Questions tagged [adjacency]

Spatial relationship where two features share a common border under some interpretation - ie, are 'next to' each other.

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Simplifying adjacent polygons using PostGIS?

I encountered a problem simplifying set of polygons that are adjacent. If I simplify each polygon separately with the Douglas–Peucker algorithm (which is used by many open source tools), the resulting ...
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Creating Multi-Part Polygons that touch internally using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a set of parcels as illustrated in the image below. There are currently no multi-part features in dataset. What I would like to do is to merge (not the right word) all of the parcels with same ...
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Adding/updating field to polygon feature class that lists bordering (neighbor) polygons?

I have a dataset of zipcodes. I want to add a new field "NEIGHBORS" that includes bordering polygons in a comma delimited manner such as attached image:
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Merging adjacent polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

I want to use ArcGIS Desktop to merge adjacent polygons with each other. There is no common field between the polygons and hence the Dissolve tool is not the ideal solution. The polygons that I want ...
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Merging polygons that share one vertex (node neighbors) using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a set of very large shapefiles and would like to merge polygons within these that share one vertex. Currently they are all separate like so: What tool can I use to merge all the polygons ...
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Extracting polyline of border between differing polygons using R or GRASS?

I have a shapefile with polygons with an associated variable that can take different values. I would like to extract the borders between polygons of differing value (red and blue) as a polyline (dark ...
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Trying to extract arc information from a Suburb shapefile

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It's basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...