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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 \ ...
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How to filter or query data in GRASS?

I have a PostGIS dataset with just over 2 million rows. Each row has a PostGIS geometry point value and several attributes. I'd like to do some analysis on certain subsets of the data, but I can't ...
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How to close and fill Gulfs and inlets in QGIS or Grass?

I have a raster layer from which I extracted only zones with a certain color, then polygonized it with QGis. I just generalized the new vector layer in GRASS to smooth things a bit. There are many ...
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Raster Analysis - Identifying features from Raster

I have an IDW, tension spline and hill-shade rasters that show an archaeological landscape and from these rasters I want to identify new features which are seen in the landscape as depressions. And ...
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How to rasterize vector data correctly in GRASS GIS 6.4.0?

I try to rasterize some vector data in GRASS GIS 6.4.0. Unfortunately, it always just works with one layer. Afterwards, there are just lines generated instead of rectangles. What am I doing wrong?
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How to overlay my interpolation within the boundaries of Quebec?

I am trying to create interpolated maps within geographical borders. I have the coordinates and values to the points I am trying to interpolate. I also have a map of the geographical land mass in ...
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How to keep (complex) color table when exporting from GRASS

I understand how to work with color tables within GRASS - but is there any way to preserve color tables when opening the raster in a different program? For example, I created a color table in GRASS ...
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Silence user warnings for GRASS-PYTHON program

I've created a program that runs externally from GRASS v6.4.1, using python 2.6. It imports an ESRI shapefile, and exports a seperate KML for every polygon in this vector file. Polygons with ...
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How to clean vector segment intersect errors in GRASS

I'm using GRASS to process a vector map. When I export back to .SHP and do a 'Check Geometry Validity' in Quantum GIS it lists several errors of this type... 3,segments 199 and 203 of line 0 ...
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How to import SpatiaLite data into GRASS?

How can I import SpatiaLite tables into GRASS? Are there any restrictions I should be aware of? How does GRASS cope with columns that don't have a specific type (Sqlite tends to create such columns ...
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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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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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Matching two point clouds without loss (nearest neighbor, but more complicated)

I have two point clouds, one with demographic and one with electoral data. Points in both clouds represent the same empirical entity (say, a village, or an urban neighbourhood), but are not in the ...
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How to do the loop when using GRASS module r.water.outlet?

I have seen this post:Watershed Analysis with GRASS, and I have a .txt file which contains coordinates of many points, and I want to use r.water.outlet to get basin area of each point. I type the ...
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Installing QGIS 2.0 with the newest gdal and geos libraries

I want to install QGIS 2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I followed these steps until the final installation command. Before I compiled gdal 1.10, geos 3.4.2 and grass 6.4.3 on my own. In the synaptic ...