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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@whuber Exactly which software should I try to access to do this calculation? Thank you for all of your help.
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@Sylvester Sneekly I don't know how to contact people privately.
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comment Professional Indemnity Insurance for freelance GIS
Where are these freelancers? I would like to work with one :)
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@whuber How would that distance in degrees be converted to miles? Also, is it possible for GIS to tell me which county in OK has the point on its boundary that yields that distance? Also, did you catch my earlier note about looking for someone to work 1-on-1 with? Thank you for all of your help so far!!
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@DimitriyV.Masterov Distance between Oklahoma City and OK is zero because it is within Oklahoma. How about a county such as Dade County, Florida given the centroid for Dade?
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@whuber It sounds like the next step is to find someone who I can work with 1-on-1 to do all of these things. Would you be interested or know anybody who might be?
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@whuber How would I get representation of OK as a polygon? (Is that equivalent to asking how would I get the coordinates of OK?) What type of GIS program would I need? Is GIS the best way to do this?
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@DimitriyV.Masterov I want the shortest distance between the centroid and any point along the OK boundary.
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@whuber Thank you so much for your response! Do you know how to do this computation of distance from a centroid to a polygon? Is this possible to do?
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
Could any of this be done through GIS?
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
I understand how to do the distance between 2 coordinates. The problem -- as I wrote below -- is that I don't know how to do the distance between a county whose coordinates I know and the boundary of Oklahoma, whose coordinates I do not know. Perhaps it is possible to get those coordinates.
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
My problem is that I do not know how to get the coordinates for the state of Oklahoma. Do you know how to do this?
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comment How to compute the distance between centroids and polygons?
@OptimizePrime Thank you for your quick response! Would that be easier to hash out over a chat forum here?
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