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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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Label direction check

I want to visualize direction of river's course by an arrow placed next to the river's name label. I have an idea to place the blue arrow as a text in front of my label or at the end of my label, but ...
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Calculating polygon main direction and creating line out of it

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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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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Adding arrows to a hydro line to show the direction that a river is flowing

I have a large number of rivers and streams on my map which do contain elevation data in the attribute table. I would like the lines on the map representing the rivers to have small reverse arrows ...
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How to find all cells within a neighborhood with slopes towards the center?

I would like to iteratively go through each cell in a raster in arcGIS that meets criteria (already established as per below description) and find the percentage of cells in a several km neighborhood ...
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Check direction of linestring against corresponding polygon

I have a polygon and a linestring that is part of the polygons boundary, but not necessarily digitized in the same direction as shown here: In this case the linestring runs in the opposite direction ...
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Finding the orientation of location

I'm wondering if there's some way to find the orientation of a set of points along a line as a number (degrees from north) in ArcGIS?
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Why there is a different relative to Geodetic Azimuth from Arc Map from the original datums and transformations?

We where conducting a displacement for some BM (Old vs New values), we made calculations on different platforms for the North, East, Elevations. We used the NGS NCAT, Inverse 3D, TBC and manual ...
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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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Using Live GPS in QGIS - Speed and quality is not shown

I am using QGIS 3.10 together with a ArdusimpleRTK2B Board based on U-Blox ZED F9P processor and a Windows 10 based tablet computer. Using a SAPOS correction service and having connected it via gpsd ...
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QGIS Live GPS - turn the map according to the direction I move

Using Live GPS in QGIS I would like the map to be rotated automatically, that the direction I am moving to is always upside like in a car navigation sytem. How can I configurate that?
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Generating polygons that represent intercardinal quadrants (NE, SE, SW, NW) at Road intersections using ArcMap

I have a road polyline feature class in an Oracle 18c/10.7.1 geodatabase. I would like to generate a polygon FC that represents the quadrants of the road intersections. The polygon FC would have a ...
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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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Finding Segment information on a Route between 2 places

Is there a way to find Segment information on a Route between 2 places using Google Maps API? I have 2 places/addresses/latlong. I am looking for the direction between the two. For this direction, I ...
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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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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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Displaying direction arrow on pointstopath in QGIS?

I found Displaying direction of movement with points2paths in QGIS? which should work but it doesn't. It looks as though it's an older version of QGIS (I'm using Madeira). Arrow gives a very strange ...
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Displaying 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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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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Converting Direction Of Travel OSM vectors from “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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...