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

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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 ...
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How to split/divide linestrings of larger lengths in postgis

I want to split/divide linestrings in my data. I have roads data and I want to have every road segment having length not more than 250 meter. Check the shape length of this particular line feature. ...
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Road-construction (alignment) tools

Are there any tools available in any GIS environment for route alignment? To be specific, the tool should take a DEM and road-construction parameters -- distance and gradient, roadfill, drainage ...
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Can't select layer in the Road Graph plugin QGIS

I'm trying to use the Road Graph plugin in QGIS 2.2.0. I have tried a few line shape files, but it won't let me select the layer (the option is greyed out). I've tried adding a 'SPEED' field and a ...
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Suggest an algorithm to measure how a node is connected to road network

I try to measure how well a node is connected to the rest of the network. If a city has a distant suburb connected with one sole road, it's connectedness is, say 1. If it's connected by 2 roads, it's ...
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How to build, store and index a road network from a digital city map

I'm totally new to this domain so my question may sound like a little bit silly…… I'm eager to know how to extract, store and index the coordinates of the road segments(edges) and intersections or ...
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UK road network dataset

Can anybody guide me to a website or a source to download the Geographical UK road network data set. The data set should include the road distances, since I want to apply shortest path search ...
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How can I get clean road attributes from OSM data?

I would like to use osm road data for a project where I need to broadly distinguish between primary, secondary, and tertiary roads. OSM data seems just fine to work with Arcgis' Network Analyst. ...
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Isolating a street segment and assigning it a code

How should I go about making a map of alternate side of the street parking rules (in nyc?)? Does such a one already exist (I can't seem to find one)? If anyone is familiar with the transportation ...
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Linking data to road colour scheme

I'm getting started with a qgis map showing the quality of roads in my town. I have various data which create an index of 1-5. How do I link this index data to road data in a map, showing the bad ...
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Select 90% matching attributes

I have a shapefile (.shp) of 180k roads with information of street name. I need to do a Dissolve on that road network to make only one feature per name. But I have a problem by doing that task ...
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Identify the direction of traveling road segment

I'm using pgRouting to find the least congested path using time as the cost metric. I am using average speed between two nodes to calculate time taken to travel in a segment. In pgRouting there is a ...
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How can I use arcgis server to help me find a street according to Latitude and longitude?

I am now in a project using a taxi GPS data(latitude and longitude ) to locate the road segment it is being on.I have the road map data. So, I wonder if I can use arcgis server to get the road segment ...
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How to find out to which road each points belongs to?

I am new to GIS . I hava a folder it include a .mxd file and a .gdb folder, the .gdb folder hava many .gdbtable and .gdbindexes files etc, it's a road network data of a city. Now, I want to know ...
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Best way to assign points to nearest roads in postgis?

I'm trying to implement a simplified type of dasymetric mapping for census data. I've downloaded the Census's American Community Survey individual-level data and randomly assigned every household to a ...
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How do I determine if a road is privately owned or not? (USA)

I'm working on a project where it matters greatly whether or not a piece of land is on a private road. Google Maps in many cases takes private roads (for example in master-planned subdivisions) and ...
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Northern Ireland Roadway Network shapefile

Does anyone know of an open-source alternative to the £7k+ offering in the Ordinance Survey map shop?
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Automatic matching of two street networks

I'm faced with the problem of matching two street networks. I have these two differently sourced networks. The links in each network can be segmented, i.e. there is not necessarily a single whole link ...
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MMQgis Plugin error in Qgis

I am using Qgis 1.9 .Just now I downloaded a plugin "mm qgis"But When I run this plugin I am getting following error: An error has occured while executing Python code: Traceback (most recent call ...
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Assigning an intersecting line length dependent value to a raster during polyline conversion

I am converting a road network polyline into raster format- my polyline shapefile has an exhaust emissions rate attribute which is in kg/km What I want to achieve is a raster that has (at say 5m ...
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How to develop a fastest road website?

I need to develop a website to find the fastest road between two points (just like google map) What kind of technologies I need to use? What are the components of this project (database, website, ...
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How to get a city road network as line segments?

I want to have road-network information of different cities(New York for example) in the format of line segments(i.e. every road is represented by segment(s)). I want this for experimental purposes in ...
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How to extract all Way elements tagged as highways from OSM data using QGIS?

I want to extract/filter in all Way elements within a specific region tagged as 'highway' from an OSM file. I am currently thinking of using a Python library called osmread (by A Dezhin) that I ...
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Can't edit osm_roads in udig

There is a PostGIS database that has a road network imported from Open Street Map, stored in osm_roads table. For the testing purposes I need to change some road geometry there. I tried to edit it ...
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Alrign Track from GPX file with roads [duplicate]

I'm looking into possibilities to align track data from a GPX file with known roads, perhaps coming from OSM. So far I'm able to show the tack as such on a map powered by leaflet. Since the app ...
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OSM, Displaying a road with a line on a map from selected nodes

Along with a friend, we have started an educational side-project,for fun not as a commercial or trial software, to test what we have learned these last few months. We decided we would do a simple map ...
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Display colour coded road traffic data in QGIS

I would like to colour code a shape file containing road polylines to represent the heaviest flows of traffic. The shape file contains attribute data linked to each section of road where road traffic ...
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Identify points near roadside in QGIS

How do I create an attribute list from points that run along roads in a shape file containing road data? The points don't intersect the road centre lines and are not consistent in their distance from ...
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Showing snapping error in ArcGIS Online

I am doing some test in ArcGIS online to know how much helpful it is for my firm, But when I opened my road line .Zip shapefile in ArcGIS online it is showing some snapping issues as well as changed ...
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Are there any examples of using GIS in Civil Engineering construction field?

At the moment I am thinking "How to use GIS when construction HighWays,Buildings,pipe lines etc . Is there any way we can utilize GIS for Civil Engineering construction industry to increase the ...
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Leaflet Polyline with custom fill pattern

I'm drawing Lines with leaflet.js an have to create custom styled polylines. So i got various image files which should be like a repeated background image in HTML. So is it possible to give a drawn ...
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Open Source solutions for building a Traffic Management System

I am trying to set an Open Source alternative to proprietry ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) The goal is to build a Traffic Management System for a middle size city center. Main requirements ...
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Counting road intersections and blocks

I have a shp file that consists of the road system of Mexico City. I would like to count the number of road intersections (crossings) and blocks (which I would define as a segment starting from one ...
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Finding tight corners on roads using ArcGIS Desktop?

Problem: How can I pinpoint tight corners on a road dataset that might cause longer/larger vehicles difficulty in driving around. Assumptions: Ignore turns into junctions. Just interested in ...
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ROAD COORDINATES Data (CARDIFF)

Does anyone know how to get road coordinates data from openstreetmaps? I know its possible I just don't know how. Thank you!!
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How can I merge/collapse nearby and parallel road lines (eg. a dual-carriageway) into one single line?

I have a shapefile from OSM which contains all the roads within a city. Larger roads (like dual-carriageways) seem to have 2 parallel lines. I'd like to collapse / combine those into 1 line so I can ...
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Create buffer-lines in QGIS alongside Vector lines

I am currently doing a map of a farm, to see which roads needs to be repaired. Those roads are either one sided fenced, on both sides fenced or not fenced at all. I want to make buffer lines around ...
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Where can I find High Quality Road Network Information

I am carrying out a research on how complex city road networks get and I need to get accurate map information. I started with openstreetmaps however I ran into a couple of issues: some of the dumps ...
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Extracting roads out of Landsat raster images

For a study into the expansion of road networks in the rainforest I am trying to extract roads out of Landsat images. We already have sharp and cloud-free composites on which the roads are clearly ...
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How to find dead-ends in road network using ArcGIS for Desktop or GRASS?

I'm trying to remove all the dead-end roads in a road dataset (lines) that are less than 100m long. How do I identify roads that are dead-ends (no exit)? The 100m part is easy. I know how to use ...
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How to extract a single road from OSM GIS Database?

Is there a way to extract a single row out of the OSM-GIS-Database (by a Query)? It would be so much easier if I could find an EER Model of the Database. I was searching a long term and found very ...
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Small Idea to get best path between two points

Guys I don't know if its a good place to post ideas or to ask general questions. Still as the question is related with maps service, I am posting it here. If it's not the right place, please move me ...
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How can I make segmented roads appear as one line?

I am footling around with Quantum GIS and the British OS Strategi dataset. If I render the roads with a simple line style they look fine: However, if I apply something slightly fancier, it looks ...
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leaflet - Drawing line following the road

Short version: What I wish to be able to do is drawing a polyline along part of a road. In that way marking certain houses, along this road. Long Version: I have several houses that I wish to mark ...
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PostGIS Implementation of Brabyn and Skelly Road Network Travel Time Model

Is there a PostGIS implementation of the Brabyn and Skelly road network travel time model for the New Zealand road network? This model is outlined in: Brabyn L, Skelly C. Modeling population access ...
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How to relate Slope map and Curvature map so as to have in the end PERCENTAGE PROBABILITY MAP?

i am trying to deal with road detection this last month. So i am working with particle filtering that produces particles, that means possible targets(to my case cars)/points, with hidden information ...
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Creating Centrelines from Road Polygons/Casings?

I want to create center lines from road polygons. Are there any automated tools in ArcGIS for Desktop to do this? I am including a Screenshot of my vector file below.
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How to design a road with a certain slope

Is there a way that you want to connect two different points of altitude with a constant slope of 7% or another, to draw a line in the 3D model?