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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
1answer
477 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
109 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
128 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
553 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
263 views

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; ...
3
votes
1answer
344 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
157 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
184 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
256 views

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?
3
votes
2answers
285 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
968 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
548 views

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() ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
557 views

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 ...
13
votes
5answers
414 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
225 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
437 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
180 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
638 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
222 views

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) ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

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" ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

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 ...
21
votes
1answer
710 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
907 views

How to efficiently determine if a collection of coordinates (polygon) is an ellipse?

I'm attempting to determine a geometry type based on a collection of coordinates and have come across a situation where I'd like to differentiate between what is a "polygon" and what is an "ellipse". ...
14
votes
3answers
2k views

How to find the maximum-area-rectangle inside a convex polygon?

In this post we are looking for algorithms / ideas on how to find the maximum-area-rectangle inside a convex polygon. In the following figure, numbers are the areas of the fitted rectangles. As shown ...
18
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
270 views

What traits identify 2D, 2.5D, 3D geometries, and how can you convert downward, such as from 2.5D to 2D?

In answering this question, posed by @Burton449, I came to realize I don't have a definitive grasp on what distinguishes 2D, 2.5D, and 3D geometries. I certainly realize Z/elevation values are ...
2
votes
1answer
343 views

Map projection lat, lon to pixel?

I'm trying to find the concave hull of a lat, lon pointset but when I project my points on my map it doesn't look like expected. I've tried a lineare projection and a spherical projection. My data is ...
1
vote
2answers
153 views

Distance between latlongs varies in different projection systems?

I have shapefiles with correct projections. The SRS is EPSG 32735 (WGS 1984 UTM 35S) Now, I have these two coordinates from this projection system: (31.3751,-23.4388) and (31.3779,-23.4355). ...
1
vote
1answer
845 views

PostGIS and geometry column

I have a csv table. Each record includes a start node (lat1,lon1) and an end node (lat2,lon2). I have already imported the .csv into Postgresql 8.4. Now I would like set the geometry column. I tried ...
1
vote
0answers
273 views

Export topology tables to txt files using ArcObjects, generating directed graph, and finding intersections

I want to export topology tables to text files: for points: 1 id x y for lines: line id fompoint.x from point.y topoint.x topoint.y for polygons: id line id 1, line id 2... 2 arc ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

PostGIS. Obtain the rotation between two equal Geometries

I've got two features with the same drawing (poliline) but one is rotated relative to the other. I would like no know in PostGIS the rotation between the two geometries to apply this rotation to a ...
2
votes
1answer
330 views

GML - Multi-geometry validation

I'm doing the test to introduce multiple geometry in a WFS service using GML. For now the simple geometry is functional, but I still have some bugs with multiple geometry. I think it may come from my ...
1
vote
0answers
149 views

Problem import shapefile in PostGIS database

I am having a Polygon shape-file. When I try to import this shape-file in PostGIS some of the attributes in Geom Field is found empty. But in attribute table when I select that polygon It is visible ...
7
votes
3answers
13k views

Create a geography/geometry column from x and y fields - SQL Server 2008

Hy guys, 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
322 views

Can ArcPy 10.1 be used to generate true curve elliptical polygons in a file geodatabase?

As background, this question arose from trying to answer a question on How to generate overlapping polygons from lines output from Table To Ellipse tool? Using the ArcMap GUI it is very easy to ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

How to find the list of TMC codes by region or by geometry polygon?

Can you please suggest a way to find out all the TMC (Traffic Message Channel) codes by region or by Geometry polygon values. My area of interest : USA
0
votes
0answers
313 views

Publishing PostGis table using GeoServer REST returns error when geometry column is NOT named “geom”

I tried publishing an existing PostGis table with geometry column named "wkb_geometry" to Geoserver using its REST API. I used the following command: curl -v -u admin:geoserver -X POST -H ...
16
votes
2answers
4k views

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: ...
1
vote
2answers
408 views

Convert 3D WKT to 2D Shapely Geometry

I have the WKT of many linestrings which contains three dimensions, however my script only requires a two dimensional linestring and I therefore want to discard the third dimension. My current code, ...