# Tagged Questions

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### How to using custom point markers in Matlab Mapping Toolbox?

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to create custom point markers (from some image files) in Matlab with Mapping Toolbox. So far, I haven't found anything about this in their documentation. ...
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### Given a line on the earth's surface, how do I plot a line perpendicular to it?

Given a line on the earth's surface, how do I plot a line perpendicular to it? Apologies if this is a very simple question. I thought this would be a straightforward task, but it is proving counter-...
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### Estimating river Channel Width using Python/ArcGIS/MATLAB/R?

I am trying to estimate the river channel width from digitized polygon or poly-lines shapefiles. To do so, I converted poly-line shape files to points.shp at regular intervals (at 1 cm). Later, I ...
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### Programming a Tessellation in MATLAB and Using Map Data As Input

First of all, I hope this question isn't too basic, obvious or inappropriate for this forum. I'm very new to using map data. I'm working on a project on locating service terminals in a geographic ...
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### How to calculate area of 1 x 1 degree cells in a raster

I have a simple array (not geo-referenced in any way) in Matlab (which is not a language I know a huge amount about...so I can export it to other languages if needed) which has the dimensions 180 x ...
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### How to convert ESRI grid file to ASCII format, or otherwise import into matlab

I need to import a climate map downloaded from WorldClim into Matlab for manipulation with the mapshow command. I am comfortable reading in ASCII grid data into matlab, but this format is not ...
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### Obtaining sink morphometry from local minima points

I am working on LiDAR data from GIS and R and I want to extract landforms from the DEM. I have found a method to obtain local minima points of my LiDAR data. However, I would like to obtain the ...
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### Dividing a geographic region

I have a certain geographic region defined by the bottom left and top right coordinates. How can I divide this region into areas of 20x20km. I mean in practial the shape of the earth is not flat it's ...
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### How to calculate the height of buildings from satellite/aerial images using MATLAB

I want to calculate the height of buildings from satellite/aerial images using MATLAB automatically with no or least possible human interaction. I am not using LIDAR or any DEM information. Can ...
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### Flow Accumulation Python or MATLAB Script

does anyone have any resources for scripting the D8 flow accumulation in Python or MATLAB after obtaining the flow direction values and filling in 'sinks' and 'flats'? I am trying to understand the ...
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### How to import ESRI grid into Matlab

I have some ESRI grid data that I would like to import into Matlab. As a typical ESRI grid data I have the two folders with the *.adf files and *.dat, .nit and.dat files. I would like to know how ...
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### How to transform unknown coordinates?

I have two lists of coordinates in lat/long format which are showing the same points but in different coordinate systems. I need to find the corresponding points in two datasets using distance but ...
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### Spatial Interpolation Methods like PRISM

I am looking for some kind of software (free software) that allows me to make an interpolation like PRISM software. The interpolation used in PRISM is a local regression and accounts for ...
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### How to add a map created in QGIS to a Matlab plot

I am generating a number of plots in Matlab. I want to overlay these over maps I have created in QGIS. I thought the best way would be to import the maps as a geotiff into Matlab and then overlay my ...
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### Converting LIDAR based measurement to UTM coordinate? [closed]

I have lidar based measurement with azimuth elevation and range, I would like to convert this data to UTM coordinate. I know the position of the lidar in UTM coordinate system, so I developed the ...
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### Conversion of Latitude/Longitude to different map projection

I have two m*n matrices coming from a WRF-ARW simulation: one exclusively with longitude values and one with only latitude values. For both matrices I know the originatin projection (lambert conic ...
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### How to reduce the resolution of satellite imagery data for use in MATLAB

When I am using the 4-band multispectral data for NDVI calculation, after successful completion of runtime, it shows some warning message like "Loading 17%..." How should I rectify it? Should I do ...
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### Attributes that characterize a geodetic track

I need a way to index and retrieve a large amount of track data. To do this I need to derive from every track as many attributes as I can. For now, I derive Name Tortuosity Speed (average, max) ...
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### How to analyze and combine overlaping elevation maps into one?

I have 30 overlapping maps that contain tree density heights (measures between 1-100%) of a large area, and I need to get the highest point by pixel and create a new map with all these highest points ...
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### Evaluate minimum points required to define polygons based on an error threshold

I need to build a model or write an algorithm to do this, which I would like you to share your ideas with me. here is my cadastral problem: I have plenty of polygons and I need to make a report of ...
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### Retrieving Google Map data into Matlab to plot points

First of all, I hope this question isn't too basic, obvious or inappropriate for this forum. I'm very new to using map data. I'm working on a project on more accurate map routing using Matlab. My ...
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### Spatio-temporal statistical analysis

I need to perform an anomaly analysis in both space and time. I have 4 data parameters: latitude, longitude, time and temperature. What I’m trying to do is to find temperature anomalies that are ...
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### How to find the closest Edge from a Line

Currently I'm working on a basic 3D model viewer in MATLAB, which can import .OBJ files (modeled in e.g. Blender). The purpose of this viewer is to test different subdivision schemes (like Catmull-...
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### Hot Spot Map in ArcMap and MATLAB

I've tried out the Hot Spot Map tutorial for ArcMap, which is working just fine, and I'm now starting to make some modifications so that it fits my data sets. Instead of aggregating the points as in ...
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### Set NaN values to Transparent in Matlab 'geoshow' function?

I am trying to plot rainfall values in MATLAB using geoshow function. NaN values should be transparent in the map. However, the plot I am getting comes with dark blue color for NaN values. I have ...
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### Converting u and v from WGS84 to NZTM2000 - Do I need to do vector conversion?

I have u and v wind component values in latitude and longitude in WGS84. I want to convert this to NZTM2000. I've converted the lat/lon in ArcView - (and will try in R) - but do I need to also do some ...
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### How to label feature of shape file on the color map in matlab

I am trying to make color map from text file data.I am using geoshow to call shape file of the region and to set it as back ground of the color map.My shape file is of the country. I have digitized ...
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### Publishing Linked Datasets Format [closed]

This past summer for research I was working on linking the NOAA Rivers Database (http://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php), The National Atlas Lake Database, and the the USBGN datasets so that ...
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### How to extract road line pattern from satellite images using Matlab? [closed]

Firstly we applied canny edge detection to the image, then detected lines using houghlines, then we got start and end points of the lines. Then we applied delaunay triangulation and voronoi diagram ...
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### How to limit a specific area in order to have a topographic 3D map using MatLab?

I am using MatLab, I want to build a topographic 3D map, I am following this guide, I have been doing the steps listed on the section Draping Geoid Heights over Topography, and I do not have any ...
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### Iteration based positioning on Matlab - retrieving coordinates between iterations

This is my first question on SE so let me know if I'm not asking my question in the right place. So basically, I have an algorithm which uses UMTS measurement events for positioning estimation, which ...
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### Coupled Hidden Markov Model Matlab Error [closed]

I want to train CHMM using Matlab and I am new to use this software. I am using BNET CHMM which is this: function bnet = mk_chmm(N, Q, Y, discrete_obs, coupled, CPD) % MK_CHMM Make a coupled Hidden ...
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### how to convert lat and longitude into distance near poles?

I am trying to convert latitude and longitude into meters in polar regions. I am looking for higher accuracy upto 0.00 meters preferably. I tried the haversine formula but it doesnt seem to be ...
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### Using way-points to create pathway - MATLAB [closed]

I'm currently working on a map routing system and am not sure if anyone has done this before. I have collected various way-point coordinates on the map using Google map. How can I create a pathway ...
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### Convert from eastings and northings to latitude and longitude without ArcGIS

I am not a GIS user, but I was given some shapefiles to work with. I do not have ArcGIS or any other GIS tool, but I do have Matlab with the mapping toolbox and R. From what I can tell, the data is ...
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### How to import matlab data into ArcMAP?

I'm creating regression lines using matlab from points having UTM geographic coordinates. I would like to import those regression lines into a map of the same area in ArcMAP. My question is what ...
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### Calculate actual Landsat image corner coordinates to derive azimuth (heading)

This is the continuation of an unsolved problem I had (see this thread if you like). I have a Landsat image and I would like to estimate the satellite azimuth for my location. As the satellite follows ...
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### how install shapely on windows so it can be imported from matlab?

i'm on windows 7/64. shapely doesn't offer windows installers on their pypi page, even though they seem to have recently (github issues 104 and 109 -- i don't have the rep to post links. their pypi ...
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### Matlab array to KML

I am trying to use the KML toolbox for Matlab in http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/34694-kml-toolbox-v2-7 to create a KML file from a Matlab array to be shown in Google Earth. ...
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### Using GDAL inside MATLAB in Ubuntu

I'm trying to use gdal_rasterize inside MATLAB via UNIX or system MATLAB command system('gdal_rasterize'). Despite this command working in my console terminal, I get the following error inside ...
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### MATLAB mapping toolbox: write multiple feature mapstruct

I have a few hundred road segments, described as lines, which I am trying to write to a single shape file using MATLAB's mapping toolbox. However I can only manage to get one feature per shapefile, ...
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### QGIS combine Vectorlayer and Rasterlayer to one shapefile

I have to create some Thematic Maps, especially Choropleth Maps on Matlab. Therefore i've found a shapefile which I can use, but need to draw some lines there. I've imported my shapefile as a Vector ...
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### Extracting nodes and edges from osm data

I am trying to extract the edges and nodes of a certain city from osm files and save them to a database. How can I accomplish this. I am not sure how much osm2po and osm2pgrouting tools are acceptable....
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### Creating spatial plot with colored polygons in MATLAB from shapefile?

I have a shapefile of that has 1800+ polygon features. Each polygon has unique value. How to create a spatial map for visual interpretation. Here is what I have tried in MATLAB. clear all; clc; ...
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### Georeferenced Image Overlay and export to new image

I have two Geotiffs (one satellite image, one clipped image). I want to put the clipped image over the satellite image, because it shows flow velocity from this shown glacier (see image below). I ...
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### To filter the wrong data of point positioning

I have collected GPGGA data by Novatel OEMV receiver in static single point mode. I have so much data (GPGGA format) and I want to get the static point axis by averaging all data. But some of the data ...
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### How do I compute uncertainties in the positions transformed using Helmert transformation?

I am familiar with Python, MATLAB and Mathematica. My data is given by Cartesian coordinates (positions in X,Y,Z (meters), standard deviations XX, YY, ZZ (meters) and a correlation matrix (XY, YZ, ZX)....
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### Auto generate waypoints for a map

I am working on a project where I need a function which generate way-points considering the obstacle in the area. For example, if a shoreline world-map is given and the requirement is to generate 100 ...