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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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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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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Remove Holes Existing Within a Single Polygon for a specific area in Qgis

I have a shapefile that consists of a single polygon. I have gaps within the polygon that needs to be eliminated, but only the ones that are less than 200m2. I tried different ways but none of them ...
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How to add a polygon from PostGIS ST_AsGeoJSON into Leaflet?

I try to use the following function to add polygons to my Leaflet map. function polygon(geojson) { alert(geojson); // alert for testing layer = L.geoJson(geojson); layer.addTo(map); } ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to place only one symbol on the centroid of a multipart polygon?

I am using QGIS version 2.14.1 (Essen). I would like to place symbols on the centroids of my data. The problem is that some of my data has multi-part polygons, which means it places the symbol at the ...
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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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Clipping Line shapefiles within extent of Polygon shape?

My question is an extension of Vertical lines in a polygon shapefile. Kindly refer to that question first. What you shall see there is a method of generating vertical lines with respect to the ...
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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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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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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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combine raster and polygon values in R

My question is similar to this one Get Raster Values from a Polygon Overlay in Opensource GIS Solutions but I think I need another step. I have a polygon layer of ecoregions which I brought into R ...
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How to subset X number of features from Shape file in QGIS

I'm looking for a means to take a rather large Shape file and split it out into separate, smaller shapefiles based on number of features. So for example, if I have a file with 1 million features, ...
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Merging polygons that intersect by more than a specified amount

I am working with a dataset that contains a subset of property boundaries in a local government area, thus my dataset is made up of several thousand properties but not all are touching. Since it is a ...
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Changing the scale (generalisation) in ArcGIS 10

I have 2 polygon layers, accordingly 1:10 000 and 1:500 000. I want to generalize the first layer from 1:10 000 to 1:500 000. I tried using Simplify polygon tool, and since these scales relate to ...
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ArcObjects - Finding the intersection of a polyline and polygon?

I have a polyline and polygon. The polyline will intersect the polygon at two or fewer points. I would like to get these intersection points as X and Y values. EDIT: Here is a quick code sample using ...
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Converting tax map polygons from Shapefile to table of map number and corner coordinates

Fairfax County, Virginia provides a Shapefile here which shows the boundaries of the tax maps as polygons. Each polygon simply consists of four corners, and what I'd like to do is create a table ...
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Convert .csv with polygon geometry to .shp QGIS

Working on a Mac in QGI 2.12, I have a csv file with polygon geometry coordinates that I would like to save to a shapefile. It displays fine as a csv. However, when I try to use "save as," I get the ...
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Find out if overlaying polyline matches polygon centerline in qgis

I have a polygon and a polyline and I need to find a scientific way of how close that polyline is to the actual polygon centerline. Is there any way of doing this in qgis? Any extensions, models, ...
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Clipping raster file in ArcMap over the extent of polyline shape

I have a calculated raster file, overlayed on a shapefile with lines (like on figure) I would like to clip the raster in ArcMap (since it is an interpolation and out of the vector shape it is mostly ...
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How to export a polygon based on elevations using a DTM or a DEM

I have a LiDAR generated DTM and a DEM (accurate to 10x10 feet). I am trying to export a polygon within a boundary which includes all elevations below a specific number. Seems like this should be ...
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Creating shapefiles using textfiles in QGIS

I have a shapefile in QGIS which has polygons in it . There are several other attributes for each feature . I want to add another attribute to each feature . The value for this attribute is available ...
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postgis: cluster/group points based on distance

We have a set of thousands of points and want to group all of those which are within 100m distance from each other (to get the centroid from each group). A first idea was to build 100m buffers around ...
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How to remove columns in a spatial polygon data frame in R?

My spatial polygon data frame (spdf) contains too many columns (variables) and I want to remove most of the columns entirely. I know how to do this with a regular data frame in R, but I am unsure how ...
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“Levelling” elevation data coinciding with polygon?

I have a shapefile containing building geometries (polygons) and a elevation dataset. The elevation data doesn't perfectly match the buildings. I want to "flatten" the elevation data so that ...
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How to Polygonize a polyline shapefile in QGIS 2.2?

When I used QGIS 1.8, I was able to transform polyline layers to polygon layers with the Polygonizer plugin. In QGIS 2.2, this function has been subsumed into the Processing toolbox. Unfortunately, ...
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How to give elevation information to a polygon feature class using existing TIN file ? (geological mapping)

I'm an ArcGIS 10.1 user. My issue: I have a printed form of a map which depicts geological bodies being surface rock occurence. Additionaly, there are elevation contour lines. I digitized the map by ...
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ArcMap 10.1 SP Spatial Join Problem (lines within polygon)

I have a line layer (faults) and a polygon layer (fishnet grid). The fishnet has a risk of earthquake attributed to each polygon. I want to take that risk value and give it to the fault lines which ...
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How to import polygons from OSM to QGIS?

I am trying to import Polygons from OSM to QGIS 2.0, but so far I have no idea how to do that. E. g.: Kisterseg auf Tatabanya in HU: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=1027806 Is there any fast ...
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How do I find the average distance within a polygon to a point?

For my purposes, I can assume a homogeneous distribution of points within the polygon. What I want to find is the average distance from points within a polygon to a specified point. I don't know where ...
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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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How to split features?

I would like to split a shapefile in qgis according to how the polygons overlaps. Don't know how to though? See pic for explanation:
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Validating polygons for no gaps/overlaps/slivers using ArcGIS Desktop?

I would like to assess the spatial accuracy of a load of polygon shapefiles which are supposed to show air quality for a bunch of countries. Firstly I want to assess whether each shapefile has a ...
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How can I calculate the center point inside a polygon in ArcGIS 9.3?

I'm using the JavaScript API 1.6 on ArcGIS 9.3. I have a polygon geometry in an ArcGIS map, and I'm trying to find a way to get the point that lies in the exact center of the geometry. What is the ...
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How to attribute lines with IDs of touching polygons?

I have two shapefiles: one contains streets of a city and one contains blocks (i.e. polygons bounded by the streets). I would like to have the streets attributed with the IDs of the left and right ...
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Edit polygon borders in QGIS preserving topological correctness (planar partition)

Given a layer of polygons that is topologically perfect, i.e., has no overlaps or gaps between the polygons, is it possible to manually edit the edges of the polygons in QGIS in a way that preserves ...
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How to find 2nd order polygon neighbors? (and 3rd, 4th etc.)

I have a shapefile of contiguous polygons and for each pair of polygons, I need to know how many polygons are between them, following an neighboring/bordering approach. The output is likely to be a ...