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 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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Grouping analysis of points to divide polygon into n number of sub-regions using QGIS?

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 decide the master part when you cut a multipart polygon?

I am splitting parts of a multipart polygon in an ArcMap edit session using the cut polygon tool. Is there any way to decide which is the part that will remain multipart and which is the part that ...
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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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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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Buffer neighbouring polygons without overlap using QGIS

Is it possible to create a buffer around neighbouring polygons, so that the new polygons do not overlap? Preferably in QGIS but any other tool will do. So instead of the first result I would like ...
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Find Distance Between Two Polygons

Given two polygons (point, line, or up to 8 vertices) I need to be able to calculate the shortest distance between them via code I write or a call to an API (I haven't been able to find one that does ...
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Can I reorder the points in a GEOS LineString?

Using libgeos, when I buffer() a polygon and then getExteriorRing() [to make a slightly smaller outline copy of the polygon just inside the original], it seems that which point on the new geometry is ...
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Create an optimised path between nodes avoiding polygons entities

I have nodes as a shapefile representing seaports. I have the linear cost of shipping for every pair of seaport (specific shipping cost to go from one node to another node). I want to find a way to ...
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How do you show agreement between polygons based on hand-drawn maps?

I'm somewhat new to GIS, coming from a linguistic background, and now I'm trying to make QGIS do something that I want from that background. I have some hand drawn maps with certain areas of the ...
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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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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 do I merge a point attribute table to a polygon attribute table in QGIS or GRASS?

I have a point layer containing the following data: I want the following polygon areas to be added to the point attribute table as all the points occur inside the various features of the polygon ...
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Filtering Small Areas of Shapefiles Using R

I'm trying to use the method proposed by the @ialm in the Question "How to speed up the plotting of polygons in R?" There, he loads the maps using getData from the raster package, I tested and it ...
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QGIS : How to calculate centroid on polygons with holes

I try to compute the centroid of polygons with holes on qgis. I did not manage to do it directly, I had to make a conversion to convex hulls before extraction. I crashed my pgsql server trying to ...
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layer styling switches after zooming in with no reason

Does anybody have an explanation how it is possible? I have a strange trouble on the following map. The surrounding land layer, which is only a one polygon layer and is styled normally like: var ...
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How can I create a grid of polygons from a .csv file or line vector in qgis?

I have a map defined by two seperate reference systems: one is a standard grid coordinate system, the other a series of irregualar polygons. I want to find which polygon each grid square overlays, and ...
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Geocode area/neigborhood into polygon vertices

I have been successfully using the Google Maps API using the R package ggmap to find location coordinates for e.g. addresses or city names. However, Google Maps now shows areas as well, indicating ...
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Intersect, Spatial Join?: One Line crossing Multiple Polygons, assigned wrong attribute

I am looking for any possible solutions to a problem I am encountering with ArcGIS. I am using census block groups (CBG) to assign streets an income level value based on their location within the ...
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“Point in polygon” counts that respond to filters?

I have a list of addresses in one layer and a polygon layer of census block groups for the local town, all stored in postgis. I have a nice display right now that labels each polygon with a count of ...
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How can I measure the distance between many polygon features and either another polygon or a line in QGIS?

I often have to manually measure the distance between a single site and other sites around it, but obviously this can get long-winded and I feel like there must be a much more efficient way of doing ...
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Tool to help us re-district?

I work for a mid-sized school district and we unfortunately have to close one of our school buildings. That means that the neighborhoods who've been sending their children to the school that is ...
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Area Calculations dont agree after raster to polygon conversion

I have a landsat 8 image [UTM 19s] (30m resolution, so 900m sq per pixel). I need to calculate the total area (hectares) from a land cover type. I take the count of pixels from the attribute table, ...
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Is there a way to draw polygons with a fixed area?

I am looking for a way to draw polygons with a fixed area. I am currently mapping farming options on field parcels. Some areas such as buffer strips run along features like rivers and hedgerows so ...
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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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QGIS, How to label a layer in different font sizes, shrink to fit in polygon or a multiple line label?

I am just trying to figure out how to label a polygon layer to fit its size in QGIS. or if its very long title should break in line and scale, i did some research but couldn't find anything helpful is ...
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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 ...