05-17-2017 07:53 AM
When generating a buffer in GeoMedia, there are two linear endcap type options:
Is there a way to generate a buffer around a line feature, which ends where the line endpoint is? I added an illustration to the attachment to make clear what I mean.
Have there been any thoughts on extending the linear endcap types by such an option?
Any inputs or workarounds are very appreciated.
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05-17-2017 08:13 AM
maybe it is not what you want, but the command "Copy parallel" might help. You would make two parallel copies on each side, and then join the ends manually.
05-17-2017 09:55 AM
Regarding your question "Have there been any thoughts on extending the linear endcap types by such an option?", we have received this request at various times through GeoMedia's life, but has not yet received sufficient weight of interest to take precedence over other priorities. Thanks for letting us know of your interest. - Hal
05-18-2017 01:13 AM
Thanks for your reply. We got many requests from our customers as well. Since there's no simple workaround to achieve such a result, there is a high interest in such an additional endcap type for buffers.
05-22-2017 07:18 AM
If you want to experiment further you could try the following odd workflow. I doubt that it would satisify your requirements completely, especially for lines that are shorter than the buffer distance and/or lines that deviate in angle within the buffer distance.
Requires GeoMedia and data with primary key (could use a LRS key if you have such data); an LRS key is an identifier for a set of segments forming a route. Try out the following queries:
01-10-2018 06:49 AM
Thanks for this creative solution!
However, I fear that these queries could lead to performance problems. The original suggestion would be the easier solution, IMHO.