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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DEM error when trying to do topographic correction in GRASS

I'm new to GRASS gis and I'm trying to do a topographic correction (i.topo.corr) of 9 ASTER bands using SRTM dem. I keep getting this error message: ERROR: Illumination model is of CELL type Is ...
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3D rubber sheeting using ground control points

I have 3d lines that I would like to rubber sheet or rectify in 3D (including z rectification). I used ogr2ogr with -gcp, however all the vertex of a polyline were set to a single elevation, and since ...
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What's the relation between QGIS and GRASS?

I have been working with GIS and remote sensing in an university and professional environment some ten years ago (ArcInfo etc), so I have some experience even though somewhat outdated Right now I am ...
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Underwater terrain modeling

My task is to model the surface of a lake bed, calculate volume of it and visualize it as 3D a surface. I have acquired depth measurements in a small lake using echosounder. The precision should be ...
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best method for gridding or interpolating elevation data

I wonder if someone can recommend the best method for gridding elevation data in QGIS, GRASS or similar. The elevation data I have is collected along 1m spaced lines at approximately 1 reading per ...
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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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Import shapefile into GRASS in QGIS

I am using the GRASS interface in QGIS 2.4. I have successfully imported my shapefiles into GRASS using v.in.ogr, but when I try to then use a GRASS tool, like v.net Network maintenance, the select ...
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Create Addons for GRASS GIS

Is there a complete guide - example describing how to create an add-on/plugin for the GRASS GIS? I would like to extend the GUI with extra menus and toolbars creating extra functionality.
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How to pan-sharpen Landsat images for image-classification in GRASS?

I'd like to learn how to do an unsupervised classification of a Landsat scene using i.cluster > i.maxlik in GRASS using pan-sharpened 15m-resolution images (the example given in its Wiki uses the ...
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How to batch export using r.out.gdal command in GRASS

I created a list of files (NPPFILES) using g.mlist command in GRASS 7. Now I would like to export these files as .tiff files. I tried this command in GRASS prompt for files in $NPPFILES; do ...
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How to reference a number variable in r.mapcalc within QGIS graphical modeler

I need to run the following formula in r.mapcalc: (xor(abs(A-B),abs(A-C))>120)*A I would like to however use a user defined number input variable instead of the 120. I already have this variable ...
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PostGIS commands in GRASS

How does the geometry get referenced in GRASS when using a PostGIS command like st_within? e.g: echo "UPDATE file SET within=(select file2.name from file, file2 where st_within(file.geom,file2.geom) ...
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r.sun delievering unrealistic Values

I need your help. I'm trying to calculate the global irridiation for a specific area. I'm interested in the results for rooftops in special. I have a DEM, calculated slope, aspect and horizons and ...
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Preserve polygon boundaries when vectorizing a raster according to a polygon vector

I have a raster which I clip by some polygons and then convert to polygon. I would like to obtain the same number of polygons in both my vector files. The problem is that some areas in the vector ...
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How to create least-cost path between two polygons with GRASS?

I am completely a beginner in GRASS but I would like to use it to have the cumulative cost of moving between two polygons. More exactly, I would like to get the smallest cost from any point situated ...
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removing spurious lines in raster before or after vector conversion?

I'm looking for a feature/function in either python opencv/ndimage/gdal/etc. or qgis/saga/grass that will help clean up a skeletonized image that I'd like to vectorize into a shapefile of ...
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QGIS cannot open output layers

I have problem with QGIS 2.0.1. Everytime I run tool from SAGA or GRASS, I get exactly the same error, for example: Oooops! The following output layers could not be open Channel Network: ...
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Error G_Calloc v.to.rast

Using the grass GUI I get this error message: ERROR: G_calloc: unable to allocate 2004389888 * 8 bytes of memory at raster.c:71 What can i do to remedy this?
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Free And Open Source Software Tools to orthorectify Pleiades imagery [duplicate]

Are there Free And Open Source Software Tools to orthorectify Pleiades, Worldview And Quickbird imagery as we do with COST tools such as ERDAS Imagine, PCI, ENVI, etc.?
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3D visualization of terrain data and orthophoto using GRASS NVIZ via QGIS

How can I make 3D visualization of terrain data and orthophoto using GRASS NVIZ via QGIS? I am quite new with GRASS. I have only managed to get a 3D view of the terrain so far.
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How to increase the resolution of a 3D image in QGIS GRASS NVIZ

I'm trying to display 3D data in NVIZ within QGIS, but the result appears very low resolution in comparison to the same data in ArcScene. Any ideas as to how to improve the quality would be greatly ...
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R.Mapcalc giving only blank maps as result

No matter what function I put in the r.mapcalc in the GRASS GUI I get a blank map full of null values. I even tried DEM+0 (I can see my DEM) and this also yielded a blank map.
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QGIS Grass Processing toolbox

I'm trying to use some of the GRASS tools from the processing toolbox in QGIS. I get the following Python error: An error has occured while executing Python code: Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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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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QGIS doesn't recognize GRASS commands

When I try to use GRASS commands in QGIS, I get the following error message: Missing dependency.This algorithm cannot be run :-( This algorithm requires GRASS to be run. Unfortunately, it seems ...
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Can't run SAGA or GRASS commands from QGIS processing toolbox [duplicate]

I can't run anything from this toolbox. I tried running SAGA dissolve polygons and got the following error : Oooops! The following output layers could not be open Dissolved Polygons: ...
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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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How to cluster Raster data

I have thousands of Raster data concerning the ice coverage at the pole at different times (days) over several years. Now I would like to perform a cluster analysis. I want to split the data into ...
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QGIS GRASS Missing Dependancy

I want to perform a view shed analysis in QGIS using GRASS 7 r.viewshed. When I double click on r.viewshed in GRASS GIS 7 commands in the processing toolbox of QGIS I get the following message: ...
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How to import R-generated .gri/.grd raster files in GRASS?

I received data in .grd + .gri format, where the first one is a small text file and the second one (having the same name) is a binary file. I am unable to open them in GRASS/QGIS. Any hint ? Missing ...
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R.Neighbors with large neighborhoods?

I'm running into problems running the r.neighbors GRASS command in QGIS. Although it will run for small neighborhoods as soon as I increase my neighborhood above a certain number it becomes unbearably ...
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r.walk: Incorrect cost parameter values on GRASS GIS Windows version 6.4.3

GRASS GIS 6.4.3 (MS Windows OS): When I run r.walk (from command line), the cost parameters (a,b,c,d) come back like this: Walking costs are a=0.000000 b=-0.000000 ...
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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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repeating steps in GRASS r.mapcalc

I simply cannot find out the following: I want to repeat a calculation in GRASS GIS several times. Is there a command for r.mapcalc to repeat a calculation x times (similar to this possibility in ...
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QGIS DEM Output cell size does not match DEM input cell size

As my first post I offer a humble apology if this is such a basic question as to make any of you cringe. I feel like I have exhausted my search skills and read through the QGIS documentation ...
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Trouble with r.out.gdal in GRASS GIS

I'm processing some landsat 8 files. I'm using this scene LC82260982013325LGN00 and I have to apply i.landsat.toar and export the result as a GTiff. However when I use r.out.gdal it takes a very long ...
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How to generate a DEM from isolines and spot heights?

I have two shape files containing height information of a certain area and I need to create a raster DEM with GRASS using them. file 1 consists of height information in contours (isolines) file 2 ...
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GRASS: v.drape, v.split and v.to.db on spearfish sample data

I am new to GRASS and started training on the spearfish sample data set in GRASS 6.4.3. I selected a bicycle tour and transformed it into a polyline. My next goal is to read out the slope and ...
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Tutorial on how to model flooding using data from gauging stations along rivers in QGIS?

Can someone please direct me to a tutorial where I can learn more about how to model flooding using data from gauging stations along rivers using QGIS?
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What's the difference between Processing GRASS and the GRASS toolbar?

Preparing a QGIS-course for my colleagues I stumbled over the following question: What is the difference between the GRASS commands in the processing toolbar and the GRASS Tools, that you access via ...
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Problem with Command Console (GRASS GIS 7.0,0 beta2 on Windows 8.1)

I have a problem with Command Console. When I do for example, File-> Map display-> Add raster-> elevation, it works. But when I write into Command Console d.rast map=elevation@PERMANENT, it ...
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r.topidx error: required parameter output not set

I'm calling GRASS r.topidx from QGIS 2.2.0. I can get other tools to work on the DTM, for example r.watershed. But r.topidx I get the Oops message: Oooops! The following output layers could not be ...
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Is my code for changing the resolution correct?

I have a raster files of daily minimum temperature (tmin) for the period 1962-2011 at a resolution of 1.125. I need to convert each single day raster file into 0.5 using inverse distance ...
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GRASS and r.viewshed

I'm trying to run the r.viewshed command using co-ordinates held in a .csv file I imported using v.in.ascii. It has over 200 rows and I'm looking to run viewsheds from each line, without doing it ...
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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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Unable to load GRASS plugin

I upgraded from QGIS 1.7.0 to 1.8.0, including updating GRASS to version 6.4.3. Since then, GRASS isn't any longer listed in the Fetch Python plugins. I uninstalled and re-installed the whole package ...
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How to check the resolution of converted raster file

I have a raster file whose resolution I need to change to 0.5. I do this using this: g.region rast=my_raster res=0.5 After running this command, how do I verify whether the resolution has actually ...
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Why is the raster information No Data value set to -1.#IND?

I have a couple rasters that have been atmospherically corrected using the "landsat.toar" tool in Grass. When these rasters are output and I open up their properties in ArcCatalog, the NoData Value ...
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v.clean in QGIS Python console

I have tried to use v.clean and v.clean.advanced (by GRASS GIS) within a script in QGIS, and was not able. I followed instructions here:, but was not able to do so. I got message: "No module named ...
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Does somebody has a Python script for a Multiple Flow Algorithm?

I´m looking for for a python script for a multiple flow algorithm assigning flow to all lower cells from one central cell. This algorithm is part of the r.terraflow and would need it to start at a ...