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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QGIS Grass Processing toolbox

I'm trying to use some of the GRASS tools from the processing toolbox in QGIS. I get the following Python error: An error has occured while executing Python code: Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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R.Mapcalc giving only blank maps as result

No matter what function I put in the r.mapcalc in the GRASS GUI I get a blank map full of null values. I even tried DEM+0 (I can see my DEM) and this also yielded a blank map.
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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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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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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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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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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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GRASS workflow for volume calculation

i am attempting a volume calculation using the route of 2 dems (upper and lower) and trying to subtract the difference. workflow as follows: A. rasterise vector contours (v.to.rast.attr) B. create ...
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QGIS GRASS plugin missing!

I just installed QGIS version 2.2.0-Valmiera on my mac with OS X. First I installed all required frameworks. QGIS is running, but the Grass plugin is not existing. In the toolbox the grass tools are ...
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QGIS 2.2.0 GRASS not worked

I use QGIS 2.2.0 on Windows 8 64 bit. I try to install use Standalone installer and OSGeo4W and still get the error And then i start GRASS C:\Program Files (x86)\GRASS 6.4.2>grass64 ╬╪╚┴╩└: ...
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Error “Unable to open data source” - import .shp into GRASS

I'm new to GRASS and GIS in general, so please forgive my ignorance... I have problem with loading Vector Data (.shp) into GRASS I used the following steps 1.1. and 1.2: http://qgis.org/en/docs/...
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Extrude polygons with holes in GRASS using v.extrude

I have a shapefile with building footprint polygons. Many of the polygons have holes/inner rings within them (I'm not sure of the correct term in Grass). These import correctly into Grass GIS. I aim ...
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Fill holes with an area bigger of a specific value in a raster coverage

I want to fill some areas of a raster coverage with a value of my choice. Those areas now contain NODATA values. So, they look like holes in my coverage. I know I could use r.clump function of GRASS, ...
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How to reposition a polygon Shapefile using ground control points and v.rectify?

I'm new to Grass. I would like to reposition a polygon shapefile using ground control points and v.rectify seemed just the perfect tool to do that. The raster from which the shapefile comes from was ...
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Adding time stamps to animation slides with OSS tools

I would like to create an animation with time lapse values printed on the PNG file. For this purpose I have created in QGIS a vector layer that stores timestamp and temperature value pairs for various ...
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Defining the boundary of a catchment area

I digitized contour lines from topographic maps and created a DEM. With the DEM, I estimated the boundary of a catchment area. Estimated positional accuracy of topographic maps is RMSE = 65 m, with a ...
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Is there any GRASS command to measure the distance between a point in rastermap and another in vector map?

I have a question about WinGRASS 6.4.3. Is there any GRASS script command to measure the distance between a point in rastermap and another in vector map? I have a raster map and a vector map. Raster ...
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“System not initialized. Programmer forgot to call G_gisinit().” message when loading table into GRASS via QGis

I am trying to load a CSV table into Grass with v.in.asciifrom the interface of Qgis 2.0.1 on Windows XP. As the progress bar indicated 74% of the data already loaded, I got the message "System not ...
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Multiply vector categories

I have imported a Vector map into GRASS GIS. There are some problems with the topology and some polygon areas overlap. I used 'v.clean' to break overlapping polygons and now I have multiple polygons ...
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header information is missing from image, after writing using opencv

I am doing complement of an image using open-cv python, while writing the image, open-cv is not writing the header information in the complemented image. my image data are in TIFF format. i am doing ...
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Trouble with opening/using i.atcorr in GRASS

I'm relatively new to GRASS. I'm running version 6.4.3 on a Windows 7 machine. I'm trying to process Landsat 5 imagery from multiple states, so I was hoping to approximately follow the workflow here: ...
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Re-sizing Raster file pixels

I have 2 JP2 aerial imagery files that are incorrectly sized. They are 100x larger than the other aerial images but correctly geo-referenced (starting x, y co-ordinates). I believe the issue is their ...
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Touch up tool for rasters?

I was wondering if it were at all possible to manipulate/massage rasters (eg Geotiff) using Qgis plugins or Grass?? By manipulate, I mean manually smooth off interpolation artefacts, blended surface ...
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Delete polygon underlap?

I am editing a layer in QGIS with severe polygon overlaps. Is there a way to delete the underlapping portions (i.e. the invisible parts) using QGIS? If I import the layer into GRASS using the GRASS-...
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Unicode Characters in GRASS ps.map instructions file

I am trying to put text on a ps.map generated map and the text contains the degrees symbol. I can insert the symbol into the instructions file, and it looks fine, but when I generate the map, the ...
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accuracy of classification in qgis [duplicate]

I have my classified map and my validation points. I performed point sampling with validation points to my classified map. but i am fuzzy with my next step. Some help?
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Problems with SEXTANTE

maybe the answer is somewhere, but i can't find it right now... I'm getting problems with SEXTANTE and algorithms with GRASS, SAGA... Always is the same, they can't open the files, the error is the ...
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Atmospheric correction for RapideEye without atmospheric parameters

I'd like to perform an atmospheric correction of my RapidEye images but metadata do no include atmospheric parameters required to use the 6s algo implemented in the Orfeo ToolBox. Is there a solution ...
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How to duplicate this QGIS workflow with gdal/GRASS? (reproject and crop a raster)?

I have a number of rasters (rgb images) that I want to re-project and crop. I have established a workflow for doing this in QGIS, but I'd like to do it using gdal modules, because the output is being ...
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grass region resolution error

I am working on a raster, but I can't set a correct region for it. In the Set region to match this raster map field, I select my raster map to change current region, but its resolution does not change....
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Getting an error when I try to import a loaded vector file to the QGIS GRASS Plugin

I am getting an error code when I try to import a contour line vector file GRASS via QGIS. I have been trying to create a DEM from the contour lines following this tutorial: http://linfiniti.com/2010/...
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How to Configure sextante in Qgis 1.9 ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and the most up to date version of Qgis 2.1.0-Master. I am trying to get sextante to work correctly and have a hard time. Specifically SAGA 2.1.0 and GRASS 6.4.2 will not ...
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Covisibility with QGIS/GRASS : r.los issue

I try to use r.los for a viewshed calculation. I specify the dem (Aster DEM clipped on a 2km*2km region). I specify x and y coordinates and run the command. Nothing append. I waited for 20 minutes ...
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GRASS GIS SDTS Manipulation

Preface: I'm a total GIS noob. Flame away. I'm learning GIS in my free-time and with free resources. I realize that is likely going to force me on the learn-fast-or-giveup track, but here it goes... ...
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GRASS Plugin to QGIS error

I am installing QGIS and GRASS as part of an FOSS GIS class I'll be teaching this summer. I used the OsGeo4W installer. This installer has always worked flawlessly for me except on the machines at the ...
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Rasterize vector with gdal

"I would like to calculate the Euclidian distance from a residence to a public service of interest e.g. the distance from a residence to a green space (as the crow flies) in QGIS. After browsing the ...
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Heat Map trouble: Is this a data formating problem?

I'm playing with the heat map plugin with QGIS. I've run through QGIS tutorial: http://docs.qgis.org/html/en/docs/user_manual/plugins/plugins_heatmap.html, using the airports data set as explained ...
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GRASS python script runs twice

Is there a reason that every script I have written for GRASS in python runs twice? I start them using the GUI script launcher tool, and they all begin with: #!/usr/bin/python import grass.script as ...
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How to handle/ avoid intersect errors when clipping the difference between two layers?

Using QGIS + Grass, I've added a shapefile of coastline and islands to my map. I then buffer this shapefile to create a coastal zone of a known width. At this stage the buffer consists of the ...
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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 this ...
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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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gdal-grass plugin for gdal 1.8 [closed]

I'm facing a big issue...i moved from the ubuntugis version of grass to the svn one. I managed to compile the svn (releasebranche6.4) version nicely but i can't download the gdal-grass plugin for ...
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How to rasterize a vector map?

I am looking for a way to create a raster grid from a vector map. I have a map consisting of shapefiles which I want to export as a raster with UTM coordinates. I was thinking of something using the ...
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How to average a set of n rasters using gdal or other GRASS module? [duplicate]

I need to average a set of n rasters using gdal or some other GRASS module. What command exists for this purpose?
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Extract Elevation of Points from DEM using Python QGIS or GRASS

I am utterly new to GIS, so please bear with me if I am providing incomplete information here. I have a DEM file (.dt2). What I am looking to do is as follows: take a series of points specified as ...
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GRASS failed to import ESRI ASCII grid

I'm a new user of GRASS 6.4.3 and I wanted to import ESRI ASCII grid. Raster file was unzipped, and in r.in.arc window I specified name for output, storage type etc. After it has run, raster didn't ...
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Problem with Bash loop in GRASS GIS

I'm new to GRASS GIS and programming and I'm running into a lot of what I imagine are beginners problems and something similar to this has been asked before, but not In a way that I understand. I'm ...
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How to batch merge rasters using FOSSGIS tools?

I'm working with QGIS 1.8 (gdal 1.9.2) and GRASS 6.4.3...but on Windows 7. I "just" want to merge my raster. I've got a folder with 50 GTiff raster from Lidar data. The aim is to merge raster ...
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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 ... p,...
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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 ...