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

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How to design markers - raster or vector?

I have several layers that are point geometries. I am defining them custom markers symbols and such symbols have colors (red, yellow and green) to represent values. Since there are several of them in ...
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ArcGIS 10: convert labels to points

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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How do I create point features with exact (manually entered) coordinates?

How do I create point features with exact (manually entered) coordinates i Quantum GIS (QGIS)? I get precise gps coordinates from a survey team which I need to add to a point layer. What I want: -Add ...
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How could I assign point values to a raster stream segment?

I need to assign a point value in raster format to a raster stream segment, which contains the point. See bellow: The expected result is a segment, whose value is the point value. How could I?
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How to find the center point of MULTILINESTRING?

How to find the center point of MULTILINESTRING, which lies on the multiline?
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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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How to find the nearest single point?

I have two shapefiles containing each one set of points, set A and set B. One set is my random selection (set A), the other is a list of communities (set B). For each point of the random selection ...
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How to offset point perpendicular to line direction in PostGIS

I have a postgis table of points, that are sitting on road centerlines (I've linear referenced them). And the second table with road centerlines themselves. The point table also has a field roadid and ...
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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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PostGIS convert geography(Point,4326) to GPS

I got a database with a column of type geography(Point,4326), the data contained looks like 0101000020E610000092E057F66EF73140930035B56CBD4840. How can I convert it to GPS coordinates?
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Given 2 LINESTRINGs with common point, how to extract common point?

I have 2 LINESTRING geometries. I know both share a common point. Using PostGIS for Postgres, what is the cleanest way to extract the common point? Example with illustration: How do I extract the ...
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How to create a point table from a remote csv file?

The current approach that I am using to load a csv file into a PostGIS enabled database on a server is the following: -- create table CREATE TABLE points( id int, lat double precision, lng double ...
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Is it possible to create a point within a Polygon (not a centroid)?

Is it possible (without writing Python code - sorry I'm not a developer) to create a point layer from a polygon layer but ensure the point is within the polygon? The ftools centroid tool is cool but ...
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How to calculate new point coordinates from distance and angle?

I want to calculate the coordinates of a new point. What I have: The source point coordinates, the distance (meters) and the angle For example: I want to create a point within 100 meters and 45 ...
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How do I retrieve start and end point coordinates with Python/arcpy?

How do I retrieve start and end point coordinates with Python/arcpy for a polyline feature class? I expect to pass a segment identifier to a subroutine and have it pass back start and end coordinates. ...
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Handling points in openlayers

I have a several hundred points that I am showing on a map. At the moment, my method of adding the points seems inefficient. I create an array using the following approach: var features = [new ...
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cant find point/polygon intersect using qgis (windows only)

below i describe the method i am using. i have 2 machines: 1 ubuntu linux, qgis 1.4 - intersection works 2 WIN xp, qgis 1.8 - intersection dows not work hopefully, someone will ...
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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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How to filter wrong GPS points?

I have a database of GPS points. There aren't any tracks, only points. I need to calculate some value for every 100 meters, but sometimes GPS gave a wrong coordinates that lies far from real GPS ...
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Generating Point from Centroid of Polygon Error

I have a feature class of polygons within a geodatabase and I'm trying to generate points based on the centroid of the polygon using the Feature to Point tool in ArcGIS 9.3. However, I end up with ...
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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 can i select a polygon in MS SQL 2008

I am very new to MS SQL 2008. I got a task to select a polygon from the polygon layer by giving the X-Y coordinates. I already got the script for PostgreSQL for the same thing, but i need it for MS ...
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Prevent drawing of overlapping point symbols - ArcGIS Server/Javascript API

Is there any way in ArcGIS to prevent symbols from being drawn when they overlap each other? I know this is possible for Labels using Placement Properties/Label Weight, but I can't seem to find ...
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Where can I get a multipoint shapefile?

I'm trying to find a multipoint shapefile to do some testing for an application I'm working on, but I cannot seem to find one (and do not have ArcGIS to create one). Can anyone suggest a place to find ...
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Geometryutil, simplify polygon, querytask and query fault error

One of the tools in my app is to draw freehand polygons (counties) to show points (companies) in each county. Everything works great but if the user creates an intersecting polygon then I have a ...
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Divide Line Into Sections Using Points Offset from It

I have track (line) and milemarkers (point). Each point is offset by a different distance. Is there a way to find where each point would intersect the line if going perpeniduclarly out from the line? ...
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Update point coordinates in QGIS after manually moving locations in edit mode

I have imported point coordinates from a database, but I need to manually adjust a lot of the locations. Is there a way for QGIS to automatically update the point locations in the attribute table ...
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Address or reverse geocode a point shapefile

I have a shape file that contains points. I want to do a reverse geocode and give these points an address. Can someone please help me?
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Adding points to represent non-chosen locations

I am looking for a way to set up a discrete choice model in ArcGIS for foraging behavior of individuals, in a grid of 15 locations. To do that I need a point for every possible choice they could have ...
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How do I create a line between two points with a common field?

Does anyone know how I could create a line between two points that have a common code? For example: I have the start and end point of a pipe as a lat/long for a network of pipes, each with a ...
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Creating raster or vector raster from DEM point file?

i have a point shape of 75.000 elevation points in a regular 5 m grid. We now want to create a polygon grid with the elevation points as "centroids". Unfortunately, all attempts to do so fail: I ...
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How to sample raster datasets at ALL points?

I know it is possible to use tools like ArcGis's 'extract sample' tool to extract values at a given number of points. I would like to sample every pixel in a raster, and drill down through all other ...
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How does integrate work with point data sets?

I'm trying to combine point data into clusters and I think I've come up with a method that will work for what I want to accomplish. However, I don't understand why it works the way it does and I'm ...
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Anyone know where I can find a file like this for Pakistan?

Can anyone tell me where I can find a file like this on Pakistan? I found it on ochaonline.un.org I cannot find it when I search on there. ...
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convert list of points to line or polygon

I have a list of Points in a PostGIS table. The rows can be grouped by a date something like: myTable id INT date DATE lat NUMBER lng NUMBER geom GEOMETRY(POINT) now I need a table where all ...
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Get all the points of a polyline

I have some polyline feature objects in python. Now I want to get all the points of polylines. For example, if a polyline has start point [0,0] end point [5,5]. Result: ...
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ArcGIS 10: How to clip point buffer to features in another layer?

I'm on a steep learnig curve here, so aplogies if my question is a one-banana problem. In ArcGIS 10 I have a contour layer that was generated from an ESR ASCII raster file (batyhmetry of the South ...
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PostGIS - table with 3d points with fast ordering by distance

I am pretty new to PostGIS and I am trying to solve the following problem. I need a table with 3D points (x,y,z) that will contain around 1-10million points. I want to be able to efficiently ask the ...
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How much sense does it make to average (lat,lon) samples in order to increase 2D accuracy of a GPS location?

Several GPS applications, like this one, or this one, acquire multiple (lat,lon) samples of a given location, assuming that the GPS unit is not moving, and then take an average of the samples in order ...
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QGIS - WGS84 to BC Albers reprojection no curved lines, any idea why? How to snap a line to a point?

I am trying to learn a bit about QGIS. So I thought I would drop in some layers of my Province and then recreate some points representing the BC Albers Central Meridian, and the two standard ...
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QGIS calculate distance of point along a line

I have a polyline (movement path) and points recorded along the line. I would like to calculate for each point the distance along the line in Quantum GIS. I hope for a result which will add a new ...
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From point to Grid of polygones or polylines

Is it possible to reconstruct a grid of polygones or polylines from the centroids? I am looking for a arcGIS tool or script that will allow me to reconstruct a grid of polygons or polylines from ...
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Accessing coordinates of polygon

I have designed a polygon in a web page and the coordinates are stored in the database of the type polygon. However when I check the database, I find GEOMETRY - 120B under polygon field. What does ...
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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 do I convert a polygon into a point?

I want to convert polygons into points. I know how it's done in ArcGis and I think this may sound trivial but it's a serious issue :/. I'll appreciate any hints :)
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Create IPoint with Lat/Long in decimal degrees and Z in feet

I have written an ArcMap v10 AddIn that reads a folder of geotagged JPEG's and creates a new feature class where each point is the geotag information from on of the JPEG's. The issue is: The GPS ...
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Output PostGIS geometry data as centroid or polygon depending on zoom level (GeoServer)

This is what I want: when I zoom out, cities of the country should appear as points and at a certain level when I zoom in, I want them to appear as polygons (showing the area of the city and ...
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How to add points to a point vector layer - QGIS

I have a point layer with multiple data points in QGIS, but I want to add some extra data points to it and adjust some info that we missed because the ground was wet and we needed to go around it. I ...
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OpenLayers Point Feature Vanish on Zoom-In

I use OpenLayers to animate a point moving along a line. To do this I use several map layers and one vector layer to contain one LineString feature and one Point feature. Currently, the animation is ...
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How to move a Point perpendicular from nearest Line?

I want to move Point perpendicular from nearest line or polygon, and the question is how to do that? example, I have points (house number) near roadbed, and I don't want them to intersect roadbed ...