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 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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Why is ArcMap 10.0 editor deleting some added vertices and simplifying polygon?

I am using ArcMap 10.0. I am trying to edit (and add) vertices in a polygon. I start editing, (using "Edit Vertices" tool), and add many vertices in the polygon. Then when I am done, I save the ...
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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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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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Fixing orphaned holes in R

I'm trying to perform a union on a common field after merging two adjacent shapefiles. The shapefiles end up with at least one thin sliver of space between them. When I attempt a union I get the ...
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Counting number of points in particular polygon for list of individuals using R?

I have distribution points for a set of individuals and a file of polygons-with matching IDs. What I would like to do is to go through and for each individual find the total number of points and the ...
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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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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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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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problem merging polygons based on a column value - using Spatialite

edit: as I am unfamiliar with any tools I decided to try my luck with PostGis. I imported my data. and executed the query : create merged as select delomrade_code, st_union(geometry) from grunnkrets ...
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How to map flood areas from a set of points containing surface and height of water?

I am working on the damages made by the typhoon Haiyan. I use QGIS 2.0 with extensions and toolbox, and MapInfo. I have vectors, rasters of the place. I want to map the flood area along the ...
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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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Problems converting polygon to point [closed]

I'm trying to convert polygons to points with ArcGIS 10. My polygon layer has 2 attributes that I want to give to my point layer. I'm using the Feature to Point function from the Arctoolbox, but it ...
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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 ...
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Passing attributes to neighbouring polygons

I have an ecosystem polygon layer that has been updated using a more recent tree cover layer (to remove cleared areas and also to re-align veg boundaries where growth has occured). Where the polygons ...
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How to get all intersections between two simple polygons in O(n+k)? [closed]

Can someone help with a following problem: report all intersections between two simple polygons in O(n+k) where n - is a total number of polygon edges and k - is number of intersections. As a result - ...
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Creating Polys and Displaying geo points within. ( Where to start? ) [closed]

Hey all, I'm somewhat of a newb when it comes to creating mapping solutions. I've stayed on a pretty high level playing with openlayers and pulling data from various webservices. The first part of ...
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Change points to polygon

I have a map which has one data point per zip code. I would like to change those points to zip code polygons. Any ideas on how to go about it?
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Counting road intersections and blocks

I have a shp file that consists of the road system of Mexico City. I would like to count the number of road intersections (crossings) and blocks (which I would define as a segment starting from one ...
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Is it possible to make a routable graph from Polygons?

I would like to know if it is possible to make a graph with pgrouting 1.05 on polygons. What I mean is that I have to make a graph on a database without roads but with polygon geometry. I would like ...
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How can I split a multi-part polygon into single polygons?

i want to split a multipart polygon which consists of several polygons into single polygons so I can delete each polygon without deleting them all at one time. I am using ArcGIS 10.
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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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zoom over vector in leaflet

I have created a map from geojson file of administrative boundaries (polygons layer). Similar to this example. When the mouse is over the polygon feature, the cursor changes from hand to finger. In ...
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Merge 30000 polygon shapefiiles in a logical manner in ArcGIS model Builder

I have 30000 shapefiles (a1.shp to a30000.shp). They are all polygons. Each polygons has one and only one polygon feature in it. I need to Merge the polygons into 1000 shapefiles. My output would be ...
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Area of polygon split by a line

I need a query that return the area of two polygons that have been split by a line. This is what I did so far: SELECT ST_Area(ST_Split(surface.geom, limite_a.geom)) from surface, limite_a where ...
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how trace polyline between two points?(Esri)

How i can draw a line between two points...e.g.: I have initial point and endpoint and i need trace a line between this points...how i can do that?
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Polygon Shape Data for North America

Does anyone know where I can get data like this for north America (for use in SSRS). It does not have to be exploded. If I add Bing maps my 36 page PDF is 250MB when exported!
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Polygon country boundaries in decimal degrees

Using Google Maps, I'd like to create draggable polygons (on the fly) of country boundaries (they don't need to be particularly precise). Something similar to this, but for countries. So I want the ...
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Finding points along a path

I am unsure of the best approach to this problem. I can think of some ways of doing it which I will list below but I am looking for the best and most efficient way of doing this. Problem Given a ...
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Assign unique ID to each polygon

I feel like this should be really simple and I am missing something. All I wish to do is assign a unique ID to each polygon since I have multiple identical FID values. In MS excel I would simply type ...
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How to get the radius of a “circle” in Openlayers

How do you get the radius of a circle in openlayers? I have searched quite a bit and cannot find any resource for this. please help. Here is my code but I want the radius or circumference of the ...