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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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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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 ...
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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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Leaflet JS add GeoJSON shape as a hole in a polygon

I have a dataset which already contains geojson. I can add it to my map with the following line of code. L.geoJson(data.geojson).addTo(map); And I get this But I want to achieve this, where the ...
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Polygon fill colour specified by column R spplot

I am trying to plot a geological map using the spplot function in R. For every unit I already assigned a specific color in the col-column of the SpatialPolygonsDataFrame. Now I would like to plot the ...
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Bringing attributes of multiple polygons into other polygons?

I need to absorb multible attributes included in block areas into a number of ploygons. In other words, I need to bring block level data into a number of overlaying polygons. The polygons will absord ...
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Creating an outline around groups of polygons

I am trying to find a tool or workflow for creating a type of minimum bounding polygon or envelope for complex land areas. (Not just a rectangle, but a simplified perimeter) Can anyone recommend a ...
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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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Extra detailed bounding polygon from many geometric points

I have a database of around 100,000 postcodes each with lat/lon which I have converted to geom type in PostGIS. Each postcode also has one of 5 "regions". I wish to generate an accurate bounding ...
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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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QGIS - How can I convert a raster file to a vector file without making same value cells into one polygon?

How can I convert a raster file to a vector file without making same value cells into one polygon? In the attached image, the values "2124", "2269", "2321", "2634", and "2920" are the polygons ...
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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 to do a Point to Polygon analysis with multiple variables?

I have a database of almost 10k crimes, which are divided in to 10 categories and plotted on a map I also have a database of 12k addresses, which are also plotted on the map. I aim to perform a ...
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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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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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How to display only one pie chart for polygon features in QGIS?

I'm working with Qgis on a project and I have a small problem. I have to do some demographic research and therefore I have a .shp file from a given country with 10 districts for example. Now, I know ...
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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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problem with polygon smoothing in R

With R I am looking to smooth my Polygon: inter2.csv code: inter1 <- read.table("c:/inter2.csv", header=TRUE) # add a category (required for later rasterizing/polygonizing) inter1 <- ...
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Compute the area of a given polygon (in vector format) lying between specified lines of latitude

I have species distributions (in vector format) and I would like to calculate how much of the area for a given species distribution is within certain lines of latitude, such as temperate and tropic ...
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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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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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How to determine the longest side of a polygon in QGIS?

Is there a possibility to determine the longest side of a polygon with QGIS? As I need to do that for hundreds of polygons I would prefer an automized method (like a plugin). So far my idea was: ...
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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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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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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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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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QGIS calculates main soil type of polygons from another polygon layer

I've been working with qgis for a while but somehow I never fiured this out, so I thought it's time to ask. I have 2 shapefiles. a polygon layer from nearby fields (SHAPE1 (the red outlines)) a ...