A methodology or set of analytical procedures used to derive information about spatial relationships between geographic phenomena.

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Finding a Conceptual Site Modeling Software

I've been asked by my company to generate a conceptual site model for a project and I have no clue where to start. The purpose is to show groundwater flow through a few layers of rock either in 2D or ...
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In QGIS Process Modeller, is it possible to automatically run a function on several layers without listing all combinations?

Trying to develop a Model which includes finding any intersections between layers and then merging them all into a single layer. I have 12 layers in total, it's not really efficient to list all the ...
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Intersecting Polygons

I have 10 shape files containing polygon features. I would like to produce a single polygon layer containing portions of the input polygons where no fewer than two of the aforementioned feature ...
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AHP Workflow in GIS

We are to apply AHP method to determine waste disposal areas using GIS, the AHP methodology supposes, from what I gathered, alternatives known before hand (as explained in this very straightforward ...
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Agent Analyst - How to reduce memory use during many, many loops?

I am currently using the Agent Analyst adaptation of Repast within the ArcGIS framework. The model I've built is capable of doing what I'd like (ie. randomly generating biologically-sensible ...
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How does ModelBuilder compare with Vensim and Stella for environmental modeling? [closed]

Does anyone have any advice or has anyone experienced any limitations in ArcGIS software when trying to use model builder for any type of environmental phenomenon? I know that Vensim and Stella can be ...
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How to bring 3D object into 3D application?

I'm doing some GIS as part of my college course and have just started to do some 3D modelling, I'm really a GIS novice, The module is short (only 5 lectures) My lecturer has said that it is possible ...
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Infrastructure networks in GIS modelling

I am currently working on a GIS-based project which aims to model the interdependency of existing infrastructure networks, e.g. transport, oil, pipeline networks, etc. The network interdependency ...
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Modelling Zombie Outbreak

I know that there are many scripts (mostly in matlab) out there that address the spread of disease/zombie infection, but does anyone know of ways this has been developed/implemented in ArcGIS? ...
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High resolution global land cover [duplicate]

I'm searching for world land cover data with higher resolution than the global land cover. I'm working on fire prediction algorithms and I want to do a nice browser based demo were you can select a ...
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How to multiply raster DEM with a linear graph value

I would like to multiply my Raster DEM with a linear graph value y = mx + C. The graph values look as follows: I want to make a new raster where each cell will represent a damage factor from ...
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Application of GIS in passive and agent defence

I am working on passive defense modeling, using GIS. Modeling passive defense can be better implemented using GIS and I've come up with my own methods. It would be far better for me if I know there ...
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Are there open source solutions for travel demand modelling?

I'm looking for open source tools for travel demand modelling (eg The four-step UTMS). Preferably in a GIS environment. That works well with Qgis, Grass and Postgis. My question is not related to ...
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Comparing travel times using GPX files

I'm recording my travel times between home and office using "Open GPS Tracker" on Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.sogeti.android.gpstracker), so that I can figure out the ...
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Moving window regression (MWR) in R

I'm looking for some package in R to estimate the value of a variable by moving window regression. I have read in Local Models for Spatial Analysis, which is a good method to predict values ​​at ...
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Routing and Travel Time

I wish to generate highways network routings and travel times from trip pairs. The trip pairs are between the centroids of UK census Lower Super Output Areas. For each trip pair (perhaps 5,000 records ...
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rooftop modeling

I´m trying to model building rooftops based on a LiDAR dataset. I've already interpolated using Delaunay's triangulation a DEM with 1m resolution. Due to LiDAR data is not accurate in building edges, ...
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Which is the best interpolation method for collected ground water sample?

I have collected ground water quality samples from 50 locations in my study area. Now I have to interpolate data in ArcGIS. Which is a suitable method for ground water interpolation and why?
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How do I choose parameters for the Huff model that best fit my data?

I'm using the Huff model for some analysis I'm doing. For those not aware, the Huff model is a probabilistic model for retail trade area analysis. H_ij is the probability that a person at location ...
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How to calculate changes in slope angle between cells/areas?

I am doing an estimation of erosion with ArcGIS. I use the UniversalSoilLossEquation (USLE) for this. Now, i want to calculate the L-factor of this equation. I need the FlowLength for this. My ...
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How to create noise maps? (open source or scripted in ArcGIS)

In a previous role I helped create Noise Maps for Northern England. The predicted noise levels was done using the IMMI package (which I can recommend) and the cartographic output was done in ArcMap. ...
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What do I need to create 3D model of real terrain?

I'd like to create 3D model of some real terrain (to be exact it's about some real roads and only as much as 80m to 100m of roadside - 40m to 50m of each side). As I don't have access to highly ...
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TRANSIMS interaction with OSGEO tools

Wow I've just discovered the world of TRANSIMS, a transport model with ambitious aims: "to model all aspects of human behaviour related to transport in one consistent simulation framework" (Nagel, ...
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Gravity/Huff model tools

I am looking for a way to simulate a gravity model using a point-based layer. All my points are assigned a z-value and the higher this value, the larger is their "sphere of influence". This influence ...
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Inverse distance weighted interpolation for categorical and/or binary datasets

I want to perform an Inverse distance weighted (IDW) interpolation to a series of points. However my data set can be categorical or binary and just like the IDW I want to interpolate the new values ...
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Learning Spatial Statistics

I have a significant background in statistics, and I'd like to learn more about spatial statistics (and statistics associated with geospatial data). Are there any especially good resources for ...
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Accounting for Spatial Autocorrelation in ZINB Model?

I'm doing an analysis on disease in Chile. I'm using the rate as the Dependent Variable and both remote sensing and housing-type data as the Independent Variables. I have several questions regarding ...
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SQL Server data modelling + spatial data = what book?

What recommended book can you provide about data modelling for geographical spatial data (geometry) in SQL server?
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Calculating “relative slope” per Mora-Vahrson method in ArcGIS

I'm a longtime lurker who finally decided to register on the forum (in no way driven by my need to have a certain question answered, of course...). I was contacted by a colleague asking for help ...
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Is there are QGIS plugin to allow the 3d visualisation of geological borehole data similar to the functionality of Target for ArcGIS?

I'm very new to QGIS, I have started using it as my new company is not willing to pay for ArcGIS and Target at this stage so I'm hoping QGIS can substitute not just in the interim but for good. What ...
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PostGIS Implementation of Brabyn and Skelly Road Network Travel Time Model

Is there a PostGIS implementation of the Brabyn and Skelly road network travel time model for the New Zealand road network? This model is outlined in: Brabyn L, Skelly C. Modeling population access ...
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How to Improve a Distance Model

I am working on a distance model that creates distance rings around a given point and assigns those rings a probability. The point is in the center of a 25 x 25 km area, and the model fails to assign ...
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Looking for examples of bayesian modelling and smoothing in a GIS

I am looking to assemble clear examples of Bayesian modelling / smoothing in a GIS. I have yet to see GIS being used to conduct Bayesian style analytical models and would like to see what is currently ...
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Land Administration Domain Model example implementations

Does anybody know of a sample implementation? I am currently trying to adapt it to my country but the LADM is rather abstract. Anybody have any idea how to go about this?
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What are some 3D visualisation tools that successfully work with GIS data?

There are a large number of 3d modelling tools available (both open and closed source). I would like to be able to: Import GIS data into a 3d environment and retain georeferenceing. Retain the ...
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Enterprise Architect - domains relationship

I am not sure if this forum is right place to ask but let me try. I am building an ArcGIS model in Enterprise Architect. I have a couple domains inside. The problem is: I want to make the following ...
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Incorporating known GPS/INS data to automatically produce geo-registered 3D models

I am trying to reconstruct a 3D building model from 2D video frames using an open-source Structure-From-Motion(SFM) software (Bundler). The final reconstructed 3D model will be in Cartesian ...
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Looking for Fortran code calculating drainage basin area

I am working in a project of glacier mass balance. For my project I want to integrate the area of the drainage basin in a glaciological system model (GSM). As the drainage area changes with time due ...
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Ocean flow models - predict the path of an object dropped in the ocean

This question is from a user who wants to calculate the predicted path of a bottle dropped from a ship. He has a spreadsheet of hundreds of these bottles and wishes to display the predicted vs actual ...
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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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3D subsurface modelling

I am a student and initiating a thesis project for MS specialize degree in geophysics... I am working on tectono - stratigraphy of some area and want to do the 3D subsurface modelling of the same ...
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Issues Merging in Model Builder after Running Script

I have multiple inputs running through various processes throughout my model. At the end of these processes they are all merged together and output into one final feature class. This was working fine ...
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Calculate XY Coordinate with “CalculateField” tool

I used model builder to build a model which can calculate the XY coordinates and it's perfect! However, when I export it to VBscript and run it in VBA it crashes.... The error happens at ...
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Open source location allocation modelling

I'm looking for open source tools for location allocation modelling (eg planning public health facilities). Preferably in a GIS environment. I know GRASS somewhat, but v.net.alloc doesn't seem to ...
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Lightsquared GPS controversy: Where is the analysis?

GPS World reports that Lightsquared's network of 40,000 transmitters will interfere with GPS signals. Initial technical analyses have shown that the distant, low-powered GPS signals would ...
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Displaying 3D subsoil models in ArcScene

I was wondering if anybody had any ideas on how to display a 3D subsoil model in arcscene? The data we will have will be exported from rockworks in point form - and then we need to convert it to - ...
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Where are the radiation models for Japan catastrophe?

I'm interested in seeing authoritative model results showing how radioactive contaminants from Japan might circulate through wind and water. The AGU blog points out this bad model, but in skimming ...
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Open-source GIS implementation of the Huff model

This might be a stretch, but I was wondering if anyone implemented gravity modeling tools or scripts for Retail Market Analysis (like the Huff Model), to analyze spatial data for customer-store ...
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Get points in point file to write into new field the census tract each is in (from another shapefile)

I have points that represent day care centers which have address and lat-long. I am using lat-long to display. Now I need to sort, count, etc. these points in conjunction with new census data. To be ...
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Modelling of rent prices - which interpolation method should I choose?

I have national dataset of ~1,4 million households. There I have information about rent, size (number of rooms and m2) and some additional characteristics of each household. I'd like to use this data ...