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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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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Are polygons created in Arcpy built in any order?

My script uses a search cursor to evaluate polyline coordinates and build polygons based on those coordinates. The script works well, but I am curious as to whether anyone knows the order (if there ...
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Masking/removing polygons from shapefile

I have a shapefile containing the road traffic noise of a city. The shapefile has 5 columns, where 'noise_in' (noise interval) ranging from 1-5 is included. I want to remove/mask the road noise from ...
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OpenLayers generate random polygon

I have a world map. I need randomly to generate polygons and render them on map. I have no problem with rendering, but can anybody suggest how to generate polygons with random geometry? (I need n ...
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How can I check if a multipolygon can be represented as a simple polygon?

I have a large (30m+ records) spatial data set I have imported into a PostGIS database. I did not expect to find multipolygons in the data set, but it does have a few of them. I'd like to take a ...
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How to determine the longest side of a polygon in QGIS?

Is there a possibility to determine the longest side of a polygon with QGIS? As I need to do that for hundreds of polygons I would prefer an automized method (like a plugin). So far my idea was: ...
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Polygon Nodes do not have separate coordinates [duplicate]

I'm attempting to measure the distance of a series of points from a smaller number of polygons. As a first step, I've changed the polygons into points along their border, via the Vector> Geometry ...
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Problems converting polygon to point [closed]

I'm trying to convert polygons to points with ArcGIS 10. My polygon layer has 2 attributes that I want to give to my point layer. I'm using the Feature to Point function from the Arctoolbox, but it ...
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How to combine (join?) two overlapping polygons to determine combined area they cover?

How do I combine (join?) two overlapping polygons to determine the combined area they cover in ArcGIS 10? I am sure the Geoprocessing tools can do it, but just how eludes me.
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Aggregate points with same values to polygons

I have a shapefile with 2M measurement points (each measurement point has a resolution of a 1/10). How can I aggregate points around each other if and create polygons out of it? They do not have to ...
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How to minimize the number of nodes in a polygon?

I'm building a web application that will be transferring polygons from server to client. Initially, the shapefile is coming from an external source that I have no control over. Often, I find polygons ...
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Evaluate minimum points required to define polygons based on an error threshold

I need to build a model or write an algorithm to do this, which I would like you to share your ideas with me. here is my cadastral problem: I have plenty of polygons and I need to make a report of ...
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Line to Polygon via Polygonizer in QGIS

My question is in the same vein as this one. I'm attempting to convert precipitation lines (Precipitación Media Anual) to a polygon for Mexico in QGIS using the Polygonizer plugin. After running the ...
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Offset a Polygon defined in Lat Lng points by a given distance of miles or km

I am trying apply a positive offset/buffer (enlarge a shape equally from the borders) to a polygon that is made up of a series of latitude/longitude coordinates by a distance that is defined in either ...
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Convert polygons to a number of randomly located points based on polygon size

ArcMap 10.1 on a PC. Working with a large shapefile with ~50,000 poygons with a wide range of size from 1,000+m. to <1m. I would like to convert these polygons into points so I can do some analysis ...
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How can I move two layers at once in QGIS?

I'm trying to move two digitized layers, one containing points, the other polygons to a different location at the same time. QGIS doens't seem to allow this. Even if I select both layers and features ...
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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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matching a border of one polygon to another [duplicate]

I have a polygon (A) that I drew the eastern border of in QGIS. I have another polygon(B) whose western border I want to nest against the eastern border of polygon a so they are touching but not ...
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Matching points in table to polygons

this is my first post to this forum. I hope to start participating actively. I have a table with several records (aprox 200.000), each with its own coordinates. And I need to identify the "Polygon" ...
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How to label each polygon in a layer?

QGIS 1.8.0 Mac OS 10.6.8: I want to label each polygon in a layer in a similar way to this image (done in WP Presentations) and am totally confused by the manual. Obviously I have to find a list of ...
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graduated pattern polygon fill

I'm sure this question is really really basic but I appeal to you because I hate the idea that I have spent 20 minutes trying to do such a simple thing... All I want to do is style a polygon layer by ...
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Converting multiple lines into single line using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've no idea if this is basic or what but I have this data that contains multiple lines (forming a polygon shape). I want to convert those lines (multiple - each with a start and end point) to a ...
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How to delete one polygon from a multi polygon record in a spatialite database using QGIS

I have a spatialite database with multi polygon records within the database. When i try to edit these records i cannot delete just one of the polgons for a specific record. It only allows me to delete ...
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Counting road intersections and blocks

I have a shp file that consists of the road system of Mexico City. I would like to count the number of road intersections (crossings) and blocks (which I would define as a segment starting from one ...
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Selecting a Polygon based on the location of a point

Currently I have a polygon layer made up of three shapes. All the shapes are listed in the attribute table. One of these three shapes intersects a point. I would like to select just the shape that has ...
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maximum circle inside an irregular polygon from a random point

I am trying to work out an algorithm for creating the maximum radius circle within an irregular polygon (a census tract) based on a given center of the circle. The motivation for this is to obscure ...
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How to combine stacked polygons within a shapefile?

The image below shows my shp-file. Every polygon has the same transparent color. So a darker blue means, that several polygons are stacked! How do I cut every polygon with each other so no polygons ...
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Why is polygon used as range in GIS and maps?

I am enroute to create an app that finds nearest venues. I already have another SO question on this regard. I don't have any experience with such features, and some of the concepts are not being very ...
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How to create polygon with DBGeography Class in Csharp

I want to create a polygon with csharp 4.5 via DBGeometry class. I found example on csharp to create a point via System.Data.Spatial namespace. (Requires Reference System.Data.Entity) This code is ...
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Split polygons and extract points

I have a polygon file with 90 adjacent polygons. I also have a lat/long point file that overlaps the entire surface of the polygon file (170,000 points). My problem is that working with all of the ...
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Using the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for C# is there a method to Hit Test for a polygon on the graphics layer?

I am very new to using ArcGIS runtime SDK for C#. I have loaded a polygon from a shapefile. I wish to query if a lat/long point is inside or outside the polygon? How can I do this? Thanks in ...
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Creating square grid polygon shapefile with Python?

I have the following coordinates minx, maxx, miny ,maxy = 448262.080078, 450360.750122, 6262492.020081, 6262938.950073 I wish to create a square grid of size 1 m using python. import math minx,...
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Convex Quadrilateral Polygons subdivision in equal parts using Python / OGR

Consider an irregular polygon (P) which has four vertices. I would like to subdivide P into smaller polygons as shown here http://i.stack.imgur.com/4SKhB.jpg In the old days I was using ArcGIS 9.3 ...
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R: How can I create a polygon from several polygons and a line?

I have some spatial objects that I want to combine, namely three polygons and a line. The ultimate goal is to create a polygon that I can overlay on an area of a map of administrative divisions of the ...
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Polygon to Raster taking longer in script than in ArcMap?

I have a large dataset that I am working with. Basically I have a table with 900,000 records that I join to a geodatabase feature layer, then convert that to a raster. This process takes a total of ...
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Is there a way to select only a certain polygon for editing?

I have a spatialite data base with 4300 polygons contained within. I wish to be able to edit the polygons but once i have highlighted the Polygon from the attributes table i find it hard to edit the ...
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Avoid rounding of coordinates in pyQgis

If I get the coordinates of a polygon in qgis by x = geom.asPolygon() It rounds off the coordinate from i.e. -27,200,334.86 to -2.72003e+07 How can I avoid that?
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MongoDB: Search for polygons which have a certain location

Good day :). I am trying to implement a search feature on MongoDB using Mongoose.js , the short version of which is this: I tag locations on a map as polygons. and give them names. Then when an user ...
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Is segment of polyline contained in polygon

I am pretty new to arcpy and am slowly learning all its functions. I have a scenario where I am traversing a polyline. I get a start point and an end point on the polyline and form a segment with ...
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How to make survey lines within polygon?

I am trying to figure out how to make survey lines within a polygon. So first I make a polygon. Now I need to fill this polygon with lines, where I can choose the spacing between the lines, and the ...
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Creating Thiessen (Voronoi) polygons using lines (rather than points) as the input features?

I have a set of line features inside a particular polygonal boundary. For each line, I'd like to generate a polygon inside which every possible point is closer to the given line than to any other line ...
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Need an Algorithm to Determining Polygon Borders

I'm currently writing a program in Java and I'm dealing with polygon objects. I want to create a different color border between touching objects depending on their class (i.e. land, ocean, etc). I ...
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arcpy points in polygon check

I have a list of points and a list of polygons both in a separate shape files. I am trying to write a ArcPy script to loop through the points, and then the polygons respectively and tell me when a ...
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Remove intersect of one polygon from another in R

I am trying to remove the intersect from Poly2 onto Poly1. Below are the coords of the 2 polygons. > coords1 [,1] [,2] [1,] 992.0161 7462.531 [2,] 950.1962 7413.532 [3,] 902.3632 ...
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How to auto fill or delete sliver polygons without losing precision?

I am developing some boundaries in which precision holds the key value. Using ArcGIS 9.3 I am converting lines to polygons using the "feature to polygon" tool. The lines are accurate but I find ...
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How to create a multipart polygon?

I have two polygons that consist of two separate polygons/lines in QGIS). How can I make this into a multipart polygon, which consists of 1 line in QGIS?
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Calculating line segment lengths within polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a layer with line segments and a layer of polygons (in this case, buffers around points). I need to create a new field for each polygon that contains the total length of all line segments ...
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Geojson multipolygon doesn't work with Leaflet bindPopup?

I have polygon and multipolygon data in Geojson format and when I try to bind popup for polygon, it works perfectly, and when I try to bind it for multipolygon, it doesn't work. Is that some Leaflet ...
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Suggestions for vector format for polygons

I am using two polygon tables in postgis (A and B ). I need to make a vector file that incorporates information of the overlapped polygons B intersecting each polygon on (A). I can make a single ...
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When digitizing, objects are not saved well

I've some problems with digitizing. If I draw a line or a polygon, the line or polygon is saved in the attribute list, but not visible and its location is not saved either (when I zoom to the object ...