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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Convert multiple lines into single line

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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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 best to map lines based on multiple attributes?

I need to plot lines onto a map to display road quality. I'm already using colours to distinguish between different road conditions, but I also need to display another factor - the survey origin. ...
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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 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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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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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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remove segments of lines in R

I have these 3 lines: line1 <- matrix(c(-1.81209, -1.80470, -1.80616, 55.68024, 55.67947, 55.67544), ncol=2) line2 <- matrix(c(-1.80468, -1.80330, -1.79690, 55.68322, ...
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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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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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How to extract most probable flow line from multiple lines?

I have to apply uncertainty principle to computing flow accumulation using Monte Carlo method. I generate raster with random numbers which represents mistakes in creating DEM. Then I apply those ...
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extend line to feature. programatically

Thanks in advance for any help. I'm trying to programmatically extend hundreds of lines (blue in image) to a single polyline feature (red in image). Sometimes the lines intersect each other, but I'd ...
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How to join number of point features into attribute of nearest line segment

I have point shapefile with lot of attributes, that represent road accidents and line shapefile with highways. What i want is to join attribute into line shapefile with value, that represent number of ...
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How to draw (or add) a line indicating a specific latitude/longitude?

I'm trying to add a single line that show a specific latitude (e.g. the Tropic of Cancer) I don't want a gird but only a single line even in a vector layer.How can I do that I've try with pyQGIS ...
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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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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 do I make line symbols intersect cleanly without showing edges in QGIS?

I digitised a map showing electric grid lines. I merged a number of lines into a single feature. Now, I'd like these lines to be displayed so that the intersections appear continuous. At the moment, ...
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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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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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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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Get coordinate of second to last vertex for python ArcGIS

I need to obtain the x and y attributes of the second to last vertex for each segment and add to the attribute table using Arcpy (or some other python module). To get the Y co-orodinate of the first ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Housenumber(point) angle from line (street)

using arcgis 10 with Point data (Housenumber without angle attribute) and line data (street without angle attribute) I want to create housenumber labels from point with correct angle from nearest ...
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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 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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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 ...