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

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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 modify the colors of a raster map to use only one color in varying shades?

I have a raster map in GRASS containing elevation values. I want to display the elevation values in only one color (specificaly blue) but in varying shades of blue. I tried the options in r.colors, ...
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How to decide how to “stretch” raster imagery?

I have to symbolize a digital elevation model. ArcMap offers many different setting for stretching the symbology which all give widely different results. Some stretch methods symbolize the data so ...
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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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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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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 force 1-bit raster output in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

Any ideas on how to force a 1bit raster output in ArcGIS 10.1? By default, ArcGIS is being very dense about recognizing pixel depth. I have a binary raster [0,1] and a mask raster [1] and they are ...
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How to de-noise a DSM

I have created a DEM, DSM, and nDSM from a LiDAR Point Cloud using SAGA-GIS. I extracted the appropriate returns from the point cloud, then converted to grid, and then closed gaps to fill in any ...
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Impossible to sum rasters because of nodata pixels

I have a set of rasters (.vrt) with daily soil moisture data. I want to sum the pixels of all rasters in order to have a measure by month. However, the whole world is not covered each day, which ...
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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 can I align two non-coincident equi-resolution raster grids?

I have two rasters: a digital elevation model (DEM) and a Landsat band. The grid resolution of both is 30 m, but the grids are not coincident (see image: the dark raster on top is the DEM; the light ...
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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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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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Finding nearest raster cell value based on 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 convert raster to point in QGIS

I wanted to convert Raster into Point Vector in QGIS. Is it possible? QGIS have option to convert it into polygon but i didn't found any tool to convert it into point. can anyone help me?
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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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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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Wavelet vs Discrete compression for imagery

What is the main reasons to choose wavelet (jp2, sid, ecw) instead of discrete (JPEG) compression methods for raster data? Lets limit this question to aerial imagery and lossy compression. Why ...
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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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Creating shapefile of satellite image footprints?

I'm looking for a tool or a workflow to compute satellite image footprints, for a large number of images across directories, and produce a shapefile. Ideal work flow would be: fire up tool point to ...
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Extracting the pixelwise proportion of classes of a finer raster in a coarser one

I have two rasters, one has a 1 km resolution. The other has a spatial resolution of 30 m. This latter pixelwise is a classification. I want to overlay the 1 km raster on the classification raster and ...
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Is there an open standard for raster information?

For geographic vector data (Features) there is an OGC standard that defines geometries and their different annotations such as WKT and WKB. For raster image data however, I was not able to find ...
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R raster Package Moran's I interpretation

I am using raster package to calculate the local Moran's I . The example gives the range of Moran's I between - 1 to 2.47. On my own data I have see the value range -3.070423 - 7.228558 How can ...
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Create a point at the highest value in a raster ArcGIS 10.1

I am trying to find the location of the highest value pixel in my Direct Solar Radiation Raster. I can see the extent of the data in my raster but don't know where the highest value pertains to. Is ...
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How to make RASTER from irregular point data without interpolation

I was trying to make a raster image from an irregularly spaced point database. The data looks like- > head(s100_ras) x y z 1 267573.9 2633781 213.29545 2 262224.4 2633781 ...
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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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Extract raster by mask output does not completely overlap the mask

I have a flow accumulation grid and a shapefile containing catchment areas. Now I want to do some calculations on them so I need to extract data from cells in the raster adjacent to certain catchment ...
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How do I extract a raster's extent in python?

I am looking for an easy way to extract a raster's extent in python. Currently, I am using gdalinfo and then parsing out the corner coordinates. The problem with this approach is that gdalinfo is ...
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Are there limitations using a PostGIS out-db raster?

I have been trying to import a large raster into a PostGIS 2.0 database and hit a few stumbling blocks. Initially when I tried to import the raster using raster2pgsql, I would receive the following ...
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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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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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How to combine raster and attribute table in QGIS?

I have some rasters representing string categorical variables. Each raster contains integers, used to translate the categorical variables. I have also the .csv tables giving the meanings of the ...
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Simplest way to limit the memory that the raster package uses in R

What's the easiest way to limit the memory the raster package uses in R to 5GB of RAM? Ideally I want any raster that exceeds this size to be written to the hard drive and analysed from a temporary ...
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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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Python equivalent of gdalbuildvrt

Is there a way to perform the same task as the gdalbuildvrt utility using GDAL Python bindings? So far I have not found any way to do this other than creating a vrt of a single dataset and manually ...
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Displaying row and column indexes for image in ArcGIS DEsktop?

I have been struggling with how to find the row number and column number for particular points in any raster map. My raster details: columns and rows: 720 360 cell size (0.5, 0.5) How can I ...
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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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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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How to display dynamic raster (lidar) data on a Web map?

I have some high quality LiDAR data. I need to process it dynamically, and update a field (not elevation field) depending on my input and elevation at that point. Once this is done, I need to display ...
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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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Counting NoData values in raster using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have created a raster in ArcGIS Desktop 10 with a large number of holes (NoData) in it. I want to fill the holes using something like the the following: rOut = ...
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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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Add raster paths to shapefile with Python (ArcGIS)?

I have a problem and maybe someone is able to help me or give me some hints how to start. Situation: I have a lot of raster and of every raster I have the center coordinate. Out of this coordinate I ...
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Raster aggregation in ArcGIS Desktop?

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 ...
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Find a proper path between two nodes in a grid

This question is about finding a proper path (route) between two nodes (P,Q) in a grid (i.e., graph, network, ...). In our concept, we define a path proper (nice) if it is the most similar* to the ...