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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Divide polygon layer by point layer in QGIS?

I have two layers - one polygon layer that is a buffer of a road layer, and one point layer that shows certain locations along that road. What I want to do is to divide/split the polygon layer at the ...
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Knowing the polygon id and getting the extent [duplicate]

I have a text box where I have the polygon Id like, "id_of_the_polygon_12345". Is it possible to get its extent and zoom onto it? I have figured out how to do it upon clicking on the map. But could ...
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Find polygon that contains all linestring records in PostGIS table

I'm still pretty new to this stuff, so bear with me. In PostGIS how could I find a polygon that would contain all the linestring records in a given table?
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How to rectify polygon shapes in QGIS?

I have some polygon-shapes in qgis-1.7.0 and want to ensure that every polygon is a rectangle. See image below. Is there any way I can do this in QGIS (or any other f/oss)? Or how can I improve my ...
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How to scale/reduce my polygon without changing the central lat & long?

I am writing a VBA code to resize my polygon, I get a input as vector points(Shape file). The code below resizes it as according to my scale factor but my central latitude and longitude are also ...
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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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Zooming into a particular polygon

I am getting the polygon id by doing identifyParams.geometry = evt.mapPoint; identifyParams.mapExtent = map.extent; identifyTask.execute(identifyParams, function(result) { var i; var ...
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“GIS” Mapping on Monument - Scaling

I have a Baroque tombstone for which I have to map the damage phenoma. Normally one can use a vector drawing programm but one has always two boundaries between the different polygons. Questions: Is it ...
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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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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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Is it possible to gray out a Google Maps map except for some area?

What i am looking for is a way to emphasize a certain area on a Google Maps map by graying out the rest of the world. I heard about some solution of using 2 polygons of which 1 is visible and the ...
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How to automatically reduce polygon size?

I am working with two polygon layers (counties & states) which I will 'intersect' to find which counties are within which states. Due to data inaccuracies I have to change all county polygons and ...
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inner convex-hulls in a set of 2D points

A set of 2D Points are scattered randomly (i.e., no specified pattern), we are interested in finding all inner-convex-hulls (ICH) in an order of largest in area to a minimum until the entire study ...
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Raster to vector with gaps in Landsat ETM

I need to find size of water area from a raster (jpg) using QGIS 1.8.0-Lisboa. The raster is a Landsat image with gaps of data in it. I used Polygonize, but the output file shows wrong polygon size ...
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Point Within, Query in a buffer polygon in WMS like in ArcGIS ESRI

I need to do a query to filter the result inside a polygon or geometry, like this: http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/javascript/arcgis/jssamples/query_buffer.html But, i need to do this in a opengeo ...
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Clipped raster leaks outside polygons

I am trying to clip a raster (DEM) with a polygon layer in ArcGIS10.1, using Data Management>>Raster>>Clip. Basically the clipped raster has many pixels outside the polygon boundary, mainly for thin ...
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Polygon to fill gap

Using postgis I want to fill a gap between other polygons. Can you help with some directions what functions to use ? Thank you and sorry if the question is rather noobish. Image to explain 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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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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Field within a Field - Donut Parcel?

Firstly, apologies as I'm a newbie and have only been studying GIS for a few months. I am digitising field boundaries and have a field within a field, and am wondering what the best way of ...
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Cannot insert simple geometry data

I installed PostgreSQL 9.2.4 and PostGIS 2.0.3 on my Windows 8 machine. Then I created a table using phpPgAdmin and added a geometry column using the following statement. SELECT ...
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Openlayers vector feature coordinates are not transforming,

I have a OpenLayers vector with a single feature [0]. It's coordinates are in the map projection (EPSG:3413) and I want them in WGS84 (EPSG:4326) decimal degrees. I have the following code which ...
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How do you convert raster to polygon while avoiding small polygons

I intend to convert a raster to several polygons, but I want to ignore too small polygons, and just keep larger polygon. How can I do that? Thanks in advance!
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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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Cannot reselect polygon after modify

I've got various vector layers on a OL map. On one layer I have a few draw controls. If I draw a polygon I can select it (the whole pop-up thing works). This also works for all the other features. ...
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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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Best program for crowd-sourced polygons on Gmaps

Looking for a way to crowd-source polygon creation on GMaps (in a wiki environment) that doesn't involved ESRI's expensive server software. Requirements: - a bunch of different wiki pages can be ...
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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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Why doesn't Polygonizer copy the line ids to my polygonized shapefile?

I am trying to convert a line shapefile into a polygon shapefile using Polygonizer plugin, and when my new polygons are created all the cells in my id field are "Null", although I have clicked "copy ...
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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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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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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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In OpenLayers, is there any way to convert polygons to tiles?

I have a OpenLayer map which by enabling a feature by user, a very huge table of polygons (lots of small areas, with information and metadata for each) will appear on the map, which rendering this big ...
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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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QGIS define hexagon area around mapped points

I am using QGIS to map a number of radio antennas (for mobile network). Once I have the layer of the sites (done), I would like to assign to each site a coverage area (envelope). I could achieve 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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using shapely: translating between Polygons and MultiPolygons

[EDIT: the solution to this was simply to use OGR to read shapefiles. See geographika's example.] In an ESRI shapefile, there is no distinction between Polygons and MultiPolygons. Furthermore, there ...