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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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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.
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ET Geotools Split Lines at Vertices Issue

This might seem like a really simple question but for whatever reason I can't figure it out. How do I run the split line tool in ET Geotools on an entire polyline layer? I can do it for a single ...
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Line start and end nodes: determining what is a junction

I have a layer of points and polylines and want to determine which points are road junctions. I currently have all start and end nodes within 3m of my road network as a layer. However I cannot ...
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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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How to get polyline features from a raster file using ArcGIS 10.1?

I have a watershed accumulation file look like this: There are several white lines by visual, and I tried the raster to polyline tool and got this: Are there better ways to extract polyline ...
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How to split a line at designated points and vertices(confluences)?

I have a line that already has its own segments and attribute table: I've used line dissolve tool in Geoalgorithms to make the previous attribute table look like this:so I make the segmented line ...
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Shortest path to draw all polyline routes in geometric network without repeating

My problem is related to the "shortest path" problem, however it's slightly different in that I don't want to draw one path but to draw all paths without repeating any routes (as much as is possible). ...