A digital map feature that represents a place or thing that has length but not area at a given scale. A polyline feature may have one or more parts.

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Georeferencing system of rivers using XY To Line tool? [duplicate]

I have a State Water Hydro layer from our GIS county office that does not have georeferenced attributes (It is sitting on top of a State Plane county basemap). Looking at the XY to Line tool I need ...
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Simplify polyline with the intersection point kept

I have a some line and polygon features which consist of too many points, so I tried to simplify them. I found the "Ramer–Douglas–Peucker algorithm". I think it will work well for a single feature ...
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Get attributes from intersecting lines to label generated intersection point

I have an urban road network (as a feature class), consisting of only polylines. I have to make a database of all the intersections between the streets. The problem is that as I generate those ...
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GIS Survey Line Plans

Has anyone ever heard of any tools in either Arcmap, QGIS, Mapwindow GIS etc, that could create a line plan (Survey Lines) across a polygon (Survey Area)? A form of input such as distance between ...
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Get points along a polyline at defined distance c#

I need to store into my array the points along the polyline at each defined distance. Example: The Polyline length is 50m, I set the interval to 5m. I have to store in the array all the points along ...
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How to split a (road) buffer using the centerline?

I have a road centreline dataset which I have buffered using the road width. I used the standard QGIS buffer tool. I realise for my analysis I actually need to split the road buffer in half and ...
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How to check VALUES from different datasets spatially near with ArcGIS10

I need some suggestions, let's see: I have two heavy polyline datasets, from different sources, so they will never be coincident (it doesn't matter this issue). Both have the same field from which I ...
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How to get the First and Last Point coordinates of a Polyline with Field Calculator in ArcGIS10

I'm trying to get the First Point coordinates (x,y) and Final Point coordinates (x2,y2) from a polyline in ArcGIS 10 with the Field calculator. I've added 4 (double) fields like StartX,StartY,EndX ...
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QGIS convert polyline to fixed width polygon

I have a shp file of polylines for trails, and I need to convert them all to be polygons that are 8 ft wide (4 ft from the center of each side of the polyline). I tried a following a few other posts ...
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Rasterizing polyline data with QGIS/GDAL: custom line width

I need to make a raster from a polyline shapefile. However, when I use gdal_rasterize (either directly or through QGIS), all my lines are drawn one pixel wide, while I need them to be drawn with the ...
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MapInfo Thematic mapping - line width based on a field

I want to apply thematic mapping to a layer in MapInfo with varying line thicknesses based on a float column. Is this possible?
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Creating new lines along specifically selected existing lines using QGIS?

I have tried to find a solution for this everywhere, with no result... My problem is that I want to be able to manually draw a line that automatically snaps to a line (creating an exact copy of the ...
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Produce line from components, length and angle

I have a CSV file, or point data file which includes information about line vectors which I have previously calculated. This file is outlined as such: x, y, dx, dy, length, angle(east_from_north) ...
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How to create polygons from unclosed polylines?

I have a layer of driveway that is in polylines unclosed . They are just two parallel lines outlining the width of the driveway. Then again, there is a gap (sidewalk layer) and driveway continues ...
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Error when running cluster and outlier analysis

I am attempting to run Cluster and Outlier Analysis on a Shapefile Feature Class. The geometry type is a line feature class. I am receiving the following error when attempting to utilize this tool: ...
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Add Z and M values to stream network produced from DEM

I created a stream network from an existing DEM. My ultimate project goal is to be able to select a river from my stream network and use the 3D analyst to generate stream profile (Elevation by ...
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Can I create a polyline with one long segment and three shorter underlying segments?

We currently have a street centerline polyline feature class where the street segments correspond to our pavement management database. Each segment has a unique ID that matches a record tracking ...
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Find minimum elevation along a polyline and return xy or point?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 and Python IDLE 2.7.2... I'm trying to find the minimum value of a polyline with a raster layer and turn that LOCATION into a point. I put everything together in model builder, but ...
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How to store esri geometry types in sql server

I have a txt file containing some data of polylines. Actually it is saved json objects. The features in it are esriPolyLine objects. Now i want to store it in my sql server db as geography data types ...
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How do you change starting point on a polyline? (split tool)

There must be an easy fix for this. I am using the split tool and I want it to split a polyline into equal parts. For some reason, it is starting in the middle of my polyline. How do I force it to ...
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Using Python to create new point location based on various azimuth and distances

I have a feature class with thousands of points. In the same table with these point locations, I have two additional fields. One for azimuth, and one for a length (or distance) to move along that ...
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How can ArcGIS split polyline automatically? [duplicate]

I am trying to split polyline by distance. I know I can use the function in editor. But I have to split it one by one. How can I do it automatically ? Is there any python scripts or tools for ...
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Extract Raster from Raster using Polygon shapefile in R

I am new to R and using the raster package. I have a problem extracting polygons from an existing raster file. If I use extract(raster, poly_shape) function on the raster it always creates a list ...
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Extract coordinates from polyline in QGIS [duplicate]

I have a shapefile with 64 lines with the metadata: General: Storage type of this layer: ESRI Shapefile Source for this layer: C:/Users/toke.nielsen/Desktop/lines.shp Geometry type of the features in ...
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Continuous Polyline Network between two cities

I'm a relatively new user using ArcGIS 10.1 (ArcMap). I wish to construct all the rail lines between New York and San Francisco. I have all the rail lines as poly-lines that span the entire country, ...
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How to create a point representing a polyline?

How do I convert a line (usually 2 vertices but can be more) into a single point in QGIS? I did it a couple of years ago using a build-in tool in ArcGIS 8 or 9 I think but have no idea how to do it in ...
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R - color SpatialLines by attribute

I have a SpatialLinesDataFrame dataset of rivers in R. The dataset consists of lines (river segments) with a "Turbidity" attribute. I want to create a map and legend, where: Turbidity between 0 and ...
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Calculating “travelled distance” of a GPS track without including “stops”

I have a set of GPS tracks from a cycling event and I want to correlate their distance along the route. Problem is: when a rider stops, generally by entering a covered place, GPS keeps logging (low ...
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How to create polygons from a polyline graticule?

I'd like to make a polygon shapefile out of a polyline shapefile showing a graticule. However, using the "Line to Polygon" tool results in a peculiar...something: Other standard tools like ...
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Polyline frequency to raster

I have some animal tracking data in the form of a polyline shapefile and want to convert this to a raster so that each pixel is given a value of 1 for every instance in which a line crosses it. I've ...
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Alternative to Snap (Editing) in QGIS/MapInfo?

Is there any alternative to Snap (Editing) in either QGIS or MapInfo (user-made tools), or another way to do this in ArcGIS without an advanced license?
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Is there a way of splitting roads at intersections with contours in QGIS?

I'm a beginner with QGIS. I need to split a polylines showing public roads at each intersection with a table containing elevation data (contours) which is also in polyline format. I will also need ...
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How can I transform polylines into points every n metres in PostGIS?

Question in pretty much the same as this, but I need to use PostGIS. I have a number of polylines, and want to trasform them into points every n metres along these lines. edit: Thanks a lot to ...
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Calculating X and Y of line start and line end using ArcPy?

I have a series of polyline shapefiles and I am trying to automate the process of calculating the X and Y coordinates of the line start and line end using Python. I have added the 4 fields (startx, ...
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Extracting data from a raster to a polyline based on start and end points?

I have a polyline shapefile with the attributes seen above. startx and starty represent the coordinates of the beginning of each segment of a polyline. endx and endy represent the coordinates of ...
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How to find the polyline's ID connecting two points in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have an ArcMap (*.mxd) file with several layers including a point layer and a polyline layer. The points are connected by polylines in the polyline layer, and I wish to know how to list the ...
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How to turn all lines into one direction?

How can I turn all features of my polyline (postgis and/or shapefile) into one direction - it doesn't matter what direction. I know how to switch the direction of lines but I have no idea how to ...
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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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Minimum ShapeLength using arcpy.Polyline?

Please, i am creating lines using arcpy.array(point1,point2) --> arcpy.Polyline...but my ArcGIS create lines only with shape lenght 0.0002 and longer...why ?? I want to create also shorter lines cause ...
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Which districts are on the coast? [duplicate]

I have the shape files for the administrative districts in India. And the polyline shape file for the coastline. How do I output a table that tells me which districts have a coastline and which don't? ...
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Determining gaps in polylines and identifying continuing sections?

Is there a relatively quick way to identify where gaps < a certain size are present between polyline? E.g. would there be an easy way to join line likes the ones in the below image if the gap was ...
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Shifting Polyline Feature Class

I need to horizontally shift a Polyline feature class (clip1diss) (just one raw) 360 degrees East (deltaX = 360). It would be the equivalent as to "Move" in an Edit session in ArcMap but I cannot ...
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How to copy closed loop lines into polygon feature class

I'm trying to utilize line contour data to find the volumes of local depressions. To do this, I want to copy the closed loops formed by depression contours into a polygon feature class to find the ...
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GPS data cleaning - Sampling of track data

I have gotten a fairly large polyline-dataset of GPS-recorded tracks. I'd like to have a sample along the tracks for different variables. The problem is that the data has overlapping tracks. This ...
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splitting a lines layer using points

I'm looking to accomplish a similar task to this thread: How to split a line at point positions? Using QGIS and the Processing and GRASS toolboxes available, I'm looking to split a vector layer ...
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classify lines in shapefile by distance to other lines in same shapefile

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3 (and have XTools Pro). I need to classify each line in a shapefile by how close it is to other lines in the shapefile (ie less than 475 ft, less than 450 ft, less than 425 ft) ...
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Trouble intersecting a polyline and contours (Hack index / stream length gradient index)

Working on creating polylines for measurement using SL index (hack index). So far I have the main trunk of a stream, and contours at 10m. What I am trying to do is a) get the elevation at each ...
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How to determine right side of the street vs left side?

Given the following information, how does the program determine which side is the even-numbered side of the street?
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Explode/Decompose Polyline Network with MapInfo

I have a network of polylines which possibly include multi polylines as well. I wish to decompose these polylines into their fundemental line segments so I can produce the following table: Link_ID | ...
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How to Split Polyline into Equal Segments using ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

I need to split polylines (street file) into short lines; for example, split any streets longer than 200 meters into segments that are shorter than 200 meters.