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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Option for 360 degree movie embedded in Open Source GIS software?

Is there any Open Source GIS software available to embed 360 degree movies with the map? For a COTS example, there is the Active Link Vision (ALV) extension for ArcGIS from IWANE.
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QGIS doesn't recognize GRASS commands

When I try to use GRASS commands in QGIS, I get the following error message: Missing dependency.This algorithm cannot be run :-( This algorithm requires GRASS to be run. Unfortunately, it seems ...
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Can't run SAGA or GRASS commands from QGIS processing toolbox [duplicate]

I can't run anything from this toolbox. I tried running SAGA dissolve polygons and got the following error : Oooops! The following output layers could not be open Dissolved Polygons: ...
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Problem loading output layer QGIS

Every time I run operations with temporary file output from the graphical modeler, I get the following error message: Oooops! The following output layers could not be open CLIP: ...
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Why GRASS 7.0.0 can't create a table while importing shapefiles from QGIS?

I use GRASS7.0.0Beta1 and QGIS 2.4.0 on Windows8. With v.in.ogr, when I import a shapefile, I get the error message "Unable to create table". When I put the option of not importing the table, the ...
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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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IS it possible to run GRASS commands in the QGIS graphical modeler?

I have a geoalgorithm set up in the graphical modeler and everything runs except for the GRASS commands. It is really frustrating because when I execute these commands on their own they work just fine ...
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R.Neighbors with large neighborhoods?

I'm running into problems running the r.neighbors GRASS command in QGIS. Although it will run for small neighborhoods as soon as I increase my neighborhood above a certain number it becomes unbearably ...
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QGIS GRASS Missing Dependancy

I want to perform a view shed analysis in QGIS using GRASS 7 r.viewshed. When I double click on r.viewshed in GRASS GIS 7 commands in the processing toolbox of QGIS I get the following message: ...
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GRASS v.distance - Getting meters instead of degrees

I'm trying to measure the distance between points to a coastline. I have a shapefile of the "High Seas" which I got from NOAA's website here. ...
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r.walk: Incorrect cost parameter values on GRASS GIS Windows version 6.4.3

GRASS GIS 6.4.3 (MS Windows OS): When I run r.walk (from command line), the cost parameters (a,b,c,d) come back like this: Walking costs are a=0.000000 b=-0.000000 ...
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repeating steps in GRASS r.mapcalc

I simply cannot find out the following: I want to repeat a calculation in GRASS GIS several times. Is there a command for r.mapcalc to repeat a calculation x times (similar to this possibility in ...
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Qgis map composer shows a huge red cross

I can show this best by a picture: This cross also shows when I export it as raster or pdf. What is it and how can I get rid of it? I am using Qgis 2.4 and the map was done with the help of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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qgis: module crashed or killed

using Grass 6.4.3. via Qgis 2.2.0 Valmiera (standard installation package): Why would Grass modules suddenly produce a "module cashed or killed" error. specifically in relation to r.surf.idw2 and ...
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GRASS GIS: auto-completion fails in commande line

I'm running GRASS GIS 6.4.3. on Win 7, SP1, 64 bit. The path to my grass-DB is: D:\grassdb Within the GRASS GIS Commande Line, if I press the tab-key to auto-complete only folders, files and ...
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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 vector simplification creates duplicate data rows

When simplifying polygons in QGIS (2.2.0) with the GRASS v.generalize tool the resulting layer duplicates some data rows many times. A shapefile of 657 zones/data rows: .. is simplified to one ...
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Background (sky/terrain) of a viewshed

Is it possible to determine whether a point feature of a particular height would be backed by sky or by terrain? I've done the viewsheed analysis of a wind turbine. Now I would like to make a raster ...
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Error G_Calloc v.to.rast

Using the grass GUI I get this error message: ERROR: G_calloc: unable to allocate 2004389888 * 8 bytes of memory at raster.c:71 What can i do to remedy this?