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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Creating flat end type polylineline buffer in model without ArcGIS advanced

I have a polyline split into many short segments and would like to create a flat end buffer for each individual segment (not "dissolve" them all into one feature). Is there any way to do this in an ...
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Creating square buffer in qgis

How can I create a buffer with square ends along a line segment in qgis? I've buffered lines using v.buffer in the GRASS plugin, but the -c option for square ends is not exposed in that interface. ...
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Finding obstructions along a stream with LIDAR

I'm trying to find obstructions to boat traffic (downed trees, collapsed bridges, etc) along medium sized streams (5-15m across). The obstructions may or may not obstruct water flow. I have good ...
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GIS Analysis - best way to combine and display demographic data?

I am currently undertaking a demographic research project for my employer. We have the data on income, age, sex, language, transport etc and I have mapped most of it and created some thematics of said ...
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Add more info in the attribute table after executing “Line intersection” in QGIS

I have executed the "Line intersection" tool on a road shapefile. This is under Vector > Analysis Tools > Line intersections. I get an output with attribute table having just two columns: type_1 ...
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What are the benefits of hexagonal sampling polygons?

I am always on the lookout for useful methods to sample or partition study areas (usually in the form of raster datasets) into smaller units. Recently, I read an ESRI blog post about a new tool for ...
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How to get layer extension info via Arcpy

I want to get file format of a layer with using Arcpy. I am writing a tool that needs to take raster or feature extension like SHP, TIFF etc. Which functions should i use ? Note: I use ArcGIS 10
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What is the FME Equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?

I'm attempting to union 2 large featureclasses in ArcCatalog, QGIS, and FME. What is the transformer that would be equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?
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GTOPO30 Slope analysis in ArcGIS 10.1 [duplicate]

Using surface - slope analysis tool box. All values for the slope calculation are in between 80 and 89. There are no values below 80. What am I doing wrong?
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Our best table-analysis with GIS? [closed]

Sometimes I think about possible analysis using GIS models (I use QGIS 1.8), and I always think about few types of visualization techniques: demographics, traffic flows, distance ones... Thanks to ...
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How to select a part of a land cover type a certain amount of feet away from another land cover type

I have raster Landcover type Urban combined with Forest all within the county raster perimeter. I want to make a layer of only the forest cells that are more than 500 feet from an urban cell, so that ...
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Linking two Models together in ModelBuilder

I am trying to link two separate models that iterate thought two different feature classes together into one, however I am having a small issue. When I bring in the sub-model into the larger one it it ...
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Is it possible to automatically update a Buffer FeatureClass when creating new features?

Is there a way I can update the results of my Buffer analysis? I have a roads FeatureClass, and I've built a buffer for it. I will still make edits to the road FeatureClass. Let's say I add a new ...
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Split polylines at polygon boundaries in QGIS

I have a set of contour lines and a polygon set containing glaciers. Because I want the glaciers to have blue contours, I need to split the contour lines at the glacier boundaries. I can achieve this ...
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how to calculate the basin length - which point to which point and how in arcgis 9.3?

This is the area of my research.I have calculated area using area and perimeter using arcgis 9.3 for doing morphometric analysis of the area.but i dont know how to calculate the length of the basin ...
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Reading National Elevation Dataset (ArcGrid/GridFloat/IMG) with python only tools

I've found high precision elevation (1/3 - 1/9 arcsecond resolution) data from the National Elevation Dataset provided by the USGS. It comes int IMG, Arcgrid, and GridFloat formats. I know ArcGrid ...
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What are some user-friendly GIS alternatives to Alteryx and ArcGIS?

I'm posting for some inspiration. At my last workplace we used Alteryx extensively for all data analysis, pumping out shapefiles which we'd then symbolise and output maps in ArcGIS. In my new ...
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Finding lines in point patterns?

I have a point pattern (see below) in which I assume to find "significant" lines of points. However, I did not find any method that is integrated in a GIS or in R that searches for such line pattern ...
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Counting and sum by two layers

I´ve got to layers, both polygons. Layer 1 consists of propertiers, where ID is individually names. Layer 2 consists of lakes. The query I want is: Total count of squaremeters of lakes for each ...
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Calculating walking routes along a network(ArcGIS)

I've created a network consisting of footpaths, dirt tracks and junctions. I would like to calculate a route using network analysis by giving ArcMap the time and walking speed that the route should ...
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How to aggregate values multiple from multiple points along a route as an attribute of it?

I have a route network with a "Name" field that identify every route. On the other hand I have a shape file of points. Each point corresponds to the number of people using a route at a time t. I would ...
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Sensitivity analysis for coarse scale GIS epidemiological model?

I am working on an epidemiological model with disease incidence rate as dependent variable and environmental factors as independent variable. Disease data is available at county scale whereas ...
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What GIS analysis techniques were used in determining Gale Crater as the landing site for the Curiosity Rover?

What specific GIS analysis was used in determining Gale Crater as the landing site for the Curiosity Rover? I'm assuming factors such as slope, elevation, ruggedness, etc were used as well as ...
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Right raster zonal statistics for NDVI at county scale?

I am currently doing a modeling project at county scale in which I have disease rate as dependent variable and environment variables (such as temperature, NDVI and evapo-transpiration) as the ...
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SPOT NDVI time series

I have 423 spot.vgt ndvi from first April 1998 till 31 Dec 2009. I want to know how to stack these NDVI to have one image for time series analysis? Or better to ask how is it possible to analyze a ...
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Divide polygon evenly based on lines and intersection points

I have this purple polygon illustrated in the figure below. I would like to split the polygon so that each line segment (green) split the polygon evenly with the surrounding line segments. A line ...
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ArcGIS - make linear regression across multiple raster layers

I have a series of 5 rasters which represent a value for 5 consecutive years. Is there a way to create a linear regression for each cell over the 5 layers and output the slope? The result would be a ...
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Volume of Land Below Sea Level

How could one use a GIS (or other appropriate system) to calculate the change in mean ocean levels across the world if all the land below sea level were flooded (Death Valley, Caspian Depression, Afar ...
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Error #010067 when running spline interpolation

I am attempting to run a spline interpolation on a point dataset of 585 features in ArcGIS 9.3, using the spatial analyst toolbar. The dataset holds only latitude, longitude and abundance attribute ...
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Finding the “center of gravity” of multiple points where points have unequal weights [closed]

I'm trying to reduce a set of lat/lons (each with it's own weight) into one lat/lon that is the center of mass of all of the points. however when I map the results the average point falls no where ...
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Using ArcGIS 10 to find areas of overlapping use and areas with low use?

I have a spatial data set that shows areas of use (several different types of use) on the landscape. I am looking for ways to overlay these spatial use layers so that I can show where the areas of ...
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GIS Maximum area coverage problem

I want to find optimum antenna location for an area. Every antenna can cover an circular area. These areas diameter is 750meter. So how can i find minimum number of antennas and locations. NOTE: I use ...
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Nearest neighbor analysis not showing results

I'm trying to do a nearest neighbour analysis on fish shoals distribution. I go to Vector > Analysis Tools > Nearest neighbour analysis. I choose the appropriate layer and when I hit ok the black ...
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How to analyse correlations between variables and points? [closed]

I have just lost the past 8 hours on this, and literally getting nowhere - hoping someone can help before I go mad! I am trying to determine the correlation between sinkholes and a number of ...
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Solar analysis; Are there any issues with splitting large DEM

I am trying to run Solar analysis in ArcGIS and it is an enormous DEM of a very mountainous region. I'm obviously going to have to split the DEM, but I was wondering if there are any issues with ...
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territory analysis

I want to determine the territories in which customers to a bank has the shortest path. It can be done with desktop software packages or programming if it is needed. Does anybody has idea on how to ...
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Python GDAL: find out spikes and pits in DEM

I'm working with on a DEM (Geotiff) in Python GDAL, and I'd like to find out the spikes or pits in my terrain. I have no idea how to proceed, does anyone have good algorithm to help me out? Thanks, eo ...
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Hillshade for 30m NED at continental scale

I'm new to terrain analysis. I have a 30m NED DEM (.tif) for the conterminous US. I would like to generate a nice looking hillshade for the US, but it looks bad - as in pixelated and rough (See ...
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Find and list all polygons that overlap with another polygon

I am working with two polygon layers which overlap but are unrelated (one is congressional district boundaries, the other is MPO area boundaries). I would like to generate a list of all the ...
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How to computational efficiently check if there are any overlapping polygons in a group of polygons?

I need to do some processing with groups of polygons. If any of the polygons in the group overlaps other polygon the result is unpredictable and don't throw any error. So, I need to detect if there is ...
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Watershed Analysis using DEM [duplicate]

I stumbled upon your question regarding the mosaic feature in qgis, the thing is I'm also using Quantum and this is my first encounter with GIS this semester, so if you can please help me with a ...
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Basic traffic volume map [duplicate]

I'm trying to map the volume of people traveling from various cities to popular mountain towns in British Columbia. I have a .csv containing the starting point, ending point and number of travelers. ...
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GIS used to analyse micro-environment

Can anybody give me some articles or show me some link where GIS is used to analyse and manage micro-environment, such as a college campus or a small locality. I need to do a project on ...
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3D tool for a visual analysis

Given a 3D mesh I need to visualize and analyze properties and elements generated from the object such as: tensors coplanar/similar elements ( coplanar faces, aligned vertices, etc etc, 3D geometry ...
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Clipping a buffer from network analyst shapefile to a base shapefile

I have exported my polygon shapefile which I got after I ran my Network Analyst into a shapefile. It has 6 buffer zones (delimited by time in increments of 10 minutes). When I check the attribute ...
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ArcMap 10.1 Spatial Join: 'Contains' and 'Within' question

I have two polygon datasets: electoral districts and postal code areas. I'm performing a spatial join to see which postal code areas are completely within a district (the area can touch the borders, ...
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Calculating sinuosity of a path with GME in ArcGIS 10?

Does anyone have any experience with pathmetrics in GME? I would ideally like to use the old Hawths's tool "line metrics" for calculating sinuosity of a daily path but I have ArcGIS 10. I downloaded ...
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Heatmap algorithm to visualise point diversity

Can anyone suggest an algorithm to generate a heatmap for visualising point diversity? An example application would be for mapping areas of high species diversity. For some species, every single plant ...
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Creating noise maps using ArcGIS for Desktop or Open Source Desktop GIS?

In a previous role I helped create Noise Maps for Northern England. The predicted noise levels was done using the IMMI package (which I can recommend) and the cartographic output was done in ArcMap. ...
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Analyzing differences between two shapefiles to put results into new shapefile?

I have two polygon shapefiles of the same region from two different years (1985 and 1997) and I need to analyse the differences between the two shapefiles resulting in a third polygon shapefile ...