I have a shapefile with buildings as polygons. Is it possible to add attribute columns referring if the polygon boundary is "other polygon" or "outdoors" for a certain orientation (south for example)?

For instance:
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These buildings would have as attribute "South orientation" = outdoors - since they don't have any building contiguous to them.

Whereas, these ones:
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Would have "South orientation" = "building" since they have building contiguous (not the bottom one)

Final result should be something as (1 - contiguous building, 0 - outdoors): enter image description here

  • 2
    What do you mean by "certain orientation"?
    – öbl
    Jul 28 at 7:23
  • I mean façade orientation. So a square building as 4 for example. I would like to know for a large set of buildings, for each one of them if the south orientated façade is contiguous or not (so facing outdoors) Jul 28 at 21:41
  • But on the below image, it could also be "North orientation" = "building", is not it? Do you have an attribute that describes the facade orientation? What you can do is to count neighbor buildings.
    – Taras
    Aug 10 at 10:41
  • yes, exactly!. I was only referring to the south orientation in the example. No, I don't have the orientation attribute Aug 10 at 10:43
  • So, it should always point to South, is not it?
    – Taras
    Aug 10 at 10:49

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