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

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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 ...
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QGIS and Raster Mapping in 'Seamless' layer

I would like to use Ordnance Survey base mapping in QGIS. I would like to set up something like a seamless table in MapInfo. I think that the equivalent in QGIS is a Virtual Raster Table. The files ...
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Raster to Vector

I want to map out moisture availability using satellite image but I do not know how to convert the raster image to a thematic map with limiting boundaries like state boundaries. I am using ArcGIS 9.3 ...
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How to efficiently read and reclassify many rasters in R

I've been tasked to create a suitability analysis of wave conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. I have 2 thousand or so raster files that are about 8 MB each (2438 columns, 1749 rows, 1km cell size). ...
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Raster: How to get elevation at lat/long using python?

I was wondering if anyone has some experience in getting elevation data from a raster without using ArcGIS, but rather get the information as a python list or dict? I get my XY data as a list of ...
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How to combine corner-touching polygons into a single feature

I have created a polygon layer from rasters, and only have a single classification ID (and calculated acres) for each polygon. I would like to "dissolve" all touching features into larger, individual ...
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How to animate raster time series using open-source GIS?

I have a bunch of rasters taken about 10 minutes apart, and I have a nice QGIS project that produces pretty enough maps of them. I'm wondering if there's a way to animate this raster series, with a ...
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How to find the elevation differences between adjacent pixels in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to determine what the difference in elevation is between two adjacent pixels? I am using an SRTM DEM to map faults. I am using the vertical error (>16m) as a criterion for the ...
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Best way to clip a large raster ECW file ?

I am trying to clip a large ECW (details below) but the raster file is too big to be processed entirely. Some details of the ECW below Driver: ECW/ERDAS Compressed Wavelets (SDK 5.0) file size: ...
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Interpolation of multibeam bathymetry

I'm trying to make a 3D map with multi-beam bathymetry (65536 features, xyz), but it seems that the interpolation methods are too rigid. I need to smooth the data so it looks more natural and ...
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How to extract values from rasters at location of points in R?

My question is about extracting values from rasters at the location of points. With the function extract this is very easy, and the function gives me a dataframe with the values of all the variables ...
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weighted mean across rasters in R

I have 2 rasters. One raster (bio1) contains temperature information across a continent. The other (sp) contains, for each cell, a probability of occurrence for a species. I would like to calculate ...
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Calculating “relative slope” per Mora-Vahrson method in ArcGIS

I'm a longtime lurker who finally decided to register on the forum (in no way driven by my need to have a certain question answered, of course...). I was contacted by a colleague asking for help ...
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How to smooth / “reinterpolate” a raster with GDAL?

Short: I want to change the resolution of a raster and smooth the gray ramp like shown in the images bellow. The preference is to use GDAL, PIL or Numpy. Description: I'm kriging points into rasters ...
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How to sum up pixel values in QGIS?

I need to know the value of the sum of all pixels in a raster. However, in the Statistics section of the Metadata tab in Properties, under Sum of All Cells it always indicates 0.00. I have tried with ...
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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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Find the nearest raster cell value based on a vector point

I have two layers in ArcGIS: One is a vector point and the other is a raster layer. I want to append the value of the raster data grid to the vector point. The problem is the vector point is away from ...
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How to create points around edge of viewshed results?

Is there a tool or module, or multiple tools, in ArcGIS that will allow you to automate the creation of points around the outer edges of a viewshed? What I am trying to do is gather data about the ...
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How to reclassify raster data by their sign?

I want to do the following: I have two data raster sets with different units and values. One results from measured metric data, the other from modelled grid values. What I want to compare is simply ...
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How to make transparent the background of a topographic map in QGis 1.8.0?

I'm starting to use QGis 1.8.0. I have a raster topographic map, i.e. white background and black contour lines, houses, roads and so on. I want to make transparent the white background, so if I ...
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ArcMap 10 - Extract raster cells from imagery based on RGB value

I've got some aerial photography (format: IMAGINE Image) which is detailed enough to see to fire hydrants and a shapefile of fire hydrants which was digitized based on some CAD data. My project is to ...
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Creating a mask with transparent pixels in python

I have a geotiff image with pixel intensities ranging between certain values. Lets say bewteen -2 and 2 (the image is normalized). I have a certain threshold which interests me, lets sat 1. I would ...
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Normalizing and adding kernel density rasters

I have 4 years of road kill data for one road, though each year has a different sample time frame (i.e. May-June vs. April-October) and therefore each year has a different number of surveys and totals ...
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QGIS composer - How can I eliminate striping across transparent raster layers?

I have downloaded QGIS dev version 1.7.0-114 and I have come across some weird behaviour in the composer. I create a map with a hillshade and a transparent DEM ontop of it, pretty standard stuff. ...
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ModelBuilder: How to extract data by date, export to separate tables and interpolate tables to rasters

I've been using ArcGIS for a couple years, but when it comes to model builder I've only worked with very simple models. I'm hoping someone that is much smarter than myself can help me in building a ...
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Is there a difference between projecting shapefiles then rasterizing & rasterizing shapefiles then projecting?

I currently have a project where I rasterize shapefiles into simple presence/absence (1 & 0) rasters and then add each one to a running total to create a total richness raster at the end. The ...
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In QGIS, how do I remove a band from a raster?

When I process a raster in QGIS it creates a second band. It appears that band has no useful data. I like to use the Raster Colours Tool and it will not accept a raster with anything more than on ...
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QGIS WKT Raster Plugin error, what does this mean?

I have been playing with the WKT Raster plugin. I have installed the WKT Raster experimental binaries in PostGIS successfully and followed the instructions in the read me to the letter. When i am in ...
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Raster aggregation in ArcGIS

I'd like to aggregate a raster from 1m to 6m in ArcGIS with a custom rule. For example, each cell value of aggregated raster = mean value of 5 highest cell values from 36 aggregated values. How do I ...
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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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GDAL equivalent of ArcGIS Mosaic

The word 'mosaic' is often used for quite different things within the worlds of ArcGIS and GDAL. With GDAL and it's downstream applications like Qgis it is common to see mosaic used in the context ...
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Raster smoothing

I am an italian student. I'm using ArcMap 10. For my thesis I need to simulate a debris avalanche, but in my elevation raster the avalanche deposit is included so I'd need to take it off to simulate ...
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What Open Source (command line/API) method is there to orthorectify and georeference an aerial image given telemetry data?

How can I take an image and orthorectify it automatically with open source software? The information associated with each image is: camera specs latitude, longitude, elevation of the camera ...
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Confidence interval from raster data

I have raster data that represents a probability distribution, i.e. each cell has a probability value (in my case the probability that an animal may be found in the cell), and all the cells add up to ...
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How to import a raster into PostGIS?

I'm trying to follow the instructions here to load a raster into a PostGIS database: python raster2pgsql.py -s 4269 -I -r *.tif -F myschema.demelevation -o elev.sql I understand that I replace * ...
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Converting point data into a weighted raster

I am completely re-writing my question as i think it was quite confusing before: I have a number of different points, each point has a -z value. I need to create some sort of raster or a series of ...
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Is there a way to get the percentage of different landuse types upstream of a given point?

I'm a fairly novice GIS user and know just enough to get in trouble in a lot of cases. I am trying to look at the connection between several measured parameters at a few hundred stations along ...
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Assigning costs to a road network : use raster or vector?

I have a road network in a PostGis database (db_routing). In another database (db_environment), I have some spatial features of the surrounding environment (trees as points and water bodies as ...
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How to modify single Pixel values in QGIS?

I would like to modify a raster (pixel values) in QGIS. The plugins "value tools" can easily provided me with the value of the pixel of my raster. However I know know how to modify it. I have found ...
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ArcGIS 10: Adjust custom grid intervals based on map scale?

I am preparing a pmf which includes a custom grid overlay. To clarify: a custom grid overlay is marginalia, not a feature class with geometry (so a scale dependecy inside a layer won't work). The ...
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What is the correct syntax for using gdal_rasterize with a PostGIS datasource

I have a multipolygon layer in PostGIS and I would like to use gdal_rasterize to generate a raster. I cannot find the correct syntax to specify PostGIS as the data source. $ gdal_rasterize -a ...
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How to extract breaklines from a given DEM?

Breaklines are very useful for describing a terrain - for example to build an exact TIN. My question is, how to extract these breaklines from a given DEM? I calculated the curvature (vertical) - ...
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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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How to build an artificial 'dam' across a river?

I have a DEM. Created all files related to watershed including accumulation, direction, streams etc... I'm stuck creating a dam. I request you to please let me know how to build an artificial 'dam' ...
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Find the best path along raster

I've just posted a question to StackOverflow about the best way to go about finding the best path on the raster below (where whiter pixels are 'better'), but have realised that it might actually be ...
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resize image resolution from 1000 m to 250 m

I'm beginner of ARCGIS and RS. I have many problems with the procedure. One of them is I have NDVI images and Soil map. Both are at the different resolution: NDVI is 250 m. soil map is 1000 m. So I ...
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Disaggregating aggregate GIS data using remote sensing

I haven't really done much with remote sensing imagery. I have census data for an area, and a TIFF raster image of the area. I'm sure this is possible, is there a simple way to disaggregate the ...
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How to calculate the number of cells with a given value?

I have a raster file where all cells have values between -3 and 7, no data value is -9999. Have can I calculate the number of cells with a specific value e.g. 6? Can I use the calculator?
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Rasterfile clipping error: Cannot compute bounding box of cutline

I have a raster file and want to clip it, a vector file is supposed to be the mask layer. I use the most obvious method (Raster->Extraction->Clipper). No matter what I do, I get this error (see pic): ...
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Insert Raster to MXD using arcpy.mapping (ArcGIS 10)

What i want to do seems simple. But again i can't even find a workaround... I have got a lot of Raster-files (ESRI-GRID) which i need to insert into a layout mxd-file and then export the map to ...