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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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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Create raster with grid cells values based on area covered by polygons

I have a polygon data with area covered by the forests (data is here - https://www.dropbox.com/s/zgckliydalljw6a/sp_data.zip?dl=0). I want to convert polygons to raster. The value of each grid cell ...
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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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Grass NVIZ has no output in QGIS 2.8.1 ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to use the Grass7 NVIZ algorithm from the QGIS 2.8.1 toolbox, on ubuntu 14.04. I have enabled Grass7 in the QGIS processing preferences. I have compiled Grass7 from source, and 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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Can I split up v.in.ogr into multiple v.clean commands?

I'm trying to load a large set of polygons into GRASS with "v.in.ogr" and am running out of memory at the "Break Boundaries" stage. I'm wondering if I can break into steps all of the different things ...
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How to install GRASS on Linux Mint?

I'm trying to figure out an error in GRASS network analysis, for several days now. I started to suspect that it has something to do with my OS, namely Windows 7. Hence I installed Linux-Mint 14 ...
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Elevation correction ASTER GDEM2 (+10m)

My ASTER GDEM2 has a average elevation error of -10m for my area. (I testet it using 90 defferential GPS reference points and compared it with old Topo25, SRTM, and GoogleMaps). I would like to ...
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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 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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1'' DHM: Hillshade is too rough - how to “generalize”?

I got this hillshade from my DHM (I used the hillshade-module from qgis). For my purpose there is too much relief detail (roughness). How can I get rid of this in QGIS or GRASS? Thanks! Martin
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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 can I calculate flow length in QGiS/GRASS?

I have these rasters: DEM Flow Direction Flow Accumulation I would like to calculate the flow distance of every pixel to the outlet of a basin. In Arc-GIS, I can use the flow length. But I don't ...
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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 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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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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How to begin with tool development for GRASS gis or QGIS GRASS

I wanted to begin with customized tool development in Grass GIS or QGIS grass. How should i begin in to develop the tool. I search a lot in google search engine for begin with tool development in ...
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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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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 reproduce Smoothing from Generalizer Plugin in v.generalizer in Processing Toolbar using QGIS?

I´d like to reproduce the smoothing operations done with the Generalizer Plugin inside the v.generalizer Toolbox so I can use them on a polygon layer instead of only on a line layer. I tried ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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GRASS 6.4 Reinstallation for Ubuntu

I need to reinstall GRASS 6.4 on this Ubuntu computer due to compatibility issues. I had installed GRASS 6.4 a few weeks ago to work with a simulation program. I used the command apt-get install ...
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Why can't I see v.net in QGIS GRASS tools

I have noticed answers such as Is there an open source tool to planarize graphs? stating you can use GRASS v.net from within QGIS. However I can't see it - my QGIS processing GRASS toolbox contains ...
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It is possible to verify landsat reflectance values?

My question is really wide today, as I am still beginner in Remote sensing. I´ve asked a GRASS programmer to prepare for me Landsat reflectance values from raw DN values (1 scene per year from 1987 to ...
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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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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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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 ...