Questions tagged [direction]

The distance-independent relationship between two points in space that specifies the angular position of either with respect to the other

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Calculating distance between two feature layers in specific direction using ArcMap?

I'm working on a project in which I'd like to calculate the distance from specific locations within a city (points) to the nearest body of water (polygons) following the path of the wind (direction). ...
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Python error on QGIS

We are doing the slope analysis for one of our clients and can find the following error every time we do the analysis. We have not faced this situation in the past. The QGIS version which are using is ...
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Listing grid cell numbers for outlet according to flow direction using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to list grid cell numbers whose flows contribute to the red cell I draw in the figure according to the known flow directions. Directions and colors are shown in the figure. What tool can ...
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Getting angle of point generated from DEM in Raster using Field Calculator in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to calculate the angle of some specific points generated from flow direction in ArcMap 10.2. I converted the DEM to flow direction and then to points. I am trying to convert the grid_code ...
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How can I calculate the direction of a Google Maps polygon?

To create a hole in a polygon, you need to know if the inner polygon is in the opposite direction as the outer polygon (See here). How can I calculate this? Here are some examples: var ...
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Change MultiLineString direction in QGIS/PyQGIS

I am looking for a method in PyQGIS (QGIS3.x) of reversing the direction of a MultiLineString feature. If there is more than one part, the order of the parts should be reversed. I have found a ...
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Compare two points and conclude direction

Is there a simple method in geotools or JTS to conclude the direction between two geospatial points? I would like to conclude if point A is (north, south, east, west, NW, NE, SW, SE) when compared ...
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Relative position of nodes

I am studying bird movements and have tracked their locations, ie from flower 1 to flower 2 to flower 3 etc. Each point is mapped out. I am trying to work out the relative direction for each movement ...
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Drawing line with lon, lat, distance and azimuth?

I have table in PostGIS with lon, lat, distance and azimuth columns. I want to make Geoserver draw a line through first point with given length and direction. I can turn lon and lat to geometry in ...
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Labeling (one-way) streets in QGIS?

I followed instructions in this answer to Creating Directional Flow Arrows for sewer lines? to add directional arrows to the one-way streets on a map I'm creating. I've currently created a marker ...
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Measuring distance to coast in specific direction using PyQGIS? [closed]

I have a point layer and want to know the distance to the coastline (line or polygon layer) from each point in a series of directions (0, 10, 20, 30 degrees, etc). I have found this python script (...
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Calculate polygon main dircetion and create line from it - POSTGIS

I would like to find out the orientation of a polygon and create a line of that direction. See image below.
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Acquire direction between points along route

How can I generate a directionality attribute between two points along a route/line? Currently I am using Network Analyst to determine closest facilities, but I need a direction (upstream/downstream) ...
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How to create a symbol with directional arrows in QGIS 3?

This is the same as this question for ArcGIS: Creating Directional Flow Arrows for sewer lines? but for QGIS. I tried to follow the same approach as in ArcGIS, but I keep missing the mark. I think I ...
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What determines “west” in Antarctica?

Hopefully this isn't so far afield as to get banned - apologies in advance to those who think it doesn't belong. This article discusses a region of Antarctica which is described as "West Antarctica". ...
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Slope, in which direction?

I have a dilemma? I work with a slope terrain. Slope field is done by a percentage of 10%. My question is, in which direction is oriented this pixel, or any pixels? It is important to know to what ...
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Does OSM data contain direction of travel?

I was looking for Direction of Travel (DOT) information inside OpenStreetMap shapefiles, but only I've just found "ONEWAY = 1 or 0", but nothing about its direction. If I work on an OSM editor, I can ...
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Changing (flipping) line direction in QGIS?

I have river network in QGIS. I draw opposite direction one of the rivers. Now I want to change direction of that river. How can I do that in QGIS 3? (As I know it is flip in ArcGIS)
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google maps V3 : in javascript api, render route obtained with web api

I have to obtain route directions with the Google maps v3 WEB (http request) api (computations are made server-side, based on this data, without client interaction, so no JS available). Then, the ...
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How often do directions services update their OSM data?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask but I figured I would give it a shot. I'm working on an interactive map for a campus, I performed some edits to openstreetmaps and I can see the changes on ...
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Direction of two lines (turn right or left)

There are two connected lines (EPSG:4326 line1, line2). When the direction of the two lines is from line1 to line2, I want to do a calculation to determine whether the direction is left or right.
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Using ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3,X Directions widget?

Can I select only one country in the Directions widget in ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3,X? For example: I want to select only UK. If the user writes Spain he will find nothing.
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Is there a service or library that takes a route (with unlimited points) as input and returns text turn-by-turn instructions?

I am making an application that generates routes based on atypical heuristics so I would like a service much like Mapbox Directions API but I could: Disable the internal routing. (i.e. if I give a ...
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Dissolving lines with same directions using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a feature class containing road polylines which has to be dissolved by some fields. But recently noticed that if some road has same atrtributes but different directions, Dissolve tool doesn't ...
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Generating KML with arrow styling?

I have a Network GIS which I have made in QGIS and has direction arrow, but as soon as I export it to KML file I can just see the polylines without the direction. Is there a way to get the ...
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Calculating nearest distance to landscape element taking direction into account (i.e. slope, prevailing winds) using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

I am trying to build a layer of distance to relevant landscape elements in a watershed. To be relevant, a landscape element must be downstream with respect to the runoff direction.  Clearly, I want ...
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Finding compass direction between two distant GPS points?

I have a Latitude & Longitude for two locations (me in the West, him across the country), and a web-calculated GPS point for each. I'm trying to figure out which direction -- per my compass -- to ...
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Determining Flow Direction in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a problem with the Flow Direction tool ArcGIS 10.2.2. After running the tool on a digital elevation model in .tif format 16 bit unsigned integer. However the result is an image of 8 bit ...
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I am trying to have markers in a KML to follow the direction of the view in Google Earth

I am trying to represent the flow direction of streams in a KML file to be used in Google Earth. As complex line symbols are not supported by the KML format, I have opted for a solution combining ...
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QGIS placing points perpendicular on the travelling direction

Using QGIS 2.16.1 I have a line and a point shapefile. The line was made by using "points to route". The points have timestamps, in this case showing the direction of travel. I want to create a new ...
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Computing mean direction of river network in R

I have a shapefile of a section of river network (polyline) which I have read into R using the sp package to have a SpatialLinesDataFrame. I also have access to a terrain raster for the region in ...
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Get minimum distance direction from point to line

Is there a method using QGis to calculate the direction (degree) of the minimum distance from a point to a line. I already have: - Point shapefile with hundreds of points; - Linear Shapefile with ...
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Flow direction without DEM / raster

I am trying to figure out flow direction for a stream network and I do not have a high resolution DEM data for the same. I only have information about the stream orders and the network itself. Is ...
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R Leaflet plot ship direction

I want to plot ships and its direction on the map using R Leaflet. I tried to represent a ship as a circle and its direction with a line from the center as in the following picture. The problem is ...
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Given a line find whether another line is along side, N,E,S,W or not

I have a shapefile representing roads (Black) and I need to know whether another line object (Red) is to the side of it. Including the orientation between them, to define whether the Red line lies to ...
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Getting best path between two points? [closed]

Last night we were moving from point 'A' to point 'B'. We are quite familiar with the road way and the directions, but not so sure. So just for the confirmation we tried to use the Google maps and the ...
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Directions based on polygon centroid and average/median point of adjacent polygon's touching border

I have a layer containing multiple polygons, and I am trying to find a way to identify the directions of the adjacent polygons of a certain polygon. The directions would be based on the main polygon ...
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Walking route that covers the largest area in shortest distance

I regularly need to walk across field searching for bird nests. The field are often squares or polygons and the bird nests could be anywhere on the ground in the field. To stand the best chance of ...
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Construct points - orientation problem

I am having problems with the Editor function "construct points" in ArcGIS. If I select the line where I want to construct the points, the direction of the points is not correct. The orientation ...
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Which projected coordinate system for whole China?

I want to project data of China. I'm not concerned with trying to preserve areal or directional relationships but preserving distances would be nice. Does such a coordinate system exist?
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How to show line symbol (arrow) independently of line length in ArcGIS?

I am manually creating a polyline layer in ESRI geodatabase. Lines are of 2 vertices (start-end), variable length but all very short. I am using directional symbol with arrow at the end (or middle). ...
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How to get the Flow or directional raster map using GRASS?

Aside from using r.fill.dir in GRASS, is this the script to produce the Flow or directional raster map? Is the output for the script the following graphic? http://grass.fbk.eu/grass63/screenshots/...
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Getting directions north/south/east/west with Google Maps API? [closed]

for example I have 5 markers and I want to get the direction (E,W,NE etc) for each one of them according to the main one(red in the center). Here is a pic. Is there a way to do this with google.maps....
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What is the difference between “due North”, “N0degreesW” and “N0degreesE”?

Is there a difference between "N0°W" and "N0°E"? These terms have been used in connection with Strike Lines. The final bearing computed was exactly 0. Will the direction East and West ...
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postgis How can I obtain directional buffer?

I have a geometry (polygon) which I want to extend with a buffer while testing on it in a where clause. The problem is that I would like the buffer to be only applied according to one or more ...
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Identifying side of point from closest polyline in ArcMap?

I have a set of polylines (a network of streams and rivers) with information on the left and right side of the streams on riparian structure. I also have locations (points) of either side of the lines....
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JSTS Buffered Polyline in route Service (google maps V3)

I do not know if someone has already lived the same thing as me, I work with JSTS API to create a polygon that surrounds the route of the google services but the problem is that when there are ...
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Creating direction raster in QGIS?

I need to create a raster with values showing directions relative to a single point. Each cell will have the azimuth to the origin point. Basic trigonometry could calculate this using the differences ...
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Getting the compass point given longitude, latitude and direction in degrees

I have this data gathered using a GPS device No. Time Longitude Latitude Speed(Km/h) Compass point Direction (deg) 1 10/20/15 1:34 40.11724 -3.21032 11 Northwest ...
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Comparing identical polylines direction in ArcMap

I have a file with polylines digitized in several directions (clockwise and counter-clockwise) and I need them to be all digitized in only one direction. This I have solved with creating coverages and ...