A tool in some GIS software programs for performing algebraic operations on rasters.

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Calculating distance from points to different class in raster

I am looking for some advice on how to calculate the distance from a point to a different class of a raster. Specifically, I have observations (points) of animal use overlaid on land cover data. For ...
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How to make a new raster using con() script in Python?

I'm new to Python and have been trying to code a raster calculator style script. Basically, I want to convert a raster that has values 0 to -10,000 into a raster that is populated by 1s between ...
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Rules of Nodata value?

What are the arithmetic rules that govern Nodata values? Regardless of how these null values are defined? I am using ArcMap Raster Calculator. I am thinking specifically of operations like 1*Nodata ...
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30,000 data points… can this be reasonably served using openlayers?

I'm trying to tackle a web GIS problem and need to figure out the best strategy. I have a map with 30,000 cells on it forming a grid for the province of Alberta. I have a list of data points for ...
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How to crop raster layer?

Can anyone tell me how to crop a raster layer in QGIS? I want to make contours from a section of a layer, and including the whole layer will create far more data than I need and slow down the ...
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How to calculate the number of cells with a given value?

I have a raster file where all cells have values between -3 and 7, no data value is -9999. Have can I calculate the number of cells with a specific value e.g. 6? Can I use the calculator?
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Raster calculation confusion

I need to do some raster calculation, I've been trying to make it work but I am not sure everything is working properly. I need to apply a formula, but I am unsure if I am doing it properly. The ...
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How to automate creation of toe of slope from DEM?

I was looking for an automated process to "identify" the toe of a slope from a DEM and ran across this ESRI thread and technique: I am at Step 7 but have no idea how this is accomplished. I get it is ...
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How to calculate a standard deviation across multiple raster layers?

I have 15 raster layers. Each one shows accumulated precipitation (rainfalls) for the month of April for the same US state during a given year. So, I cover the period from 1997 to 2012. I would like ...
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Calc bottomline of valleys

Which way do I calculate bottomlines of valleys or even more preceise: which way do I "find" valleys (for example suggested tectonic faults). Sample below shows a height profile (profile from line) ...
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Raster processing with Python or Arc raster calculator

I have 4-band NAIP imagery that require the following processing steps: Convert to 8 bit unsigned B/W Reverse (note not inverse) the image, so that dark values appear light and light values appear ...
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Using individual bands from a multi-band image in ArcGIS 10 raster calculator

I'm trying to use individual bands from a multi-band TM image (IMG file) within the raster calculator in ArcGIS 10 (SP2/3). I can add individual bands to my MXD, but raster calculator will only use ...
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Copy and Paste symbology in Raster?

I am trying to figure it out how can I take a preserved color from a raster I already set up before and then apply the colormap to a new raster file? Here are the details of what occurred: Before ...
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Calculating Topographic Exposure with Raster Calculator

I need you help trying to calculate Topographic Exposure (TOPEX) on a DEM in ArcGIS. I am trying to figure out wind exposure on a DEM with 25m cells. There is a great blog post where someone explains ...
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Using Python and open source modules, how can I perform Raster Calculator functions?

I would like to perform mathematical functions similar to those you would use Raster Calculator for in ArcMap, however I'd like to do it in Python without using the Arcpy module. I have the osgeo ...
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How to standardize raster output from 0 to 100 using raster algebra?

I am working on generating an integrated moisture index based on the following equation: IMI = (hill shade * 0.5) + (curvature * 0.15) + (flow accumulation * 0.35) Iverson et al. 1997 Another ...
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How to exclude outliers from raster using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I calculated terrain curvature from a DEM. The DEM I use is interpolated from point elevation data. Generally, the DEM seems to be good, but some artifacts from interpolation exist. Those artifacts ...
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How to reclassify in Rastercalc?

I now need to reclassify, I'm using rastercalc... but I can't get the syntax right!! I need that values >0 become 1 I found this example... eq( [relief]@1, [mask]@4, 150 ) so I tried: ( [raster A ...
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Raster Calculator making incorrect calculations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to use raster calculator (ArcMap 10.2.2.3552) to apply a poisson generalized linear model to estimate species abundances based on elevation. The outputs don't make any sense to me, and I'm ...
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How do I generate a random raster (or probabilistic cellular automaton) in QGIS?

I'm trying to create something like a cellular automaton land cover change model using QGIS, in which cells randomly change land cover based on probabilities determined from various input rasters. ...
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query raster cell values by point

I have a binary raster (0s and 1s) that I need to query given a set of point coordinates. This is easy enough to do with gdal (gdallocationinfo), but where it get's complicated is that I also need to ...
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How to calculate the a list of rasters?

I'm writing ArcPy code in ArcGIS trying to calculate a list of rasters. I get an error message that says: TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for -: 'unicode' and 'unicode'. Here's my ...
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Python syntax error from raster calculator in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I am experiencing a problem with the raster calculator in the ModelBuilder under ArcMap 10. I need to combine two layers: a drainage map (issued from a series of previous operations on a DEM) and ...
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How to do raster conditional comparisons in .NET?

I am comparing a raster with a constant value by raster calculator. Now I want to do this in a c# code. Question Is there any process to do this kind of raster conditional comparison in .net?
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How to find buffer radius around raster cell that covers a defined sum of raster cells?

I want to do a neigbourhood analysis on some raster data. I need to know how big a circle around each raster cell must be to include a certain amount of specified raster cells. Let's say that for ...
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How to create Series of Rasters that displays Standard Deviation from Mean?

Cell statistics question for you. I have 100 rasters of raw rainfall data in which the pixels each represent rainfall for that particular pixel on the landscape for a single year during the 100 year ...
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Raster Calculator Bug at start

I use ArcGIS 10.1 on a Windows XP. ArcGIS completely shuts down when I attempt to launch the "Raster Calculator" tool. Has this happened to someone else? Any ideas on how to solve this annoying issue? ...
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Iterate through rasters in subfolders using Model Builder

I have a directory folder of precipitation data; within this folder are subfolders for years 1901-2014. In each of these subfolders are 12 .asc grid files; each file represents a month of the year ...
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Focal Statistics for Special Neighborhood

I'm looking to calculate focal statistics for each cell of a raster, within a neighborhood of a specified criteria. Background - I have three binary rasters, each representing a single vegetation ...
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How to reduce all value above certain value using Raster Calculator?

I have a raster with elevations above 2000m that I want to "cut" to 1800m. I cannot quite figure out the correct string and most simple way to do this in the ArcGIS 9.3 raster calculator. I tried ...
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Normalize raster values to 0-255

I need to normalize the values attained from a band ratio to 0-255. I'm using QGIS. How do I do this? Any ideas?
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How to subtract out the slope (in general) of a DEM?

I'm searching for a solution process to subtract out the slope of a DEM like this: I have a high resolution DEM and want to reconstruct historical/old/not active parts of a river. The problem is ...
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How to reclassify raster inside polygon mask, leaving values outside as they are?

I am in the final stages of a landcover classification and need to reclassify thematic raster values that are inside different polygon masks, while leaving the values outside as they are. Can I do ...
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Where is qgis getting the NO DATA value from?

I have a project that contains an 8-bit paletted layer (call it the mask layer) and a float 32 single band layer (call this the clip layer). I create a new raster by using the raster calculator, ...
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Why does Raster Calculator (RasterCalculator_sa) give ERROR 000539 in ArcPy?

I am getting a not executed error for a raster calculator. Here is part of the output: File "C:\projectTemp\FloodAnalysis\floodxsectionanalysis.py", line 107, in makeSeemless ...
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How to exclude some parts of raster classes based on size of area?

I have a raster file with 5 classifications. I've calculated area for all of the classes via Zonal geometry, Arcmap 10. Now, I want to exclude patches which are smaller than 100 sq. km. and ...
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How to enter formula into ArcGIS Raster Calculator?

i have the following formula: L = (l/22,1)^m (l = Flow length) m is calculated like this: m = 0,5 when slope is >4 degrees m = 1,2 * sin^1/3a when slope is <4 degrees (a = slope in ...
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Calculating average raster grid values perpendicular to a barrier and transferring values to adjacent cells

I was hoping I could get a little help for 2 questions dealing with raster datasets. I have access to ArcMap 10.2 and ArcView 3 to do this. Here is what I am trying to do: 1) I need to calculate an ...
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Querying slope data using raster calculator: why are all results true?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2. From a DEM, I have created a new raster showing slope using the slope tool. The color scheme was automatically classified into 9 tiers. What I want to do is query this raster ...
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how can I obtain the areas where my rasters overlap, using Qgis?

I have a bunch of raster files showing the distribution of different species of mammals, and I would like to obtain the areas where they overlap, the areas in whitch more than one species can be found ...
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SAGA raster calculator, ifelse command syntax problem?

I am trying to get the saga raster calculator in QGIS to spit out all values of a raster that are inferior to 10, and make all other values zero. I think the syntax is correct but I keep getting the ...
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Running focal statistic with iterator in ModelBuilder?

I need to extent the Value of a grid (water mirror elevation) within the nodata area until reaching a specific barrier (the limit of the watershed), in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I am using this: ...
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Expand raster extent and set expanded values using nearest neighbor sampling

I have run a hydrodynamic model which has given me a grid of surface elevations throughout a bay. I am trying to process the results in ArcMap (or QGIS if needed). My goal is to take the current grid ...
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How do I get rid of this thin band between raster layers created from TNM?

After hitting my head against the table for many days, I'm humbly presenting myself to the QGIS community. I downloaded 4 IMG files (1/3 arc second, elevation data) from The National Map on the USGS ...
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Fast editing in raster calculator — adding lots of images together

I need to add pictures together to make one raster. In one session there are about 150 - 200 images (named randomly - see syntax example) There are about 50 sessions (named randomly) Is there any ...
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Use Values from Raster Statistics (e.g. sum of all cells) in Raster Calculator

I need to do calculations on raster layers which require the sum of all cells of the raster. I've used the zonal statistics tool for that but it gets a little annoying to do those extra steps (run the ...
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Cell values to No data

I need to set cell values in one raster to NoData based on another raster. Both rasters have the same extent and some cells overlap. For those cells that overlap I want to set them to NoData in ...
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Scale raster in ArcGIS using raster calculator

I have a raster with values ranging from 0 to 8991130624. This raster is actually the result of a cost distance analysis. I want to scale the raster to range from 0 to 1 and take the inverse? so ...
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Issue with Sextante r.map calculator and modeler

I am trying to build a model with Sextante modeler and the r.mapcalculator algorithm but when I run the model I get the error message: ‘Could not load layer: ‘….’Check sextant log to look for errors ...
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Stack sat images and run operation on all

I have about 300 MODIS satellite with different acqusition dates, covering the same area. I am not used to work with so many tiles at once so I ask for advice. I am working with ArcMap10.1 What I ...