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Lines that intersect vs. Lines that touch - how to distinguish?

How do I distinguish between these cases in ArcGIS 10? I am looking at the Trim Line function but that's not what I want (destructive). Case 1: Both endpoints of a line touch another line Case 2: ...
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How to get all intersections between two simple polygons in O(n+k)? [closed]

Can someone help with a following problem: report all intersections between two simple polygons in O(n+k) where n - is a total number of polygon edges and k - is number of intersections. As a result - ...
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Is there a commandline tool for intersecting Shapefiles?

in QGIS vectorlayers can be intersected. That is apparently done by ftools and seems to be integrated into the QGIS-program itself. That is different from many other functions that call GDAL-tools. ...
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ArcObjects 9.2 SDK: How to intersect two SelectionSets (in-memory pointers) and return a FeatureClass?

[Update] Since posting this question, I've come to the conclusion I'm not fighting flaws in the BasicGeoprocessor object, but more likely having issues with poor object lifecycle management on my ...
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Generate a report or table for buffer zone

I have a polygon feature class. I create a buffer for this feature with a distance being 2 km.Now the buffer output intersect with features of the original polygon.So say for instance from the orginal ...
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Identifying road intersections using PostGIS

I'm trying to identify where roads intersect each other, and to make a point at this intersection, with the number of roads that form the intersection listed. I was wondering if there was some way ...
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ArcMap: extracting overlapped buffers

I have a set of points in ArcMap which I create a buffer for each point. Then I use intersect to extract the overlapping buffers. The result is something like this: The lighter color are the ...
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Copied points not intersecting the original points

I'm using an arcpy search cursor to access a Oracle database. I have a simple Python class that I copy the returned row objects into, which gives me more flexiblity than the cursor. The problem is ...
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Create point in intersections of two layers

I have two layers. One of them is 'Road_line' and another one is 'forest_shape'. I want to create a point layer that has points in intersection of that layers. I couldn't find any tools for it. Could ...
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Selecting points not snapped

I have a point layer and a polyline layer. I want to select all points in the point layer that are not snapped to a vertex in the polyline layer. How can I accomplish this? I'm using MapInfo and ...
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How to create a new layer from overlap between two layers?

I'm new to desktop GIS, and will try to ask while lacking the proper terms from the GIS lingo: If QGIS was like Photoshop I would like to make a selection from one layer, and then match that ...
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Can I take an intersection for polygons WITH A COMMON ID?

I have a thiessan polygons for a bunch of cell towers, and need to cut them when they extend more than 12 miles from a cell tower. What I was thinking of doing is taking a buffer from each point, and ...
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can I extract overlap of polygons within the same layer?

I am trying to extract the overlap of polygons that are within the same layer in 10. The layer came from a buffered street centerline and I'm trying to extract and delete the intersections from the ...
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How to query which features of all vector layers intersect with a given bounds?

I am writing a Openlayers map app, and wondering whether there's a better practice to query which features of which vector layers intersect with a given bounds.. It's certainly not a good idea to ...
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How to get all intersecting points to a given area and vice-versa in PostGIS?

I'm developing a project using PostGIS to hold spatial data where I have records that hold geometry point data and records that hold geometry area data. To solve my problem I'm looking for two queries ...
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Intersect two polylines using ArcObjects

I have two polylines and would like to find the intersection(s) using ArcObjects / VB.NET. I'm using the following code: Dim topoOp As ITopologicalOperator = TryCast(pTestPoly2, ...
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automating forest cover calculations with Python

I have a layer of forest cover comprising ~ 30,000 individual forest patches, and I need to calculate the amount of forest cover within a 5 km buffer of each patch. The buffers all overlap each other, ...
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Need help calculating forest cover within a buffer when it overlaps with other buffers

I'm new to ArcGIS and having real trouble getting this doneā€¦ Hopefully someone can help. Thanks in advance! I have a layer showing forest cover in a landscape. I'm trying to create a 5km buffer ...
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How do I find the points of intersection between a small circle and a great circle?

I only actually need to intersect a great circle arc i.e. the shortest path between two points, with a given small circle. I found this tutorial for intersecting two great circle arcs, but ...
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Intermediate points on a small circle

I need to interpolate lat/lon points along a small circle, with a given centre and radius. I've successfully used these formulas for great circles. What is the equivalent for small circles?
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ITopologicalOperator.Intersect, how does this work?

I'm trying to intersect all features of a layer with another's but I'm getting the web ADF application stuck while executing the "ConstructUnion" function Here's the code I've written so far // ...
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How to use ST_Intersection?

Here's a quick summary about what I'm trying to do: I have 3 tables in Postgres, 'a' and 'b', each have a Polygon column, and 'c' has a Point column. What I'm trying to do here is to get the ...
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Is the Intersection Operation Commutative?

In map overlay, is intersection of map layers a commutative operation ie layer_A intersection layer_B = layer_B intersection layer_A? If layer A is a square and layer B is a triangle. In this case, (A ...
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Intersection of multiple layers in PostGIS

I need to write PL/pgSQL stored procedure for calculation of intersection of multiple layers. For example, for three layers A, B, C this function should return ABC geometry: Function takes as input ...
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Intersect between Surface and Ray

I am interested in finding the intersection of a Ray and a Surface in ArcObjects. I already know of two solutions. First solution is to use the Locate method of ISurface: Dim intersectionPoint As ...
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Measure the area of a polygon resulting from the intersection of two other polygons?

How can I measure the area of a polygon resulting from the intersection of two other polygons? If I use the measure tool or open the attribute table for the resulting polygon, it shows me the areas of ...
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How do I find the intersections of 2 circles on earths surface?

I have the circles' center in lat & long, as well as the radius in meters. How do I find the circles intersections? Edit: EXAMPLE: Circle 1: Center on Earth's surface (43.564627,-116.220524) ...
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How to get the intersecting polygon of two polygons? (using JSTS intersection)

I want to intersect two polygons within an OpenLayers layer. I found the JSTS library, which should be able to intersect two polygons, and return the new created polygon of the intersection. The ...
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Best way to find the polygons crossed by a line

I'm trying to find all the polygons crossed by a single line (a GPS track). I'm using the OGR library (from python) for computing this, but it's currently a bit 'brute-force' (and slow). For every ...
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PostGIS: Select features that do NOT intersect

This seems to me like such a simple question (and it probably is) yet I cannot seem to find an example that gives me the answer. Using PostGIS, I just want to select points that fall outside of ...
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Search Intersections with ArcGIS Server 10 without using Address Locator

Is there a way to search for intersections on a centerline layer in ArcGIS Server 10 without using an Address Locator? I can send direct queries to the centerline layer for individual road segments. ...
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Intersection algorithm that correctly handles the 180° meridian and poles?

Is there a well known intersection algorithm that correctly handles 180 meridian and poles? For example, let's say we have a list of latitude and longitude values that represent Antarctica. Let's ...
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Separate polygons based on intersection using PostGIS

I have a PostGIS table of polygons where some intersect with one another. This is what I'm trying to do: For a given polygon selected by id, give me all of the polygons that intersect. Basically, ...