(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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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 ...
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Export polygon in geojson as multipolygon

Anyone knows if is there any way to export a polygon layer in geojson, as multipolygon? I have a multipolygon shapefile. But there are single and multi polygons. When I export it to geojson, I got ...
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Geometry error in roadnetwork

I have a road network table. When I check st_isValid(the_geom)='f', I am getting an error: NOTICE: IllegalArgumentException: point array must contain 0 or >1 elements ERROR: Exception in ...
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Making POINT from longitude/latitude coordinates in existing table using PostGIS?

I would like to make a POINT using the longitude and latitude columns of an existing table. Here's a link to the documentation of ST_MakePoint. Here's my table: CREATE TABLE sysinst.bio ( oid ...
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Converting set of points to polygon using C#?

I want to convert a set of gps ponints to polygon.I used a simple loop to convert it to a WKT and than used makevalid() in sql server and save it in a gemetry column in databasae.Is this way right?or ...
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Drawing geometry and attaching it to featureclass with arcobjects and Add-in button

I am newbie to ArcObjects and exploring classes. I want to have form created on add-in button click.(Form contains certain text boxes for input) That shall create a new feature class and then allow ...
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IFeatureClass.Search throws error “0x80041599 The number of points is less than required for feature”

I am creating a buffered geometry around a point feature in order to search for other nearby features. I use the TopologicalOperator to create my buffered geometry. I am attempting to search a feature ...
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Map location of unknown point with distances to two known points

I'm trying to develop a function in R that will locate a point (A) on a map given distances between that point A and two other points (B and C), for which exact coordinates are known. The problem I'm ...
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OpenLayers: How to get *real* centroid of a Line Geometry/Feature?

I have declared a line geometry as: var lineString = new OpenLayers.Geometry.LineString([source,target]); then I am trying to get the centroid of this lineString as lineString.getCentroid(). But ...
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finding the nearest point outside a series of geometries

I have db with a very large amount of geometries (circles), most of them overlapping. I'm trying to come up with a way to find the nearest point (from your current location) that is not within any of ...
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How to calculate X and Y projected coordinate in batch processing

I have more than 1000 shape files (all are point features). They were initially in WGS 84. I projected them in UTM. Then through batch processing I added X, Y fields in each table. But all the X, Y ...
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Delete duplicate polygon nodes with PostGIS

I'm trying to delete duplicate nodes from a shapefile with QGIS, but after running the tool to delete it, nothing happens and shows the same errors. I thought that maybe importing to postgis could be ...
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ValueError when instantiating LineString from a mix of tuples and Point objects

I'm new to Shapely, and tried instantiating a LineString object from a mix of tuples and Point objects like this: >>> LineString([Point(1,2),(2,3),Point(3,4),(5,5)]) I get the following ...
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Removing last point in polygon geometry using ArcPy?

This polygon was created from a grid of 500 x 500 meters, then Union, Generalize and Dissolve was used to arrive at this geometry, the laspoint not help me, I just want to have points on each vertex. ...
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WKT: What is the reasoning behind the concept of a POINT EMPTY?

In data formats like WKT and WKB, we have ways of representing "empty" geometries. That all pretty much makes sense: a "LINESTRING EMPTY" is a LINESTRING type with 0 vertices. Same with a MULTIPOINT, ...
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How to display a table with more than one geometry column in QGIS?

In PostGIS, it is possible to use addgeometrycolumn more than once on the same table. Example: I have one table "scenes" with many attributes, and 2 geometry columns: the_geom1 and the_geom2. select ...
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Buffering a PointGeometry in arcpy only returns a line?

I am trying to buffer a PointGeometry object in arcpy to a Polygon geometry object with ArcGis 10.2. The PointGeometry object is in lat/lon WGS84 coordinates and as far as I understand, I can only ...
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Get coordinates from polygon outline with greatest distance

I'm looking into a task in ArcGIS 10.2 of which I need to discover the two points on a polygon outline where they would be at the greatest distance from each other. I have looked at ET Geowizards ...
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GeographyFromText and ST_SetSRID+ST_MakePoint different results?

Why am I getting different results? SELECT ST_DISTANCE( ST_GeographyFromText('SRID=4326;POINT(13.401111 52.383343)'), --berlin ST_GeographyFromText('SRID=4326;POINT(9.997559 53.533778)') ...
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Add XY Column in QGIS [duplicate]

Following on from a previous question of mine, where I was given coords in degree-mins, I have successfully converted them to decimal degrees, thanks for the help. I have created a CSV file from ...
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Openlayers WMS getFeatureInfo get features with geometry attribute

I am displaying map using WMSlayer and implemented WMSGetFeatureInfo control on wms layer. Tap on a location and get the features using WMS getFeatureInfo service. This service is returning me all ...
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How to convert geoJSON to python objects?

New to the site, and to geoJSON, and to python. My goal is to read in a file with geoJSON data, and use it to generate shapes to be used in an application that is using python scripting. Python has ...
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PostGIS change column type varchar => geometry

I have a Postgres database with PostGIS extension on it. Also, I have a table with column lat with type (varchar 40). Column values are like this: 52.1432514 52.1431855 52.1431586 I want to convert ...
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Calculating Centroids with Zonal Geometry in ArcGIS

I have a shapefile containing polygons. Each polygon is defined by its postal code. I want to calculate the centroid of each polygon using Zonal Geometry. Sadly, for some polygons there are no ...
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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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Python library or algorithm to generate arc geometry from three coordinate pairs?

I'm trying to write code to generate fixtures for a django/geodjango project. I need to generate geometry for arcs (line string) given three lat/long pairs; start of arc, end of arc and centre of arc. ...
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Not empty geometry having blank text

i'm having problem with geometry column, for some rows i have geometry with blank text, this query will describe more the problem : select geom, ST_AsGeoJSON(geom), ST_Isvalid(geom), ST_IsEmpty(geom) ...
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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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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 ...