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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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How to cut a shapefile using a batch?

I would like to cut a shapefile using a batch (like in the photo): But I have some problems because I don't know what do I have to put in field "extent" and after putting somthing like ...
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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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Why there is no output (path) for Dijkstra in pgrouting

I have a road network table and I am implementing pgRouting. everything was working fine previously but now there is something odd here. I am getting no route now. I am checking through sql query in ...
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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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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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I'm looking for an idea to calculate shortest path in a line Vector layer using a starting point

I'm looking for an idea to calculate shortest path time in a line Vector layer using a starting point in a qgis python plugin based on distance and speed. is there a solution where i can get ideas? ...
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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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How to find dead-ends in a road network

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 Arc ...
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Does a road connect one grid cell to an adjacent grid cell?

So here is the problem I am working on. I have an OpenStreetMap roadmap which I overlaid with a 2-D cartesian grid. So for a given grid square, I want to find out if a road segment continues from the ...
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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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Get the LatLon of middle points of a road segment?

Suppose I have the LatLon of the two end points as well as a small number of middle points of a road segment. What is the best way to calculate the LatLon of a middle point P of the road segment ...
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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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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 or not. Google Maps in many cases takes private roads (in, for example, master-planned ...
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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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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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draw route based on given nodes and existing line

this question is in relation with an application i m building for my project.I have a points layer having all major stations.I have a line layer having the road route connecting the stations.What i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?
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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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Recommendations for road maintenance management (on a small scale)

I am in a road association and we maintain our own 3 mile dirt road. In doing research on best practices for maintenance I discovered that other organizations use some mapping/GIS programs to help. ...
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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 ...