Process of creating geometric polygon features.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Points to Polygon

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 way to ...
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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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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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Polygon overlay with Shapely

I'm trying to capture all the non-overlapping polygons indicated below using Shapely (given polygons A,B & C). Moreover, I'm hoping to do so without iteration, testing for intersect etc. The ...
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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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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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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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ArcGIS 10.0/arcpy: How to create a polygon geometry from inner and outer ring point arrays?

I have two arrays, each containing a closed ring of points, one for an outer ring and the other for an inner ring, the latter running counterclockwise, of course. I am using the arcpy.Polygon() ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to create multipart line and polygon with interior ring in ArcGIS Python?

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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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 ...