Questions tagged [multipart]

A digital representation of a place or thing that has more than one part but is defined as one feature because it references one set of attributes.

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Converting huge multipolygon to polygons

I have a shapefile with some huge multipolygons, with 100.000's of parts. What would be the easiest way to split them to singlepart polygons? I'm looking for something like QGIS ”Multipart to ...
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Understanding difference between Polygon and Multipolygon for shapefiles in QGIS?

Creating Scratch layer gives me a choice between Polygon and Multipolygon, so I started wondering how should I make use of them. Reading a new book "Mastering QGIS" (through this answer by Joseph to ...
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Creating Multi-Part Polygons that touch internally using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a set of parcels as illustrated in the image below. There are currently no multi-part features in dataset. What I would like to do is to merge (not the right word) all of the parcels with same ...
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Converting selected multipart features to single parts in QGIS

I'm looking for a way to convert one or many selected multipart feature to different single part features without recreating another layer, the way Arcgis allow a user to select a multipart feature ...
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Splitting multi-part polygon into single polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

How do I split a multipart polygon which consists of several polygons into single polygons so I can delete each polygon without deleting them all at one time? I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0.
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“Singleparts to multipart” vs. “Dissolve”

It seems to me that the vector tools "Singleparts to multipart" and "Dissolve" do the same things. Can someone confirm this, please? Or do I overlook something?
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How to merge single polygons to multi part polygons by maximum distances?

I have a polygon layer with a land-use class and ID for every polygon. How can I merge polygons (into multi part polygon) which do not adjoin, but are not further than x meters apart from each other. ...
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Converting adjacent singlepart polygons to multipart? [duplicate]

I am interested in converting a polygon featureclass created via Create Fishnet (Data Management) from singleparts to multipart. QGIS has a very handy tool called singleparts to multipart that does ...
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Benefits of Multipart Features?

Multipart points, lines, and polygons are implemented in nearly every GIS, but what benefits, if any, do they provide? In a relational database attributes shared by different features can be stored ...
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Dissolving reprojected features split into two parts by international dateline (180 degrees) in QGIS

I am trying to view the World EEZ polygon from Marine Regions.org, but centered on the Pacific Ocean. To centre the EEZ map on the Pacific ocean I followed these steps. The custom CRS from this ...
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Loading a multipoint shapefile in R

This issue has only been raised in the community once, two years ago, to the best of my knowledge. I think it's high time to raise the issue again! readOGR, from the rgdal package, cannot handle ...
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Creating Multipart Line from coordinate pair lists using Geometry objects in ArcPy?

I am developing a script in which I want to create a multipart line geometry. For example: I have one array of points a,b,c and second array of points e,d,f. I want to create one multipart line ...
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Export multipolygons into a GeoPackage

In FME, I use the Aggregator to merge polygons based on one attribute (desnat in my example file). When the output is Shapefile, multipolygons are created and all works fine. When the output is OGC ...
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Merge single points to multi point geometry

Is it possible to transform a point shapefile in single part geometry to a shapefile with multi-point geometry based on an attribute. e.g. in the file are 50.000 records in 700 categories, now I want ...
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Discover multipart features in a layer in QGIS

I am trying to identify multipart features using QGIS version is 1.8.0. I've tried: look at the attributes table select a random feature and check in the canvas if there are multiple geometries ...
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How to select multi-part polygons from a layer using PyQGIS

My script is - # Find all multipart features in the active layer l = iface.activeLayer() iter = l.getFeatures() geoms = [] for feature in iter:     geom = feature.geometry()     if geom.isMultipart()...