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Also known as a "nodes", the points specifically used to describe a polygon or polyline in a "vector" or "linestring" representation.

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Difference between node and vertex in GIS?

In graph theory the term of node and vertex are equivalent, but sometimes in the GIS world the nodes and vertex are mentioned in the same context. I was wondering what the difference is? Node: can ...
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Extracting coordinates of polygon vertices in ArcMap?

I've got about a dozen polygons in a feature class loaded in ArcMap 10, all in geographic WGS 1984. How do I easily obtain the coordinates associated with each vertex of each polygon in that feature ...
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How to find the boundary co-ordinates from a given set of co-ordinates

Given a set of coordinates, How do we find the boundary coordinates. <== Figure 1 Given the coordinates in the above set, How can I get the coordinates on the red boundary. Boundary is the polygon ...
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Order of polygon vertices in general GIS: clockwise or counterclockwise

Two days ago I asked a question about the internal storing order for the vertices of a polygon in ESRI shapefiles. That question was answered (Are polygons stored clockwise or counterclockwise in a ...
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Tool that modifies number of vertices but not the feature itself

Do you know the reason, why some ArcGIS tools (like Clip and Intersect) modifies number of vertices, even if the feature is not modified itself? Like on the picture, I use Clip and Intersect on line ...
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Deleting multiple vertices at once from representations using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a polygon feature class that I've converted to representations so that I can delete some vertices. I'm doing this to simplify some of the shapes manually, but I'd like to speed this up by ...
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View vertices in ArcGIS

In ArcGIS, is it possible to change the polyline symbology to show vertices? Or do I need to extract the points via Feature Vertices To Points? This becomes a pain if I want to edit the source polygon/...
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Find lower left corner of a rotated polygon

I am currently struggling with a mathematical problem and can't seem to get it solved. I have a bunch of rotated rectangular polygons (solution should also work for non-rectangular polygons) in ...
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How tool to split polylines into two-part lines at vertices in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 at and we have a problem. There is a serious topology bug that I've mentioned in another question that is affecting our workflow. At present, Esri has stated the fix will be ...
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New Snapping while editing vertex's in ArcEngine 10

Is it possible to use the new (not classic) snapping functionality when editing the vertices of a polygon feature in ArcEngine 10. I would like editing vertices to behave exactly the same as editing ...
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Change number of decimal digits for features in ArcGIS 10?

I am editing vertices in polygons and points in ArcMap 10, and realised that they only hold 3 decimal digits for the X, Y coordinates, but I would like at least 6 decimal digits. Even if I type in ...
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How to display vertex markers in QGIS for non-editable layers?

I've a PostGIS layer with read-only privileges. Is there any way to display the vertex markers of the layer?
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How to Identify and Delete duplicate vertices?

I am trying to figure out how to delete duplicate vertices. I have successfully determined that there are duplicate vertices using PLTS Data Reviewer, but I am confounded as to how I identify and ...
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How to extract nodes with PostGIS to a multipoint geometry

I have a line in a PostGIS table test_line. I want to extract it's nodes into a multipoint geometry. I tried the following: SELECT ST_Collect((ST_DumpPoints(the_geom)).geom) FROM test_line; But it ...
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Why is ArcMap editor deleting some added vertices and simplifying polygon?

I am using ArcMap 10.0. I am trying to edit (and add) vertices in a polygon. I start editing, (using "Edit Vertices" tool), and add many vertices in the polygon. Then when I am done, I save the ...
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Edit existing polygons to include several new nodes

I want to define catchments which are quite large from vector contour data. I normally start zoomed out to define the catchment generally as it is easier to see. I then zoom in and refine the ...
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How to clean up a polygon by removing vertices and lines within?

After merging a set of shapefiles I've ended up with polygons that have vertices and lines within them. Is there a simple tool to remove these vertices and clean the polygon in ArcMap 10.2? I realise ...
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Labeling polyline vertices with Z value using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to label all polyline vertices of a shape with the z value of each vertex without using export tools like Entity Vertices to Point and without creating new field in the attribute table
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Deleting line vertices inside polygon using ArcPy?

Is there a way to automatically delete vertices in line features using a polygon file in ArcGIS so that it wouldn't cut up the line but just straightens the line inside the polygon? The lines are ...
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Converting Vertices of Polylines and Polygons to Points and Maintain Attributes

I'm pretty sure someone has done this before, but I'm having no luck. I'm using ArcGIS Standard version 10.2.1 and I want to convert all the vertices of a polyline or polygon to points. Essentially, ...
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How to remove vertices or lines within a polygon?

I have transformed a *.dxf-file into a polygon shape-file. In many of the polygons i have lines whicht do not belong there but i can not delete them as i normally delete vertices on polygons by ...
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How to select the vertices from a polygon?

I am writing some VBA code to extract vertices from a polygon. I would like to ask, how to select the vertices from a polygon ? Regards Gary
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How do I draw smooth vertexes around curves in ArcMap 10+?

I have some polygon layers (parcels) that have vertexes drawn around curves, as if traced. How do I click and drag to draw vertexes in a smooth shape? Big difference between what was originally there, ...
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Pivot a polyline at vertex or distance using ArcObjects C#

I hope you can help me with that one. I'm using ArcObjects with C# trying to rotate only one part of a polyline at a vertex or distance along the polyline. The polyline is zAware and has values at ...
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Breaking connecting between features (Editor tool)

I snapped a series of lines to a point (The ? symbol on the picture). Now, I am trying to unsnap them so I can connect them to their respective line I just created. My question is simple. How do I ...
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MongoDB Error Code 16755 - Can't extract geo keys for duplicate vertices and edge crossing

When I try to create an index on geometry db.polygons.createIndex({"geometry":"2dsphere"}), it stops at a certain polygon with the error code 16755. It says it Can't extract geo keys and then either ...
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QGIS, deleting last placed vertice while digitizing, can I custom keyboard shortcut this task?

Upon searching this topic, I found the answer of using the delete or backspace key to delete the last placed vertex while editing. My question, Is it possible to reprogram this delete function to a ...
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Modifying vertices x,y values to remove all value from 3rd decimal in ArcMap?

I want to check whether there is a way to update the vertices x, y value and remove all values from the 3rd decimal. I only want 2 decimals (no matter the 3rd decimal is 0 or 9, just remove it). The ...
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Is there a function or tool that will add vertices to polylines where endpoints are snapped to edges? (ArcMap)

My friend and I are creating a walking network, and we have been having issues getting the routing to work. We just realized that the reason why our routes are messed up is because we snapped our ...
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How to add a perpendicular line to the start & end nodes of every polyline? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add a perpendicular line to the end node of each polyline? Something like this:
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Why does ArcMap edit session show different vertex count on feature than arcpy/ ArcToolbox

I am looking at features in an ArcSDE geodatabase via ArcMap. The feature shows to have four vertices by viewing the vertices in the map and by looking at the sketch properties. However if I run a ...
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Snapping Polygon vertices to Point features using ArcGIS?

I have a set of polygons drawn using an inaccurate GPS PDA. these polygons are sharing nodes. After post-processing GPS data to get accurate coordinates i have a set of all the nodes, then i have to ...
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ArcPy Insert cursor losing vertices when writing Polygon features?

I'm currently trying to code a geodesic buffer from points (the one that is implemented in ArcGIS is very slow). The idea is to calculate 100 point coordinates (P_Buffer) around an initial point (P) ...
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edit vertices of intersections from multiple lines

I would like to edit the vertex where two lines intersect, but doing so makes me manually move each vertex of each line. I tried to merge the lines but it did not work. Is there an easier way to ...
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PyGIS remove QgisVertexMarker from scene

I am writing a plugin that includes interaction with the map. Therefore I use a QgsMapTool. It is possible for a user to mark a point on the map. When the user clicks a red X is drawn on the mapCanvas ...
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Extract number of vertices in each polygon in R

Simple question: how to extract the number of vertices in each polygon in R? I've found one way that works, but this is very slow (when x is a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame): y <- fortify(x) n.verts &...
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Evaluate minimum points required to define polygons based on an error threshold

I need to build a model or write an algorithm to do this, which I would like you to share your ideas with me. here is my cadastral problem: I have plenty of polygons and I need to make a report of ...
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Geocode area/neigborhood into polygon vertices

I have been successfully using the Google Maps API using the R package ggmap to find location coordinates for e.g. addresses or city names. However, Google Maps now shows areas as well, indicating ...
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Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction

Paolo I've got many rivers (polylines ZM) with a lot of height errors in Polylines 'vertices. Vertices' Z errors are not all equal in height (i.e. they are not all at zero height). I must create a TIN ...
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Removing unnecessary vertices?

I have over sampled polygons that I need to simplify, without changing the shape. basically, I want to reduce the number of vertices, by eliminating the ones that are useless and have the polygons ...
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Automatically Remove Duplicate Vertices in a Polyline

I am trying to automatically identify identical vertices within a polyline and remove them without converting the vertices to points first. I have converted the vertices to XY points and identified a ...
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How to add a node/vertex in a QGIS edit session?

I'm doing some polygon (boundary) cleanup, and am wondering if it is possible to add a node/vertex to a set of selected polygons or even a single polygon. By the way, the QGIS topology editing tools ...
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How to split multiple polygon layer into multiple layers by vertices parts?

I have a layer in Arcmap 10 that was brought over from Auto CAD (layer A). This layer has multiple polygon shapes. I need to split these shapes from layer A, and place them into their own layers. ...
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Alternative to ST_ClosestPoint, one which returns a vertex of the geometry

ST_ClosestPoint returns the closest point on a geometry, as in the example at http://postgis.net/docs/ST_ClosestPoint.html What I need is to get the closest point which is already a part of the ...
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Does moving vertexes split them?

When i try to move my vertexes from my line feature in QGIS 2.10, the line is getting "separated", also when i delete the vertexes my line is getting holes. Any ideas why?
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Labeling only line vertices in QGIS?

I want to only put labels on the vertices of the polylines. I can use the data defined features to place a label at specific points, but not at multiple specific points. Is it possible to label only ...
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Insert Vertex into Polyline based on Point layer using arcpy

This is essentially the same question asked here that was not answered... Using ArcGIS 10.1 Advanced I have a point layer with points that represent the intersection of a driveway with a street ...
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Reordering vertices on a polyline (route)

I have a route in which the second vertex is in the middle of the line. Route is about 130 miles long. This is preventing me from recalibrating. Is there any tool that will re order or sort all the ...