On a map, a closed shape defined by a connected sequence of x,y coordinate pairs, where the first and last coordinate pair are the same and all other pairs are unique.

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Does spherical equilateral triangle T contain point P?

I am working on a Python script to: compute the vertex coordinates of a geodesic sphere/icosahedron, project the triangles onto a sphere, then find which spherical triangle contains an arbitrary ...
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QGIS Polygon precision

I have a fairly straightforward question; is there a way to edit the precision of polygon points in QGIS so that each coordinate has the same number of decimal places? For example, the coordinate ...
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Locating the centroid (center of mass) of spherical polygons

I'm trying to work out how best to locate the centroid of an arbitrary shape draped over a unit sphere, with the input being ordered (clockwise or anti-cw) vertices for the shape boundary. The density ...
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Lossless Polygon Simplification?

Is there a standard/recommended algorithm for simplifying a polygon without shrinking any of its original boundaries? Right now I'm using TopologyPreservingSimplifer within JTS and running into ...
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How to get polygon coordinates for Google Map from .poly files (preferably in nodejs)?

I have .poly files with polygons of countries. I want to use those polygons to make Google Map polygon layers. How may I read lng and lat points of polygons from those poly files? They look like ...
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Heads up digitizing - Polygons overlay differently with two different Satellite images

I have been digitizing building footprints from satellite image using ArcGIS 10.1 . Field data collections is done with the use of four corner point GPS way point. Due to multipath errors, we are ...
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Failed to convert polygon to raster

I have two steps here. First select layer by attributes. Second convert polygon to raster. It failed when it goes to second step and kept giving me error 999999: Error executing function. I pasted my ...
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How to Merge/Dissolve Polygons By Common Attribute Field in QGIS?

I have joined corresponding Local Enterprise Partnerships table data into a polygon shape file containing UK Local Authorities. How do I Dissolve or Merge the the Local Authorities polygons by ...
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Selecting Polygon Features in QGIS Lisboa

I want to select and save as a separate shape file, a smaller section (polygon) from a whole island country which includes both land and shallow habitat coastal features (like coral reefs) and when I ...
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problem in merging adjacent address polygons in qgis

I am having 15 polygon shape files of a sub locality of a city that is having address in their attribute table. I want to merge these polygons based on the address in the attribute table?how can i do ...
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Convert polygons to KML file

I have a set of polygons out of which I want to make a KML file, my table schema is as follows : CREATE TABLE [dbo].[utilitygeo]( [ID] [int] NOT NULL, [PolygonID] [varchar](8000) NULL, ...
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Drawing polygons with Google Maps using local shape data

I am trying to draw a census tract on a Google map. It looks like Google Maps lets you draw polygons using longitude and latitude coordinates. However, the data that I have is not ...
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calculating mean and standard deviation for raster values using whole pixels within a polygon [duplicate]

i have a raster image and a corresponding shape file. i would like to calculate the statistics of the values within polygons which have a common attribute but only using pixels which are fully ...
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Openlayers get coordinates from polygon

please could someone help me and bless me with an example of how to get coordinates from a polygon in OpenLayers?
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When digitizing, polygons are inverted

I need to use QGIS to digitize my images. My images are scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of rocks. I am interested in analyzing the pore space in the images. Here is the steps I follow: I ...
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“Identity” overlay in QGIS?

I have two polygon layers I'd like to overlay using QGIS or another open source tool. What I want as output is a polygon layer with the extent of one polygon, but with each polygon in that layer ...
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How many polygons under a point (ArcGIS solution preferred)

Opposite of Point in Poly. How many polygons underneath a point. I have a point layer with many points. I have a polygon layer with many polygons. I need to add an attribute to the points that ...
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When I finish drawing a polygon, it disappears again (although appearing in my attribute table)

I'm working with Quantum GIS at this moment. And as the title says, when I finish drawing a polygon, it disappears again. The new object does appear in my attribute table and in the legend/'filling of ...
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ARCGIS 10- Cutting down a tiff file layer to a smaller polygon?

I have a dynamic land map featuring open forest, closed forest ect of an area which is a tiff layer file. I want to be able to cut the layer file to my area of interest, the polygon I created? I also ...
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Delete polygon underlap?

I am editing a layer in QGIS with severe polygon overlaps. Is there a way to delete the underlapping portions (i.e. the invisible parts) using QGIS? If I import the layer into GRASS using the ...
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How to remove small “salt & pepper” polygons from a layer?

I have a map made up of multiple polygons, with a few hundred thousand points very small polygons on within it. I need the larger polygons, but not the points small polygons. How do I select and ...
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Sum of point attributes inside hexagons using QgiS UI

I'm very new to Qgis so I would very much appreciate any help you can give me. I have a point shapefile that corresponds to locations of animals captured. I've joined a table to this shapefile with ...
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How to remove small polygons in ArcGIS 10 using extension by Gonza2?

Does anybody have experience and success working with the Remove small polygons from a feature class script tool by Gonza2 in ArcGIS 10? The extension works perfectly in previous version of ArcGIS ...
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Calculate neighborhood statistics for polygons?

I've been searching around for the answer to this (including here) and have yet to find it. I'm interested in finding out how to calculate a 'neighborhood sum' for vector, polygon data. I am aware ...
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intersection between two multipolygons yielding anomalous GeometryCollection object full of LineString's & Polygon's (trying to get intersect area)

Normally when I call the #intersection method on a multipolygon to find the intersection shape on another multipolygon I get a multipolygon returned back to me. Either that or something else I can ...
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Google map showing Overlapping Boundaries [closed]

I am working in process of building an online Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding Service .For That I have been preparing a database by creating a centroid point in a shapefile and sending the point to ...
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Create MultiPolygon from QgsGeometry.fromMultiPolygon

I have a list of polygons' points like [[x1,y1],[x2,y2],[x3,y3],[x4,y4]] [[x5,y5],[x6,y6],[x7,y7].[x8,y8]] now I want to create multipolygon from it by using feature = QgsFeature() ...
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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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How to make mapable geo data from a solid jpg/png

I have a bunch of hardiness zones, as you can see here: http://mangoly.herokuapp.com/workroom/googlemaps/zones/ They are solid colored PNG images. I know the geo coordinates of the bottom left hand ...
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identify percentage of raster cells within a polygon

As per the title I want to determine the population inside multiple polygons according to different land use zoning (High Residential, Low Residential, National Parks etc) that's in raster format. ...
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How to import polygons from OSM to QGIS?

I am trying to import Polygons from OSM to QGIS 2.0, but so far I have no idea how to do that. E. g.: Kisterseg auf Tatabanya in HU: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=1027806 Is there any fast ...
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Find and list all polygons that overlap with another polygon

I am working with two polygon layers which overlap but are unrelated (one is congressional district boundaries, the other is MPO area boundaries). I would like to generate a list of all the ...
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Dissolving overlapping polygons - issue in QGIS [duplicate]

I have the OS Code-Point map which I want to dissolve into the regions that my company use. I have used the dissolve function in QGIS, but it is having a problem where a vertical street overlaps with ...
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How to find the maximum-area-rectangle inside a convex polygon?

In this post we are looking for algorithms / ideas on how to find the maximum-area-rectangle inside a convex polygon. In the following figure, numbers are the areas of the fitted rectangles. As shown ...
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How to find out to which polygon each points belongs to?

I have searched for an answer to this, but couldn't find anything useful. I have got a shapefile consisting of a number of polygons, and another shapefile with a number of points. I want to add a ...
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QGIS point sampling tool really slow for polygons?

I have a large field of randomly distributed points (100,000 of them to be precise), and I'd like to get values for a variety of raster and polygon coverages for each point. I've been using the QGIS ...
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What is the best public geoservice for getting data about buildings?

What is the best public geoservice for getting data about buildings, which is free? Or maybe it's better to ask "does exist such a public service?" I want to add some 3d polygons to my 3d plane, ...
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What is the best format to encode polygons such as lakes?

I am looking for a standard format to encode polygons, such as lakes, in one file that is easy to create and common so that others can use it in different GIS systems. Every file will contain data on ...
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Generate points that lie inside polygon

I have polygon feature and want to be able to generate points inside it. I need this for one classification task. Generating random points until one is inside the polygon wouldn't work because it's ...
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ArcGis 10 - create polygons as % of original

Could someone help me with the following? I have a polygon shapefile and need to create new polygons, within the originals, as % of original area. I used buffer by field (Field= new area as %) but the ...
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Get Features from OpenLayers Layer.Vector not working

polygon_layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Polygone", { projection : projLonLat, strategies : [ new OpenLayers.Strategy.Fixed() ], protocol : new ...
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Merge Two Polygons Using Editor merge in arcGis

i want to create a ArcEngine function using .net that allow to do the same thing like (see picture): select 2 polygons click merge Is there somebody who can help please!! Sincerely
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Openlayers selection

Is it possible to select a polygon from a predefined Lat & Lon programmatically? eg location point: x='1234' y='5678' intersects polygon '1234', therefore SELECT POLYGON '1234' So far I have ...
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Intersection of multi-polygons in postgis

How can I get the intersection of 3 multi-polygons in postgis? I have three geometry collection and I want a fourth with the result of intersection of the other three. ...
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Extract polyline of border between differing polygons

I have a shape file with polygons with an associated variable that can take different values. I would like to extract the borders between polygons of differing value (red and blue) as a polyline (dark ...
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Merging partially overlapping polygons into a table in PostGIS

I have a couple of tables (three) with polygons (landuse coverage in this case). Within each table, there is no overlap, but between tables there might be a lot of overlap. I would like to combine ...
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Polygon shading is darker in certain areas

When drawing in qgis i am encountering an error when drawing large polygons snapped to multiple points. Polygons that have this shading in certain areas are not displaying correctly in other ...
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Free cartographic texture resources

I've been trying without success to find free textures to use in TileMill. I'm looking for fairly simple, abstract textures, like a dotted pattern (to indicate national parks). Are there any well ...
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QGIS: CSV point grid to polygon - not raster

I have a CSV file with various data in 1 degree wide by 0.5 degree high rectangles, for which I have the N,S,E,W, & centroid lat/longs, i.e. every bit of spatial data required. I'm trying to ...
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Dissolve polygons in QGIS (GEOS) with tolerance

I have a polygon vector layer representing the area inundated in a flood. The layer has been produced in a such a way that some of the areas are composed of multiple smaller touching polygons (see ...