A coordinate-based data model that represents geographic features as points, lines, and polygons.

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Raster to vector with gaps in Landsat ETM

I need to find size of water area from a raster (jpg) using QGIS 1.8.0-Lisboa. The raster is a Landsat image with gaps of data in it. I used Polygonize, but the output file shows wrong polygon size ...
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Measuring the distance between lines and points in QGIS

Using QGIS - I have a vector of fault lines. I have point data in the form of a csv which I have also loaded into QGIS. I need to know how far each point is from the nearest fault line then enter ...
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OpenLayers, zoom to vector layer extent

It seems quite simple thing to me, but I get an error. map declaration map = new OpenLayers.Map('map_element', {... projection : _projObj.mercator, displayProjection : _projObj.wgs84 } layer ...
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How to combine information from raster and vector layers?

in QGIS I have 1 raster-layer (elevation) and 1 vector-layer (administrative units). Now I would like to be able to query one of the administrative units and see the mean and min/max of the elevation ...
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How to extract features from a vector layer?

I have a vector file containing the river lines of an area. I want to extract a specific water line from the vector. I used: v.db.select but it only displayed: ...
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Generating a vector contour map of fictional terrain

Originally I had asked this on the Graphics Design SE but after some realization of the question I was asking, it's probably better to ask it here. I'm making a fantasy world map in illustrator that ...
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Suggestions for vector format for contour map

I've been trying to create a contour map of a DEM and I've been running into some technical problems. I want to avoid artifacts, so I'm using a DEM of the entire area. This means the size is rather ...
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Reduce number of vector field arrows in qgis

OK, now that I have figured out how to get my vector fields in qgis, I can't figure out how to reduce the number of vector arrows on the map. Is there a setting for how many vectors are sampled? ...
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Generate centroids for vector polygons based on raster and land-use data using QGIS

Although QGIS has the ability to generate centroids for polygons, I am not sure how to generate centroids based on land-use development using raster data. Here's an example of what I'm trying to do: ...
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Calculate neighborhood statistics for polygons?

I've been searching around for the answer to this (including here) and have yet to find it. I'm interested in finding out how to calculate a 'neighborhood sum' for vector, polygon data. I am aware ...
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How to delimit hinterland boundaries among multiple city centers?

I need to delimit city boundaries basing on centers'magnitude. CenterA's employment/CenterB's employment = (Distance from centerA to break-point E/Distance from centerB to break-point E)^2. AB=AE+BE. ...
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Vector Mapping for iOS?

Are there any vector map data providers with API's, that i can use to build my app on iOS natively (not on a webview). Specifically im looking for: For a library/framework that uses existing map ...
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Extract Z information from different vector layers in ArcMap 10.1

I have 2 different vector layers, Layer A detailing the area of different polygons and Layer B having similar size polygons with z values instead. I would need to combine Layer A with Layer B so that ...
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How to measure the distance of multiple points to a line

I have two shapfile in QGIS to which I am trying to find the distances between. I have a shoreline which is a vector line and then I have hundreds of data points in the ocean. What I am trying to find ...
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OpenLayers - Get features inside a polygon

In my OpenLayers map I allow users to draw an ad-hoc polygon vector. Then I need to get all the features from a WFS vector layer that fall within the ad-hoc polygon. Here is the code I have that ...
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Analysing Information By Vector Grid

I have two vector line datasets and wish to compare the line lengths. While I have already compared the sum of the lengths, I'd like to conduct further analysis down to 250m, possibly lower. I'm ...
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How to prepare SVG images for presentation in OpenLayers?

I have a collection of SVG vector images I need to display on a map, probably using OpenLayers/KML. Is there any way to convert a vector image from SVG to KML? Or would it make more sense just to use ...
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GDAL - creating vector from raster

[SOLVED] Good day! I'm looking at either gdal_contour or gdal_polygonize.py to create a vector layer file from a raster file. I can create the vector file using either method, but it's upside down ...
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Projecting polygon when calculating its area? [duplicate]

I have a broad range of polygons (in vector format and in SpatialPolygonsDataFrame class), some going east-west, others going south-north, while even others span polar regions or very large ranges as ...
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Loading a multipoint shapefile in R

This issue has only been raised in the community once, two years ago, to the best of my knowledge. I think it's high time to raise the issue again! readOGR, from the rgdal package, cannot handle ...
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Convert Graphics to Vector in QGIS

I am wondering if there is a way to convert a graphic produced from symbology in QGIS to a vector layer (ie: shapefile). I have a point layer with bearing direction in the attribute table. Following ...
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What does vector tiled map mean?

I'm working on an application that renders geoJSON into OpenLayers map. The idea is about not having PNG images downloaded from external services (OSM or Bing) but having geo information in geoJSON ...
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Distance Matrix tool in QGIS. How to get result in metric? [closed]

I'm trying to calculate the distance between points in layer with distance matrix tool. And keep getting strange results no matter what. Like this MASTER ------------SLAVE ---------------- DISTANCE ...
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How to connect OpenLayers to PostGIS data?

I have read in OpenLayers how to load KML, GeoJSON etc. vector files in OpenLayers. But how can I connect to PostGIS data. If not, why should I upload my data to PostGIS then instead of directly ...
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Is there a shortcut in GRASS for importing vector files?

Is there a keyboard or command shortcut in GRASS for importing vector files? If you know link where I can find maybe whole list of shortcuts for GRASS, that would be awesome. Thank you.
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Export shp spatial data to Corel

Hi I need an printable administration map of a country. I would like to use it in Corel Draw for some colour manipulations and poster printing. I have found the map on http://www.diva-gis.org/ but it ...
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How to find the middle point of a line in QGIS

I am trying to locate the coordinates of the middle point of a line feature in QGIS. I tried searching online but can't seem to find an easy way to do this.
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Scriptable way to merge polylines that join in ArcGIS

I have a number of polylines (around 9000), a number of which have one or both ends touching another polyline. I would like to merge these ones together into one polyline - thus reducing the number of ...
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How do I find vector line bearing in QGIS or GRASS?

How can one extract the bearings from a set of lines in a vector file? I'm trying to find the bearings of several straight vector line segments (simplified contour lines, actually) and can't figure ...
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Openlayers remove previously drawn polygon on starting to draw next one

Objective: At any point of time there SHOULD only be zero/one polygon(s) on a vector layer with a polygon control. I need the previous polygon to be removed as soon as user starts drawing the first ...
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Creating seperate layers out of one big polygon shape by using attributes

I try to explain may problem. I have a big polygon shape (> 200 fields). I have the owners of these fields in a column. I need the seperated shapes for each owner. Is there a tool to do that? Is it ...
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Looking for an annotated vectorial map of the world

I'm looking for an annotated vectorial (PS/SVG/...) map of the world (+countries). Wikipedia contains many vectorial maps (e.g: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Blank_SVG_maps_of_the_world ...
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Obtaining OS MasterMap time series data

I am trying to do a research project on changes in Land Cover in a London borough over time. I have access to OS MasterMap data through Digimap (the service that provides this data to universities in ...
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Creating a radius of influence around points

I have a vector file of points. What I need to do is create a circle with a radius of 12km round each point. Would it be possible to then find out what percentage of my total map is covered with ...
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What is the difference between Vector and Raster data models? [duplicate]

From: http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/GISDictionary/term/vector%20data%20model vector data model: [data models] A representation of the world using points, lines, and polygons. Vector ...
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How to get all Vector layers from OpenLayers map?

OpenLayers.Map object exposes a method call getLayersByClass. How do I use this method to retrieve all of the Vector layers from the map? I tried map.getLayersByClass("Vector") but this returned an ...
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vector layer, no more editing is allowed

I have a polygon vector layer with already 529 objects but without any attributes so far and now I get the message that shapefiles without attributes are treated as write protected. What can I do to ...
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Halo in OpenLayers (Line, Vector)

How to make a halo around the line of one pixel? For example, line (vector) hase blue color and its frame (one pixel) the black color. Thanks!
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How/Where can I find vector data for building footprints in Texas?

I've done a lot of research on this topic over the past 8 or 9 months, but I'm a GIS newb, so I may have overlooked some possibilities for finding/extracting this data. A short list of resources I ...
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Show alternating contour lines

Is it possible to show only every other counture line? And how do you do that? (Im new to QGIS Lisboa 1.8.0, but even newer to QGIS Dufour 2.0.1, but have used ArcGIS a bit a while ago, and also ...
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Converting map image to GIS

I’m very new to GIS, and I’ve been reading a lot of manuals and information, but I thought I’d ask a couple of questions here. One of my major hobbies is drawing maps of a completely imaginary ...
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Why does QGIS hang when I try to create a vector grid?

I am working in open layers plugin.i need to project the satellite data with respect to vector data shape file i am having .for that Andre Joost suggested to create vector grid with vector data ...
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Overlay Vector Layer on Raster Layer

How can I overlay a Vector Layer on a Raster Layer and assign NoData Values on the Raster where the Vector Layer does not cover the Raster Layer? (preferable with ArcGIS)
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How to convert shapefile to vector emf?

I want to convert a shapefile to an EMF file. The EMF file must be a vector image, not a raster image. Please suggest to me some good packages or tools. Thanks in advance.
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DXF to georeferenced SHP

I know how to set projection and georeference bounds of scanned TIFF file, by using gdal, but I don't know how to do the same for vector file. For example I georeferenced TIFF file by using this ...
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How can I draw squares in PostGIS layers at different angles?

I am trying to draw two squares on a 45-degree angle and then merge them using PostGIS to edit. QGIS can draw squares but only on a perpendicular plane (eg, 0, 90, 180), and I need to be able to draw ...
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How to sum raster image values with vector overlay

I'm new to this and haven't been able to figure out how to do this on my own. Here's what I want to do ... I have two files: a raster image of land use data and a vector-based shapefile of my ...
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Measurement units not returned in project CRS units

I am attempting to calculate area of country polygons using the field calculator. The layer in question is unprojected WGS84, but I have set the project CRS to World Equidistant Cylindrical ...
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How to subtract Geometry Point Polygons in OpenLayers?

I have two json arrays, one for background polygon and one for other polygon. And from them, I got two polygon layers. backgroundLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Background Layer", {styleMap: ...
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Stylized map workflow: Illustrator to Google Maps / OpenLayers

The aim My current aim is to create a series of (heavily) stylized diagrams and maps. I'm not very familiar with any GIS software, so my weapon of choice would be to use illustrator for creating the ...