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

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Using Python to create new point location based on various azimuth and distances

I have a feature class with thousands of points. In the same table with these point locations, I have two additional fields. One for azimuth, and one for a length (or distance) to move along that ...
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Associate points with polygon QGIS 2.2

I want to associate a point layer with a polygon layer so that I can do zonal statistics. In the image below, the polygon layer represents roughly the metro area of a certain city. The point ...
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Reducing point numbers in a certain area

We have a list of poi data in our database(Access mdb db), and we have a web service which serve data by a specified BoundingBox. However we found that the returned points are too close to another at ...
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Averaging XY points locations if in close proximity automatically over a large dataset in R

I have a point dataset (XYZ values) containing a few million points covering a 5km x 5km extent representing maxima locations. However there a great deal of these points which exist in 0.5m of others. ...
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Point-sampling rasters using R? [duplicate]

I need to be able to sample many raster files (imported from GeoTIFFs) using a previously defined set of spatial points, using R. What's the best way to do this?
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Pointstack with different count-1-symbols / SLD / GeoServer

I try to use the pointstack sld to visualize my data at different scales. I used the example from http://suite.opengeo.org/opengeo-docs/cartography/rt/pointstacker.html, and everything is fine. ...
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How to create a point representing a polyline?

How do I convert a line (usually 2 vertices but can be more) into a single point in QGIS? I did it a couple of years ago using a build-in tool in ArcGIS 8 or 9 I think but have no idea how to do it in ...
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How can I transform polylines into points every n metres in PostGIS?

Question in pretty much the same as this, but I need to use PostGIS. I have a number of polylines, and want to trasform them into points every n metres along these lines. edit: Thanks a lot to ...
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Creating Many Uneven Buffers

Qgis 2.2, Windows 7 I am looking to create buffers around city lights (the raster). Currently, I have simple polygon buffers around the point layer (oecdminusa), but this is not accurately capturing ...
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Point in Linefeature build through specific topology rules

i want to build Lines from Point Features following different topology rules (that lines aren't like randomly build, but how i should be following the extent from other polygons for example.. when ...
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Creating points based on coordinates in MapBasic

I am currently working on a MapBasic tool that generates start and end coordinates for a polyline layer. So far I have successfully populated 4 columns in a table (SX, EX, SY, EX) with coordinates of ...
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How to use Distance Matrix tool in QGIS?

I have a point data set. Now there are cluster of points based on a field. So I take out one such cluster which has points with same field.I want to find distance between all the points in cluster and ...
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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 speed up a query for nearest linestring to point data

I have processed a Strahler stream order layer with a lot of river linestrings (type: Multilinestring) and their corresponding strahler number (see information here). Besides I have a point layer. I ...
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How to find closest point without crossing obstacles?

I have a set of points and I'd like to be able to find the nearest point from another layer. The problem is that I need to find the closest point without crossing an obstacle (such as a river, ...
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GeoServer create layer from PostGIS (data type point)

(Several days ago a user on gis stackexchange suggest that I should use OpenGeo (I was using geojson before). I succeed at what I was doing at that time, but now I have a different problem.) I was ...
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Counting points in a raster

Is there a way to select points in a raster dataset by raster classification? I have a floating point raster created from the points, classified into 4 ranges by standard deviation. I want to find out ...
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Multiple Centroids within a dataset based on distance

Is there a way that we can find out the centroids of clusters within a dataset while differentiating one cluster from other based on distance not on any attribute value. The dataset is present in ...
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Using NetCDF for point time-series observations?

I have a large growing dataset of water and climate observations for several years in regular hourly time-step. The number of locations is cca. 1000 locations with latitude, longitude coordinates. At ...
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Finding routes in which more than one car passed (gps data)

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. I have point GPS data of routes of several cars over a few days, and I want to find only the routes where more than one or two different cars passed through (Each GPS points ...
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Can't get X coordinate of PointM in PostGIS

Here are two queries, and I can't understand how to filter points if st_x does not work in WHERE clause. select st_x(geom_merk), st_asewkt(geom_merk) from road_density limit 5; ...
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QGIS 2.0 Automatic generation of a vector layer out of a point layer

I am an environmental engineer and the aim of my QGIS 2.0 project is to visualize the results of a sewage water system inspection. In a first step I included the hoppers from a csv file and added a ...
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Get all points with in some range of a point (or range of point)

I have got a list of points and a fixed range (10m). So what I have to do is for each point I have to find all the points present in a table with the 10m range of the given point. For example: Let ...
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How to get information about only one data point?

I have a vector-point shapefile. The data are not dense (about 1 x 1 degree). Lets say that every point includes value of average wind speed. I would like to create a interactive web-map so that ...
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Identify geographic location to points

I am quite new in QGIS and I really need your help. I have a map of Kenya divided into 68 districts and I have coordinates of 30.000 schools. The points have one variable besides the latitude and ...
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Adding XY coordinates from a point feature class to a one to many related table in ArcGIS 10.0

I have a point feature class with a one-to-many relate to a table. I would like to add the XY coordinates of each point in the feature class to the related table where the ID field matches. Of course, ...
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Select points approx. 2000 metres from another point along a river?

I have a series of points representing a river network (See Image Above). Each point contains attributes on Latitude, Longitude, Z value and Length calculated using flow accumulation. The river ...
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How many GIS projects deal with just basic “putting markers on a map”?

Is there an academic paper or conference contribution, where someone estimated how many GIS projects actually deal with only a very basic usage of GIS data? Something equivalent to the infamous "80% ...
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Creating a point layer from lat/long coordinates [duplicate]

I have a spreadsheet that lists the lat/long coordinates of several locations I wish to map. I would like to produce a geocoded point layer in QGIS. How do I do this? Thanks!
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Problem creating point shapefiles programmatically using python in QGIS 2.2

I am trying to create a point shapefile in the memory buffer (for a temporary label) and then zoom to the extents on this buffer. The working (in version 2.1) test code for this is: def ...
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How to find the polyline's ID connecting two points in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have an ArcMap (*.mxd) file with several layers including a point layer and a polyline layer. The points are connected by polylines in the polyline layer, and I wish to know how to list the ...
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What is an Orphan point?

MY apologizes about the next doubt, but I can't understand what is an orphan point. I am using QGIS with a module to apply the Linear Reference System (the module is called "LRS"). During the ...
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splitting a lines layer using points

I'm looking to accomplish a similar task to this thread: How to split a line at point positions? Using QGIS and the Processing and GRASS toolboxes available, I'm looking to split a vector layer ...
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How to calculate distances between several points along network?

I have several points (bicycle share hubs), and I want to calculate the distance between each of them using a network. I want a CSV/XLS that has three headers: hub_id1, hub_id2, distance. I've ...
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How to get an indication of how points are spatially distributed?

Let's say I have a set of points and I want to get an indication of their spatial distribution. That is, if all points are at one location a possible return value would be 0, whereas if all points are ...
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Create line between polygon and nearest raster cell

I need to create a line between polygons (centroid) and the nearest cell of a raster dataset. The polygon and raster do not intersect. Each polygon has a UID. One cell can be linked to many polygons, ...
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GRASS Add Vector Point

I need to do a viewshed analysis using GRASS. I've got the DEMs loaded; and I simply want to input several (2-4) points (like 41.12345N, 122.34567W from GPS). What is the simplest, most ...
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How to find nearest point for each point in current layer?

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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Python script to select a point within a cell?

I have two features: points and grid cells (vector). I want to select a point within a grid cell (some cell do not have point) using python script and create a new feature layer with below conditions: ...
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Linking up GPS points taken from rail network

Bit of a newbie here, trying to work out whether any PostGIS functions can help with my task. Apologies in advance if my use of GIS terminology is not up to scratch yet. I have a large database of ...
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Find the co-ordinates of tangent points and intersection of a curved line [closed]

I have a line with curves in it. Is there an easy way to extract the X Y values for the tangent points and intersection points in ArcMap 10.2.1? Hopefully my simple paint diagram clarifies what I ...
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Can I use Point as the geom type in pgrouting?

in my table i have the field geom(POINT, srid) and its populated, this table also have the source an target field witch is blank(just like pgrouting guide). I tried the function pgr_createTopology() ...
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Line start and end nodes: determining what is a junction

I have a layer of points and polylines and want to determine which points are road junctions. I currently have all start and end nodes within 3m of my road network as a layer. However I cannot ...
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Create a point at the highest value in a raster ArcGIS 10.1

I am trying to find the location of the highest value pixel in my Direct Solar Radiation Raster. I can see the extent of the data in my raster but don't know where the highest value pertains to. Is ...
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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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How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile?

How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a point shapefile? There are some somewhat optional requirements in addition to the correct creation of a shapefile: Column types (as per ...
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Creating contours from partial data set

Is it possible to create contour lines based on part of the points and not the entire dataset?
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How to obtain and compare neighboring point attributes? (ArcInfo)

This question is kind of hard to explain in a short phrase, so this is what I'm talking about. I have access to an ArcInfo 10 license. I have a layer of point features that all have a "Team" ...
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How to horizontally align irregularly shaped point symbol to vector layer in QGIS?

Fairly new to QGIS and searching a method to graphically align my point symbols in the direction of the vector. The symbol represents a water valve in an irregular shape in close proximity to a vector ...
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Find nearest point (in file A) for every point (in file B)

I have 2 csv files both with 3 columns: variable, lat, lon. Let's call them file A and file B. File A has 100 values for variable (in this case city), File B has 100,000 values for variable (station ...