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 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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Drawing outline of points in ArcGIS for Desktop [closed]

Simple question, can Arc take a shapefile of points, calculate which ones are at the "edges" and draw a polygon or polyline around it. I know there are masks and bounding geometry and all of that, but ...
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Postgis 1.4 - Obtain closest point of point over polylines layer (without st_ClosestPoint)

I´ve got a polylines layer (pipes) and a points layer (valves) and In Postgis 1.4 I would like to obtain the closest points but exactly on the closest polyline. In other words, i need to locate each ...
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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 extend polylines to the nearest point

Hi could anyone tell me a way of getting my polylines to search for a point within a certain number of meters of their start/end points and extend to it? edit: There was some broblem uploading a ...
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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). ...
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Is it possible to georeference a shapefile? [duplicate]

I need to align a polyline shapefile with a pre-existing one. This new one has a couple of edits, but for some reason shows up in a different location (I believe the person who made this edit did so ...
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How to automate drawing a polyline from 2 intersecting datasets based on proximity?

I've been stuck on a situation recently where my company's data has to be integrated with another. Basically there are two point shapefiles comprising of >50000 points, and as shown in the image ...
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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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Problem about converting raster to polyline and calculating total length

I have raster file of line segment. I need to convert it to line and get the distance of that line. How can i do using Python and ArcGIS 10? I have tried with GIS tools Convert Raster to Polyline but ...
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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 compare polylines attribute from the same GRID cell in ArcGIS 10?

I need some help because I do not know how to model this issue: I have two polyline shapefiles. They have an attribute that I need to be compared. These are roads from different sources. So, I have ...
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Retrieving routedescription geometry as GeoJSON

I'm building a small web-map and would wich to display a polyline representing a specific route via roads. With leafletjs it is easy to display the geometry on/over the map. So that's not the problem. ...
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Create voronoi diagram from line segments

I'm looking for a way to create a voronoi diagram based on line segments instead of points. See the example below (taken from this presentation). Ideally I'd like something I can script from Python, ...
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Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction

Paolo I've got many rivers (polylines ZM) with a lot of height errors in Polylines 'vertices. Vertices' Z errors are not all equal in height (i.e. they are not all at zero height). I must create a TIN ...
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Take parallel lines and automatically move them apart

Rather than collapsing parallel lines, I am looking for a process that would separate them. There are a number of lines on the network that run too close together to distinguish as separate ...
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Reading Points as PolyLines

I'm currently developing an Android app where I need to show some information on a map, which is stored as Shapefiles (.shp + .shx + .dbf). I noticed that when the shapefile is opened in QGis, a nice ...
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QGIS custom labeling by clicking on polyline (and polygon)

QGIS has now few really good options for custom labels but I can't find a way how easily manage labels along polylines. Is there any tool which helps me to place labels by clicking on polyline so the ...
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QGIS Line End Caps

When styling a road network where all sections of the network between junctions are separate paths, I style the ends of the lines to rounded to remove any gaps that might appear where the joins are at ...
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Convert polyline to polygon Using ArcObjects

I have a polyline and I want to convert it to a single polygon feature,I used this code but I get error while I can convert the same shape file using feature to polygon on ArcGIS Where is my mistake? ...
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Adding end nodes to a line

I'm hoping someone can help me here. I have a line feature and what I am trying to achieve is to determine is in which direction the line ends. I understand that this could be achieved with ...
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Calculating the fractal dimension of a line segment

I have a shp file with hundreds of features that represent clipped segments of coastline. Each segment is made up of many vertices (dozens, perhaps even hundreds). (FYI, the segments were created by ...
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Create FeatureClass in Personal Geodatabase and store data

I have to create a new featureClass in my existing personal GeoDatabase. And save some polylines into this featureClass. How can i do it? I need c# code to do this. Edit: I have a problem during ...
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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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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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How to create points in a specified distance along the line in QGIS?

I want to use QGIS creating points along the line, but in specified distance. I found two GRASS tools in SEXTANTE Toolbox: v.to.points v.segment I tried v.to.points, setting the maximum distance ...
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3d borehole view for ArcScene

I am trying to make a 3D Representation on the well from the following data. I cnat put it in a table work from there and use python. Just not sure the math. Anyone Help I do have the starting ...
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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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Measuring straightness of a curve segment (represented as a polyline)

I'm working on an automatic elevation contour labeling algorithm and one of the factors that I want to take into account when deciding the positions of labels is how "straight" a particular segment of ...
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Polyline length calculation in ArcGIS 10/VB script

I used to run this length calc on my data in ArcGIS 8 and 9, and now it don't work in ArcGIS10. Can you tell me what I have done wrong? Dim dbllength as double Dim pcurve as icurve Set Pcurve = ...
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Get all polylines from a shape file (containing polylines)

I have a *.shp file which contains only polyline features. How can I iterate over all the point features. Given ESRI Polyline example only uses already defined points to make polylines. But I want to ...
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Setting up drawing order for point shapefile

I am having a difficulty with creating polyline feature from a point dataset that represents a boundary. This dataset consists of 5084 points which are randomly ordered. I have no Network Analyst ...
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Plot poly-lines between few points in D3+Polymaps

I would like to create polyline on the click of the mouse. I have 4 circles 3 with radius 2 (Lets name it as B,C,D) and 1 with radius 8 (Lets name it as A). Now when I click on the circle A, poly line ...
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split multi line by use of distance field [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Splitting lines automatically at specific distances? i have a transect layer with 160 transect . id like to split each transect with specific value from the beginning of ...
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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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How to add point to a polyline?

I have a polyline, and i want to add point (vertex) on a specific distance, like two meters for example. How can i do that?
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Joining intersected polylines using rules based rendering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Setting rendering order of line layers in QGIS I have trouble getting two intersecting polylines to look like they were joined at rendering. I am using rules based ...
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Leaflet Polyline with custom fill pattern

I'm drawing Lines with leaflet.js an have to create custom styled polylines. So i got various image files which should be like a repeated background image in HTML. So is it possible to give a drawn ...
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Automated way to join

I have river networks (polyline) of several adjacent countries as shapefiles that almost match up at the borders, but not quite. Is there any way to automatically connect them to a consecutive river ...
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Polymaps + D3+ Polyline with different width and color

I am actually working on a project which involves polymaps and D3. I was wondering if you could help me on this. I have 4 locations and I would like to draw a polyline from one location to other 3 ...
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How to close multipart polyline gaps in ArcMap

I have a multiple multipart contour lines that originally came from CAD drawing. I converted these into a polyline shapefile in ArcGIS. The issue I have is with gap in each contour lines that are ...
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Get a point on a polyline from end points given distance along poly line

I have start point and end point of a polyline. How can I get a point on that polyline from end points specified by the given distance. How can I get this by using arcpy provided that this script ...
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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 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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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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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 ...