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How can I calculate the nearest distance to a landscape element taking the direction into account (i.e. slope direction, prevailing winds)?

I am trying to build a layer of distance to relevant landscape elements in a watershed. To be relevant, a landscape element must be downstream with respect to the runoff direction.  Clearly, I want ...
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create diversity map of qualitative features, ArcMap

I am trying to create a map of forest type diversity with ArcMap. I have a polygon forest layer with the different forest types as attributes (e.g. 0815, 0862, 0813, ..., which stands for 'mixed ...
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How to Compress/Stack Landscape features to examine spatial distribution and fragmentation?

I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how to compress landscape information from multiple rasters (or polygons) into a single output. Basically, I want to explore how landscape ...
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How to recreate past landscapes on ArcGIS 10.1? [closed]

I am trying to recreate the landscape as it may have been around 4000 BC. I have an idea about what tree species existed in particular regions of Scotland (by reading pollen studies). Now I need to ...
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(How) do the modifiable areal unit problem and modifiable temporal unit problem interact?

I am reconstructing historical time series of land use and other related data from a variety of sources with different spatial and temporal resolutions and would be interested in what possible ...
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DEM local adjustments - terraforming

I'm looking for software that can perform local adjustments in DEMs with tools similar to paintbrushes used in graphics editing programs but streamlined to respect geomorphology. To give you an idea ...
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Are there GIS tools for simulating landscape fragmentation?

I am currently looking for any GIS packages (or add-ons) that allow the simulation of landscape fragmentation on raster data. Maybe also other software than GIS tools? Does anyone of you have had ...
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How is GIS used in landscape architecture?

I was wandering, if out there somewhere are people that use GIS extensively in the field of landscape architecture (or closely related) and how do they use it? May be some examples of work, maps, ...