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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What happened to the GRASS Browser in QGIS?

In the past I could display the imported layers in the GRASS toolbox within QGIS. This was possible under the tab "Browser" as you see in the image. Lately I'm missing this tab. The QGIS version is ...
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3d vector and geometry operations in open-source GIS

There is some really good open-source software available to work with 2D vectors. For example QGIS has operations like buffer / clip / dissolve / select by location / join attributes by location... ...
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Resolution difficulties in Grass

I have gone through similar questions to mine here, but I didn't find a solution. Please help! When cropping a raster image by using g.region & r.mapcalc, I get a new image but the resulting ...
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How to split line at a specified distance and getting coordinates of start and end points of each line segment?

I tried v.split in GRASS: and my notebook ran a lot of time but showed this error:bad allocation, then I click "OK", and got nothing. Are there other ways to split lines?and I hope to get 2 new ...
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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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How to perform volume calculation in QGIS

EDIT 07/12/12 Ok, meanwhile I came to another problem I want to discuss. I just tried around with the volume calculation with some layers and came to a point where I receive the following error. ...
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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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How to get r.drain to run in QGIS/GRASS?

I use the GRASS GIS extensions for QGIS (QGIS version 2.12.3 with GRASS 6.4) and I have a problem with the r.drain algorithm: I simply cannot make it work with a given starting point as a vector ...
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How to correctly install QGIS 2.8.3 with GRASS plugin on Ubuntu 14.04?

I already tried to install QGIS 2.8.3 using the procedure described on: http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/alldownloads.html#debian-ubunt, but grass-plugin do not compare on plugin list! I tried ...
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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 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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GRASS r.grow doesn't seem to change raster values at all

I have a raster map in GRASS that looks like this: The red cells have a value of 1, the yellow cells have a value of 0. I am trying to use the r.grow command to 'fill in' the gaps in the red ...
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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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GRASS GIS temporal raster individual layer statistical summary

I have created a temporal raster in GRASS GIS which has 90 layers. I would like to extract the mean of each raster layer and export it as text file. Right now I have to export the rasters as GeoTiffs ...
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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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95 percent volume contour

I generated, from point data, a kernel density map using GRASS, and I would like to identify the 95% volume contour in it. Is it possible in GRASS? Thank you
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Solar irradiation calculation using r.sun

I am trying to compute the global solar irradiation for a region and the run times seem to be a bit too high. I have as inputs a Digital Surface Model with the buildings and a Digital Terrain Model ...
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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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Speed optimization of shadow computation with grass gis r.sun

I am trying to optimize the speed of r.sun to compute shadowed area on a DTM at 1m resolution. My current area is 3.39 km² but my final area will be 450 km². The r.sun wiki say that pre-computing ...
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What is the “t” in i.landsat.toar

I'm using GrassGis 7.0.0 for Landsat imagery. In the description of i.Landsat.toar under dos3 and dos4 is: TAUz = exp[-t/sin(e)] What is "t"? I cannot find any description about what it is. Can ...
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Error when using r.watershed in QGIS 2.10.1 with Grass

I am running r.watershed within QGIS processing the I get the error below. I draw your attention to: GRASS_INFO_WARNING(2205,1): Subprocess failed with exit code 256 GRASS_INFO_END(2205,1) ...
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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 ...
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Is there a shortcut in GRASS for importing vector files?

Is there a keyboard or command shortcut in GRASS for importing vector files? If you know link where I can find maybe whole list of shortcuts for GRASS, that would be awesome. Thank you.
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Convert 800 .hdf4 files to Tiff using GRASS/QGIS/SAGA/GDAL/R

I've have MODIS ndvi data (MODIS_Grid_16 days NDVI) from the iberian peninsula, from February of 2000 to August of 2012 (really big data). How do I batch convert about 800 .hdf MODIS files to .tif ? ...
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How do I find vector line bearing in QGIS or GRASS?

How can one extract the bearings from a set of lines in a vector file? I'm trying to find the bearings of several straight vector line segments (simplified contour lines, actually) and can't figure ...
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Can a raster map in GRASS be saved in JPEG/BMP format?

I'm trying to save a raster map in GRASS in jpeg/bmp format without using the GUI for d.out.file/d.save. Is there a script to do it? I tried r.out.gdal but it produced a map that is black and white.
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Combining Geological Grids and extruding between them?

I have a situation where I have 3 Geological grids, each showing a different horizon + the Seabed Grid. I need to extrude between these grids in order to make the 3D polygon for the geological ...
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Grass GIS: Number of CPU cores to use

E.g. in SAGA GIS it is possible to set with one click the number of CPU cores to use during processing. Is this also possible in Grass GIS?
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SVN Version of GRASS and QGIS

I have GRASS6.5 SVN installed and wanted to go for SVN installation of Quantum GIS in Ubuntu 11.04. So as instructed in QGIS Wiki, I added the qgis repository to my sources.list file. Now I am able to ...
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Calculate Volume over sloped ground in GRASS GIS

I am trying to do some volume calculations on a DEM with GRASS GIS. However, I believe r.volume measures everything from 0. The ground underneath the pile I'm measuring is sloped. I would ...
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Difference between FCELL, DCELL and CELL in GRASS GIS?

Can anyone clarify for me please the options in the "precision" parameter when calculating slope, aspect and curvature in GRASS GIS. What is the difference between FCELL, DCELL and CELL?
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georeference and orthorectification of aerial photos

I am trying to process photos taken with a tetracam ADC micro camera placed on a UAV. I have GPS coordinates and mavlink logs providing roll, pitch and yaw of the UAV. I am having a real hard time ...
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GRASS v.generalize method=douglas not working as expected

I'm frustrated with v.generalize trying to simplify polygons. Those polygons stem from ArcGIS's raster to vector function (imported into GRASS from Shapefile), so they are pretty zigzag like this: ...
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Creating square buffer in qgis

How can I create a buffer with square ends along a line segment in qgis? I've buffered lines using v.buffer in the GRASS plugin, but the -c option for square ends is not exposed in that interface. ...
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Create network from shapefile without ArcGIS?

I want to perform shortest-path analysis on a network whose edges represent real-world roads and whose nodes are buildings or other locations. I have the shapefile for the area I'm interested in. ...
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How to set output resolution for gdalwarp to that of source file?

I have a large raster, which I want to re-project and crop for a new location that I'm creating in GRASS. I seem to have gotten the re-projection and cropping right with this call to gdalwarp: ...
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Has anyone else been unable to locate and install the GRASS plugin in QGIS 2.0.1?

After uploading and installing QGIS 2.0.1, I am unable to locate and install the GRASS plugin. The plugin is not listed in the 'Plugin Manager'. The 'Plugin_Installer' is also shown in red, ...
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GRASS 6.4.3 Crashes on Startup; libintl-8.dll cited

I recently installed QGIS 2. I used the advanced OSGeo4W installer that I downloaded from the QGIS download page. GRASS is included in the stack. When I attempt to open GRASS, I receive the following ...
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How do I tell GRASS where to find Python?

For some reason, when I start GRASS on my Mac it says that it has found Python 2.6.7. However, /usr/bin/python version is 2.7.2 and I can't find a lower version anywhere on my system. Potentially ...
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Using 'gdalwarp' in Python script for Grass

I'm writing a Python script that aims to re-project various LANDSAT tiles into a common projection and then import the tiles into Grass. The script at present is shown below: #!/usr/bin/python ...
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How to calculate LS Factor of Watershed for RUSLE Calculation?

I managed to get subbasins for my catchment (7 km^2) with their areas but I haven't figured out how to get the LS factor (see Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation) from it. I have the vector file ...