in QGIS or R

I have shapefiles containing the location of several individuals along several months. Positions were documented with a 30 minutes interval. Tables contain the following data fields: collar (ID), ...
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Euclidean Distance between two lines

I have two lines in ArcMap 10.2.2 and was wondering if it is possible to create a raster showing the Euclidean Distance between them. Like to map each cell on one line to its nearest cell on the other ...
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Given distance (in meters) what is the angle in geographic reference systems? [duplicate]

In QGIS and other systems sometimes I have a layer in geographic reference system (typically WGS84, EPSG:4326) and I'd like to calculate a buffer of say 5000m around a point. So, given a point ...
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'Find your nearest' type function with a large dataset

In a previous employment, I needed to display a "Distance to stockist" on our website. It would get your current co-ordinates (from a postcode or HTML5 geolocate) and then display a list of nearby ...
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Distance to, travel only on one surface

Looking to create a distance to wetland raster. However this travel distance must be through the water only. I have tried setting land to a high cost (e.g. 99) however doing so I have to set each ...
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Which projection should be chosen to model transmission lines across the USA?

I am looking at different options for high voltage power lines in the US. These power lines cross several states. Since in the end the distance is of importance, is the USA Contiguous Equidistant ...
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How do I interpret this proj4string and why doesn't changing units change its resuls?

I'm new to GIS - I have a background in statistics. I have the following proj4string: '+proj=lcc +lat_1=40.66666666666666 +lat_2=41.03333333333333 +lat_0=40.16666666666666 +lon_0=-74 +x_0=300000 ...
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Measuring distances between simultaneous points

I am working with GPS data and so I have UTM's with DATE/Time information. I have 2 groups of species (moose and wolves). I want to join the information from moose to wolves that match in time. So, ...
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Postgis: Query ST_DWithin in square instead of circle

The ST_DWithin query queries all geometries within a certain radius from another geometry (in my case a point). For performance optimization of my application I want to query in a square. So that the ...
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QGIS distance from point to line along a specific bearing

I've got a vector layer with points (representing customer locations) and another vector layer with a line (representing the coast line). I want to calculate a "smart" distance to coast. Specifically, ...