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 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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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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How to Unsplit/Dissolve multiple touching lines in Stream Network?

I am trying to dissolve multiple lines for stream networks into individual features. The dataset contains many stream networks so a complete dissolve of the whole dataset wont do as I would like 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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Split lines with points while maintaining other dissolved lines

I am on ArcGIS 10.2. I have a line feature class of a stream network. I also have a point feature class along the main stream (line) where a catchment enters that stream. I have dissolved my whole ...
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Convert line shapefile to raster, value=total length of lines within cell

I have a line shapefile representing a road network. I wish to rasterize this data, with the resulting values in the raster showing the total length of the lines that fall within the raster cell. The ...
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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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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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How to create a series of points along multiple polylines at once in ArcMap 10

I have a series of polylines that represent linear vegetation (shelterbelts, etc). I need to convert these to a series of points equally spaced in order to add them to a different shapefile that ...
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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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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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ArcGIS Symbology Transparency

Using ArcGIS 10.1, I am interested in symbolizing a series of polylines to generate a pseudo-heatmap like one of the answers to this question. The essence of the solution idea is to symbolize each ...
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How to draw lines from two points in a CSV?

I have a CSV file where one line looks like this: Duration, user, lat-start, long-start, lat-end, long-end 298, Casual,38.9101,-77.0444,38.91554,-77.03818 Each row in the CSV has two points and I ...
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Shapefile and DEM: check rivers behaviour

I'm working with shapefiles representing rivers (rivers.shp), and DEM for the terrain elevation (terrain.tif). Basically, I want to check that my rivers (stored as polylines in my shapefile) behave ...
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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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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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How to calculate tortuosity of a coastline?

I would like to calculate the tortuosity (or fractal dimension) of a coastline within a 1km buffer surrounding a point on that coastline. I have hundreds of points and therefore need a tool or scripts ...
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Calculating the distance between points and multiple lines?

I have a point shapefile of about 100 points and a polyline shapefile of about 200 lines and I am interested in finding the distance between every point and each individual polyline. My polyline ...
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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 measure similarity of approximately congruent polylines

My initial question was posted here. The answer of whuber provides a nice solution for the case when polylines are congruent. However, the problem is that my polylines are approximately congruent ...
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How to create Multipart Line in ArcPy?

I am developing some script in where I want to create custom multi part line geometry. For example: I have one array of points a,b,c and second array of points e,d,f. I want to create one ...
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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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How to edit (particularly flip direction of) polyline obtained through UpdateCursor?

I want to flip the direction of a polyline feature obtained as a result of an Update query; e.g. lines= arcpy.UpdateCursor(myFeatureClass,myQuery) dsc= arcpy.Describe(myFeatureClass) try: for ln ...
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Interpolate dxf polyline vertex elevation from DTM?

I am working on several autocad polylines (with several vertices...) that have the exact N,E coords but now I would like to add the elevation data for every polyline's vertices from a dtm. I thought ...
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Uploading Polyline feature in ArcGIS Online [duplicate]

I'm seeing some snapping/topological errors in ArcGIS Online (trial version) when I upload my well snapped polyline layer. Please see the screen shot below. What may be the cause of this?
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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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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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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? ...