# Questions tagged [length]

The longest extent of anything as measured from end to end

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### Calculate length and width of polygons using Arcade in Expression Builder in the attribute table in ArcGIS Pro

I am using attribute rules to automatically update cells in an attribute table. I need to auto-calculate the length and width of polygons as the user creates them. Is there a way to do this using math/...
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### Drawing circle of a fixed radius in meter, rounding error?

I would like to provide an option to draw a circle of a fixed radius in meters. My problem is that if I enter 5 meters, I'm getting 4.99 meters if pass the LineString to sphere.getLength. My code so ...
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### Calculating sum of line length for hundred vector layers

I usually calculate total line length by adding a \$length field and going to summary statistics. How would I do this if I have many layers? Is there a faster way? I batch added the \$length to all of ...
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### Finding the longest horizontal line inside polygon in QGIS

I have a state polygon like the pic shown below, is there a way to find the line which is the maximum horizontal line? Like this, but I want the maximum distance line.
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### Converting Lat Lon points to line, then calculating distance travelled in QGIS

I understand this question, or variations thereof, gets asked regularly but no matter what I try I can't seem to convert points from GPS tracks to lines, then calculate the distances travelled. This ...
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### Length of shared borders between polygons using Virtual Layers

I have a map with many counties, and I estimated the length of the common borders using one of the answers from this question posted a year ago. The properties of my layer look like this: I did the ...
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### Query for calculating length of lines inside polygon gives empty output [closed]

I am writing an SQL query to calculate the length of lines inside a polygon. SELECT r.*, st_length(st_intersection(r.geometry,b.geometry)) AS Length_Inside FROM Gen_Line as r, Buffered as b WHERE ...
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### How to count the number of 100m length chunks in a table with line geometry?

And by chunks I do not mean segments so I can't use st_segmentize for this In other words I have a linetable which has many lines of varying length. Example: id | st_length(geom) | intended count for ...
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### Autochange length of line not working in QGIS 3

I have the line with calculated length both in meters and in feet. The problem is, that when I delete some unnecessary nodes it doesn't change at all. I tried to find some hint here: Finding line ...
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### Calculating the length of two shapefiles in QGIS

I created the yellow area as a shapefile by hand. Then I calculated the perimeter. I also created another shapefile (blue) manually and calculated the length, see image 1. The next step was to ...
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### Calculating the greatest length of a polygon using QGIS [duplicate]

I'm new to QGIS and I need to know the easiest way to calculate the greatest length of a polygon. I already know the "rule" tool but I want to do it automatically because I have a huge ...
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### Calculating the longest path length in drainage network using Python

I have a drainage network and I want to obtain the longest path length between two coordinates of the shapefile; is there is a way to automate this process in Python? For example, in the image, I want ...
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### Selecting, sorting, and grouping spatial data (lines) by length and proximity

I'm working on a project where I have a bunch of lines inside of polygonal land parcels. Here's a rough sketch of what I'm talking about: I need to further subdivide these parcels into sections that ...
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### Calculating distance between points from CSV file in QGIS

I have a CSV-file with latitudes and longitudes and I should calculate the distance between the points in ascending order (distance from 1 to 2, from 2 to 3, etc.) I tried with the distance matrix but ...
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### Automatically updating geometry attributes in QGIS without using Virtual Fields

I have a line layer and I computed the attribute "length" with the field calculator. After that, I changed the geometry of some lines with the editing toolbar. That means the values of "...
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### Creating points along line based on line lengths

I have a road network network (polyline shape layer) with multiple line lsegments. Each line segment has different line length as shown in image 1. I am trying to generate points along lines based on ...
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### Measuring distance between two points on curve line in QGIS

I am using QGIS 3.10 version. Image those two blue lines are points. How to measure the white line between those points?
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### Does SDE.ST_LENGTH() calculate the true length of arcs?

Oracle 18c/10.7.1 EGDB I have a polyline FC that has features with arcs. Does the Oracle SDE.ST_LENGTH() function calculate the true length of arcs? Or does it only calculate the straight-line length ...
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### Calculating length along multiple line segments in GeoPandas [closed]

I would like to calculate the distance between two points. They are connected with multiple line segments. Each LineString only consisting out of two points. How do I connect these LineString segments ...
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### An application for measuring river length?

I'm aware of the coastline paradox and its application to rivers in that the measured length of a river depends on the resolution of the measurement. Is there an application that calculates the centre ...
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### What is the maximum number of characters for a label in QGIS 3?

I am trying to determine the maximum number of characters for a label in QGIS 3. I am at over 1,000 characters and it does not display. Is there another way to display text on a map with a large ...
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### Calculating length of line shapefile using PyQGIS

I have two lines that overlap, so I clip the overlap, and I should get its length in kilometers. The clip part is ok but I can't find any resources on how to get the length. It can be printed in the ...
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### Measuring length in Southeast Korea projection

I have a GIS dataset currently projected in Web Mercator. Is there an option for a more accurate segmentation length projection when I need accurate lengths in Southeast Korea?
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### AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'length' when running function for compactness

I want to calculate compactness indices for geometries I have in a geodataframe. I'm using the following function as was mentioned here (Measuring compactness in Python) by Kadir in order to ...
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### Increasing length lines of shape

I am using ArcGIS Desktop Advanced 10.8. I have a polyline shape and I need to increase the length of all the lines 1000 meters. The lines have 2 vertex only. I need to increase the length from the ...
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### Creating field with cumulative values of line length in QGIS

I've been through some of the examples and solutions posted here for calculating chainage of a line or cumulative values. However, I am still unable to achieve the desired outcome. What I am trying to ...
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### Calculating length of polyline defined by list of coordinates using Python

I have a list of coordinates, knowing that I am working using EPSG:4326 and using Python I would like to calculate the length in kilometres of the polyline defined by these coordinates. Coords = [(0.0,...
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### Find sublines, given initial and final offsets, via the command line

I have a CSV file that looks essentially like this: id,id_wkt,start,end,wkt 11,11,0,43,"LINESTRING(3.3623676 51.3132714,3.3626663 51.3130068,3.363068 51.3126811,3.3636323 51.3122504,3.3640754 51....
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### GeoPandas: Get the maximum length inside a polygon

I'm having a a GeoDataFrame of polygons. I want to find the maximum length of a straight line that can fit inside each polygon. You could call this the characteristic length of the polygon. The length ...
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### Finding distance of line segment considering elevation in QGIS?

Normal distance can be easily computed in QGIS. But how can I do it for a line feature in 3d space, simply saying how to to find the line's distance noting its elevation. For example, if a polyline ...
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### How to label line features dynamically with its length? [closed]

I need to label a line feature with its length dynamically so the displayed length will be updated as I edit the line geometry. Is this possible in either QGIS or ArcGIS?
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### Calculating length of common boundary lines of two polygon in QGIS

I have a map consisting various district. How can I estimate the length of the common boundary shared by any two corresponding districts/polygons in QGIS? For example if a polygon "A" shares ...
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### Get LineString length in meters

I have a series of LineString that I want to have the length in meters. I use the shapely.geometry module, and importing LineString. I've seen this post, explaining how to do it, but it seems using ...
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### Calculate length of paths with defined vertexes

I'd like to calculate length of some paths with defined vertexes and each route is characterized by some records. For example, I need the length of all combinations of lines (AB, BC, CD, AD, AC, BD). ...
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### Joining fields with long field attribute names

I am working with the "Joins" option in QGIS 3.10, which joins the fields from two attribute tables based on a common shared attribute column. However, this does not work for attribute values with a ...
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### Length of longest street using Spatial SQL

I have a table with the geometry of streets and I`d like to find out, which is the longest and which length (in kilometers) it is. How can I summarize the individual street segments?
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### Getting bike lane length with QGIS?

I am trying to get bike lane lengths from the following data set. To do so I have tried using the add geometry attribute from the processing toolbox. I have tried both calculate using Layer CRS and ...
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### Computing total road length in fixed radius circle around a point

I have a dataset of a number of points which are plotted on QGIS using their latitude and longitude. Now, I have to find out the total length of roads surrounding each point within a circle of radius, ...
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is there a simple way (without writing script or python skills) to auto calculate and auto populate length attribute in QGIS? When I add a new line feature in my layer, I'd like the attribute length ...
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### Calculating polygon's length along a line? [closed]

I need to calculate the length of polygons along / projected on a line. An image to show the idea: I have thousands of polygons to be "projected" on lines to verify how many meters of the line they ...
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### Finding accurate distance of a drawing in QGIS

Attached shows a rough drawn image of a pipeline track. I need to measure the pipeline track from one end to the other, e.g from the red and blue square to the other red and blue square, e.g from the ...
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### Calculating the length of a single edge in QGIS

I need the correct length of a edge between to points(yellow line in the picture below) in the unit [m] for validation of an equation. I just found the possbility to add geometry (length) to the ...
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### Lines length plugin - QgsVectorLayer error

Several similar questions have already been made, but none of the is helping me. I have a layer of polygons and I want to known the length of each line of each polygon. And based on the length I ...
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### Different length measures in QGIS vs. ArcMap

I noticed that QGIS and ArcMap return slightly different length measures when calculating geometries (length) on one and the same shapefile (see image). In QGIS I used the \$length command, in ArcMap ...
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### Which coordinate system/ projection would you use to measure lines globally distributed?

Which geographic coordinate system /projection would you recommend to measure the length of hundreds of lines which are globally distributed (southern and northern hemisphere)? The lines have a length ...
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### Measuring width of polygons, which is wider than long

Within my project I am trying to quantify and compare different submarine landslides with ArcGIS. Therefore, I created a polygon shapefile and mapped the spatial extent of each landslide. Now I want ...
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### Calculate length of selected features in PyQGIS

I create a selection with getFeatures(QgsFeatureRequest()) and I want to calculate the length of the result which is a QgsFeatureIterator : select = QgsExpression(" myexpression ") selectedfeats = ...
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### Determining percentage of overlapping lines using QGIS?

i have a lines layer that represents the bikeways of my city, and also have another overlapping layer that represents the bikeways that need repairs. How can i get an analysis of the percentage or ...