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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Copy a polygon geometry in Arcpy

This to me sounded very simple so I am probably missing something basic here. What I need to do is to create a copy of a polygon shapefile to a new shapefile with slightly different attributes. Where ...
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OpenStreetMap Neighborhood Boundaries

Is it possible to download neighborhood boundaries from OpenStreetMap? I see on maps that they often indicate neighborhood names; is there a way to retrieve their coordinates and boundary polygon ...
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Finding long axis of irregular polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I need some help in how to find the long axis of an irregular shaped ellipse using ArcGIS Desktop. I have found the centroid but don't know how to determine the longest distance.
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Where can I find a Unesco World Heritage List as boundaries?

I was wondering if anyone knows where to find the UNESCO world heritage list with boundaries? I can extract point data from the json feed for the map on the website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list via ...
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Can Polygons be generalized to MultiPolygons in GeoDjango?

I set up a model with models.PolygonField in geodjango, using postgres as database. I try to import shp into postgres. The problem is, shp (compiled with QGIS) mixes polygon and multipolygon, hence it ...
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What do you call this non-hole edge condition?

After generalizing or simplifying polygons, you often get legitimate holes in polygons, which are separate parts and can be filled. But what is the correct term for this triangular shape? It is an ...
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How to enable “snapping” in Quantum-GIS while drawing polygons?

I tried to draw polygons in qgis-1.7.0 and I somehow can't find or failed to find the "snapping" option. I'm used to ArcGIS-10.0 where you have some snapping options, like placing points of polygons ...
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Create a polygon layer from point data

I'm currently using QGIS 1.8.0 I would like to create a polygon layer from a point dataset, where the size of the polygons relates to the resolution of the grid reference. The ultimate aim would be ...
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Finding parcel polygon features with frontage on multiple streets

The Department of Public Works would like to know how many properties in the city have a sidewalk at both the front and back. To get at this, I'm looking for a method to find parcels with frontage on ...
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Easy way to create a boundary polygon shapefile from a set of LAS files using ArcGIS 10?

I have a bunch of LAS file sets that I need to process. The current task at hand is to generate a "footprint" shapefile that contains polygons for each LAS tile. I am looking for a graceful way to ...
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Efficiently identifying overlapping polygons with Python

I'm parsing the NOAA severe weather alert feed and using it as a datasource for a weather alerting system. In the feed, I occasionally find a polygon entry for an alert. Unfortunately, counties that ...
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Getting polygons of all countries and ISO-3166-2 subdivisons

In order to do reverse geocoding lookups to find a country (as ISO-3166-1) and the subdivision (as ISO-3166-2) for given coordinates I am looking for a way to get all polygons of all countries and ...
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can I extract overlap of polygons within the same layer?

I am trying to extract the overlap of polygons that are within the same layer in 10. The layer came from a buffered street centerline and I'm trying to extract and delete the intersections from the ...
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Count number of unique raster pixels in polygon using ArcMap?

I have a polygon shapefile and I want to generate a table of a count for each pixel value in each polygon. My main goal is to find out what pixel is most abundant in each polygon. I am using ArcMap ...
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How to compute Straight Skeletons using Python?

Is there a Python package which provides an implementation of a Straight Skeleton algorithm? I'm aware that the open source (C++) project CGALcontains an implementation but it seems like ...
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How to draw shapes with highest possible decimal accuracy

I am trying to read input of lat and long to draw the shape based on condition.The input is standard array of lat and long with 15 decimal accuracy. I am realizing - I am loosing some decimal accuracy ...
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Identify polygon overlaps within single shapefile

Using either QGIS (1.9) or ArcInfo (9.3.1) I'm trying to identify unique overlaps of prehistoric building footprints from an archaeological site recorded within a single polygon shapefile. While the ...
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How to eliminate gaps in the ArcGIS union operation?

I have a layer that has nested polygons in them. I want to aggregate the polygons. I do this using the Union function. I use the "No Gaps" option when I perform the union. However, when I overlay ...
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Openlayers geometry: how to convert area from degrees to square kilometres?

I get a multypolygon from my web service and want to calculate the area of that polygon. I was trying to use this piece of code: var poly = new OpenLayers.Geometry.MultiPolygon(poligon); var area = ...
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adjusting polygons to boundary and filling holes

here's the problem: Where: 1: department boundary 3: polygons inside department boundary that "touch" the department boundary(1). They are not necesary fitting well inside 2: holes between 1 and ...
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Select by location of doughnut hole polygon

I have vectorized the Corine Land class raster and want to select certain classes that are "inside" other classes. How can I select the polygons circled in blue? All the select by location options ...
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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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Generalize large polygon-file

I have a large polygone file with landuse information (6 classes). Its vectorised from a raster classification so the polygons are all angular. Any of my tries to generalize with v.generalize (sneaks, ...
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What geometric attributes do polygons possess, and how can these be used to filter features?

Given a polygon featureclass containing many polygons of different sizes and shapes, which geometric attributes (area, perimeter, etc) could be used to filter the polygons? It's probably best to ask ...
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Can you permanently set the polygon/polyline segment length?

I'm trying to create a several hundred polygons in ArcGIS 10, each of which may have up to several hundred vertices. For consistency sake I would like each line segment in these polygons to be of a ...
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How to split polygons without ArcView? [closed]

I'm trying to split polygons into equal areas. While fishnet sort of works; the areas I'm trying to split don't touch; they're national parks. Fishnet spans the whole area, not just the polygons in ...
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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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Converting Longitude and Latitude Coordinates to Square Miles?

I have a set of Long and Lat co-ordinates making up a five point polygon which I have converted in excel using the following formula: ...
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How to take polygon centroid in Postgis

I have table with column name,Latitude and Longitude.I want to update this with polygon name and its centroid latitude longitude.I know there is a function in postgis st_centroid(geometry). But I want ...
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How to calculate the size of a particular area below a buffer in QGIS

I have a point shapefile of villages where data was collected in Northern Kenya. I created a buffer around those villages. The second vector layer contains polygons defining areas according to ...
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Why doesn't the split tool return any records in the attribute table?

I've been trying to split a large land use shapefile using a set of study area polygons as the split feature, but when the function finally finishes running (the land use dataset is quite large), all ...
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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 ...
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Dissolving specific polygons inside SearchCursor with Python in Arcmap

I have a layer with catchment polygons. For those that are smaller than a certain size, I want to merge with an adjoining polygon (namely the one downstream). In the attribute table I have a GridID, ...
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Finding centrelines from polygons?

I was wondering if there is a way to create centre lines from polygons in QGIS? I have a polygon layer, but ideally need the centrelines as a separate file. Thanks, Alan
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Identify Polygons on raster image

I have OS street view mapping as raster images. Is it possible (without the obvious of tracing each dwelling) to identify all polygons on each tile. To clarify, My ultimate aim is to produce a ...
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Selecting polygons by number of sides

I'm using ArcGIS 10 to build some figures for a journal article. One is a figure of an unstructured finite element mesh of triangles spanning the western Atlantic Ocean. I exported this mesh from ...
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POSTGIS get the max length of the polygon and the average width

I have in postgis a polygon type table. I need to calculate automatically the maximum length of the polygon: And the second one is the average width: I am doubting rigth now if this is possible ...
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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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How can I display with OpenLayers the geometry returned from a ST_Buffer in POSTGIS?

Im using PostGIS, GeoServer and OpenLayers, and the thing is that i want to display the geometry result from a query like this: SELECT ST_Buffer(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(100 100)'), 500); To perform ...
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How to achieve an “inner glow” effect on polygons drawn using the Google Maps v3 javascript API?

Is it possible to produce an "inner glow" effect on polygons drawn using the Google Map v3 javascript API? If not possible using the vanilla Google Maps API, is there a 3rd party tool that can do it? ...
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How to persist a polygon to SQL Server database and vice versa?

How do I extract all the points from a Polygon drawn in ArcMAP and then persist that data into a SQLServer database table containing a geometry column and then when I've got the data persisted read ...
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Django PolygonField: how to display on map?

Extremely beginner question. I have a GeoDjango model with a MultiPolygonField. How do I retrieve the value of this field and display it as a polygon on a map? class county(models.Model): cd = ...
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How to add Attributes to a polygon with arcpy

I have a question about arcpy. I want to create a polygon FeatureClass with attributes. The code below is just test-code that generates some polygons for speed testing. I want to add some additional ...
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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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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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Calculating edge length of polygon within overlapping polygon

I have a layer of wetland polygons and a layer of lakes. I basically want to find the total length of lake shoreline contained within each wetland and add these values as an attribute of the wetlands. ...
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Fixing orphaned holes in R

I'm trying to perform a union on a common field after merging two adjacent shapefiles. The shapefiles end up with at least one thin sliver of space between them. When I attempt a union I get the ...
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How to Create Touching Multi-Part Polygons?

I have a set of parcels as illustrated in the image below. There are currently no multi-part features in dataset. What I would like to do is to merge (not the right word) all of the parcels with same ...
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Create a new vector layer that fills space between other polygons in QGIS

I inherited a clipped (500m radius) land cover map containing vector layers of different land cover categories such as buildings, grass, roads, etc from a colleague. The empty (white) space in ...
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How to enclose clustered points with polygon?

I have a raster with forest (1), no forest (2) data. "1" is represent single/few trees and there is gaps between them. I want to create a polygon around these trees to a forest map. It is not a dense ...