Process of creating geometric polygon features.

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Creating contiguous / adjacent ellipses

I've only just started using drawing tools in ArcGIS, and have the following question I haven't found the answer to online. Is there a way of taking a drawn ellipse (at a slight angle) and adding say ...
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Adding custom shapes to a new shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I drew a rectangular shape to designate a junction on a map and i would like to add that to a new shapefile. Could you please give me some ideas.
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Distance analysis of 3-D surface in ArcGIS using VB.NET

Using VB.NET I created a 3D polygon in ArcGIS to model a fault plane and now I want to find two different distances from a point on earth's surface. How to go about this? Can some one help with the ...
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Difference between 'point' and 'WKSpoint' in ArcGIS

I have to add 3-D points to make a polygon in ArcGIS using VB.NET. I have defined an IpointCollection and want to add points to this. I have options to add 'point' or 'pointcollection' or 'WKSpointz'. ...
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“Flood fill” polygon capture mechanisms in various GIS

Within our organisation we have a requirement to capture lines dividing land into chunks and then to create polygon features using aggregates of these divisions. In the example image below ...
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How to extract vectors from map using QGIS?

I am trying to extract building footprints from a raster map (as shown in the example below). Please note that the maps are out of copyright, have been scanned and georectified by a library and have ...
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I have a table with a series of lat/long points - how do I convert them into polygons?

I have an Excel sheet with about 150 points (lat and long in decimal degrees) which belong to about 15 different polygons. The columns I have are FID, NAME (the same between polygons), POINTS (points ...
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How to create a polygon feature class from polylines in Python Arcgis?

I am trying to create a polygon from polylines. I've created this script but it gives errors of Arrays. Thanks. import arcpy polyline=r'C:\temp\temp_lines.shp' ...
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creating isochrones in postgis/osm2po/pgrouting and then saving the isochrones as polygons

So I am creating some isochrones in pgrouting based upon a table from osm2po. Now I have a query that will get all of the edges that are c driving distance away from a point. My question is, how can I ...
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creating Polygon from LineString and a width

I have to create a Polygon from a lineString and a width. Ex: Given a street as a lineString (Or a list of points) and a width, create the polygon (the road). I am using Geotools, but I couldn't find ...
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How to create polygons from unclosed polylines?

I have a layer of driveway that is in polylines unclosed . They are just two parallel lines outlining the width of the driveway. Then again, there is a gap (sidewalk layer) and driveway continues ...
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Convert SpatialGridDataFrame in to polygon shapefile in R

I have a SpatialGridDataFrame in R and want to plot just one of its attributes as as polygons in a GIS. There seems to be no simple way to do this. The situation is complicated by the fact that the ...
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How to generate polygons upto the edge of other polygons?

I am doing some work on a pipe network (blue lines) and I am trying to attribute the information about the street to the pipes. I have 2 polygon layers one of the blocks (green hatch) and one of ...
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How can I group Points to make polygon via Python

I have an array of coordinates Point= [lat,long] ListPoint= [[38.203655,-76.113281],[38.10,-76.12],..] I wanna make a polygon that contains all these points ? There is a project developed by ...
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How to generate random GeoJSON polygons (latitude, longitude)

I am looking how to generate polygons in GeoJSON format with random locations (latitude, longitude), if I generate totally random set of points it will not produce valid polygons. So my question is ...
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Python: Ray-trace a WGS84 point with heading and distance

One of my services defines geofences for a mobile app. The geofences consists of a lat/lon pair and radius in meters, in JSON, e.g.: { "geofenceId":"geofence_b39da38cff7be4b4693cbc31b2394bbb", ...
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How to create polygons from a polyline graticule?

I'd like to make a polygon shapefile out of a polyline shapefile showing a graticule. However, using the "Line to Polygon" tool results in a peculiar...something: Other standard tools like ...
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How to edit line and polygon layers at the same time?

I have two layers, lines and polygons. Lines are basically the boundaries of the polygons. Is there any way that when I change or reshape the lines the polygons get updated automatically? I normally ...
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How to grow several concave hulls until they completely fill a larger area without overlap?

This is my problem: I have a very large point layer with polling station locations across one country; each point belongs to a specific constituency (900k points, 4k constituencies). I wish to use ...
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How to copy closed loop lines into polygon feature class

I'm trying to utilize line contour data to find the volumes of local depressions. To do this, I want to copy the closed loops formed by depression contours into a polygon feature class to find the ...
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How to generate evenly sized polygons within a boundary

I have an area and need to create evenly sized polygons within the area. It doesn't matter where the polygons fall, only that they don't overlap and each area is the same. They needn't be ...
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How do I create blocks from a road network?

I have a road network and for every enclosed area within the network I want to create a polygon that represents that area. How does one do this?
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Shapely MultiPolygon Construction - Will not accept the entire set of Polygons

I am new to Shapely, so I am using a work request to learn a bit more about it. I need to execute a number of unions to build larger geometries from assessment neighborhoods in DC. I am curious ...
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How do I create a polygon layer from multiple touching line segments in QGIS?

I'm trying to create a base map for a Maine Coastal area, and wanted to create a polygon layer of the land cover from the coastline in QGIS. Whether I created the coastline vector layer from the USGS ...
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How do I optimize the speed and enable ArcGIS to create the Service Area around my locations?

The Problem: Every time I try to solve the service area around locations, ArcGIS crashes. It takes forever to load facilities and draw just a single polygon. How do I optimize the speed and enable ...
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Postgis - extrude a polygon

I want to extrude a polygon shape in postgis to create a pseudo 3D effect. To this end I have written a crude function to achieve it. This is very much test code and it creates a new Y vertice for ...
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Collection of polygons from a collection of points

I have a set of points, spread over a wide geographical area. I need to be able to create a set of polygons which best represent the clustered points. And I would like to create the clusters based on ...
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st_multi equivalent in Oracle spatial / how to convert polygon to multipolygon?

is there an equivalent to the PostGIS ST_MULTI available in Oracle Spatial? or - How can I convert POLYGON to MULTIPOLYGON in Oracle spatial? Regards, D
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Automatically create polygons from top right and bottom left coordinates?

I have a CSV file with hundreds of records. Each record contains 2 matching coordinates, 1) top right corner of a rectangle, 2) bottom left corner of a rectangle. Polygon ID, Lat 1, Lat 2, ...
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Remove slivers from merged polygons

I am creating a single polygon by merging different polygons in ArcMap. When I merge them, slivers are created. So I have to delete those slivers manually. I don't have a license for ArcInfo so tools ...
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combine several polygon objects in one polygon object with geotools (is it possible)?

I have several polygon objects and I need to "merge (or combine or dissolve)" them toghether into one polygon object. With a GIS tool like Quantum GIS, I do this with Geoprocessing option "Combine ...
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Topography: How to convert raster into vector layers?

(nb:This project is part of the #Wikipedia #wikimaps project) 1. Question: How to create vector topographic maps from raster image ? How to convert raster topographic image into closed vector ...
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Tool for Creating Polygons

Does anyone know of any tools that exist for creating a polygons. I need to provide some employees with the ability to create shapes that detail the boundary of certain locations. So I just want a ...
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How to remove shapefile polygon vertex marker points in QGIS 1.8.0

I have created a shapefile layer and drawn a polygon to show the boundary of a woodland. How can I edit the polygon to remove the crosses that denote the intersection of two points on the boundary?
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Shapefile polygons disappear from backdrop map when re-opening QGIS project

I created a backdrop using Ordnance Survey OpenData VectorMap District and drew some polygons in it for which the shapefiles were (and still are) in the layer menu on the left of the screen. I saved ...
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POLYGON25D WITH OGR2OGR

I know how to convert a csv file with xyz coords to point25d with ogr2ogr and vrt file but the coords in the files are the vetices of 3dpolygon (firsth and last ones are the same coords). I want to ...
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How to generate overlapping polygons from lines output from Table To Ellipse tool?

I have a feature class of line-based ellipses generated by the Table to Ellipse tool that looks like this: What I want is polygons of the individual ellipses, however tools like Feature to Polygon ...
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Is it possible to colour areas between (vector) contours?

...without making it a DEM first? Joshdoe seems to have done so ("Styled in QGis") here but doesn't say how. Thanks!
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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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What Is The Ideal Workflow To Map (British) Postcode Territories

I'm looking for the best workflow for mapping postcodes and calculated territories, but being relatively new to mapping I'm struggling on a few details and also the best practices for displaying these ...
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How to draw polygons around known clusters

I need to split up an area into non-overlapping, but contiguous territories. I have n points on a map, which are partitioned into k sets. The partition is only partially geographic, meaning that ...
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Generating polygonal blocks using growing lines

We first generate a set of locations (i.e., points(x,y)), randomly. Then we assign for each point a number showing the angle of a line being centred at that point. The criteria for the length of lines ...
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How to make new polygon/feature from point which is NOT centroid?

I've spent all morning searching help sites and digging through the FAQs and worksheets but have failed miserably. I am an ArcGIS novice so I hope this is not too much of a "newbie" question but I'm ...
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Problems combining (union) Multipolygons in geodjango

I'm using geodjango and postgis (1.x), What is the best way to combine (union) a list of multipolygons. in what i assume is rather inefficient i'm looping trough like this combined = multipolygon ...
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building larger polygons from smaller ones *without* a common id in PostGIS

I am looking for a means, using PostGIS, of reconstituting a set of polygons from tens of thousands of smaller polygon 'pieces'. This is a simplified example, with the pieces shaded: Unfortunately ...
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How to apply the four colors theorem in a polygon map in ArcGIS/ArcToolBox automatcally?

I need to apply the four colors theorem in a polygonal shape in a way that I do not need to choose manually each color to put in each region. I wish to knows if there is any extension, plug-in, script ...
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How to create a smallest quadrilateral concave polygon around GPS points?

I have this GPS track in a metric grid (Symbology by elevation, if anyone wonders): I need to define it's general area - for registrations and permits, with just 4 points. Therefore, I assume that ...
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how to connect points to create a polygon boundary in QGIS

I have 31 points in a shapefile, which delimit a field (it's an irregular shape). I want to connect those points so they create the boundary of a polygon. Does anybody know a kind of "connect the ...
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Tearing in ggmap (R) after using spTransform and random point generation using splancs

I am using R and the package ggmap to try and generate some random points within the city limits of Chapel Hill, NC. I have downloaded the shapefile for the town of Chapel Hill from the Orange County ...
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Create a shapefile from geometry

Please excuse my lingo, I am still learning some aspects of geo spatial and arcpy. I have a python script that takes a shapefile. The shapefile consists of a polyline. I have traversed the polyline, ...