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

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QGis raster terrain analysis - The curvature filter puzzles me

I am a french Master student at university Grenoble INP, and during my master project I have worked on DEM (raster) terrain analysis. Thus, I have read the source code of several QGis-1.7.4 raster ...
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Convert a Tif raster file to vector shp file in QGIS

So I've been trying to convert a georeferenced Tif raster file into a vector shp file using QGIS. It's seems to complete this but it ends up giving me a feature class that has over 500,000 features, ...
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GFS SIG/SFC file format of siganl.gdas/sfcanl.gdas analyzing/decoding problem

I am creating a database from datafiles. I encountered many fails and errors, which I have already fixed (also with the help of this Q&A web). Now I am stucked a bit in decoding of 6 files because ...
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How to change the raster NoData value with ArcObjects?

I am trying to change the a raster's NoData value with ArcObjects and keep coming up short. Here is the code that I thought would work: IRasterDataset _dataset = ...get the dataset... object[] ...
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Mosaicing indexed colour rasters with independent colour tables

I have a large number of single band rasters that are colour indexed TIF files. I want to mosaic them using GDAL (or similar non-proprietary software with a Python API I can call as part of a bigger ...
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ArcGIS 10 trouble displaying raster correctly

I think I've come across a Bug in ArcMap 10 in displaying rasters. This particular model comes from the USGS GAP Species dataset with metadata hosted here. I'd like to know if anyone else has ...
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gdalinfo gives no georeferencing information for a PostGIS raster

I have a PostGIS raster dataset which I am trying to access via GDAL. I've had various problems with making this work, so thought I'd try running the gdalinfo command to check that GDAL can actually ...
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PostGIS 2.0 ST_Transform with Rasters cannot find custom SRID

I'm trying to calculate an average value in a buffer around a point. Given a raster in EPSG 4326 and a similar point, this is fine, except that the values will be skewed as they are not projected in ...
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How do I create a shapefile showing footprints of Rasters?

I have around 1,000 satellite images in tiff format, and I want to create a shapefile which will serve as an index to the rasters. This is something similar to a raster catalog, but I do not want to ...
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How to serve raster mosaic to AutoCad Map 3D?

We are looking for a way to serve all the raster datasets we've collected over the years as a mosaic we have built in ArcGIS so that the AutoCAD department can simply import the mosaic and it will ...
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How to overlay my interpolation within the boundaries of Quebec?

I am trying to create interpolated maps within geographical borders. I have the coordinates and values to the points I am trying to interpolate. I also have a map of the geographical land mass in ...
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Generate centroids for vector polygons based on raster and land-use data using QGIS

Although QGIS has the ability to generate centroids for polygons, I am not sure how to generate centroids based on land-use development using raster data. Here's an example of what I'm trying to do: ...
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OpenLayers (allOverlays): Vector layer not rendered without raster layer beneath it

This is another newbie question. I'm trying to create a map using OpenLayers that comprises only of vector layers from a WFS server. However, I'm thwarted because my vector layer won't render unless ...
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Recreating A Lat/Long Grid Using a Specified Formula

I'm trying to recreate the Gridded Mercury emissions 2000 (0.5 x 0.5 degree grid) designed by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme. The file is in ASCII format, but without any coordinates. ...
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Clip raster to multi raster

I have a raster aerial photo. I have county wide parcel data. I want to clip/screen shot the raster at each individual parcel. Think of this application - a post card with an image of your house ...
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How to create aux.xml file?

after starting to use MOBAC to create offline background maps I found the aux.xml files very useful as QGIS automatically sets the CRS so this would be very useful for my colleagues with smaller GIS ...
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Multicriteria Analysis : how to?

I have to do a multi-criteria analysis to answer the question : "which is the best lot to develop". A few of the criterias are : distance of the nearest bus stop (point layer with bus stops) ...
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Grid vs TIF vs IMG

As the title suggests both of the above three formats are raster files. In ArcGIS, apparently there's no difference between them. So what's the difference between these three formats?
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How can I save raster dataset using arcpy

I'm trying to save filled raster object to geo database by my specified filename. import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy.sa import * env.workspace = r"C:\GIS ...
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calculate building density in ArcMap

I have two questions related to calculate building density. I need to calculate the building density in a map which Data is in shape format. The buildings and the area are in two different layers. ...
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Find the intersection of two rasters

I have two raster images, Boolean classified (1 or 2). They overlap in given areas. I need a raster that is only the overlapping sections. Using Arcinfo 10. Answer can only use raster methods, no ...
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How to read pixel values from an image server layer with ArcObjects?

I'm having a problem with reading pixel values from the image server layer. The image server layer class implements IRasterLayer, so when I tried to read pixel values using IRaster2 obtained through ...
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Smaller raster file natively supported by GeoServer

I have a 800MB GeoTIFF file generated from (ASTER GDEM v2 tiffs) depicting relief to be used as part of a basemap for an application I am working on. I intend GeoServer to serve this raster but it's ...
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Is there a fast way to copy large raster datasets between File Geodatabases?

Why does it take so long to copy a large raster dataset from one file geodatabase to another? I can copy the entire database in windows explorer in minutes but copying a single raster in ArcCatalog ...
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TIFF, Grid, FGDB Grid, etc. - what performs better in ArcScene animation?

I am creating a flyover animation in ArcScene and I would like my surface raster to be rendered in full resolution (an exported function raster dataset - a blend of shaded relief and high resolution ...
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Phenological event extraction in IDL

I’m doing phenological study using a threshold method in IDL. I have a twelve-band image in 2005 (format is in .tiff not ENVI format). Twelve-band means that monthly images (Jan to Dec) have been ...
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Batch script converting and resampling orthophotos

I would like to convert more than 300 orthophotos produced at scale 1:8.000 with a pixel size of 0.8m X 0.8m from Ecw format to Tiff format and after resampling pixel values. My aim is to batch ...
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grib2 to raster? (grib2 -> raster2pgsql -> PostGIS 2.0 -> GeoServer)

I'm looking to implement import of US National Weather Service data for doing various sorts of models (www.soils.wisc.edu/uwex_agwx if you're curious about what we're doing with the data). The ...
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How to vectorize a Raster-Classification? (qgis, grass)

I classified my raster-DHM into elevation levels using colormap. Its not a "real" classification, just a colormap. So I cant vectorize the classes to get polygones for every class. Whats the best ...
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Get a pixel value

How can i do this operation: I want to get a pixel value fro the satellite image (Landat, GeoTIFF, 7 bands) using qgis-python. What operators should i use? (for example in qgis's Python Console) ...
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How can I join several raster files using QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS. How can I combine multiple raster layers into one layer? The raster images are of different areas with very little overlap. The goal is to bring numerous town plats into one project. ...
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Are there GIS tools for simulating landscape fragmentation?

I am currently looking for any GIS packages (or add-ons) that allow the simulation of landscape fragmentation on raster data. Maybe also other software than GIS tools? Does anyone of you have had ...
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How to install “1-band color raster color table”?

I would like to use the "1-band raster colour table" extension. I'm using QGIS Wroclaw 1.7.4. In the plugin installer I can't find this extension, even I quote for third party extensions thing. Does ...
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Configuring a WorldImage data store starting from a folder containing tif and tfw files

i have a folder of tif and tfw files and i'd like to show the raster in a map using geoserver. Even reading the geoserver tutorial for this kind of datastore ...
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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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identify the fraction of raster cells and listing all the cell values in every polygon

In Arcgis 10 I have a netcdf file that maps the fractions of cropland in the world from 1700 to 2007. I extracted the years that i needed as raster layer format (continous data from 0 to 1) and now, ...
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Multishading: bring them together to one Raster-Image

I made a multi-hillshade with 4 different light-directions and colors and stacked one above the other, each with its own transparency. Now I want to "save" the result in one raster-image. Whats the ...
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How to rasterize SpatialPolygons in R?

I'm trying to extract the bathymetry values of my area of interest from a world bathymetry raster layer using the 'rasterize' function in the {sp} package. *Edits: I found the 'extract' function ...
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Cell calculations; QGIS,GRASS,GDAL,SAGA

I recently asked a question about trying to calculate the slope over distance (manually) using QGIS, but then I came up with another way of solving the problem, but I would have to get some help for ...
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ArcMap, Make Grids and Graticules Layer example

I'm trying to use the Make Grids and Graticules Layer tool in ArcMap (have a ArcInfo license). I'm looking for a basic example like in North America. eg. 1.)Start with empty map 2.) Set data ...
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What are strengthes and flaws of using grid-cell analysis in GIS? [on hold]

I'm going to use grid-cell analysis. What are the strengths and weaknesses?
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Calculating slope over distance from raster

I am sitting with an elevation raster, trying to produce a calculation for slope angle. I have a cell size of 2,-2 and I am trying to figure out how to calculate cell value difference between adjacent ...
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managing .adf's in QGIS or SAGA?

I have a few .adf's that I aquired from a fellow using ArcGIS (as I understand, this format is a specific ArcGIS format). I can open it up in qgis but their relative geographic position is off, seems ...
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How to generate smooth contours from cropped raster?

I’m trying to create contours from a raster layer in QGIS. On my first attempt, I cropped my raster layer in Photoshop and reimported it, but it lost coordinate data I think. I made the contours ...
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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 a new raster based on nodata values from original raster, in QGIS?

I'm using the raster calculator from core in QGIS and I need to generate a new tif raster file (mask) from the nodata values of another tif raster file. I tried isnull(), but no luck. Any one can ...
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How can I calculate the number of raster pixels within polygons?

I have two layers, flood area (flood.img) as a raster and flow direction as polygons. Would you please help me in calculating the number of pixels in each flow direction polygon? I want to get the ...
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Raster format with rotated cells - no resampling

Is there any way to rotate a raster w/o resampling? I am aware that rasters are always 90 deg perpendicular grids, but is there any file format or methodology that allows for a diagonal raster - one ...
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Reclassify raster values of 9999 to NoData, leaving all other values alone, in ArcGIS

I've got a really stupidly simple question, but I can't seem to work out how to do it. I have a raster in ArcGIS which has a number of cells with the values 9999, showing that the data could not be ...
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How should I correctly exaggerate a hillshade raster (ArcGIS10, Spatial Analyst)?

I once wanted to generalize a high resolution raster and instead of MEAN i accidentally selected the default SUM technique, using a cell factor 5 (Lidar DEM is 1m resolution). When I used this result ...