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

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Road Type Symbology Query (non technical)

Does anyone know of a good resource/resources for road type symbologies? I am looking to update the symbology of a Road class layer which has 8 categories. The Road schedule is for Ireland. So a ...
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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 are road polylines generalized?

I have a dataset of road lines obtained from digitized aerial imagery and I want to automate the generalization procedures using arcGIS model builder. I am using the ArcGIS 10.3 desktop suite. I have ...
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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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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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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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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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Creating Drive Time Polygons Across State Boundaries Using OSM?

I am using pgRouting on OpenStreetMaps to create drive time polygons. The challenge is that at state boundaries, these polygons effectively stop, since the roads in OSM are segmented at the state ...
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Is it possible to create a KML to list the road names within a buffer?

I often need to know the road names within a given buffer of a polygon. Is it possible to create a KML that would stick a push pin in the roads and list the name so I could see them all in a drop down ...
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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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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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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 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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Measure distance between points along a line in QGIS

I have a road network and different points connected to the roads. I would like to measure the distance between several points along the roads. Basically I want to do the same like the road graph ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What is a good data structure and file format for describing road network geometry AND topology?

I am trying to emulate the road network from OSM or Google (or Waze, etc.) locally, so that I can run some algorithms on it. For that, I want to represent these roads as graphs, where each edge would ...
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$length calculation anomaly

A polyline layer's (green) length is being calculated via $length. Result: ~100 meters (EPSG 31466). A buffer of 5meters is created and via Voronoi Polygons (and several other steps) a centerline ...
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Qgis network prepare road graph

I have been working on finding shortest path between two buildings. For that purpose i have created kml files of various streets, converted them into shape files and then merged all of them together. ...
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How to find roads with similar incline?

I have no prior GIS experience, so please bare with me. What I'm trying to do is find a road (or a portions of road) from one country that is similar to another road(or portion of a road) from a ...
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Road Graph doesn't find shortest path

Road Graph plugin in QGIS does not find the shortest path except when the feature is a single line. This might be due to the fact that I've used different CRS for layer and project while I edited the ...
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distance calculations splitting highways km, toll ways km, and other roads km

Till now I have been able to use MapPoint or Google Maps for a lot of things, specially directions and road trips distance calculations. Today I need again to perform (massive) road trips distance ...
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OpenStreetMap roads vs lines

I imported OpenStreetMap data of Karlsruhe to PostGis using osm2pgsql. This creates 4 table, one names planet_osm_roads. Sadly this table does only contains major streets. Smaller streets can be found ...
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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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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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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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USA Road Network Data Set Options?

I need a contiguous, nationwide USA Road Network with speed limits, distances, etc. I have been using TIGER but the challenge is at state boundaries - where contiguous road segments are split. Is ...
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Work least Cost path for Road maintain certain road gradient

How may I be able to do a least cost path maintaining the required gradient and other standards like the turning radii for road on slopes? I mean to use ArcGIS desktop 10.3!
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Merging speed limit from OpenStreetMap with Ordnance Survey data using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working with the Ordnance Survey ITN layer for the UK road network in ArcGIS. Unfortunately, whilst it has many attributes, speed limits is not one of them. I have produced roughly accurate ...
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Cartodb: Linking social data to road color scheme

I am recreating this "smelly maps" project on cartodb. I'd like to create symbology on roads (IE: color roads red,blue,green,yellow) based on the information I am receiving on social media. View ...
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how to dissolve roads of same levels!

I have a 3D road shape files. Roads are of different levels, highway, primary,secondary and so on. And when i used the tool feature to line i splited every line in every intersection. Now i want a ...
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How to create a mean centre using a network dataset

I have a set of offices, with the number of workers in each office. I need to find the mean centre of these offices weighted by the number of staff. E.g. the 'centre of gravity for staff.' I have done ...
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Calculate maneuver details using coordinates

I want to calculate the maneuver details (turn-left, turn-right, etc) from the coordinates array returned by google roads API (I'm using JavaScript). I know maneuver details only returned by google ...
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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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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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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 ...