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

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GeoTIFFs made in GDAL don't have min/max range when loaded in Arc/QGIS

I'm creating some floating point rasters in GDAL with the GeoTIFF driver. When I load the resulting images into QGIS or Arc the default symbology puts the min at -3.40282e38 and max to 3.40282e38, so ...
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Distortion of equally sized world tiles

My question is related to this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7927863/location-data-format-for-adehabitat-package I have a relational database with 'world tiles'. Each tile has a side length of ...
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Conditional reclassification of a raster

I am attempting to do a conditional reclassification of an NLCD land-use raster. I specifically want to reclassify all developed areas (classifications 22,23,24) that are near a road (classification ...
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Simple band arithmetic on GDAL virtual rasters (VRT)

I want to calculate the difference of two bands. I have the individual bands stored somewhere, but I was thinking that maybe there's a way of producing a VRT file that is the result of this ...
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Splitting raster pixels by a polygon's edge?

I have a a polygon shapefile of different regions, and a raster grid of precip data. I want to take the polygon and add up all the raster precip data in each zone. I could use zonal statistics to do ...
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How to use ECW images with MapInfo?

I'm wondering if there is a way to use ECW images in MapInfo without having to 'register' the image as I bring it in? I mean, ECW images are already rectified (well the ones I use for GIS are anyway) ...
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How do I randomly alter a raster map of habitat types?

I have a raster of habitat types for a specific area in Scotland. I need to create future habitat scenarios with changes in habitat to assess the population viability of a bird species. For example, ...
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Converting ASCII grid/NTF to SRTM/DEM

I want to use the Ordnance Survey Land-Form Panorama product in some software called Maperitive, which can read custom SRTM DEM files. The data is provided in the following formats: DXF [Contours] ...
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How to calculate parameters for SQLServer raster to ESRI grid script?

My question is related to How to convert SQL Server Rasters to ASCII Grid? I would like to transform the data in the database into Esri grid format. I would like to write the program/script myself ...
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How to convert SQL Server Rasters to ASCII Grid?

I have 25km by 25km squares of the world in a relational database. Each square has coordinates for the top left and lower right corner as latitudes and longitudes. Each square also has an index ilat ...
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How to get hypsometric curve from elevation data?

I have my elevation data but cannot make an attribute table from it and so I'm not sure how to get any of that data into a table in order to make a hypsometric curve.
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Interpolate undulations for given points using a geoid model

I have two databases, the first one (F.tsj) contains gps points: coordinates and ellipsoid heights and the second one is simply a geoid model where every line stores latitude, longitude, and ...
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Georeferencing multiple rasters to World files

I've got exactly 56 tiffs to georeference. Each raster has its unique TFW world file. I'd like to automate this process. Each raster has it's unique name which is consistent with world file name (eg. ...
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How to set cell size for vector to raster conversion in QGIS GRASS plugin?

I'm converting a vector (loaded in GRASS plugin in QGIS (1.7.0.-wroclaw) and would like to convert this to a raster with a defined cell size. At the same time I need a value from the attribute tabel ...
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How to sort entries in raster legend?

How do I reorder the Value field in a raster? There is no up or down button in it.
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Need to clip raster based on field name in ArcGIS 9.3

Is there a way around for me to batch clip a raster using a field name to create output a raster layer ? Much like using Split tool but it is for a vector. How about that for the raster side ? Going ...
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Fastest way to test if raster contains data within a polygonal area

I am writing a python script for a geoprocessing tool in arcmap. I have a polygon in WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) and a raster grid, raster1, in WGS 1984. I reproject the polygon to ...
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Finding largest number of observations within a given radius

I have the following problem: Given the location of insured properties (say houses with fire insurance), i have to find the largest sum of insured values which fit into a 300m radius. Now, my first ...
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Can you use arcpy.RasterToNumPyArray() to Graph a Raster with matplotlib?

Can you use arcpy.RasterToNumPyArray() to Graph a Raster with matplotlib? I'm looking to graph a raster with X, Y, and Z values in a 3D bar graph. I just can't seem to translate the numpy array to ...
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What is the best raster format for large NoData areas?

Is there a good raster format for dealing with a large number of NoData cells? I do a lot of flood modeling and mapping, and recently I've been using rasters to show predicted flood depth and/or ...
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Hand fit curve and then apply to time series of rasters, make a map. How?

Maybe a data management problem, not too sure, but likely a challenge which someone has dealt with before. I have a time series of rasters. I can summarise the information by taking averages of each ...
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How does cost allocation work?

Why, when I use the cost allocation function of Spatial Analyst, is space not allocated in all input source locations (as shown in image below)? In particular, the input raster has 18 spots while the ...
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What FOSS GIS has the option to link attribute tables to rasters

In ArcGIS rasters can have attribute tables. What FOSS GIS offers a similar option?
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Good practice for generating contours from a DEM

We have just received a large set of DEMs at work and I would like to generate contours from them. The DEMs have a resolution of 1m and a size of 1kmx1km. Output from gdalinfo: Driver: ...
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Easily find centre point of a raster in ArcMap 10 document?

If I have, say, a rectangular and georeferenced raster file loaded in an ArcMap 10 document (.tiff w/ associated tfw), how do I easily find its centre point and store that point in a points vector ...
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How should I manage PostGIS Raster data with different projections?

I have a requirement to store and manage archaeological geophysics data that is collected as a rectangular array of samples -- a raster image. Each raster will usually 20x20 or 30x30 floating-point ...
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Merge single band and multi band color images

I do have 2 color images (orthophotomaps). One is only 1-band with color map and second is with 3-bands. How can I merge them with any FOSS tools or ArcGIS? Thanks a million
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PostGIS raster value of a lat/lon point

I have a tiff raster in my PostGIS 2.0 database. I want to get the value of the raster at a specified lat/lon point. I have: postgresql-9.1 postgis-2.0-svn with raster support a raster imported ...
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How to export a PostGIS raster to PNG?

I have a raster which is split into 30 tiles and I want to dump them all into PNGs. I've read the documentation http://postgis.net/docs/RT_ST_AsPNG.html but still don't know how to dump it well. If ...
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How to grid unevenly sampled categorical data?

I am looking for a method for gridding categorical data. I have extracted from nautical charts and field sheets a collection of points specifying the nature of the surface of the bottom of the ocean. ...
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Calculating beta-diversity w raster data [renamed]

Using ArcGIS 10, it is not possible to generate a raster attribute table for 32-bit float values. Instead, I have tried the RasterToNumPyArray method, which crashes since the file input raster is so ...
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How to locate 'symbols' by means of grid cells in MapInfo?

I am new to Mapinfo and GIS in general, but I have a new job in a company that works with maps and GPS and now I am being trained. My question, and I have looked a lot and I couldn't find anything, ...
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What's a good way to display a custom raster basefile in Openlayers

I have a land cover raster that I'd like to display as part of an Openlayers based application. I'm able to load the raster directly as a PNG but my Openlayers application becomes VERY slow. I think ...
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Problems with NA values when reading .DEM file with R 'raster' package in Windows

I am trying to read a raster file in a .DEM format on windows using the 'raster' package in R. I get problems with NA values, when loading the data into R in Windows 7, but I do not have the problem ...
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Create custom pixel block size in ArcGIS 10?

I'm using the new IRawBlocks in ArcGIS 10 from the adopted sample in ArcGIS 10 SDK help and I want to create a custom sized pixel block that feeds me a block of values column by column instead of a ...
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DTED/GeoTiff layer: Get elevation under mouse pointer

I have a simple desktop app with a map control. The map data that will be available to show will be either DTED files (Military Analyst's catalog / MADTEDLayer), or GeoTiffs (created by gdal). I want ...
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Convert ESRI Integer ASCII Grid to something useful

How could I convert a file(s) which is "DIGITAL Map data stored in ESRI ARCInfo Integer ASCII Grid format" into something the rest of us can use? i.e import into QGIS. The main file has no extension ...
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How to Clip a Shapefile of Circle features using a Raster using ArcGIS 10

I want to keep all the features in the shapefile that lie in the raster region and reject others. How do i do this? ------Adding More Details-------- Data to be Clipped: Is A Shapefile of 1 mile ...
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FOSS method to split raster into smaller chunks

I have a raster (USGS DEM actually) and I need to split it up into smaller chunks like the image below shows. That was accomplished in ArcGIS 10.0 using the Split Raster tool. I would like a FOSS ...
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How to handle time-based raster data in the ArcGIS Server JS API

The TimeSlider functionality in the ArcGIS Server JS API is great for working with time-based vector features - you can scroll forwards and backwards through time to see the vector features which ...
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Incorrect spatial extent for imported hdf image on ArcGIS

I imported an hdf image onto ArcGIS but I cannot make correct projection of it. Also, it does not have correct spatial extent (please see the enclosed figure, the small one is projected under WGS84). ...
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How to cope with imprecision in floating-point grids?

I have a floating point grid/raster and will want to make all values rounded to the nearest tenth. I have converted to integer (added 0.5 for rounding), but the final floating point output grid is ...
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ArcGIS: How to exclude outliers from raster?

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 eliminate small features in a grid?

(Update) My final goal is to take some logged point data (1 point about every 20 ft or so there are over 15,000 points) and interpolate that point data. Then I would like to convert the interpolated ...
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Count number of unique raster pixels in polygon using ArcMap?

I have a polygon shapefile and I want to generate a table of a count for each pixel value in each polygon. My main goal is to find out what pixel is most abundant in each polygon. I am using ArcMap ...
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Blank Vector Selection Dropdown in QGIS GRASS Plugin

I realise there are some issues which getting vectors into the GRASS module in QGIS, but is the behaviour i am getting expected? I have loaded the vector shapefile via GRASS, closed G and reopened ...
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Interpretation of ArcGIS Kernel Density legend parameters

In ArcMap 9.3 I've used Kernel Density to map various incidents, but the resulting shapefile doesn't display any units of measurement. Is there a good, not-to-technical source that would explain in ...
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Speed of various raster data formats

I'm having trouble locating any discussion or comparative benchmarking of different raster file formats (e.g., for use in data analysis in R). Does anybody have any insight into why particular formats ...
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How to extract road and building features from raster data?

I work with raster data and my task is to digitize a big image. This consumes much time just for digitizing roads and buildings! I'm looking for tools to simplify working on raster data to digitize ...
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Issue with Mosaic to New Raster tool

I am having a major issue with the Mosaic to New Raster tool when importing ASC files. It processes the first few files but not all of them. I thought it was a space issue and tried to split the input ...