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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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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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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Intersection between polylines feature to polygon in QGIS

I would like to transform a line shapefile into polygons. However, the tool Vector>Geometry>Line to Polygon doesn'to work to me. What I would like to do is using the intersection between lines and ...
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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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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 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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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 to set a polyline length as per a given Image

I have an image of a map representing the road networks. I have converted these road networks into a shapefile with only polylines. I want to set a distance to this road network. For e.g I know from ...
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Spatial join 2 polylines without common attribute

I need to spatially join 2 polylines, but the problem is that the tables have nothing in common. Also, one of the tables is 4 times as big as the other one. Essentially, what is need is to combine the ...
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Polyline graphics not displaying in Javascript API?

I am getting features (graphics) back from an IdentifyTask, setting a symbol and adding to a graphics layer. Polygons and points show up just fine, but not lines. Has anyone else encountered this? ...
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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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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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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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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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Converting polyline data to polygons?

I am trying to convert some polyline coastline data into a polygon that I can use to clip/subset back other data sets by this polygon. There are some small gaps in the coastline data, which ...
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Displaying polylines in different color / Color gradient

Though i am using QGIS, yet I am not confined by tool (can use an entirely different tool or a plugin for QGIS) usage.. Only aim is to get the following: I am reading various shapefiles in QGIS and I ...
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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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Quantifying polyline overlap

I have a set of regions and would like to quantify the degree to which the boundary of these regions are situated on/near rivers. I have turned the regions from polygons to polylines in arcgis 10.1 ...
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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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nominatim api for long streets

I'm using the Nominatim API in geojson method to retrieve streets poly line. For short streets I have no issue and the results are good. However for long streets the data I'm getting back in the ...
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Find Average Elevation - ArcGIS Desktop

I am working with 2 shapefiles. One contains the boundaries of a city, the other contains polylines representing the topographic features of the area. Essentially, the polylines make a topographic ...
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Representing superposed polylines

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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QGIS street labelling when rotating in composer

When labeling streets in a QGISmap everything's OK, no label are upside-down. But I need to rotate at 180° in the composer. Labels of lines don't flip, so they are upside-down! I tried to "show ...
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Making offset to polyline using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is there a way to make an offset to a polyline in ArcGIS? i.e. something like the command "Offset" from AutoCAD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A8CyoAMnjU I can't use the Buffer tool because I ...
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River flow downhill

I have polylines (rivers) with assigned elevations. I need to ensure they are flowing downstream and indicate which vertices are incorrect. I do not have 3D analyst, spatial analyst, or network ...
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QGIS field calculator expression: selecting min/max values within field groups

I am new to using QGIS (previously used Arc) and trying to get my head round the expressions and Python. I have series of polylines representing routes and require the linear distance from the ...
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Splitting multiple noncontiguous polylines into multiple files

I have multiple polyline shapefiles that are non-contiguous, that is to say that each shapefile contains polylines that have breaks in them. I am looking to split each of these polyline segments into ...
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ArcGIS ArcMap average values in a single flowline

I am newbie in Arcmap. I need to get the average (Velocity) values of 1000 points on my long flowline. I tried to make parallel lines on each gridpoint using the "copy Parallel" function. But there ...
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Wrong Display in Line Symbol and Gradient Color

I create a line symbol with specific gradient color and below control template: <ControlTemplate> <Path x:Name='Element' StrokeThickness='10' UseLayoutRounding='False' ...
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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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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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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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Split 3D line feature at vertices based on slope change

I've already asked a question about this subject, but now I think I'm almost getting to the point. I have to split roads in ramps to calculate LS factor (RUSLE - soil erosion) These are the steps ...
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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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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 ...
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Problem with conversion from raster to polyline (not a single curve)

I have raster file and I need to convert it to line. I used GIS tools Convert Raster to Polyline but the line segment is not straight and it is divided into no of segments, isn't it possible to get ...
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line features show up as polygons in GeoServer

the layers are located in a postgreSQL Enterprise Geodatabase. I created a new line feature class and added it to the database and then added it to geoserver. But in geoserver it comes in as a polygon ...
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Pavement survey implementation

I know I am supposed to be specific...BUT I am working as part of a research team on pavement study. I need to visually display survey data in Arcmap. The surveys consist of x transverse ...
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OTP encoded polyline same as Google encoded polyline?

I have been researching and trying to make sense. My question: are the encoded polylines that Google gives in its directions api same as the leg geometry encoded polylines of Open Trip Planner?
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Splitting existing polygons with existing polylines(roads) with GME tool “split polygon by lines”

After reading through many of these articles i believe the GME tool "split polygon by lines" should be useful to my problem. I have a polygon that needs to be split by a road layer. When i run this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Building real-time point/polyline connection in GIS

In the first instance I need to create the network by constructing the basic elements, the nodes and links. This is relatively easy work as SharpMap has provided geometry tools that allow users to ...
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3D Polyline by Slope on Surface

I wish to project (continue/extend/whatever) a polyline upslope following a specified gradient along a DEM surface. Is there any way of doing this?
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Create Layer including drawing objects

I draw some polylines on map. How create new layer with this features? Map and Polylines must be in different layers. public void DrawPolylineUsingInputGeometry(IActiveView activeView, ...
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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 ...