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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Tool/Algorithm for generalizing OSM-Files for printing maps

Is there a tool or algorithm to (topological) generalizes OSM-shapes? I would like to build a printable map in different scales. In the image below you can see the same divided road (yellow) at ...
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Moving raster to different mapset GRASS GIS

I have a raster DEM that I created in one mapset but I would like to copy it to another mapset for another purpose. Is this possible within GRASS or can I just copy some files over in the ...
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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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What's a good toolchain to reproject some PNGs in plate carre to UTM?

I have some PNGs produced from Canadian DEM data. They're 1201px by 1201px heightmaps. Each one represents one quarter of a degree latitude and one quarter of a degree longitude. But I want to work ...
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Raster to Vector: Displaying classes in Vector Layer - GRASS GIS

I use Maximum Likelihood classification to classify Landsat image into two landuse classes - one of my interest and rest including all others. Inorder to assess the accuracy I export it in vector ...
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How to modify the colors of a raster map to use only one color in varying shades?

I have a raster map in GRASS containing elevation values. I want to display the elevation values in only one color (specificaly blue) but in varying shades of blue. I tried the options in r.colors, ...
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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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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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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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Cutting out depth information in raster. Calculating volume in Qgis

I am trying to calculate habitat volume for around 30 fish stocks in Qgis. I have habitat areas (shape files) and Bathymetric information (.tif file). I believe I can calculate the entire volume of ...
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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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How to create a point along a line given distance

I have been given a non-spatial database which contains the names of lines which I have a shapefile for. The database also has names of points and the distance of each point from the origin along the ...
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How to calculate difference in altitude along lines using GRASS?

Using SRTM altitude information and OpenStreetmap roads, I want to calculate altitude differences (sum of meters uphill and downhill separated = two values) per road element. What would be the ...
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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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Remote geoprocessing solutions?

I have a relatively old laptop (i5 8Gb) but it is fine for most of my GIS needs. Infrequently I would like to run processes which requires larger amounts of RAM (16G+) but I cannot justify forking out ...
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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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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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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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Would it be possible to construct a stand-alone grass.script python package?

I would like to migrate dependency on ArcPy to grass.script without requiring the full installation of Grass. Would it be technically possible to have a portable directory containing grass.script and ...
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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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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 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 v.rast.stats returning null values

I have a vector layer (polygon) and a raster layer. The raster layer holds values for height above bald earth in a field called "value". I'd like the vector layer to inherit either the mean or the ...
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How to generalize and vectorize a LandUseClassification raster file?

I want to vectorize that rasterfile with its 6 landuse classes. The classification is very noisy and have to be generalized before. The result should be a polygone vector file. I use SAGA, (GRASS) ...
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Southern hemisphere projections for Landsat upsets GRASS

Hi All does anyone have the last word on why Landsat scenes don't project in the southern hemisphere. This causes no end of trouble in GRASS, less so in QGIS. What I mean is, take an original scene ...
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How to compare two DEMs and show their difference?

I want to compare my DEMs (ASTER GDEM2 and SRTM4.1). I know, that the GDEM has some extreme "holes" with totaly wrong elevations (I found 3 of them in my working area). Now I need to know, if there ...
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How to return raster values based on polygon (shapefile) boundaries in QGIS?

How to return raster values based on polygon (shapefile) boundaries in QGIS? Is this an elementary question, because I am finding it hard....... Ideally I would like a neat workflow as I am likely to ...
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Create filled contour map with GRASS

Background I'm trying to make contour/isoline/isochrone maps to show what areas are within walking distance to schools for my pet project to help with the Safe Routes to School program. I followed ...
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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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How to calculate distances in a point sequence?

I'm looking for help calculating the distance between a sequence of points that are in a single Shapefile in QGIS. Below is what my data look like and a blank distance column I've added to show how ...
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How to create a heatmap using values?

How do I create a 'heatmap' in QGIS based on the values of the different points? I did do this once before with rainfall, but can't remember how!
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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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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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Quickly create contour polygons from cost points using OSS for web app

This is related to a previous question I've asked: Create filled contour map with GRASS I've created a point layer using OpenStreetMap data and pgRouting's driving_distance() function, where the ...
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Monthly Average Solar Maps (R.Sun) in Grass

I'm trying to create monthly average maps as described in R.Sun in Grass. I have my DSM. In reading the page on OSGEO it mentions that it is possible without showing how. Ideas? I assume I will need ...
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filling up a depression to create new surface

A collegue here has a problem I cannot help with. She has the surface (as raster) of a landslide release area (from AFTER the slide) and wants to calculate the calculate the theoretical/approximate ...
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How to do Kernel density analysis in QGIS 1.7?

Do someone have some suggestion? We would like to tray Kernel Density analysis as we did with ArcGis using QGIS?
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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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Create a rectangular buffer from point shapefile using QGIS/GRASS/SAGA GIS/R

I have a points shapefile and I want to create a rectangular buffer (22 x 16 km) around each point. My goal is to create a 16x22 km grid where each of the points is the centroid of the grid. Seed the ...
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Creating contours for specific elevations

Input data: 1. an SRTM raster. 2. Point file of peaks. -Attributes contain ID, x, y, z and the elevation at which the peak is completely isolated from a neighboring peak. The output I want is a ...
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How to pansharpen LANDSAT 8 in GRASS?

Having used QGIS for quite some time for mapping, I was 'forced' to dig into GRASS as pansharpening is not directly executable in QGIS. After understanding more or less the structure, I did some ...
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How to install add-ons in GRASS?

How do I install the r.inund.fluv script in GRASS? https://svn.osgeo.org/grass/grass-addons/grass6/raster/r.inund.fluv/
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Error when creating a new mapset with GRASS in QGIS

When I try to create a New Mapset with the GRASS plugin in QGIS I get an error or the program crashes. QGIS 2.6.1 (32-bit install, Win7). QGIS crashes completely when clicking "Finish" in the New ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages importing vs linking data in GRASS?

I'm fairly new to GRASS, and only recently discovered the r.external and v.external functions. I'm used to working with R and QGIS where all the data is "external". Typically I keep vector data in ...
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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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Need to remove small areas, but only if they do not have adjoining boundary

I'm generalizing some lat/lon data in grass64 and as a precursor to the generalization, I am removing small areas from the data using 'v.clean'. The following command is working well: $ v.clean ...
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What is north-up projection?

How do I know what projection to use for north-up or 0 rotation? I have a gtiff (ND83-nf) that gives me the error when importing to Grass. Should I re-project or recreate the image with the rotation ...
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Cell declustering using open-source software

I want to perform cell declustering in a small point data set. I have 9 observation points and I want to find the size of the region of influence for an observation, and afterwards use that as ...
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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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Can GRASS compute the line graph representation of an input graph?

I'm interested in computing a line graph for an input graph, preferably in GRASS since I'll be using other GRASS network analysis tools afterwards. I couldn't find any reference to line graphs in the ...