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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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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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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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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Workflow for creating line features between two coordinate pairs in QGIS

I have a table of stream reaches with xy coordinates for their respective tops and bottoms. I'd like to convert the table to a feature, using the xy coordinates as the endpoints of the line. Any ...
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How to create polygons from lines?

I am trying to create polygons from a line layer of lots and concessions (large blocks of land in rural areas). The lines are mainly grid style as they intersect mostly at right angles. I need to ...
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Filling a polygon with lines using Postgis

i need to calculate a specific distance in an area. The distance is calculated from parallel lines in a polygon, And i need to find out how many parallel lines (with x meters distance to each other) ...
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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 compute and fill One-way field in a street shapefile according spacial position

I think it is something complicate, but I hope someone could bring up any idea about. I'm using ArcGIS10, and I have a "One-way roads" shapefile with a One-way field with Y/N. But I need to create a ...
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How can I add an arrow to a line?

I want to have arrow heads at the end of a number of lines. I add these through Line properties --> Line decorations. It looks nice and all when displayed in the legend: But in my map, due to ...
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Problems using v.split in SEXTANTE toolbox to split lines

I got this error: Or don't click "open output file after running algorithm", but there is no new shapefile created on my desktop. How to solve this problem and split lines at a specified distance? ...
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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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Creating a line (closest vertex to line)

I am working in reorganising our utility data. Two years ago, we have started collecting Private Service water line. We still have a lot of them to extract from old Record Drawings. I was ...
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Compute Angle of a line in conventional bearing

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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Selecting polygons with a minimum internal straight line value - ArcGIS 10

I have a map of polygons representing forest stands. I am trying to sort through them to find those polygons that have a minimum internal distance of 200 m in a straight line (my field sampling will ...
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Split polygon into lines

I have a polygon layer which looks like this . I used the QGIS multiparts to singleparts tool and also polygon to lines. In both cases i got this type of result . I want to extract polygon into ...
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Show pop-up where user clicked in OpenLayers

How to change this example ( http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/select-feature-openpopup.html ) so that when the user clicks on a line (feature) pop-up display where the user clicked? A few days ...
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A tool or way to Extend line by specified distance?

I have a purely aesthetic layer which has arrow symbols. Some aren't showing up right because the line is too small. I have selected maybe 50 records where I need to extend this line by a given number ...
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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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How can I move along a line (or path)?

Given a line (street, railroad, river...) I want to simulate a moviment inside this line. Example: See this picture: Say I'm in "Nagqu" and want to move to "Kunlunqial". In a time (t=0) I'm in ...
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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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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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PostGIS, create line from points

I have a PostGIS table with position data of numerous vehicles and want to create lines from these points. Data can be selected by vehicle id and ordered by timestamp but how to create lines from the ...
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Is there a way to automatically snap loose points of lines to close by vertices with Quantum GIS?

I have a vector layer of lines that were drawn with the snapping option off. I need to have them snapped but, there are hundreds of lines. Is there any solution to do this automatically or ...
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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 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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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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Splitting lines at a specified distance

Does exist some plugin with it is possible to Splitting lines at a specified distance in Qgis?
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Convert point file to polyline but not joining every set of points in ArcGIS10

I have a dataset that looks like : OBJECTID Shape KP DESCRIPTION EASTING NORTHING 1 Point 0.04 Span;Start 525112.2 6728715.4 2 Point 0.0506 Span;End ...
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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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Creating a 3D line feature based on 3D point features

In ArcGIS for Desktop 10.0, is it possible to create a 3D line feature by drawing a line that connects 3D point features?
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How can I create a line with three points with Python in QGIS?

I'm new to Python and I'm having some dificulties. I want to create a simple layer with a line in the console of QGIS with Python. How can I do that?
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QGIS and Python - create line with multiple points in postgis [closed]

How can I create a line, with Python functions, with many points that are records in Postgis? Thank you