A geometric element defined by a pair of x,y coordinates.

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How can I create random points along a polyline in QGIS?

I am trying to create random points along a polyline shapefile in QGIS. Basically, like the 'random points' tool in 'research tools' but for polylines instead of polygons. I have tried converting ...
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Point level data sources [on hold]

Can anyone give me suggestions for [free] data sources that describe characteristics of individuals or households at the point level?
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How to find nearest point for each point in current layer using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a point layer and want to know the distance of nearest point of current layer for each point in the layer. I found some tools in ArcToolbox about it , but they need two layers for input and ...
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Near/Spatial Join picking wrong polyline segment as closest? [closed]

I have a set of points near a street centerline. I need to find the perpendicular point on the street centerline, and use their x y instead of the GPS information of the original points. I tried Near ...
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Space time analysis. Finding spatial patterns (cluster&disperse) over time in point data sets

I am trying to describe/find statistically spatial patterns in a point data set of industrial sites. The points feature apart from their location, a date for their opening, a date for their closure ...
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How to calculate the average point spacing for a layer of points in QGIS?

I have a set of points and want to calculate the average point spacing for further analysis. ArcMap has the 3D Analyst Point File Information for this but I'm searching for an alternative in QGIS. ...
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QGis 1.8 fails to rotate point geometries with rule-based style

I have to do some visualizations in QGIS (1.8.0) and up to now I've been very happy with the new Dialog "Layer Properties -> Style", using the rotation-field to rotate Point-Geometries visualized by a ...
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Draw line between points from multiple datasets

I have 2 point datasets and want a tool or script to draw a line between all points in one dataset to all the points in the 2nd dataset. Is it possible? I have tried ESRI "Point Distance" and ...
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ArcGIS Javascript Spatial Query with Lat Lng or X Y?

I am using Google Maps on the front end as all I need on this view is to show the points. When user clicks on the map in the view, it selects a point hence giving out lat and lng. I am trying to use ...
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How to extend polylines to the nearest point

Hi could anyone tell me a way of getting my polylines to search for a point within a certain number of meters of their start/end points and extend to it? edit: There was some broblem uploading a ...
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How to convert points distribution toward surface information?

I'm working with QGIS 2.6 I have a points layer representing different bus and train stops. I applied a categorized symbology; each colour represents a class of value (field regarding time access ...
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How to obtain closest point of point over polylines layer in PostGIS 1.4 (without st_ClosestPoint)?

I´ve got a polylines layer (pipes) and a points layer (valves) and In Postgis 1.4 I would like to obtain the closest points but exactly on the closest polyline. In other words, i need to locate each ...
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Can't export customer's shapefile to latitude and longitude

I'm very new to this application so bear with me. I hope that I am missing something very elementary. I have a shapefile supplied by my customer. I need to get the latitude and longitude for each ...
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Loading lots of points on leaflet through time slider.

I'm trying to add more than 13 thousand point using Time Slider plugin, but as you can imagine the loading process of all these points puts a heavy burden on the map. Even the slider start to get ...
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Performing Point Distance analysis using Basic level license of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcView Version 10.1 and I need to perform a point distance analysis like: What is the distance from A to B-Z, B to A-Z, C to A-Z, etc? What are the steps that I take to do this?
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Interpolate value at a specific point using kriging

Is it possible to interpolate the specific value at a point using the Kriging tool in the spatial analyst toolbox? If not, then, how can this be done in Arcgis? To my knowledge, Arcgis only produces ...
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Loop for exporting shapefiles from an existing shapefile

I have a pnt shp with 50 pnts. I want to export each one of it in a separate shapefile with arcpy writting a loop. My problem is that i want the output name i create has a different name, e.g. for ...
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Assign Nodes ID to Polylines in QGIS

I want to consolidate data from various layers into a single layer so I can export it for use in an external software program. I am interested in how to selectively combine data from different ...
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Get points, along a polyline, at defined distance

I need to store into an array the points, along a polyline, at each defined distance. Example: A polyline length is 50m, I set the interval to 5m. I have to store in the array all the points along ...
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3d model to point cloud

Excepting FME, is there a way to convert 3d model to point cloud?
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Assigning values of points outside a buffer to points within a buffer

I have 10m buffers around line features and a point shapefile which has some points intersecting the buffer. I would like to take each point that falls within the buffer and assign it the value of the ...
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Add point button missing from CartoDB?

I'm trying to add a point to a map that already has points (table imported from a public source). However I do not have the 'button' on the right hand side in my 'map view' to be able to add in my ...
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CartoDB: How to I cluster by features? Is it even possible?

I have a set of points for a number of buildings in NYC. I would like to group those points into clusters per their respective neighborhood (ex: Chelsea, Upper East Side etc.). Each of my points have ...
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Mixing POINT and MULTIPOINT in PostGIS table

I'm trying to load a bunch of GeoJSON files into one PostGIS table. I get this kind of error: Warning 1: Geometry to be inserted is of type Point, whereas the layer geometry type is Multi Point. ...
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Is it possible to update only latitude or longitude in postgis?

I have a postgis database that contains Points created based on a couple (longitude, latitude), and I need to update only one of those two for a given point. I found that it's possible to do so but ...
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Geotagging photos with Point Shape via Time Stamp

I have waypoints which I marked with a gps device - unfortunatelly no track/route. And I have photos which I took at the same day. Now I want to interpolate the points to line and use this line to ...
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How to map flood areas from a set of points containing surface and height of water?

I am working on the damages made by the typhoon Haiyan. I use QGIS 2.0 with extensions and toolbox, and MapInfo. I have vectors, rasters of the place. I want to map the flood area along the ...
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Creating a point in a fixed distance and course

How can I create a point in a fixed distance and course from an existing point using the Microsoft SQL SqlGeography object ?
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Creating polygons layer from point layer with conveks buffer

I have a point layer of >750000 points representing dwellings with district heating. Now, I want to create polygons for every n of points with a distance of n meters to the next point. I have a ...
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Measuring distances between simultaneous points

I am working with GPS data and so I have UTM's with DATE/Time information. I have 2 groups of species (moose and wolves). I want to join the information from moose to wolves that match in time. So, ...
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Reduce number of points, keeping most recent data within a given distance

I have a HUGE dataset of points that were collected along a route. The data may change daily, and the most recent data is the most important. What I would like to do is take only 1 point from a given ...
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Moving labels after converting to annotation in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to move some of my labels individually around some of these points so that they don't overlap with each other or crowd each other out. When I converted them, I chose to store the ...
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Point to Raster Converting Result

I had a problem with Point to Raster converting result. I had an Excel file which contains x, y and z values. I wanted to create an individual raster data from classified z values so I planned to use ...
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is there an operation for measuring constancy (ecology)

I'm looking for an effective way to measure changes in spatial location in a time series data set (whether an observation repeats in the same location between successive time-steps, or if it shifts ...
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Create Raster Surface from Points and Equations in ArcGIS

I want to use point data to create a raster surface which distributes the values over space, as defined by an equation, and NOT by interpolating. I have an equation to describe how the characteristic ...
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How to delete duplicate LiDAR points?

How can I delete duplicate lidar points. I incorrectly read the same las twice and saved as a one file resulting in duplicate XY points. How should I delete these duplicate points?
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How to remove duplicate point features?

I have created many .gpx datas with my Garmin device, but due to the amount of data, I have imported the mapping data from my device several times (also because I didn't want it to be lost)... As a ...
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Creating one dataset from several overlapping point datasets using ModelBuilder?

I am trying to build a model in which I create 9 point data sets that are subsets of one large point data sets. The 9 small point data sets are suitability analyses for tree species. So one point can ...
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How to automatically convert dots on paper maps to vector points?

I have several paper maps with dots that I need to convert to vector points. I was hoping to get some suggestions on how to accomplish this without recreating each and every point by hand. I know ...
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How to add point features with coords taken from a .txt and show them on the map canvas?

Ok, so i am on Windows 7 and using QGIS 2.6 and i have a .txt file with some simple coords. I have extracted the coords to a list, no prob with that. But i looked at the PyQGIS cookbook on how to add ...
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Single point in R

My question might be very simple. I want to create a single point (with xy coordinates) in a specific region, in a specific position. I don't want to do that with qgis I want to do that in R. Is there ...
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create a zip code value to points

I have a shapefile of points (samples collection locations) with their longitude and latitude and the number of samples collected in each location. My goal is to create a raster of the number of ...
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Is there a better way to convert Raster to Point data? Don't need one point for every cell

I need to convert raster data to point data so I can use the points for interpolation via kriging. My problem is that my resolution is 5 ft and I'm working on a whole city. The data I am converting ...
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How to join attributes from nearest point in QGIS?

I have two layers with points, call them A and B, each with different attributes. For each point in A I want to join all the attributes from the nearest point in B. Ideally this would also include ...
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How to create one random point per grid cell? (i.e., systematic sampling with randomly placed points)

Using ArcMap, I have used the Fishnet tool to create a grid of 1km squares. I am looking to create random points so that there is one (randomly placed) point per grid cell, with a minimum distance of ...
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ArcGIS geometry update from table XY

I am trying to update the geometry of a point FC stored in a FileGeodatabase using ArcPy. I got this Python script to compare the values of the SHAPE@X and SHAPE@Y and change the Geometry if not ...
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QGIS create layer with the points of the beginnings and ends of a polylines layer (without duplicate points)

In QGIS, i would like to create a new layer containing the beginning and end points of a polylines layer, but without the duplicate points that would result of adjacent polylines.
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Calculate distance from all points to all lines within 10km using FME?

I have a polyline shapefile and a point shapefile. The points are along the polylines. There are over 100 lines and over 10,000 points. I want to calculate the perpendicular distance from every ...
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Point to Raster vs Feature to Raster

I am converting point vector data to a raster dataset using nearest neighbor. I am using arcgis 10.2. The first step is to use the conversion toolbox, but there are two possible options: Point to ...
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Calculating the distance between points and multiple lines?

I have a point shapefile of about 100 points and a polyline shapefile of about 200 lines and I am interested in finding the distance between every point and each individual polyline. My polyline ...