# 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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### How can I compute global triangulation from longitude/latitude coordinates?

I want to calculate an approximate location based on these inputs: 3 locations identified by latitude and longitude anywhere on a planet 3 angles, indicating the approximate direction from each of ...
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### distance between two points on different direction [closed]

I want to measure the distance between two points on the horizon and vertical axis. Is any function on GIS can achieve this?
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Representing directional data from an attribute field

I have a table in ArcMap 10.2 containing strike measurements, in degrees, for ~100 sample sites. Each measurement has a UTM tied to it, and the map has already been populated with points, but I would ...
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### Color gradients to show direction in polylines

I am referring to this very useful hack to change the color gradient of buffered polygons in order to show direction (with a gradient from red to green, for example) hack The only problem is that ...
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### Why this pyqgis code cause crash dump in QGIS?

In ArcGIS there is gp.EucDirection to calculate Euclidean allocation, distance, and direction around a point, Is there equivalent function in pyqgis or gdal? I wrote a script with help of gene and ...
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### Change direction of polylines from DEM data

I am trying to define the direction of my polylines (which represent gutters in a drainage system). Does anyone know if it is possible to define the direction based on elevation data extracted from a ...
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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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### How to show directions on the map?

I am using Mapbox, Leaflet. Via Mapbox Walking directions I create directions and save origin and destination markers coordinates; Then I want to show this created direction. So I do following: <...
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### Query Features in Certain Direction

I have a polyline that I would like to query features that are on it's left, right, top, bottom. I am not looking for the features surrounding it but for features that are on a certain location from ...
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### Vector file with photo direction arrow

I need to make a shp file with photo points incuding link to each points photo and at the same time should each point have an arrow pointing in the direction the photo is taken. As the photo ...
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### Problem with flow lines in ArcMap

As a part of my PhD I have to map the rivers of Northern Peloponnese, Greece. I have downloaded two DEMs from Nasa Reverb, which I connected with "mosaic to new raster". I have started the usual ...
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### Make a line from a set of GPS points close to a specific GPS point with PostGIS

I have to develop a map-matching algorithm. At the moment I only match GPS points with the closest road segment. I'm looking for a way to compare the directions between a GPS point and a road to ...
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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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### How to determine ring orientation from lat/long coordinate points?

We have some set of point coordinates in lat/long which contribute to a polygon. From this set how do we determine the polygon is clockwise or anticlockwise?
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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, ...
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### How to show street direction on map?

I am using sharpmap to render my OPEN STREET MAPS (osm) maps. i need to show the direction of one way streets on my map. How can i do that?! After googling i found SharpMap.Rendering.Symbolizer and ...
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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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### Route planning needs double click

I am new to Stack Exchange so I hope I can prepare my question in an adequate way. I try to make a small route planning application. A start address should be entered and the destinations are fixed. ...
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### How can I create individual directional point symbols in MapInfo?

I have a point tab file where one of the attributes is a 0-360 direction. I want to create an arrow symbol for each point with the arrow pointing in the direction listed for that point in the table. ...
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### Collecting direction of taken photo in ArcGIS for Collector?

Just wanted to know if it is possible to collect the direction of taken photo in Collector ? Obviously, I would like to know which direction i'm facing (North, east south, west) when taking the photo. ...
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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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### ArcGIS lines to polygons without holes

I have a dataset with contours. Depression contours are separate of the normal contours and need to be digitized counter-clockwise. Still, there are usually some faulty ones with wrong direction and ...
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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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### Keep direction information after intersect operation with fishnet

I will try my best to describe my question here: All the operations are done with ArcMap 10.1. I have a shapefile, which represent the stream segment network of a watershed produced from ArcHydro tool....
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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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### Direction of movement with points2paths in QGIS

I have a data set containing ship movements. I used the Points2paths plugin in QGIS to connect the points with the ship's names as factor and the time the signal was picked up as sorting value. Now I ...
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### Flip multiple vectors

I have thousands of vectors (out of several million) which I need to flip, for directionally purposes (Network Analyst). The vectors in question are annotated that their directionality has been ...
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### ArcMap - Display direction of points

I imported a few geotagged images and created a points shape showing their locations (or more accurately, the location of the camera) with the "Geotagged Photos to Points" tools. The attribute table ...
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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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### How to detect other objects are on which side of an object based on lat long

I am working on a system that detects the lat/long of vehicles. I want to track other vehicle's position: left, top-left, right, top-right, bottom-right, bottom-left etc based on lat/long. I have ...
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### How to display bidirectional flows?

I'm working on a map showing oil shipping. Basically, I have a a series of nodes/line segments that make up the shipping network. I've joined the sums of oil that traveled along each node, so can ...
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### Determining direction of longest segment of polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a shapefile with 9000 agriculture fields and what I like to do is to determine for each field (=each polygon) the direction of the longest segment. For instance, the selected polygon in the ...
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### Using grayed out distance/direction tool in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a set of five points (all with specific latitudes and longitudes) and I want to create a set of points which will be about 80 kms from the first set. I understand that I can use the distance-...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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 tracks to vectors in a grid

This is a version of a question that I posted on the GRASS list, but I didn't get any suggestions there. I would like to overlay a grid (cell size about 500 m x 500m) over an animal track created from ...
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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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### How to deal with Roundabouts in PgRouting

Can anybody guide me to to deal with roundabouts in pgrouting?? I have some roundabouts in my road network and when i try to make route from one point to another, it gives me wrong direction where it ...
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### How to deal with direction in pgr_ksp (K shortest path)?

I am working on an Android app for navigation with PostGIS and pgrouting. I have implemented pgr_dijkstra and it's working fine. I am not considering direction in routing at this point and just want ...
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### Distance-direction computation of lines with exactly/more than two nodes?

A distance and direction tutorial provided as an Answer at How to add Direction and Distance to attribute table? uses: xat (0 ), xat (-1 ) and yat (0 ), yat (-1) for start and end points of lines; ...
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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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### Showing polyline direction in ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap)?

How can I show the direction of a polyline as it was digitised? I need this to check if my network analysis is obeying one way streets. I know of a tool in Xtools that can do this but my trial ...