GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free, open source geographical information system (GIS) capable of handling raster, topological vector, image processing, and graphic data.

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r.stream.* commands do not work in qgis environment

I have been working for a while with some grass commands in QGIS environment (r.watershed, r.terraflow, r.thin, r.to.vect etc) with out any problem. I haven't been able to get any results at all from ...
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How to increase the resolution of a 3D image in QGIS GRASS NVIZ

I'm trying to display 3D data in NVIZ within QGIS, but the result appears very low resolution in comparison to the same data in ArcScene. Any ideas as to how to improve the quality would be greatly ...
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Converting Landsat8 DN to TOA reflectance for use in envi

I am used to working in envi, however my current version does not support Landsat8. I downloaded GRASS for the express purpose of converting Landsat8 DN to TOA reflectance for use/analysis in envi. ...
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Problem opening GRASS GUI: libgeos-3.3.6.so: cannot open shared object file:

I have been using GRASS to process some Landsat imagery but very recently, and as far as I am aware - after having done nothing different or changing the settings, I am trying to use GRASS and on ...
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r.surf.contour in QGIS 2.0

I have a problem with r.surf.contour. I create a DTM with v.to.rast.attribute and then use the r.surf.contour and it works fine in QGIS 1.9 but with QGIS 2.0 doesn't work. I have a contour shapefile ...
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QGIS DEM Output cell size does not match DEM input cell size

As my first post I offer a humble apology if this is such a basic question as to make any of you cringe. I feel like I have exhausted my search skills and read through the QGIS documentation ...
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Trouble with r.out.gdal in GRASS GIS

I'm processing some landsat 8 files. I'm using this scene LC82260982013325LGN00 and I have to apply i.landsat.toar and export the result as a GTiff. However when I use r.out.gdal it takes a very long ...
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How to generate a DEM from isolines and spot heights?

I have two shape files containing height information of a certain area and I need to create a raster DEM with GRASS using them. file 1 consists of height information in contours (isolines) file 2 ...
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Communicate synchronously & continuously (coords, etc) from terminal to application-based mapping software such that updates are displayed live on map

I run a lot of spatial queries. Hundreds of thousands a week. While these things are running, it would be nice if I could see what (where, actually) my scripts are working with. Distance calculations, ...
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Loading GRASS gives error installing QGIS Chugiak on Windows 8.1?

I am experiencing a problem installing QGIS 2.4 Chugiak on Windows 8.1, resulting in a error loading Grass. This may be a problem only affecting certain installations, I'm not sure. I am a noob on ...
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GRASS GIS for geological mapping [on hold]

Has anyone used GRASS GIS for geological mapping? I am trying to perform multispectral processing on open source GIS platform as I don't have access to ENVI software. Does anyone know a way to do ...
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How do I reproject one raster to match another's in GRASS

I have two raster layers, A and B, which have information about the same location but have different projections and datums. How can I reproject layer A to match the projection and datum of layer B? ...
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Create a 3D surface from xyz csv using GRASS

Apologies if this is a repeat question guys. I am trying to create a 3D bathymetry surface from xyz data. There is approximately 300,000 points with lat, long and z (depth data). The data is sonar ...
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GRASS: v.drape, v.split and v.to.db on spearfish sample data

I am new to GRASS and started training on the spearfish sample data set in GRASS 6.4.3. I selected a bicycle tour and transformed it into a polyline. My next goal is to read out the slope and ...
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Tutorial on how to model flooding using data from gauging stations along rivers in QGIS?

Can someone please direct me to a tutorial where I can learn more about how to model flooding using data from gauging stations along rivers using QGIS?
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How to import R-generated .gri/.grd raster files in grass?

I received data in .grd + .gri format, where the first one is a small text file and the second one (having the same name) is a binary file. I am unable to open them in grass/qgis. Any hint ? Missing ...
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LiDAR data density, returns per square meter

How can I compute a raster showing the number of return points per square meter using SAGA GIS or other open source software? My goal is to obtain a mask which would show me the places (cells) ...
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What's the difference between Processing GRASS and the GRASS toolbar?

Preparing a QGIS-course for my colleagues I stumbled over the following question: What is the difference between the GRASS commands in the processing toolbar and the GRASS Tools, that you access via ...
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how to mosaic rasters in grass gis?

I am new user of GRASS GIS. I need to know how can i mosaic different satellite imageries using GRASS GUI? I was trying to use i.image.mosaic, but could not succeed. I have been looking for online ...
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Why can't I load more than 12 elevation files into NVIZ?

I have a large set of rasters in a GRASS mapset, which I would like to use as frames in an animation, visualizing the raster data as elevation. NVIZ is an obvious tool for this, but I'm having trouble ...
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Problem with Command Console (GRASS GIS 7.0,0 beta2 on Windows 8.1)

I have a problem with Command Console. When I do for example, File-> Map display-> Add raster-> elevation, it works. But when I write into Command Console d.rast map=elevation@PERMANENT, it ...
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Execute Spyder within Grass GIS

I'm using GRASS Gis with a small Python script. Is there a way (for windows users) to use the sypder ide within grass? I looked at http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Tools_for_Python_programming but ...
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Can't launch GRASS GIS 6.4.3 GUI on windows 8.1

As title, I downloaded GRASS GIS from this website: GRASS GIS - Home, and I choose winGRASS 6.4.3 standalone installer to download. After I installed, I click on its icon: I can't launch it even ...
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r.topidx error: required parameter output not set

I'm calling GRASS r.topidx from QGIS 2.2.0. I can get other tools to work on the DTM, for example r.watershed. But r.topidx I get the Oops message: Oooops! The following output layers could not be ...
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Is my code for changing the resolution correct?

I have a raster files of daily minimum temperature (tmin) for the period 1962-2011 at a resolution of 1.125. I need to convert each single day raster file into 0.5 using inverse distance ...
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How to reclassify a float raster?

I have three rasters which represent distance (in metres) from certain things (bus stops, parks, libraries). I would like to reclassify these rasters so that they get integer values based on the ...
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GRASS and r.viewshed

I'm trying to run the r.viewshed command using co-ordinates held in a .csv file I imported using v.in.ascii. It has over 200 rows and I'm looking to run viewsheds from each line, without doing it ...
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Compute number of days with snow

I have a project and I want to map the effective number of days with snow cover for a year in some mountain area. Until now, I have processed the MOD10A2 (8 days snow cover) product derived from MODIS ...
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QGIS – Raster Calculator: Using flat (no data) areas of an aspect-raster in the raster calculator

I´m playing around with the Raster tools, following more or less the qgis-tutorial but using my own data. When I calculate the aspect of a DEM, flat areas are (logically) left without data. However, ...
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Unable to load GRASS plugin

I upgraded from QGIS 1.7.0 to 1.8.0, including updating GRASS to version 6.4.3. Since then, GRASS isn't any longer listed in the Fetch Python plugins. I uninstalled and re-installed the whole package ...
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How to check the resolution of converted raster file

I have a raster file whose resolution I need to change to 0.5. I do this using this: g.region rast=my_raster res=0.5 After running this command, how do I verify whether the resolution has actually ...
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Why is the raster information No Data value set to -1.#IND?

I have a couple rasters that have been atmospherically corrected using the "landsat.toar" tool in Grass. When these rasters are output and I open up their properties in ArcCatalog, the NoData Value ...
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v.clean in QGIS Python console

I have tried to use v.clean and v.clean.advanced (by GRASS GIS) within a script in QGIS, and was not able. I followed instructions here:, but was not able to do so. I got message: "No module named ...
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Issue while running grass from subprocess

I have a map based web application using geodjango. I needed to display the crime hotspots within a selected polygon area. I found that v.kernel is very good for generating heatmaps/hotspots. So in my ...
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Does somebody has a Python script for a Multiple Flow Algorithm?

I´m looking for for a python script for a multiple flow algorithm assigning flow to all lower cells from one central cell. This algorithm is part of the r.terraflow and would need it to start at a ...
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Shortest distance from polygon centroids to a line in QGIS

To get the distance of each polygon centroid from a line, I have tried the Distance to nearest hub algorithm from the Processing Toolbox. The distances I got from the algorithm did not seem correct, ...
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Raster map in different zone () than region ()

I am new to QGIS (just installed QGIS 2.0.1) and am having problems running any spatial analysis tools. I followed the instructions on how to call GRASS tools into QGIS, but when I try to run the ...
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Adjacency matrix in GRASS

I have a line shapefile that I use as network. I connect a set of point to it using "v.net operation connect" command. . My questions are: (i) how can I get the list of neighbors for each ...
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Error from ps.map in GRASS. How to fix?

I'm trying to learn how to use ps.map in GRASS. I thought that running it in interactive mode from the command line would be a good place to start, but I'm getting the following error: > ps.map ...
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Empty signature file after i.gensig in Grass (SOLVED)

I'm trying to make a supervised classification in Grass 6.4.3 under Linuxmint 16. After digitizing the training areas, I transformed them from vector to raster. Then I've done the following: just in ...
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GRASS r.out.mat memory issues

we have built a model with pythn/GRASS that calls the r.out.mat module. The area is quite large 25,000x25,000 cells. The machine we are running it on is Windows 7 machine with 16GB of RAM. After a ...
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What is the typical v.surf.xxx exicution time?

What is the typical v.surf.xxx exicution time? I am trying to run v.surf.bspline on a set of ~1600 points. It has bee running for about an hour now and is stuck at spot indicated in the image. I ...
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NVIS module not found in QGis

When I try to use the nvis module in Grass, QGis, pops-up a warning window saying "Module nviz not found". how can I solve this issue and use the nviz?
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95 percent volume contour

I generated, from point data, a kernel density map using GRASS, and I would like to identify the 95% volume contour in it. Is it possible in GRASS? Thank you
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How to modify existing grass gis tools and run them in QGIS?

I would like to take an existing tool of the grass tool box and modify the code to the specific needs of my task. As I´m struggling to start some kick-off would be great. How to access code? What do I ...
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r.composite gives blank image output in GRASS GIS

While running r.composite in GRASSGIS GUI command the image formed looks absolutely blank. The data I used is listed here below. IRS-LISS III Multispectral coverages. (i.e. band 2, 3 and 4 for Blue, ...
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Installing QGIS 2.0 with the newest gdal and geos libraries

I want to install QGIS 2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I followed these steps until the final installation command. Before I compiled gdal 1.10, geos 3.4.2 and grass 6.4.3 on my own. In the synaptic ...
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Help me to understand how i.fusion.brovey works in Grass 6.4.3

I'm using Grass 6.4.3 in Linuxmint 16. I don't have a very big problem but I'm trying to understand what is Grass doing, if I'm applying the process correctly and if there is something wrong with my ...
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“Missing dependency.This algorithm cannot be run :-(” QGIS + GRASS Windows 7

Windows 7, OsGeo4W pack installed including QGis 2.4.0 and GRASS. I Qgis when i try to execute a GRASS geoprocessing algorithm i get this popup: "Missing dependency.This algorithm cannot be run :-( ...
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How to split lines into equal segments with QGIS?

I'm attempting to split a curved (wiggle) line into equal length segments. Have used Grass's v.split which works to a degree but does not provide the output I'm after. v.split will extract segmented ...