(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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Why do file geodatabase and SDE readers produce different fme_geometry types?

I have one very simple workbench that I am running against both SDE (9.3) and FGDB (10.0) sources. I noticed two different fme_geometry values for same type of objects. For the first one, i.e SDE ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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OpenLayers: WFS request to GeoServer to retrieve “name” & “featureNS”

Using WFSGetCapabilities I sent a GetCapabilities request to GeoServer. From the result of WFSGetCapabilities().read(), I can loop each featureType and retrieve some basic info(e.g., name, title, ...
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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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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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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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How to offset/displace overlapping lines in a web map?

I have a dataset of points representing a To/From status - something like distribution centres and delivery addresses. When the user clicks on a point I'd like to show the relationships between this ...
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PostGIS does not export shortest path to Shapefile

I am trying to draw a bunch of lines overlaying the globe map in a WGS84 projection. To this effect I have created a PostGIS DB with a table that has one column containing linestring data. My problem ...
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Critera for geometry or geography

What criteria do you need to take account to before you choose geometry or geography map? Is there a book or page about it?
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how to convert lat and longitude into distance near poles?

I am trying to convert latitude and longitude into meters in polar regions. I am looking for higher accuracy upto 0.00 meters preferably. I tried the haversine formula but it doesnt seem to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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PostGIS automatically creating geometries after importing using QGIS DB Manager

I have a shapefile consisting of linestrings, in which some of the features have null geometry. Yet, after importing it to PostGIS, using QGIS' DB Manager, a geometry is created for those features ...
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Merging parcels but keeping Geometry seperate

I am working on updating a parcel layer we received for a project, and I have duplicate parcelID's for parcels and I have been merging these to create 1 parcel as to not have duplicate ID's. My ...
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Using M 'Measure' value in SQL Server 2008

MS Sql Server 2008 geometry type supports adding Z and M values to geometry objects, including linestrings. However, I cannot find any way to make use of these values, since methods such as ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why is my linestring not valid ? was recorded from GPX file

I have a linestring that was built from points from GPX file. I've insert it to sql as geometry and when I try to run funcs on it (like STStartPoint ) I get error that line isn't valid and I need to ...
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Python GDAL/OGR: check lines geometries connectivity

I'm working with shapefiles representing roads, so basically it's stored as (poly)lines. I need to perform a road connectivity checking. In other words, I want to ensure that roads meant to ...
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Geoprocessing operations re-introduce geometry errors after “repair geometry” succeeds

I am working with a shapefile that has many small, detailed polygons. After exporting it to a feature class in a geodatabase, I found that some operations (for example, Snap in the Editing Toolbox) ...
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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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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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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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Problems with Multipatches

I have some polygonal features that have minimum and maximum z values. I'm trying to calculate the difference between a fixed extruded polygons and the sum of extruded related polygons. Here's how ...
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ArcGIS 10.0/arcpy: Can't retrieve the points in a polyline geometry obect: any idea why?

My arcpy script builds a Python dictionary, dictCLPnts, that holds the geometry objects of a polyline feature class. The following code snippet shows the attempt to access the geometry object with ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Convert Surface to MultiSurface in SQL Server

I need to create view where geometry column is MultiSurface datatype. But, column in my table is Surface datatype. Is there any chance how to convert single Surface column to MultiSurface column ...
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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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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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USA MSA/City/County with SImplest Border in JSON

I deal with a lot of poloygon-related JSON representing US places regularly. One thing that could make reading JSON with my eyeballs easier is having a short list of US places whose borders have ...
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SetSpatialFilter worked unexpected when using ogr by python

I am using ogr python binding to read the shapfile, this is the code: ..... bbox="POLYGON ((20.18164062 30.63867188,20.63867188 30.63867188,20.63867188 30.18164062,20.18164062 30.18164062,20.18164062 ...
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WKBreader reuse - jts 1.9

I'm having some bad behavior reusing wkbreader. The context as of a single threaded as I use threadlocal wkbreader. I get parse exception on some geoms. When I create a new wkbreader for each ...
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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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Detecting esri markers within certain distance using ArcGIS JavaScript API?

I have a set of coordinates that is loaded from database. I would like to detect all the loaded markers that are close to each others which is within a certain distance. so the code is something ...
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Is there a way to compare geometries clientside in ArcGIS Flex API?

I'd like to know if the geometries of two different graphics are exactly the same. I'd like to do that client side without using a geometry service. Is that possible?
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insertVertex giving false in pyQGIS

I have this code from my plugin which work in Qgis 1.8 and I am trying to make it work in 2.0. I want to insert a coordinate x and y into a polyline after the last entry. points = geom.asPolyline() ...
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save polygon from image to PostGIS database

I'm working on a software to detect buildings from satellite imagery. so far I have managed to separate the building with other objects of the image. My problem now is how to save every building in ...
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TileStache : Unknown geometry type in geoJSON file

I'm currently trying to set up a TilSstache server on Ubuntu 12.04 to serve some GeoJSON tiles from a shapefile/JSON file (administratives boundaries) for a web mapping project using the Leaflet ...
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Speed drastically reduced when including geometry, is there a way to improve?

-- EDIT: Issue is that the shape files being used are at too small of a precision and way too large, output was 488M total, looking for different source -- I'm having some speed issues with a complex ...