Topology describes non-metric relationships among geometric figures, such as adjacency, containment, and orientation. It is a branch of Mathematics, which deals in geometry without measurement.

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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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Is there any topology handler in QGIS?

When importing autocad maps, sometimes topology will be chaos, this need to be amended. And when I add new topology in QGIS, how to save that to the postgreSQL? Is these functions included in QGIS or ...
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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 interact with GRASS GIS vector map topology “level/layers” from terminal/command line?

Is there anybody out there that can maybe assist in the most simplest form of code to call on command line to "export topology" (which is level 2 information in GRASS) as separate spatial data, as ...
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Using topology to connect nodes <100m apart only

I have a bunch of line segments, most of which have gaps that are 100m or less. What I'm trying to do is connect these gaps so I have a series of connected line segments BUT leave nodes that are over ...
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In ArcGIS 10 - how do I clip an arc

I have an arc that has violated the topology rule that the road feature should not extent outside of my boundary. I tried to use the clip tool in editor but cannot complete the clip. I should be able ...
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Joining layers with respective elements with PostGIS Topology

Recently I have started using PostGIS topology extension, but I have some difficulties in understanding how the structure works: One of the key points is the use of "layer"s: as of what I understand, ...
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Create polygon from lines in PostGIS

I'm trying to divide a polygon in smaller polygons from a line, but I think I can't use the st_split function. What I need is to create small polygons inside a big one, using linestring grid. I've ...
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Topology validate error

Im using Arcmap 10.1 version.I don't know where i made mistake my database. I have attached an example image to show the Error Report.
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TopoGeometry commands with postgres are really slow

After messing around quite a while, I was finally able to get a topogeometry converted from my geometry table following the example of toTopoGeom. I have the topology extension, with a topology schema ...
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How to avoid topology errors when digitizing a road network?

I am working on a road layer project. For the snapping option I'm using the mode to vertex and segment and tolerance 5 pixels. When zooming in (to the max) I do not notice a gap. But when I use the ...
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Polygon Layer Cleaning with QGIS

I have a little situation with my data. I have vectorized a raster layer, and now I have some issues with the geometries, as you can see in the picture. Most of errors I have are like this one. ...
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QGIS Topology checker wrong results?

I am trying to understand topology checker results and frankly i dont get it - probably i am doing something wrong. Source - Point layer Target - Polygon layer Must be inside - that is working as ...
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Remove pseudo nodes in QGIS

I have a shapefile of city streets. I tried to run the Road Graph tool on them but the select box does not populate with the layer. I ran the Topology Checker on the layer and found that there are ...
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Is there a way to build topology and work with topology relations in PyQGIS?

Is there a way to build topology and work with topology relations in PyQGIS? I'm asking because I need to run some custom generalization algorithms on my data, and I need to preserve topology. ...
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Is the TIN created out of several cross sections different from merging the TINs created out of each set of two cross sections?

I have a river with cross sections that have the water surface elevation values. I am trying to create TIN from the water surface values and then compare it with the topo (to see the flooded areas). I ...
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GeoDatabase topology and rules with a *.rul file

I have been working for some time on a solution to a problem much like this question. I have several layers that I want to resolve together. I have them all in topology (geodatabase) and have been ...
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Snapping line endpoints to a point feature class by adding a vertex

I have a line feature class whose endpoints should snap to the closest point in a points feature class. The problem is, I do not want the lines to move, but rather a vertex must be added to the ...
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How to check if a point is snapped to a line in QGIS

I have two vector classes, sg_point and sg_line. Any sg_point HAS to be snapped to a sg_line. I should not find errors if I use snapping correctly, but in case there are errors how do I check in QGIS? ...
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ArcGIS: Is there any way to use topology on data in different feature datasets?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 desktop on an SDE/versioned environment. We use the ESRI local government information model, except that we do not use parcel fabric. I am responsible for maintaining several ...
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Problems using GRASS tools for topology validation in QGIS

I'm working with a shapefile of Enumeration Districts (Setores Censitários) of the 2010 Brazilian Census. Enumeration Districts (ED) are smallest areas for which Brazilian Census data is available. ...
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how to create Topology table?

i have gis database called Madar in pgadmin with postgis and pgrouting extension, all the data inside gis database already inserted by shp2postgre tool , what i really need now is how to make topology ...
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Removing pseudo-nodes using QGIS Sextante plugin?

I have a road network (vector) that i'm interested in carrying out some space syntax analysis on. Predictably my GIS data is in a pretty terrible state. For example, there are a bunch of roads on the ...
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Topology in Arcgis and QGIS

I have been studying topological methods like 4 intersection , 9 intersection, dimension extended and CBM (calculus based methods) like RCC-8. I want to know which of this method is used for ...
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Metric maps vs topological maps for path finding and UI rendering of indoor floor layouts

I'm building a software to map indoor floor plans of large facilities (like malls). I read through some of the questions on this forum, but my constraints are a little different than the ones ...
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ArcGIS planarize vs autofixing “must not intersect or touch interior” topology

trying to fix topology errors in OSM here. I am wondering whether ArcGIS planarize is essentially the same as creating a topology that says a class must not intersect or touch interior. Then ...
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vb.net arcobjects validate topology function only works after I use arcmap topology tool validate topology first

I find a strange thing occasionally, I have a validate topology function developed by vb.net arcobjects. It work not properly. The case is: open arcmap start editing use my validate topology ...
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How can I associate a consistent polygon area with a set of attributes using a topology?

Consider the following topology. SELECT CreateTopology('topotestschema', 0, 0.01); CREATE TABLE topotest (id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, data TEXT); SELECT AddTopoGeometryColumn('topotestschema', 'public', ...
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vb.net arcobjects “current no topology available”

I am using ArcMap add-in to perform a topology validation. I have defined a topology in the geodatabase and add it in ArcMap TOC. When I try to get the current topology using ArcObjects, I get this ...
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v.clean in QGIS Python console

I have tried to use v.clean and v.clean.advanced (by GRASS GIS) within a script in QGIS, and was not able. I followed instructions here:, but was not able to do so. I got message: "No module named ...
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Batch Clip (Editing Session)

I'm trying to correct some topology errors in my geodatabase, now focusing on two feature classes: grass and buildings. They must not overlap. However, there are plenty of spaces where the grass was ...
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How to simplify a self intersected / self overlapped polyline using ArcObjects?

I have a self intersected polyline, how can I break it into 5 records stored in the same table using arcobjects? (splited by vertices and the intersection point) Here is what I have got and it ...
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How can I edit spatial data automatically on postgis and check for topology errors on said data whitout using shapefiles?

So, I have spatial data stored in postgis (points, lines and polygons) and would like to edit and update those in an Open Source software (quantum GIS, grass, etc.) to check for topologic errors, ...
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Vertex and Nodes Tool - Migrating from 9.3.1 to 10.2.1

A previous employee built a custom tool for users in our organization that displays nodes and vertices when editing. Essentially the purpose is: The Display Topology Nodes button will symbolize the ...
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Delete polygon underlap?

I am editing a layer in QGIS with severe polygon overlaps. Is there a way to delete the underlapping portions (i.e. the invisible parts) using QGIS? If I import the layer into GRASS using the ...
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QGIS : copy/paste with “Avoid Intersection” option

I need to copy and paste polygons from one layer to another but with adjustments in the pasted geometries: I need them to be cut in the same way they would have been cut by a single edit with the ...
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How do you split a feature using an existing line in QGIS?

All, Is there a way to split a feature (polygon) using an existing line (selected polyline) in QGIS? Thanks! -m
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How to handle/ avoid intersect errors when clipping the difference between two layers?

Using QGIS + Grass, I've added a shapefile of coastline and islands to my map. I then buffer this shapefile to create a coastal zone of a known width. At this stage the buffer consists of the ...
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From classified image to topology in ArcInfo

I have some coastal 4 band imagery that I have classified to designate land, water, and undetermined. I want to convert this to polygons with topology, and significantly simplify the polygons. If I ...
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topology rules for structuring topology data to get line feature as topoparent in topology graph

i Created topology graph of a polygon feature and i copied geometry of topology edges into line feature class,and topology nodes into point feature class i created topology layer containing ...
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Problem for Map Topology creation in ArcMap

I will create a map topology in ArcMap. My code defines the layer in my map topology but after call EditTopology Tools, a message show "No topology .... bla bla bla.." Any ideas why this would be ...
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How to add rule and add feature class to topology using arcpy and stop getting error 000732?

This script successfully added feature classes to topology when that is all I had scripted it to do. Now I've added the add rule parts (#added) and it's still just adding feature classes without ...
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Invalid Topology/Topoengine error: Intersect and Clip

I have a large, provincial extent gdb file with numerous detailed polygons (representing roads, buildings, forest cover, etc), and want to clip this layer to about 700 unique polygons, some of which ...
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QGIS topology overlap check

I have checked topology rule must not overlap with and i get error The problem is that i have check this many times, and made hole vertex after vertex so it is not possible that these objects ...
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How to identify Topology Exception

Anyone have any innovative way(s) of "quickly" marking topology exceptions. I have ~300,000 bridges which have pseudo nodes located on either side of the bridges where the bridge and road endnotes ...
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Grass Processing tools via QGIS : v.clean snap, chdangle, and rmdangle

Using QGIS 2.6 Grass Processing tools, I'm trying to clean up topology on a water network layer. I noticed topological errors when first trying to break all lines on intersections using v.clean break. ...
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Intersection postgis TopologyException

I'm trying to make a quite simple analysis in Postgis, but I'm finding some problems. I want to in the first place create buffers for then, intersects themselves but one, this will be differenced. ...
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Can arcobjects validate topology globally

I want to develop a function which allow user to validate a topology in the whole map wide. But from what I searching from internet, to validate a topology, a dirty area (polygon) must be defined, ...
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Dissolve a Geometric Network in ArcGIS

I have a geometric network of water mains in ArcGIS. It it composed of a line feature class. I would like to dissolve it based on whether line segments share common endpoints only. So basically ...
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The topology cannot be validated because it is checked out

when I try to validate an existing topologiy in my personal GDB I got this error "the topology cannot be validated because it is checked out". How to solve it? thanks! It is a personal GDB. I'm ...