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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Group polygon features to match a set of specifications

I have two different sets of polygon features (398 census tracts and 80 ZIP codes) that each roll up to a larger feature (a US county). Though census tracts are smaller than ZIP codes, they do not ...
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Find and destroy duplicate OSM multipolygon/polygons in TileMill/PostGIS

In OpenStreetMap there are sometimes multipolygons where attributes are present on both the polygon and the multipolygon relation, such as the Grampians National Park: ...
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Is there a limit to the number of polygon points you can export to CSV in QGIS 2.4?

Using QGIS 2.4 I am currently importing a csv file with ~30,000 polygons (polygons in WKT format). I also have a United States shapefile. I have used the Clip function to get only the polygons that ...
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Grouping analysis of points to divide a polygon into n number of sub-regions

I'm attempting to create n sub-regions from a polygon based on a cluster analysis of a bunch of overlapping raster layers (physical layers, eg: depth, currents, waves). Briefly, I can create a ...
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How to write a script to square polygon corners?

I'm looking for a script that will square the corners of polygons that are near 90 degrees but not exactly. Near could be dealt with via a variable, for example within 5 degrees of 90 (85 - 95 ...
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Adjacency matrix for polygons using Java

I am trying to create an adjacency matrix from a set of polygons. That is, I have a bunch of polygons and I want to identify which polygons have a common edge or "touch" each other. Once I find this ...
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Why do each of my buffer-polygons have different areas

I`m using Qgis 2.2 and 2.4 and loaded a wms-map using the coordinate system ERTS89 UTM 32N. I set 8 points (all in on shp-fileand in UTM 32N) on various locations on the map. After that i created a ...
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What is the area that OGR extracts from the (geometry) shp files for polygons?

The ESRI July 1998 technical documentation for polygon shapefiles at page 10 makes no mention of either area measures or length measures (apart from byte/record-layout matters). Yet OGR enables me to ...
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Dilating a polygon by a circle sector

I want to dilate a polygon by a circle sector in ArcMap. Because my python skills are not that good to figure out how I can use the R prototype of How to create an oriented buffer using arcpy? . Is ...
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Geoprocessing tool for finding specific point within polygon

I have a ArcGIS task and cannot find a solution. I try to find a certain point within a polygon (see picture). This example is handmade and I need a geoprocessing solution I point I try to get is ...
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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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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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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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Prevent polygon feature (catchment) overlap for land-use extraction using QGIS?

My aim is to calculate catchments for around 150 points and to extract land-use variables for them. In order to do so I need a vector dataset where no polygons overlap. This, however, seems to be a ...
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Placing a label based on a point's location within a polygon

I have a polygon dataset and a point data set with occupants. I need to label the occupants of the house within the polygon and need the label to show up on the side associated with its polygon. ...
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Merge Spatial polygons from shapefiles

I have downloaded the shapefiles from the following website: http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/france.html Each zip contains a "landuse" shapefile and I want to merge all of them in one single ...
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GDAL equivalent to ArcGIS Union?

I have a single shapefile full of overlapping polygons. The ArcGIS Union tool will generate individual, non-overlapping polygons with that geometry. Is there a way to do this with GDAL/OGR or another ...
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Digitizing complex archaeological scenarios in various levels

I don't know if this issue has already been answered, but I can't get my head around it. I used to do this in Illustrator, and there it was simply a matter of clicking "bring forward/bring back" etc. ...
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Different obs. when I extract raster values from polygons in R

I have two raster layers with the same projection, extent and resolution: r1: class : RasterLayer dimensions : 33434, 89431, 2990036054 (nrow, ncol, ncell) resolution : 0.001447053, ...
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Redistribution of polygons: supplementing and filling the specific area with polygons with specific size

I'm studying the impact of green wedges (red outline on the figure) on weather parameters in Copenhagen area. What I want to do is check how spatial redistribution of future afforested areas enacted ...
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Create polygons from many small. Expand to include space between

I'm just a programmer without GIS-skills as such. Hence this question: Intro: I have a lot of polygons; actually each private-owned real estate in my country. I also have "counties" as polygons. ...
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Polygon Layer Cleaning with QGIS

I have a little situation with my data. I have vectorized a raster layer, and now I have some issues with the geometries, as you can see in the picture. Most of errors I have are like this one. ...
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R Spatial: Trouble with disjointed polygon that has self-intersections

I have a shapefile which represents the areas of a city which have higher risks of flooding than others. This is a spatial polygon object however the polygon is disjoint and not connected. I also have ...
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Error ET Geowizard Clean Polygon() takes no arguments (3 given)

I want to clean polygon feature classes with ET Geowizards (clean polygon) because I cannot find any tool within ArcMap (ArcInfo) that does the same. I have really small gaps within the polygons (but ...
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Geoserver : create a rasterized polygon / dynamic fill for polygons with features from database

I decided to post here because I couldn't find any answer to my problems on the internet. So I am using geoserver 2.7-SNAPSHOT, everything is working fine but I need to implement a new function or ...
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How to merge an excel file with a shapefile in r

I am new to mapping in R so my question might look trivial. I want to have a density map of US for number of phone calls for different areas. Each area includes some zip codes. I only have number of ...
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Merge vector layers to fill gaps in QGIS

I have a zip code map which I added per zip code data too (a regional director for each zipcode), and then dissolved the map based on the director attribute. As you may or may not know, zip codes are ...
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Extracting gridded data from polygon vector layer

So I've spent a few enjoyable (and frustrating) days teaching myself the basics of QGIS and fiddling around to try get some data output I need to drive some calculations. Sadly I'm not having any joy ...
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Dividing a polygon into two OpenLayers

I'm using OpenLayers to draw a polygon to my users. I want the ability to implement through a line, split the polygon into two, with the cutoff line that the user drew. Does anyone know if this is ...
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Using R to subtract the polygon area of one shp file from another

I'm looking to produce a map from two separate maps in R. My Maps files are as follows: ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/GIS/us_tempprcpfcst/610prcp_20140822.zip #Map1 ...
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spatialpolygons heatmap in R - NAs in grey?

I have a spatial polygon data-frame and I am trying to plot a heatmap via spplot. It's a map of Europe and the values for the heatmap are in a column of the data-frame. Plotting it works fine but I ...
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How can I merge adjacent polygons and return all (adjacent and not adjacent) as Multipolygon?

I have a postgres database with administrative boundaries and their geometry. Each of those boundaries have an ident number. What I want to achieve: First I want to select all rows which are ...
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Polygon parcel division in python

Is there an open source tool or module in python that does parcel division of polygons like in ArcEditor?
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ArcMap - proportion of polygon in lon/lat grid cells

I have a polygon representing a river basin on a 1 X 1 degree lat/lon grid. I need to create a boundary using the grid cells as the boundary to best represent the outline of the basin. I would like to ...
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CartoCSS: Don't show border between adjacent polygons

In OSM, riverbeds are created as multiple adjacent or even overlapping polygons. When styling these polygons in CartoCSS with a border, the overlapping can be seen: I'd like to hide that line ...
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Does converting polygon to raster generate more accurate results from the Zonal Statistics in Arcgis 10.2

I have heard the following for Arcgis 9.1 and wonder whether it is still an issue in Arcgis 10.2. If so, should I convert the polygon into raster before dissolve or convert the dissolved polygon ...
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Joining nearest neighbor small polygons using R

The figure shows a plot of numerous polygons (zoom in) made from a raster file by require(sp) require(raster) pol100 <- rasterToPolygons(r, fun=function(x){x==1}, dissolve=FALSE) There polygon ...
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Using ST_Affine() and trans_param() functions on vector layer

After reading this post How to georeference a vector layer with control points? I decided to give it a try to move/rotation/scale a polygon using Postgis. I have two polygons, polygon_from and ...
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Divide polygon layer by point layer in QGIS?

I have two layers - one polygon layer that is a buffer of a road layer, and one point layer that shows certain locations along that road. What I want to do is to divide/split the polygon layer at the ...
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Clipped raster leaks outside polygons

I am trying to clip a raster (DEM) with a polygon layer in ArcGIS10.1, using Data Management>>Raster>>Clip. Basically the clipped raster has many pixels outside the polygon boundary, mainly for thin ...
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Matching points in table to polygons

this is my first post to this forum. I hope to start participating actively. I have a table with several records (aprox 200.000), each with its own coordinates. And I need to identify the "Polygon" ...
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Cannot reselect polygon after modify

I've got various vector layers on a OL map. On one layer I have a few draw controls. If I draw a polygon I can select it (the whole pop-up thing works). This also works for all the other features. ...
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How to dissolve polygons that have been split back into their original polygons?

I had a feature class containging about a thousand polygons.After some processing such as intersecting, dissolving, merging, more intersecting, I ended up with a feature class of about 6000 polys. ...
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cant find point/polygon intersect using qgis (windows only)

below i describe the method i am using. i have 2 machines: 1 ubuntu linux, qgis 1.4 - intersection works 2 WIN xp, qgis 1.8 - intersection dows not work hopefully, someone will ...
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How to calculate the area of a polygon considering the relief?

I work in a fire department and i'm mapping all the fires that occur in my area, creating polygons that represent burnt areas. my problem is that the values are not accurate... for instance, arcgis ...
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Polygons of Land Use Change

I am doing a project where I am digitizing a map of Haiti from the 70s. Through R2V I digitized the lines and then I exported it into ArcGIS 10. I am just interested in the land use change, therefore, ...
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Determine which points fall within a 3D polygon and export this subset to a flat file

I am working in ArcMap 10 and will have a 3D representation of a zone of transmission. I would like to determine which GPS points fall within this polygon and then export this subset out to a flat ...
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Polygons within Polygons Spatial Analysis

I have a polygon layer of planning applications and I am wondering if anyone can give any advice and or has seen or written a blog post that might point me in the direction of creating relationships ...
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How to recognise building type from polygons?

I have a number of building polygons which are extracted from the aerial images, along with their postal address. (The aerial images are not available in my case.) For example, the polygon of a square ...