Process of creating geometric polygon features.

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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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Allocating a number to groups of polygons ArcGIS

There are 13,466 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. I have a map layer with each island being comprised of multiple district polygons. I would like to give a number to each polygon to associate it ...
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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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Can you create a shapefile from values from another shape file's attribute table?

I have imported a mask file into GIS, so that there is a grid created (using the Create Fishnet function), which displays values as either inside (land) or outside the shape (land) that I wish to map. ...
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Which GIS software allows manually creating shapes from overlapping shapes of other layers?

I have two shapefiles, one showing the borders of the US states, the other one showing river basins. Both layers are filled with solid colors, with the US states differing in hue and the river basins ...
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QGIS - Create equal length polygon along polyline

How can I create a series of polygons along a line? I need to assess the density of a number of targets along a line within a corridor. I have tried the following: creating a buffer, using the ...
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Auto-Create polygons from Geo-referenced PDF

Is it possible to automatically create polygons/features from a georeferenced PDF? I'd like to geo-reference an expanded view of the below linked pdf, and then have each of the tracts created ...
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Make square polygon from one point and area

I have a shapefile of points with a variety of attributes, the relevant ones being "ID", "area", "lat", and "long". Such as... The lat/long coordinates are always the SW corner of a plot and the area ...
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How to draw line/multiline, polygon/multipolygon with SharpMap from Coordinate Source

I have a list of n points, exactly x objects in GeoJSON from a CouchDB. I want to generate lines/multilines and polygons/mutipolygons with SharpMap and add this to a Layer in VB.NET. For points its ...
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Adding polygons on points using Arcgis 10.2

I have a series (300+) of points and I would like to apply polygons over it. Cannot use the buffer tools as the polygons are not symmetrical but I basically need the same geometry for each one, ...
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Finding tool to divide polygon into specific areas in ArcGIS?

I am using ArcGIS 10.3.1 and am trying to divide a polygon into several smaller polygons based on a percentage. I have found a theoretical answer How to divide a polygon into specific sizes using ...
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Dividing 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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Create overlapping polygons from contour lines

Working in ArcGIS 10, I have a set of contour lines representing density of commercial square footage, and I have a set of points representing local maxima for each peak of the dataset. For each ...
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How to generate rectangles considering only a percentage area of a base object?

I am trying to generate a rectangle by considering a small percentage of area of the extent of a geometry object in the PostGIS. I have tried to use the ST_Scale function. It successfully generates a ...
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Creating voronoi polygons from polygons?

I have a database with buildings and for some further analysis I need to: aggregate adjacent buildings (preferably without losing the height attribute, but I can work my way around that) once I have ...
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Create repeating pattern of raster or polygons in ArcGIS

I want to create a repeating pattern of raster OR polygon features based on an existing sample, so that the sample fills up a larger area in a repeating pattern. For example, with a sample of 10x10 ...
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Set of points to multi polygon with specified distance

Is there any algorithm that can transform set of points to the set of polygons with defined maximum distance between points, especially I wonder if it is possible for inner polygons? Please, consider ...
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ArcGIS: segmenting buffer based on polygon corners

I have hundreds of square polygons which I've created a single continuous buffer around the polygons. What I'd like to try and do is try and break this buffer down into segments based on the corners ...
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How do I create a polygon based on a single point?

I have been given a large spreadsheet of sample data where each point coordinate represents the end of the sampling extent. I am tasked to represent these points as a sampling extent of 100' x 8' with ...
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Tool to set the maximum shape area of drawn polygons [ArcGIS 10]

Is there any tool or method to define beforehand the maximum area of each drawn polygon class ? Polygons are going to be distributed according to my idea so I need to have control over the process. I ...
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Is there an R package for finding the maximum-area rectangle in a non-convex polygon?

Does anyone know if there is an R package out there with an algorithm which finds the largest rectangle within non-convex polygons? I have Googled, searched the R Sig Geo archives, and looked here on ...
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Polygons between contour lines in QGIS?

I am trying to create polygons between contour polylines within a defined area (for which i have both polygon and polyline shps) but I seem to be thwarted at every turn. Using QGIS 2.14, I am sure it ...
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Polygon made by colour difference

I need to analyze differences (historical) in coverage of some species (seagrass Posidonia). Although its a marine species, subject area is very shallow and even from common satellite and aerial ...
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How to obtain attributes of a point layer that falls within a polygon layer of different CRS

I have created my own vector grid polygons in QGIS 2.12.2. This creates a new layer to my project, but it's projected in a "generated projection". I want to view the attributes of points that fall ...
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QGIS 2.14 GRASS geoalgorithms don't work?

I instaled qgis 2.14 and grass geoalgorithms dont work. Only 160 geoalgorithms and should be 168. MsBox: Missing dependensy, It seems that GRASS is not correctly installed and configured in your ...
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polygon split with predefined area

I am trying to split an irregular polygon into 120 equal area blocks. I also need a buffer around each new block within the polygon. Is this possible in QGIS 2.12.1?
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Closing out a 'add polygon' operation in the interactive MapWinGIS ShapeEditor

I am creating a small app that uses a MapWinGIS control and allows a polygon layer to be edited. Users can add/delete/edit polygons. All is working fine, but the operation to finish a new polygon (...
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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 subtract (erase) 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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How can I create a grid of polygons from a .csv file or line vector in qgis?

I have a map defined by two seperate reference systems: one is a standard grid coordinate system, the other a series of irregualar polygons. I want to find which polygon each grid square overlays, and ...
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How do I create a convex hull in ArcGIS Desktop?

I would like to be able to create a convex hull in ArcGIS Desktop 9.x, but I cannot find an appropriate tool. How does one go about creating one? I am interested in answers for all license levels: ...
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QGIS 2.12 Lines to Polygons not work properly

In QGIS 2.12.3 I have a small shapefile with lines (as often occurs in parcel boundary datasets) of 2 vertices each, snapped to each other (no topology errors, no dangles, no intersections). But the "...
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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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Building larger polygons from smaller ones *without* common ID in PostGIS?

I am looking for a method, 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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Calculate obstacle accountability area in QGIS

Still being new to the whole GIS world, I am trying to calculate a regulatory takeoff obstacle accountability area for a given runway. For my case, this is defined as an area as follows. At the start ...
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How to construct semi-circle-shaped areas of confidence in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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QGIS polygonize tool not working [closed]

I am having a problem using QGIS ver 2.10.1 Pisa. I am trying to use the polygonize function on a raster .tif image, and it runs, but only produces a thin sliver of polygons at the top, then stops ...
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How to use QGIS plugin “Rectangles, ovals digitizing tools”

I installed the Rectangles, ovals digitizing tools-plugin, found it on the toolbar, but it's inactive. I made a layer to which I want to add rectangles, it's visible and editable... The plugin bar is ...
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How to create a Polygon around a Linestring as a GeoFence in C# .NET

I'm looking for a .net library that will help to create a polygon that I can use as a Geo-fence around a route on a map. The following image demonstrates the result I'm after. Imagine that this ...
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Creating 30 areas with equal amount of road in an irregular polygon

The result should be something like this just more polygons. Does anyone know about a tool, which given a table, can create a number of polygons which will divide the tables object into, for ...
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Python script outputs polygon feature class with no shape_area or shape_length and therefore doesn't show up in arcmap

I am trying to copy features a number of times based on a numeric field value. The code below works for points when the POINT type is chosen. However, when I switched the feature type to POLYGON it ...
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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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A vector object not being replaced in temp folder when using 'for' loop in R

I am currently running GRASS GIS through R interface and got stuck at this point; where I am using a 'for' loop in R, and the code is as follows: for(i in 1:nrow(Snapped_SSP_DSN)) { writeVECT6(...
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CSV to Polygon.SHP with Python

I'm looking for a way to convert CSV file to polygons shapefile. I need to make polygons with defined size. In the CSV file, The first row is the length of each polygon and the first column is the ...
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Capturing an event On Sketch Finish in ArcObjects

I am using IEditEvents_Event and IEditor. I invoked the GarciaUI_CreateNewFeatureTask and used: pID.Value = "esriEditor.SketchTool"; pCommandItem = pCommandBars.Find(pID); if (pCommandItem != null) { ...
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Data frame to SpatialPolygonsDataFrame with multiple polygons

I have a data frame with a bunch of polygons, several points per polygon. How can I convert it to a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame object? Here's my data frame: > buildings_df lon lat ...
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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 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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Creating polygon features on scanned historical maps to measure areas in ArcMap?

I have a collection of historical scanned topographic maps from the 19th century that have already been georeferenced (NAD 1927). I'm uploading the maps as JPGs into ArcMap and would like to use the ...
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Create mosaic like Voronoi Diagram from disjoint polygons

The illustration below shows the problem: as in (a) I have a set of disjoint polygons, as geometries in PostGIS. I need something like (b), the "mosaic" of this set of polygons, building it by a "...