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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Split a line feature using nearby points

I have a line shapefile and a point shapefile, and the line has its own segments and its attribute table, the point shapefile has points near the line above, not on it and the close ...
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QGIS: Clipping a line layer using a polygon and getting an empty shapefile

I am using QGIS 2.2.0 and want to clip a line layer (roads) so that only those inside a polygon are shown. When I do this using Vector->Geoprocessing Tools->Clip I only get an empty shapefile as an ...
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How to make river lines intact between confluences in QGIS?

I got a river shapefile below, and I found that there are many fragmental lines in this line shapefile, like, and, Most of these are located around the confluence(node), and how can I do to ...
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Draw lines and Move the marker at the same time with KML format

it is possible to draw a line and put the Marker in the top of the line with KML format? or have i to make two KML files, it's that to say, One KML file for the Lines and another one for The Markers? ...
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How to assign node IDs to links in a network?

I have two shapefile layers in ArcGIS for Desktop 10. I have one line layer and node layer. My node layer(shp) has a "code_1" field and line layer has a "code_node" field. The intersection point ...
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How do i create a distributive flow line map showing movement of passengers from a bus terminal to several destinations?

I'm writing my final year B.Sc thesis on transportation (pattern of passenger flow from a bus terminal to several destinations). I intend 2 use a distributive flow line method of spatial movement ...
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Draw lines from points in QGIS

(I found here similar questions but they all reffer to ESRI's programs, and I use QGIS) I have a point layer and need to draw a line passing through or in the vicinity of the points (up to 0.5m ...
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Update Point ID as Start Node and End Node to Line through FME

I need your help to perform the below process in FME I have two layers; Pole Data (Point) and Cable (Line) Cable have no ID I want to keep the Cable which is going through the Pole Then make the ...
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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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Show only some buildings

How do I show only some buildings? I only need to show 3 cabins in the forrest, but not every house in the whole village around, and the city close by. Maybe some of the symbol buildings in the city ...
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How to create a point representing a polyline?

How do I convert a line (usually 2 vertices but can be more) into a single point in QGIS? I did it a couple of years ago using a build-in tool in ArcGIS 8 or 9 I think but have no idea how to do it in ...
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How to set the length of a line using openlayers

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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Point in Linefeature build through specific topology rules

i want to build Lines from Point Features following different topology rules (that lines aren't like randomly build, but how i should be following the extent from other polygons for example.. when ...
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CartoDB simple process

I'm attempting to create a simple process with CartoDB, I have a layer with number of polygons, I want to to run a SQL with a multipoint line to report which polygons were intersected.
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Updating a column with line direction in MapInfo

I was wondering if there is a way to update a column in MapInfo with the digitised line direction. I have two TAB files, one is complete lines and the other is sections of the same lines (both have a ...
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How to number points along a line consecutively

I have a line and along this line I have different points which are max. 20m away from that line. Now I would like to number the points along the line, like shown in the grafic. Any suggestions how to ...
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Compare field values and assign a new field to store value ArcMap 10 python

I am currently doing an analysis in Arc Map 10 using python, as I am not familiar with this tool, hence I come here to ask your help. I actually have two shape layers, one is a point layer and the ...
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Need to merge overlapping line segments

I'm working with fish distribution data, and have combined several 24k habitat maps into a single layer that I'll call "critical habitat" In merging multiple distributions into one dataset, there are ...
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How to do a search in a line to a specific point

I'm using QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour. I'm working with a shape file made by a single line that represents a road with 30km. In that line I want to attach pdf files containing information about some points in ...
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Line bearing for wind direction for plume of smoke QGIS

I'm trying to draw a line representing direction of a plume of smoke for an emergency planning scenario in QGIS. The line needs to be 5km in length and have a bearing of 85 degrees. The closest I have ...
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How to calculate the area between two line shapes?

I'm a newbie using QGIS (2.0). I'm trying to calculate the sidewalk area of a city. For that I have some shapes, extracted from Mricostation, with the topology (facades, fords, fences, etc.), but ...
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Show the paths but not roadsides and driveways in the line layer

I want to display paths in the woods but the paths are all in One (line) layer that contains all roadsides, pavements, drivvays, but also paths, tractor road and other relevant roads in, and up to the ...
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Fading symbology at edges

A general problem for me with digitized material is that it can be too precise. Sometimes I just need to show a line or surface without sharp borders. I don't regularly need to visualize the exact ...
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ArcGIS cutting a line out of polygon

Ok I know that this must be a pretty silly question, but I'm just not able to create a line in ArcGIS. I started an edit session and began with straight segment. All i want to do is simply drawing a ...
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How to check how much of a line (percentage-wise) is covered by a polygon in arcpy?

I'm searching for an efficient way to check if a line is covered by a polygon (see image, this case should return 2x "true"). Right now I only check wether a line is within a buffer with ...
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Draw great circle rays from a single point along specific directions

How can I draw great circle rays starting from a single given point P (for example, from coordinate [34 N, 116 W] in this map) and along directions D1, D2, ... (for example, 30, 45 and 135 degrees) in ...
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sql query to get origins and destinations

I have a table of cities with an ID and geometry (200K rows) and a table of travels, with only two ID: idfrom, idto (7K rows) I'm wondering how could I select the geometries for each one in order to ...
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Split single line based on the 3D length

so I have a transect line which I already add the z value using the Interpolate Shape. I need to split this line into 100m in 3D length, which due to elevation must be different than 2D. However the ...
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erase a “line feature” (erase feature) from a “polygone feature”

how can I erase a "line feature" (erase feature) from a "polygone feature" (input) in ArcGIS 10? With the tool "erase" I can only use an other "polygon feature" as erase feature for a polygon ...
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cut off part of catchment

I want to edit a polygon as that I cut off a part of it. I want to freely make a line that define where the polygon should be seperated. I have tried to useedit vertices but it does not seem to be a ...
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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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Show alternating contour lines

Is it possible to show only every other counture line? And how do you do that? (Im new to QGIS Lisboa 1.8.0, but even newer to QGIS Dufour 2.0.1, but have used ArcGIS a bit a while ago, and also ...
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Can I clip vector shapefiles more efficiently?

I have a river shapefile, got from r.watershed module, and it looks like this: I have eight points on the river which I want to analyse, and I only want this river segments:(the second photo below ...
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Find the co-ordinates of tangent points and intersection of a curved line [closed]

I have a line with curves in it. Is there an easy way to extract the X Y values for the tangent points and intersection points in ArcMap 10.2.1? Hopefully my simple paint diagram clarifies what I ...
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grass: walking along vector line

I have a line vector which I converted into points with v.to.points. I need to get the coordinates of each point AS I WOULD WALK ON THE LINE. v.to.ascii appears to just use some other order, but I ...
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Explode/Decompose Polyline Network with MapInfo

I have a network of polylines which possibly include multi polylines as well. I wish to decompose these polylines into their fundemental line segments so I can produce the following table: Link_ID | ...
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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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SLD - Is it possible to create a Rule that stylise only the first and last point of a Line?

I've read the SLD doc, but I can't find any clue on how to create an SLD file to add a graphic symboliser on the first and last point of a line. Does someone know how to do that ? Thanks.
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Calculate 2D line of site from line layer and polygon layer using ArcGIS 10

I'm trying to run an analysis where I need to clip a radiating lines layer by land features to get the maximum distance from the central point to the nearest obstacle. What I have is a large line ...
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Extend Polyline in ArcGIS without intersecting line

I am trying to extend the ends of each line I have in a seismic survey 2 miles. I have tried using the extend line (Editor) tool but it needs an intersecting line to move to. Does anyone know how to ...
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How to find line segment between line intersections?

Given 1 non-self-intersecting line (red) and 2 other non-self-intersecting lines (light-green), what is the best way to find the coordinates of the line in between the 2 intersections? I threw this ...
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ArcMap 10.1 SP Spatial Join Problem (lines within polygon)

I have a line layer (faults) and a polygon layer (fishnet grid). The fishnet has a risk of earthquake attributed to each polygon. I want to take that risk value and give it to the fault lines which ...
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Writing an algorithm to find the most efficient line angle at which to draw lines

I've written a tool that fills a polygon in ArcMap with parallel lines at a user specified distance apart and at a user specified angle, written in vb.net and arcobjects. What i'm looking to do next ...
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Can someone clarify some details about freehand line tracing in QGIS?

I have read several tutorials and questions here on this site, but I have some lingering questions/doubts that I would like clarified. My project is tracing roadways from a 1926 map so that I can ...
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Fastest way to Join tables in python automation

My issue comes form the fact that doing Joins manually is actually relatively quick (5mins), but python automation of this process is 6hrs! Here is my code: import arcpy GDB_MARK_TO_MARK_VECTOR_VIEW ...
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Geoserver SLD Line styling with external graphic instead of WellKnownName

I have problem with styling in geoserver. Using tutorial from http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/styling/sld-cookbook/lines.html#id7 everything is ok but when I want to use ExternalGraphic ...
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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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Tornado Data Points: Linking 2 Points in QGIS on the Same Row

So I've got these tornado .csv files that have two latitude & longitude entries with the left-most in the table being the beginning point and the right-most being the ending point of the tornado, ...
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How to make XY to Line dynamic to access query?

I have connected the Access file to the ArcGIS file, and displayed it using the tool XY to line, but when I change the access file, this is not automatically adjusted in the ArcGIS template. Somehow, ...
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How to extract common outline of multiple polygons with code?

I'm not really asking for a chunk of code to do this, but more of an algorithm I can work with myself. For example, this is the state of Maine, obviously, and I have the points of each county ...