Process of creating geometric polygon features.

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Cut polygon into new polygons using lines in ArcGIS

I'm new to GIS and I work with ArcMap. I have a layer with an orthophoto of a graveyard. On top of that, a layer with an old scanned map of the same area showing all graves. I would like to make a ...
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Lines > Polygon artifacts

I am trying to make polygons from a set of boundaries from an SVG file with closed polylines I downloaded off wikipedia. 1) convert SVG to DXF via Inkscape 2) import into QGIS (shows polyline data) ...
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Zipcode to Polygon/Boundry

Is there any API out there which can give me Polygon value for a zipcode? I really thought that it would be fairly easy for me given the number of Maps APIs out there. Either Google Maps API or ...
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How to find line length in QGIS while editing?

I am using QGIS (before, I used ArcView). I would like to know if there is any way during the editing phase of a vector (line or polygon) to know the length of the line (total and partial) that is ...
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Simplifying polygons made from binary rasters using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

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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How to create a JTS geometry with holes and islands?

I have a JTS multipolygon geometry created by an Polygon array: multipolygon = gf.createMultiPolygon(this.polygons.toArray(new Polygon[this.polygons.size()])); Those polygons can describe holes or ...
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How to create empty polygon shapefiles with the same field names using python?

I'm new to python scripting in GIS and I have a list with species names, for every species in the list I want to create an empty polygon shapefile with the same fields inside the attribute. I read How ...
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Dynamically drawing a polygon around another shapefile, ArcGIS 10.2

Let's say I have a vegetation raster that indicates the density of forest all over the world. I also have a shapefile that contains the admin boundaries of each country in the world. The easy part is ...
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Splitting up a single polygon into many polygons of equal point count

I have point data split into 15 different values and want to split up the (green) polygon into a number of smaller polygons each containing the same number of points so that I can make a chloropleth ...
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Formula to convert from WGS 84 / UTM Zone 34N to WGS 84?

Can anyone help me with the formula for converting from WGS 84 / UTM Zone 34N to World Geodetic System? My problem is I want to represent some properties (polygons) in some kind of a map (image). I ...
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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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Creating a single layer of polygons from a point layer

I have a csv file of lats and lons for points that represent the vertices of parcels of land. I want to create a polygon for each set of specific points within the csv and then create one unified ...
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Complexity of US 5-Digit Zip Code Boundaries from Scratch?

Does anyone have any idea how difficult it would be to create 5-digit zip code boundaries from scratch? Let's suppose you start with a good outline of the US. Where would you source the fundamental ...
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Defining bays as polygons using shapefile of Scottish coast?

I am interested in determining bays from around the coastline of Scotland. Ideally what I want to end up with is a number of polygons defining each bay using a shapefile of the Scottish coast. The ...
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Drawing boundaries between discrete features based on attribute values in ArcGIS for Desktop?

There is a point feature class with a certain numeric attribute (let us say, populated places with population). I wonder if there is, in ArcGIS, a way to draw polygons such that the sum of the ...
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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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Get next point horizontally and vertically

I am working on a map application. We have to draw polygons for different sections. Each section is either a square or a rectangle. Data that I have has less than 4 coordinate points, insufficient to ...
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How to draw a polygon between a number of polygons automatically

The weight “empty” area which is bounded by the orange boundary should represent a land use “Roads” so I should fill it with polygons. Now my question is how to fill these empty areas with polygons ...
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For every point create a wedge

How does one create a wedge polygon from a point? If I have 2000 points, I want each to have a wedge starting at each point with each point having a defined azimuth that the wedge points toward. That ...
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how to create shapes for each node in network based on azimuth [duplicate]

I am new to QGIS. (I used Esri Arc more than 10 years ago). I have several thousand points on a map. Each point has an associated azimuth it points and a variable wedge it covers; ie it points at an ...
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Error adding feature to centroids in QGIS [closed]

I want to map forest stands. I have the compartments as centroids and I am trying to add a feature by snapping to them and creating polygons. Each time I click, however, it displays a box titled ...
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Polygons not showing in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2. I have used the following procedure to creat polygon: 'Add XY data' to create points 'XY to line' to create line (but I could not see the lines) 'feature to polygon' to ...
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Fill larger polygon empty space with closest subset of polygons

Looking for an ArcGIS or QGIS solution. I need to divide up the space of the large single green polygon. Each new polygon would represent "nearness" to the purple polygons and have the ID of the ...
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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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Creating polygons layer from point layer with conveks buffer

I have a point layer of >750000 points representing dwellings with district heating. Now, I want to create polygons for every n of points with a distance of n meters to the next point. I have a ...
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Creating polygon from 2 txt files (Parent ID + Coordinates)

Here is what I am trying to do: I want to create polygons based on two separate text files: the first one (as parents) lists the Polygon ID (ID_el) and three to four Points ID (IDpt1, IDpt2, IDpt3..) ...
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How to create multipart line and polygon with interior ring in arcgisscripting?

My objective is to swap X,Y coordinates of feature classes using Python and arcgisscripting. Based on help examples, I managed to write script which reads and writes all geometry types. The problem ...
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Creating polygons around extent of similar points using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've millions of points collected for lithology layer. They have used a coding for different types of rocks. I need to create a polygon around the extent of similar points. What is the easiest ...
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How to construct semi-circle-shaped areas of confidence?

We have polygon maps of river-bottom type and are interested in determining if particular bottom-feeding fish prefer one bottom type over another. We locate an acoustically tagged fish at a point in ...
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How to subtract polygons from polygon?

I have two polygon layers, one is green that represents all non-public right-of-way land. I have another polygon that is just a circle with a specified radius. I would like my output to be a polygon ...
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Is there any way to know if a polygon is part of another bigger polygon(s) in SQL server?

Basicaly, what I am trying to do is we have a lot of geographical containers like territories, sub-territories etc. and the boundaries of each keep on changing all the times and I have to store the ...
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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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Drawing BTS sectors in GSM?

I'm very new to Mapbasic. I tried to make a short code to draw some BTS in GSM but I can't do thant (over 1 month). I have a table with these column: Sitename, Lon, Lat, Azi, Beam, Dist. Can ...
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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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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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Converting LinestringM to Polygon PostGIS

I'm working with PostGIS and plotting polygons on a Google Earth plugin. I've found a few examples via Google on how to convert a LinestringM to a Polygon for rendering, but none of them, including ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Polygonizer plugin for QGIS 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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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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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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Can't transform lines to polygons

I have a similar question to: How to join lines in QGIS for later using "lines to poly"? I have a line shapefile that I wish to transform into a polygon shapefile. After making some ...
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Creating a 5x5 poylgon in ArcGIS with a predetermined center with coordinates X, Y [duplicate]

I need to build a polygon (5x5 km) centered on a coordinate X,Y. I want to use this 5x5 square for an eventual clip. How should I proceed in ArcMap?
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How to divide a polygon into specific sizes using ArcGIS?

I have several thousand irregularly shaped polygons in a shapefile. I want to be able to split each polygon into three areas, and to specify what the size of those areas (they sum to the previous ...
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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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How to split a polygon into quadrants in R/Qgis?

I am solving the same problem as How to split a polygon into quadrants?, except that I am looking for a solution in R or QGis. So I have a polygon layer shapefile, which is unfortunatelly not exactly ...
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way/tool to automatically generate polygons on map knowing polygon width and height and spacing

I need to create a large number of polygons (say 1000) on a georeferenced mosaic (from aerial photographies). I know polygons' height and width, and I know the spacing between them. I can also provide ...
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Creating polygon with attributes using ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

I'm new of the use of arcGIS. I have xy data that descibe a polygon. But when I use the tool "point to line" I lost all attributes. There is a way to create a polygon with attributes. I try to explain ...
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Defining polygons based on thickness maps using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I want to find and create polygons that demarcates three different inflection points in a thickness raster: where the thickness start to increase, where the thickness is at its max and where it starts ...