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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CartoDB Vis - Multiple layers mouse interaction?

My map visualization has two layers: 1) A city layer where the cities are represented as standard markers. 2) A county layer underlying the cities which has county level aggregate data. The layer ...
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Smooth polygon boundaries

I have a kml file with boundary polygon. It has a lot of gaps and overlaps in them. I converted them into shapefile and tried to use smooth and generalization feature tool in a couple of GIS ...
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How to hide grid's labels when zooming out?

I have used polygon grid layer on my map, and I used to label the layer with ID automatically, and the result was convenient for me: But when I zoomed out, the labels didn't hide at all! and they ...
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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 to resample polygon vertices so that they are evenly spaced in Arc 10

I have digitized the outline of many river channels (by both manually picking points and using streaming mode), but now I need the vertices to be evenly spaced (for input to another program). I tried ...
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Looking for dissolve algorithm for Javascript

I have three adjacent polygons that together make up a larger shape. I need an algorithm that will dissolve the internal borders leaving only the outside border. An example would be a group of ...
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cut off part of catchment

I want to edit a polygon as that I cut off a part of it. I want to freely make a line that define where the polygon should be seperated. I have tried to useedit vertices but it does not seem to be a ...
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Clip raster using shapefile into multiple rasters using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster file representing a large area and a shapefile of 30 polygons representing watersheds. I would like to clip the raster with the shapefile to create 30 rasters representing each ...
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Converting a raster to a polygon

I need to convert a raster into a polygon, and I ran into "Error 000863: Invalid GP Data Type" After searching, I saw this solution online. Basically I needed to convert the float raster to an ...
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Is there a way to use some sort of “instancing” when storing polygons in a spatial database?

I am quite new to GIS database addons, and I am still exploring the possible uses for them. In general the idea of storing objects indexed by their position which enables additional operations is ...
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OpenLayers: How to move smaller vectors to front?

I've got a problem that's been bugging me for quite some time now. As you can see in the image below I've got som vectors that ends up beneath bigger ones, and despite all my efforts of trying to ...
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How can a place a point symbol on the center of a polygon?

I'd like to symbolize polygons with a point at the centroid. Does anyone have suggestions how to accomplish this without creating a new shapefile? I'm using ArcGIS 10.0.
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How to change raster cell values within a polygon using QGIS GUI?

I would like to know how to change the values of raster cells which are within a polygon, leaving all cell values outside the polygon unchanged. I would like to subtract 1.5m from each raster cell ...
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Conversion of diagonally adjacent pixels into one polygon?

I am trying to vectorize a raster whose digital numbers indicate different classes they belong to. ArcGIS and QGIS yield similar results: separate shapes out of pixels sharing the class that are ...
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POSTGIS SQL - How do I remove (defined) sliver polygons

I would like assistance in writing SQL (for POSTGIS in postgresql) to remove sliver polygons (including long narrow slivers and some small irregular polygons that were erroneous 'gaps' in the original ...
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How to get count of non-NA raster cells within polygon using R

I've been running into all sorts of issues using ArcGIS ZonalStats and thought R could be a great way. Saying that I'm fairly new to R, but got a coding background. The situation is that I have ...
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Polygon inside polygon invalid in QGIS

Looking at this map data from naturalearth (part of Oman & UAE to be specific), each country is defined as a multipolygon. In this case UAE (in red) contains two polygons and Oman (beige) three. ...
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Postgis 2.0 simplifying multipolygon

I have a data set of national boundaries for the African continent. These are in a multipolygon table in postgis. Each country has multiple entries (rows) such that some of the countries in my table ...
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How to select part of the polygon

I have a shapefile of the country. I need to select only percentage of that polygon for demonstration purposes. As an example, how to select 60% of polygon? I am using ArcGIS 9.3.
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draw multipart polygon with one surrounding border

As you can see on the image below, the waterbody is divided by the border line because it consists of several polygons. I could merge the polygon, but I dont want to change the shapefile. Is there ...
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Select points from a table that exist in a custom polygon

We have a property search site where the user draws a polygon on a map and then the app displays all properties that fall within the polygon. We have properties stored within a Postgres table that ...
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Joining data points to matching polygons

I have polygon data on coral reefs at great barrier reef and separate point data for areas of coral bleaching. I have created a clip that only includes points that exist with in the reef polygons. ...
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calculate {minimal} distance between polygons in R

I have calculated the surface area of species distributions (merging polygons from shapefiles), but since this area can be comprised of quite distanced polygons, I would like to calculate some measure ...
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How can we split a polygon within another polygon in Qgis? [duplicate]

How can I split the green area as a separate polygon fro the grey one in QGIS?
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How to map flood areas from a set of points containing surface and height of water?

I am working on the damages made by the typhoon Haiyan. I use QGIS 2.0 with extensions and toolbox, and MapInfo. I have vectors, rasters of the place. I want to map the flood area along the ...
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Why might ArcGIS Export to PDF lose polygon?

How can I solve this problem? After exporting my map to pdf (or any other format), the exported map does not show the basic-polygon-layer, but only a blue/turquoise background with line and point ...
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problems using the Split Features tool [closed]

i'm using the split features tool to create two polygons from a bigger one. The problem is, when i save the split i have done, half of the polygon disappears. But sometimes, after doing some more ...
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Using attributes of a polygon in one layer to identify polygons in another

So I'm in the process of developing a web application, I am using open source tools so qgis, postgis, play framework for the web app. And I have come across an interesting problem that I'm trying to ...
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How to define polygons overlapping each other?

I have a shapefile of landuse in different catchments. I want to calculate the percentage of each landuse category in each catchment using Tabulate Intersection. Before using this tool, I had ...
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How to extract geo data out of a polygon shape file into csv kwt [duplicate]

I have a polygon shape file that contains all the neighborhoods in the Netherlands. My aim is to export the neighborhoods and coordinates to csv file (KWT). Without success I tried (with QGIS) these ...
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Performing a reverse clip in ArcMap?

Is there a way to perform a 'reverse' of the clip function in ArcMap, I'm not exactly sure how to explain this so here's a diagram:
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qgis polygon to coordinates

I have the ordnance survey postcode polygons, i can get the centre point on the postcode (Using polygon centroids) and all the corner coordinates (using extract nodes) Does anyone know how to export ...
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remove land area from marine region polygons

In my pursuit to merge multiple polygons for the purpose of calculating the surface area of marine species distributions, using shapefiles from Marineregions, I am now trying to remove potential land ...
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UK area boundaries

I'm working on a web project that requires polygons and lat long coordinates for the boundares of towns, citys, countys and postcodes. Does anyone know where i can obtain this data? i know rightmove ...
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Is it possible to split a polygon inside another one in QGIS simply?

I can split polygon if I put the points of start and end outside the boundaries. How can I do the same if I have a part that I want to split completely inside a polygon. In Arcgis I can do it if the ...
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ArcMap 10.1 SP Spatial Join Problem (lines within polygon)

I have a line layer (faults) and a polygon layer (fishnet grid). The fishnet has a risk of earthquake attributed to each polygon. I want to take that risk value and give it to the fault lines which ...
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Select area which is at least x meters away from other geometries

In my table I have the build-up area from a region as a big number of polygons. urban_area: id | name | geometry(polygon) I was wondering if and how I would be able to find the area within a ...
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What are the benefits of hexagonal sampling polygons?

I am always on the lookout for useful methods to sample or partition study areas (usually in the form of raster datasets) into smaller units. Recently, I read an ESRI blog post about a new tool for ...
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how to assign unique attribute value per neighborhood? [duplicate]

I have a feature class of adjacent polygons and I want to assign an integer attribute value to my polygons based on the following rules : a polygon must not have the same attribute value than any of ...
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Shapefile with overlapping polygons: calculate average values

I have a very big polygon shapefile with hundreds of features, often overlapping each other. Each of these features has a value stored in the attribute table. I simply need to calculate the average ...
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How can I change map scale in ArcMap, after I'm almost finished digitizing? [closed]

I'm just about to design a map that represents different areas in my immediate living environment. I Unfortunately made a big mistake at the beginning of my project. The current scale is given by ...
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Creating polygons using offsets from other polygons

Wondering if you I might get some advice on how to best create a polygon within a polygon based on an offset in ArcGIS. I have one layer that is a cadastral layer and another that is a building ...
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Need to enhance a function for creating quadrants within polygons

I wrote a function that creates arbitrary quadrants within a polygon SELECT (quadrant(20,0.0,90)).* The first parameter is the polygon ID, the second one is the start angle and with the third one ...
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Polygon country boundaries in decimal degrees

Using Google Maps, I'd like to create draggable polygons (on the fly) of country boundaries (they don't need to be particularly precise). Something similar to this, but for countries. So I want the ...
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How to improve speed of rendering polygons from Postgis in Leaflet?

I want to improve speed of rendering polygons in my Leaflet map. Polygons are stored in Postgis, and are rendered with select query with bbox. I wonder can I cache somehow those polygons? I read ...
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unionize intersections of merged polygons

[Updated quesion] I am using the following code to merged polygons from shapefiles for the purpose of calculating the surface area; library(maptools) library(rgdal) library(rgeos) #enter slots, ...
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How to extracting raster data to multiple polygons?

I have a reclassified raster dataset (10 classes) and I want to find out the area of each class contained within multiple (hundreds-to-thousands) polygons. I have all the polygons in the same ...
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Polygons not appearing when creating shapefile based on criteria using GDAL and Python (area calculated properly)

I am looping over the features of a shapefile containing multiple polygons. If certain criteria are met, I want to save the current feature in a new shapefile. I am doing this using GDAL 1.10.0 with ...
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Determine when I have crossed state line?

We are currently using the Google Maps API to get route information and total mileage but we would like to determine when we are crossing into a new state. When we return the route information we can ...
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Can I simplify polygons in QGIS by Size?

Just wondering if it's possible in QGIS to simplify polygons based on size? I've done it many times using the tolerance level to reduce the overall size however in this case each polygon cannot be ...