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QGIS 2.2 Raster Merge losing color data

I'm trying to merge a couple of GeoTiff maps using Raster > Miscellaneous > Merge but the merge is only coming out in grayscale. The geotifs are using palettes color. How do I get the merge to keep ...
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How to produce “SpatialPixelsDataFrame” from stacked RasterLayer?

How to produce "SpatialPixelsDataFrame" from staccked RasterLayer ? I have a stacked rasterlayer and I want to convert them to SpatialPixelsDataFrame. RasterLayer information is > RAD.all[[1]] ...
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Error issues when using Cut Fill operation in ArcGis 10.2

I wonder if someone is able to assist with an issue I have about a series of errors I get when using the cut/fill tool in spatial analyst, ArcGis 10.2? Someone posted a question sometime last year ...
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Unable to open feature class Failed to execute (RasterToPolygon)

I'm trying yo execute the RastertoPolygon conversion tool in ArcGIs 10.1. I'm executing it through a for loop, then it resulted to an error (Unable to open feature class Failed to execute ...
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Polygon to raster conversion failure - workaround for very small polygons?

As one of many processes within a workflow/script, I need to convert polygons to rasters. I am using the feature_to_raster tool in ArcGIS 10.1. This is done within a python script, but for the ...
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How to convert WMS layers to raster layers QGIS 1.8.0

I need to export a series of maps for a report. The layers imported into QGIS are all WMS files provided by the GeoBC website. As I have now discovered, I cannot export these maps using the print ...
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Extra Column after Using Polyline to Raster

Does anyone know why there is an extra column in the resulting raster file (Raster2) after using the tool Polyline to Raster in ArcMap 10.2? I had imported the cell size and set the extent to be the ...
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How to choose which band is used to calculate DN when converting a raster to vector?

I currently have a raster layer of flood water levels (elevation) which I need to convert to a shapefile for future use. My raster is 4 bands: RGB + one band with values from 0 to 10, representing 10 ...
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Reading a raster map cells values in C#?

Suppose I have a raster map file (TIFF, TGA, JNG... etc) loaded with geo-info manifested by the cells values. I need to read the values of the raster map cells "programatically" in a C# program. P.S: ...
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GeoTools 10 - Convert Raster To Vector

I am fairly green with GeoTools, and having a hard time converting a raster (GridCoverage2D) into a vector format. In the hours I've spent searching this site and Google, there seems to be multiple ...
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Raster domain output polygon has is an empty feature class. Shape_Length and Shape_Area = 0

I am trying to convert a 32-bit floating point raster with 205289 columns and 120615 rows to a polygon using Raster Domain. It creates a feature class that does not contain any polygon. There is a ...
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Choosing the map scale (1:nnn) for the given raster dimension

Starting points: let define the raster image size, say: 1800x900 pixels I want draw my own raster image map - by drawing polygons e.g. like "draw line from pixel with coordinates x100y100 to pixel ...
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Appropriate pixel size when converting vector to raster

I am converting vector polygons into raster datasets. Is there a standard calculation for converting the scale of the vector into an appropriate pixel size (e.g. 25 metres)? My vector has been ...
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Converting Raster datasets into layers using ArcPy/ModelBuilder?

I am new to ArcGIS and ArcPy (just started using them on Wednesday). I am using a model to create a Point Density plot from a Shape File, with the output being a Raster dataset. I want to ...
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How to reduce Polygon to Raster (Conversion) bit depth?

I have a polygon featureclass that I am trying to convert to raster format at a low bit depth (i.e. <8 bit unsigned). The FC contains 50,000 polygons which have five values: 1,3,5,7,9. I have set ...
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Shape file generation [duplicate]

Is it possible to generate a shape file with lines and polygons using only the image for which it has to be generated ? I need the lines,polygons feautres of the shape file in an algorithm which i am ...
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Big data rastering using ArcGIS Platform?

I have the daunting task doing raster analysis on a record set that runs into quite a few millions, and worse still is that the data is in Hive. So far I have managed to use record set of 2 million ...
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Create base maps from vector data

I may be trying to attack this problem incorrectly, so I'm sure I'll be corrected. I currently have quite a few shapefiles containing all of the major highways, streets, railroads, counties, etc. of ...
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Create a raster map from more than one shape

I've some shapefile loaded in Arcmap (steets, buildings...) with an appropriate symbology ad I need to convert them to unique raster, to obtain a map (like topographic map) with a specified resolution ...
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ArcGIS: Export GRID to TIFF keeping its (classified) symbology

I want to export an esri grid-raster into a *.tiff without losing the symbology I created for the grid (the symbology is classified). No matter how I try to solve it I get a stretched symbology in ...
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Long Time for conversion raster file to vector in QGIS

I'm a new user of QGIS, and I'm tring to convert a .tif file in a vector. To do that I have used the "Raster conversion" option, but it's taking long time. I'm waiting for the conversion since 20 ...
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How to preserve original resolution of scanned 1-bit PDF raster with gdal_translate?

I am using gdal_translate to convert non-spatial PDFs to non-spatial TIFFs (intended for subsequent manual georeferencing). This is my gdal_translate command: gdal_translate -of GTiff -sds -co ...
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QGis Save Raster as Rendered Image

In QGIS 1.9.0 Master, when you right click on a raster in the Layers Panel and select "Save As", you can select the output mode to be "Raw Data" or "Renedered Image". When selecting the Rendered ...
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Convert SpatialGridDataFrame in to polygon shapefile in R

I have a SpatialGridDataFrame in R and want to plot just one of its attributes as as polygons in a GIS. There seems to be no simple way to do this. The situation is complicated by the fact that the ...
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Unsuccessfully trying to iteratively run gdal_polygonize in a batch file [closed]

Thanks in advance for your help with this. I've been reading, experimenting, and banging my head against the wall for a couple days on this, and could really use some assistance. This is my first ...
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How to open a raw binary raster in QGIS or R

I have a raw binary raster without a file ending, and no header file. I would like to open this in either QGIS or R and then convert to geotiff, but opening it seems to be a challenge. Here is a ...
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I'm converting a raster to TIN and a large section of it didn't convert properly (ArcGIS 10)

I've got a DEM for a pretty large area and I need to create a TIN. I'm using 3D Analyst Tools > Conversion > Raster to TIN. The process runs without any error messages, but a large section of the TIN ...
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Why doesn't ArcGIS rasterize every polygon

I am trying to rasterize elements from a vector map but somehow ArcGIS only lets me rasterize 15 objects. I added a new field so that every object would get the same value. The original layer had 87 ...
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select by attributes in modelbuilder while using iterate?

I have crated a model that iterates GPX-files from a folder and works through it and gives me a raster as output with pixel values after how many tracks passes through each pixel. This works the way ...
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How can I flatten a multi-band raster to a single-band raster in ArcMap 10.2?

I need to convert a multi-band PNG image into a single-band raster, for analysis and visualisation. How can I do this in ArcGIS 10.2?
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Low resolution raster conversions to vector yielding millions of single pixel polygons. Trying to merge all directly adjacent polygons

I'm trying to scan plain pdf maps containing color-coded geographic regions and convert them into undifferentiated (I don't actually need them to contain any attribute data) overlays. My workflow is ...
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How can I convert ERDAS img file into headerless binary file

I have trouble to convert ERDAS .img file into headerless binary file. I want to use those images in TIMESAT program. I'm trying to do this in IDRISI 32. But there is an error saying "minimum values ...
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Create a raster from file geodatabase featureclass based on a field from a related table

I have a USDA Statsgo soil polygon featureclass stored in a file geodatabase along with an attribute table; I have a one-to-one relationship class defined based on the soil type field. When I bring ...
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QGis points distance from shore in metres

I have a grid of depth points in the Irish Sea that i'm trying to add other data fields to, in this case distance from shore. I've tried both of these suggestions to no avail, but am having some ...
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How do you distribute values evenly within zones when converting polygon to raster?

I'm trying to convert a (traffic analysis zone) TAZ polygon to raster so that the population values are evenly distributed within each zone. So far, when converting the TAZ polygon, the same ...
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Conversion of diagonally adjacent pixels into one polygon?

I am trying to vectorize a raster whose digital numbers indicate different classes they belong to. ArcGIS and QGIS yield similar results: separate shapes out of pixels sharing the class that are ...
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Can QGIS2 / GDAL convert to .ECW without corruption?

I have qgis 2.0.1 and it can read *.ecw files that I download. However, when I convert say a *.jpg or *.tiff to *.ecw the output is corrupt. Has anyone seen this problem?
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Convert point to grid: Numbers of cells differ

In R I am trying to aggregate points data to a grid. The data for the grid (G-Econ) comes as a csv-file. In this file each row represent a grid-cell at 1x1 degree resolution and the given ...
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How can i convert a raster from continuous to discrete?

I have a tiff that is 'invalid' for a lot of tools and will not let me view the attribute table. I think this is because it is "continuous" rather than "discrete". Does anybody know how to convert it ...
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How can i combine the colours of one raster with values from another

I have two Tiffs with data from the same area. One is in colour and when I use the identify shows a 'color index' number (eg. 141), then Color(a,r,g,b)(eg. 255,90,255,0). The other tiff contains a ...
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Conversion of raster to polygon

Using C# and ArcObjects, what is the recommended way to convert a raster file into a polygon. I need this for calling the Near tool so that I can move a station which may be inland to the nearest ...
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If I convert a TIN to a raster in ArcGIS will results from the two versions of the surface be comparable?

I have converted a TIN to a raster. I found that the top of a bund wall shifts laterally in position between the TIN and the raster into which it has been converted using the TIN to raster tool in ...
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calculate least cost pathways for a region and create distance rasters to rivers [duplicate]

How do you calculate all the least cost pathways that exists for a region? I would like the output map to display all routes (and was wondering whether this can be done in one set of operations). I ...
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Revert back from RGBA raster to original 1 band raster cell value

I have a number or single band raster grids that have been converted to RGBA (png). I no longer have access to the orignal single band raster data but have the png files. Is there a way to convert the ...
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Failed to convert polygon to raster

I have two steps here. First select layer by attributes. Second convert polygon to raster. It failed when it goes to second step and kept giving me error 999999: Error executing function. I pasted my ...
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Manipulating Rasters and Cost Arrays

I have a map file created by an external group. Within this file is the hydrography map. In one existing piece of code we are making a call ... passing a CostArray as follows, the FeatureClass being ...
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Loop - convert layer to raster coming up blank

I am looping through files, selecting out building footprints one by one and converting the selected building footprint to a raster. The script worked fine for about 2 hours this morning then stopped ...
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How to use the “Iterate Rasters” tool in ModelBuilder to link “Raster to Other Format (multiple)” tool to the “Extract by attributes” tool in ArcGIS?

I wish to link the "Raster to Other Format (multiple)" tool to the "Extract by atttributes" tool. The "Raster to Other Format (multiple)" tool only allows you to specify an output workspace, but the ...
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Hwo do I present labels in raster format in ArcMap 9.3?

I'm creating a raster map of a large city in ArcMap 9.3 which will be used in a third party software. My problem is that I need to find a way to include labels of street names in my output. I have a ...
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how to change the pixel value to zero when it corresponds to a slope above 15%

i have a landuse raster data and raster data containing slopes in percentage. i want to assign pixel value as zero which corresponds to slope more than 15%. i tried using 'extract by mask' but i'm ...