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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

14
votes
2answers
976 views

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 ...
12
votes
3answers
784 views

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. ...
7
votes
2answers
556 views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
238 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
777 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Segment road network line shapefile into new equal length segments line shapefile

I would like to subdivide a road network for an entire state into segments of equal length. So, Highway X would be divided into 0.5 mile segments, with a record for each segment, and Highway Y would ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

What does the code RTTYP represent in the USA Tiger road files?

I'm trying to figure out what a particular code represents in the US Census Tiger Line files for roads. I downloaded roads for the US from here. I've searched the documentation (link to large pdf) and ...
5
votes
2answers
460 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
953 views

US Tiger or Open Street Map Route Data: One Way Street & Intersection Data

We're building a U.S. street routing application (finding paths for cars between two or more locations using public roads) and would like to use open source data US Tiger Data or Open Street Map or ...
5
votes
2answers
109 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
585 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
127 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
363 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
629 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
228 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
701 views

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 ...
2
votes
5answers
889 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
101 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

Northern Ireland Roadway Network shapefile

Does anyone know of an open-source alternative to the £7k+ offering in the Ordinance Survey map shop?
2
votes
1answer
317 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
278 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
221 views

Sources for California roads data

I need a California roads network suitable for building a network dataset and routing to 120 locations. It needs to at least cover the Northern half of California. 2010 Census roads need alot of ...
2
votes
1answer
660 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
220 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
547 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
73 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
59 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
329 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
109 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
190 views

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!!
1
vote
1answer
486 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
98 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
77 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
89 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
224 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
227 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
37 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

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 ...