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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How to delete a map from the GRASS interface?

I want to delete a map that I generated from GRASS. I tried removing a map from the "Map Layers for each display" tab in the GRASS GIS Layer Manager, but it only removed the map from the list and not ...
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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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Is there a workaround for GRASS i.maxlik 'class' being a keyword in Python?

I am running i.maxlik in python - attempting to automate a processing chain. I use the command: grass.run_command('i.maxlik', group= group, subgroup=subgroup, class='classification', sigfile = ...
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How to create a Digital Elevation Model

How to create a DEM starting from layers shapefile "contour lines" and "shares"? which module of GRASS I need to use? thanks for yours responses....
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How to 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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How to save a raster and vector into a single PNG file in GRASS?

I am trying to save a raster and vector into a PNG file. The vector is overlayed on top of the raster map. I was only able to save the raster file into a png using r.out.png but without the vector.
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How to calculate “water accumulated in each cell” using QGis?

I create channel network and catchment area from a DEM with SAGA GIS. I know that flow is starting from a cell to an other cell. Firstly, a cell is filled with water and then it is starting to flow ...
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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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How can I calculate the vertical distance to the nearest water?

Summary: I would like to create a raster where each cell contains the vertical distance to the nearest water (a decent approximation would be acceptable). The problem is that I'm not sure how to go ...
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How to get the elevation of the areas in a raster file from SRTM?

I have an SRTM elevation map. How do I get the elevation of each point in the map? I am using GRASS. Is there a GRASS script to do such?
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How to properly open an ASTER data?

Yesterday i downloaded an Aster L1B image from USGS's website. If i load it in QGIS, it doesn't get displayed properly(location wise). Even after i've enabled "On the fly" option, it's not reading the ...
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Is there a Focal Statistics (spatial analyst) tool in ArcGIS equivalent in QGIS?

I'm attempting to use QGIS v2.0.1 to accomplish the same tasks that I can do using ArcMap v10.1 and I'm running into some trouble finding equivalent tools. In ArcMap I am using the Focal Statistics ...
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GRASS 6.5 or 7.0 - Need Help with Loop Script

I am new to Python and scripting in general. This is also my first time a posting question. My overall goal is to create a script that I can cycle through all the raster maps in a mapset and then ...
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Export Region definitions - GRASS GIS

I use two different Landsat datasets in different computers. But the region settings I work is the same. Is it possible to export the region settings in the form of a file in GRASS?
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How to create isochrones from streets with distance values?

I have made isochrone lines using GRASS and QGIS, as shown. The lines show various distances to fire stations on a street network. Now I would like to turn these lines into polygons that look like ...
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Is it possible to use GRASS GIS in Python stand alone scripts?

I am trying to find a least cost path script for Python. I came across r.drain from GRASS GIS. Is it possible to use GRASS GIS in a Python stand alone script? If so where can I download the bindings?
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query raster cell values by point

I have a binary raster (0s and 1s) that I need to query given a set of point coordinates. This is easy enough to do with gdal (gdallocationinfo), but where it get's complicated is that I also need to ...
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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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How do I split polygons into line segments?

How can I split my polygon file into "segements"? The lines should be broken up like this picture shows:
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How to select a subset of separate bands in GRASS GIS?

As you know landsat data has separate files for different bands. Creating a subset is a wise option to work on region of our interest. Therefore, I used this method to subset my image - d.zoom || ...
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How do you Turn on the GRASS plugin in Quantum GIS?

I downloaded and installed Quantum GIS 1.5.0 with GRASS using the OSGeo4W installer on my Windows XP machine. Unfortunately, when I go to Plugins>Manage Plugins I cannot find the GRASS plugin. When ...
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Convert downloaded LiDAR info to DEM in GRASS

I have downloaded LiDAR information as a .asc file and a .tif file, and even though I have tried multiple methods to convert them to a dem I am having no luck. Grass GIS says there is an invalid ...
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Merge two rasters with no data value

I have two rasters: Raster A and B. Raster A has has only values of 0. The white area in Raster B are No Data values. I want to merge them to one raster (Raster C). So basically I want all pixels in ...
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How to do a looping to Interpolate a huge Rainfall Time-series in GRASS GIS or R

In GRASS GIS I have access to a table in PostgreSQL Database with this structure: Table Name: rainfall_time_series Columns: id | year | month | day | value_mm | x | y | gauge_code Setting g.region ...
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How to convert a point grid to a raster?

If I load the original .csv file, I then have a map of the African continent represented by 14069 data points covering it at 40x40km resolution. Each data point shows solar radiation means across the ...
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Altitude Above channel in GRASS 6.4

i'm fairly new to the GIS world and GRASS (come from econometric background), i would like to do some species distribution modeling using R and GRASS. So i started to read the book of Tomislav Hengl ...
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How to know contents of column names in GRASS?

I am using GRASS to extract a specific area from a vector map. Here is the script that I am running: v.extract PHL_map out=makati where="AREA_NAME = 'Makati" The problem is, I don't know what are ...
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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 enable GRASS plugin in QGIS 1.8.0 (Linux Mint 13 - 64 bit)?

Every time I enable GRASS plugin in QGIS (Plugins -> Manage Plugins -> GRASS), I got a message: Exception - G_getenv(): Variable GISDBASE not set. I googled and found some information here but don't ...
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Where can I find a tutorial for installing an addon to GRASS GIS that a six-year-old could understand?

I want to use the r.stream.distance addon in GRASS GIS 6.4 on ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit). I've installed grass from the repositories and that works fine but I can't seem to figure out how to install this ...
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How to extract features from a vector layer?

I have a vector file containing the river lines of an area. I want to extract a specific water line from the vector. I used: v.db.select but it only displayed: ...
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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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How to choose a GRASS kernel density function?

I'm starting to use the Grass module on QGIS, and I want to do a heatmap, so, I'm creating a new surface using the kernel function. But, GRASS come with 7 types of kernel functions, how do I know ...
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R gridding and contouring options

I want to make an interactive web mapping application, which will grid and contour user data. My plan is to implement R scripts with Shiny, but the only R package I can find to do this is gstat. And ...
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How to generate a DEM from a contour Shapefile?

I want to create a DEM from depth contours (shapefile) in QGIS. I've been trying to work out how to do this based on this previous question, notably from this link from that page, however I'm stuck, ...
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How to repair and clean contours from high data resolution (lidar)?

I'm unsuccessfully trying to make a bathymetric map with contours extracted from Lidar data at 1 m resolution. The extracted contours have a lot of artifacts like dangles and islands. First I used ...
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Topology problems with QGIS/GRASS

*edited file links below I'm working on several NGO projects at the moment, all of which are reliant on being able to use a district level map with some 490+ features, and I am running into some ...
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Programmatic raster-vector calculation

I currently use GRASS' r.mapcalc to find the difference between vector and raster data using a loop and temporary files and layers. Is it possible to do the core calculation between raster with a ...
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Importing shapefile in grass

I have very simple shapefile, which consists of couple of polygons, and I wanted to snap boundaries automatically. Unfortunately qgis doesn't have such function, but grass has according this answer: ...
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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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Snap points to line and calculate chainage using Open source GIS

I have a line layer (representing a pipeline) and a points layer (representing valves) and I would like to calculate the chainage of the valves along the pipeline. I assume that I would first need ...
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Autocorrelated DEM with QGIS or Grass

I was wondering if there is a way to make an Autocorrelated DEM within QGIS or Grass. I am looking to do this with stereo aerial photography. I am able to do this with a number of COTS tools, but I ...
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How can I avoid reprojection gaps when merging DEM rasters?

I have two raster DEMs in same resolution I want to bring together. I was using the merge-function in SAGA, GRASS and QGIS but I always get the following result: What do I need? Where could the ...
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Help installing add-on in GRASS, I get an error message

My Grass gives me this error message, Grass_info_error(4816,1):'make' required. Please install 'make' first. This happens when I attempt to fetch an add-on (r.viewshed). What am I doing wrong? and ...
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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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Convert shapefile lines to a polygon in GRASS

I have a shapefile of a map that is the outline of a number of islands. I would like to convert the lines into polygons (ie all islands filled in) using GRASS. I searched on how to do this with GRASS ...
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What Does the Cell Value in a Composite Raster Mean?

When I make a composite raster in QGIS using the GRASS r.composite tool and then click on a certain cell I get these values in the blue/green/red/composite rasters: blue = 124 green = 124 red = 172 ...
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How to create a topologically correct dataset in PostGIS (with GRASS)?

I have shapefiles which I have loaded in postgis and now i am trying to use geometric function in postgis like ST_intersect and they fail because the data is not topological correct. I have tried to ...
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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 ...