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Creating trade flow maps in ArcGIS for Desktop (or any free software)?

I am trying to represent trade flows on a world map where the size and direction of arrows indicate the exports/imports of a given country. This type of map is commonly found in magazines and ...
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Segment polyline at distance from points

I have polylines with many vertices (i.e., a river). For analytical purposes, I want to segment this line at specific distances from points that occur along these polylines. Normally with straight ...
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Can you create a shapefile from values from another shape file's attribute table?

I have imported a mask file into GIS, so that there is a grid created (using the Create Fishnet function), which displays values as either inside (land) or outside the shape (land) that I wish to map. ...
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Raster to polyline with only one feature for each unique value

When I convert my raster layer to a polyline layer, the cells that are located very close to each other (even with different values) are connected to each other which is unwanted and very hard to get ...
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Creating a line along an existing polyline from a point

I have a large data set of points, all of which lie on a river network and have x, y co-ordinates. I want to calculate the slope of the river channel at each point from the underlying DEM by taking ...
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How to connect points with a polyline in ArcMap 10?

I have a layer containing a few hundred points representing a survey track. The points are laid out in chronological order in the corresponding attribute table. How can I have ArcMap 10 automatically ...
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How to make a one part polyline from a multipart polyline?

I have a polyline which is divided into multiparts and these parts are not well ordered so that the vertex's ID are not following the polyline's plotting. This polyline is a representing a bus line ...
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What is the difference between Polygon To Line and Feature To Line in ArcGIS?

What is the difference between Polygon To Line and Feature To Line in ArcGIS? Is feature to line a more abstract way such that it takes in not only polygon but like dots and other feature classes also?...
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How can I get my GPS track data into a graphics program?

I'm using a Garmin Edge 705 bike GPS/computer unit, which produces .gpx files. I can use the standard software it comes with to plot on Google Maps etc, but I'd like to be able to output just a vector ...
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How to densify a polyline according to a specific length? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add vertices to lines I am using QGIS 1.8.0 I would like to densify a polyline according to a particular length of segment (ex. 200 m). I know it is possible with other GIS ...
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Creating lines that connect the centroids of adjacent polygons to one another

I have about 10 polygons, and I have added their centroids to the map. I want to create lines connecting the centroids of each adjacent polygon. If polygon 1 borders polygon 2 and 3, I would like a ...
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esri google maps api - Create a single GPolyline from an array of features

I'm using the esri google maps extension api... I have a esri.arcgis.gmaps.FeatureSet() (of type esriPolyline) containing an array of features (esri.arcgis.gmaps.Feature()). Is there a simple way ...
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How to draw a line between two places with via-points?

I have prepared a GPS-tracking dataset, currently consisting of one table with stopping points and one table with the raw GPS-points. The first table contains a column for any stopping point showing ...
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How can I switch line direction in QGIS?

Something that is hopefully pretty easy. I would like to be able to swap the direction of a polyline/line in QGIS. I made a custom tool to do this in MapInfo a couple of years ago, however I can't ...
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How to create an offset polyline in arcpy?

I am trying to create an offset polyline using arcpy, identical to the function in ArcObjects (constructoffset). After trying to access ArcObjects in arcpy, which I found difficult for those not well-...
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Google Maps: Decoded polylines showing up incorrectly

I'm trying to draw an encoded polyline via the Google Maps API (v3), and it seems to draw 'sort of' correctly (as in, roughly in the right area of the world ;) ) but otherwise is very, very wrong. (...
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Scriptable alternative to ArcScan (particularly vectorising lines within tolerances)?

Sadly the answer to Can you access ArcScan from a python script? suggests that it is not possible to script ArcScan from within a python script. Therefore, does anyone know of any alternatives to ...
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Digitizing raster in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have the raster below which I want to convert to a set of vector lines: As you can see, there are small breaks in the lines and some bits are double-width. I want to be able to reliably import ...
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How to extract POINT from a [LINE|MULTILINE]STRING

I'd like to create a vectorLayer in QGIS to display all the points that form a LINESTRING or a MULTILINESTRING stored in a PostGIS DB. I think that I need to transform all points of LINESTRING (or ...
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Creating perpendicular polylines of specified length that retain attributes of original polylines using ArcObjects and VBA?

I am using ArcGIS 9.2 and am desperately trying to create perpendicular polylines to existing polylines that I have. I would want the perpendicular lines to cross the original lines at their midpoint ...
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Creating 3D lines from 3D points

Can you tell me the procedure in ArcGIS 9.3 to create 3D lines which connect the 3D points using the elevation of the points. For example, if pointA has 20 elevation and pointB has 30, then the line ...
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Trouble creating a line in ArcGIS

I'm not able to create a line in ArcGIS. I started an edit session and began with straight segment. All I want to do is draw a line out of three single points - lets say the coordinates for the points ...
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How to create spider diagrams (hub lines) in PostGIS?

I'm rather new to PostGIS but I have done a lot of reading. One thing that I have been searching for is a function that allows users to create a "spider diagram" (also called "desire lines" or "hub ...
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Convert x y coordinates to polyline shapefile

I am trying to process output from a model that simulates the movement of particles in groundwater. The program outputs the particle ID number, the x and y coordinates, and the time at which the ...
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Drawing road network from scratch in ArcGIS for Desktop that connects centroids?

I have map that has 14 zones. I have attached the map. Each zone has a centroid as shown in the map. However I do no have a road netowrk associated with the map. What I would like to do is draw a ...
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Making line from set of GPS points?

I need to create the trajectory of respondents according to the their collected GPS data (including X and Y). I am familiar with python programming, but I am a beginner in ArcGIS. I want to write ...
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Merge overlapping lines in ArcGIS

I have a polyline shapefile containing a number of lines, some of which overlap. By overlap, I mean that they follow exactly the same path for some of their route, but also have bits that are not ...
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How to create a polyline feature from a point layer

I would like to create a route line based on a point layer. The existing tool does not meet the customer requirement. But using the code snippet below, the start point and end point are always the ...
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Creating cross-sections in ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

Is there the possibility if I have a polyline (named "Linedivide") which is divided into, let's say, 5 parts to make ArcGIS draw perpendicular lines of special length at the middle of all 5 parts of ...
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Finding line length while editing in QGIS?

I am using QGIS. I would like to know if there is any way during the editing phase of a vector (line or polygon) to know the length of the line (total and partial) that is being created?
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Plotting points into segments on roads exactly with ArcMap?

I have a set of data (see the table below) which has an origin lat and long and destination lat and long with speed. I just want to plot lines between the origin and destination, and color code them ...
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Drawing BTS sectors in GSM?

I'm very new to Mapbasic. I tried to make a short code to draw some BTS in GSM but I can't do thant (over 1 month). I have a table with these column: Sitename, Lon, Lat, Azi, Beam, Dist. Can ...
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What tools in Python are available for doing great circle distance + line creation?

I need to use Python to create a great circle distance -- both a number, and preferably some kind of 'curve' that I can use to draw in a client-side map. I don't care about the format of the curve -- ...
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How to divide a single polyline feature into multiple features based on points located on it?

I have a shape file that contains the bus route information for a city. I want to do two things.. Merge all the existing rows so that just one feature represents all the routes... I have a Points ...
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How to create polyline feature from two input points by following/tracing another polyline?

I have a list of things each have two grid references, start and stop points. I can turn these into points and join them with polylines. But what I need to do is have the lines that join the points ...
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Add nodes to polyline at set intervals

I have a shapefile polyline which I would like to add nodes to at set intervals along its length. Is this possible in ArcGIS 10.2 and how would I go about it?
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How to create a polyline using multiple points using a PostgreSQL query?

I'm trying to use point data to create a polyline to show my bus route. Initially began with coordinates and used this to create geom using the ST_MakePoint function (written to the BusRouteData table)...
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How to create multiple polyline transects with a certain orientation?

I am attempting to create multiple polyline transects and use them as cross-section profiles to analyze snow drifts on a landscape. Is there a method of creating multiple transects in such a way that ...
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How can I be sure that line segments are joined at the same node?

I have received a single ArcGIS feature class which contains polyline segments. The segments appear to be joined together at their endpoints, but upon closer inspection they are not perfectly docked ...
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How to create polygon from xy data?

I have huge number of x and y data . these are left longitude,right longitude,buttom latitude and up latitude. each row is an extent of a polygon.i'd like to create a polygon using these data without ...
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How do I draw North-South, East-West, Northeast-Southwest, and Northwest-Southeast lines?

Is there a way to draw four line segments through a point that extend in 8 directions based on my coordinate system?
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ArcGIS 10.2 Extract Polyline from Start/End Coordinates

I have two files. A polyline shape file of highways and a spreadsheet that contains beginning and ending coordinates w/ descriptions of segments of the highways. For example: BegX, BegY, EndX, EndY, ...
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QGIS - Polygon to Lines Tool Incredibly Slow

I am trying to convert a few polygons to polylines so I can save them as a .GPX file. I'm using QGIS 2.8.1 (Wein) on the Mac. It seems to be hanging. I only have a few small polygons (see screenshot)...
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Converting Shape Polyline-M to Polyline using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have some pretty old software that I am forced to use (no option). It's old enough that it doesn't recognize shape files of type Polyline-M, it only recognizes shape files of Polyline. I have a ...
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How to convert points to lines?

I want to convert these points to lines, however they are not sorted sequentially along a line (by ID or FID), i.e. the converted lines zig-zag across the obvious trail of points. How can I join ...
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Shorten polylines a given distance

I have a polyline dataset with lines of different lengths. I want to shorten all polylines the same distance on both ends (e.g. 10m each side). Is there a tool or script available that could help me ...
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How can I create random points along a polyline in QGIS?

I am trying to create random points along a polyline shapefile in QGIS. Basically, like the 'random points' tool in 'research tools' but for polylines instead of polygons. I have tried converting ...
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Creating line with specific length using ArcGIS Desktop?

How can I create a line in ArcGIS 9.3 to a specific length? I click once to start the line where I want it, and then I want it to be, say 10 Meters in length ... Similar to AutoCAD.
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Failing to get wkt to reference for a multiline

I apologize, I'm quite new to WKT (and most everything else). I have a shape that I've exported to csv. & geoJson to be loaded into CartoDB. Unfortunately, the geoJson doesn't work so I am trying ...
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Creating line of varying distance from origin point using Python in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to create a line feature from a single point, using a set distance and angle. Using ArcGIS and Python (I hope). I have a point at these coordinates: X = 400460.99, Y = 135836.76 From ...