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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Is there an alternative to the Integrate tool that will not change one of the inputs

I have two polygon layers, and would like to snap the outlines of one of them (colored poly's) to the other (grey) without changing the grey in anyway (so Integrate seems out). It should only snap if ...
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How can I get my Qgis area calculations in metres rather than degrees? My shapefiles are projected using WGS 1984 UTM fuseau 35 Sud

I am using Qgis 1.7.4 to calculate the area of polygons. My shapefiles have been projected using the coordinate system WGS 1984 UTM fuseau 35 Sud, but my area calculations are still displayed in ...
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How do I save a polygon once I have created it in editor?

I am attempting to create a new polygon. I go to ArcCatolog>New>Shapefile and make sure Feature type is set to polygon. I create the polygon and if I click save edits or stop editing, it disappears. ...
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Can I convert the sharp edges of a polygon easily to round edges?

I use the python module "shapely" to make Polygons (like below). Can I convert the sharp edges of a polygon easily to round edges? Such that when I have unified some polygons I could issue a command ...
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Tornado Data Points: Linking 2 Points in QGIS on the Same Row

So I've got these tornado .csv files that have two latitude & longitude entries with the left-most in the table being the beginning point and the right-most being the ending point of the tornado, ...
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How to Merge/Dissolve Polygons By Common Attribute Field in QGIS?

I have joined corresponding Local Enterprise Partnerships table data into a polygon shape file containing UK Local Authorities. How do I Dissolve or Merge the the Local Authorities polygons by ...
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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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How to convert polygon layer to txt files?

Is there any way to convert polygons that do not have coordinates in the attribute table to a txt file with coordinates. I will be using the txt file in a different software (not ArcGIS), so I need ...
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Create polygon based on the spatial extent in arcgis

Is there anyway that I can input 1) The Coordinates System (projected is OK) 2) The boundingbox and create a rectangle polygon based on these?
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PostGIS - when I add a polygon, delete overlapping areas in other layers

I'm starting to work with PostGIS and I'd like to solve the following problem: In my database, I have multiple land use class layers, for example: "residential", "industrial", "commercial". The ...
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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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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 filter out multipart polygons and then buffer?

I've written a small script trying to accomplish the task described in the question title. It basically looks like: in_fc = '...' # Some shapefile goes here # Get the fields (column names) of the ...
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How can GeoJson polygons be colored programmatically using OpenLayers?

I'm experimenting with dynamically setting the color values of a geojson polygon. In my geojson file, there is an attribute for each polygon called pop_den. I am trying to update the fillcolor of the ...
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How to perform spatial queries on polygons in mongodb?

I will build a GIS system based on polygons, not just points. I wanted to use mongodb or postgis. how do this in mongodb? Query A - get the center of a polygon Query B - distance between two ...
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Selecting polygons with a minimum internal straight line value - ArcGIS 10

I have a map of polygons representing forest stands. I am trying to sort through them to find those polygons that have a minimum internal distance of 200 m in a straight line (my field sampling will ...
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Measure the area of a polygon resulting from the intersection of two other polygons?

How can I measure the area of a polygon resulting from the intersection of two other polygons? If I use the measure tool or open the attribute table for the resulting polygon, it shows me the areas of ...
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Label *beside* polygons in ArcMap 10?

I try to add labels to polygons in ArcMap 10 based on a field in the corresponding attribute table. However, the labels always appear inside the polygon, and I can't find an option that lets me put ...
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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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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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Highest DEM pixel in polygon

I'm working with QGIS and have a big DEM raster layer with height information and a vector layer with many polygons, representing 1 x 1 degree tiles. Now I want to find for every polygon the highest ...
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Find small polygons inside big polygons

I'm trying without success to find a solution for problem in ArcGIS and this is the reason that I'm sending this message. I have one polygon shapefile with postal codes for South Africa (no Gap, no ...
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Cut polygon shapefile by line shapefile

I have two shapefiles, a polygon shapefile (lake) and a line shapefile (boudary) I want to create a new shapefile "polygon to the north of the boundary" What tool can I use in QGIS or other free ...
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UK area boundaries

I'm working on a web project that requires polygons and lat long coordinates for the boundares of towns, citys, countys and postcodes. Does anyone know where i can obtain this data? i know rightmove ...
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Postgis identify points on the polygon border

I have points geom in gid,pt_geom and polygon geom in gid,pl_geom. Some of the points are inside polygon and some are outside polygon, others are on the polygon boundary. Is there any way to ...
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How many polygons under a point (ArcGIS solution preferred)

Opposite of Point in Poly. How many polygons underneath a point. I have a point layer with many points. I have a polygon layer with many polygons. I need to add an attribute to the points that ...
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Detecting ring direction of a polygon using ArcPy

I am using ArcPy in ArcGIS 10.1 to process some geometry using the arcpy.da data access module. However I have run into a problem with complex Polygons that contain inner rings/holes. From the ...
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How to make survey lines within polygon?

I am trying to figure out how to make survey lines within a polygon. So first I make a polygon. Now I need to fill this polygon with lines, where I can choose the spacing between the lines, and the ...
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Polygon to Raster Tool Problem

I am trying to create a raster data set from county level polygon data for the US. I have successfully created one raster from a dataset, but when attempting another, it does not work. I am ...
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How to clip polygons with a fishnet layer?

I have a layer with multiple polygons (input) and a fishnet layer in polygon (clip layer). I want to clip the multiple polygons with the fishnet to be able to calculate how big portion of the input ...
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SQLServer generating invalid WKT

I am a GIS novice using SQL 2008, with C# and the NetTopologySuite WKTReader type to work with some geometries. I have some data which I have been able to save into the database but when I read back ...
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How to subtract Geometry Point Polygons in OpenLayers?

I have two json arrays, one for background polygon and one for other polygon. And from them, I got two polygon layers. backgroundLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Background Layer", {styleMap: ...
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Splitting raster pixels by a polygon's edge?

I have a a polygon shapefile of different regions, and a raster grid of precip data. I want to take the polygon and add up all the raster precip data in each zone. I could use zonal statistics to do ...
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How to create a polygon buffer from a line?

I have connected a series of points into a line in ArcMap 10 with the Points to Line tool in the ArcToolbox. The line is, of course, in its own layer, and I added a 5 meter buffer around the line. It ...
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Cannot get areas for polygon layers in ArcMap 10

For an ArcGIS project opened in ArcMap 10, we have added polygon layers representing different geographical features. After all the polygons were created, we opened the attribute tables for those ...
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How do I draw smooth vertexes around curves in ArcMap 10+?

I have some polygon layers (parcels) that have vertexes drawn around curves, as if traced. How do I click and drag to draw vertexes in a smooth shape? Big difference between what was originally there, ...
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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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Double (triple, quadruple) size of polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have several polygons, measured in acres. I'm looking to double the area, either by a buffer, or some other method. I will need to triple and quadruple in the end, as well. I have tried to use ...
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Is it possible to split a polygon inside another one in QGIS simply?

I can split polygon if I put the points of start and end outside the boundaries. How can I do the same if I have a part that I want to split completely inside a polygon. In Arcgis I can do it if the ...
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Determine if point is within an irregular polygon using Python

I would like to create a mask of a grid where points are evaluated as either 1's or 0's depending on if they lay outside of an irregular (i.e. not rectangular) polygon. I have a set of high-latitude ...
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How to re-ID polygons with sapply instead of for loop

I have a line of code that renames the id's of polygons in a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame by directly manipulating the ID slot of the polygon. I'm a bit slow when it comes to sapply, having used for loops ...
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ArcGis 10 - create polygons as % of original

Could someone help me with the following? 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 ...
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How to create a multipart polygon?

I have two polygons that consist of two separate polygons/lines in QGIS). How can I make this into a multipart polygon, which consists of 1 line in QGIS?
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find polygon corner coordinates

I am trying to get the coordinates of each node of the polygon I create. I would like the attribute table to display the name of the polygon (ex. address) and then the coordinates of the nodes (ex. ...
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ESRI/ArcGIS draw protractor

I am using ArcGIS maps and trying to follow JS API. I am trying to understand how can I add a protractor on the map which will help in angles while drawing polygons. I understand I could add a Feature ...
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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 do I get the “outer mantle” of a polygon shape file? (without joining all the polygons)

I am interested in finding all the vertices of all polygons which are not on the inside the most outer polygoin that can be formed in a shape file: Here is how I get all the vertices: def ...
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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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Search for Multiple Polygons in ArcMap

Is there a way to do a search for features that occupy more than one polygon in ArcMap? I am working with a Parcel layer, and there are some cases where the parcels will take up multiple polygons ...
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Shapefiles - Polygon type - is it in fact multipolygon?

I'm wondering about the ESRI shape file with shape type 5. When reading the spec I see that "A polygon may contain multiple outer rings.". Does this mean that these outer rings must be combined to ...