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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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 create a service area using both streets and buslines in the same network?

I want to create a network analysis more difficult. Therefore, I want to calculate a Service Area around hospitals next to busstops. But: The network does not only consist of roads and ...
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Income data on a block level: how does a newbie do it?

I am a complete newbie at GIS data, and am trying to do the following: Figure out census blocks in Miami-Dade (and several other counties) that have average household incomes > $75,000 Get the ...
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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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Extract coordinates of polygon vertices in ArcMap 10?

I've got about a dozen polygons in a feature class loaded in ArcMap 10, all in geographic WGS 1984. How do I easily obtain the coordinates associated with each vertex of each polygon in that feature ...
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Multicriteria Analysis : how to?

I have to do a multi-criteria analysis to answer the question : "which is the best lot to develop". A few of the criterias are : distance of the nearest bus stop (point layer with bus stops) ...
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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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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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General steps to create watershed boundary

I am a very beginner of ArcGIS. I got this CD of GIS files of a city and intend to work on watershed management. There are different file names in different formats on CD. Like .shp, .shx, .dbf, ...
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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 ...
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How to produce a simple ZTV/ZVI in openWind?

I'm struggling to get to grips with openWind. I need to produce a ZTV showing a 5km radius around the chimney of a proposed industrial development. I'm not sure of the height of the stack yet but for ...
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GIS analysis to find duplicate geometries

I have a big shapefile that contains all the buildings and houses of the town that I work in (approx. 90,000 features). The data of the buildings/houses are saved by the town's surveying engineers and ...
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Mean coordinates in QGIS

I am using QGIS v 1.7.4 for MAC and I am trying to calculate mean coordinates for a set of points using ftools. To calculate my result I am going to Vector -> Analysis tools -> mean ...
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Hotspot Analysis: Low Values showing as hotspots

Im running hotspot analysis on point data, attempting to examine pollution emissions. I ran spatial autocorrelation first in order to determine the default distance threshold to use in the fixed ...
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Looping Summary Statistics on changing field name

I am trying to calculate summary statistics for a number of shapefiles, which is easy enough, but the field name for each shapefile is different. The field name is identical to the file name if that ...
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Is it possible, and if so how, to effectively classify vegetation types using false near infra red imagery?

Background : I use near infra-red imagery to delineate wetlands and water bodies with good success. It's also obvious to distinguish between new healthy vegetation and older growth and land areas with ...
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How to batch process near feature distance in ArcGIS

I have 2000+ point shape files. These are all GPS tracks. I want to calculate the distance from each point to the nearest feature (road, train line, restaurant etc) within a 30 meter radius. I am ...
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Are GIS Analyst salaries going to always be so low? [closed]

I regularly see GIS Analyst job postings (often in very expensive cities) asking for a plethora of experience paying in the $40k - 60k a year range, many are even below $40k or $30k. Considering the ...
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Statistical Analysis of Shapefile Proximity within Raster Image - ArcMap10.1

I have a raster image that has been reclassified into 15 equally incremented values/levels. This raster represents "sinkhole risk" in a certain county. So level 1 is the lowest risk region and level ...
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Frequency analysis and overlay analysis

Am new to gis and I hope to find help here. I am working on a research that requires that I overlay conditions of drainage systems and quality of healthcare in a coastal state to get areas which have ...
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How to colour contour lines in .shp file when the lines are not meeting in QGIS?

I am doing bathymetry analysis, where I would like to color the contours one by one in the case land is rising (or sea level going down). There is a comprehensive explanation about coloring contours ...
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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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Identify cluster centroids

I have a data set of points which are grouped into clusters like so: I'd like to use ArcGIS or Python to create a point layer of the centroids of each cluster but I can't seem to find the right ...
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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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FME - Raster Algebra and Multicriteria Analysis

I'm trying to use FME to do some raster algebra for some Multi-Criteria Analysis. At the moment, I have three rasters, all with the same extents and resolution: Slope, Hydro, and Infrastructure Mask. ...
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Using National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) county level crop data to estimate crop acreage in hydrologic regions?

National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) provides county level crop (Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, etc) data. I want to calculate crop acres on each subwatershed from the county based data. I'm ...
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How do you use GIS to detect percentage of Land Use Change

I am a student in GIS I have a dissertation about land use change. I have questions about using ArcMap 10 for this aim, how can using GIS to detect the percentage of land use change. For example we ...
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How to dissolve adjacent parcels by same owner but include those parcels located across the street with the same owner?

In trying to determine the total contiguous stream length per landowner, I dissolved parcels by parcel owner name attribute and intersected these dissolved parcels with streams. However, dissolving ...
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network based interpolation methods, which one could I use?

I need to interpolate traffic data consisting in raw number of vehicles passing across certain points, where counters are. It is evident I haven't a uniform distribution of points and values about ...
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Finding shortest cumulative route (i.e. best 'hub') between networked points

How do I find the shortest cumulative route (i.e. best 'hub') between networked points? I have a dataset where some but not all of the points in the network connect to each other, however it is ...
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When dealing with rasters of varying resolutions should one resample to the highest or lowest resolution?

I'm looking for recommendations on best practices for dealing with raster data layers with different resolutions and projections. The advice I've been given is to always resample to the layer with the ...
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What type of remote sensing methodology is commonly used to locate and track the movement of woodland caribou herds?

I am most curious whether it is possible to use Landsat or other freely available imagery (but info on any other method would great as well) to locate and track the movement of woodland caribou herds ...
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How to create cost surface for least cost water transport analysis?

I am working on a project to derive least cost pathways between sites by dug out canoe travel. Has anyone worked on a similar project or found a function like the Tobler hiking function that can be ...
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Analyse effect of groups on raster maps

I work with a mechanistic model that uses climate data to simulate some specific output for different time steps and spatial locations. Now I want to investigate the effect of different climate data ...
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Calculate field of view / angle of a point to a shapefile

I am trying to automate a calculation of the blocked fraction of a field of view from a point to a shapefile. I.e. find α in , such that α / 360 gives me the fraction of the field of view covered ...
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Calculating distance between borders when one polygon inside another polygon?

I am brand new to ArcGIS and having some trouble. I would like to calculate the distances between the border of one polygon to another polygon. However, these polygons overlap. Thus when I use the ...
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How to emulate Google Maps driving directions using pgRouting?

Would like to emulate google maps' driving directions functionality but use pgRouting instead. google's data over the project area & scale is quite a bit off so we want to use our own transport ...
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Efficient manner to buffer streams with multiple attributes?

I need to buffer a very large, complex hydro vector layer based on different water quality designations and surrounding slope. Different water quality classifications have different buffer ...
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How to analyze differences between two shape files and put results into a new shape?

I have two polygon shape files of the same region from two different years (1985 and 1997) and I need to analyse the differences between the two shapes resulting in a third polygon shape file ...
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Why don't my service area polygons follow my network?

I have found a few similar questions, but no good answers, so here goes another Service area question: I'm working on creating a walking distance layer from Parks, and have a road network set up with ...
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Calculate ANOVA using GIS

It's possible to calculate a statistic like ANOVA using GIS. I'm using ArcGis, but there's any GIS software to calculate it? Thanks,
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How to Create Polygon shapefile based on change in point value?

Is there a function in ArcGIS that would take analyze the adjacent point or polygon based on percent difference. If the adjacent value is within less than the percent it would dissolve otherwise ...
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Is there a limit to the amount of data in a spatial join in QGIS?

I am using Quantum GIS and trying to spatially join a point grid with polygons that are overlapping. If I get the sum of intersecting features, then I can get a good raster value. Well, every time I ...
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ArcGIS “Zoom to layer” scale

I'd like to quickly inspect the features in a feature class by double clicking the row in the table view and looking at the surrounding base layer. This works, but the feature fills the screen, so I ...
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How does the tolerance influence QgsGraphBuilder and tieing of points?

I am developing a script which uses OpenStreetMap data to calculate the distance (over the road network) between each building and the nearest hospital. To do this, I mainly follow the official ...
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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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Analyzing spatial differences: conceptual and technical questions

My question is both conceptual and technical, but more conceptual than technical. It's a little long and multi-pronged, but I figured the best answers would consider everything, so thanks for bearing ...