(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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Radius of curvature for curves in road segments for entire road network

I have a road network shapefile for a US state and I am trying to derive the radius of curvature for road segments in this shapefile. I need to be able to perform this task within just a few functions ...
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What is the precision of SELECT DISTINCT on PostGIS geometry column?

I wonder what the precision of the SELECT DISTINCT operator is on a PostGIS geometry. On my system, the following query gives me a count of 5, which means that the inserted points are considered equal ...
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How to save shape file as type 1 point file in Qgis?

QGIS saves point shapefiles as type 8 - Multipoint as default. I need QGIS to save as type-1 Point file. How?
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Ensuring SRID on geometry column in PostGIS

I am using a table that has a geometry type column called "wkt". Its definition in the table looks like this: create table sometable ( ... wkt geometry not null, ... ); I want to change it ...
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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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How to convert Geometry type column to degree Minutes Second in SQL Server 2008 R2

I have shape column of type geometry and I want to convert X and Y coordinates into Degree Minutes Second format using SQL query and i am using sql server 2008 R2. Currently I got Lat and long using ...
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ArcGis label last vertex Z value

Is it possible to label a feature in ArcMap using geometry values? In this instance I want to label features (polylines) with the Live Z value of the last vertex obtained from the Shape. However ...
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QGIS crash when I try print geometry

I do (it works): from osgeo import ogr inputds = ogr.Open(r'c:\temp.shp') inputlyr = inputds.GetLayer() for i,feature in enumerate(inputlyr): print i, feature.GetGeometryRef() Output: 0 ...
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Array to Feature Class and XYZ to Table Issues

I am trying export vertices of a line to a point feature class using the code below. I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 and do not have access to Spatial, 3D, or Network analyst. I used ET GeoWizards to export ...
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Why are my points offset when using the Go to XY tool?

I am creating points in ArcGIS 10.1 to add to a GPS so I can navigate to them in the field. I add my points by editing an empty shapefile created in ArcCatalog. I then Add Field: Lat and Long as ...
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How to save changes in Feature-Geometry with GDAL/OGR and Python? (Segmentation fault)

I have a problem with my code: driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI Shapefile') dataSource = driver.Open('merge.shp', 0) if dataSource is None: print 'Could not open file' sys.exit(1) layer = ...
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Defining polygons based on thickness maps using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I want to find and create polygons that demarcates three different inflection points in a thickness raster: where the thickness start to increase, where the thickness is at its max and where it starts ...
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Convert geography to geometry in H2GIS?

In H2GIS, geometry can be converted to geography with function "ST_Transform" For example: SELECT ST_Transform(ST_GeomFromText( 'POINT(584173 2594514)', 27572), 4326); -- Answer: ...
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How to calculate distances in QGIS field calculator?

So I'm using qgis 2.6.0 and I have a csv (converted into a .shp) with two geometry columns, I want to create a new column with the distance between the two geometry: shot.lat shot.lon haul.lat ...
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Adding geometry.type circle

I have to amend the following code so that on the map it's possible to draw a second circle graphic as well as a line, polygon and point. I've tried to add an else if statement much like the polygon ...
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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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Metrics of change between vector datasets

I have an old and a new set of parcel data which I'm looking to compare. I'm looking to compare changes in individual parcel geometries, so boundary/corner adjustment. Currently each parcel we have ...
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Use arcpy to check whether feature class geometry has ZM

I am looking for a programmatic way using arcpy to determine whether or not a feature class (FC) has Z and/or M geometry. It's easy enough to get the geometry type using the code below, but this just ...
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Is averaging the points for lines and multilines a valid method of getting the centroid?

I'm working with a SqlGeometry SqlServer DB and am a novice to GIS. I'm tasked with getting the centroid of a series of geometries from C#'s SqlGeometry object. This is fine as it has a GetCentroid ...
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How to import geometry data from csv file to postgres?

I have geometry file in *.xls file, but when I save in *.csv it say "some feature in your workbook might be lost if you save it as CSV (Comma delimited)" however I keep that file anyway and when I ...
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Get the vertices on a LineString either side of a point (Sql Server 2008)

I have a point that sits on top of a LineString, both Sql Geometry types. POINT('0.5 0.5') LINESTRING('0 0 NULL 1, 1 1 NULL 1') I want to find the vertices of the LineString that lie either side ...
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Needing to find parent zip code of a bunch of missing zip codes in the US

We're using MapPoint to export zip code / territory combinations. Unfortunately, the export doesn't include PO Box zip codes which mean that we're missing a lot of zip codes The PO Box zip codes are ...
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table update w/ cursor geometry conflict

I'm creating a table using arcpy with a list of results (stored in 2d lists) following an update to some features. This can sometimes include geometry, so I've attempted to substitute those for a ...
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What is the area that OGR extracts from the (geometry) shp files for polygons?

The ESRI July 1998 technical documentation for polygon shapefiles at page 10 makes no mention of either area measures or length measures (apart from byte/record-layout matters). Yet OGR enables me to ...
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Gaps and overlaps appear after cutting a previously topologically clean shapefile?

I'm using QGIS 2.2 and I have a polygon shapefile which was created by someone else. I have managed to get the shapefile to a topologically clean state by running v.clean but when I tried to cut the ...
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Drawing some points in QGIS 2.4 using Python

I'm new to PyQGIS so here goes: Give a new QGIS project, how can we draw some Points on the map? I tried the following but nothing showed up. Should they be placed in a Vector layer before they can ...
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How to store lat/long in PostGIS database? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of points in a text file that are represented using lat long (116.3158516 39.9748016). I import them into my GIS enabled database and create trajectories using st_makeline() as ...
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QGIS : cannot change the z-coordinate of a point shapefile using the wkb geometry format

I am using QGIS Desktop 2.5.0-Master with GDAL/OGR 1.11.0 on a windows 7. I am working on a little pyQGis script that should modify the z-coordinate of points in a vector shapefile based on a value ...
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Can variable be set to reference in_memory workspace object in ArcPy?

This is an offshoot question related to a question I posted earlier. I have the following arcpy code that inputs a Python list of polygon geometry objects to the Union_analysis tool, which then ...
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QGIS 2.4.0 doesn't support multiple types of geometry in GML file

I'm testing GML 3.2.1 data according to INSPIRE Data specification (version 3.0). Data for theme Cadastral Parcels shall have both polygon geometry and definition point. When I download data from my ...
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Count the number of points in a (multi)polygon in shapely?

I'm using Python, Shapely and Fiona to process some shapefiles. Is there an easy way to count the number of points in a polygon/multipolygon in Shapely and Fiona?
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Add Marker on the polygons' centre using Openlayers?

I have written a code to draw polygon from the WKT format.Now I need to add the marker at its centre. In the following code I have passed the centre and shape in WKT format(extracted from database). ...
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How to get the width and height of a rectangular polygon in PostGIS

I have a table with point features saved in the my PostgreSQL database, and I can run the following query to get the extent of the point features and I turned the extent back into a geometry: SELECT ...
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Extract longitude latitude and radius from POSTGIS column

I have entered the circle in the Geometry type column (name=shape) in my POSTGIS as following: ST_Buffer(ST_MakePoint($longitude, $latitude)::geography, $radius)::geometry Then I extracted the ...
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PostGIS get geometries within a radius of n meters using WGS84 [duplicate]

select * from zones z where st_intersects(z.geom, st_Buffer(ST_SetSRID(ST_Point(2.336031, 48.863172), 3857),1)); It looks like the 1 in the st_buffer is being interpreted as degrees, I need to find ...
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Is a point within a polygon

I need help in this question. To explain briefly -- the question is: Whether a point with coordinates lng:-80.087535 lat: 42.054246 lies over or under line with coordinates: lng: -80.267831 ... ...
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selecting elements of a specific geometry type in PostgresSQL/PostGIS

I was reading a postgis tutorial and noticed that unlike working with shapefiles, one can actually store different types of geometry in postgres. In a table created with multiple geometry types, the ...
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why do people use geometry to represent geography?

Historically I've mainly worked with simple latitude and longitude coordinates in a SQL Server. I stored them as a geography datatype in SQL Server, and rendered them on a variety of displays ...
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Tools to generate all the possible geometries meeting specific constraints

I have an area = 2d polygon (generally a 4-side shape). I would like to generate all the possible rectangles matching the following constraints: that fall within the surface of the area with a ...
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Set default projection of geometry objects in arcpy

I have a script that creates a polyline geometry from scratch using some math to generate coordinate pairs. At the same time, there is a user-defined polygon shapefile that is used to "erase" the ...
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How to draw polygons from the python console?

I've been visiting and revisiting the page on geometry handling in the PyQGIS Cookbook: https://www.qgis.org/en/docs/pyqgis_developer_cookbook/geometry.html but can't seem to figure out how to get the ...
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Open dataset(s) with centroids or other geometry for WOEIDs?

The Yahoo! GeoPlanet data is available for download but this data only includes the object hierarchies without any associated geometry. Do anyone know if there is an open source for geometry ...
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Multipoint vs point PostGIS

Is it normal to use the geometry type 'multipoint' instead of 'point' knowing that I use it to store only one point. How can I convert from multipoint to point
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Is there a way to eliminate duplicate 'point clusters' in SQL Server 2008 r2 spatial?

I am using the ST.Distance function to identify clusters of geometry data points. Each point has a unique reference number associated with it. I would like to eliminate duplicate clusters from the ...
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Buffering/extrusion of a dem surface

I have a surface representing a DEM and i would like to add it some thickness. If i simply duplicate the surface and translate it down by my thickness, i get non uniform thickness, ie thinner where ...
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Changing order of parts in multipart geometry using ArcGIS for Desktop (or ArcPy)?

Is it possible in ArcGIS to change order of the parts in multipart geometry? In the context menu i founded "insert before" , "insert after" but it never comes active ... or is it possible via ...
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Using Z and M feature geometry to create line graph in ArcPy/Python?

I am a Python (v2.6.5) noob trying to plot a series of 3D polylines into graphs. So far I've come up with: # Import system modules import arcpy, os, sys, string from arcpy import env ...
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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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Calculating geometry area in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcPy?

I have a polygon shapefile and I want to write a Python script to add a field named "area" and calculate its geometry areas. The script is like this: ...
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Why does the postGIS file lose geometry?

I am loading shapefile data from a GPS into PostGIS via Leica ZenoOffice. This apparently imports fine with it's geometry in the attribute table. However, when I add a postGIS layer in QGIS the file ...