Process of creating geometric polygon features.

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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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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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Colouring areas between (vector) contours?

Is it possible to colour areas between (vector) contours without making it a DEM first? Joshdoe seems to have done so in Create filled contour map with GRASS but does not say how.
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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, ...
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How to create internal polygon without overlap on QGIS1.8.0

I would like to create new polygon inside the existing polygon. It does not means donuts polygon. I would like to have two polygon without overlapping. I can create if I don't check "Avoid ...
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Polygon creation (Clockwise rotation or not)

According to "ESRI Shapefile Technical Description An ESRI White Paper—July 1998", Vertices for a single, ringed polygon are, therefore,always in clockwise order. Otherwise,"Dirty" polygons occur when ...
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Displaying only points within a polygon I created in QGIS?

Thank you in advance for any advice you might give me. I am new to qgis and believe what I'm asking is probably fairly basic. I am trying to map policing activity in NYC for two areas: one area in the ...
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Extract Overlapping Polygon Data to Points

I have a polygon data set of corn yield collected by a combine. However, as the combine drove through the field, there was slight overlap between passes, leading to overlapping polygons within the ...
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Simplifying polygons made from binary rasters

I'm using MaxEnt to produce a species presence / absence raster layer. It works fine but I have to choose a cut off point for what constitutes presence or absence. As a result I end up with a lot of ...
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Why does this simple Python OGR code create an empty polygon?

Please excuse my ignorance...I am new to Python OGR. I am trying to create a simple square polygon and fail...this produces an empty polygon. Where did I go wrong? from osgeo import ogr driver = ...
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How to draw a polygon with preset length in OpenLayers?

For a project I am working on, I need to be able to put a polygon on a map using OpenLayers, based on a variable point that can be set by a user. The polygon is an isosceles triangle of which two legs ...
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Problem creating polygon features using ArcObjects / ArcGIS 10

I need to create a grid of polygons. Each polygon is rectangle, thus has 4 corners (vertices). When I create polygon features using ArcObjects they seem to have wrong geometry, which results in wrong ...
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Creating rectangle over a buffer circle with specified angles/rotation?

I have a layer that is a circle buffer around a point. What I want to do is create a rectangle around the circle, but have every rectangle be perfectly lined up N/S (0degrees of angle/rotation). I ...
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How to split a polygon into quadrants?

I have a Alberta province (Canada) section polygon shapefile in GCS_NAD83 with 255,000 polygons. I like to split each section into 4 equal quadrants (NW, NE, SW, SE) The Alberta province has ...
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Create new polygon layers from postcodes latitude & longitude

First at all, I want to say that I am geocoding enthusiastic but have no formal background on GIS. I'll do my best to use the right wording and make myself clear what I am striving for. Also the only ...
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Build Polygons from Polylines

I have to build the polygons from some polylines it is an area like a main land(with some boundaries) and some islands around it,islands are building polygons and main land is missing,when i have ...
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Right click editing menu disabled arcgis 10.0

Editing Polygon feature in FGDB, Create Features, Click Rectangle (in Construction tools), right click, unable to select any options (Absolute X, Y / Direction / Length) from popup menu. Help? Havn't ...
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How to programatically populate a shapefile field with polygon areas in OGR?

I'm trying to programatically populate a shp field with polygon areas: import sys import ogr ds = ogr.Open( 'tttttttttt.shp', update = 1 ) if ds is None: print "Open failed./n" sys.exit( 1 ...
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Polygonizer plugin halts in Windows

I've had some success and some problems using the Polygonizer plugin in the past. I'm using Polygonizer 2.1 in QGIS 1.8 on Windows 7. I'm aware there are sometimes problems using Polygonizer in ...
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How to draw polygons in QGIS perfectly aligned

I would like to draw polygons for an indoor map test and would like to draw perfect rectangles (horiz. and vertical edges). How to set QGIS options on polygon edit /draw to do that ? thank you for ...
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How to digitize polygons from georeferenced raster file

I used QGIS to georeference a raster file of a custom US map. The map has features which are not strictly defined by state borders. I would like to digitize the map by creating contiguous borders for ...
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Create polygon from page size

Is there an easy way to create a polygon that matches the data frame in my page layout? I'm trying to set up data driven pages and want to have it key off of polygons that frame the boundaries for ...
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Polar grids in ArcGIS

I am looking automate the creation of a polar grid shapefile (polygon). I am currently creating this in a many-step editing process, starting from a concentric buffer. Here is how I think I should be ...
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Why is a Shape polygon file not editable?

I received a .shp polygon file. When I choose the edit toggle tool in QGIS the little red X's appear as expected. Then when I try to edit the polygons such as add a polygon all seems to go well, when ...
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How to create a grid constrained within a polygon in QGIS?

In QGIS I have created an irregularly shaped polygon. I can create a grid based on the maximum extents of the polygon via Vector>Research Tools>Vector Grid. However, what if I need the grid to ...
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Create polygon layer from polyline layer

Our systems expect polygon shapefiles, representing a collection of non-intersecting and geometrically valid (multi)polygons. Specifically, farm fields. We often receive our representations of farms ...
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Converting Raster Data to Polygon data

I am trying to convert a raster data to polygon data. Previously I was using the shapefile.py to create point data on individual lat/lon on the raster. But that will create a Huge data and querying it ...
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How to create a circle with specific radius? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conflicting measurement units with buffer ftools I have a shapefile as input. How could I create a circle with a radius of exactly 500 meters, using QGIS?
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drawing boundaries in google earth

I want to trace administrative borders as a layer in Google Earth. The problem is that although I know how to draw and save a polygon,I don't know how to draw contiguous shapes using the polygon tool. ...
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How to create a polygon based on view extent in QGIS 1.8 ?

I am looking for a very simple thing. I want to create a polygon based on the current view extent of my project. In fact I want to 1) open google satellite layers 2) zoom to my area of interest ...
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Split polygons programatically

I have looked through several other questions and am still having trouble. I have a set of 103 polygons that span my entire map. Each of those polygons is divided into 36 equal sized polygons. Now ...
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Quantum GIS Garmin Maps62 device and GPS utility - making a polygon for random point

I have a Garmin GPSMaps62 unit and GPS utility. I have logged tracks and need to get these to load as polygon layers in Quantum so that I can then ask Q to give me random sample points and upload ...
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clip polygon with the extents of contour polylines

I have a polygon shape that represents the boundary of Fennoscandinavia and a polyline shapefile representing two contour intervals for a trait. I would like to create a new polygon representing the ...
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Postgis - Converting 'geometry_dump' data type to a 'geometry' type

I am working with a dataset of property boundaries that has had ST_Union() run on it, thus all the polygons appear as a multi polygon in one row of a table. I would like to separate these out so I get ...
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Creating polygons from points in Mapinfo

I have a huge number of points(co-ordinates), from which I am required to draw a polygon in Mapinfo. This required polygon is a square of 200m size. All I have now is the left side lower end of the ...