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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to merge DMAs using QGIS — Creating Custom Regions?

What I am trying to do might seem basic, but bear with me as I am just hacking my way through a lot of this space. What i am trying to do: I am trying to create a new .shp file of custom regions. ...
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Invalid join selectivity error in postgis 2.1.3

I have 2 tables, one for points and one for polygons. I want to find points falling within theese polygons, so I quered: select p.id, l.id from points p inner join polys l on st_contains(l.geom, ...
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QGIS 2.4.0 doesn't support multiple types of geometry in GML file

I'm testing GML 3.2.1 data according to INSPIRE Data specification (version 3.0). Data for theme Cadastral Parcels shall have both polygon geometry and definition point. When I download data from my ...
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How to use GIS data with CGAL?

I read a few posts here at GIS.SE that points to useful algorithms in CGAL. I'd like to test algorithms in CGAL such as medial axis transformation/polygon skeleton extraction, but the examples on the ...
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How to clear areas outside map in R

I succeeded thanks to the eblonde in the disscution (problem with polygon smoothing in R) to smoothing polygons in R. Code: inter1= read.table("c:/inter2.csv", header=TRUE) #add a category ...
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Create Polygon with inner polygons from KML or Shapefiles?

I am creating a windows forms application and I want to create a polygon from a KML or Shapefile as a layer on top of a Google Satellite map. Today I am using GMap.NET that got an polygon object but ...
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Convert polygon data into extreme lon/lat coordinates using QGIS

I'm very new to QGIS. I have a shape file of census blocks and want to use the data to plot points within each boundary using Google Maps api. I figure the best way to do this is to find the extreme ...
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Joining polygons with same boundaries

Sorry if my question feel stupid but I'm a new QGIS 2.4 user. My shape is composed of 7 polygons which are supposed to be adjacent (ie sharing sharing same nodes). Would like to join the polygons by ...
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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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Way to split and create buffer space between polygons in QGIS or ArcMap

After performing a feature extraction of rooftops, some of my buildings have been joined together as one polygon. I want to split these large polygons so that each new division is only covering one ...
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Merge overlapping GeoJSON GeometryCollections

I need to merge three overlapping GeoJSON GeometryCollections of Polygon. Ultimately, the end result needs to be a geom type for PostGIS (e.g. MULTIPOLYGON) so I can easily check if particular points ...
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How to understand google map overlay type from object (polygon or polyLine)

var Line = new google.maps.Polyline({ path:predectionArray, editable: false, strokeColor: '#FF0000', strokeOpacity: 1.0, strokeWeight: 2 }); var Rect=new google.maps.Polygon({ ...
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Reclassify based in neighbour polygons

I would like to do a simple operation in QGIS and I am not sure about which is the best option. I have a polygon shapefile and each one has one class attached. I want to reclassify one of them based ...
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Authoring map with advanced gradient symbol for ArcGIS web service?

I need to prepare a web service which will display the gradient of polygon points values. It has to look just like in this picture: link to the picture (please ignore the arrows). Each polygon is ...
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How do I smooth edges of polygons in QGIS?

Is there a built in function or plugin I can use to achieve smooth lines for my polygons instead of the blocky ones I have now?
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Entity handle from Visio

I have successfully imported the polygons from a Visio diagram via dxf into QGIS by using the "space" shape in Visio (a normal rectangular shape comes through as polylines, not as a polygon). Very ...
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Simplify by number of points in QGIS

I have a fairly simply question about something I just don't know how to do. I am aware you are able to simplify polygons in QGIS based on distance tolerance but my questions is, is there a way to ...