(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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How to Identify and Delete duplicate vertices?

I am trying to figure out how to delete duplicate vertices. I have successfully determined that there are duplicate vertices using PLTS Data Reviewer, but I am confounded as to how I identify and ...
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Multiple geometry columns for points, lines, and polygons in spatialite?

I'm rather new to the GIS world and even newer to Spatialite and trying to create a new DB for our application. I would like to create spatial index(es) on the geometry column(s), but our geometry ...
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What is the PostGIS 2.x equivalent of the pre-PostGIS 1.5 ~= operator?

Stemming from my other question: When would a PostGIS geometry compare using ~= return true when ST_Equals returns false?, what is the PostGIS 2.x equivalent of the pre-PostGIS 1.5 ~= operator? It ...
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When would a PostGIS geometry compare using ~= return true when ST_Equals returns false?

I have a couple of featureclasses in a 10.2 geodatabase/PostgreSQL 9.2.2 database and I've been struggling with the FeatureCompare tool--it is telling me geometries are different on some features ...
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Problem - ST_AsGeoJSON return text with accolade

I am saving a result of ST_AsGeoJSON(..) into csv file. But the results I got can't be interrupted as an object later on. How can I polish and delete the accolades that I don't need. ...
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Is there Shape Metrics Toolbox or equivalent for ArcGIS 10?

I need to compute the geometric properties (e.g. contiguity index, dispersion index etc.) of a series of polygons and I would like to use the Shape Metrics Toolbox. I am using ArcGis 10 and the ...
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PostGIS Select Union of Polygons

I have a Postgres 8.4 PostGIS 2.0 enabled database and I've loaded it up with a bunch of shapefiles. I'm trying to get the database to do on-the-fly unions of geometries. Here is the query I'm ...
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Get the vertices on a LineString either side of a Point

I have a shapely LineString and defined a shapely Point which lies along the LineString. How can I find the vertices of the LineString which lie either side of the point? (split the line in two). ...
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Is there a way of converting polygon vertices to points using GDAL python? [duplicate]

I have an ArcGIS standard license and I want to convert polygon vertexes to points in a script. Since I don't have a good enough ArcGIS license I've been using ET Geowizards to get the points. The ...
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Fastest way to join points table to polygons tables in ORACLE

I have two tables in 11g oracle db, one with points geometry, one with polygons. Currently I need to enrich the points table daily with the name of the polygon (country) that the point is inside, but ...
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Can someone give the absolute lowdown on the following list of spatial operators

Ok, I have to admit, I don't really delve too deep into the semantics of the spatial operators list below, I'm more of a user, I write software to drive the SQL most of the time and don't really think ...
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Which geo-location available in Twitter data should I use?

I am extracting twitter location on my side.Few tweets has perfect location but in most cases additional details are available (i.e. Country,bounding_box,poly lines etc) So confused regarding ...
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KML to Shapefile using GDAL (LIBKML) - MultiGeometry data not transforming

I am trying to convert a KML file to Shapefile using GDAL (ogr2ogr). Regular KML files convert fine but KML files containing MultiGeometry features (eg: Geometry containing both Point and Polygon) do ...
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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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ArcMap toolbox script with draw geometries parameter

I have an arcpy script in toolbox, that need one additional parameter to draw geometry(ies) which will work as a filter. I have done something similar using arcobjects using ...
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How to remove duplicate features with the same geometry in ArcMap?

Is it possible to uniquely identify each geometry in a feature layer? Essentially I have a polygon feature layer with many rows of data represented by the same geometry. I would like 1 row for each ...
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Error When Generating INSERT Statements for Geometry Field SQL Server

I am populating a column of linestrings from a list of points in sql with which I use to create insert statements to populate an ID and a geometry field in a table. This creates a temporary dataset ...
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Inaccurate result while clipping on gis data

I am trying clip polyline data using a polygon geometry. I am using itopologicaloperator to do this task. However, resultant clipped data is off by 1 feet. Meaning that the polylines at the boundaries ...
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Intersection with JTS Geometry

I want to calculate an intersection between two geometries with the intersection function from JTS Geometry. What happens, if the geometries have different SRIDs? SimpleFeature sf1=...; //SRID ...
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Feature.geometry.transform not working

// World Geodetic System 1984 projection var WGS84 = new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:4326"); // WGS84 Google Mercator projection var WGS84_google_mercator = new ...
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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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Draw middle ordinate perpendicular to chord, out to curve, with arcpy

I've been assigned to find the radius of road curves. My boss found this article describing a pretty straightforward method of doing so: find the start/end points of the curve; create a chord; ...
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Polygon to point conversion in ArcMap

I tried to convert polygons to point using Feature to Point under data management toolbox in arcGIS 10.2 (got it from uni. licensed). I got the point layer but it is not showing anything. I added X ...
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Retrieve geographic coordinates from OSM imported data

We have just finished importing OSM data into our PostGIS (Postgresql) database. And we are having difficulty understanding the geometry of various shapes imported. We run a query to retrieve the ...
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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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pgRouting results to LINESTRING geometry type

I am doing some routing queries, using pgRouting's second version of pgr_trsp function. What I can't do effectively yet is storing the results. That is, I want to able to store in a table: either ...
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How to convert Point coordinates into CSV format?

The GDAL documentation describes how to convert a ShapeFile into CSV data. The layer create options (-lco parameter) allows to prepend the coordinates of Point features to the actual attributes ...
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Mismatch in area calculation using Field Calculator vs Group Stats in QGIS 2.0

I have two polygon files (A being my area of interest and B being a categorised land cover layer). Both layers were in the same projection (projected and not geographic). Using QGIS 2.0, I used the ...
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Identify primary routes in Postgis

I have a table of linestrings that make up a route network. I want to identify the primary routes and separate out the interconnections. Problem is that the primary routes are split into separate ...
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Get Polygon or IGeometry from Envelope in ArcObjects

I would like to create a Polygon Feature from the geometry of an IEnvelope in C# ArcObjects SDK 10. Is there an easy way how to do it?
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How to rename points by clockwise direction or change starting point in polygon features?

I have a polygon feature class. I convert it to a point. Name of field (for example !Number!) in a point feature converted from polygon "A2"(The first point should be in the upper left corner ...
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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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Clip geometries in table based upon value

I have defined a view in postgres that returns a set of polygons and can be queried as follows:- SELECT wkb_geometry, grade_count FROM ng_schema.grade_count_report [sql.where] order by grade_count ...
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How to write point geometries with arcpy instead of gp syntax?

Can someone help me fix some code that simply writes points into a featureclass? It used to work in the older gp. syntax, but I'm having difficulties rewriting it in arcpy for ArcGIS 10.0. In this ...
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How to get point x and y geometry from a shapefile?

I have a shapefile of US Cities and I want to get the X and Y coordinate of EACH city in that shapefile. I've tried this: for city in city_cursor: geom = city.Shape point = geom.getPart() ...
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How to automate creating box (rectangular) polygons in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Can anyone suggest a way to automate creating rectangle shaped polygons in ArcMap? If I had many 30m x 60m rectangles to digitize and I just want to click a starting corner coordinate on screen, ...
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ST_DWithin uses Geometry or Geography type

assuming I use the following query to match the locations to a poi within 10km distance: SELECT poi.poi_id, h.loc_id, (ST_Distance(poi.geom,h.geom)*111.111) as distanceinkm FROM iut_poi_transl AS ...
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What in-depth spatial database systems tutorials exist?

Is there a good tutorial that explains in depth the internals of a GIS and a spatial database system such as PostGIS with examples and without any background assumption? I'm specifically looking for ...
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How to modify the coordinates of a SHP geometry using Geotools?

I have a shapefile with some polygons. I would like to change the height for this elements using Java. The rest of the attributes should be the same. I've thought using GeoTools but I haven't found ...
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Missing a Geom field in PostGis

I am working in a Database preaparation for that I exported a shapefile from Qgis to PostGis.The Problem is this: In Qgis I can see a Polygon feature but when the same polygon feature is exported to ...
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How is ST_PointOnSurface calculated?

The PostGIS documentation states that ST_PointOnSurface returns "a POINT guaranteed to lie on the surface". It seems like this function could be trivially implemented to give results that satisfy the ...
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Calculating area [closed]

I have a polygon layer. I toggled to edit mode. I added a new column, while number (integer) and called it "area". I then use the field calculator - geometry - $area to populate the polygon area for ...
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Buffer polygon inward by percentage of area [duplicate]

I would like to buffer a polygon inward by a percentage of its area, using the polygons below as an example. How could I shrink each polygon inward resulting in a 35% reduction of area? I am using ...
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Problem of linear records with zero shape length and no geometry in attribute table

I am working with a bicycle and pedestrian facility file geodatabase in ArcMap. I noticed a some of the records in the shapefiles/feature classes have a shape length of zero in the shape length ...
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PostGIS Geometry folder is missing

I have installed PostgreSQL 9.2 and PostGIS 2.0.3 from Stackbuilder. My template_postgis_20 does not have a geometry table only spatial_ref_sys table. Is that a problem? and if not how can i create ...
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How to get the top left and lower right coordinates of polygon in ArcObjects?

First of all, draw the rectangle ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.IScreenDisplay screenDisplay = Map1.ActiveView.ScreenDisplay; screenDisplay.StartDrawing(screenDisplay.hDC, (System.Int16) ...
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How to generate features to test different implementations of LinearRing?

I have some code that throws the following exception: Points of LinearRing do not form a closed linestring and I want to check if my code is calling this correctly by supplying some features that ...
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How to fill a hole in a multi-polygon layer on QGIS 2?

I need to fill a hole in a multi-polygon layer on QGIS 2.0. I've set the snapping option for the layer as follows : mode: to vertex and segment tolerance 4 pixels avoid intersection "enabled" ...
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How to fix buffer selection issue in ESRI ArcGIS Javascript API and LGIM applications

I had strange LGIM application behavior where the map spatial search did not highlighted the parcels within the Geometry Buffer. What could be the possible reasons? LGIM stands for the Local ...
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Space filling between random 2D lines

Consider a region (2D) filled with lines randomly (following Figure). We are interested in filling the empty spaces between lines including four boundary edges in a way: 0- maximizing the size of ...