A density map depicts a number of objects per unit area.

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Accessibility indication from points

I will simplify my question to be better understood. Let's suppose my study area is consisted by settlements A and B. They both have the same population (1000 people each). Each settlement was ...
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Interpolating species data from sample points in a small area

I have sample data from a small site (10 acres) which shows the number of occurrences of a particular species of snail over two sampling periods (fall and spring sampling). I want to try and ...
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Quality estimation of a spline interpolation with barriers

I interpolated the age of minerals for the Inner Tien Shan mountains (Kyrgyzstan) using the ArcGIS tool "spline with barriers". I use ~ 200 points for my interpolation. The barrier that I use is a ...
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Creating density map from point data?

I have point data, where one point represents one 1 storm water outfall, looks like this: (point data is across all of Long Island, New York). I am having a bit of difficulty finding the best tool ...
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Density analysis producing extreme values?

I have point data of gas flares and I am trying to create a simple density raster of those flares. Results are either 0 or in the 100,000-1,000,000 range (when there's 5 to 40 or so points in each ...
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Heat map / Density map from dynamic points table in MapServer (GeoServer)?

How can I create a heat map (some would call a density map) from a points layer in MapServer (or GeoServer)? (preferably able to choose Interpolation method, NN, IDW, etc and color map with a ...
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How do I create zones using location features? [closed]

I have a list of rock art sites with a recording of every image within each site. For example, Site 1 has 4 kudu, 1 lion, 3 males and a locust; Site 2 has 2 leopards, 1 elephant and 3 giraffes; Site 3 ...
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Identifying clusters of points within a given distance

So I have a database of lats/longs representing incidents occurring on or near roadways. My goal is to identify the street block areas with the highest number of incidents in the database. I don't ...
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Trying to Create a Global Choropleth Population Density Map then add Biodiversity Level

I am trying, quite unsuccessfully, to create a global choropleth population density map for a specific 120 countries, using ggplot2. Once I have created this choropleth map, I want to add number of ...
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Statistically compare two density maps?

I (will) have a modelled distribution and an observed distribution of animals. If I were to interpolate these position datasets to reflect some density distribution (perhaps using a kriging ...
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Find area with highest relative density of one type of object

I'm using PostgreSQL/PostGIS and I have an advanced type of query. My database contains two types of object - let's say pubs and churches :) Is there a way that I can find the area with the densest ...
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Python problems with select by attributes and user input

I am attempting to create a tool where the user can input a census tract number within the city of Plano (there are 77 tracts) and it ultimately creates a map layout showing the population density. I ...
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Automating calculation of Population Density in Census Tracts?

I am quite new to Python and I am attempting to practice by making a simple program with ArcGIS. I wanted to make a script that automated the calculation of population density of selected census ...
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City density in GIS

There's a cite calles http://map.vmr.gov.ua/ in which each house has a type (for living, offices etc) and number of floors. I want to find out city density - i.e. to assign certain amount of people ...
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Count the area of rasterdata in specific shapefile polygons (residential density in different districts)

I'd like to count the exact area of three different residential classes (low, medium, high) by district of a shapefile which contains 225 districts. like: district 1 has: XXX sqm low, XXX sqm medium, ...
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Creating contours with meaningful values from point data

I recently obtained a CSV containing the locations of all recorded bicycle accidents in Boston over the past few years. As an avid cyclist, I'd like to create a simple contour map that draws attention ...
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How to fill in the parameters for kernel density estimation?

I am desperately trying to calculate animals home range with kernel. Unfortunately, the result is obviously incorrect and I cannot identify my mistake (I would like to post a screenshot but its not ...
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catchment delineation

I am trying to use qgis to delineate between three sub-sub-catchments. I have contour shape file of 20 meter height. Sub-catchment is about 12 square kilometers area but consist of three ...
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How to create a Human Trafficking Heatmap in QGIS?

I'm trying to create a heatmap with about 325 points distributed around the city of Houston. (FYI Houston is a major human trafficking in the US: a title shared with LA and Atlanta depending upon ...
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how can i plot news stories to show how many stories include each country on a map of the world

We have a table that shows the number of news stories that include particular countries over a set period of time there are three news channels that we have this data for and we would like to show/ ...
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How to calculate the density of settlement per 100 square kilometers?

I have a point shapefile representing settlements. I want to calculate the density of settlement per 100 square kilometers. Should I use point or kernel density? I am working with ArcGIS. Is there any ...
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How to create a heat map or density map from stacked polygons in ArcMap 10

I have a polygon shape file that has many overlapping features. Each feature represents an area used by polar bears. So some of the polygons overlap and some don't, and there are separate clusters of ...
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summing up over an area based on a distance related function

Through a field study, we learned that the density of a bird species in the forest was related to the distance to forest edge: ln(density) = 1.89*(distance to edge) + 0.34 Now, for any forest ...
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Finding nodes with QGIS

As part of work in statistical mapping for school, I need to use QGIS to find the spatial extent of commercial nodes. A node is defined for this exercise as a zone of 75m in diameter where the ...
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How to Calculate Utilization Distribution Overlap Index (UDOI) in ArcGIS 10?

I was wondering if any of you happen to have any information on how to calculate the Utilization Distribution Overlap Index (UDOI) in ArcGIS 10? If I understand it correctly the UDOI takes two kernel ...
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Determine density or cover from a raster layer that has been clipped by a polygon

I am a very new GIS user using ArcMap 10. I have a raster layer of tree canopy that I have clipped so that the layer is in a polygon that is a circle with a 2km radius. I have done this for four ...
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How to produce density map in square kilometers?

I have a shp file with the location (lat, lon) of lightning spatial distribution. I want to produce a density map of lightning occurrence per square KM. I used density point function and I don't know ...
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How to redistribute population data using Python in ArcGIS?

I am trying to redistribute population data from census centroids among to housing density.Would you please help me to do that? I do have census area centroids (points) and the boundaries belong to ...
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Spatial join to kernel density / kernel density with polygon/point output in Arc

I'm looking for a way to join polygons to a density function for some other feature of interest. Current workflow make density raster from feature set of interest, using point/line/kernel density ...
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How do I make a heat or Choropleth map that uses polygons in QGis?

I've been playing around with the heatmap plugin for QGIS and I am wondering if it is possible to make heatmap with using a similar plugin/tool that uses polygons as well as points? I would like to ...
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V.kernel not working correctly in grass-6.4.2

I am using grass-6.4.2 for generation of heat maps of crime data. For testing purpose, I created a vector layer from my places shapefile which is a point data.The places shapefile contains more than ...
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How do I compute v.kernel maps in less than 16 hours?

I am using the GRASS GIS 6.4.2 bundled with QGIS 1.8.0, using a PostGIS dataset exported via v.in.org.qgis from QGIS, to create kernel density maps. The layer has 738,288 points. My problem is the ...
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Is population density considered continuous data and why?

Population counts are typically referred to as discrete or quantitative data. Why is population density a continuous data type when it is typically measured for aggregate areas such as census tracts ...
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What's the best way to produce a density map from weighted points in QGIS?

I'd really like to repeat the functionality of the ArcGIS Kernel Density tool - how could I do that? I would like to limit answers to easy-to-install free-and-open-source software – i.e. QGIS ...
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How to identify “true arcs” in Arcmap?

This is really annoying: the only good way of creating circles in ArcMap is using true arc, (compound curves) but I need to convert those to vertex (densifying) because of a compatibility problem. I ...
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kernel density with Grass-Qgis

Hello I am studying the use of GRASS GIS within Qgis and I need a little help with the understanding of the v.kernel module. I didn't find any human help within the manual (very cryptic) This are my ...
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How to densify a polyline according to a specific length? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add vertices to lines I am using QGis 1.8.0 I would like to densify a polilyne according to a particular length of segment (ex. 200 m). I know it is possible with other ...
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Adding kernel density output to map with ArcPy

I am trying to emulate the behavior of the Kernel Density tool from the ArcMap 10 GUI in a script; in other words, I want to calculate the density of a dataset, and add the visual result to a map. If ...
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What type of kernel density function does ArcMap use?

I know that there are several types of kernel density functions, such as uniform, cosine, Gaussian, etc. I was just wondering which one the "Kernel Density" functionality in ArcMap 10's Spatial ...
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How to do Kernel density analysis in QGIS 1.7?

Do someone have some suggestion? We would like to tray Kernel Density analysis as we did with ArcGis using QGIS?
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calculate building density in ArcMap

I have two questions related to calculate building density. I need to calculate the building density in a map which Data is in shape format. The buildings and the area are in two different layers. ...
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Finding intersection density for weighted lines connecting points across the continental USA

I'm working on an one-time problem that I'm hoping to solve with a computer program using free GIS libraries (preferably for VB.Net, C#, or Python... Java or C/C++ could work too). Alternatively, I ...
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How to calculate Line Density in QGIS?

I have a map of fracture distributions over an area and I would like to calculate the density distribution of fractures that intersect a moving window with a specified radius. Is there a way to ...
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How to find the distance within which a set percentage of features fall?

Someone asked a question earlier about finding the number of features within a certain distance of another feature in ArcView. I have the opposite question: is there any way, in ArcGIS 10, to find the ...
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What is the highest resolution of population density data that I can obtain for USA freely?

Ok so as far as my understanding goes the most high resolution dataset available that factors in many other things (other than Census data ) at a 1X1 km resolution is Landscan data created by Oak ...
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Dot Density Maps in QGIS?

Is there a 'friendly' way to create dot-density maps, where a polygon attribute data defines the number of dots (e.g. 1 dot = 100 ) using QGIS 1.7+? I say friendly because after a couple of hours ...
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Interpretation of ArcGIS Kernel Density legend parameters

In ArcMap 9.3 I've used Kernel Density to map various incidents, but the resulting shapefile doesn't display any units of measurement. Is there a good, not-to-technical source that would explain in ...
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Normalizing and adding kernel density rasters

I have 4 years of road kill data for one road, though each year has a different sample time frame (i.e. May-June vs. April-October) and therefore each year has a different number of surveys and totals ...
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Represent multiple work visits to the same location in ArcMap?

How can I get ArcMap to summarize and display multiple feature records for the same address location?
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Spatial statistics tools : clustering analysis on raster data

I've an apparently simple problem, but i can't find a clear methodology to use. I'm tasked to delimit "urban areas" by vector convex polygons, using the Gridded Population of the World dataset from ...