A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places.

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Free vector data on paved roads in Africa

I have recently come across vector road data from the Africa Infrastructure Knowledge Program (http://www.infrastructureafrica.org/documents/list/roads). I found these data helpful for three reasons: ...
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Orphan road segments

I am working with OSM road data for a developing nation. Included in the dataset are various small networks of roads that are orphans or islands i.e. not connected to the main road network. For ...
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Getting flood depth grid values for road segments?

I have a 2 features, the first contains values for flood depth (Raster, GRID). the other is a road network (vector, polyline) that has been clipped to the boundary of the depth grid. I am racking my ...
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Placing road labels only at map edges and road intersections in QGIS

I want to place road labels only near the map edges, and where roads intersect - as depicted by the red X's in the image. Background: I've seen the military do that in their topo maps, and I think ...
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Issues merging divided carriageways using Skeletron

I would like to merge divided roads from openstreetmap, and a tool that keeps getting mentioned is Skeletron, for example here. I tried the tool on a small geographic area, and the results are fairly ...
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Trace tool being very erratic in ArcMap?

Right now I am working on a project where I have a road network, and I have a layer with points on a bus route. I am trying to trace these points along the road network to create bus routes. It was ...
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How are section of roads uniquely identified (in both directions) by Google Maps?

I am wondering whether roads around the world are uniquely identified by a certain value in Google Maps? If so, are they mapped uniquely in terms of their direction? i.e is route A to B is identified ...
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Why doesn't QGIS 2.8.2 Road Graph accept my road network vector?

I'm using the Finnish official Department of Transport's "digiroad" road network vector file, which has all kinds of roads, cycle paths etc on it, but I can't use Road Graph on it. If I create a new ...
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Distance between point layers [closed]

I have a point layer with geographic boundaries of an area and another point layer with road network. I want to calculate the distance of each point of road network layer to the points of the ...
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How to export ArcGIS feature class to Waze?

I've got a geodatabase containing a local municipality road system. I'm looking for a way to export it into Waze in order to improve Waze existing road system. The only way I found so far is to edit ...
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How to obtain the shape or width of a road in GeoJson

I'm new to openstreet maps and the geojson format. I'm drawing buildings and roads using GeoJson. A Building is represented as a Polygon, thus i can create the proper geometry as needed, but a Road ...
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Simplifying road network for cartography?

How do I simplify and merge segments of a complex network for cartographic purposes? As you can see, i have a lots of segments and i want to merge and simplify to looks neat on a scale of 1: 100 000. ...
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Is there a way to create a custom, navigable GPS route?

Is there some sort of way to create a custom GPS route that can say, be plugged into a maps app like Google or Apple maps? For instance let's say I created a route that is a drive along Pacific ...
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What are the rectangular black markers shown in the roads of Google maps?

I'm doing some image processing to quantify the connectivity of London's roads. I'm not a geographer or map-expert and I would like to know what are the black rectangular nodes/markers in this map. ...
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Stopping a route using attributed length

I am working in a project where I need to run routes from several points on a route network and have them stop at a specific length. I have worked out their max distance want to use this attribute to ...
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Count roads crossing borders

I am looking for a way to count the number of roads crossing a national border in Europe. If possible, I would also like to decompose this result between regions (NUTS2 European regions). I am looking ...
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Calculating road density in R using kernel density

I have a large (~70MB) shapefile of roads and want to convert this to a raster with road density in each cell. Ideally I'd like to do this in R along with GDAL command line tools if necessary. My ...
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road network construction using latitude longitude and timestamp

I have gps data(latitude,longitude and timestamp) of a city over a month I want to use some routing algorithms on that data so need to construct road network or graph So how to construct road network ...
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COGO distortion

I'm trying to input a road center line using COGO, I don't have any experience using the COGO toolbar on any ArcGIS version. I'm currently using ArcGIS desktop 10.2. The road project is roughly 6 ...
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Identifying Road Crossings

The ingredients: I have animal GPS points separated by a certain amount of time & I have a map of roads... This time could be separated by hours, or days The question: I want to identify a ...
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Populate cross street name at intersections

Just a follow up of an older post seen here: Python script/Model to populate cross street names at intersections I need to create a shapefile of Road segments with a "To_Road/s" and "From_Road/s" as ...
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symbolic display of line direction

I have a vector layer representing a road network that is encoded as a series of directional links. Thus, each is represented by a "from" and a "to" node whose coordinates are known. Is there any way ...
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How to measure an irregular road line in QGIS?

I'm trying to measure the distance between some coordinate points along a road line from an OpenStreetMap source map, I am using QGIS 2.4.0. My problem is to find a way to measure these distances ...
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Road network comparisons - how to extract roads that do not completely fall within the buffer

I am trying to compare how well one road network aligns with another - I have created a buffer around the first network and would like to select only the roads from the second network that fall ...
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Divided road segments from XTools Pro need unique, informative IDs

I can divide segments with my road using XTools Pro, but I want to give a useful identifying number to each segment. For example: If D100 road has been divided into 20 segments, the segments must ...
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How to calculate miles of road in street network

I have a road network we use for our city. It has ever single road created and categorized. What would I do if I wanted to calculate the total miles of roads in this network?
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Best Road Data (for NE U.S.) for Local Network Analyst

My current network dataset is utilizing North America Detailed Streets Layer Package, however, I would like to try out some other road networks to compare the the results. Would need the road data for ...
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How do you restrict road access by vehicle type in ArcGIS Network Analyst?

Is there a way to restrict road access by vehicle type? Some roads restrict trucks, some roads have height/weight restrictions, and some roads are restricted by the type of license plate (e.g., ...
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How do you restrict road access by time in ArcGIS Network Analyst? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there's a way to restrict road access based on time of day (i.e., create a time restricted road). I'm familiar with restricting roads based on vehicle weight/height, but time ...
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road density km/km2 calculation

I am trying to calculate the road density in my study landscape. I am using the spatial analyst, and the line density function. By default, the tool is setting a cell size of 3.6km*3.6km, and the ...
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Grass GIS “v.in.ogr”: How to prevent crossing lines from beeing split where they don't share a common node?

I want to import a road network into grass gis to run network analyses. I use "v.in.ogr" to import my road shapefile. The problem is that Grass GIS seems to split every crossing line no matter if they ...
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How to label line features using python code?

I used the following code to label the line features(roads) in a layer.It works in the console, but not by python code(application) It works for the points too. What did I do wrong? Any help would be ...
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Map Matching GPS to Road Network [duplicate]

I'm working on a project for which I have GPS points and I would like to extract the sequence of roads related to those points. I know that this is called "map-matching" and that there is a load of ...
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How to add column to attribute table using field calculator with $length function?

I used the following code to add a separate column to the attribute table with the length of features. from PyQt4.QtCore import QVariant from qgis.core import QgsField, QgsExpression, QgsFeature ...
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inputing road network as nodes and arcs in java

I want to input a road network as nodes and arcs. Some of the nodes are intersections, others serve to describe the shape of the road. Road network should be modeled as an embedded graph consisting of ...
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How to convert length in Decimal degrees to meters programmatically?

I'm new to qgis and I want to find the length of some roads in a map. So I used the following code, from shapely.wkb import loads def getLength(): layer = ...
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How to find length of a discontinued line feature

I wanted to find the length of features in a road layer. So I go through each feature in the layer and used, line = feature.geometry().asPolyline() to find the points which particular feature is ...
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Calculating length of road network within a polygon [duplicate]

I have a road network stored in a gdb and some polygons in another gdb. I want to populate an attribute for each polygon with the total length (in km) of the road network that it overlaps. Any idea ...
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Routing and OpenLayers: How would you connect a point to another through a 'road' node? [duplicate]

So my question is in a routing application,probably using osm as base layer, how do I get a line-string that goes through the road and not directly from one point to another? Is there any ...
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Script for numbering roads based on Cardinal Direction

I am kind of new to python, and am attempting to write a script that will give me a unique identifier for roads based on the cardinal direction. Ultimatley, I would like to have a system set up such ...
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Create circles around a point on a map measuring the radius in hours

Disclaimer: I am not experienced in GIS and hope this question fits in this category. I was wondering whether it is somehow possible to create a circle* around a city, using Google Maps or the like, ...
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What's the best way to merge various road data into a single layer?

My company has two different road layers: 1) County roads 2) Old CAD roads Each with their own pros and cons. I'm attempting to merge these into a single road layer that will be maintained. The ...
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how to get a low level road network from openstreetmap data?

I've extracted the road network of a city from openstreetmaps (filetype: osm). One part of the road networks look like this: However, there are too many details in this data. I'd like to represent ...
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how to select line segments not overlapped by other layer's lines

I have two shapefiles of forest roads (mostly dirt) from different sources, covering the same area. The goal is to build one shapefile of roads that is the composite of the other two. Layer A is ...
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Drawing roads with different widths

I'm drawing roads with different widths. The road data is constructed using GeoJson. (Each road is represented with a LineString.) When I draw the roads with almost the same width, a trivial, direct ...
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How to calculate highway lengths using QGIS? [closed]

I need to create a network of highways in 8 states of the USA. Eventually, I need their length, the speed and if possible average daily traffic volume, I don't know how to extract this information. ...
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Why OSM data has different attribute values from the same element and same time frame?

Here is my question: Does anyone know why OSM has different attribute values from the same element and same frame time? The example explains itself, when I try the Shapefile from different mirrors ...
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Collapse dual carriageway lines in PostGIS

I have OpenStreetMap data, which represents larger roads (e.g. dual carriageways, aka divided highways) as parallel lines. The question is answered for ArcGIS or Skeletron here, for example using ...
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How do I know what direction a road is drawn in OSM?

I'm trying to add a cycleway bike track to one side of a road, but I can't tell which side is left or right. The docs say "relative to the direction in which the way was drawn in the editor" , but ...
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How to populate fields for line segment with value from polygon to left and right of it?

I have a countywide roads dataset that is used by an emergency dispatch system. There are two fields, "Comm_RT" and "Comm_LT", that need to be populated by the name of the community polygon they ...