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

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How to average values in a point layer with respect to polygon layer in QGIS?

I am new to GIS and have the following problem: I have 2 layers: a point layer with a column that contains numbers (pollution index from specific measurement point) and a polygon layer with different ...
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QGIS or Postgis - How to split polylines with a point layer?

In QGIS, I would like to split the polylines in a layer loaded in the workspace with the points in another loaded layer. If a point intersects a polyline, this polyline should be transformed into two ...
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Bearing Distance to Line tool from dBASE table only draws one line in ArcGIS 10

I am using the Bearing Distance To Line tool to draw geodesic lines to points defined by a bearing and distance. This is an aside, but I will then use the Feature Vertices To Points tool to convert ...
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How to do a spatial join if QGIS 1.8 keeps crashing?

I am trying to perform a simple spatial join (adding polygon data to points) in QGIS 1.8: target vector: points join vector: polygons take attributes of first located feature keep all records ...
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Is there a way to represent multiple attributes of a single point feature with icons?

I always wandered if there's a way to represent using an array of various icons multiple attributes of a single layer containing point features. For example, think about a point feature with these ...
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windows function with points in a mixed (multipoint/point) table

I have a table comprising multipoints (tracks) and points (stops between tracks). there can be several consecutive multipoints. now, i want to merge any points lying very closely to each other ...
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Combining scatter plots and line graphs?

When creating a graph in ArcGIS, is it possible to display a profile graph and a scatter plot on the same graph? I know that Add --> New Series on the Create Graph Wizard is probably the way to do ...
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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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Python script to create a point WITH attributes values

GIS platform: ArcGIS 10.1 I have coded up a Python script that determines the coordinates of where I need to create a new (calibration)point, but I can't work out how to add it to a feature class ...
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Esri ArcGIS plot point

I have created a java function to plot the points on the map, and I need to pass the x-y coordinates and the taskevent as the parameters. I would like to ask what should be the input parameter for ...
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Moving GPS Points with a VB script - Bearing works well but distance is wrong

I am using a script I found online created in 2003 by one of the commentators here. It is a great script and exactly what I have been looking for and I'm very glad to have found it. It simply takes ...
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Divide polygon layer by point layer in QGIS?

I have two layers - one polygon layer that is a buffer of a road layer, and one point layer that shows certain locations along that road. What I want to do is to divide/split the polygon layer at the ...
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Converting Points to Lines in ArcGIS AND retaining attributes of both start and end points

I have been searching and searching and I can't find a particular solution to what I need. I have a table with animal location points. I need to calculate movement distances between points from the ...
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Prediction a point position

I don't know if you could help me in this: I have 7 points (x coordinate is known and variable) (y coordinate is known and fixed) each point represents a position of the same object in a specific ...
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create grid cells of fixed dimension around a point acting as a centroid

I've been trying to solve a problem for the last few days but not having much luck. I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. I'm new to ArcGIS so I hope my explanation makes ...
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PostGIS, create line from points

I have a PostGIS table with position data of numerous vehicles and want to create lines from these points. Data can be selected by vehicle id and ordered by timestamp but how to create lines from the ...
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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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How to select two points on a map using QGIS?

I need to select two points on a map in QGIS. I selected the element selection tool in menu view and I want to select two points. How can I accomplish this? Are there other tools or methods to ...
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How to delete points from CSV point layer?

I have a point layer produced from importing a Delimited Text Layer and I would like to delete some points. It seems that it is not possible to toggle editing in a point layer. How can I delete the ...
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Split polygons and extract points

I have a polygon file with 90 adjacent polygons. I also have a lat/long point file that overlaps the entire surface of the polygon file (170,000 points). My problem is that working with all of the ...
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Assuming nearest point for a region

I'm mapping agricultural cropping systems in Brazil using QGIS. From satellite images I got an raster file with 5136 x 5136 pixels from my field work. Now I need to associate many soil/climate ...
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random sampling from spatial points in R

Can anyone help me out on the best package to sample from a spatial point dataset? My dataset consists of a list of positions inside a region, and for each point I also have the name/number of the ...
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generate random world point geometries

I have a world map. I need random point geometry. So, how can I randomly generate point coordinates? Any programming language. Also, I am using SRID 4326. Any programming language.
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Joining Points and Polygons

I am new at using arcGIS 9.3.1 and am having trouble joining data. I have a shapefile of census tract polygons and a separate file of points that are crimes in Chicago in 2010. The crime points were ...
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simplify point geometry

I have a great amount of points and I need to show them on map. I am using OpenLayers. Is it possible to simplify point geometry in order to speed up the process of rendering?
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NYC Subway Line Station Order?

I've currently got data on the NYC subway stations (including name, position, and how many people entered and existed during a timeframe). Also, I have the data on which stations have which train ...
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How can I move two layers at once in QGIS?

I'm trying to move two digitized layers, one containing points, the other polygons to a different location at the same time. QGIS doens't seem to allow this. Even if I select both layers and features ...
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How to calculate average value within a polygon(in Qgis with Python)?

Now I have a point and polygon shapefile and I want to calculate the points' average value within each polygons How to do it with python? I tried to find out but google gives me a lot of raster ...
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Convert polygons to a number of randomly located points based on polygon size

ArcMap 10.1 on a PC. Working with a large shapefile with ~50,000 poygons with a wide range of size from 1,000+m. to <1m. I would like to convert these polygons into points so I can do some analysis ...
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Join .csv file and .shp of georeferenced points

I have georeferenced a map and saved a selection of some points on the map. These points are cities of departure and arrival and I want to join the .shp with a and excel .csv with the information of ...
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How can I disperse points within polygons using ArcGIS?

I have huge number of points. These points are within polygons. I want to disperse the points in the polygons randomly. I tried to use the disperse point extension in Arcview, but it was not useful ...
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OpenLayers: Showing a WFS overlay on top of Google Maps

I have found similar questions asked previously, but I still fail to get a simple WFS point layer to work using OpenLayers and Google Maps. The original code I used was based on WFS polygon layers I ...
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Manually add a new point to PostGIS table [duplicate]

I did accidently delete a table row - or well, in fact a whole subway station. My attempt to solve the problem was this PostGIS function: ST_GeomFromText('POINT(coordinates)') But then PostgreSQL ...
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How does Flow Mapper Plugin work?

I downloaded the Flowmapper plugin for Qgis and I can't seem to find any information on how it is supposed to work... Also the text seems to cut-off and not fully showing for the input fields so I'm ...
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Correct coordinate systems, but trustworthy distance between points?

I have limited GIS experience with projections and I have some questions about trying to accurately display point data from two different sources in ArcGIS 10.1 in order to do a proximity analysis. ...
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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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GIS file format for space and time data?

I need some advice with GIS file format choice. Here is my problem: I have about 100 stations. At each station water temperature is measured daily for 1 year I want to load this data to QGIS and be ...
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Layers with same coordinates not lining up [QGIS]

I have a project where I have a few layers (State of Texas, cities, roads, etc.). They are all resaved and projected to NAD83 / UTM zone 14N EPSG: 26914. The project CRS is also NAD83 / UTM zone 14N ...
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Road network Analysis

I have a Road layer and Point features of some Bus stops from the same area.I want find the Road distance between the Bus stop.Please help me find it. I have QGIS,ArcGIS,and FME. Thanks, RKM
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Make POINT from longitude/latitude coordinates from existing table in PostGIS

I would like to make a POINT using the longitude and latitude columns of an existing table. Here's a link to the documentation of ST_MakePoint. Here's my table: CREATE TABLE sysinst.bio ( oid ...
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Splitting a TAB file by attribute?

I have TAB file with LOADS of points. Each point as a unique ID and group assigned to it (ranging from 1-154). I'm wondering if there is an easy way to split this up into a TAB file for each group, ...
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In arcgis 10 how can I turn a csv file into a point shape file using lat/long data within the csv?

Greetings everyone! I have a csv file that is 133mb in size and has over 1.3 million lines of data. Each line of data has its own lat/long and I was wondering what would be the best way to display ...
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How to calculate the angle between two points (according to a reference point)

I need to calculate the angles between two points on ArcGIS. I have ArcInfo License, too. I have 5 points on a diagram. One of them is my reference point. The other four creates angles between each ...
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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 ...
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Why am I getting duplicate ghost points (features), i.e., one point in the feature class but two points?

When editing some of the attributes in a point feature class in ArcMap 9.3, duplicate labels started showing up. When I click on the point, I discovered that the point has duplicated itself BUT there ...
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arcpy points in polygon check

I have a list of points and a list of polygons both in a separate shape files. I am trying to write a ArcPy script to loop through the points, and then the polygons respectively and tell me when a ...
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Classifying point coordinates to countries or continents?

I have about 50 000 points (latitude and longitude), and I would like to find out in which country each of the points is located. It does not need to be super precise, though. (Or actually I only ...
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Estimating cline width at multiple points along a trait gradient

In the map below I have 66 (green) points along the midpoint (0.5) for an allele frequency cline across the region (see map). I created the points by placing a point every 25 km along the 0.5 allele ...
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How to identify and simplify point clusters with regard to time in PostGIS?

I just started to work with spatial databases and I want to write a SQL(PostGIS) query for automatic generalizing of raw GPS-tracks (with fixed tracking frequency). The first thing I am wokring on is ...
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How to determine optimal windmill placement to maximize production?

How can I add automatically the maximum number of points (dots) with 6m diameter and 100m distance each point from other into an area. The dots will present the windmill base (6m) and I want the ...