The process of extracting geographic, statistical, geometric, or scientific information from one or more related collections of GIS features and data.

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How to calculate shortest distance from start to end of river?

How can I calculate the straight distance from the start to the end point of a river (red line in image)? I don't know how to do this automatically.
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Add a random value of the order of 10^-2 to raster layer?

I was doing some raster analysis for smoothing in ArcGIS, one of my task is adding a random value of the order of 10^-2 to a raster layer. Does anybody know how to do it?
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Do any Basketball Coaches use GIS?

The LA Times has a leaflet map viewer app showing all 30,699 shots in Kobe Bryant's career. It seems like spatial analysis could be useful for certain coaching decisions. Are any coaches actually ...
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Cell-by-cell analysis of values of buildings in a city

I'm absolute new in GIS. My task is to estimate the wind energy potential in a part of a certain european city by using a given method which is based on the calculated roughness of cells of one ...
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QGIS NDVI Spatial Analysis

I have an NDVI raster that I would like to reclassify into some arbitrary bins i.e. all values between 0 - 0.2, 0.2 - 0.4 etc. for spatial analysis. Could anyone advise how to: 1) reclassify a ...
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Nearest Neighbour analysis between points in 2 tables utilizing with distances set along specific polyline roads

I'm trying to do a Nearest Neighbor analysis between points in 2 tables utilizing with distances set along specific polyline road files I have. I am attempting to determine the most cost effective way ...
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Is there any water quality toollbox which can be used in water quality analysis [closed]

I just start my job in water quality analysis,I wonder that do we have any toolbox to do water quality analysis in GIS
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The source of and possible solutions for DEM anomalies?

I am working with a DSM (Digital Surface Model) created using stereo-paired spot 6/7 satellite imagery. This DSM, and metrics derived from it will be used to create a Predictive Ecosystem Map (PEM). ...
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Distance matrix tool, how to include distances at 0 metres?

I have used the Vector -> Analysis Tools -> Distance matrix to merge two datasets by the closest points. But in my output csv file, the points that match exactly, or that has 0 metres between them ...
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QGIS: Distance Matrix tool omitting some points in output table. (qGIS 2.10.1-Pisa)

I have used the Analysis Tools -> Distance matrix to merge two datasets by the closest points. But in my output csv file, some of my points are left out. In the original datasets, none of these points ...
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Counting polygons in one layer that are overlapping/touching/contained in each polygon in separate layer of contiguous polygons using QGIS?

I have a layer of contiguous (pink) polygons (UK Parliamentary constitutencies) and a separate layer containing (blue) polygons representing protected nature areas (Natura 2000 areas): Each ...
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Modeling Gun Safety

I am attempting to wrap my head around a modeling workflow for gun safety. I have been tasked with developing a model that would identify locations where discharging a firearm would result in the ...
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Analysing TMS / WMS usage and performance

to tune my webservices, I like to know, if there are existing anlysis tools to measure spatial requests (similar like Piwik does for web requests). There is Maptiks as service, but I'm looking for an ...
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Missing data in exercise in training manual? (Qgis training manual 2.6)

I'm following the Qgis training manual 2.6. The step 7.4.1.2 (according to http://docs.qgis.org/2.8/en/docs/training_manual/vector_analysis/spatial_statistics.html )doesn't generate a new SHP with ...
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Slope analysis of DEM in QGIS?

I have very strange problem with the raster analysis. I have a DEM as a Geo tiff and I do a slope analysis in QGIS. I've done this many times and everything was ok but this time I received reversed ...
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How to set independent path in QgsOverlayAnalyzer >> intersection statement using Python?

How to set independent path in QgsOverlayAnalyzer >> intersection statement using Python? QgsOverlayAnalyzer.intersection(QgsVectorLayer, QgsVectorLayer, QString, bool onlySelectedFeatures=False, ...
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Does ArcGIS Online include High Speed Rail in its network analysis?

I'd like to run an OD Matrix using network analyst in Europe and Asia to study high speed rail. Does ArcGIS online include HSR (such as the AVE in Spain or the TGV in France) in its analysis?
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Arcpy Intersect analysis function returns an error when using certain types of strings for input

In an arcpy for the intersect_analysis function, certain syntax works and others don't. What is the reason for this? Works: arcpy.Intersect_analysis("'D:\\Program Files ...
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Which SRIDs to use for what tasks?

I try to understand the idea behind the different Spatial Reference Identifiers. I understand that the different SRIDs identify different projection views on the earth and that they are important for ...
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Dividing polyline layer in clusters with specific requirements in ArcGIS for Desktop?

For my work in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop I need to divide line layers into clusters/groups. Currently I am doing this manually, but I like to automate this. The line layers can consist of 50 up to 2500 ...
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How to determine how many times an area was burnt? [duplicate]

In arcgis I want to find from various forests fires shp files how many times parts of a particular forest were burnt during the last 70 years. Is there a way to count overlapping polygons?
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Visually identifying areas where older poles predominate?

I have a dataset of 300,000 poles including a number of attributes including pole age. What I'd like to do, ideally, is be able to distinguish areas that have more old poles. Unfortunately I can't ...
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Calculating spread of invasive species using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have ArcGIS Desktop Advanced and so far have completed the following; Used Supervised classification on a satellite image to identify the invasive species with field verification. I have converted ...
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Identify nodes in GRASS

Apologies if this is a really basic question but I have been unable to sort this out: How do I identify nodes in GRASS? Specifically, I am running a Salesman analysis and get the following error ...
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How to read GeoCSV with OGR?

I have a GeoCSV file which stores the geometry in a WKT formatted cell following this recommendation: "identifier","date","geom","value" "Dgf01","15.04.2013","POINT (52.404869 13.147457)","285" ...
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Obtaining NDVI data from selected area

I need to analyse NDVI (-1/1) change between years (05-10y). But still only under selected shapefile. To analyse the extent of each NDVI category. Any tips? I have tried to make vector from the NDVI ...
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implementing floyd-warshall in roadgraphplugin

I have to implement Floyd-Warshall algorithm in the road-graph plugin in QGIS. I have written the following code in qgsgraphanalyzer.cpp and qgsgraphanalyzer.h, and checked my output with the output ...
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Aggregate polygons based upon adjacency to an acreage threshold

I work as a forester. I have a feature class of approximately 750 polygons that range in size from a few acres to more than 250 acres. I would like to combine these polygons based upon their proximity ...
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PostGIS polygon edge analysis (orientation, edge length)

I am rather new to the world of GIS and especially PostGIS, so please excuse me if the answer seems evident... I would like to do analysis on a number of buildings. One thing I am interested in is ...
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How to calculate Cost Surface Analysis in ArcGIS 10.x

I have about 10 points and I want to run Cost Surface Analysis. I’m trying to find what distance a person can walk in a given amount of time from a certain point (5-10 or 15 minutes). What procedure ...
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Extract values from raster by using polygons

I am working with multiple raster files that cover all of united states. The file format of the rasters - GeoTIFF. I have around 100 geotiffs that I need to process. Then I have another shapefile with ...
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How to calculate the average point spacing for a layer of points in QGIS?

I have a set of points and want to calculate the average point spacing for further analysis. ArcMap has the 3D Analyst Point File Information for this but I'm searching for an alternative in QGIS. ...
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Calculating edge length of polygon within overlapping polygon

I have a layer of wetland polygons and a layer of lakes. I basically want to find the total length of lake shoreline contained within each wetland and add these values as an attribute of the wetlands. ...
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error in selecting data from attrribute table QGIS

First of all, im not sure why all the data points from my csv file does not show up on qgis. I enabled custom delimiters to commas and still have no clue. it worked for my other vector layers except ...
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non alignment of base layer and other vector layers

i'm sure you've encountered this problem repeatedly. i've tried all different methods. Enable on the fly crs transformation. go to settings and options to use crs data. go to properties and change ...
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Analyzing long lat location data to find locations in proximity

I am looking for a tool to analyze location data (long lat values from vehicle GPS available). The goal is to identify locations which are in close proximity (within a circle of 30-60ft) and then ...
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Measuring Sinuosity of Walking Paths

I'm currently working on a project that examines the movement of consumers through different kinds of retail spaces in Central Asia – namely, bazaars versus supermarkets. I've equipped dozens of ...
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Calculate and add area of overlapping features within polygons

I have a polygon layer of watershed boundaries And a single multipart feature that contains all public lands for the state. I need to find the area of public lands within each watershed and add it ...
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How to add analysis privileges to ArcGIS Online application?

I'd like to use ArcGIS Online analysis services in my web app application. When I try accessing the service: http://analysis.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/tasks/GPServer?f=pjson&token= I get ...
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Using GIS tools for non-geographical problems

Many other fields have visual/"spatial" problems that can potentially be solved with GIS tools. I know I've used GIS tools for the odd non-geographical task and was wondering how much this happens and ...
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Identifying south facing mountain land, above an elevation, within a slope range, less than fixed distance from major roadways

This odd question comes from believing that such an analysis is plausible in a GIS system. Only, I don't how to accomplish the various discrete steps implied from the Title, nor where to get a topo ...
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How to compute areas where the value in one layer is smaller than in another layer?

I have two vector layers, one contains actual values (in this case % cover of native species), the other contains target vales of the same attribute. the polygons are not always of the same geometry. ...
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findind depression in cloud point and dtm

I would like to find temporary moist areas based on terrain surface shape (depression) directly from cloud point data (ALS) and DTM. Could you help me to find some tools or algorithm to solve the ...
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How to perform tree birthrate and mortality research with GIS [closed]

I'm using QGIS 2.6 and have 4 layers of polygons. Each of these polygons describes the outline of a tree, based on airborne imagery. My goal is to find the relations between every synchronously ...
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How can I calculate how many of a certain feature lie within my various buffer rings?

I am using ArcMap and I have a series of real estate parcels mapped along with a series of wind turbines. I have created multiple buffer rings around each real estate parcel with distances (0.5, 1, ...
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QGIS calculates main soil type of polygons from another polygon layer

I've been working with qgis for a while but somehow I never fiured this out, so I thought it's time to ask. I have 2 shapefiles. a polygon layer from nearby fields (SHAPE1 (the red outlines)) a ...
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how to use line feature as stops input in network analyst?

I'm trying to build a certain route with network analyst on a Network Dataset. As an input to create the route I want to use line features. I am trying to do this with network analyst in ArcGIS 10.0 ...
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Get pixel values ascii 50 files

I´m working with photos from a cam. The cam is arranged to take ndvi values instead of RGB for each pixel. I have several folders with 50 pictures in each folder as '*.asc' files the pictures. I am ...
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Clip_Management seems to delete shapefile?

We have some python code that clips a very large shapefile for further processing. We can see the process create all the output files, but then just as the process is finishing, they get deleted. ...
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Performing equivalent of ArcGIS Identity_analysis (line with poly) using PostGIS?

I've got a section of arcpy code that I need to port PostGIS: Identity_analysis with the in_features being a line featureclass and the identity_features being a polygon featureclass. I'm primarily ...