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

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ArcGIS 10.6.1 Model - dissolving loop - Merge tool

I am having an issue with the buffer tool in ArcGIS 10.6.1. In the model I am running, there are several polygons that are merged with their own buffer to create a single .shp. The procedure to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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GPX file gets incorrect buffer QGIS [duplicate]

When I try to perform a buffer of 10m on my imported gpxfile (geometry listed as points), the buffer covers more like 1000 km. I tried the same with a line vector file, which seems to work properly. I ...
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Buffer in ArcMap with FLAT end lines [closed]

I have a polyline shapefile and I am applying a Buffer tool in ArcMap 10.5 version with line_end_type='FLAT'. The buffer shape obtained has not all the end lines with a FLAT end, some of them are ...
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How do you calculate drive times around a point? [duplicate]

For example, if I have an Airport point and I want to create a 30-minute Drive Times buffer polygon around it, how would I do that? I'm currently using QGIS 3.4.4.
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Trying to make a toolbox from script buffer to erase to make feature layer

I am trying to take a script that I edited from a ModelBuilder export. I am trying to plug it back in to make a tool that will buffer then erase, and then make feature layers. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Calculating building density within buffer (area) using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1. I am trying to calculate the number of buildings within a buffer, followed by building density with a buffer I have set to 7km2. I have parcel data that outline the ...
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Buffer option not available to select in Editor menu of ArcMap?

I need to use the Buffer in the Editor menu of ArcMap, but it is unavailable. What is the problem?
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Creating buffer around points (layer + map in the same PCS)?

Currently creating a map of fire stations in LA and want to create a 50-mile buffer around them. My project right now is in NAD 27 / EPSG:26799 (Projected CS). I also managed to save my shapefile with ...
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QGIS Multi distance buffer units do not align with the main layer

I have a buildings shapefile of Beijing. I know the projection WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_50N WKID: 32650 Authority: EPSG So I would like to create multi distance buffer from a central point but when I do so, ...
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Setting NOT within 200m of lakeshore using QGIS?

I tried to follow the training manual but I met some problem. When I deal with NOT within 200m of the lakeshore, I don't know how to create the right shapefile. For example, how can I change 0 to 0....
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How to build buffers for each polygon, which requires the buffer area approximately equal the polygon area in Google Earth Engine? [closed]

I want to build buffers for each irregular polygon in featurecollections in Google Earth Engine. The buffer area is required to approximately equal the polygon area. I am very new to GEE.
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Avoiding/cleaning buffer artifacts in R

I'm trying to create a buffer around a multi-linestring object with st_buffer. Here's my initial attempt: library(rnaturalearth) library(dplyr) library(sf) library(rmapshaper) proj_sahel <- "+...
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Iterating features and buffering using GeoPandas?

I have a shapefile with many large polygons and would like to process each polygon individually because spatial operations on the entire dataset are too big for memory. For instance, iterate shapefile,...
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Fixed distance buffer is oval in QGIS?

I want to create circles of diameter 20m in QGIS. I create a point and then use vector - geoprocessing tools - fixed distance buffer. My problem is that the size is crazy and worse, the shape is not a ...