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

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Using Geodesic Measurements for Circle Radii?

I am currently developing an OpenLayers mapping site. Measurements can be made using a line tool, and an area tool. Both of these are currently set to calculate geodesic measurements as outlined in ...
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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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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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Is it possible to display the length of each segment with the Openlayers measure control?

I am trying to make a OpenLayers measure tool that displays the length of each segment on top of each segment and the total length of the measurement as shown below: I have used this example ...
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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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Is it impossible to measure Right of Way in ArcGIS?

I'm helping bring CAD people into ArcGIS so that everyone throughout the company is on the same page and there is one database for everything. Right now, one of the biggest hurdles is making sure all ...
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Measuring distance between points in ArcMap - what coordinate system to use?

This is a basic -newbie - question. I have some handwritten data points taken off a GPS - so I am assuming they are in WGS 84, and I want to load them in ArcMap 9.3, via excel, and measure the ...
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Geometry Calculation

Wanted to ask about accuracy of areas calculated by GIS compared to actual ones on ground. Because I have data of my country without areas for the districts within Uganda. Are the areas obtained using ...
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Literature on public transit network connectivity metrics

Are you aware of any literature or best practices for measuring the connectivity of a public transit network, taking both route geometry and the schedule into account? In other words, I'd like to ...
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How to measure without coordinates?

My current Project is to "map" a turntable in qgis. I know, very unlikely but that's what my teacher wants. My teacher also wants me to measure something in this project (Very specific, isn't it?). ...
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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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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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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, ...
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Closing MeasureTool Window

I'm activating the built in ArcGIS measure tool using the following code: ControlsMapMeasureTool measureTool = new ControlsMapMeasureToolClass(); measureTool.OnCreate(_axMapControl.Object); // set ...
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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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Measurements in QGIS 1.8.0

I am using qgis version 1.8.0. My project contains tiff and several "shape" layers. The CRS is WGS 84 (EPSG:4326). I am attempting to measure the areas of the layer polygons. However if I click on the ...
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Cannot get areas for polygon layers in ArcMap 10

For an ArcGIS project opened in ArcMap 10, we have added polygon layers representing different geographical features. After all the polygons were created, we opened the attribute tables for those ...
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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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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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Measure the Length of a Line on a Map after a MOUSE_MOVE Event

One of the actions a user can perform using the ESRI Flex Viewer application is to draw a shape on a map (e.g. a line). Once the user is finished drawing the line, they will double-click the mouse ...
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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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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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Where does “Update measurements” put its updated measurements? (MeemsTools)

I have several .shp files loaded into MapWindows GIS. I go to plug-ins > Meems Tools and click on "UpdateMeasurement Plugin", and it loads. I click on the Update measurements, and in the the Update ...
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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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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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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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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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Distance between a line layer and several other line features (arcGIS 9.3 Arcview Licence)

I have a "Drain" line layer (with 150 lines) that I need to calculate the distance from lines to all objects within 120m. I've tried doing a spatial join and its great but I need more than just the ...
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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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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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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 to meassure the length of common edges between polygons?

I have a shapefile that contains several polygons which in fact represent the limits of several counties. My task is to find each length of each shared border. So in other words I want to know how ...
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Does anyone know how to get the QGIS Web Client measure tool to show units in feet and miles?

Does anyone know how to change the QGIS Web Client measure tool (distance and area) so that it shows feet or miles rather than meters?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...