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# Questions tagged [length]

The longest extent of anything as measured from end to end

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### What units are shape_length in?

When generating polylines from a series of points, I used "Points to Line" tool. From this, Arc generates a polyline feature class, which includes the attribute shape_length. What units are these ...
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### Distance Between Two Points vs Length of Linestring

So I have two points that I want to calculate the distance between. If I use: SELECT ST_Distance_Spheroid(point_a, point_b, 'SPHEROID["GRS 1980",6378137,298.257222101]') / 1000 FROM ( ...
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### FME - calculating distance to points along a line

I am new to FME, and trying to get my head around what should be pretty straightforward issues, but I find myself going around in circles Basically I want to determine the distance (chainage) to a ...
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### Tag for calculating way length in osm2pgsql?

There is a special tag 'way_area' in osm2pgsql creating a database column that stores the area of polygon features. So is there something like this for calculation of length of line objects?
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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 calculate highway lengths using QGIS? [closed]

I need to create a network of highways in 8 states of the USA. Eventually, I need their length, the speed and if possible average daily traffic volume, I don't know how to extract this information. ...
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### How to split/divide linestrings of larger lengths in postgis

I want to split/divide linestrings in my data. I have roads data and I want to have every road segment having length not more than 250 meter. Check the shape length of this particular line feature. I ...
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### Postgis add Geography to function()?

i was wondering im getting different results when using geography() on different positions within a query. So, whats the most accurate way of forcing geography() over a functions with geometry ...
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### Field Calculator returning incorrect length and area values when QGIS project is reopened

Similar to Field Calculator returning incorrect length and area values, but as always slightly different. I have QGIS 2.0 and when I create a polyline shapefile, the field calculator returns the ...
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### How to examine length of vector lines in qgis/grass?

I have vector layer of lines. How can I examine length of lines?
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### What is unit of shapely length attribute?

I'm doing a very simple calculation of the length of a polyline using shapely: from shapely.geometry import LineString ... xy_list = [map(float,e) for e in xy_intm] line = LineString(xy_list) s = '%...
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### Using Calculate Field (Data Management) tool to calculate 3D Length in ArcGIS 10.1

I'm relatively new to the world of model builder and scripting, so it's likely there is a very simple solution to the question I've been trying to figure out. I'm trying to create a tool that takes ...
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### Measuring polyline lengths running through a raster - is this possible?

I have a reclassified raster layer with 4 values and a vector layer of polylines. I would like to discover the length of the lines running through each raster value, or the percentage of the lines ...
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### Understanding terms in Length of Degree formula?

Online calculators such as http://www.csgnetwork.com/degreelenllavcalc.html (view page source) use the below formulas to get meters per degree. I understand in general how distance per degree varies ...
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### Problem of linear records with zero shape length and no geometry in attribute table

I am working with a bicycle and pedestrian facility file geodatabase in ArcMap. I noticed a some of the records in the shapefiles/feature classes have a shape length of zero in the shape length ...
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### Line calculation from KML file

I am a beginner in QGIS 2 and Mac OSx Mountain Lion I need to get line length in meters for different gps waypoints. 1 I import kml file to create a new vector shape (this works fine). The projection ...
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### What's the unit of measurements produced by “sum line lengths”?

My goal is to find the total length of roads per county for a particular state. You would think there would be a simple government spreadsheet with this information in it.... I cannot figure out how ...
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### Qgis - need to draw exact lines (mtrs) with fixed angle

I use GIS 1.8. I have the need to be able to draw exact lines and shapes on a bing map. (This is to project a yet to be build greenhous project on a map to show what i would look like). I have ...
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### Why is sum of st_length() of segments 20% too big?

I'm running a query to return the total length of some bike paths, from OpenStreetMap. Compared to the known actual length of these paths, they're all a bit too big - something like 10-30%. I know it ...
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### Problem about converting raster to polyline and calculating total length

I have raster file of line segment. I need to convert it to line and get the distance of that line. How can i do using Python and ArcGIS 10? I have tried with GIS tools Convert Raster to Polyline but ...
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### 3D and 2D lengths of lines in ArcGIS

I have a 2D road segment and convert it into 3D using a raster in ARCGIS 9.3. So, what i see is that the length of 3D road segment is still the same as the 2D road. How can this be? As due to ...
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### How to create a new column to store the length of a linestring in postgis?

I am working with pgRouting, following this nice guide：A Beginner’s Guide to pgRouting I am now in this step：Calculating shortest routes, with these codes below SELECT * FROM shortest_path(' SELECT ...
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### ArcObjects Java Calculate Line Length

I'm relatively new to programming and ArcObjects. I'm trying to simply calculate the length of a line (test.shp) using ArcObjects and Java. I've tried the code below with no luck. This is simple in ...
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### Sum line length with clip intersect? [closed]

SELECT sum(st_length(st_intersection(POLY.geom, LINE.geom))) AS sum_line_length... Is this function OK to calculate the sum of lines length? Wonder if it do the clip line where one line go from one ...
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### Calculating line segment lengths within polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a layer with line segments and a layer of polygons (in this case, buffers around points). I need to create a new field for each polygon that contains the total length of all line segments ...
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### How to create line with exact same length over and over again?

I need to draw 30 meter lines in specific places. Ctrl+l is too annoying to do everytime. Is there a easy way to define specific same length for a line that I need to draw many times?
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### How to emulate a specific vector grid in QGIS?

I would like to analyze data included in a pdf file. The file contains information on characteristics of 16km grid cells for a specific study area. The file also includes a map displaying the grid. I ...
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### Measurement not correct in QGIS 1.8 [closed]

I have a SHP file of sub-areas of U.S. counties (roughly about the size of a Census tract) that I've reprojected into a 'true distance' projection (World Equidistant Cylindrical) in QGIS 1.8. However, ...
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### Line feature, Merge and Dissolve

I have a layer with several polygons and a layer with line above these polygons. Its like a map and a road network on it. I have to find out the length of line in each polygon. I used the intersect ...
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### Getting geometry length in meters?

In PostGIS, the ST_length() function returns the length of a linestring in some units, but not in meters. Is there a function like ST_Length() but in meters?
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### How to Calculate length of polyline geometry for several tables in PostGIS?

PostGIS database contains several geometry (polyline) tables (with names "D1_r", "D2_r", "D3_r"). I calculate length for one "postgis layer" use request: SELECT sum(ST_Length_Spheroid(the_geom,'...
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### How to create a rectangle polygon with set lengths in QGIS?

I have a search area i want to outline. and i need it to be 1km by 2km. is it possible to achieve this in QGIS. I can create a rectangle polygon but only guess the lengths.
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### Calculating sum of geometric length of shapefile in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a shapefile with lots of line routes. I projected it and calculated the length using calculate geometry. How can I get the sum of all these routes in ArcGIS Desktop?
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### Permanently setting polygon/polyline segment length using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to create a several hundred polygons in ArcGIS 10, each of which may have up to several hundred vertices. For consistency sake I would like each line segment in these polygons to be of a ...
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### Length in meters arcobjects [duplicate]

i have a an array of polylines in epsg:3857 projection, and i want to calculate length of each polyline. i am new to arcgis and arcobjects, i couldn't find the functions that i need. Should i use ...
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### Polyline length calculation in ArcGIS 10/VB script

I used to run this length calc on my data in ArcGIS 8 and 9, and now it don't work in ArcGIS10. Can you tell me what I have done wrong? Dim dbllength as double Dim pcurve as icurve Set Pcurve = [...
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### Finding line length while editing in QGIS?

I am using QGIS. I would like to know if there is any way during the editing phase of a vector (line or polygon) to know the length of the line (total and partial) that is being created?
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### How to measure length of line accurately?

In postgis 1.5 for the below given query the answer is 1540651.62674101 meters , SELECT ST_Length(ST_GeomFromText('LINESTRING(77.83042478941326 9.98463896136159,78.03469506809812 23.90398909552571 )'...
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### ArcGIS Surface Length Tool equivalent in FME?

I am trying to calculate the 3D length of a line. I currently have a rather complex and cumbersome model built in ArcGIS ModelBuilder that uses a tool called "Surface Length". I was wondering if ...