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 can I check if a multipolygon can be represented as a simple polygon?

I have a large (30m+ records) spatial data set I have imported into a PostGIS database. I did not expect to find multipolygons in the data set, but it does have a few of them. I'd like to take a ...
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Merging multipolygon data into a polygon

I have a MultiPolygon representation of some shapes in POSTGIS, I am trying to convert them to Polygon data. I tried, st_geometryn(r.geom, 1) but that didnt work because the way polygons are ...
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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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adding polygon to database in openlayers

I want to add a polygon to the database. I used the following code. The problem is that I am to able to save in database. Whatever polygon I draw on map it gets save temporary and as soon as I reload ...
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Dissolve column based on attribute in another column

I have 3 columns within a polygon layer I'm working with. Column 1 = Landowner, 3 different values Column 2 = Parcel, N different values Column 3 = Management type, 5 different values I would like ...
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Enter 4 Coordinates and get a Polygon QGIS

Is it possible to enter 4 Coordinates for getting a Polygon. I have to Clip lots of exact rectangles and i was just wondering wether you know a plugin. Thanks a lot danke! Alex
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How to digitize polygons from georeferenced raster file

I used QGIS to georeference a raster file of a custom US map. The map has features which are not strictly defined by state borders. I would like to digitize the map by creating contiguous borders for ...
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QGIS Polygon layer table of adjacent polygons

In a polygon layer, how can I generate a table of adjacent polygons?
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Create new polygon layer based on areas of varying numbers of stacked polygons

I have several species range maps (as polygons) that overlap/stack. From this, I am trying to identify areas of highest biodiversity. Ideally, I'd like to create a new polygon layer, where 1 part is ...
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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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Polygon Shared Boundaries in GML

Last week I was told on a phone conference that GML supports shared boundaries in Polygon's. I have been unable to find any documenatation to substantiate the claim. Here is the situation: I have a ...
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How to bring polygons closer to a point?

I have some scattered polygons with a lot of space between them. I want to make a thematic map but all that white space doesn't look very good, so I want to bring the polygons closer to the center of ...
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How to select the vertices from a polygon?

I am writing some VBA code to extract vertices from a polygon. I would like to ask, how to select the vertices from a polygon ? Regards Gary
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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 id of the left and right ...
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T-shaped polygons

Is there any coefficient that can indicate T-shaped polygons ? Examples of T-shaped polygons :
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remove land area from marine region polygons

In my pursuit to merge multiple polygons for the purpose of calculating the surface area of marine species distributions, using shapefiles from Marineregions, I am now trying to remove potential land ...
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Determining the area of each polygon within a polygon boundary?

I have a series of maps representing a 1000m diameter around a point. These maps contain 40 different types of polygons that represent a land use (ex. Corn crop, Pasture). I want to select all ...
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intersection between two multipolygons yielding anomalous GeometryCollection object full of LineString's & Polygon's (trying to get intersect area)

Normally when I call the #intersection method on a multipolygon to find the intersection shape on another multipolygon I get a multipolygon returned back to me. Either that or something else I can ...
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Determining closest representation of polygon as collection of points+radii

Have a bit of a tough question, which I realize there may not be an easy solution to. Figured what better place to ask. I'm attempting to transform a polygon into a series of arbitrary points with ...
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Convert polygons to a number of randomly located points based on polygon size

ArcMap 10.1 on a PC. Working with a large shapefile with ~50,000 poygons with a wide range of size from 1,000+m. to <1m. I would like to convert these polygons into points so I can do some analysis ...
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Polygon to Raster is 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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Selecting proper polygon

Currently doing a final project for school on ARCMAP 10. I have a set of unsuitable and suitable buffers over a big area which is Quebec City, Canada. The final potential sites give me areas between ...
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Best Method for Validating polygons?

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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ArcGIS SOAP Web Service - Determine if a Polygon Contains Negative Space

I am running queries against a polygon layer using the ArcGIS SOAP Web Service. A user selects a point within that layer and the resulting feature set contains PolygonN objects. Occasionally, the ...
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Overlay polygons on raster colour map to extract area values for each colour within each polygon

Does anyone know an answer to the following: I have a set of polygons created as the MCP of animal movements. I also have a habitat colour map raster, with 13 different habitat types as different ...
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Find polygon that contains all linestring records in PostGIS table

I'm still pretty new to this stuff, so bear with me. In PostGIS how could I find a polygon that would contain all the linestring records in a given table?
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FME: Using WorkspaceRunner to batch 2 readers

I need a little help using the WorkspaceRunner in FME. Essentially I want to batch run polygon shapefiles in one folder (30 of them) against another load of files, in the form of a tiled grid (26 ...
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Merging partially overlapping polygons into a table in PostGIS

I have a couple of tables (three) with polygons (landuse coverage in this case). Within each table, there is no overlap, but between tables there might be a lot of overlap. I would like to combine ...
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Masking/removing polygons from shapefile

I have a shapefile containing the road traffic noise of a city. The shapefile has 5 columns, where 'noise_in' (noise interval) ranging from 1-5 is included. I want to remove/mask the road noise from ...
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How to make mapable geo data from a solid jpg/png

I have a bunch of hardiness zones, as you can see here: http://mangoly.herokuapp.com/workroom/googlemaps/zones/ They are solid colored PNG images. I know the geo coordinates of the bottom left hand ...
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Calculate polygon area inside extent

We're using ArcMap 10.0 sp5, creating a tool in c# using the ArcObjects sdk. Is there a built in function or simple set of steps that calculates the area of each feature of a polygon layer within a ...
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Qgis analysis on polygon

I have a data table mapped and the table also contains further information of interest, beyond the lat/long of the specific data points. I want to be able to draw a polygon and then simply have a ...
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Determine density or cover from a raster layer that has been clipped by a polygon

I am a very new GIS user using ArcMap 10. I have a raster layer of tree canopy that I have clipped so that the layer is in a polygon that is a circle with a 2km radius. I have done this for four ...
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How to make a minimal distance matrix for polygons using QGIS?

I have a set of polygons and I want to find minimal distances between the edge of each pair of them. It's similar task as in this question: How to find the minimum edge to edge distance of polygons? ...
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Splitting worldwide roads into multiple road datasets with less than threshold number of features?

I want to split a worldwide 'road dataset' into multiple grids/blocks-extents, depending on the amount of features resides in that block-extent. If the amount of features(inside that block) is still ...
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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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How can i select a polygon in MS SQL 2008

I am very new to MS SQL 2008. I got a task to select a polygon from the polygon layer by giving the X-Y coordinates. I already got the script for PostgreSQL for the same thing, but i need it for MS ...
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Export query to identify what polygon certain points fall in

I'm using Arc GIS 10. I have shapefiles consisting of points (street addresses). I also have shapefiles consisting of polygons (ie, congressional districts, city council districts, etc... a separate ...
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Add rectangle polygon

I have a polygon shapefile layer. I want to add a rectangle polygon (just like in Arcmap), and another one using the previous polygon edge. I need it to be accurate, my hands do not meet this ...
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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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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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Comparing 2 polygon shapefiles for differences [duplicate]

I have 7 shapefiles, each representing a year, all containing lots of polygons (c. 500,000). My aim is to take any 2 of them and compare how they have changed in terms of size and shape of polygon. (i ...
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Postgis 2.0 geographic polygon has max longitudinal range

My problem is that I have a load of geographic point data (srid 4326) in a table. A user may do a bounding box search - essentially create a polygon as follows: l_poly geography(Polygon,4326):= ...
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Reshaping polygons while preserving area

I'm looking to manually skew the shapes of areal polygons, but need to ensure their areas are not altered. Is anyone aware of any GIS tools or programming workflows that exist for manually reshaping ...
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Create perimeter from given area [closed]

I need to develop a web-based application to manage areas inside a bigger area. I already have the initial perimeter, and it has irregular borders like that: . I will need to tell the app to ...
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digitizing (tolerence) error in line data

I have designed a large number of boundaries. For accuracy, I took lines in patches from different data sets and merged them into one. Now I want to turn them into polygons from lines. I every second ...
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Closest set of points to another set of (predefined) points

I have 10 sets of points which I call templates that I have manually classified from 0 to 10. Each point is a X, Y coordinate in a text file. Each template has 5-8 points. I have new sets of points ...
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Why doesn't Polygonizer copy the line ids to my polygonized shapefile?

I am trying to convert a line shapefile into a polygon shapefile using Polygonizer plugin, and when my new polygons are created all the cells in my id field are "Null", although I have clicked "copy ...
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How to estimate the average width of a sidewalk? [duplicate]

I have a table with two polygons representing urban block with and without the sidewalk: geomBlock and geomBlockWithSidewalk. On my city we can approximate the polygons of geomBlockWithSidewalk to a ...
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Area-weighted rasterising of polygon data

I'm looking for any GIS tool to do detailed rasterising of polygons. I've checked GDAL's gdal_rasterize command (and API), and ArcGIS's Polygon to Raster tool, but they only rasterise 1 attribute per ...