Raster is a data format consisting of regular grids of values, usually stored in an image-like format.

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Combine multiple binary rasters to a single raster

I have 5 different species richness maps which I am trying to join in order to show one cohesive map. Each species raster layer has values of 1 and 0; 1 if the species lives there and 0 if the species ...
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Determine value nearest to given coordinates [duplicate]

I'm new to GIS and have a very simple question. I have a raster that specifies the geographical distribution of temperature. I would like to find the temperature that is closest to a particular set of ...
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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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Landsat Data to Map Slums in India

I am working on a project to answer the following geographic question: How much have slum areas increased in Mumbai, India, since the 1970's (or earliest data). I have downloaded LandSat imagery and ...
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Write raster with its attribute table and symbology

I am classifying lots of rasters and I'd like to automate the legend creation and symbology displaying for easy manipulation. Here is the kind of raster I'm dealing with: library(raster) r <- ...
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ArcGIS model builder: How to reclassify 16,000+ rasters and do weighted sums on these rasters per year?

I've been trying to build a model in model builder (ArcGIS 10.1) which can do the following task: I have a folder full of ca. 16,000 raster files (.asc) representing mean temperatures for each day ...
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creating a random gdal raster with random predefined values

So far I have developed the below code but for some reason it only works for say one class of landuse instead of two. Would you please tell me where I have gone wrong? Thanks so much import os, ...
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How to get raster image as array in Python with ArcGIS

When starting to work with Python and ArcGIS 9.3, I assumed there would be a simple way to get a raster image into a Python array so that I can manipulate it before storing it back as another raster ...
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How to avoid “Unable to compute a transformation between pixel/line”?

I am trying to re-project from Equi-rectangular to the NASA global EASE grid (Equal Area Scalable Earth) grid 1383 586 with a ~25 km cylindrical projection (ESPG=3410). The file is provided as HDF5. ...
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Where to find QGIS geoprocessing results?

Is there a way to access in QGIS 2.6.1 something like the Geoprocessing Results window found in ArcGIS? The History and Log window in QGIS appears to show the geoprocessing results from SAGA, OTB ...
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Extract values from raster by using polygons

I am working with multiple raster files that cover all of united states. The file format of the rasters - GeoTIFF. I have around 100 geotiffs that I need to process. Then I have another shapefile with ...
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Creating planes, eg roof surfaces, from LiDAR/DSM data

I am capturing the area of roof tops of buildings from a DSM (derived from LiDAR data) which has not been much of a problem. I can then also derive angle, hillshade and aspect but it is only ...
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Clipping rasters

We are clipping one raster to another and our teacher gave us this hint for the 2nd parameter "Remember that the Describe function returns an object. The Clip tool will need the string representation ...
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How to compute layer by layer after stack?

I have some rasters that I want to compute the moving average and then rewrite the rasters again. r1 <- r2 <- r3 <- r4 <- r5 <- r6 <- raster(nrows=10, ncols=10); r1 <- ...
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How can I calculate the vertical distance to the nearest water?

Summary: I would like to create a raster where each cell contains the vertical distance to the nearest water (a decent approximation would be acceptable). The problem is that I'm not sure how to go ...
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Zonal Statistics as table creates output but some are Null

I have temperature as a raster file and different ecoregions of a province as polygons. What I want to do is calculate the mean temperature per ecoregion. I succeeded in doing this by Zonal ...
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Selecting raster values at random locations in a raster in python/arcgis

I have a large dataset of integer rasters, and was hoping to find a way to generate a "random" selection of pixels for four of the rasters, while making sure all 5 classes, which I've specified based ...
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Querying Raster Dataset by Location to Study Area

I have downloaded a very handy raster dataset generated by the Nature Conservancy for identifying terrestrial habitat cover types in the north east. Link to the project info and a link containing a ...
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QGIS - r.* commands not found

I'm very new to GIS and have recently installed QGIS on my mac desktop computer, running Yosemite 10.10. I'm working with DEM data for stream network extraction, but the majority of grass raster ...
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How can I convert data in the form of lat, lon, value into a raster file using R?

I have a data set of values over a km grid in the continental U.S. The columns are "latitude", "longitude", and "observation", e.g.: "lat" "lon" "yield" 25.567 -120.347 3.6 25.832 ...
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multiply a rang of values in a floating raster to a constant

I have a floating raster layer. I want to multiply a rang of its values to a constant. So, I used the "Con" tool in map algebra with the following script. Con(("Extract_rast1" >= 0) & ...
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How to OCR topographic maps

I have old topographic maps that i have scanned and converted into pdf in Actobat XI 11. I need this pdf to be text-searchable (not mere image). To do this i tried text recognition in acrobat but it ...
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How to re-grid a raster using area-overlap weighted averaging?

I have two rasters r and r2 with different resolutions. I want to re-sample (re-grid) r2 to be the same as r using area-overlap weighted averaging:If an r grid cell is covered by more than 1 ...
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Importing raster from ArcMap to Adobe?

I am currently working with 3 data frames in ArcMap. I exported them to pdf then Adobe Illustrator. I noticed that 2 of the data frames that include rasters come up with striped layers on them (while ...
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QGIS - quickly style categorical map

Example situation: a raster map that denotes various provinces in a country, each indicated with a unique value. Goal/question: quickly (for 'preview' purposes, not making a publishable map) assign ...
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How to exclude missing values from raster layer?

In my raster layers the value -999 means "missing". Those points completely mess up any colormap in qgis because qgis treats them as normal values and includes them in the classification. I would ...
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How to export georeferenced Raster layer using QGIS2Leaf Plugin?

I got excellent results while exporting vector layer with styling through qgis2leaf plugin. Whereas when I try to do the same with a geo-referenced raster file (geotiff) which has a projection of ...
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How to Calculate Utilization Distribution Overlap Index (UDOI) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I was wondering if any of you happen to have any information on how to calculate the Utilization Distribution Overlap Index (UDOI) in ArcGIS 10? If I understand it correctly the UDOI takes two kernel ...
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Clipping raster out of polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm kind of a noob to the GIS programs, and I'm trying to create a map in ArcMap 10. I have a polygon which I manually created in Google Earth and then imported to ArcMap with the KML-Layer tool). I ...
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How to add a plot with a different x axis to an existing plot?

I am plotting a raster but I want combine to things in the same plot but in two different axis. library (raster) r <- raster(nrows=10, ncols=10);r <- setValues(r, 1:ncell(r)) extent(r) = ...
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merge rasters using mosaic to new raster - wrong output

I am attempting to merge two raster datasets into one output dataset. I am using the Mosaic to New Raster tool. Unfortunately, the output does not display the same categories as the original input ...
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Clip_management to raster extent outputs larger raster than raster extent

Using Python and ArcMap 10.0 SP5, I'm trying to reproject and clip a large input raster to exactly the same grid as a smaller target raster (same extent, pixel sizes and projection). The problem is ...
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Questions on raster math using ArcObjects

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: I'm using the 10.2 .NET API and what we are doing is this: I have a boat moving on the water at a cruising speed of 30 nm/hr. (and we don't care about currents affecting the ...
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Python Script to iterate numerous, single-band rasters for arcpy.CompositeBands

I have a large collection of single-band geotiffs (NIR, Green, and Red) that I would like to composite using a Python script. The goal is to iterate through multiple folders in a main directory, ...
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Counting number of Raster Cells satisfying a criteria within a Polygon

I have a USA raster dataset, which assigns to each cell a value from 0-100. I also happen to have a USA county shapefile. I simply want a count of the number of pixels/cells in the raster data with ...
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Calculating Autocorrelation in Different Zones

I'm an intermediate-ish user of ArcGIS 10.2 (win7 pro, hardware robust enough to handle very large datasets and computationally intensive analysis) with perhaps a simple problem that's evading me ...
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What is a “value raster”?

I want to understand the concept of a "value raster" and if I can use it in neighbourhood statistics.
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How to extract values based on names of rasters?

I have a raster r that contains values for each grid cell (which vary from one cell to another). I have other 24 rasters where the names of the rasters are: the name of r1 is data-00.img, the name ...
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Fixing Raster Calculator Error 000539 ImportError: No module named numpy? [duplicate]

I've created 4 hillshades for a particular area to represent the 4 seasons in a year. The equation I now need to use to determine solar insulation is 1000*hillshade/255 in raster calculator. However, ...
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Explaining ArcGIS Raster to Polygon output?

I want create a new shapefile with selected fields found in a raster which depicts landcover. I first attempted to run Raster To Polygon. However, some class names no longer appear, as shown here: ...
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Can I update the service on ArcGis Server programmatically?

There is Windows Service. This service adds user raster data to the Raster Dataset in sde database. The Raster Dataset registred on the ArcGis Server. This Raster Dataset also was publishing on ...
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Global raster image extent

I have a global raster image that has been generated from .hdf file, referenced to world geographic coordinate WGS-1984 and it has extent as following: Top:0.5, Left:-0.5, Right:719.5, Bottom:359.5. ...
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Raster calculator error 000539 - cannot create weak reference to 'classobj' object

I was - like many times before - trying to clip a raster with the raster calculator (raster * 1 with shapefiles as mask). Now - the following error keeps popping up: ERROR 000539: Error running ...
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ArcMap 10.1 - Tabulate Area tool “doubling up” for Overlapping Buffer Zones

This question is related to a previous question I asked: Raster Version of Spatial Join (one to many) I used the Tabulate Area tool to crosstabulate values between an overlapping "buffrast" raster ...
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Where can I find decadal climate and ocean data for Europe?

I would like to find 'decadal' climate and ocean data for Europe that I can download and use directly in ArcGIS? Specifically, I am looking for mean annual temperature, sea surface temperature, and ...
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Using Zonal Statistics As Table for overlapping polygons in ArcPy?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and would like to calculate the population within a specific distance from bus stops. My input layers are: census block (polygon) with population undissolved bus ...
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R: How to get latitudes and longitudes from a RasterLayer?

I am an absolute beginner of geographic data, so please, forgive me if the question is not appropriate. I downloaded data from NCDC NARR and managed to load into R using the raster package. I would ...
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How legitimate is smoothing raster data that has been converted from polygons?

I am interested in applying this methodology to census block data after conversion from a raster: http://rutgerscps.weebly.com/uploads/2/7/3/7/27370595/censusdatasmoothing_brief.pdf Basically, the ...
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Calculate change in canopy height over 10 years?

I want to know how many "tall" trees (greater than 30 m) fell down between 2005 and 2015. I have LIDAR imagery from 2005 and 2015 from an area where many tall trees are known to have fallen due to ...
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After turning census block data into a raster, how do I redistribute the density to reflect land cover types

I plan on rasterizing (terminology?) census block data relating to density to a regular 30 m by 30 m grid for use with NLCD data. I then hope to distribute the density of the original census block ...