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Questions tagged [vector]

A coordinate-based data model that represents geographic features as points, lines, and polygons.

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Does an openlayers vector layer work across browsers?

I was under the impression that it was. Here is my example: <html lang='en'> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> <title>GeoRSS</...
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geometryType property of Vector Layers in OpenLayers

ORIGINAL: I have a couple questions that are focused around the geometryType property with vector layers. When you create a vector layer you can set the geometryType property to limit the geometry ...
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Can I overlay layers in Dealul Piscului 1970 and WGS84 in QGIS?

I have a 10 Gb ECW file (mosaic of a whole county) that is in Oblique Stereographic projection with Datum: Dealul Piscului 1970. The problem was that no matter the Default CRS for new project was, ...
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How to highlight track in KML on hover with OpenLayers

I have KML layer with multiple tracks and I would like to highlight them individually on mouse hover. I tried to implement this like in the example found in OpenLayers examples, but couldn't get it ...
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How to convert a vector boundary to a raster map?

I need to output a PNG file of a raster map overlayed with boundaries present in a vector map. The problem is, the r.out.png script only exports a raster map. My boundaries are in a vector format. ...
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Toward a protocol for encoding vector data as image

This is a follow up to this question: Creating Vector Polygons with rendering performance like GISCloud? In his answer, Yagi outlines a rationale for encoding geographic information in an image ...
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Why is Openlayers KML-layer undefined when using permalink

I am working on Openlayers to dynamically load KML tracks on map. I want it to load filtered KML everytime map is moved or zoomed based on viewport and zoom level. I got it working with code below, ...
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Finding largest number of observations within a given radius

I have the following problem: Given the location of insured properties (say houses with fire insurance), i have to find the largest sum of insured values which fit into a 300m radius. Now, my first ...
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How to generalize coastlines?

I have a large set of data points that essentially represent the coastline of the world. I don't know the exact resolution but I'd say it's in the neighbourhood of 5-10m. Imagine a set of points ...
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How to combine polygons in a vector with GRASS?

I need to combine polygons of similar geological classes which are stored in a vector file called geology. I was looking for somethiing like "union selected features" or similar. In the GRASS Book ...
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openlayers- WFS- Cross-domain problem

I got the typical cross-domain problem when access to WFS layer by using openlayers, XMLHttpRequest cannot load http://XXXX/geoserver/ows?service=WFS. Origin http://XXXX is not allowed by Access-...
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In what coordinate systems do true circles appear round?

Please excuse what is probably an obvious question from a relative newB to GIS -- this seems like it should be a snap. I've been developing in Gmaps for awhile and am switching to OpenLayers but am ...
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How to draw or edit curved lines in free GIS?

I'm searching informations about drawing simple curved arrow lines into free GIS like QGIS, in this problem data geometry is CIRCULARSTRING ( a type which exists in latest postgis version) It seems ...
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polygon map overlay algorithm

There are many algorithms for binary map overlay operation in vector data format which take two layers of map and produce resultant layer i.e overlaid layer as output. I am wondering whether there are ...
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Creating a sidewalk map for a walkability survey

If I wanted to do my own walkability survey of my city, what tools could I use? I have map data from OpenStreetMap, but I have to consider that streets have two sides (which aren't always accessible ...
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Stylized map workflow: Illustrator to Google Maps / OpenLayers

The aim My current aim is to create a series of (heavily) stylized diagrams and maps. I'm not very familiar with any GIS software, so my weapon of choice would be to use illustrator for creating the ...
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Openlayers Add features performance for 3000 lines

We would like to implement the function of Addfeature in openlayers to draw lines and push them onto a vector layer, and overlay this layer onto open street map or google map. Those lines are draw ...
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Any freely available vector data in cylindrical projection?

I'm trying to develop an application in PHP to plot various points in Europe from a database, and serve them dynamically on a map. I think this should be relatively straightforward when using a map ...
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How to clean vector segment intersect errors in GRASS

I'm using GRASS to process a vector map. When I export back to .SHP and do a 'Check Geometry Validity' in Quantum GIS it lists several errors of this type... 3,segments 199 and 203 of line 0 ...
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Why is the geonames not loading?

I want to import a geonames file. I downloaded the geonames .txt file from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/ I used: v.in.geonames input=PH.txt output=ph but it displayed ...
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Obtaining OS MasterMap time series data

I am trying to do a research project on changes in Land Cover in a London borough over time. I have access to OS MasterMap data through Digimap (the service that provides this data to universities in ...
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How to use simplify()

i have my Vector Data saved in a PostgreSQL PostGIS enabled Database. The Data im displaying is very detailed, i want to simplify it through the simplify() method of Postgis. I duplicated one of my ...
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How to extract features from a vector layer?

I have a vector file containing the river lines of an area. I want to extract a specific water line from the vector. I used: v.db.select but it only displayed: cat|F_CODE_DES|HYC_DESCRI|NAM|ISO|...
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Spatial operators in R?

How can I do spatial selections or filters in R? I can do this in PostGIS using (e.g.): SELECT * FROM mypoint, mypoly WHERE ST_Within(mypoint.geom, mypoly.geom); and it is similarly a piece of cake ...
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Distribute points respect to features using Quantum Gis

I want to know if there is any tool to make points with respect to selected features in a theme? Using: vector, investigating tools, regular points you can do it but not with respect to a selected ...
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How to select a raster file that is under a polygon in a vector file?

I am using: v.db.select map=PHL_adm1 where=NAME_1='Bulacan' My vector map is over the raster map. I want to select the part of the raster map under the polygon(NAME_1='Bulacan') of a vector. Is it ...
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How to combine a vector and a raster file?

I want to combine a raster and a vector file. After combining, can I query on the resulting map to obtain a specific area? How?
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How to query data from a vector map (shapefile)?

We want to obtain the specific place of the boundaries of a shapefile. We want to be able to get the points of each polygon corresponding to a specific place in order to use these data in an algorithm....
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Programmable buffers using GDAL and python

Is there a way to programmatically generate buffer layers for vector layers using GDAL and python?
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How to calculate orientation of line segments using open source GIS?

I'd like to calculate the orientation of line segments relative to north direction using open source tools. Which tools or functions would you recommend?
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How to reference vector based data to raster data that already has spatial reference in MAPublisher?

I have been able to load in raster data into MAPublisher and properly registered it, however I have been having trouble with a further step. I am trying to reference vector data that has no GCS or ...