Questions tagged [simplify]

A type of cartographic generalization in which the important characteristics of features are determined and unwanted detail is eliminated to retain clarity on a map whose scale has been reduced.

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EPSG:3857 to 4326 - incorrect geometry

I need to get simplified boundaries of all countries with some buffer around them (20 km). I am using QGIS, I converted my country polygons vector layer from 4326 to 3857, set buffer, used simplify ...
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Making vector geometries “Kiss” in QGIS

I am working with vector geometries that I recently simplified using the native:simplifygeometries method in the processing toolbox. I am pleased with the simplification but I want to "fill" ...
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Shapefile simplification

Sorry for the lack of terminology as it escapes me. I have a shapefile that contains 96000 individual polygons and I'd like to simplify the shapefile so that it creates 1 polygon. I think it is ...
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In the QGIS error message “Feature (99) has invalid geometry” does the 99 refer to the OBJECTID?

QGIS 3.4.2-Madeira running simplify on a polygon z shapefile with 1075 rows. "Feature (99) has invalid geometry" not sure how to find this feature. If I edit and delete the row with OBJECTID ...
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Simplify/generalize vector geometry with side bias

I have contour polygons as vector geometry with attached elevation attributes. Is there a method to simplify vector polygons while preserving topology and elevation bias? By elevation bias I mean that ...
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Simplifying parts of polygons in QGIS

Is it possible to simplify just the selected parts of a polygon? I am trying to make a simplified version of the Australian Local Government Areas (LGAs) shapefile. I am using the v.generalise ...
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Performing spatial queries with the SODA API in Python

I am trying to fetch data from data.cityofnewyork.us with the Python client sodapy. It generally works as it should, but I just can't figure out how to perform spatial queries. For example, I would ...
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Simplify OS MasterMap Data without Losing Key Details

I am building a flood model (Infoworks ICM), using OS MasterMap Topography data supplied in shapefile format to define land use such as roads, buildings, fields etc across the river's catchment. The ...
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How to smooth interior polygons of one shapefile

I have a shapefile that includes the boundary of a field plus many interior polygons that represent levels of NDVI - we'll say High, Medium, and Low. The larger areas have jagged, irregular edges. ...
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Simplifying adjacent polygons on subset of vertices only

We have many adjacent polygons which are very complex and we need to simplify only some portions of them. There are no gaps nor overlaps between any two adjacent polygons. What we'd like to do is to ...
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BigQuery GIS table to GeoJSON type Feature Collection with SQL and/or Python

I have some BigQuery tables with spatial data (lon, lat, point, and linestring) representing boat tracks. I'm trying to get them into a GeoJSON featurecollection like [https://geojson.org/], for an ...
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Aggregate / Simplify / Buffer polygons ArcGIS

[ArcGIS Pro 2.5 / Windows 8.1 Enterprise] I'm trying to follow some instruction to reconstruct a polygon layer for the current year. However, I cannot solve a step in these instructions, namely "...
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Simplifying label geometry in QGIS

I have a bunch of linear data (trails) stored in PostGIS and visualized in QGIS for cartographic production. Many trails have switchbacks, and are generally very "weavy", which makes for difficult ...
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Simplified lines disappear in smaller zoom levels in ArcGIS JavaScript v.4.14 map

I have a GraphicsLayer on ArcGIS js map with many lines of varying lengths (1 to 200m). However, in smaller zoom levels the short lines disappear. For example, in the images below the red lines are ...
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How to check “simplification sensibility” of a geometry?

It is expected that a "geometry simplification" is a good practice to preserve stable versions of a geometry, avoiding minor and non-relevant changes (side effect of geometry-editors and other "false ...
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Problem when using Simplify Tool in QGIS

I want to simplify district borders. As I got bad results when using polygons I converted those polygons into lines but I still have the same problem that I get new vertexes or corners I don't want. ...
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Simplify line in QGIS

I have very long curvey line which I want to smplify. I have used the simplify tool on QGIS but it is still not simplified enough. Tgose are the parameters I have used: The thing is that I still have ...
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Generalising lines of varying detail in QGIS

I am trying to generalise a line in QGIS so that I can export it as a vector without it having an unnecessarily huge file size. The line shows the GPS track of a road trip, and as such varies between ...
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Can't simplify track with gpsbabel

I have a MultiLinesString layer in a geopackage that I want to import to a Garmin GPS as a track. I exported the layer from QGIS as a .gdb. However, it's too long to import to the GPS (~2500 points, ...
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Original polygon is completely contained by new after simplifying

Is there a polygon simplification method that can create a polygon, such that the original is completely contained by the new one? The aim is to create the new polygon from as few points as possible ...
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Wang's Bend Simplify in QGIS

I am looking for an alternative to ESRI's Simplify Polygons - Bend Simplify method (I only have a Basic License). Is there an existing QGIS plugin which supports this specific polygon simplifying ...
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Reducing coordinate decimal places in WKT using C#?

I have imported several shapefiles into a Microsoft SQL Server 2017 database When I use the STAsText() function on geography objects I get the following WKT: SELECT [Adm0GeoBoundaryID] ,[...
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Simplify Slider

QGIS 3.4 appeared to have a slider for adjusting the simplification tolerance - at least that is what shows up in the 3.4 documentation, for example: https://docs.qgis.org/3.4/en/docs/training_manual/...
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Simplifying Multiple neighbouring Polygons, removing gaps and overlaps

My main goal is to simplify multiple polygons, avoiding overlaps and gaps between them. My initial approach was: Find intersections for each polygon so that I end up with an array of polygons, each ...
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Geopandas simplify results in gaps between polygons

The goal is to simplify the geometries of a shapefile containing multipolygons. However, when I use Shapely's simplify in geopandas, the result contains gaps between the polygons. I was hoping that ...
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Generalizing / simplifying multipolygon in PostGIS without missing polygons?

By following the rules from this site, I got the output but some polygons do not come within the simplified polygon. I think the problem is with topology. Is there any solution?
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“Average” of two lines

I have a dataset of pairs of parallel linear features (railway tracks) and I need to simplify each pair into its central/median line. This could be achieved by computing a skeleton as suggested in ...
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Simplifying multiple lines to create central axis?

I have a layer with railway lines, downloaded from OpenStreetMap. Every single track is represented separately, so at trainstations, you have several parallel lines, as well as sidelines that lead to ...
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Convex boundary of polygon [closed]

Is there any tool that can help me with my problem? I have polygons looking like this : And what I want, is to simplify or gain convex boundary of such polygons. I tried Simplify Polygon in ArcMap, ...
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PostGIS snap line segment endpoint to closest other line segment

I have a PostGIS table of singlepart line segments that I've run the ST_ChaikinSmoothing function on. Smoothing all of the line segments worked great, but these simplified geometries created small ...
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Reduce complexity of KML file

I have a 6mb KML file I am using with the Leaflet API/Ominvore plugin. It is just a centerline of a long distance trail. What would be the best way to make it smaller? Reduce complexity etc.
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How to remove narrow 'notches' in polygons?

I am currently working on a project where i am doing a union on several feature classes. The union normally creates several polygons which share edges/borders. however after running dissolve on the ...
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Simplify a circle into square with SF

I want to obtain a square from a circle using simplification function in sf. This is my circle: With this code, I obtain a rhombus plot(st_simplify(st_geometry(sfdf),dTolerance = 1000)) How can I ...
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QGIS remove useless vertex to simplify polygon

I received a shapefile which is the result of a combination of several polygon. I want to clean and simplify it as there are many useless vertex as you can see on the picture. This is only one feature ...
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Remove small interstices on the edges of a polygone

How can I remove the white interstices on the edges (and interior) of a polygone or polyline, as represented in the first figure below? I want to get smooth and continuous edges, capturing the global ...
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Simplify geometry

Which is the best way to convert a complex multipolygon into simple and "merged" polygon? For example, the red stroked polygon (drawn by hand of course) is the simplified version of the white ...
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How to delete from mutipolygons all but the biggest polygon in QGIS

I have a bit too complex multipolygon set to be used in a web application (thematic map) so I'd like to simplify the structure by removing small islands of areas. I am not an expert on QGIS but so far ...
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Aggregating geometry features on geometry simplification using PostGIS?

PostGIS has ST_Simplify functionality which gets one multiline as input and returns one output multiline where the general shape of lines are retained while eliminating unnecessary detail. Instead of ...
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Building footprint polygon simplification / generalisation

I'm looking for implementations of polygon simplification algorithms that preserve topology and overall rectilinearity. The input data is building footprints which often have squarish protrusions and ...
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Reducing filesize for landslide susceptibility map

I have a large .tif file that I would like to reduce to under 15MB (currently 650MB). The file shows 3 zones of landslide susceptibility (see pic below). I am processing it so that I can upload it to ...
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What simplifying polygons functions f y = f(x) have ( y union x equal y ) property?

I've looked at GRASS v.generalize manual but they don't say. As far I can tell there's hermit but it's a Smoothing function.
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producing smooth iso polygons from raster surface? [closed]

The objective is to turn a raster surface (double value type) into smooth, visually appealing polygons representing iso-levels. I cannot stress enough that these must be visually attractive. Jaggedy ...
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Simplify Geometries 'NoneType' Error in QGIS

I need to simplify the geometries of a large amount of polygons, yet every time I run the Simplify Geometries tool in QGIS, I get the error message below. 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'type' ...
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How does the US Census Bureau simplify its Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles?

The US Census Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles are available in 1:500,000 and 1:5,000,000 and 1:20,000,000 resolutions. The boundaries are well-aligned and the data otherwise seemingly clean. How ...
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How to simplify line geometry and preserving topology in Oracle?

I have some polylines in an Oracle database which are topologically connected and I want to simplify these lines based on a tolerance directly in Oracle. I need something like ...
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Merging close lines using v.clean

I downloaded some road network data derived from OSM by GeoFabrik, see the initial state: Near Székesfehérvár (Hungary), parallel lines are probably trunk or motorway roads. I would like to simplify ...
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Geoserver shape simplification performance

So, while wondering about shape simplification in the eternal struggle for optimization, I find out (here on SE) that Geoserver and PostGIS can and will (by default) perform the trick on the fly (see ...
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Simplify polylines by eliminating short lines?

I have a river network, extracted from a DEM. Then I split it to shorter segments. The split adds some points (as shown in figure) too near to each other. I wonder how I should remove those small ...
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Output Error from SimpliPy in QGIS

I am trying to simplify a polygon layer of parliamentary constituencies in Kenya using SimplyPy in QGIS and appear to be getting an erroneous result. The method is working for most of the polygons ...
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Simplify polygons of sf object

How do I simplify an sf polygon without introducing gaps and slivers? With a shapefile, for example, I would use rmapshaper::ms_simplify(): library("pryr") library("rgdal") library("rmapshaper") ...