Questions tagged [convex-hull]

Smallest bounding area for an object or group of objects with no concave angles.

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Convex Hull issue in QGIS 1.8

When creating convex hulls based on input field in qgis 1.8, there seems to be always one less convex hull created for the unique values in the input field. For example; I have a point vector file, ...
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get the outline of a polygon

I have geojson data that draws shapes similar to the following: I wanted to know if there are any operations that can give me the geojson which represents the outline of these shapes represented by ...
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Extracting points bordering shape extent

I'm using ArcGIS 9.31. I have a set of points as elevation and in order to get a soft clip area for the TIN, I would like to extract only all the points bordering the extent of this shape, or to get ...
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Inflating the boundaries created with convex hull

I have a set of lan and lat points and have plotterd a convex hull for them using QGIS. A polygon is created along the set of points and plotting them on the MAP. Now I am trying to inflate the size ...
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Creating perimeter around multiple polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

This may have a simple answer that I'm just missing. I have multiple polygons in one shapefile I would like to make a larger Polygon around all of them. Is there a tool that is able to do this? ...
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Make convex hulls opaque or transparent

I have a series of convex hulls that I want to overlay but I want to be able to see all of them at the same time. How do I do this so? I'm guessing making them slightly transparent will do the trick
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PostGIS ST_ConvexHull for cube corners not as expected

I'm new to PostGIS and am wondering whether ST_ConvexHull will be of use in a particular work problem. Trying out some simple cases to make sure I understand what it's doing, I didn't expect this: =&...
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Postgis create polygon extent/convex hull from spatial table

Please help, I have a polygon layer representing building footprints. I want to create new view in postgis that will contain rectangle representing bounding box and also another view that will have ...
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R - Occasional error when using alphahull package areaahull() function

I've recently started using the fantastic alphahull R package, which works beautifully most of the time but occasionally I am getting the following error when running the areaahull() function: Error ...
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How to build a minimum convex hull crossing the 180 degrees line?

I've been building convex hulls for species that inhabit the Indo-Pacific (~ from 20 to -65 degrees of longitude). The problem I've encountered is that for the species that can be found on both sides ...
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Quick way to make a convex hull

I am using Python and ArcGIS 10.1. Is there a function or very quick way to extract points out of point feature class into an array without looping through a search cursor (as I have millions of ...
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Is it possible to get the points used for the convex hull in osm2po?

I have a non-convex hull algorithm that I want to use for an app. With OSM2PO, it's possible to get a convexHull, but is there a way to get the points before the hull is constructed? More, it would ...
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How can I use Convex Hull to select an area with a space from the points?

This refer to this post : Read Here My goal is to select an area covering some points, but maintaining some space from points of border, like in the follow picture : I think ST_Convexhull will do ...
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Convex Hull in SAGA Gis

How does one go about creating a convex hull from a set of points in SAGA GIS? I read that this is possible in QGIS, but I prefer SAGA and would like to see if it is possible. Furthermore, if it is ...
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create convex hull polygons / cluster for sets of N points in a point dataset

I have 50k points in a feature class which I need to build convex hull or polygon for each set of 50 points that are nearby each other. I guess the question is very similar to create census areas for ...
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Best way to get Convex Hull/Boundary of millions of points

I've been trying to do some point analysis on some xyz data, I'm at the point where I've decided it is best to produce a boundary of my xyz files and put this with the metadata for each survey. Now ...
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Invalid Geometry Error after ST_ConvexHull

I've a Postgis table of around 80,000 points and want to be able to populate a second table summarizing the data with convex hulls based on points with a common attribute. For example, the data ...
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Algorithm to find polygons enclosing points

I'm trying to find an algorithm that can determine the smallest possible polygons to cover a number of points. I know how to get the convex hull around all the points, but say that the points are ...