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 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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Geographic locators within Polygons

I have a list of geographic locators and a boundary file. In QGIS, is there any way merging them together to create a lookup saying this boundary contains these locators? Not the number the actual ...
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How to automate the drawing of polygons (square) around a number of points in QGIS?

In QGIS (or alternatively any other scripting + GIS stack), how can I automate drawing a 100km x 100km square around a number of points, with the point being dead in the center? I'd need to loop ...
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Export selected raster cells to polygon

I have selected certain values in a raster (roughly 1000 cells), and would like to export them to be able to create a polygon. Converting it to points first then to polygons does not work. Can anyone ...
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How do I split polygons that cross the dateline?

I have a dataset of country borders which I obtained from: http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php/ I have that dataset in both shp and SQL, but I'll put out there that I don't feel ...
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algorithm for displaying holes in a polygon by translating it into several hole-less polygons?

I'd like to plot polygons with holes on a framework that doesn't support holes. The approach to me seems to be to translate the single polygon into several ones adding up to the whole polygon, leaving ...
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Create raster with grid cells values based on area covered by polygons

I have a polygon data with area covered by the forests (data is here - https://www.dropbox.com/s/zgckliydalljw6a/sp_data.zip?dl=0). I want to convert polygons to raster. The value of each grid cell ...
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r - increase speed of crop, mask, & extract raster by many polygons

I'm extracting the area and percent cover of different land use types from a raster based on several thousand polygon boundaries. I've found that the extract function works much faster if I iterate ...
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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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Polygonize vegetation area from Landsat7 RGB using QGis / Bilko?

I'm trying to extract the areas with vegetation as a polygon-shape from a landsat7-image, 30m resolution, RGB, using QGis 1.8 or Bilko or (hopefully in the near future) ArcGIS. The area is in Northern ...
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Identifying a cluster of polygons based on attributes

I'm trying to identify a cluster of contiguous parcels that, when combined, add up to at least a given size and, when combined, have an assessed property value less than a given $ amount. I have a ...
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Split polygon by area using ArcGIS for Desktop (or QGIS)? [duplicate]

I'm interested to split a larger, irregular polygon into smaller ones. I know the area of the resulting polygon, and I know that the line I want to split it by should be parallel to one of the sides ...
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Is there a limit to the number of polygon points you can export to CSV in QGIS 2.4?

Using QGIS 2.4 I am currently importing a csv file with ~30,000 polygons (polygons in WKT format). I also have a United States shapefile. I have used the Clip function to get only the polygons that ...
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How to rotate polygon to find best fit in Mapnik? [closed]

I have a quite simple problem but somehow I just fail to solve it. There is a polygon and a range xsize and ysize. The x and y size determines the mapnik generated image. The polygon should now be ...
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Simplify shapefile parcel layer

I have a very large shapefile with over a million parcels within it. The problem I am having is that the polygons representing each parcel are very jagged. What I am looking for is a simple and fast ...
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Is there a way of auto_increment for the ID column in QGIS

I'm creating a fictive map and so I need to create lots of points, lines and for sure polygons. Later on I export my data as geojson. But before that I aways have to go and give every element an ...
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How to subtract polygons from polygon?

I have two polygon layers, one is green that represents all non-public right-of-way land. I have another polygon that is just a circle with a specified radius. I would like my output to be a polygon ...
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How to Select “Inverse” of intersection of two polygon layers?

I'm wondering if there's a way to intersect two polygon layers, take the intersection, and remove that from one of the polygon layers, making a new layer out of whatever is left over? Basically, the ...
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How to count the sides or edges of a polygon?

I wondered if it is possible to determine the number of sides / edges (not vertices) that a polygon has. Imagine the following case. There is a shapefile with 10 polygons. Is there any way to ...
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Creating polygon based on spatial extent in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there anyway that I can input: The Coordinates System (projected is OK) The bounding box and create a rectangle polygon based on these?
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How to connect points with a polyline in ArcMap 10?

I have a layer containing a few hundred points representing a survey track. The points are laid out in chronological order in the corresponding attribute table. How can I have ArcMap 10 automatically ...
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Manually selecting colors for different polygons within layer in ArcMap?

There is a polygon layer with several polygons. They are displayed with some colour which can be changed simultaneously for all of them. Is there a way to manually select several polygons (without ...
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How to find markers in selected dragbox openlayers 3?

Here is a part of code, draw = new ol.interaction.DragBox({ /* dragbox interaction is active only if alt key is pressed */ condition: ol.events.condition.altKeyOnly, ...
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Displaying adjacent polygon lines beside each other instead of overlapping

I would like to display adjacent polygons with the line work beside each other, not one on top of the other for that shared boundary. I do not want to edit the polygon boundaries - only want to ...
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How to shrink polygon on two sides?

I have a polygon which I know is a rectangle, although it may be at any orientation: I want to shrink this polygon by a third of the width from two sides, so that I just get the strip in the middle ...
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What is the best format to encode polygons such as lakes?

I am looking for a standard format to encode polygons, such as lakes, in one file that is easy to create and common so that others can use it in different GIS systems. Every file will contain data on ...
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Percentage of polygon in one shapefile within polygon of another

I'm a newbie, apologies if this is obvious/has already been asked and answered but I couldn't find anything. I have two shapefiles: 1. an administrative boundary layer for a county in the UK known as ...
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How to add CSV data with no coordinates to a polygon layer in QGIS?

I would like to add attributes from an spss database (around 300 cases) to a polygon layer in QGIS. Both datasets have a column with unique IDs. I exported the spss data to a CSV file which does not ...
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Python loop Polygon to raster not working

I want to convert a large number of different shp polygons to raster in ArcGIS 10.1, using an existing field column "class" for the new raster classes. I am not very fluent in python but I thought ...
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Is there an easier way to edit polygons in ArcMap?

I am updating woodlot polygons in ArcMap 10. Instead of editing individual verticies, is there a way to edit that is more like drawing part of a new shape (say if the woodlot has expanded only on one ...
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How to draw a polygon given a distance and bearing in QGIS

Apologies if this question has been asked before I'm not come across it. I want to draw a polygon given a length and a bearing, basically a square with lenght 1m. I cant seem to manage it with the ...
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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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Creating polygons as % of original area using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a polygon shapefile and need to create new polygons, within the originals, as % of original area. I used buffer by field (Field= new area as %) but the buffers are created in circles around ...
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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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Remove Polygon Islands

I'm really stumped with the problem. I have a polygon layer with no intersects or holes and I need to remove some 'islands', as defined by attributes of a certain size within the layer. It's a hard ...
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Clipping Vector File based on certain Raster Values using ArcGIS Desktop?

I need to clip a vector file based on certain values of a raster (Slope > 2%). I can´t find a direct way to do it. Trying to vectorize the raster first didn´t work. Is there an ArcGIS tool I could ...
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Dissolving/Unifying Ill Behaved/Irregular Polygons in R

I'm working on a project involving bringing together multiple subjects circling difficult to find parts of an image. The output from users is pretty awesome. Cool, right? However, what I want is ...
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Extract raster value to polygon

I am trying to extract raster values within multiple polygons. It would be nice if I could choose between say the maximum or an average raster value within the polygon. For example, I have created ...
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Select the most distant vertex from polygon's centroid using ArcPy

I have a poligon and the polygon's centroid. I want to select the most distant vertex from centroid (picture: point A). I used arcpy.FeatureVerticesToPoints_management to create a feature class ...
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Creating donut holes without losing existing polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop is there a way to do a similar operation to creating a donut hole or island in a polygon without losing the existing features? I have mapped small lakes as several ...
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How to average values in a point layer with respect to polygon layer in QGIS?

I am new to GIS and have the following problem: I have 2 layers: a point layer with a column that contains numbers (pollution index from specific measurement point) and a polygon layer with different ...
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Iterate features on SpatialPolygonsDataFrame in R

I have a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame object. Is there way to use apply on this object rather than using a for loop to iterate features in this object?
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How to select and copy a group of polygons in QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS. I opened a few shapefiles that cover Europe. Now I want to select a smaller area and if possible copy the polygons in this area so I can work with a smaller set. How should I do this ...
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How to find polygons within polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am new to GIS and ArcGIS. I have a problem I need to solve: I have a set of polygons, some of which enclose other polygons. They are lake polygons, and within lake polygons, are smaller island ...
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Clip polygon using buffer

I'm very new to QGIS, so apologies if this is a daft question. I've been trying to resolve my problem for a couple of days and I can't get anywhere. I have searched for similar issues here on SE but ...
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Get the 2 points immediately before and after a given point in PostGIS

In the picture below: The given point is C, I would like to select A and B, but not Z (which is closer to C than B but it's not immediately after in the LineString). Note that C is always ON the line ...
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How to get the list of QgsPoint from a polygon Layer in pyqgis

I have a little question about how to manage the points in a layer. from qgis.core import * def run_script(iface): layer = QgsVectorLayer(layerType.Polygon+'?'+crs.psg_4326, ...
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Extracting intersection areas in R

I have two polygons. One contains fields(X,Y,Z) and the other contains soil types (A,B,C,D). I want to know what area of every field contains which type of soil. I tried the following: ...
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Changing raster cells values inside of a polygon to the closest cells just outside the polygon!

I have been wrestling with this for a while and couldn't find out how I can do this. I want each cell of a raster inside of a polygon boundary to have the value of the closest cell just outside of the ...
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Intersect (analysis) of polygons generating empty output

I have previously asked a question on determining the area of polygons with another polygon boundary. Determining the area of each polygon within a polygon boundary? I came to the conculsion that ...