# Tagged Questions

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

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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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### Euclidean Distance Function performed on unprojected data

I am looking to perform a simple multi-criteria analysis on a data set comprised of two criterion: occurence of wildfires and road accessibility. First, the project CRS was enabled with "on the fly" ...
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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 polygon

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

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 ...
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### Is there any way to find the shortest distance from a point to a line?

I´m working with QGIS 1.8.0. I have a map divided into many features (thousands of small rectangles) and I have a point at the center of each of those features. I also have a map of the transmission ...
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### How to know the real size of grid? [duplicate]

Im working with QGIS. When dividing a map with a grid I set in the paramters X=0.1 and Y=0.1. Could someone please explain what does that mean? I mean would the map be divided into 100mx100m squares? ...
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### Can QGIS Measure Line tool compute correct geodetic distance?

As I understood, this tool normally shows distance in the project CRS units, not the geodetic meters (despite it actually says the distance is in meters). However, now I read (Section III, 4 - ...
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### Calculating distance to a feature from a reference line

I have multiple shapefiles, each containing a coastline for a specific year. I want to calculate the perpendicular distance to the shoreline from a fixed vertical reference line. Please recommend me ...
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### Measure length within a grid

I have a grid and some lines within a grid and I was wondering how to measure the length of the lines inside the grid. I can use the measure tool for a straight line, however in the future I will not ...
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### Distance measurements across UTM zones: use geographic or planar approaches?

I have a survey grid spread across 3 UTM zones (36N, 36S, 37S). I want to find the nearest (or shortest) distances of the centroids of these grids to roads and various points between. It seems like ...
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### Projection for Tracking a Vehicle

I'm looking for the best coordinate system projection to use for cartesian calculations while a vehicle is running from its starting location to about 100 miles from that spot. The offline format ...
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### QGis different results between \$length and measureing in the map

I use QGIS Lisboa and need the lenght of some shapefiles. When I use the field calculator the results are always around 30 % higher than in real, also than a measuring in the map. Does anybody have a ...
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### Can the units of the measure tool in QGIS be changed?

All, I'm trying to do some error-checking with some rasters I'm creating, and want to measure line distances on the map in feet, rather than meters - which is what the measure line tool seems to be ...
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### Find closest point from origin in QGIS and display measure line in composer

I have a location point. there are several constraints areas surrounding the point. Is there a way to calculate the closest point of this constraint from my point and to display the distances as a ...
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### What kind of unit of measurement for scale does SQL Server 2012 Spatial use?

What kind of unit of measurement for scale does SQL Server 2012 Spatial use?
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### How do I calculate acreage grouped by owner, masked by a poly?

I have statewide land ownership data and have created a mask to project ownership for only one county. I need to calculate the acreage of each owner within that county. Is there a quick way to ...
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### Detect connections along shapefile in QGIS?

I have a set of polylines and a set of points that lie along or very near to the polylines, and I need a way to measure which points are connected to each other along the polylines, and what the ...
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### OpenLayers measure tool - instant measurement

I need to use measure tool to measure distances (instant measurement!) in my application. Instant measurement example can be found here. But the main problem is that when I use instant measurement ...
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### Measurement not correct in QGIS 1.8

I have a SHP file of sub-areas of U.S. counties (roughly about the size of a Census tract) that I've reprojected into a 'true distance' projection (World Equidistant Cylindrical) in QGIS 1.8. However, ...