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Select features based on their geographic position relative to features in another layer

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Build ArcGIS Model to Select by Location (Within a Distance) and Export to KML with an Iteration

I have a parcel shapefile and point data. I need to select parcels within 0.5 miles of each point and export that data to KML then repeat the set of each point (Iteration). The KML also needs to be ...
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Using Select by Location tool

I am using the Select by Location tool to select certain polygons on my shapefile layer. I start by having a given point as my Selecting Feature and that its relationship is completely_ contains. ...
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Selecting features within bounding box using QGIS?

What is the best way within QGIS to select all of the features within a rectangular bounding box? Is it necessary to create a separate layer with the box, then to use the intersection tool within ...
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How to write a loop selection by location and export in QGIS?

I would like to be able to make selections in sequence between buffers and surrounding areas. This would lead to areas (polygons) being selected repeatedly by 2 or more buffers and I want to be able ...
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SyntaxError with cursor and Feature Selection in ArcPy?

I tried to select each feature in the layer "temp" and use the selected feature to select features in the other layer "Railway" based on location and then do some calculations with the "Railway" layer ...
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Extract polygons closest to/coinciding with points?

I have 2 shapefiles, a polygon and a point layer. I would like to perform an operation in which I extract the polygons that coincide or are closest to each point, and throw away the polygons which are ...
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How to select points which are below (under) polygon in 3D? [closed]

I have two layers. Points are (point z) shape and polygon is (polygon z) shape. I would like to select only point which are under polygon. Look at picture, On the first one you can't see points which ...
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Select By Location then Append if points selected ModelBuilder

I am iterating through a point shapefile to assign the points to buffer zones that they fall within, because some points fall within several buffer zones I am doing this using the Append tool into a ...
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Selecting isolated polygons which are not donuts but may overlap using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm exploring a few different options for this process and I'm unsure what would be most effective. I'm trying to find all isolated, non-intercepting polygons in the same layer (not to merge). Most ...
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Selecting parcels with multiple features [closed]

So i have a parcel polygon layer and a house point layer. I want to select parcels that have two or more points in them? Any suggestions?
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Delete observations that fall outside of shapefile

I have data that locates places by xy coordinate. I have plotted them on a shapefile. As you can from the sample map I have uploaded, many of the xy coordinates are incorrect and locate places ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 Python script not working with ArcGIS 10.2.1. Looping through SelectLayerByLocations

Last year I got assistance from StackExchange to write a Python script for ArcGIS 10.0 which loops through SelectLayerByLocation with buffer until it returns no new rows. Then it uses the selection ...
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Select by Location and extract features using arcpy

So I'm fairly new to arcpy and have been trying to figure out a relatively simple select by location/extract features to new layer automation in ArcMap. What I am trying to do is select features from ...
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Merging/Exporting Data Based on Location ArcGIS 10.3

I am trying to identify demographic characteristics of areas within a 1-mile radius of schools. I have one shapefile with block level census data and another with the school locations. The files do ...
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Proper syntax for Select Feature Layer by Location

Can someone let me know how I can use a single feature from one layer as the "Select Features" when using the Make Feature Layer by Location tool with another layer as the input? In the code below ...
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Is order of selection in Spatial Data important (attribute, location, graphic)? [closed]

When dealing with spatial data in a GIS system, does it matter which way you select the information if you're using all 3 - attribute location and graphical selection? In my experience it seems to not ...
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Match bicycle routes to street lines

I have a KML layer of bicycle routes and a street line layer. Using either ArcGIS or QGIS, how can I select the streets that correspond to the bicycle routes?
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Using Select by Location and Select by Attributes in single ModelBuilder model?

I'm working on a project involving wind turbines. I'm using ArcMap 10.2 and ModelBuilder to count the number of wind turbines within a 5km buffer zone of a given project (let's call it Project A), and ...
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Why does Select by Location select points outside search radius?

I'm using Select by Location to find wind turbines within 5-km of a center point feature -- why does this command also select nearby turbines? The image below shows my selected points with a 5-km ...
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Extracting points bordering shape extent

I'm using ArcGIS 9.31. I have a set of points as elevation and in order to get a soft clip area for the TIN, I would like to extract only all the points bordering the extent of this shape, or to get ...
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selection by attribute

I have a problem with selection by location: I need Arcgis to automatically count for each of my bus itinerary (see capture) how many times a" polygone " will be " within a distance of the source ...
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How to SWITCH_SELECTION after Select Layer By Location in ModelBuilder?

I have to use Geoprocessing tools in ModelBuilder. My requirement is compare features in a Source personal geodatabase with those in a Target personal geodatabase and if the target personal ...
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How to "select by location" certain points

I have a small problem - how to select the points on the line but not select the points at the intersections of lines using "select by location"? Illustration below. I am using ArcGIS 10.0
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Create Table from Selection

This is a continuation of a problem that was solved earlier this week. The code below performs a select by location and was originally intended to export all feature classes from the SDE database to ...
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How to separate states in USA file using ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have found a few different files containing the entire United States, with attributes including states. Is there a way to separate the states out into their own files (perhaps in one file ...
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Finding polygon within polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do I find two parks (shapefile) that are within a census tract ? If I'm not mistaken you have to use selection by location.. but beyond that quite sure what to do after.
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Problem with creating a model in Qgis -- select by location

I have two shapefiles (polygones) - referentiebestand and oudejaren -> the first step is to calculate the centroids of each shapefile (gives a good result), then a create a buffer around one of this ...
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Import data, analyze spatially, and export list of points using Google Earth

I am trying to: import data into Google Earth from an outside data source. Then overlay a map and isolate which datapoints fall into that area. I would like to then export a list of the data points ...
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Using Select By Location to update field in feature class using ArcPy?

I am using Arc 10.1 and I am working on a script that takes a value from a field within one shape file and updates a field in another shape file based on its location. Basically I have smaller parcels ...
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Select polygons that contains points in a separate shp file

I am a very new QGIS user and have years of experience using the basic functions of ARCGIS. I am having trouble using the select by location feature in QGIS. I have a point layer with locations of a ...
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How to modify size of point data in 'select by location'?

In ArcGIS (10), when selecting by location, how can one change the size of the bright blue dot that highlights your selected point data? My actual dots are tiny (from symbology) but after performing '...
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Selecting Features and Averaging Attributes

I currently have two point shapefiles, SHP A with approximately 75 points and SHP B with approximately 2000 points. What I would like to do is: 1) For each point in SHP A I would like to find the ...
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Why the Select By Location analysis calculates distance in a wrong way?

I want to select cities, which are within a distance of 200 km from my pre-selected city. However my result depends on whether I'm creating a buffer and use it to clip the cities (good result) or use ...
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Model Builder - Integrating Select by Location and Buffer

So I'm trying to create a model tool in ArcGIS 10.1 that will integrate select by location and buffer. These are the features that the user is supposed to be able to choose: Select Layer by ...
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Model Builder - Using Only Certain Fields

I have to use ModelBuilder in ArcGIS 10.1 to create a mix of two tools: buffer and select by location. However, I'm supposed to let the user only enter certain information, and have other fields be ...
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select parcels in polygons and add fiels depending on the polygons

I have a lot of feature classes (results of service area with different polygons (0 to 10/ 10 to 20/ 20 to 40 and 40 to 60) (figure 1) Also i have a shapefile with a lot of parcels (figure 2) Now i ...
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Spatial queries to find co-occurrences of POIs

Given a POI database containing different types of points, e.g. hospital and pharmacy, how can I select the locations where a hospital and a pharmacy are closer than a certain threshold (e.g. 1000m)? ...
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SelectLayerByLocation - arcpy

I have 2 layers: "atikot" and "ways" that located in C:\Project\layers\New File Geodatabase.gdb , and i try to use this code based on "ArcGIS Help 10.2" to select features from "ways" layer: import ...
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region growing feature selection using arcpy

I have a polygon featureclass consisting of parcels touching boundary with each other and for which areas are computed in the attribute table (Figure a). I want to select polygons in an iterative way ...
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How to save selected features from a postgis database into a new mini database

I have a postgis(v2.1.3)/postgresql(v9.3) database with geometry (geom1, geom2, etc.) and attribute (attr1, attr2, attr3, etc.) tables. The attribute tables are linked to the geometry tables using ...
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QGIS assign multiple points data to closest polygon

I've got two layers: point layer polygon layer I need to add the points attributes to the polygon by location (if the point is on top of polygon add the atribute as a new field. I thought of using "...
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Select by Attribute within a specific area (using Select by Location?)

I have a map with four layers. Two of these layers cover an entire state, and the other two focus on the area I'm actually interested in within the state. I'm trying to Select by Attribute with one ...
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Select by location of doughnut hole polygon

I have vectorized the Corine Land class raster and want to select certain classes that are "inside" other classes. How can I select the polygons circled in blue? All the select by location options ...
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Selecting features by location based on selected feature using ArcObjects?

I am very new to ArcGIS and ArcObjects. I am writing a code for a button that will detect a selected feature and then select other features based on the feature that I had selected please take a look ...
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ArcMap 10.2.1 issues diffferent SQL than 10.0 for "Select by location"?

I have a large point layer and I'm doing a "Select by Location" to select all points that intersect a specific selected polygon from a polygon table. In ArcMap 10.0 the SQL that was executed ...
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Selecting polygons within others that share a boundary

Thanks in advance for any help. I have a feature class in ArcGIS 10.2 with 455 polygons,they are municipal boundaries. We use it to determine permissions for users in another application and it's ...
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Check if a single feature is completely within another (arcpy)

I have a feature class that contains one polygon feature, and I need to check if said feature lies completely within another polygon feature. Used selectLayerByLocation and then retrieved the count (...
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Selecting Features in ArcGIS based on their relation other layers

I am extremely new to GIS mapping and I'm trying to do what I believe would be relatively simple. I have two layers: one contains data on school locations in Chicago and the other contains data on ...
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Using QGIS, how can I create attributes within a polygon layer based from a selection in that layer?

I'd like to add a column, or attribute rather, to selected rows within a polygon layer. I would simply like to make a binary system, where those that are selected receive a "1,' let's say, and all ...
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Python ArcGIS 10.0 Expanding select layer by location from point (walking selection)

I have an old ArcView 3 tool which I've been tasked with converting to Python. I'm breaking it down into stages, but there's a "walking selection" I can't trap. To put the query in context, the user ...

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