(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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Filtering features using geometric attributes of polygons in ArcGIS Desktop?

Given a polygon featureclass containing many polygons of different sizes and shapes, which geometric attributes (area, perimeter, etc) could be used to filter the polygons? It's probably best to ask ...
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Road layers appearing as points in GeoServer previews - both openlayers and GeoExp

I am wondering why my roads layer keeps appearing as points when previewed inside GeoServer - layer preview using both the OpenLayers and GeoExplorer options. The data are imported from PostGIS. I ...
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Remove stale/obsolete geometry columns from the geometry_columns table

I understand that the function Populate_Geometry_Columns() inserts records in the geometry_columns table for geometry columns that are not yet listed there. However, an invocation of ...
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How can one compare two geometries in arcpy successfully?

I am trying to compare two separate feature classes to identify differences between them (sort of a diff function). My basic workflow: I extract the geometries using a SearchCursor Save the ...
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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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How to split a Polyline Geometry at a certain point in ArcObjects?

I have a polyline geometry and wish to split it into two different geometries, based on a given point on that line, in ArcObjects. I have tried to find out how to do this, but to no avail. I found ...
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Calculating spaces between roads from PostGIS database

Is it possible to calculate the spaces between the roads using a select statement in a PostGIS/PostGre Database? I tried using some combinations of the predefined functions as ST_Intersects & ...
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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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How to add constraints in PostGIS?

I have table that containing road network. Table structure is CREATE TABLE final_all_india_road_network ( gid serial NOT NULL, "name" character varying(254), code character varying(254), ...
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ArcGIS/arcpy: Geometry object comparison methods not working. Do they take z values into account?

I have an arcpy script that makes calculations based on an input PolygonZ feature class. What I need to do in several places in the script is test whether a point falls within a polygon in 2D. In ...
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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 polilyne according to a particular length of segment (ex. 200 m). I know it is possible with other ...
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In ArcMap, what is the difference between Copy Parallel and Buffer?

To build an offset of a linear feature in ArcMap, what is the difference between Copy Parallel and Buffer? In terms of the resulting features and their linear differences from the source linear ...
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How to repair topology of a shapefile?

I performed an object-based image analysis using ENVI EX, and each of the classified features were exported as a shapefile. I transferred those shapefiles into ArcMap 10, and tried to intersect them ...
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ArcGID Android SDK Calculate area in square meters from polygon geometry?

I have a Polygon object in ArcGIS Android SDK that I'm creating on a map, I would like to calculate that polygon object to square meters. currently I use double area=polygon.calculateArea2D(); ...
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Updating polygon geometry: deleting inner rings with python

I've searched, but can't find clear explanations how can I simply delete inner rings from existing polygons with python or extract outter rings and overwrite the geometry. Seems GDAL/OGR should be the ...
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How can I increase performance on inserting features with polygon geometry?

I have a problem when inserting features with polygon feature class in FGDB. This is my code: ... initialising some fields (does not affect performance) m_featureBuffer.Shape = ...
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Can variable be set to reference in_memory workspace object in ArcPy?

This is an offshoot question related to a question I posted earlier. I have the following arcpy code that inputs a Python list of polygon geometry objects to the Union_analysis tool, which then ...
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Input of in-memory geometry object to Dissolve tool in ArcPy script throws Error 000732?

In an arcpy script, I run a Union on a list of geometry objects. The output is set to an empty geometry object. The Union runs fine. What I am trying to do is then feed that output into the ...
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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 ...
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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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Splitting large PostGIS/GeoServer geometry for WMS optmization

I have a large geometry (MultiPolygon) for a (fictional) world map. It basically spans a large portion of the entire world: it's the difference between a buffered extension of the union of the entire ...
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Convert coordinates to geometry (polygon) using QGIS

I have an Excel sheet with grid data including geographical coordinates. I know that the coordinates represent areas, i.e., a multi(polygon). However, the data lacks geometry information. I'm looking ...
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World country borders in polygon geometry format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I get territories data? Is there some source I can get all world countries polygon geometry points with latitude and longitude? I find it for USA states but ...
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Requires Datatype for inserting features

I have imported postgis data in geoserver. In geoserver the spatial data column is displayed as MultiLineString, Does it affect when inserting features into geoserver or does it have to be explicitly ...
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Why are self-intersecting polygons bad?

Working with both ArcGIS and Oracle Spatial, a self-intersecting polygon renders a geometry invalid. Why are self-intersecting polygons a problem?
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How can I dismantle and reassemble a polyline by joining each point to its nearest neighboring point?

How can I reconfigure a PolylineMZ feature class in a way as shown in the image below? I have a feature class (PolylineMZ) which contains x-sections. Some x-sections (polylines) are badly constructed ...
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Correcting gaps and overlapping polygon (parcels) geometry

I have come across a resource that we rely upon almost daily that is in terrible need of repair. It is not our own product and the supplier is generally not interested in fixing the problem. We are ...
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Growing a PostGIS geometry by a percentage

I'm looking for a way to add a buffer around a PostGIS geometry, but the size of the buffer should depend on size of the geometry. That is, I want each geometry to be enlargened by, say, 5%. The idea ...
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How can I convert Polygon to LinearRing Geometry?

How can one convert a Polygon to LinearRing geometry using OpenLayers? I'm thinking that I can do this by getting bounds of the polygon, then use this to construct a Points array. Finally, use ...
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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 ...
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How to update geometry in ArcObjects?

I'm just starting with ArcObjects and I want to update coordinates of geometry vertices. Specifically, I want to swap X, Y coordinates for each vertex of polygons (which can be multipart and have ...
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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 ...
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create geometry in arcpad

i want to create a point geometry in ArcPad 10 VBScript, to make custom feature drawing. so i want create point geometry then record.shape = point or records.AddNew(point) i want to create ...
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Calculating shape perimeter/area per zone in ArcGis 10

How can I calculate geometrical features of polygon (perimeter and area) per zone (similar to zonal stats for rasters)? I have a square fishnet (approx 20x35, 1 square kilometer each) and I need to ...
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fTools-Error: “…invalid geometry…”

I want to intersect contours with polygon like in the image below. But i got this error: Warnings: GEOS geoprocessing error: One or more input features have invalid geometry. Some output geometries ...
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Calculate MBR envelope for different geometry shapes in different rows

I have some different kinds of geometry (Polygons and line strings) stored in my mysql database. On different rows. I know I can retrieve the envelope of one row with: SELECT Envelope(zoneShape) FROM ...
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How to calculate the angle at which two lines intersect in PostGIS?

I want to calculate the angle between two lines where they intersect in PostGIS. The starting point for angle calculations in PostGIS seems to be ST_Azimuth - but that takes points as input. My first ...
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Postgis - Converting 'geometry_dump' data type to a 'geometry' type

I am working with a dataset of property boundaries that has had ST_Union() run on it, thus all the polygons appear as a multi polygon in one row of a table. I would like to separate these out so I get ...
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Fastest way to remove matched points

Hoping someone can see a faster way of doing this, because at the moment I'm averaging 9 hours per run for what I'm trying to do and well basically getting my behind chewed off by the boss :-) The ...
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How can I create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase based on the schema of an SDE feature class?

I have 150+ feature classes in SDE for which I need to create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase. For these feature classes I need to import the attributes and the name of the feature class ...
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Downloading Google Maps municipal geometry

When searching for a city on google maps, google is that smart it displays a geometry line on the boundary off the municipal. See this link: http://g.co/maps/23dz5 Is there a place in the google maps ...
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Create IPoint with Lat/Long in decimal degrees and Z in feet

I have written an ArcMap v10 AddIn that reads a folder of geotagged JPEG's and creates a new feature class where each point is the geotag information from on of the JPEG's. The issue is: The GPS ...
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How to make a predetermined Polygon (Circle) From 4 Coordinates, The Radius and Center Longitude and Latitude in Openlayers

I know how to make a predetermined Polygon in Openlayers (see below). Please have a look at http://studio.netnrg.co.za/dev/rnd/blake.loizides/openlayers var feature2 = new ...
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Geoserver uses geometry, not geography

When using a SQL database as the store, Geoserver requires that the spatial data are stored in a geometry, not geography column. Naturally, as we are dealing with geospatial features and not just ...
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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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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 find the center of geometry of an object?

Well it might be a simple question. Given a set of 2D or 3D points, the question is: How to find the center of geometry of an object? According to the following figure, the center of geometry ...
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How to find the smallest-area ellipse circumscribing a convex polygon?

We are currently dealing with the problem of: How to find an ellipse circumscribing a convex polygon? Recent googling and lots of reading could not help me so much :(
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Extracting elevation from a TIN file with a point shapefile overlay

I have a TIN file that was built off of contour polyline shapefile (I think). I have a point shapfile with a few points. How can I extract elevation of the TIN file where the points occur? I am ...
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Convert point XY to page units XY using arcpy?

I am using arcpy to export PDFs from my ArcGIS Server application. I want to move a TextElement in my layout view to the centroid of a selected feature. I can get the centroid of the feature, but ...