(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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PostGIS, no use of gist for geometry column in a query

My query is: SELECT count(datasetid) FROM scenes WHERE acquisitiondate between '2014-06-01' and '2015-06-01' AND ST_Intersects(ST_GeographyFromText('SRID=4326; POLYGON((' || '10.66437' || ...
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using a linear solver to get a “centre of gravity” of a set of points

As a programmer, if I have a linear solver available. How can I formulate the following problem as a set of constrains / decisions / goals for the linear solver? I have a matrix of say 10*10, so 100 ...
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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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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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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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Is there a PostGIS function to get a tangent and normal line?

I'm looking for a function that will return a tangent (and normal) for a LINESTRING in PostGIS. I think this is the 3rd time I've come across the need for this function and everytime, I end porting ...
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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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Programmatically manipulate GPX data

I need to do the following in Python open OSM & GPX files (I have packages for this) transform points from GPX (like stick a track to roads) calculate the results (distances, cumulative ...
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Visualize Spatial Data in Reporting Service

Is it possible to visualize a piece of geographical map from SQL server Spatial data (geometry, not geography) in a report from reporting service? If yes, how should it be done in a course of action. ...
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geometryType property of Vector Layers in OpenLayers

ORIGINAL: I have a couple questions that are focused around the geometryType property with vector layers. When you create a vector layer you can set the geometryType property to limit the geometry ...
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Is it possible to figure out which “Path”(PointCollection) is clicked on within a PolyLine?

I am using ArcGIS WPF's Polyline to plot several lines (PointCollections). Adding a Path(PointCollection) looks something like this. PointCollection collection = new PointCollection(); PolyLine ...
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ERROR: Only lon/lat coordinate systems are supported in geography

I'm trying to find out all the circles stored in the database(The circles are present all over the world) that intersect or overlap a given circle. I've stored the circles like this: CREATE TABLE ...
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Tiny difference of calculated area of polygons

I have a shapefile of about 62.000 polygons. I calculate the area of each polygon on a field, named AREA1, with Calculate Geometry option. Secondly, I create a new field field named AREA2. I calculate ...
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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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How do I use code (preferably c#) to clip all points within a shapefile that are not contained within a polygon?

So the task is simple: I want to take a point shapefile as input and remove all of the points that are not contained within a polygon. I'm using DotSpatial to do this, but the catch is that there are ...
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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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How can i topologically sort 2D triangles and put in an array?

I have a set of 2D triangles in a Geometry array which together forms a connected strip when placed them according to edge adjacency. However, in the array they are not in topological order based on ...
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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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Limit Zooming Geometry Features in OpenLayers

I draw flag feature on my map as follows: myVectorLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Flag Geometry", { renderers: renderer, isBaseLayer: true, projection: new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:900913"), ...
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Is ST_GeomFromText better than providing direct geometry?

I have been working with postgis recently,and in my query if I use ST_GeomFromText it execute faster than running a sub-query to get geom. I thought ST_GeomFromText will be more expensive but after ...
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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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Interpolating point to nearest polygons to compute street width in posgis

I am trying to calculate the width of streets (line.shp) in postgis using reference point (ref_point.shp) (yellow point features) and building polygons (building.shp). The red point features are the ...
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How do I handle heading in UTM coordinates?

In a nutshell: Given a standard (angular) GPS measurement and heading, relative geographic north. If i take my GPS coordinates and turn them into UTM coordinates, do I also have to convert my heading? ...
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C# implementation of concave hull / alpha shapes

I'm looking for a C# implementation of the Concave hull (alpha shapes) algorithm. I already found several Java, Python and C++ implementation but no C# version. The other implementation are quite ...
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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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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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Find gap in / endpoints of linestring

I have a set of features of type linestring. I'm trying to polygonise the linestrings and assumed that they were closed (naive me :) ). Of course some were not closed and I'm trying to locate the gaps ...
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How to densify a polyline according to a specific length? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add vertices to lines I am using QGIS 1.8.0 I would like to densify a polyline according to a particular length of segment (ex. 200 m). I know it is possible with other GIS ...
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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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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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How to split circles in 8 quadrants

I am using ArcGis 9.3 and I need to split a large number of circles in quadrants. The circles corresponde to a 200m buffer of a point layer and, for each point, I need to split the buffer in 8 ...
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How can I create a multipoint geometry in QGIS?

I've got a Spatialite layer in QGIS with geometry type MULTIPOINT. Now I'd like to add some data in this table in the 'usual' way, so by doing multiple clicks in the map (e.g. left-click, left-click, ...
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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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Several questions about using spatial data?

If you have spatial data for SQL server, can you use the spatial data (both geometry and geography) in another application for instance ESRI ArcGIS? Is spatial data a standard that every GIS ...
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How to get the radius of a “circle” in Openlayers

How do you get the radius of a circle in openlayers? I have searched quite a bit and cannot find any resource for this. please help. Here is my code but I want the radius or circumference of the ...
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arcpy Geometry tools give incorrect results?

I'm new to python and arcpy but I've been trying to learn how to run geoprocessing tools using arcpy. I have (for this example) 2 shapefiles, a and b, which are both polygons. From plotting them in ...
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Outward buffering

I get the ConvexHull of a set of polygons using ST_UNION and ST_CONVEXHULL functions using PostGIS. I want to know how to create an outward buffer of the created convexhull in PostGIS?
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Can a PostGIS table or view have two geometry columns?

I am just wondering if it is possible for PostGIS to have two geometry columns. I use shapefile a lot, which has only one "Shape" column for geometry and all geometries in that column has the same ...
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How to find multiple centers of gravity?

Say I have a number of customers in a geographical area, marked "c": Each customer has a Lat/Long. I would like to find x number of points, in the same space, that best serve the customers, ie. ...
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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) layer.CreateFeature(...
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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). ...
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Polyline selection of features with angle turns up to a specified angle

I'm looking for an automated way to select line features that have specified angle between vertexes. That in order to check water mains layer -steel pipes can have only 45 or 90 degrees turns and I ...
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Can you explain this WKT multipolygon format?

I am confused by the output I'm getting from ogr2ogr when converting a shapefile to WKT. What I'm expecting to see is something in the form below (from Wikipedia): MULTIPOLYGON (((40 40, 20 45, 45 30,...
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How to create Esri Flex Geometry from WKT

I am working with Esri flex 2.3 API, I am also using Abode BlazeDS for server side binding. I am sending a geometry as WKT from server into my flex client and I am looking for a way to convert the ...
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Copy geometry from one layer onto attributes of another?

I have two polygon layers, A and B, that have the same features but totally different attributes. I want to use the attributes from layer A, but I want them to have the more accurate geometry from ...
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Feature Geometry/shape changed event in arcObjects

I have a feature class(polyline). there are 5 features in the feature class. I want to get notification when user changed property any of feature of feature class. How it can be achieved ? I am using ...
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Query Features in Certain Direction

I have a polyline that I would like to query features that are on it's left, right, top, bottom. I am not looking for the features surrounding it but for features that are on a certain location from ...
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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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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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Trying to convert geometry to geography keep failing in MSSQL 2012

In MSSQL I have LineString in Geometry type. When I try to convert it to geography using : GEOGRAPHY::STGeomFromText(geom.MakeValid().STUnion(geom.MakeValid().STStartPoint().MakeValid()).STAsText(),...