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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Elevation correction ASTER GDEM2 (+10m)

My ASTER GDEM2 has a average elevation error of -10m for my area. (I testet it using 90 defferential GPS reference points and compared it with old Topo25, SRTM, and GoogleMaps). I would like to ...
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Using nviz module in GRASS through qgis error

I'm an new user to qgis/GRASS and I've run into a problem with the nviz module. In trying to visualise a raster heat map created from vector contours in 3D using the nviz module in GRASS tools in ...
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How to vectorize a Raster-Classification? (qgis, grass)

I classified my raster-DHM into elevation levels using colormap. Its not a "real" classification, just a colormap. So I cant vectorize the classes to get polygones for every class. Whats the best ...
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Large mosaic process failing - what are the options? software independent only focussed on result

I need to mosaic about 550Gb of tif imagery together and the software I have tried keeps failing. The area has been split into zones so that the smallest has approx 200 tiles. I have used the latest ...
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Interpolation of contours (from one “main-contour-shapefile”)

I calculated, that the best and smalest possible äquidistance (equidistant) for my map is 30m. After I generlized my DHM, I extracted contours of a intervall of 30m and smoothed them. Now I have my ...
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hypsometric colors alà IMHOF, SYDOW or PEUCKNER

I need a hypsometric color-map to add it to my multishade-modell. (High Mountain between 800 and 4000m) There are a lot of differend typs explained in IMHOFS "Cartographic Relief Presentation". I want ...
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Multishading: bring them together to one Raster-Image

I made a multi-hillshade with 4 different light-directions and colors and stacked one above the other, each with its own transparency. Now I want to "save" the result in one raster-image. Whats the ...
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QGIS is not able to find GRASS. Choose the path of installation folder of GRASS

I've downloaded and then correctly installed QGIS 1.7.4 for windows (Win 7 64bit is my version) in C:\Programs\Quantum GIS. But everytime I start QGIS this popup appear: "QGIS is not able to find the ...
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Cell calculations; QGIS,GRASS,GDAL,SAGA

I recently asked a question about trying to calculate the slope over distance (manually) using QGIS, but then I came up with another way of solving the problem, but I would have to get some help for ...
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mdenoise/r.denoise: How to

I want to use mdenoise / r.denoise but i cant get it working. I have Xubuntu 12.04 and Grass 6.4.1 GRASS tells me after installing the plugin: g.extension extension=r.denoise ...
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How to automatically plot intermediate contours with QGIS, GRASS GIS or SAGA GIS?

I'm mapping a steep mountain range. My main contour interval is 50 m and my intermediate contour interval is 10 m. In steep areas, the interval of 10 m is too small, so I need to leave ...
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Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS

Is it possible using QGIS or GRASS to perform a Zone of Visual Impact assessment? E.g. where can a 100m high structure be seen at a viewing height of 1.8m within 30km, taking into account elevation ...
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1'' DHM: Hillshade is too rough - how to “generalize”?

I got this hillshade from my DHM (I used the hillshade-module from qgis). For my purpose there is too much relief detail (roughness). How can I get rid of this in QGIS or GRASS? Thanks! Martin
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r.sim.water G_malloc error

I've been trying to run r.sim.water on a 3 meter LiDAR-generated DEM I have, but keep getting G_malloc errors: r.sim.water --verbose elevin=meterDEM.final@Sediment_Simulation ...
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Can GRASS read Spatialite geometry fields?

I've looked at the question: How to import SpatiaLite data into GRASS? already. The links there talk about two separate tasks: Passing SQL to a Spatialite DB from GRASS and connecting to Spatialite ...
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How to calculate the average value of a raster within polygons?

I am using the GRASS plugin in QGIS. I am trying to calculate the average value of a raster dataset within a set of polygons. I have created a new mapset and have imported both the vector and ...
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mapping number of days a site is flooded from daily inundated areas maps

I have a set of daily inundated area polygons and would like combine them into one map that can give me a map showing the number of days a site remained inundated. I am unable to figure out any ...
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Why can't r.patch find the rasters?

I have elevation rasters which loaded just fine in a GRASS session. They represent adjacent areas, so I want to meld them into one raster. I ran r.patch using the GRASS GUI, and it would only accept ...
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GRASS and QGIS- “ not recognized…format” but it worked before

Prologue: I used my Ubuntu file viewing GUI to move data files around and "clean house" a bit. I started a new GRASS session and tried to add NED elevation rasters which I have successfully added ...
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Does 'r.patch' act only on “loaded” rasters?

Can I run the GRASS command 'r.patch' on raster files which are not "loaded" into the current GRASS session? That is, rasters which are simply in my folder but not in a GRASS location & mapset? ...
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GRASS importing same-name rasters fails

I have NED elevation data in 3 rasters. (That's how it downloaded from USGS NED page.) The files are named "61471006", "61471006_2", and "61471006_3". I succeeded in using the GRASS GUI and menu ...
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Making a Bridge Classification tool in GRASS GIS

I'm working on a tool for classifying bridges with GRASS. I have been using examples online but I've come to a standstill as how to actually make this tool in GRASS. I have my raster of my area and ...
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How to specify column names with v.in.ascii

I have managed to import a CSV file into a points vector file using GRASS v.in.ascii v.in.ascii --o input=test1.csv output=test2 format=point fs=, skip=1 x=2 y=3 z=0 cat=0 This is test1.csv ... ...
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r.mapcalculator and python again

I've been trying to write a script creating binary maps: a=raw_input ("enter a threshold") b=float(a) grass.run_command('r.mapcalculator', formula="**'base_map'>=b**", outfile='map'+str(a), ...
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Open software tool or QGIS plug-in to make land cover classification

Is there any tool or plugin for QGIS/GRASS to make an automatic land cover classification from satellite imagery --- based on CLC nomenclature for example? Of course, it will not be 100% sure but it ...
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Why is GRASS not thinning a terraflow raster properly?

I want to convert a raster map encoding directional flows (the output of r.terraflow) to a vector map. I'm using r.thin to process the output. It terminates successfully with 0 pixels removed during ...
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How to divide a polyline by intersecting isochrones

I have two shapefiles, the first representing a path (a polyline with a single category), the second representing isochrons from the same origin (point 0) which intersect the above mentioned path. I ...
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creating a raster of the residuals of a regression between two rasters

I am trying to create a raster of the residuals of a regression between two rasters. i.e. I would like to carry out a regression of one raster against another of the same extent and plot the residual ...
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Looking for large GML files containing vector polygon data

I have few vector data files with 500 to 700 MB GML files. But I am looking for files larger than these preferably 1 GB, 2 GB. It would be helpful if somebody can provide some pointers regarding the ...
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Viewing .las format LIDAR data in QGIS?

Is there an easy path to visualizing this LIDAR data? I have QGIS, and some USGS LIDAR data in (.las) format downloaded from http://lidar.cr.usgs.gov/ . This means I have both the (.las) and ...
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What I'm doing wrong with the command r.out.ascii in GRASS GIS?

I have raster in .bil format which I want to save in GRASS GIS with r.out.ascii. I get this result in .txt file: north: 1N south: 0 east: 1E west: 0 rows: 1 cols: 1 55537 I suppose it is something ...
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Change raster value for an area based on a class of another raster

I would like to change all raster values in raster A that fall into the locations of category/class 1 of raster B. Here, some more details. I did a calculation on a DEM resulting in different ...
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Vectorize cell boundaries in GRASS

I need to vectorize the cell boundaries of a raster map and I have forgotten how to do this. For instance, if I have a raster map of a region that is just map=1 with a cell size of 500m, I would ...
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How to connect lines in a network?

I have a shapefile of lines and another of polygons. When two or more lines intersect a polygon they should be connected (snapped), but sometimes during manual digitization this doesn't occur. I need ...
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How do you open/display and extract NetCDF files info?

I am working with NetCDF files using R & Matlab and I would like to know if the GIS community is using them. I know that ArcGIS can open & display, however most of the times the results are ...
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Dissolve or unsplit lines on common attributes in PostGIS or GRASS?

I have a road centerline shapefile that has roads split at every intersection. However, I would like to join LINESTRINGs that have a common set of attributes into a single LINESTRING. So long as the ...
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Is it possible to use the Goode Homolosine projection in QGIS?

Is it possible to use the Goode Homolosine projection in QGIS? Both QGIS and GRASS seem to have trouble with the interruptions, squashing the higher latitudes together. I tried +proj=goode ...
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How to make the layer 2 use the same vector categories from layer 1?

I'm having some doubts concerning the layer mechanism. Creating a new layer (ie a new connection between a vector and a DB table), I've imported a vector (rivers) through v.in.ogr, then I've cloned ...
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Automatically apply topology rule to only selected portions of a .shp file?

I am looking for some examples/tutorials on how to apply a topology rule to only a selected portion of a shp file using a script in ArcGIS/GRASS. Using ArcGIS seems to always require an interactive ...
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File naming for Enterprise GIS database?

I'm designing the guidelines for an Enterprise GIS database. Part of this database will include customized geoprocessing tools using a variety of software. I'm interested in knowing whether anyone ...
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How to keep (complex) color table when exporting from GRASS

I understand how to work with color tables within GRASS - but is there any way to preserve color tables when opening the raster in a different program? For example, I created a color table in GRASS ...
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Silence user warnings for GRASS-PYTHON program

I've created a program that runs externally from GRASS v6.4.1, using python 2.6. It imports an ESRI shapefile, and exports a seperate KML for every polygon in this vector file. Polygons with ...
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How to set cell size for vector to raster conversion in QGIS GRASS plugin?

I'm converting a vector (loaded in GRASS plugin in QGIS (1.7.0.-wroclaw) and would like to convert this to a raster with a defined cell size. At the same time I need a value from the attribute tabel ...
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run r.stats as a quiet module in GRASS-Python script

Has anyone else used r.stats as a quiet module in a GRASS-python script? As part of my program I'm using: grass.run_command("r.stats", flags='l', input=<file>, output=<*.csv file>, ...
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Can I split up v.in.ogr into multiple v.clean commands?

I'm trying to load a large set of polygons into GRASS with "v.in.ogr" and am running out of memory at the "Break Boundaries" stage. I'm wondering if I can break into steps all of the different things ...
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Why does GRASS eliminate polygons when using v.generalize?

I am facing a dilemma while trying to use v.generalize to simplify polygons which are similar in size and structure to US Counties or States. Often, I lose polygons from the data set after running ...
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How to fix Graphserver warning “osmdb has no edges!”?

I'm really new to GIS. I have some shapefiles data that I'm trying to import in graphserver. I'm doing: gs_osmdb_compile output3.osm output3.osmdb And the result is: WARNING: osmdb has no edges!. ...
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Hand fit curve and then apply to time series of rasters, make a map. How?

Maybe a data management problem, not too sure, but likely a challenge which someone has dealt with before. I have a time series of rasters. I can summarise the information by taking averages of each ...
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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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Blank Vector Selection Dropdown in QGIS GRASS Plugin

I realise there are some issues which getting vectors into the GRASS module in QGIS, but is the behaviour i am getting expected? I have loaded the vector shapefile via GRASS, closed G and reopened ...