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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
246 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
850 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
264 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
343 views

Can I create a legend of a map that I had get from a WMS?

Can I create a legend of a map that I had get from a WMS? Can I create a legend of a raster map with Qgis version 1.7.4, or only with the 1.8 version?
2
votes
4answers
1k views

problem in raster data with arcmap 10

I have a problem when trying to load raster data (a TIF) in ArcMap. ArcMap 10 instantly shuts down and the well known window appears "ArcGis Desktop has encountered a serious application error and is ...
5
votes
2answers
433 views

Adding noise to a raster

I want to add some fine-grained noise to a raster in an automated python process (i.e. I do not want to use Photoshop or GIMP). I looked at PIL, but unless I'm mistaken, it doesn't seem to have any ...
2
votes
2answers
505 views

How do I create a negative to positive value raster with neutral 0?

I have a raster layer with a band with values from -137 to 9229. I want to create a color scheme showing how far from 0 the positive numbers are in one color, and how far from zero the negative ...
1
vote
2answers
160 views

can't generate/display signed float values using python/gdal

I'm trying to create a raster with signed float values as the pixel values and display the results in MapWindow on windows. What is the proper gdal band type to use? I've tried both gdal.GDT_Byte ...
1
vote
2answers
137 views

Display Rectangular Data Grid

I'd like a Linux program which displays ASCII ArcGrid files (NxM rectangular ASCII data grids which may have either integer or floating point values). There is no practical upper or lower limit to ...
3
votes
1answer
532 views

Raster data array output flipped on x-axis using python/gdal?

I'm trying to create a raster using the python gdal libraries and I've gotten to the point where data is being output, but the output data is flipped on the origin point's x-axis. I know I must be ...
3
votes
2answers
932 views

Determine direction of rivers, which villages lie upstream and which downstream

I want to determine which villages lie upstream and which villages lie downstream big cities built on the side of rivers in Indonesia. I have the .shp file of villages and cities, the .shp file of all ...
3
votes
1answer
162 views

Change ellipsoid reference for altitude in a DEM

I have DEM data stored as RGF93 (Lambert-93) for lat/lon and NGF-IGN69 for altitude. I'm trying to change the reference ellipsoid for the elevation data (ultimately to NTF, but WGS84 would be fine to ...
11
votes
5answers
3k views

Get Raster Values from a Polygon Overlay in Opensource GIS Solutions

I have two layers. A polygon-shape-layer with many tiles and a raster-layer containing CORINE 2006 land cover with many categories in a colourmap. I want to obtain for each polygon in the shapelayer a ...
5
votes
3answers
712 views

Why is my mosaic of rasters a big, black rectangle?

I downloaded NED rasters from USGS, and I now want to mosaic all of the rasters into one. I used the Mosaic to New Raster tool, but the output is a big, black rectangle. Am I missing something? I feel ...
2
votes
1answer
346 views

Get raster field names in R

Does anyone know how I can extract the raster field names (VALUE, COUNT and other existing field names on a categorical raster file) in R? I am using the raster package to load the raster files.
4
votes
3answers
1k views

How to Clip a Vector File based on certain Raster Values?

I need to clip a vector file based on certain values of a raster (Slope > 2%). I can´t find a direct way to do it. Trying to vectorize the raster first didn´t work. Is there any tool (ArcGIS or ...
4
votes
3answers
624 views

Is there a “Tabulate Area” function in QGIS?

I have a raster file about land usage in northern italy (crops / urban areas ecc..) I have defined some buffer zones around some given points of a vector layer and I'd like to calculate the % of ...
1
vote
1answer
510 views

Preventing an Openlayers WMS layer from updating on zoom-change

I'm using openlayers to overlay a raster. When I zoom out, the overlaid layer expands to cover a larger area than was originally requested. I want the tile to be fixed to a particular boundary, and ...
2
votes
1answer
335 views

When creating a new raster, how to determine a raster's upperleftx, upperlefty?

I'd like to create a raster from point data, averaging the point data over a given area and placing the results into a given pixel/cell. With each pixel/cell as 50m x 50m. I'm new to this and have a ...
7
votes
4answers
5k views

How to calculate raster statistics for polygons?

how can I calculate sums, averages etc of raster-points (multi-band) per polygon of a vector-layer. I was told that this is called "zonal statistics". I tried that with QGIS first. There is a way to ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

Which raster-format stores Missing, Strings, Variable Names, Multiple Bands

still looking for the ideal raster-format :-) GeoTiff stores: - projection/coordinate-system etc numerical values missing values multiple bands It does not allow for: variable-names. It just ...
3
votes
1answer
393 views

What are some examples of model-based upscaling of raster data?

Remotely-sensed raster data may be too fine-grained for many purposes. A typical approach to coarsen the grain is to upscale by reducing the resolution. If the data are continuous (e.g elevation, ...
7
votes
1answer
475 views

What are the rules that the Gdal rasterize function follows to allocate a value to a cell?

How does the rasterize tool decide which value to represent when a cell covers an area which inclueds different values? I need it in this case for polygons but would like to know for lines and points ...
3
votes
2answers
531 views

How to extract cell values from a raster file with Idrisi Taiga?

I need to convert raster cells into points. I use Idrisi and I need to generate a table containing xy (coordinates) and z (cell value).
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to visualize grd files in Quantum GIS?

How to visualize grd files in the software Quantum GIS?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Coordinates of raster image from .TAB file

I have got a raster image (tif) from a mapping site and an associated .TAB file. I am trying to correctly map it into CAD/3d model - which I know is set up to the correct coordinates. The .TAB file ...
2
votes
1answer
154 views

Creation raster image from interpolated image

I have interpolated temperature data that I have. This image's max and min values are 11.9 and -1.7, respectively. And then I exported this image to raster using 'export to raster'. But the max and ...
1
vote
1answer
333 views

Why can't r.patch find the rasters?

I have elevation rasters which loaded just fine in a GRASS session. They represent adjacent areas, so I want to meld them into one raster. I ran r.patch using the GRASS GUI, and it would only accept ...
2
votes
2answers
316 views

Is it possible to attain a classified raster with several classes in just one QGIS raster calculator operation?

I'm using qgis' raster calculator and wanted to make a new raster (oraster) from the values of an input raster (iraster). something like: if iraster>2 then oraster=1; if iraster >4 then oraster=2; ...
2
votes
1answer
592 views

How to change Datasource of a Raster in sde using ArcObjects?

I'm building a C# application that lets the user change their DataSources of all the layers in their MXD. I have it working on FeatureLayers and LYR files but I'm stuck on how to change Raster layers ...
3
votes
3answers
396 views

Georeferencing a whole heap of raster imagery

I have a whole heap of satelite imagery coming in that is not georeferenced. They have a grid overlaid so I do know the bounding box/coordinates of the images (and projection). I just need them ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

How to export a raster layer for external processing?

Is there a way to export all values from a raster to for example a cvs or other textfile or dbf or xls and later import (changed) values from that file back into the raster? For vector-files this is ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
565 views

Suggestions for an efficient way to store raster files for lab use?

I'm trying to create a repository for our raster files from various sources and Im exploring the possibilities on how to store them and deliver them in our local intranet. I have come across rasdaman ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Does 'r.patch' act only on “loaded” rasters?

Can I run the GRASS command 'r.patch' on raster files which are not "loaded" into the current GRASS session? That is, rasters which are simply in my folder but not in a GRASS location & mapset? ...
10
votes
3answers
13k views

How to convert a vector layer to raster?

In qgis in the raster menu there is an item "convert vector to raster". This behaves strangely - I do not understand how it is supposed to work. I can select a vector file, an attribute and an ...
0
votes
2answers
384 views

Why does only one of three elevation rasters display correctly?

I downloaded a selected sub-set of the USGS National Elevation Data (NED) using their online GUI. This download came in the form of three files. The names of the files are 61471006, 61471006_2, and ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

GRASS importing same-name rasters fails

I have NED elevation data in 3 rasters. (That's how it downloaded from USGS NED page.) The files are named "61471006", "61471006_2", and "61471006_3". I succeeded in using the GRASS GUI and menu ...
0
votes
1answer
560 views

How to work with OS map files from Digimap?

I am trying to add map tiles as raster files in QGIS but when I add them they all appear on top of each other. I did this once before and everything was ok but I am now unable to find how to get the ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

How to combine information from raster and vector layers?

in QGIS I have 1 raster-layer (elevation) and 1 vector-layer (administrative units). Now I would like to be able to query one of the administrative units and see the mean and min/max of the elevation ...
0
votes
1answer
440 views

raster in TOC to geotiff on disk in ArcPy

I am really hoping that someone out there who knows a bit about ArcPy in ArcGIS10 can help me out. I am attempting to automate some work w/ netcdf files. Basically, I am able to automate the creation ...
4
votes
2answers
540 views

Is it possible to generate a vector polygon from a polygon on a raster image?

I have a raster map which I have extracted from a government report providing flood extent return frequencies. I want to 'snatch' these flood extent polygons (i.e. convert to vector) and I was ...
2
votes
1answer
104 views

Global composite of radar data available?

Iowa State offers an exceptional NEXRAD composite image as GeoTIFF for the entire continental US at a reasonable resolution. Is there a comparable GeoTIFF composite updated semi-regularly available ...
1
vote
1answer
634 views

How to convert Geostatistical analyst (GA) file to Raster FAST?

I have been trying to convert a number of Geostatistical analyst files that i were created using Geostatistical wizard in ArcGIS 10. I want to save these files as Raster and use the File Am i ...
0
votes
1answer
239 views

Plotting Smith and Sandwell global seafloor topography grids

Does anybody have any experience with plotting Smith & Sandwell 2-minute Mercator-projected grids in ArcGIS? I've downloaded one in two formats: ers and img. I've found tools for processing .img ...