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A region enclosing a point, line, or polygon at a specified distance.

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Why is my area offset using the V.buffer tool

I am using QGIS V 3.2, and I am trying to use the v.buffer GRASS TOOL to create a 500 meters exclusion zone (Circle) around a point. After creating a point shapefile I then ran the v.buffer tool and ...
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Draw a spatial grid with the lat/longs at the center of the grid using R

I looked through multiple posts on the same, and most of them end up drawing a grid connnecting the points or a grid connecting the bounding box of the coordinates. I need a grid with each of these ...
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Specifying distance units in ArcGIS Pro ModelBuilder buffer process

I'm trying to iterate on some buffer distances in ModelBuilder, and I want to be able to set the units in ModelBuilder. I have numeric (double or long) "multivalues", and I can connect the output of ...
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QGIS Buffer with MMQGIS and GSHHS: strange lines

I want to calculate a buffer around the worlds coastlines. To do so, I downloaded the GSHHS data version 2.3.7, imported it into qgis, used "polygons to lines" and then the MMQGIS Plugin to produce a ...
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Creation of buffer area of 20mtrs upon click event on the base layer

I have a base layer upon which i wish to import a kml with certain lat lons and create a buffer region of 20mtrs around any point upon click event. i got google api for the same but want openlayers ...
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Variable width buffer based on axis directions in QGIS

I need to buffer a polygon with a different distance in the x and y directions. I should add that my polygon has the following properties: closed (obviously) simple (no edge crossing, no more ...
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Measuring wrong, EPSG:27700 in QGIS3.6

If "enable on the fly" is on and the CRS changes at all during the lifetime of a project then seemingly, it refuses to measure (using the measure tool I just get 0.00000). So new project with all the ...
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Buffering in WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator 3857 using QGIS?

I have read all the buffer issues topics but haven't found solution to my problem. I have two layers: Border layer of Tokyo ward - WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator 3857 A CSV text layer with x,y ...
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Circle created using ST_Buffer displays elongated on map

I am buffering a point to create a circle in PostGIS like: ST_Buffer(geo::geometry, .0002, 8) However, when displaying the polygon in Bing maps it ends up a vertically oriented ellipse or elongated ...
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QGIS degrees - meters

I have point data in GDA2020. shapefile *.prj file says units are meters. when I load the data in QGIS the layer units are degrees nd the buffer tool is always degrees. I have searched for every ...
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Generating equal-distance band regards to one boundary of polygon in R? [closed]

I have a polygon that is made up of several points: Basically, this reflects the contour of a tumor tissue. Now I have another polygon, which is defined as 'front', means a region where tumor and ...
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Adding distance when buffering point geometry in a geodataframe?

I have 2 geodataframes that I want to combine. They the same fields/columns but different geometries (one is points, one is polygons).To do this I want to buffer the points slightly (like 10m or ...
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Extracting all points within buffer on either side of boundary using QGIS?

A boundary runs through the buffer shown. I am attempting to extract all points within the buffer on either side of the boundary, distinguishing which side of the boundary the points are on. Is ...
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Creating square buffer around point feature using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to create a square buffer from a point feature but I do not understand the code that goes into it. Similar questions have been asked on the forums.esri website but that was over 10 ...
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Buffer not displaying and reference points disappearing in QGIS? [closed]

I have created 'reference points' on QGIS 3.6.3 and ensured I am using a metric coordinate system. The reference points and all data display correctly but when I attempt to add a 150m buffer around ...
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Area behind polygon starting from a point (radial distancem like viewshed analysis)

I'm looking for a way to create a polygon (grey area in picture) behind another polygon (green), just like a shadow from a point / another polygon (blue). To make it clearer here's what I mean: It ...
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Creating buffer of points with pre-defined area?

I need to create a buffer with a predefined area, my inputs are points, at first I tried it by calculating the area that each buffer may have and then giving the radius as an input, but then I have to ...
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QGIS -Fixed mile buffer - pullout results for in and out of radius

I am plotting providers for a state with 5 mile buffer circles around the providers. In conjunction, I am plotting where members are located. Is there a way to get a table showing which IDs are ...
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Buffering GeoJSON file using Python?

I'm trying to perform a simple buffer on GeoJSON file using Python script. I am able to do it on a shapefile using Python script and on GeoJSON using QGIS fix distance buffer tool but I can't figure ...
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Using meters to buffer with JSTS?

I'm trying to create a buffer using OpenLayers with JSTS library. However, even after transforming geometry from EPSG:4326 to EPSG:3857, the buffer method doesn't create distance in meters as ...
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ArcGIS JavaScript API Buffer Units from Dropdown

I am trying to create a buffer that will have the distance and units inputted by the user. I'm having trouble getting the JavaScript to recognize the which Unit of Measurement the buffer is being ...
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Assigning points to buffers in MapInfo12.0

First time using MapInfo. I want to essentially spatially join a point(s) that is situated inside a buffer together (so that the point and buffer have the same numerical ID). My table currently listed ...
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Proportion of polygon classes in each multi-ring buffers

I have a landcover map with many irregular polygons, with each polygon a uniform habitat type. I have a second shapefile of points, and a third shapefile with multi-ring buffers around those points. I ...
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Buffering point using PyQGIS?

I have made an attempt to create a buffer around some points useing PyQGIS. However, when running the following code (see below) I receive and IndexError saying that 'list is out of range'. What ...
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Draw a polygon following a centreline in Google Earth

I am trying to draw a buffer of 30km distance around a path I have in google earth. I need this buffer as a polygon as I need to export it to XML for a different purpose. Is there any way to do this ...
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Creating raster cell squares around SpatialPoints (until a certain value range of the raster cells is achieved)

I have a DEM raster and a list of SpatialPointsDataFrames (data available here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ERFdsqDGLH1a_FbxwawE_gPm0Au0Q9vT). EDIT: (with regard to @Spacedman's comment) I ...
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Saving data of original layer while buffering in QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 2.18.27. I have the following problem: I am trying to create some buffers in the city center, as you can see. And I need to calculate some statistical parameter on every buffer. As ...
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Creating buffer for polygon in R

I am quite new to GIS area. I have a polygon and use concave hull function I could get a boundary like this What I what to do is add a certain-width band along the boundary, so that it could look ...
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Converting polyline to fixed width polygon using QGIS?

I have a shapefile of polylines for trails, and I need to convert them all to be polygons that are 8 ft wide (4 ft from the center of each side of the polyline). I tried a following a few other posts ...
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Eliminating/minimizing distortion in 200 NM EEZ buffers? [duplicate]

I frequently need to calculate buffers of 200 nautical miles from country or baseline polygons in order to map maritime Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). However, I've noticed that when generating the ...
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QGIS 3.6 QUICKOSM buildings query CRS with metre untis to create buffer

Using QGIS 3.6.2 I'm running a QUICKOSM query to find residential buildings in Scotland. I want to then put a buffer around them. The query is fine, if a little slow. The only CRS I can get to ...
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Subdividing square buffer in sub-units using QGIS?

I've been trying for a while now to create a grid inside a square buffer, so that it can be divided into a pre-defined number of sub-units. Creating a grid that covers the whole area is not ideal ...
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Buffering around point using WFS Filter?

I'm trying to make a buffer around a geometry (point/s,linestring,etc) using WFS queries without luck. This is what I've been doing: <ogc:Filter> ... <ogc:Function name="...
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Using transform function in QGIS layer geometry generator?

I'm trying to use the following expression in the geometry generator in a QGIS layer to show a 1-mi boundary around points: buffer(transform($geometry, 'EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:2877'), 5280) However, the ...
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Calculating variable buffers using slope between river and point 100' away using ArcGIS Pro?

I have a network of streams that I need to buffer based on a basic rule set. This buffer will depend on the slope. The slope is determined by the looking at the difference in elevation between a ...
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Creating drive time buffers in QGIS [duplicate]

I have a set of points in QGIS and I am trying to create drive time buffers around them, how do you do that? I am using QGIS 3.6.3.
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Building single sided buffer around categorized polygon layer

I need to build a 100m buffer around a categorized polygon layer using QGIS 3.2. The layer has four classes and no holes. The difficulty here is, that the buffer needs to be split into the 4 ...
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PostGIS - Get geofence polygon points within 100 metres of an existing geofence

Let's say I have a geofence polygon with the following coordinates POLYGON((-36.861986 174.726745,-36.859241 174.730442,-36.859821 174.730976,-36.862321 174.728156,-36.861986 174.726745)) I'd like ...
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A easy way to create buffer in QGIS?

In the old version of QGIS creating buffer was relatively complicated task. Basically you had to save your layer as a new one with metric cylinder CRS in order to calculate distance correctly. If ...
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Extending (buffering) set of polygons into empty space only using Shapely?

I have a set of polygons of which I would like to extend the boundaries a bit into empty space, using Shapely. They are not allowed to overlap each other at all. For example creating buffers and then ...
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Setting Buffer from GeoprocessingTools with a feature

I'm trying to set up a Buffer from Geoprocessing Tools and i would like to put a Field from the layer as Distance Souce. Here is my code : import processing layer = QgsVectorLayer(path_to_routes, ...
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How does buffering objects in a raster data set differ from buffering in a vector data set? [closed]

How does buffering objects in a raster data set differ from buffering in a vector data set? What are the steps on making a raster buffer?
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Quartiling a vector buffer in QGIS 3.6

I am evaluating Hurricane data that has a radius which 64kt wind speeds were observed for a specific event. The properties of a Hurricane dictate that the wind speeds change in each part of said ...
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How to use GRASS v.buffer function in QGIS?

Trying to use the v.buffer function to create a 500-foot buffer (map units are in metres, which is why I put 152.4 meters as the buffer distance) around the boundary of a property parcel (not the ...
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Creating square buffers with v.buffer in GRASS GIS

I do not seem able to create a square buffer around a point feature with v.buffer in GRASS GIS v.7.4.4. The documentation states that "Using -s with a point vector map as input data, square buffers ...
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Exporting feature class to geometry objects and preserving attributes - ArcGIS, ArcPy

I'm using ArcPy and would like to copy features in a feature class to geometry objects and then perform a buffer on the geometry objects and copy them back to a feature class. I am doing this in ...
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Analysing landuse data in a buffer layer

In my project I want to analyse the landuse around some points within a certain radius. So I created a buffer around my points but I have no idea how QGIS could probably tell me what different ...
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Drawing “proportional” buffer using QGIS or GRASS?

I'm working on aquatic vegetation and have a shapefile representing floating vegetation in a lake. By some studies, we know that submerged vegetation extends for a certain extension based on floating ...
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How to get points around one point buffer area in a table [closed]

I have many points in a table. I want to show points near one point. Buffer area can be 10 or 100 in SQL Server using SQL query.
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st_buffer() not preserving the shape of the original polygons [closed]

I am currently trying to create buffers of 5km around polygons of the region of interest. However, every time I increase the radius from 500 metres to 5000 metres, the shape of the buffer is not ...