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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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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Updating a column with line direction in MapInfo

I was wondering if there is a way to update a column in MapInfo with the digitised line direction. I have two TAB files, one is complete lines and the other is sections of the same lines (both have a ...
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Arrow flow lines from a contour map

using QGIS (or even GRASS) is it possible to label a contour lines shape with arrows that indicate the flow direction? Briefly: I have a point shape with elevation values. I make an interpolation map ...
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Driving directions and multi-modal route planning service for a city with OpenStreetMap data

First off I'd like to mention that I've never come close to anything-GIS until a few weeks ago when I thought of this. So please expect some layman's questions. I'm looking to create driving ...
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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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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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Advanced GMaps directions [closed]

I try to create an application for taxis. The application will be GMap based. On the map will be marked the region in which the taxi driver is working in. The region will be a polygon designed by ...
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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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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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Avoid backtracking while creating loop in Google Map API 3

I am trying to build a solution where i would create loop by google map. My first and only business rule is there should not be any repeated route. But with my demo http://www.mindcrew.in/road%...
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how feasible is building my own map server? providing GeoCoding, Directions and Navigation

My need is a heavy use of routing. same as Google's Directions API. I'm looking for a viable alternative to abusing google and paying them too much. how difficult is it to have my own server for that ...
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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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Is there an open source directions webclient for pgRouting like the directions API from Google?

I am looking for an open source webclient with (Google) directions functionality (like draggable lines to create extra waypoints) based on an pgrouting database (with an osm2pgrouting topology). I ...
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Working out parcel direction

I am looking at applying a direction indicator to land parcels and houses (in MasterMap). Effectively, I am looking at applying a direction indicator to the land and the buildings associated to the ...
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Which weather on my road? Looking for a spatial weather forecast web service

My friend Bob goes from A to B leaving tomorrow morning at 6:00. There are many direction services that indicates him short, fast and/or cheap routes. Bob does not like to drive under the rain and ...
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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 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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Create a projection to emphasize a given direction in ArcMap?

Suppose one had a dataset (centered on a given coordinate) of lines that were very close together in terms of longitude but also had important turns/bends far separated by latitude. In order to map ...