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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Automating Line Creation with Multiple Points

I have a feature class that has over 1500 points in it. I then need to create line segments from these points based on an ID number. For example points 1-6 have the ID 1, points 7-12 ID 2 etc. Each ...
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Split a shape file of lines into even spaced segments

I am using ArcGIS ArcMap 10.2. I have a shapeless of polylines and want to split them each line into 100 m segments. I can see under the editor toolbar the split tool and that can divide each line ...
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Calculate distance between two coordinates along lines

I have a map with two layers: a map of the streets of Montevideo, and a map of shops with the lat long location. I would like to calculate the distance between each shop and the nearest one, along the ...
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Union on lines using ArcPy?

Essentially I want to union multiple (20) congruent line shapefiles, where overlapping line segments in the input shapefiles are combined into a single resulting output shapefile. But I can't union ...
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Split polyline where it intersects with other lines in MapInfo

I have a polyline (bus route) which I want to split where it intersects with other lines (not polylines) I have created. I'm happy to initially do it manually to see how it works, although I would ...
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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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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 arrow PolyLine with curved (geoDesic) using ArcGIS PolyLine

Trying to draw two markers(points) with a curved and arrow PolyLine using ArcGIS maps. Below is the source code, able to draw Poly line but it is coming as straight line. <!DOCTYPE html> ...
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Capturing line version 2.10

I'm a beginner (as in complete noob) user with version 2.10. I'm trying to digitise some rivers from a raster layer but can't find the "Capture Line" tool which the tutorials and resources show as ...
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Standalone Python script to split a polyline with a point layer

I have a polyline layer and a layer of points that are on top of the polylines. I do not have the ArcGis advanced license so I can't use the Split Line at Point tool. Can someone help me with a ...
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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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How to find the coordinates of the intersection points between two SpatialLines objects (or SpatialLines and SpatialPolygon edges)

I am try to find the co-ordinates of points where SpatialLines cross the edge of a SpatialPolygon. I have searched and searched, but can only find results such as over which tell me which lines cross ...
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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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Creating Polyline from GML using PyShp?

I have a problem in creating some polylines in one Shapefile with PyShp 1.2. The plan is to read a GML file containing LineStrings and create a shapefile. The theory is clear, but the realworld is ...
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Convert Parallel Polylines (edges of pavement) to Polygons

I would like to find a way to convert an Edge of Pavement layer into polygons that would represent the total paved area. It's a large shapefile, covering some 100 sq miles or so, so doing anything ...
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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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Arc GIS Line Style have small curves [duplicate]

I'm styling a roads shapefile in ArcMAP. While styling we observed that When we zoom in the map, we see the small curves (curves are not the appropriate word for this I think) on line borders. Here ...
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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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US / Mexican border data

I'm interested in locating free GIS shapefile data representing the US / Mexican border. I have found a point layer depicting the border crossing points but I'm interested in a polyline feature ...
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Waypoints with coordinates in R

I have a SpatialLineDataFrame with 20 observations of 4 variables (in WGS84). I want to create waypoints every 10 meters. Every waypoint will has the x y coordinates. I tried to do it manually like: ...
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How to draw contour lines with exact distance?

I am not a professional GIS user so am desperately trying to draw contours with exact distances around my samples (points). I have 67 samples and I would like to draw contours around these points. ...
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Easiest way to find spatial differences between Polyline shapefiles

I run into this problem a lot. I have two polyline's and I need to test for Spatial differences in them. Usually I use Erase and I have my answer, but on this PC I now only have access to ArcGIS Basic ...
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ArcGIS how to capture attribute data from another layer

I have an arc layer with points and another with lines. The points exist along the lines (as stations). Both layers have an attribute for LineName. How do I pass the specific line name data to the ...
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How to remove covering lines? [closed]

I have a shape file where there are polygons perfectly fitting, i created contour lines from all of the polygons so i have a shape containing only the lines. My problem is as the polygons were ...
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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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Splitting polylines according to coincident (or touching) points with other polylines?

The question is unfortunately not answered yet. I'm looking for a method or python script to split polylines according to coincident points with other polylines, but avoid splitting the ones which ...
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Converting polylines to raster, assigning value of total length of lines within cell?

I have a polyline shapefile representing a road network. I want to rasterise this data, with the resulting values in the raster showing the total length of lines that fall within the raster cell, ...
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Labeling only line vertices in QGIS?

I want to only put labels on the vertices of the polylines. I can use the data defined features to place a label at specific points, but not at multiple specific points. Is it possible to label only ...
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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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How to add a perpendicular line to the start & end nodes of every polyline? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add a perpendicular line to the end node of each polyline? Something like this:
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How to obtain closest point of point over polylines layer in PostGIS 1.4 (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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Plotting on MAPinfo given edge geometry in a row

I have a file of road geometry of the Washington State downloaded from GIS cup 2012. Each row in the file is of the type, ...
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Reversing polyline direction based on raster value using ArcPy?

I am trying to create an ArcPy script that will read a raster cell value at the start point and end point of a polyline, and flip the line based on those values. I do not want to create another ...
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Is it possible to position QGIS labels by clicking on polylines (and polygons)?

QGIS has now few really good options for custom labels but I can't find a way how to easily manage labels along polylines. Is there a tool which helps me place labels by clicking on a polyline so the ...
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Find lines that have specific distance between them in QGIS

I have a rather large dataset that contains duplicated lines with an offset of 1m-5m and I want to find an efficient way to solve this problem using QGIS. Is there anyway in QGIS to find the lines ...
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Workflow for identifying gaps in polyline shapefile

So I have a polyline shapefile showing the border of a city, however there are multiple gaps in the shapefile ranging from ~2m to well over 1km that are almost impossible to see when viewing the area ...
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Updating a polygon with an attribute from ALL intersecting polylines

I have a polyline layer with road information such as the road it beings from and the road it ends at. Some of these are digitised incorrectly and I am trying to pull out the road name (or unique ID ...
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Segment matching on a polyline

I have about 1000+ running routes which I can load into memory as polylines using latitude and longitude data captured from a running watch. From these polylines I would like to be able to identify ...
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How to close a polyline in QGIS while digitizing?

We need to work on a line layer where some features are closed and some are open. The closed features need to be closed perfectly, so that the first and the last point of the polyline perfectly match. ...
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Convert polygons to optimized lat long radius

I have a research project where I need to search Instagram and Twitter for geo coded data. The APIs allow lat, long, and radius, but I have shape files with polygon shapes and some long lines (think ...
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Number of lines within specified distance of thousands of polygons

I have ~5000 polygons in green (districts). I have storms that I am interested in as red lines. Each storm has a unique ID. Looking to add fields to the districts. The fields are 25km, 50km, 100km, ...
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Create table that assigns node id of linked node to line endpoints in QGIS 2.8?

I am using Quantum GIS 2.8.1. I have two vector files - 1 line, 1 node (vertex). All lines are connected to a node on either end. I want to create a table of every line with a start node and end node ...
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How to split zAware polyline by points programmatically with C#?

I'm trying to split a polyline by the boundaries of a polygon using IPolyCurve2.SplitAtPoints using C#. The polyline I'm trying to split is zAware and holds elevation values at a regular interval. ...
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A method for noise reduction in GPS derived cycling routes

I'm pre-processing GPS data to assess possible methods for a planned research. The aim of the research is to use crowd-sourced cycling routes data to plan a cycling paths in an Israeli city. ...
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How to interpolate line Z from sparse attribute values

I have a series of end-to-end connected 3d lines which I'd like to add elevation values for all vertices on the lines which are currently null or 0. How to accomplish this? In the following image ...
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ArcGis 10 interpolate Z between polyline's vertices (IZ.InterpolateZsBetween ?)

Here's what's happening: I want to create a 3D line using only the height of some GSP points. I need to be able to extrapolate the vertice's height between where it's known to the one where it's ...
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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 ...
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How to create arrows lines automatically on ArcGIS, for a thematic map of directed flux?

I need to create a map with the Import and Export Flux between countries. I have the needed data in my table. But I wish to know if there is any tool or extension which will allow me to create those ...
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Merge lines where point feature class exists

I have a polyline feature class and a point feature class. Two lines from the polyline feature class come together (in most cases they are snapped together) where a point exists in the point feature ...
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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 ...