# Tagged Questions

(1) abstract geometry; (2) storing geographic data in projected coordinates; (3) a generic ESRI term for vector features; a class for "geometry" objects.

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### What is the unit of measurement for buffer calculation?

What is the unit of measurement used by Geometry class for it's buffer calculation ? Api doc currently defines it as " distance - the width of the buffer (may be positive, negative or 0)" I need to ...
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### Calculating bearing of building using ArcGIS Desktop?

Is it possible to get the main bearing of buildings by floor plan? I want to have a building (by ID) and it's main bearing (e.g. E/90° or W/270°). The idea is to change the polygon-feature class into ...
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### How to update geometry in ArcObjects?

I'm just starting with ArcObjects and I want to update coordinates of geometry vertices. Specifically, I want to swap X, Y coordinates for each vertex of polygons (which can be multipart and have ...
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### Get geometry from coordinates

I have a table with geometry column called point, saved in SRID 4326. I want to get the geometry by its coordinates, but something didn't work. I suspect database configuration or something. Here is ...
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### Convert cursor output to list of geometries

I want to convert all the geometries returned by search cursor to a list. import math import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"C:\GIS Data\GIS data_for Maeenul vai" desc = arcpy....
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i want to create a point geometry in ArcPad 10 VBScript, to make custom feature drawing. so i want create point geometry then record.shape = point or records.AddNew(point) i want to create ...
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### Calculating shape perimeter/area per zone in ArcGis 10

How can I calculate geometrical features of polygon (perimeter and area) per zone (similar to zonal stats for rasters)? I have a square fishnet (approx 20x35, 1 square kilometer each) and I need to ...
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### fTools-Error: “…invalid geometry…”

I want to intersect contours with polygon like in the image below. But i got this error: Warnings: GEOS geoprocessing error: One or more input features have invalid geometry. Some output geometries ...
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### Calculate MBR envelope for different geometry shapes in different rows

I have some different kinds of geometry (Polygons and line strings) stored in my mysql database. On different rows. I know I can retrieve the envelope of one row with: SELECT Envelope(zoneShape) FROM ...
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### How to calculate the angle at which two lines intersect in PostGIS?

I want to calculate the angle between two lines where they intersect in PostGIS. The starting point for angle calculations in PostGIS seems to be ST_Azimuth - but that takes points as input. My first ...
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### Postgis - Converting 'geometry_dump' data type to a 'geometry' type

I am working with a dataset of property boundaries that has had ST_Union() run on it, thus all the polygons appear as a multi polygon in one row of a table. I would like to separate these out so I get ...
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### Fastest way to remove matched points

Hoping someone can see a faster way of doing this, because at the moment I'm averaging 9 hours per run for what I'm trying to do and well basically getting my behind chewed off by the boss :-) The ...
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### Creating empty feature class in file geodatabase based on schema of ArcSDE feature class?

I have 150+ feature classes in SDE for which I need to create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase. For these feature classes I need to import the attributes and the name of the feature class ...
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When searching for a city on google maps, google is that smart it displays a geometry line on the boundary off the municipal. See this link: http://g.co/maps/23dz5 Is there a place in the google maps ...
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### Create IPoint with Lat/Long in decimal degrees and Z in feet

I have written an ArcMap v10 AddIn that reads a folder of geotagged JPEG's and creates a new feature class where each point is the geotag information from on of the JPEG's. The issue is: The GPS ...
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### How to make a predetermined Polygon (Circle) From 4 Coordinates, The Radius and Center Longitude and Latitude in Openlayers

I know how to make a predetermined Polygon in Openlayers (see below). Please have a look at http://studio.netnrg.co.za/dev/rnd/blake.loizides/openlayers var feature2 = new OpenLayers.Feature....
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### Geoserver uses geometry, not geography

When using a SQL database as the store, Geoserver requires that the spatial data are stored in a geometry, not geography column. Naturally, as we are dealing with geospatial features and not just ...
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### Is ST_GeomFromText better than providing direct geometry?

I have been working with postgis recently,and in my query if I use ST_GeomFromText it execute faster than running a sub-query to get geom. I thought ST_GeomFromText will be more expensive but after ...
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### How to find the minimum-area-rectangle for given points?

The following is another problem that I am working on it these days. As you see in the figure, (BTW, I tried to make it self-presenter) the question is: How to find the minimum-area-rectangle (MAR) ...
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### How to find the center of geometry of an object?

Well it might be a simple question. Given a set of 2D or 3D points, the question is: How to find the center of geometry of an object? According to the following figure, the center of geometry ...
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### How to find the smallest-area ellipse circumscribing a convex polygon?

We are currently dealing with the problem of: How to find an ellipse circumscribing a convex polygon? Recent googling and lots of reading could not help me so much :(
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### Extracting elevation from a TIN file with a point shapefile overlay

I have a TIN file that was built off of contour polyline shapefile (I think). I have a point shapfile with a few points. How can I extract elevation of the TIN file where the points occur? I am ...
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### Convert point XY to page units XY using arcpy?

I am using arcpy to export PDFs from my ArcGIS Server application. I want to move a TextElement in my layout view to the centroid of a selected feature. I can get the centroid of the feature, but that'...
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### How to create multipart line and polygon with interior ring in arcgisscripting?

My objective is to swap X,Y coordinates of feature classes using Python and arcgisscripting. Based on help examples, I managed to write script which reads and writes all geometry types. The problem ...
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### Area of an irregular polygon using side lengths

I have only lengths for the sides of an irregular polygon, can anyone tell me how I can measure the area of the polygon? Remember only lengths of all the sides , no angles or coordinates. Few forums ...
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### How to initialize a WFS Layer?

Here is the code block (the layers are stored in Oracle database): var saveStrategy = new OpenLayers.Strategy.Save(); var adresspt_wfs = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Address points WFS", ...
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### Create a geography/geometry column from x and y fields - SQL Server 2008

I'm new in SQL Server 2008 and I hope you will understand my question/need. Thus, I have a table which contains 3 fields (Name, Lat and Long) in my data base (spatial). I want to create a geometry/...
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### How to get the radius of a “circle” in Openlayers

How do you get the radius of a circle in openlayers? I have searched quite a bit and cannot find any resource for this. please help. Here is my code but I want the radius or circumference of the ...
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### What is the best way to extract the geometry of a road from OSM data?

What is the best way to extract the geometry of a road from OSM data? The goal is to display segments of highway that are closed due to weather. The weather data consists of positions (in KM measured ...
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### Using MS SQL 2005 as the data store in GeoServer

In my project, I am trying to set up a simple WFS service in GeoServer in order to create a layer consisting of point features. I have succeeded doing so with the points being stored in a shapefile. ...
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### ArcGIS API for Silverlight - pass geometries to ESRI service

How would I test this service to find what it wants? http://sampleserver4.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Elevation/ESRI_Elevation_World/MapServer/exts/ElevationsSOE/ElevationLayers/1/...
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### Transforming geometry coordinates from SRID 4326 to SRID 3011

In SQLServer geometry field, I want to change the coordinates of geometry from one spatial reference system to another spatial reference system (from SRID 4326 to SRID 3011) by using ST_Transform. But ...
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### How I get SRID from Geometry field

what is the function for getting SRID from Geometry field. I have inserted a shapefile into SQLServer table with Geometry field defined. I know the projection of shapefile is Swreff99_1800 (EPSG:3011)....
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### what is the format of Geometry data type of SQLServer 2008

I want to know, In which format the Geographic data stored in geometry data type of SQLServer 2008.it looks like a long string,like 0xE6100010466DFEOA4089663524....... for one polygon. My second ...
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### C# library for converting geom field of SQLServer into set of google latlng

Is there any C# library which can convert the geometry field into set of google latlngs? I have stored a shapefile into SQLserver table. From Sqlserver i want to read the geometry field data and want ...
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### The minimum bounding circle of geometry that crosses the 180th meridian

Background: I've been given a task where I have to calculate the minimum bounding circle of Alaska (for the purpose of running a Roeck test). I'm using the Census' state level geometries available ...
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### How to convert .shp to .csv including attributes AND geometry?

I have a .shp file with 60k+ entries, all of which are polygons with corresponding attributes (acreage totals, landowner names, tax ID #s, etc.). What I ultimately need is a .csv file with all of ...
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### Geometry from multiple selected features into one geometry

Lets see if I can explain what I'm trying to do. First of all I have developed an AddIn for ArcMap that can take one selected feature (Polygon) on a layer, grab the geometry of that feature, and save ...
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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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### geometryType property of Vector Layers in OpenLayers

ORIGINAL: I have a couple questions that are focused around the geometryType property with vector layers. When you create a vector layer you can set the geometryType property to limit the geometry ...
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### What is geometry datatype?

What are the basic that one should know about geometry datatype? How is it computed ? Why do we need geometry data type? Edit: I wanted to know why there is a different datatype called geometry. Is ...
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### Measuring straightness of a curve segment (represented as a polyline)

I'm working on an automatic elevation contour labeling algorithm and one of the factors that I want to take into account when deciding the positions of labels is how "straight" a particular segment of ...
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### Topology - To be, or not to be, that is the question [closed]

Topology, I mean "real" topology, is not a new concept and it's available since a long time in GRASS gis. I won't speculate the reasons myself but, after a long period of spaghetti model dissemination,...
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### Problems with Multipatches

I have some polygonal features that have minimum and maximum z values. I'm trying to calculate the difference between a fixed extruded polygons and the sum of extruded related polygons. Here's how I'...
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### arcpy Geometry tools give incorrect results?

I'm new to python and arcpy but I've been trying to learn how to run geoprocessing tools using arcpy. I have (for this example) 2 shapefiles, a and b, which are both polygons. From plotting them in ...
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### Any .NET library to calculate polygon area?

Is there a .NET library to calculate area enclosed by polygon made up of geo coordinates (lat longs)?
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### How do I find the points of intersection between a small circle and a great circle?

I only actually need to intersect a great circle arc i.e. the shortest path between two points, with a given small circle. I found this tutorial for intersecting two great circle arcs, but ...
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### Intermediate points on a small circle

I need to interpolate lat/lon points along a small circle, with a given centre and radius. I've successfully used these formulas for great circles. What is the equivalent for small circles?