Creating vector features automatically from point cloud (LIDAR) data or raster data using image processing techniques.

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Is there a tool that performs automatic recognition of buildings?

I'm wondering if there is a tool, which takes a satellite map of a region, detects typical buildings and allows the user to review its result (check, whether the tool correctly identified the ...
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Land Cover Feature Extraction from Satellite Imagery

I'm interested in a low-cost or open source solution for creating land cover GIS layers that utilize both spectral and textural extraction algorithms. I have used PCI Geomatica, ENVI, and Feature ...
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Automated detection of tracks

Given an area with depressions in open area from; say all terrain vehicles driving on soft surface. The vehicles will cause parallel depressions (paths) of about 10-20 centimeters in depth and around ...
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River boundary (bank) extraction from LiDAR

Is there any way to extract a river boundary (bank) from LiDAR data and its products (DEM, intensity image and slope) automatically? Digitizing is very time consuming.
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Practical Building Extraction Algorithm Implementation

I've been reading many papers over 3D building extraction using LiDAR data and Aerial images. I see that there are many different algorithms for doing such things, such as this and this. Those ...
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How to extract vectors from map using QGIS?

I am trying to extract building footprints from a raster map (as shown in the example below). Please note that the maps are out of copyright, have been scanned and georectified by a library and have ...
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Extracting wall information using LIDAR data?

I'm trying to extract wall using the LIDAR. I have tried Fusion, Whitebox, Lastools in Arcgis, Saga and Envi. Those are tools that I can use. The walls I am interested are mainly 1 meter high. Some of ...
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Ditch Extraction using LIDAR DTM (1m resolution)

I'm trying to extract ditches using the LIDAR DTM using the software eCognition but I am actually having a hard time since the paper where I based my workflow entitled "Ditches’ network extraction and ...
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Can I specify a point and get all features within a certain radius of this point?

I have recently shifted to QGIS from ArcGIS and am looking for some help/pointers with the following: Does QGIS have a method by which I can specify a lat-lon coordinate (or a utm x,y coordinates, ...
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Lidar - Automated building extraction (Improve Process)

I have the following process for automatically creating building outlines/footprints from Las files and was wondering if anyone can help improve it or has suggestions for other processes to use? ...
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LiDAR Feature extraction specifications/standards

I have vector data representing forests/trees/buildings that have been automatically extracted from LiDAR data. I am looking for specification/guidance for LiDAR derived products, or any standard for ...
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Why use feature extraction?

Why is feature extraction important? Why do we have to reduce the feature space? Is it only a computational problem when we use hyperspectral imagery or does this procedure improve the ...
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What open source solution would work best for auto extracting features from satellite images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature Extraction - Land cover I have been looking for an open source solution which would allow me to define a region (or collection of images) and extract features ...
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Draw Paths Automatically

I have the following data: The pink represents digitized hiking trails done on a different software that is completely inaccurate compared to raster images. They do however have attributes with the ...
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How do I extract beginning/ending points for polyline shapes?

I need to extract the beginning/ending coordinates of every shape within a polyline shape file. It would be best to actually add them as values within the shape files .dbf (I can live without doing ...
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Check for feature existence before extract by attribute Arc GIS Model Builder

I have a model that runs through a series of Rasters in a folder and extracts individual crops as layers cyclically. The problem is that if the crop is not grown in a particular state, the model ...
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Extract data from QueryLayer to Shapefile

I have a QueryLayer that I need to export as a shape file. This was previously implemented as an ArcSDE feature class which we converted to a QueryLayer (running against SQLServer) in order to have ...
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Extract parcel layers from vector pdf

So, I have an interesting problem... I have a PDF file which has over 100 pages and each of these pages is displaying a map in vector format. By using some third party program I was able to find out ...
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Extracting flow accumulation to stream shapefile

I would like to create a shapefile that displays the flow accumulation for a given point in a stream channel. Is this possible? My client wants a map that shows the accumulated flow/catchment area ...
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Create polygon of buildings from Quickbird images in QGIS

I have Quickbird/Ikonos/GeoEye image and want to extract all the buildings from the image as an independent layer in QGIS. How can i achieve that?
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How to remove roads from dataset

I've got a shape file that I loaded into PostGIS that has both road and parcel multipolygons and I need to remove the roads. I tried loading the shp file in qgis and it loads them both as a single ...
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Counting plants in aerial images using unsupervised classification?

I am relatively new to GIS and I have the following problem: I want to extract the number of plants per row in a crop land. I have and RGB mosaic from aerial images. I think that I could do an ...
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In what real-world examples do users still digitize features from a map?

Is digitizing of map features completely dead? For example, when and why do you still digitize features from a map? It can be heads digitizing up from a scanned paper map (or image, or whatever) or ...
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Extract pixels from NDVI in ArcMap

I have a NDVI that I created from a Landsat 5 image. Is there a way to extract all the pixels above a certain threshold and save it as a shapefile? I am trying to create a vegetation mask of sorts to ...
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How to automatically convert dots on paper maps to vector points?

I have several paper maps with dots that I need to convert to vector points. I was hoping to get some suggestions on how to accomplish this without recreating each and every point by hand. I know ...
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Algorithm to detect entity (aircraft, ship, etc) intrusion into geographic area

I have been tasked with coming up with an algorithm to determine whether or not an entity (aircraft, ship, etc) is inside or outside of a geographic area defined as a set of geodetic (lat/long) ...
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How can I get a remote village transportation network from openstreetmap?

How can I get such a remote village transportation network from openstreetmap? nodes represent remote villages links represents public transportation tools, like buses Something like that: It ...
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extract roads, railways and canals out of old orthophoto

how is it possible to extract the roads, canals and or railways out of this image (black-white)? Or how is possible to create lines at the edges of the roads, canals and or railways?
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Feature Extraction from LiDAR in Erdas 2012 or ArcGIS10.1

I know it's possible but I just can't find or figure out a workflow for it. Erdas Webinars has the workflow for ver 2011 but this is very different in 2013 as it uses a raster img file instead. I ...
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Fields from a selected feature set are missing when gp.submitJob(..)--in Flex— pushes feature set to geoprocessing service (in Python)

I am extending existing query functionality that I have added to the ArcGIS Flex Viewer. I would like to extract the results from a query--which consists of a FeatureSet--into a .gdb. In order to do ...
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How to separate details by color from raster?

How to separate details by color from raster? Is it possible in ArcGIS or any other software? I have tried Spatial Analyst. I want to use RGB .tiff image which is scanned map. It consists of all the ...
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Easy way to digitize DSM for feature extraction

I have a Digital Surface Model (DSM) that I would like to digitized to extract features (buildings, etc.) using ArcMap 10.1. I would like to know if there is an easy way to digitize the DSM or to ...
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quantitative feature extraction from remote sensing imagery

I'm looking for a software to extract quantitative data from satellite images. I need for example the length, width and orientation of a particular feature (mountain ridges, drainage networks, roads, ...
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How to collapse dual lines to centerline in QGIS?

I'm in the process making of semi-automatic feature extraction from printed map tool. The feature I need to extract was a line, but on the map it's obviously in a raster data model. So after Raster ...
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How can we extract feature for automation method using ERDAS Imagine 2013 software?

I have Quickbird Satellite data, hence I want to extraction from Building foot prints using automation method. Could you give whether its possible or not? If possible how can we use ERDAS Imagine ...
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RGB Imagery Layer - Feature Extraction

I'm looking for information on Feature Extraction from the Ordnance Survey Mastermap Imagery Layer. This could be technical information, research papers or just sound advice from folks on this message ...
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OBIA following connected components segmentation in Monteverdi2

New to Monteverdi2 and OTB. I just finished a connected components segmentation using the Segmentation module and the large-scale vector output mode for large datasets. How can I filter the output ...