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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Converting a .jpg map into a shapefile

I have a .jpg map of a set of U.S. counties that were affected by a tornado. The map shades where the tornado passed through, resulting in some counties only partially experiencing the tornado. I ...
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GRASS-QGIS Linking error

I need few customizations over grass and would use qgis gui for accessing grass. I am building qgis with grass enabled (WITH_GRASS=TRUE). While I am doing that I get the following. Any help is greatly ...
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How to recategorize features in GRASS by geometry, like the ArcGIS Sort tool?

The ArcGIS Sort tool creates a new feature class with features sorted by geometry. For example, it can number features IDs from north to south, etc. Is there a way to renumber the cat field in a GRASS ...
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Generalize large polygon-file

I have a large polygone file with landuse information (6 classes). Its vectorised from a raster classification so the polygons are all angular. Any of my tries to generalize with v.generalize (sneaks, ...
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How to compile QGIS with GRASS on Ubuntu?

I am on Ubuntu building qgis with grass plugin. I have build grass code separately and used --prefix to provide the path GRASS_PREFIX is /usr/local/grass-6.4.2 and GRASS_INCLUDE_DIR is ...
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How to correctly merge layers with overlapping polygons in QGIS/GRASS?

I have 4 vector shapefile that I would like to join/merge, without worrying about attributes. Here are the shapefiles. I would like to do an union and a spatial dissolve, but everytime I do a dissolve ...
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How to close and fill Gulfs and inlets in QGIS or Grass?

I have a raster layer from which I extracted only zones with a certain color, then polygonized it with QGis. I just generalized the new vector layer in GRASS to smooth things a bit. There are many ...
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GRASS r.grow doesn't seem to change raster values at all

I have a raster map in GRASS that looks like this: The red cells have a value of 1, the yellow cells have a value of 0. I am trying to use the r.grow command to 'fill in' the gaps in the red ...
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How to perform unsupervised classification of LANDSAT time series using Grass?

I'm using GRASS to perform an unsupervised classification on a time series of LANDSAT images (monthly temporal res, over 30 years), in order to compare land cover change in a particular area. I'm ...
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GRASS error reading raster map: request for row 1 is outside region [closed]

I'm a rather inexperienced GRASS user, and am trying to use an addon module called r.geomorphon (see http://sil.uc.edu/downloads.html#software). I've managed to get it installed and am trying to run ...
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Raster Analysis - Identifying features from Raster

I have an IDW, tension spline and hill-shade rasters that show an archaeological landscape and from these rasters I want to identify new features which are seen in the landscape as depressions. And ...
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Undefined reference errors installing GRASS addon

I am trying to install the r.geomorphons GRASS addon (available from http://sil.uc.edu/pdfFiles/jarek/r.geom.zip) in GRASS. I tried on Windows but gave up and decided the best thing to do was to try ...
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How do you change units from meters to kilometres? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using ‘gdalwarp’ in Python script for Grass I wonder how i could fit my cells to 10 km... Therefore is in meters... and the resolution is different (0.16164). I need ...
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i.maxlik cannot read i.class output signature file

I'm trying to perform a supervised classification using i.class. I'm then using i.maxlik, but this is returning the following error: GRASS 6.4.3svn (India_01):~ > i.maxlik group=test_group@test ...
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Is there an easy way to taper huge amounts of drainage vectors?

I've performed hydrological analysis using r.watershed using GRASS and now I have some stream vectors for a large area. Next, I'm planning to taper these streams to varying width to make them appear ...
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How to batch import GDAL supported raster files into GRASS?

I am trying to import some GDAL supported raster files into a binary raster map layer using the r.in.gdal module from QGis Grass tool. As I have multiple files to import, I would like to batch import ...
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Is it possible to produce a decent looking shaded-relief map at 50K-scale-or-larger using SRTM3 DEM?

I'm trying to make a decent-looking shaded-relief map of a particular area in 50K-scale-or-larger using open-source tools. The best (and free) option I have for DEM data for that area right now is the ...
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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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Creating rasters?

I am doing my masters in archaeology, but have used GIS for some time now, however this is my first attempt at generating and using rasters. I appear to have been successful for some, but not so well ...
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Calculate polygon field based on neigboring polygon attribute

I have a vector shape with many different sized polygons each possessing an own class name (for instance "houses", "houses with offices", etc ...) I want to assign a new field to each polygon ...
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extract data from several images to different shapefile columns using GRASS

I am now working in grass and I want to extract raster values from several images to a shapefile. I have already created the columns in the .shp where the raster values will be stored but I am facing ...
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Converting Shapefile to MySQL?

I have used Grass GIS imported a .shp file; I now want to export this file to MySQL. I understood that MySQL will contain the function of all three the files necessary in a Shape file system (.shp - ...
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What units are used in GRASS Rasterize?

What units are used in GDAL Proximity or GRASS Rasterize? - 'new size' parameter
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How to determine aerosol model value for i.atcorr in GRASS?

The i.atcorr module in GRASS requires aerosol model data to perform atmospheric correction using the 6S algorithm. It seems like I need a value from one of these parameters to continue: Estimate ...
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How to call GRASS modules in pyQGIS?

I wish to use a Grass module (v.to.db) in QGis, without the grass toolbox. I tried with the Python console, but to no avail : Using Sextante plugin but obviously it didn't know all the grass ...
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How to do kernel density estimation with a physical barrier/ boundary in QGIS?

Does anyone know of a programme that will allow kernelling that takes a boundary into account in its calculation rather than simply masking areas that are impossible? So far I have found: GME add on ...
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Why is transparancy of GRASS rasters missing when imported into QGIS?

I have a raster map in QGIS imported from a GRASS mapset with the QGIS GRASS plugin. The problem is that I have null() cells in the GRASS map that appear "colored" in QGIS. How can I set the ...
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How to color-balance false-composites of pan-sharpened Landsat images in GRASS?

Whenever I try to pan-sharpen composites of some Landsat images in GRASS using i.pansharpen, i.fusion.brovey or the IHS sharpening method, the output will have some or all of the following ...
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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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New QGIS install can't find GISBASE

At QGIS startup I get the message: "QGIS couldn't find your GRASS installation. Would you like to specify path (GISBASE) to your GRASS installation?" (Windows 7) No amount of rooting around the ...
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How to pan-sharpen Landsat images for image-classification in GRASS?

I'd like to learn how to do an unsupervised classification of a Landsat scene using i.cluster > i.maxlik in GRASS using pan-sharpened 15m-resolution images (the example given in its Wiki uses the ...
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Using 'gdalwarp' in Python script for Grass

I'm writing a Python script that aims to re-project various LANDSAT tiles into a common projection and then import the tiles into Grass. The script at present is shown below: #!/usr/bin/python ...
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How to reproject a raster to Winkel Tripel projection?

I'm trying to project a raster map (in ASCII grid format) from longlat to the Winkel Tripel projection. But I'm running into errors, for instance gdalwarp won't accept the proj-string. $ gdalwarp ...
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How are r.horizon results aligned?

I used r.horizon to calculate horizon on a raster every 10° without any offset. I have got 36 files now. Is the first file from 0° to 10° (then centered on azimuth=5°) or is it centered on 0°, in ...
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What are common methods for converting raster digital elevation data to vector contours?

In researching this I have found many references to the opposite, creating elevation data from contours, but nothing regarding contour creation. Preferably, I am looking for open source solutions like ...
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How to increase mask buffer and then offset it using r.mapcalc in GRASS?

I'm in the process of learning on how to remove clouds and cloud-shadows from Landsat images using GRASS. So far I was able to remove a lot of clouds from those images using i.landsat.acca, but it ...
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Is it possible to have self intersecting polygons in GML or shapefile?

GIS vector data for example GML or shapefile contains polygonal data. Lets assume, we have polygon A which has self-intersection which means that the edges in this polygon intersect with each other. ...
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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 single out country data from a world data map?

Say that i have two "data sources"; A global map of average wind speeds, A shape file (or similar information) of all country borders in the world. How do i combine these two sources and extract ...
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Network distance computations using GRASS

I'm an ArcGIS user who's interested in learning to use GRASS. Can anyone point out resources that will help me in learning how to obtain network distances between (1) residential locations (points) ...
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Hydrograph in GRASS

How to make hydrograph for a basin in GRASS? While surfing the GRASS home page, I came to know that some time back in GRASS 4.x a command r.water.fee exist. I understand, it is missing in GRASS 6.4. ...
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Why don't GRASS tools work in SEXTANTE? (QGIS, MacOS)

I've got both SEXTANTE and GRASS installed on my platform. GRASS-SEXTANTE report an error when I'm trying to create the Modeller, however, other tools (R) work fine in SEXTANTE. Do these tools have ...
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Watershed other than stream ( between two points)

Is there any method available to demarcate watershed for a location other than stream? I mean, if I want to find out the watershed for a place, where no stream available but, sheet of water can flow ...
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How to apply v.transform on a set of vector layers (GRASS 6.4)?

I have 64 vector layers, all of them must be warped using the v.transform module; the pointsfile is the same for all vectors. How can I apply the transformation recursively to all layers? I'm not ...
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How to rasterize vector data correctly in GRASS GIS 6.4.0?

I try to rasterize some vector data in GRASS GIS 6.4.0. Unfortunately, it always just works with one layer. Afterwards, there are just lines generated instead of rectangles. What am I doing wrong?
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GRASS GIS - r.water.outlet - What is my mistake?

I'm new to GIS - more so in GRASS GIS. I installed GRASS GIS 6.4.3svn in my Windows 7 machine. No problem in installation. Downloaded SRTM-Geotiff file Location, Mapset all o.k Used r.in.gdal to ...
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How to convert a regular point grid to raster? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert a point grid to a raster? I´d like to convert a regular grid (25 meter) of points (XYZ) to a raster. I have tried the GRASS-tool r.in.xyz but I always get ...
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How to join two polygon layers into a resulting layer with overlapping polygons merged together (including attributes)

I am trying to find a method (in QGIS and/or GRASS) to join two layers of polygons into a resulting layer with merged overlapping polygons. It's hard to explain in words, so I've drawn a simplified ...
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How to extend lines in Grass

I have a set of vector lines in grass which I need to convert into polygons. However, because of bad base data, the polygons don't always close. To fix this, I need to extend each disjointed line by ...