# Tagged Questions

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

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### Planar vs. Geodesic large differences

Using ArcMap aerial image in WGS84 my line measurements in Planar seem to come out very high, while Geodesic seems accurate. I am concerned about this and wonder why Planar measurement does not match ...
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### Measure polyline length in QGIS

I try to measure the length (in meters) of the polyline layer that pass inside the olive polygon layer only, and if it possible export the wanted polyline into new layer: the attribute table of the ...
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### Measuring length through a polyline in QGIS.

I'm working on a fiber optic project. I want to measure the length through a fiber optic cable (polyline) from a point. Does anyone have an idea to help me? For example, I'm at the point 082 CTO and ...
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### Get nearest polygons in both sides of a polyline with arcpy

I have polyline shapes representing roads and another shape layer with polygons that are representing buildings. I have to find some way with ArcPy to measure the distance from a point within the ...
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### How to find cumulative length at points on a line?

I am working on a Modelbuilder project to teach myself how to use it. I do not yet have much knowledge in Python. I am currently a little stuck on the project I am working on. I have a line made from ...
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### Measure the distance between points automatically

How can I measure the distance between points referring to the same element in an automated way? In fact I've imported in QGIS buildings downloaded from two different sources and obviously they are ...
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### Discrepancy between constructed line length and length recorded in attribute table in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Say that in an edit session I create a line of an exact length entered by keyboard - say 10' If I later measure that line using the measure tool, snapping to each end of the line, it reads 9.99998' ...
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### Measure distance between points along a line in QGIS

I have a road network and different points connected to the roads. I would like to measure the distance between several points along the roads. Basically I want to do the same like the road graph ...
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### How is width commonly defined for areal features?

Map generalization guidelines, for instance applicable to CORINE Land Cover or Polish BDOO databases state inclusion criteria for areal features like "area should be > 250 000 m^2 and width should be >...
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### GeoDjango -How to store measurement data

Assume I have recorded the following values during a bike trip. One such dataset has been recorded every 5 seconds: timestamp, longitute, latitude, pulse rate, pedal frequency What is the best way ...
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This is my first post here. What would cause the "Advanced digitizing panel" D (length) to show up wrong? I'm in the US using WGS 84 as CRS. If I add a feature (line) Advanced Digitizing Panels ...
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### Measure building lean in ArcMap?

I was wondering if anyone is aware of any tools that are available to measure building lean in ortho images from within ArcMap. I am aware of calculations and processes that can be used to measure and ...
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### Using measuring tool in ArcGIS

This is probably a very simple question - but opening up ArcGIS, the measure tool is unhighlighted, how do I make it so it is visible? Am I missing turning on an extension or something?
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### How to determine objects area (size) measurement error using satellite images?

I am working at scientific paper about measuring object's size (it's area) using satellite images. I got some progress in it and need to compare my results with other scientific works. I have found ...
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### How can I measure the distance between many polygon features and either another polygon or a line in QGIS?

I often have to manually measure the distance between a single site and other sites around it, but obviously this can get long-winded and I feel like there must be a much more efficient way of doing ...
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### Measuring Geodesic Distance in ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I'm working with only a basic/student license for ArcGIS 10.1 on an ocean mapping project. I've created a grid that covers all ocean area, capturing various characteristics within that grid (the ...
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### Why does not equal length of line in DIRECTION/LENGTH with length of line in MEASURING in OpenLayers 2.13?

My map projection is: "EPSG:900913" ,Display projection is "EPSG:4326" and units is "m", however does not equal the length in Direction/length with the length is calculated in measuring in OpenLayers, ...
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### How to calculate accurate distances in Openlayers 3?

I'm calculating distance in OpenLayers 3 (3.9.0). I've got a function included in my project for measuring line/area features, basically lifted from the OpenLayers Examples. I'm using ...
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### Labeling at M value vertices only?

How would one label at M value vertices only? We have added M values using linear referencing and now would like to label stations at the vertices.
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### Closer for measureToolTip, openLayers 3

I want to add for my map measure tools. I added distance for line and square for polygon. Also i added erase for drawed element, but i can't to clear measureTooltip. First I try do it with Overlay....
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### Find the point distance along a streams polyline?

Working in ArcGIS. I am looking for a way to find the distance of a point along a streams polyline. I read Finding distance of point along polyline? and it seems to be similar to what I need...the ...
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### Does the mean of latitude and longitude make sense?

The problem setting: I have a time series of geolocation data, namely latitude and longitude. I want to downsampling the time series and don't know if taking mean value of latitude and longitude ...
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### Programmatically modifying ArcGIS Measurement object's units property

I am using ArcGIS's JS API for Measurement tool to measure and display Area, Distance, and Location points, but I cannot seem to be able to change the units programmatically. There's a method for ...
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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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### 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.*, ST_Distance(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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### 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 ...