# Tagged Questions

(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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### oracle VectorLayer without geometry - How to get attributes?

I have a prolem to iterating over a oracle VectorLayer without geometry in QGIS 2.6. self.uri = QgsDataSourceURI() self.uri.setConnection("localhost", "port", "xe", "name", "password") self.uri....
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### How Does One Calculate Angular Defect?

If I were to draw a 1km square on the earth what would the angles of the corners be? Obviously they would be a little greater than 90-deg but how would I calculate the angle exactly?
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### Python library for geometrical calculations using with GRASS GIS?

I have to do some geometrical calculations in 2D(point, lines, line segments and intersection points) in Python, and then use it in GRASS GIS. What is the best library to use for it? I'm trying with ...
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### Getting GPS coordinates perpendicular and parallel to AB

I already posted this question here And I got the solution thanks to Fang but the problem is that the coordinates I need to use are GPS coordinates and apparently GPS needs a different formula than ...
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### Cover a polygon with fixed size squares

Can you please advice me of an algorithm (which I can implement in a Java) to cover some polygon (not exact cover) with squares of certain size (aXa squares)? The cover doesn't have to be exact - ...
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### How to create postgresql triggers to calculate geometry from x,y and vice versa at the same time

I have a postgis table with point geometry which looks like this CREATE TABLE mypoints ( gid serial NOT NULL, coordid integer, geom geometry(Point,4326) ); And a table with coordinates ...
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### add featureset in graphics layer without iterating

I have a geoprocessing service that returns a large amount of features (featureSet). I want to attach them in a graphics layer, but I dont wont to iterate over all them. I tried using the ...
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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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### MS Sql Server 2012 UnionAggregate geometry fails in ArcMap

I have following two geometries. Geometry 1 (G1): MULTIPOLYGON (((148.134707676 -34.1519003565, 148.143738823 -34.1540810687, 148.14648294 -34.1396863245, 148.143196834 -34.1392361445, 148.140859243 ...
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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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### ArcGis label last vertex Z value

Is it possible to label a feature in ArcMap using geometry values? In this instance I want to label features (polylines) with the Live Z value of the last vertex obtained from the Shape. However ...
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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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### Array to Feature Class and XYZ to Table Issues

I am trying export vertices of a line to a point feature class using the code below. I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 and do not have access to Spatial, 3D, or Network analyst. I used ET GeoWizards to export ...
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### How to save changes in Feature-Geometry with GDAL/OGR and Python? (Segmentation fault)

I have a problem with my code: driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI Shapefile') dataSource = driver.Open('merge.shp', 0) if dataSource is None: print 'Could not open file' sys.exit(1) layer = ...
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### Why are my points offset when using the Go to XY tool?

I am creating points in ArcGIS 10.1 to add to a GPS so I can navigate to them in the field. I add my points by editing an empty shapefile created in ArcCatalog. I then Add Field: Lat and Long as "...
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### Defining polygons based on thickness maps using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I want to find and create polygons that demarcates three different inflection points in a thickness raster: where the thickness start to increase, where the thickness is at its max and where it starts ...
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### Convert geography to geometry in H2GIS?

In H2GIS, geometry can be converted to geography with function "ST_Transform" For example: SELECT ST_Transform(ST_GeomFromText( 'POINT(584173 2594514)', 27572), 4326); -- Answer: POINT(2....
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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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I have to amend the following code so that on the map it's possible to draw a second circle graphic as well as a line, polygon and point. I've tried to add an else if statement much like the polygon ...
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### Metrics of change between vector datasets

I have an old and a new set of parcel data which I'm looking to compare. I'm looking to compare changes in individual parcel geometries, so boundary/corner adjustment. Currently each parcel we have ...
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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 import geometry data from csv file to postgres?

I have geometry file in *.xls file, but when I save in *.csv it say "some feature in your workbook might be lost if you save it as CSV (Comma delimited)" however I keep that file anyway and when I ...
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### Is averaging the points for lines and multilines a valid method of getting the centroid?

I'm working with a SqlGeometry SqlServer DB and am a novice to GIS. I'm tasked with getting the centroid of a series of geometries from C#'s SqlGeometry object. This is fine as it has a GetCentroid ...
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### Needing to find parent zip code of a bunch of missing zip codes in the US

We're using MapPoint to export zip code / territory combinations. Unfortunately, the export doesn't include PO Box zip codes which mean that we're missing a lot of zip codes The PO Box zip codes are ...
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### Find maximum radius of circle that will fit within an irregular polygon?

I have a problem which I think could be handled by using the Zonal Geometry tool in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst toolbox. However I do not have a license for Spatial Analyst, so I am searching for an ...
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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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### table update w/ cursor geometry conflict

I'm creating a table using arcpy with a list of results (stored in 2d lists) following an update to some features. This can sometimes include geometry, so I've attempted to substitute those for a ...
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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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### Drawing some points in QGIS 2.4 using Python

I'm new to PyQGIS so here goes: Give a new QGIS project, how can we draw some Points on the map? I tried the following but nothing showed up. Should they be placed in a Vector layer before they can ...
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### Assign a IGeometry to Feature.Shape

I'm trying insert a feature into a FeatureClass, but when I try to assign the geometry to featurebuffer the app return the next Error: The remote procedure call failed. (Exception from HRESULT: ...
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### QGIS : cannot change the z-coordinate of a point shapefile using the wkb geometry format

I am using QGIS Desktop 2.5.0-Master with GDAL/OGR 1.11.0 on a windows 7. I am working on a little pyQGis script that should modify the z-coordinate of points in a vector shapefile based on a value ...
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### QGIS 2.4.0 doesn't support multiple types of geometry in GML file

I'm testing GML 3.2.1 data according to INSPIRE Data specification (version 3.0). Data for theme Cadastral Parcels shall have both polygon geometry and definition point. When I download data from my ...
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### How to store lat/long in PostGIS database? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of points in a text file that are represented using lat long (116.3158516 39.9748016). I import them into my GIS enabled database and create trajectories using st_makeline() as ...
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### Count the number of points in a (multi)polygon in shapely?

I'm using Python, Shapely and Fiona to process some shapefiles. Is there an easy way to count the number of points in a polygon/multipolygon in Shapely and Fiona?
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### how to compare geometries (contains, within) in arcpy?

I am trying to use 2 geometry objects to check if a line is within a (rather complex) polygon. The geometry check always fails, even if the line is clearly within the polygon. I use the following code:...
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### Add Marker on the polygons' centre using Openlayers?

I have written a code to draw polygon from the WKT format.Now I need to add the marker at its centre. In the following code I have passed the centre and shape in WKT format(extracted from database). ...
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### PostGIS get geometries within a radius of n meters using WGS84 [duplicate]

select * from zones z where st_intersects(z.geom, st_Buffer(ST_SetSRID(ST_Point(2.336031, 48.863172), 3857),1)); It looks like the 1 in the st_buffer is being interpreted as degrees, I need to find ...
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### selecting elements of a specific geometry type in PostgresSQL/PostGIS

I was reading a postgis tutorial and noticed that unlike working with shapefiles, one can actually store different types of geometry in postgres. In a table created with multiple geometry types, the ...
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### Is a point within a polygon

I need help in this question. To explain briefly -- the question is: Whether a point with coordinates lng:-80.087535 lat: 42.054246 lies over or under line with coordinates: lng: -80.267831 ... ...
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### why do people use geometry to represent geography?

Historically I've mainly worked with simple latitude and longitude coordinates in a SQL Server. I stored them as a geography datatype in SQL Server, and rendered them on a variety of displays (...
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### Tools to generate all the possible geometries meeting specific constraints

I have an area = 2d polygon (generally a 4-side shape). I would like to generate all the possible rectangles matching the following constraints: that fall within the surface of the area with a ...
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### Set default projection of geometry objects in arcpy

I have a script that creates a polyline geometry from scratch using some math to generate coordinate pairs. At the same time, there is a user-defined polygon shapefile that is used to "erase" the ...
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### Is it possible to draw polygons along Google Maps Polyline?

Web application has option that user draws polyline on Google Map. After he draws it, there is a button 'Add polygons', which should draw polygons along that line, based on some width and height in ...
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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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### Software to determine if a position is within a shape

I would like to know if there is software available that can: Given a position detected by GPS, Warn the user if they are within a shape that I created and put into a database. Any computer ...
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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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### Extract longitude latitude and radius from POSTGIS column

I have entered the circle in the Geometry type column (name=shape) in my POSTGIS as following: ST_Buffer(ST_MakePoint(\$longitude, \$latitude)::geography, \$radius)::geometry Then I extracted the ...
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### Get geometry from OpenLayers.Control.WMSGetFeatureInfo JSON

I need to store the geometry of a certain feature with OpenLayers.Control.WMSGetFeatureInfo and i'm using these parameters to get it in json format output:'features', infoFormat:'application/json', ...