Process of creating geometric polygon features.

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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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How to find the boundary co-ordinates from a given set of co-ordinates

Given a set of coordinates, How do we find the boundary coordinates. <== Figure 1 Given the coordinates in the above set, How can I get the coordinates on the red boundary. Boundary is the polygon ...
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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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How to extract polygons from a road network?

I need to extract faces (or polygons) from my road network and calculate their areas. I mainly use Arcpy packages but even if you know it in QGIS APIs, I'd appreciate if you'd share it with me. If it ...
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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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Polygon Between Contour Line

I have a contour generated from SRTM, How to fill the space between that contour with polygon (for all part) but it generates field in attribute table automaticaly, example in image above between ...
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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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Creating counties in QGIS

I have a raster map (a photocopy I took from an Atlas), and a vector map of the UK. The raster map shows pre-1890 Scottish county borders. I have geocoded the map so that the raster borders overlap ...
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ArcGIS: Create polygon using file containing point coordinates

I have a text file containing the projected coordinates of the points that define a single polygon. The X, Y coordinates are separated by Tab Is there a tool in ArcGIS similar to "Add X,Y Data" in ...
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How can I insert a bounding box or polygon in a PostGIS geometry field?

I have a field in my table called 'geometry' that was created thus: CREATE TABLE "public"."sites" ( "id" int8 DEFAULT nextval('sites_id_seq' :: regclass) NOT NULL, #... A few MORE fields ...
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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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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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Weird-looking France after OSM import with osm2pgsql

After importing france-latest.osm from Geofabrik, using osm2pgsql, it seems that the polygon attributed to Metropolitan France (osm_id = 1403916) is a bit odd: I'm far to be a geography expert, but ...
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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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Raster domain output polygon has is an empty feature class. Shape_Length and Shape_Area = 0

I am trying to convert a 32-bit floating point raster with 205289 columns and 120615 rows to a polygon using Raster Domain. It creates a feature class that does not contain any polygon. There is a ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Producing building shadows?

How would you generate building shadows from building footprints? I have attribute values for the heights of buildings. So would preferably like to have the shadows' sizes vary based on that. The best ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...