(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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Performing Overlay of Two Triangulated Irregular Networks (TIN)

I am referring to the paper here, section 2.6.1, on the adding and subtracting of two TINs: The addition of two TINs can be determined exactly and stored into a new TIN, because the addition ...
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Converting between Esri Geometry and WKT using ArcObjects?

It seems like there is no means of converting an ArcObjects geometry to the Well-Known Text representation (and vice versa) in ArcGIS ArcObjects API. The only thing I was able to find is conversion to ...
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Real-world example of Affine Transform?

From the Wikipedia article: In geometry, an affine transformation or affine map or an affinity (from the Latin, affinis, "connected with") between two vector spaces (strictly speaking, two affine ...
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modeling of spatial objects

I have a line and polygon in this image. If i find the intersection of line exterior and polygon boundry, what will be the graphical representation of both objects intersection.. its my concept.. ...
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Retrieve polygon smallest MBR

I have a postgis table containing polygons. I want to transform my polygons to 4 points polygons : retrieve the smallest MBR. Here comes an illustration of what I want : My original polygon is ...
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Creating script tool that will create copy of feature class and offset it by given distance using ArcPy?

I want to duplicate a polygon feature class and offset all of the polygons by about 10 feet in both the x and y directions. I asked if there was any way to do this last week, and I was informed that I ...
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vector with epsilon [closed]

if there are two points p1 and p2.and vector of both is ab .. now if i say -1 < ab < 1 condition true than return F.. is that mean by points p1 and p2 intersect to each other...?
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MMP of geometries

MBR is used for extent of geometries.. then what is the use of MMP.. is it for visualization the objects?
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Generalisation Strategies for Building Outlines

I have a dataset of building footprints vectorised from a raster dataset. The dataset is currently just a vector representation of the raster data. I would like a polygon dataset that only has ...
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Find tunnel 'center line'?

I have some map files consisting of 'polylines' (each line is just a list of vertices) representing tunnels, and I want to try and find the tunnel 'center line' (shown, roughly, in red below). I've ...
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Is it possible to figure out which “Path”(PointCollection) is clicked on within a PolyLine?

I am using ArcGIS WPF's Polyline to plot several lines (PointCollections). Adding a Path(PointCollection) looks something like this. PointCollection collection = new PointCollection(); PolyLine ...
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Simulating the expansion of polygon features

I've got what I'm hoping will be an interesting question. I'm working on an assignment for an intro to GIS course that uses some Gulf oil spill data to introduce common vector-based spatial analysis ...
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Comparing two Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from LAS files?

I have two Lidar las files, one is original let's say with X points. And the other is copy of the first las file but with Y points, where Y is less than X. Now, I want to compare how the Digital ...
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Clipping a SqlGeometry

I have been messing around with the SqlGeometry in the Microsoft.SqlServer.Types namespace in .NET, and have been rather impressed. Can anyone provide me with an example of how I could clip a ...
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Tools for importing historical maps into modern GIS systems

What tools exist to derive geometries for use with modern GIS systems from older scanned maps? I am referring more to libraries that generate actual data rather than present an interface for manually ...
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Help simplifying multipolygons in geodjango

I have a few multipolygons that have several hundred points in them. I'm looking to create less complex "thumbnails" polygons. Naturally I'm attempting to use the simplify method, which is supposed ...
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What are Definition, Algorithms and Practical Solutions for Concave Hull?

Convex Hull A convex hull of a shape is defined as: In mathematics, the convex hull or convex envelope for a set of points X in a real vector space V is the minimal convex set containing X ...
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What are the implications of invalid geometries

I've imported some data in a Postgis database and some of the geometries are reported invalid (ST_IsValidReason reports self-intersection or ring self-intersection). The queries I am performing don't ...
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How can I find a point inside a polygon in PostGIS?

How can I find a point that is guaranteed to be within a given polygon in PostGIS? I am aware of the ST_Centroid function. However, the centroid is not always within a polygon, see below: ...
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Unions of polygons (Postgis ST_UNION for Geography type)

I am looking for a function that will return the intersection of 2 or more polygons (geography type). I am aware of ST_UNION, ST_COLLECT but it works only for geometry type. Any tip will be really ...
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Open .NET implementation of the OGC Geometry Object Model from Simple Feature Access 1 specification?

I am looking for a .NET implementation of the geometry object model described in OGS's Simple Feature Access, Part 1 specification. Preferably lightweight. I don't need WKT support, just the ...