(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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ArcObjects - Geometry type select with Vbnet

How can I read the geometry type of shapefiles with ArcObjects and Vbnet? I want to check whether it is a point, polygon, or a line.
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ArcPy Data Access Insert Cursor not writing geometries to feature class?

I'm running ArcGIS 10.2.1 and am having troubles with the Insert Cursor in the arcpy module. I have an empty feature class in my geodatabase and have created the short script below to try and find the ...
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Programmatically change geometry column in OpenLayers WFS layer

is there a way to programmatically change the geometry column on which a WFS layer is based and displayed? WFS (from GeoServer) is correctly returning me two geometry columns, I want to change "on ...
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Find Coordinates of Larger Area from Sub-Areas

If I have the sets of coordinates of the borders of some sub-areas is there a way to calculate the overall border of the total area? (The coordinates are 2D Cartesian coordinates.) E.g. if I have the ...
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postgis error: when adding features geometry has z dimension but column does not

I have to define a geometry column in PostGIS for 2D points, but when I try to import points from DXF to postgres I get the following message: "postgis error: when adding features geometry has z ...
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Merge Multipart Feature Line

I'd try to merge multipart feature line, but didn't work. would you please teach me how to merge multipart feature line? I work in version environmental and geometry network. Regards,
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Which is better for storage? Geometry column or varchar?

Objective: Need to store and retrieve a list of geometries from the database. Basically these are drawn by the user using OpenLayers which I would like to save and present again as a list (kind of ...
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v.clean in QGIS Python console

I have tried to use v.clean and v.clean.advanced (by GRASS GIS) within a script in QGIS, and was not able. I followed instructions here:, but was not able to do so. I got message: "No module named ...
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USA MSA/City/County with SImplest Border in JSON

I deal with a lot of poloygon-related JSON representing US places regularly. One thing that could make reading JSON with my eyeballs easier is having a short list of US places whose borders have ...
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Invalid geometry

I'm working on some shapefiles in both ArcGIS 10.2 and QGIS 2.0. I have 3 files which I have cleaned of self intersections in ArcGIS using Repair Geometry. I have also checked for Overlaps using the ...
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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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Way to Ensure that the Image Centroid is Within Image Bounds

My application uses the ArcGIS Silverlight API to select polygons from a map layer. It uses the Geometry.Extent.GetCenter() method to get the centroid of the shape and add a thumbtack image at those ...
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How to force geometry type in (WFS) layer in QGIS

I have an external WFS source serving mixed geometry types - in other words, I have no control of the source. When adding the layer QGIS sets the geometry type to line and thus I am unable to style ...
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Geometry conversion problem.Data loss

I was trying to convert a roadnetwork table.Its geometry contains both MULTILINESTRING and LINESTRING.I converted all the MULTILINE string to Linestring using the query update all_india_merge set ...
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Test for polygon orientation

I'm want to merge multiple geometries with Geotools (starting off with one geometry) but the result is a polygon that has a clockwise orientation. This gives a invalid geometry. My code for the merge: ...
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Prevent self-intersecting loops when exporting polygon layer from ArcSDE to File Geodatabase?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. The source data is housed in an ArcSDE instance that does not allow self-intersections. When I export this data to a file geodatabase and run check geometry ...
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Difference between 'point' and 'WKSpoint' in ArcGIS

I have to add 3-D points to make a polygon in ArcGIS using VB.NET. I have defined an IpointCollection and want to add points to this. I have options to add 'point' or 'pointcollection' or 'WKSpointz'. ...
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What Application for Vector and Cartesian Coordinate System

Goal: Visualize a picture in SQL server 2012 spatial data based on geometry Problem: In order to display a vector picture I need to retrieve X, Y coordinate (cartesian coordinate system) and ...
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How can I get the circle of a sphere (on Earth ellipsoid) around a point using the Latitude and Longitude?

Specifically finding points along the circle. If possible without converting into Northing/Easting beforehand. I'm looking for the fastest possible way to calculate points in Latitude/Longitude in a ...
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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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ArcObjects- IBorder.GetGeometry() in Python

I am trying to get geometry of frame border trough IFrameElement.Border. I do receive IBorder object, which has .GetGeometry() method. How do I use this method to get geometry of the border? I can ...
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Adding combined footage to points from the beginning of a line

I'm trying to add the footage of each point from the beginning of the line to the end. There are around 4k vertexes between the two ends that I need to put the footage from the beginning of the line ...
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How to check VALUES from different datasets spatially near with ArcGIS10

I need some suggestions, let's see: I have two heavy polyline datasets, from different sources, so they will never be coincident (it doesn't matter this issue). Both have the same field from which I ...
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SetSpatialFilter worked unexpected when using ogr by python

I am using ogr python binding to read the shapfile, this is the code: ..... bbox="POLYGON ((20.18164062 30.63867188,20.63867188 30.63867188,20.63867188 30.18164062,20.18164062 30.18164062,20.18164062 ...
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OSM linestring shown as point

I have loaded the following file http://openstreetmapdata.com/data/coastlines to postgreSQL. In visual studio with gdal/ogr and geos enabled: SELECT geom FROM waterpoly WHERE geom IS NOT NULL LIMIT ...
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file formats to represent georeferenced 3D data

I am looking for an overview of file formats that can store geo-referenced 3D geometries. There are no further requirements such as texture support, etc. I have found the following formats so far and ...
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Multilateration Code

I am currently writing some code to do multilateration using TDOA and currently struggling and wondering if anyone has any reference code that can be used as a test case with some sample data that I ...
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Locating 0-points multipart polygons using arcpy

By Running this piece of code: import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\working\GEODATABASES\\tests.gdb" fcList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in fcList: with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(fc, ...
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How can envelope angle be calculated?

Azure SQL has a hemisphere limitation where it errors on any geography having an envelope angle greater than 90 degrees. My coworker wants to set up some detection in the web server to catch such ...
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Replace Polygon geometry in SDE Database using FME

I'm still trying to wrap my head around using FME and encountering another issue. This is my scenario: I have a master SDE database that i am trying to update using the data from a GDB file. I was ...
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Is it possible to get a binary geometry from PostGIS?

PostgreSQL (via C# Npgsql driver) returns geometry column (PostGIS) like a hex string (EWKB as I understand) for this query: SELECT ST_Transform(geometry, 4326) FROM myGeometries; Result (for ...
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How to identify and highlight invalid geometries?

I'm am trying to clean/edit shape files that were created by algorithm in Qgis. My problem is when I try to split some polygons,they have invalid geometry. Is a way to identify these error maybe in a ...
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Is the Fourth Dimension used in GIS?

Whilst working with OGR, I came across the following field used define a geographic dataset: COORD_DIMENSION The spatial dimension (2, 3 or 4 dimensional) of the column. Whilst I've used 2D and 3D ...
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PostGIS automatically creating geometries after importing using QGIS DB Manager

I have a shapefile consisting of linestrings, in which some of the features have null geometry. Yet, after importing it to PostGIS, using QGIS' DB Manager, a geometry is created for those features ...
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How do you determine how straight a LineString is? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of LINESTRINGs and need to classify them based on how strait they are. My idea is to compare the length of the LINESTRING to the distance between the first and last POINTs. I'm ...
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ogr: what is the advantage of using `geom.Clone()` over `geom`?

What is the advantage of using geom.Clone() over geom? Simple example: geom = link_feat.GetGeometryRef() newfeature.SetGeometry(geom.Clone()) # or newfeature.SetGeometry(geom) ...
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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 get coordinates from geometry in PostGIS?

This line: SELECT geom FROM myLayer.geom will return a hex value, i'm wondering how would it be possible to get decimal values, a result that look likes human-readable coordination? Regards,
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Getting geometry of drawing in ArcGIS Server JavaScript API

To me, ArcGIS Help and Online Resources is always full of unneccessay information and missing some important points. For example there are lots of samples for drawing but I couldn't find any thing for ...
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Decimal Degree data erases itself between edit sessions in QGIS

I have a shapefile with point data. I calculate the $x and $y of the points successfully I save the changes and close the edit session. Once I reopen the attribute table, the data after the decimal ...
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Configuring Geoserver to use a specific postgis geometry column as the default

I have a PostGIS table with two geometry columns, both multipolygon but one with SRID 4326, the other 3857. When publishing the table in Geoserver, I realize that Geoserver defaults to using the first ...
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Self intersections for polygons, how to solve?

I have a question about repairing a self intersecting polygon shapefile. I have a shapefile containing Polygons (ZM) which have self intersecting features. If I use the "repair geometry" tool, it ...
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Postgis add Geography to function()?

i was wondering im getting different results when using geography() on different positions within a query. So, whats the most accurate way of forcing geography() over a functions with geometry ...
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PostGIS does not export shortest path to Shapefile

I am trying to draw a bunch of lines overlaying the globe map in a WGS84 projection. To this effect I have created a PostGIS DB with a table that has one column containing linestring data. My problem ...
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Merging parcels but keeping Geometry seperate

I am working on updating a parcel layer we received for a project, and I have duplicate parcelID's for parcels and I have been merging these to create 1 parcel as to not have duplicate ID's. My ...
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converting/parsing geojson into com.vividsolutions.jts geometry

Does any has any experience with converting string geojson into com.vividsolutions.jts geometry object (point, polygon, etc). Maybe there is some java library I cannot find. Greets!
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Geometry vs geography for line-to-polygon intersection

I have two WGS84 NAD83 shapefiles, one polygonal, the other containing lines: Geometry: Polygon Feature Count: 1294 Extent: (-79.761059, 44.991143) - (-57.105486, 62.582865) Layer SRS WKT: ...
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QGIS 2.2 rendering problems

i have a problem with some geometry. When i run the check geometry validity i get an error coming back that the rings are not closed, so recangular forms that i have surveyed are showing up as ...
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Is there an average size for British postcodes?

Is there an average size for British postcodes? Or a method of determining the size for a particular British postcode? Thanks. Considering creating a related program and this would be valuable ...
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Speed drastically reduced when including geometry, is there a way to improve?

-- EDIT: Issue is that the shape files being used are at too small of a precision and way too large, output was 488M total, looking for different source -- I'm having some speed issues with a complex ...