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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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Showing directional line symbol in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is this possible in ArcGIS to have variable number of arrows on the line to show direction? This is an ArcGIS example, where I can have fixed (1,2,3,4,5...) number of arrows and it stays the same ...
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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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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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How do I find least cost path over a DEM based on slope magnitude and direction?

What sort of algorithms can I use to find a least cost path through a DEM where it costs more to traverse a cell going downhill or uphill than it does to follow the contour of the land? All the ...
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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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Displaying arrows on pipes from upstream to downstream using QGIS?

I am trying to display arrows on pipes of a sewer network so their direction is from upstream to downstream edges of the pipes. I have managed to display those arrows on a polyline layer (which is ...
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How to convert Direction Of Travel OSM vectors from a “system” to another?

I have a painful doubt according Direction of Travel (DOT) vectors in OSM data. I'm using ArcGIS10, and a OSM data shapefile. I have a OSM road layer, that has many "Both ways" vectors and many "One ...
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How to compute and fill One-way field in a street shapefile according spacial position

I think it is something complicate, but I hope someone could bring up any idea about. I'm using ArcGIS10, and I have a "One-way roads" shapefile with a One-way field with Y/N. But I need to create a ...
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Determining the direction of polygons?

Is there a way in QGIS to figure out the direction of a polygon, if there are no values given? What I need to know is if a polygon is directed to the south. I want to know the direction of a house ...
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How can I calculate the bearing between two points in PostGIS?

How can I find the bearing between two points in PostGIS? Please specify in your answer whether or not the method producing a bearing on the spheroid, or a planar bearing.
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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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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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Calculating field length in certain directions (raster)?

Currently I'm working on winderosion. For my purpose I like to calculate the length of agricultural fields in certain wind direction. I would like to do it for raster. To be more precise, I have ...
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Determining direction of polygons using QGIS?

Is it possible to get the direction of the longest side of a rectangle in QGIS? I know how to get the direction of a line layer. But I need to know the direction of a polygon. One could start at ...
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Understanding percentage drop-raster (flow direction-tool)

I'm creating a Topographic Wetness Index using a python script (http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=16750) As I don't want this just to be a blackbox, I'm trying to understand the different ...
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Euclidean direction

i'm trying to calculate the euclidean direction, in ArcGIS its very easy using the Euclidean Direction tool of Spatial Analyst but in QGIS i don't find how to do it. Any tips for this in free ...
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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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Finding number of left and right turns for each shortest route [closed]

I have a network dataset for a city. I have, lets say, 200 trips that are made in that city. I constructed the shortest route for the every pair of the trips, and also the actual route travelled by ...
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Knowing acceleration, gyro and compass data how to calculate north direction [closed]

I have a small video camera with an attached sensor. I can get from the sensor his acceleration, gyro and compass data. Knowing this data I need to rotate the camera so that it will look strictly ...
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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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How to indicate a change in transport mode for directions in a multimodal dataset

When I solve a route and generate directions for my multimodal dataset, the end product is not very user friendly: The pedestrian started walking along Main Street and then boarded a bus to travel ...
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Using Copy Traversed Features to count turns for a route result in Network Analyst

I have the output of the route layer. And I want to determine the number of right and left turns for each route. For that, I used the COPY TRAVERSED ROUTE FEATURES tool from Network Analyst. However, ...