A set of ordered co-ordinates that represent the shape of geographic features too narrow to be displayed as an area at the given scale (contours, street centrelines, or streams), or linear features with no area (county boundary lines)

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How to split line at a specified distance and getting coordinates of start and end points of each line segment?

I tried v.split in GRASS: and my notebook ran a lot of time but showed this error:bad allocation, then I click "OK", and got nothing. Are there other ways to split lines?and I hope to get 2 new ...
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How to Blink a line on a map similarly like a point blinking on map through lat lon points

how to blink a line on a map which is formed by lat lon points through linestring from database the points(lat,lon) comes which is stored in form of MultiLineString. similarly like how a point ...
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How to set the length of a line using openlayers [duplicate]

I'm trying edit a polygon by changing the length of some lines by code. Found this method to calculate based on the bearing. But I didn't find anything on how to calculate the bearing, before I start ...
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How does Flow Mapper Plugin work?

I downloaded the Flowmapper plugin for Qgis and I can't seem to find any information on how it is supposed to work... Also the text seems to cut-off and not fully showing for the input fields so I'm ...
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Shorten polylines a given distance

I have a polyline dataset with lines of different lengths. I want to shorten all polylines the same distance on both ends (e.g. 10m each side). Is there a tool or script available that could help me ...
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How do I find vector line bearing in QGIS or GRASS?

How can one extract the bearings from a set of lines in a vector file? I'm trying to find the bearings of several straight vector line segments (simplified contour lines, actually) and can't figure ...
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Converting multiple lines into single line using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've no idea if this is basic or what but I have this data that contains multiple lines (forming a polygon shape). I want to convert those lines (multiple - each with a start and end point) to a ...
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D3, Polymaps and Lines

I'm quite new to d3 and Polymaps and I have a question to ask.. I am trying to connect two points using a line, using Polymaps and d3, my starting point is from this code that Mike provided ...
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ArcObjects Java Calculate Line Length

I'm relatively new to programming and ArcObjects. I'm trying to simply calculate the length of a line (test.shp) using ArcObjects and Java. I've tried the code below with no luck. This is simple in ...
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Remove/dissolve parts in ESRI line feature class

I am using ESRI ArcGIS 10.1. I have a line which has been dissolved, having initially been composed of 4 features. I want to remove these parts, properly dissolving it into one continuous feature. I ...
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Spatial Join problems in ArcGIS 10.1 - intersect polygon and lines

I have hurricane tracks (Lines) and Florida county boundary (polygon) and I want to extract only those hurricane tracks that intersect Florida. In ArcMap 10.0 I used Spatial Join (from ...
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Lines as Great circles on a map

How can I get line features to appear as great circles on a map, instead of straight lines? Thanks,
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Splitting a branched river network at point layer [duplicate]

I need to split a country-scale river network (polyine) at certain barriers (point) so the length of (branched) river sections that have a certain minimum length. I used the following procedure: 1) ...
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How change border line to no pen with python console?

From Python console I load a shapefile with qgis.utils.iface.addVectorLayer. How I can remove border lines (change to no pen) in the active layer?
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Breaking a dynamic text line in data driven pages

I am using data driven pages and some of my dynamic text attributes are too long for my layout. Is there a way to break the line into 2 or more lines with out editing the data? Example: FROM Billy ...
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Selecting lines occupying identical positions in MapInfo or QGIS

I have two shapefiles from a client, one is their entire network (complete with unique IDs) and another a selection I need. However the selection file does not have unique IDs but the entire one does. ...
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Draw two separate lines from A to B and B to A

I have an Origin-Destination table like this Origin Destination Value A B 10 B A 100 A C 120 ... For all the locations A, B, C... I have another table indicating their location (Lat and Lon) Is ...
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Sum line length with clip intersect? [closed]

SELECT sum(st_length(st_intersection(POLY.geom, LINE.geom))) AS sum_line_length... Is this function OK to calculate the sum of lines length? Wonder if it do the clip line where one line go from one ...
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How do i calculate line segment lengths within a polygon?

I have a layer with line segments and a layer of polygons (in this case, buffers around points). I need to create a new field for each polygon that contains the total length of all line segments ...
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How can I merge/collapse nearby and parallel road lines (eg. a dual-carriageway) into one single line?

I have a shapefile from OSM which contains all the roads within a city. Larger roads (like dual-carriageways) seem to have 2 parallel lines. I'd like to collapse / combine those into 1 line so I can ...
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Elevation profile 10 km each side of a line

How can I get an elevation profile for a band of terrain? The highest elevation within 10 km (on each side of the defined line) should be taken into account. I hope my question is clear. Thank you ...
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CAD Contour Lines to ArcGIS Attributed Polylines

I'm having a 'CAD to GIS' issue. I have a dwg file which contains large number of contour lines that have been split by labels. I need to import the contour lines from CAD to GIS so that they contain ...
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How to create line with exact same length over and over again?

I need to draw 30 meter lines in specific places. Ctrl+l is too annoying to do everytime. Is there a easy way to define specific same length for a line that I need to draw many times?
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QGIS line style

I found the latest QGIS has a great tool to create complex styles, however looks like one small but very useful thing is missing, or I can't find it. I'm trying to create a line style something like ...
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Creating points along lines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a point along a line given distance How to create equidistant points in QGIS? I have some road survey data and each line has an individual value and ...
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digitizing (tolerence) error in line data

I have designed a large number of boundaries. For accuracy, I took lines in patches from different data sets and merged them into one. Now I want to turn them into polygons from lines. I every second ...
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Moving points onto lines (~neighborhood)

I do have two vector layer, of which one is a point layer based on "events" by remote sensing and the second one is a line layer from local research. In my case these are earthquakes and tectonic ...
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Strange line appearing

I have this line in my project's layer which i cant make disappear: I hope you can see it. In QGIS is much more visible. An it also appears on the print composer. Any suggestions would be very ...
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Why doesn't Polygonizer copy the line ids to my polygonized shapefile?

I am trying to convert a line shapefile into a polygon shapefile using Polygonizer plugin, and when my new polygons are created all the cells in my id field are "Null", although I have clicked "copy ...
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How to create a line with start and end points which are in another layer in QGIS?

In my map, there are lots of points in layer A. I want to make a line layer B and I want to make start & end points of lines snapping to points in layer A manually. Can I use points of layer A as ...
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How to connect particular sets of points with (poly)lines?

I think my problem is quite easy to be solved by the most postgis-users, but i am a bloody beginner: i have a timestamped point-table representing GPS-tracked places of different cars. To distinguish ...
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CssParameter stroke-width min max value Geoserver

I wonder if there is a minimum value for the stroke width parameter since I've a LineSymbolizer with stroke 0.1 but i want it to be thinner so i change the value to 0.05 but i dont see any difference ...
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How to connect places (points) without crossing lines?

I have two sets of data. One with placemarks represented by blue dots in image below, and another set of geographic data with lines represented by grey lines. 1) For the first point in drawing, I'm ...
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Compute Angle of line in conventional bearing using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I am trying to compute angle between two lines (line segment) using ESRI (ArcGIS, JS) in conventional bearing (Eg: N29'E) I am using Add Toolbar to draw a line segment where point A is a fixed point ...
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How can several vector layers have different controls, using Openlayers?

Using openlayers I have two vector layers. One layer is called lineLayer consisting of vector lines, and the other is called pointLayer consisting of points. When I hover on the lines I want to be ...
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Joining lines in MapInfo that won't be split by disaggregate?

I have just run a disaggregation a .tab containing just lines and found I have a few with duplicate IDs. However when I zoom in these lines appear to be connected. Is there any way to join these ...
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How to Partition Line into Segments using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile of U.S. states. I extracted the boundary between two states, resulting in a line segment. For example, the boundary between Georgia and North Carolina. Is there a way to further ...
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Drawing a Straight Line Between Two Polygons on a Map and Listing Which Polygons It Passes Through

I have a shapefile of United States counties. I have two counties that I would like to highlight. I would like to draw a straight line distance between them. By straight line, I mean, if you were ...
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Grouping lines together to form one line after a distance threshold is met: ArcGIS 10

I have lines on a map showing the most direct way from point data to the coastline (polygon). I would like to group the lines if they are close to each other by a distance that I can set. Where the ...
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How to avoid holes in polygons from lines?

I am trying to convert a dataset of lines that contains the coast of New Zealand into a big polygon. However using the vector -> geometry tools -> lines to polygon command in Quantum GIS results in a ...
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Finding centrelines from polygons?

I was wondering if there is a way to create centre lines from polygons in QGIS? I have a polygon layer, but ideally need the centrelines as a separate file. Thanks, Alan
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How to find the center point of MULTILINESTRING?

How to find the center point of MULTILINESTRING, which lies on the multiline?
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I made a Relationship Class(1-M). Its a street X our Address table. I can´t split the street. How to fix it?

I have a table "Addresses" and the Feature "streets". The feature "Streets" are lines. I need to do a relation with this table with this feature. What I do? I tried built a "relationship class". The ...
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Given 2 LINESTRINGs with common point, how to extract common point?

I have 2 LINESTRING geometries. I know both share a common point. Using PostGIS for Postgres, what is the cleanest way to extract the common point? Example with illustration: How do I extract the ...
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How to join lines in QGIS for later using “lines to poly”?

After successfully merging lines (using snapping) with merge_selected_features i got nice result - one merged line. Next thing was to make polygon from created merged line. Result is not nice - it ...
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Change line selection display in MapInfo

can someone help me with a MapInfo query. Is it possible to change the display MapInfo uses when selecting lines? Atm I can be often difficult to see selected lines easily as the lines I am using are ...
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Connect points along bathymetry contours

I have a table with start and end point data in each row and need to convert them into lines, but I would like something other than a straight segment. Ideally, I want to connect the points via a ...
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How to find isolated geometry/attributes in road network?

I have a road network with paved/unpaved status in attribute table. This road network don't must contain isolated paved geometry. There are any solutions find isolated geometry in GIS software ...
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How to connnect two lines with different width so it looks good?

Simple question, how do you create a symbol with or without representation to connect two lines with different line width so it looks good? I need to have a smooth transition between the lines, ...
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Divide Line Into Sections Using Points Offset from It in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have track (line) and milemarkers (point). Each point is offset by a different distance. Is there a way to find where each point would intersect the line if going perpendicularly out from the line? ...