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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Creating rasters?

I am doing my masters in archaeology, but have used GIS for some time now, however this is my first attempt at generating and using rasters. I appear to have been successful for some, but not so well ...
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How to make the layer 2 use the same vector categories from layer 1?

I'm having some doubts concerning the layer mechanism. Creating a new layer (ie a new connection between a vector and a DB table), I've imported a vector (rivers) through v.in.ogr, then I've cloned ...
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How to combine polygons in a vector with GRASS?

I need to combine polygons of similar geological classes which are stored in a vector file called geology. I was looking for somethiing like "union selected features" or similar. In the GRASS Book ...
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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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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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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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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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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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GRASS v.rast.stats missing in sextante toolbox

I am new in the QGIS world and also with GRASS. I am really interested in using v.rast.stats as is doing exactly what I need. My problem is that I am not able to find it inside sextante in QGIS and I ...
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Wrong direction in r.watershed slope length calculation?

Or have I completely misunderstood something now? As a programmer I took it for granted that the row number would change if I traversed the map up and down in the program along the North-South axis ...
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Hand fit curve and then apply to time series of rasters, make a map. How?

Maybe a data management problem, not too sure, but likely a challenge which someone has dealt with before. I have a time series of rasters. I can summarise the information by taking averages of each ...
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Problem with v.in.ogr.qgis in QGIS

I received a shapefile containing data from a topographic survey of a farm. The file has a lot of lines containing elevation data. The person who made the survey did it with a GPS set up on a ATV. ...
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How to single out country data from a world data map?

Say that i have two "data sources"; A global map of average wind speeds, A shape file (or similar information) of all country borders in the world. How do i combine these two sources and extract ...
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How to identify line intersection in QGIS when I have more than 2 lines?

I am trying to identify where overlaps exist between multiple shapefiles. I would use the intersect tool, but it only allows me to intersect two layers. I have over one hundred individual line ...
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saga & grass configuration in sextante (ubuntu)

I have some trouble in running saga and grass algorithms in sextante. When I double click it appears a pop-up saying: Missing dependency.This algorithm cannot be run :-( This algorithm requires SAGA ...
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GRASS Geoprocessing in Python Script

I´m trying to get some GRASS geoprocessig tools running in a python script outside GRASS. I´m able to import grass.script, but I´m not able to get the tools running yet. Does anybody know what I´m ...
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GRASS 6.4.0 and GRASS 6.4.SVN

What is the difference between GRASS 6.4.0 and GRASS 6.4.SVN? Thanks
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Combining Geological Grids

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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Viewshed / Line of Sight analysis- as a batch process?

I wish to carry out a line of site analysis similar to the subject in here (preferably within QGIS): Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS Scenario: I have two points, A and B. Point A is a ...
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r.mapcalculator and python again

I've been trying to write a script creating binary maps: a=raw_input ("enter a threshold") b=float(a) grass.run_command('r.mapcalculator', formula="**'base_map'>=b**", outfile='map'+str(a), ...
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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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count features in polygon shapefile A that fall within each feature of polygon shapefile B

I have two polygon shapefiles, each of which contain multiple (possibly overlapping) polygons. Is there some way, using GRASS, to calculate the number of polygons belonging to shapefile A that fall ...
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How to handle multiple layers when importing a polygon shapefile into GRASS?

When I import a shapefile into GRASS, it seems to arrive as 3 layers. I.e. they appear in the qGIS toolbox browser as: myMap 0_polygon, myMap 1_polygon, myMap 2_polygon Is there a way to merge ...
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Layer Stacking in GRASS

Similar to layer stack feature in ERDAS what functionality is available in GRASS. I am aware of r.composite, but it can accept only 3 layers. To obtain a stack of more than 3 layers what can be done?
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Can the concentration of values in a raster map be known?

I have a generated raster map containing different flood levels. Is there a grass script to determine the percentage of values in a raster map? I'm thinking of using r.mapcalc to solve this, but I'm ...
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Command r.sunmask in GRASS

I have hypsometric model of relief, and I need to visualize shadows. I was suggested to use GRASS command r.sunmask, so I tried to set time values and run command, but it gives me an error "ERROR: ...
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Can the arrows produced by the d.rast.arrow GRASS script be queried or stored?

I have created a map with the flow directions using the d.rast.arrow. Can i query on the map to know where the direction of the arrows are? I am going to use the arrow directions in an algorithm. Or, ...
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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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How to increase resolution of 3D image in GRASS NVIZ

I am trying to make 3D visualization of terrain data and orthophoto using GRASS NVIZ via QGIS. I have been able to import both the DTM and the orthophoto in NVIZ window and successfully draped the ...
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How to produce maps with copyright imagery on it in GRASS?

I'm having some trouble with a GIS that I've got to produce. I work for a contractor and we'll have to produce maps to do the work for our client. The client has specified that if we print maps out ...
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r.neighbors produces no output

I am running r.neighbors --overwrite --verbose input=bf03pits@PERMANENT output=bf03pitsdenoise method=mode size=5 in the GRASS GUI using the r.neighbors dialog. bf03pits has 3955848 all with ...
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Integrated viewshed analysis

I need to do integrated viewshed analysis of a target with several observer locations. I am going to use r.viewshed analysis function in GRASS. With this function, it is possible to perform analysis ...
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OGR Python bindings

When I try to access one of the GRASS vector files through Python OGR bindings, it gives error: Here is the script code in Python 2.7.3 IDLE (GUI) in Windows 7. from osgeo import ogr ds = ...
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What units are used in GRASS Rasterize?

What units are used in GDAL Proximity or GRASS Rasterize? - 'new size' parameter
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How to join two polygon layers into a resulting layer with overlapping polygons merged together (including attributes)

I am trying to find a method (in QGIS and/or GRASS) to join two layers of polygons into a resulting layer with merged overlapping polygons. It's hard to explain in words, so I've drawn a simplified ...
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River drain: r.watershed to vector is not working

I want to vertorize the result of r.watershed (accumulation). After using r.to.vect I got the message that I have to use r.thin before. So I did, but the message comes again and again. What I am ...
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Scripting in GRASS

Can anyone suggest me web-links to learn scripting in GRASS GIS (its utilities, examples etc.) other than those available in GRASS official Wiki/Sites?
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Compilation of GRASS 6.4.trunk on Win7

you may have seen my other posts, at the point now where I am trying to use the landsat plugins in a lower version of GRASS. Markus N noted that the 6.4.2 might be better, since that is not out yet I ...
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Error in using/installing v.digit: GRASS GIS

When I wanted to edit a shapefile in GRASS I got this message: Unable to start wxGUI vector digitizer. Do you want to start TCL/TK digitizer (v.digit) instead? Details: No module named ...
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How to convert tif to dep extension?

In white box when i try to import or do any processes it's asking .dep extension How can i convert .tif into .dep extension?? If try to pass LISS3 data in GRASS GIS it is taking as single bands. So i ...
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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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How to handle multiple space separator in Grass?

I try to load a Lidar point cloud in .xyz format to Grass (in QGIS 2.0.1). I tried to input the following options to the 'separator' field: tab, 'tab', '\t'. Just for the unlikely case that it ...
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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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How to iterate GRASS region definition?

I am using GRASS r.skyview command (v.7, Windows) to determine "urban canyon effect" on pollution due to the presence of buildings. The command nicely works, unfortunately I need to process a very ...
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How to get custom colormap onto 3D NVIZ in QGIS GRASS

I am trying to create a 3D version of my 2D raster using QGIS GRASS NVIZ. I have been following these steps: ...
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minimum distance from the shore (how to retrieve the “shore vertices”)

I am student of Statistics, this is my first time using GIS., I am sorry for the stupidity of the question but I browsed online and could not find a satisfactory answer. I have some spatial data in ...
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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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Help with GRASS V.Net.Path

GRASS has extensive and brilliant documentation, but I still have a bit of trouble using v.net.path. in the example for shortest path, it says: " #Shortest path: ID as first number, then cat1 and ...
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Temporal GRASS GIS framework

I am trying to follow the tutorial posted here. When I get to this part "Extraction of seasonal mean temperature" and run this code: t.rast.extract \ input=temperature_mean_1950_2011_seasonal \ ...