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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How to offset polyline geometries (not symbology) using QGIS?

I have a polyline layer which has a road network digitized, up the center, in both directions however the polyline are sat "one on top of the other". I can display the lines separately by ...
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Can A PLugIn in QGis let me cut polylines where the points of another shapefile are [duplicate]

I want to know if there is a plugin/tool in Qgis, that let me cut lines of a shapefile where the points of another shapefile are. Thanks in advance!
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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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Combining spatially identical polylines in the same layer

I have a shapefile of road volumes as polylines, and want to be able to show the sum of the volumes for polylines that are spatially the same/similar but are for travel in opposite directions. For ...
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Near/Spatial Join picking wrong polyline segment as closest? [closed]

I have a set of points near a street centerline. I need to find the perpendicular point on the street centerline, and use their x y instead of the GPS information of the original points. I tried Near ...
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Cumulative length of polylines

I have a polyline shapefile with streams. I would like to turn this to a raster where there would be a cumulative length sum value in each pixel moving downstream. In other words, this would be an ...
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Representing overlapping polylines in QGIS

I have several shapefiles representing bus lines with different colors for each segment, however, because the lines are exactly superposed, only the shapefile on top can be seen. Is there a way to ...
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Measure several line segments as one in ArcGIS

I have a polyline shapefile which is divided into more than 56 pieces and I want to measure the length of the whole line as one line.
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Using geodatabase for processing 7200 polylines?

I have 7200 lines and I want to divide each of them every 100 meters and take the coordinates of points from them. For that task should I create a geodatabase and put them in there? I am totally ...
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Adding hyperlinks to Leaflet polylines created via Leaflet.Draw?

[Cross posting from StackOverflow as I realized this may be a more specific community for this] I'm using Leaflet.Draw, and I want to allow the lines that I draw to have hyperlinks in them so that ...
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Get points, along a polyline, at defined distance

I need to store into an array the points, along a polyline, at each defined distance. Example: A 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 calculate curvature for a 3 D polyline (Z) in arcgis 10 with 3D analyst?

I'd like to add curvature calculations to 3D polylines (with multiple vertices) that have elevation for each vertex. I know average slope can be calculated using the Add Z information tool.
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Using Polyline to Raster tool in ArcGIS

Pretty basic question; In this Polyline to Raster tool, there is a field called "Value Field" I am not sure what to put for this field. My polylines are ZM, so there is Z information for the line, I ...
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Extract unique overlapping/coincident polyline routes into their own selectable layers?

I am currently working with a road network that was created in Citilabs' Viper, consisting of nodes and links. For every single link in the dataset, there is an AB node for both directions, opposing ...