Measurement is finding a number that shows the size or amount of something.

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How to get correct lengths when switching from GCS to PCS?

I'm working on ArcMap 10 and need to get the lenghts (in meters) of the segments composing my line feature class. GCS of the line is WGS_1984. Extent of this data should be: Left 11.236520 dd, Right ...
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Can you add the “measure” tool to model builder?

I am wondering if there is a way to add the measure tool, usually residing in the Tools toolbar, into model builder?
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Adding UTM to dijit measurement location in JAVA API

2 coordinate systems are shown when using dijit measurement by default. is it possible to add UTM to the Dropdownlist ? Here is the code : var measurement = new Measurement({ map: map }, ...
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Get Radius in epsg 4326 with Openlayers 3

What is the best method for getting the radius of a circle in Openlayers 3 in epsg 4326 (geodesic)? I'm using this example for a base and trying to draw a circle while getting the radius, but using ...
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Real-world dimensions of a 3D object in VisualSFM or MeshLab

I have a good-quality, precise 3D scene reconstructed from photographs/video by VisualSFM. All camera parameters, including 3D position and lens details, are known. Now, that the hardest work has ...
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How to draw a circle in OpenLayers 2 and measure its radius dynamically?

With OpenLayers 2.13, I want to draw a circle and obtain its radius at each mousemove. The radius would then be returned as arguments of a callback function, for example. But of course, this is not ...
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Measure several line segments as one in ArcGIS

I have a polyline shapefile which is divided into more than 56 pieces and I want to measure the length of the whole line as one line.
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ArcGIS JavaScript API - measurement widget doesn't work with other widgets

I am having an issue with the Measurement-Widget in combination to other widgets with the newest ArcGIS API for JavaScript (3.13). With the sandbox, i was able to create a Map which includes ...
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Adding M coordinate with different measurings in PostGIS

I have a line table made of several linestring features in succession, so that all linestrings together would form one continuous line, such as: id | geom ----+----------------------- 1 | ...
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How to measure an irregular road line in QGIS?

I'm trying to measure the distance between some coordinate points along a road line from an OpenStreetMap source map, I am using QGIS 2.4.0. My problem is to find a way to measure these distances ...
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Coloring multilinestringzm M values in QGIS

I have output from a geophysical technique that produces X,Y,Z and scalar value for millions of points, which have been stitched together appropriately (by networkx if it matters) into ...
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Water diving and depth measuring equipment

We go to villages and forest to deepwell rig for water. Can anyone help in identifying a GPS and water depth measurement devices please? we do 4-6" deepwell rigging for ground water in mozambique ...
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Calculate the distances between n geographical points

First of all, I'm sorry if my question is stupid, but I'm totally new to the world of GISs and geographic measurements. I would like to calculate the distances between N (an arbitrary number, but ...
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Distance to nearest hub output not correct

In QGIS 2.6, I'm working with two point layers: center of the population per census tract and stores that accept food stamps. I'm using "distance to nearest hub" to calculate nearest food stamp outlet ...
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How to compute orthodromic distance in QGIS?

I have opened a geotiff file with QGIS. The CRS of this file is EPSG:3857 (web mercator). When I use the distance tool in the menu, the computed distance is towards web mercator coordinates and not ...
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Why is result of ST_Area or ST_Distance in SRID 4326 so small

there is one thing I do not understand when using the following Query in geometries which are all SRID 4326. WITH s AS (SELECT * FROM de_sim_points_start WHERE id = 6545) SELECT e.*, ...
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This._geometryService is null in mesurement wedjit arcgis javascript api

I'm working on arcgis javascript api, and I'm usint the measurement wedjit, it was working correctly, suddenly, after adding another features to the map, I discovered that the measurement tool is not ...
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Measuring the area of polygon tool not working

I am using ArcMap 10.2.2 and can't get the measure tool to measure an area. For some reason The option to measure an area is not available for selection. Any ideas of how to activate it so I can ...
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How to set the Measure Tool Ellipsoid Default Behavior?

Using QGIS 2.6.0 Brighton, I want to overlay a shapefile (EPSG: 26910, Nad83 UTM10) over OpenLayers Google Satellite (EPSG: 3857, Pseudo Mercator), and reliably measure distances. Furthermore, I want ...
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Calculate Height Data From Three Known Points

What's the best way to calculate "height" (snowfall, actually) data from three surrounding locations? For this example, I'm looking to arrive at a "close enough" snowfall value at point A by ...
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How do I measure the area difference between polygons in different shp files?

I have couple if shp files with 1000 polygons scattered in them (around 1k in each file) , each shp file represents a time frame (3 months period) and I want to show the a report with a progress of ...
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Multiple ArcGIS custom popup template

I'm trying to view Measurement widjet in popup using arcgis javascript api, how to achieve this goal? I did a popup info for layers, but I'm not sure how to do this when pressing on measurement tools ...
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Is there a tool to split self-created measurement values?

Is there any way to split created measurement values across multiple polylines? For example, if there are two lines that each have F_MEAS=0 and T_MEAS=0.5, is there any way to choose both edges, say ...
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how to know distance of a point to a shape in a certain orientated direction?

I have a point (in the middle of the sea) and I have to measure the distance from this point to the land. No big deal, I can use the measure tool. But what if I have to know exactly the distance ...
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Best formula for calculating short distances in UTM?

I'm fairly new at calculating distances with precision, but I wanted to know what is the best formula for calculating short distances in UTM coordinates. The distances that I'am calculating are all ...
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OpenLayers 3 measure example

Here is my fiddle, which is exact copy of Openlayers 3 measure example. What am I doing wrong when my fiddle isn't working? I can't see the blue dot to start measuring my path or area (same problem ...
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How to define measurement units in grass

I need to get the length and area of some landscape features in the US. My data was in lat and long degrees. I created a new location with an UTM projection and read the data into grass. Now if I ...
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How do I preserve measurement between QGIS and Google Earth?

Wondering if anyone has found a way around this: I am having issues when importing shp files into Google Earth. I need reasonably accurate measurement data and my measurements change significantly ...
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Measure Widget Issue - ArcGIS Javascript API 3.11

I am having an issue with the Measure Widget in my application after updating to 3.11. The widget does not appear after the application loads. I have checked my code and do not see an issue, also ...
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QGIS 2.4 How do I find and change measurement units? [duplicate]

I want to create 1,000m buffer around an object, but when I enter 1,000 as the distance I get something that looks more like a 100,000m buffer. I can enter 0.01 to get what looks like a 1,000m ...
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Measuring tool shows different measurements for same building in two different map documents?

So I have two map documents with two different Coordinate Systems set for the layers but using copies of the same shapefile. Map 1: Coordinate System: ...
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How do I create measured line segments along existing polylines from a starting point?

I realize my problem may be solved using Linear Referencing, and if that's the case I'm looking for help figuring out the workflow involved there. I'm working in ArcGIS 10.2 Desktop Basic, and this ...
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What is a good metric for mapping accuracy

I have recently received a dataset that supposedly mapped the altitude a given region (a DEM). I would like to determine the accuracy of the new map by comparing it with a previously generated DEM. ...
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Shape length distance wrong in Robinson projection

I have a world map in the WGS 1984 Geographical Coordinate System. I want to measure the lengths of borders between countries in kilometers. To get the units in meters, I have first used the Define ...
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How can I measure area in square kilometres from lat / lon gps coordinates?

I have code from openlayers that I cannot quite handle because I am so new for these kind of codes. My main goal is to measure area from n amount of lat/lon gps coordinates and convert the result into ...
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How to get the Measure Line in Yards (not Feet)

I'm using Qgis Dufour 2.0.1 and the Openlayers Plugin for images. I'm working on a golf course project where everyone thinks in yards. I've tried different CRS (now working the State Plane Missouri ...
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Web site for plan upload and measure

I've got plans of my house and a warehouse on paper. I would like to scan them in JPEG, import them on my PC and measure them. I'm looking for a website where I can upload those tiff, jpeg or pdf ...
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Calculate line distances inside of polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working with two data sets: NHD polyline stream layer for my entire state HUC Watershed boundary Polygons for the entire state I am looking for a way to calculate the total length of streams ...
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Determine distance between two lines at multiple locations

We have a number of features that look something like this: I need to measure the distance between the edges of a track (two lines) for all the tracks, and flag locations where the track width ...
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Measure feature by tracing

I'm trying to measure how far along a river polyline a feature is using the measurement tool in ArcGIS. Is it possible to trace the polyline (in a similar method to the trace tool in an edit session) ...
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Geodesic measurements for short distances throughout US?

My ArcGIS experience has been limited to working on large-scale maps with planar projections. I'm moving to a project in which I want to calculate the distance between pro sports facilities throughout ...
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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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ArcMap lagging when I use the measure tool

ArcMap is lagging when I click the measure tool, my data isn't particularly big (biggest .shp is ~150mb) and my PC is brand new. Any idea what may be causing this?
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Analyzing spatial differences: conceptual and technical questions [closed]

My question is both conceptual and technical, but more conceptual than technical. It's a little long and multi-pronged, but I figured the best answers would consider everything, so thanks for bearing ...
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What do different realizations of the same datum have in common?

Firstly, am I correct in assuming that the process of determining the shape and the size of the spheroid is independent from the process of determining the origin and the orientation? For example, ...
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Get XY coordinates in UTM from web-mercator where UTM zone is not known

How to get XY(northing/easting) coordinates in UTM where data is WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere(WKID: 3857) coordinate system and UTM zone is unknown. For e.g. India falls under multiple UTM ...
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Openlayers Measure Line and Area at the same time from the same button

I have been using separate buttons to measure lines and areas in my Openlayers maps (as per the Openlayers examples) but would ideally like to get the output for both length and area at the same time. ...
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How to hide infoWindow while using measure tool and showing it back after using it ArcGis JavaScript API [duplicate]

I have an infoWinfow set on the click event of the map. I want to disable this event when I'm using the measurement tool and then enable it back after the measurement tool is used. So far I've done ...
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Adding new vector layer. Should .shp file only be added or .shp plus corresponding .shx, .dbf, etc.?

I am a very definite QGIS newbie. I have been creating a map using files that had been used in ArcGis. Each time I wanted to add a new vector layer I opened an .shp file and specified CRS as WGS 84. ...
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Measuring Distance from Point to Point Along a Path in ArcMap

I am looking at a village and want to find the distance from each house (point) to the pagoda (point). However, I want the distance to be measured along a path (which I digitized as a polyline) and ...