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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Polygon Data to Fit Raster

I'm working with an NHD Flowline of streams and rivers in NC, and I'm trying to only retain the ones in the raster. I tried to convert to the raster to a polygon and was going to clip them, but in the ...
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Intersecting Overlapping Polygons Individually in ArcGIS

Map Layers: -Census Tract Shape File w/Population Data -Set of Store Locations with 5 Mile Buffers (Significant Overlap Between Buffers) I have create feature layers for both and I am trying to ...
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How to calculate the area between two line shapes?

I'm a newbie using QGIS (2.0). I'm trying to calculate the sidewalk area of a city. For that I have some shapes, extracted from Mricostation, with the topology (facades, fords, fences, etc.), but ...
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Non-deletion of nodes in QGIS

I've come across an annoying irritation. I have a .SHP converted from MapInfo which consists of a large number of features, a lot of which are made up of a whole heap of combined/multipart polygons. ...
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QGIS - Is it possible to Animate Polygons based on column values? [duplicate]

If you have an number of polygons with numeric data across 4 attributes/columns, you can display the data for one column but can you automatically cycle through the values for other selected columns? ...
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Can QGIS report/calculate areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within multipart shapefile?

Can QGIS report/calculate the areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within a multipart shapefile without using the "explode" vector tool to generate a new file? using QGIS 2.2.0 on ...
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Calculate distances between polygon centres in QGIS

Is there a practical way to calculate distances between polygon centroids in QGIS? I have a UK city region map divided into administrative units (1 ward = 1 polygon). I want to represent their ...
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CartoDB.js - Accessing table fields in hover function

I am new to CartoDB.js and javascript in general, and I am attempting to highlight polygons in response to a mouse hover. My plan of attack attempts to utilize one of the interesting templates ...
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How to check how much of a line (percentage-wise) is covered by a polygon in arcpy?

I'm searching for an efficient way to check if a line is covered by a polygon (see image, this case should return 2x "true"). Right now I only check wether a line is within a buffer with ...
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Distance from one point to many polygons

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 and have a shape file of polygons of municipalities. I also have the coordinates of the centroids of the polygons (if I need to use them). I want a column in my attributes table ...
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How to automatically add identical new polygons to a layer?

I am seeking a way, using QGIS, to automatically add polygon features identical to others on the layer. In this case, they are water valves on a water network. Anyone know of a user-friendly way to ...
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Add a field to output feature of a geoprocessing tool?

I am running the Watershed tool and RasterToPolygon tool in a loop for a number of points: flowdir = "flow.tif" flowacc = "flowacc.tif" pnts = [arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.Point(x=0.0, y=0.0, ID = ...
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How to get polygon points for all regions inside a city polygon?

Is it possible for me to get all polygon points for all regions inside a city polygon? I am building a website where i need city level polygons as well as polygons for all sectors and estate areas in ...
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How to spatially join polygon fields onto a point layer in QGIS?

I have gridded depth points in CSV format that I'm trying to add other map data to, in additional columns. I've tried joining fields, hoping that I could link the Shapefile data to the csv, but when I ...
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Algorithm to move polygon nodes when simplifying

I want to simplify polygons that come from a raster analysis. In order to avoid overlap and gaps, I first convert my polygons to lines. The problem is that all algorithm are then keeping the two end ...
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How to copy closed loop lines into polygon feature class

I'm trying to utilize line contour data to find the volumes of local depressions. To do this, I want to copy the closed loops formed by depression contours into a polygon feature class to find the ...
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QGIS - How can I convert a raster file to a vector file without making same value cells into one polygon?

How can I convert a raster file to a vector file without making same value cells into one polygon? In the attached image, the values "2124", "2269", "2321", "2634", and "2920" are the polygons ...
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google map api v3 large/complex polygons

I have quite some large/complex polygons I'd like to overlay on a Google map. I can do this but wondered what the best/fastest way is to load them? I have tried using a KML but understand there are ...
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Simplify by number of points in QGIS

I have a fairly simply question about something I just don't know how to do. I am aware you are able to simplify polygons in QGIS based on distance tolerance but my questions is, is there a way to ...
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How to enforce labels for all polygons?

I am trying to label polygons but it does not always work. Either the polygon is quite large, then the label appears, or the polygon is small, then the label is not displayed. I've already tried to ...
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Is there a way to set different levels of transparency (opacity) for a polygon's border and its interior?

I have some polygons which I'd like to display with their interior displayed at a higher transparency than their borders. Right now, I am doing it by creating two separate layers with the same data ...
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Easily calculate “roundness/compactness” of a polygon

I am trying to find ways to quantitatively describe the shapes of various polygons. For my project, these polygons represent lakes, rivers, lagoons, and parks. So they can be almost any shape. One ...
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How to generate dartboard shapefiles using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am rather new to ArcGIS and I have a simple question regarding a problem I cannot fathom. I am attempting to generate a polygon 'dartboard' shapefile. Radially, there should be a circle from 0 to ...
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UK Postcode boundaries [duplicate]

Before I go and pay is there a free source for UK Postcode Boundaries, ideally down to Postcode Sector level ("AA00 0" or even better "AA00 0A")? Failing that can I generate them in QGIS if I have ...
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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 a raster using a shapefile into multiple rasters?

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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Add labels for printed map (GeoTools)

I have some problems with labels for printing map with GeoTools. Next code (with some cuts, code on Scala language) can help me for printing map: val map = new MapContent() val parser = new ...
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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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PostGIS - 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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Is it possible to create new polygon with the streaming mode on QGIS1.8?

I would like to create a new polygon with the mode of stream. In Arc GIS, it is possible to change the mode from stream to normal that vertec is placed based on click. Strem mode means vertex is ...
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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?