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

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Adding a new Coveragestore in a certain Workspace by REST

So, simple thing as it seems but I can't seem to make it work! I'm trying to add a raster data file (GeoTIFF) to geoserver via REST API, using curl on linux. REST API is working, since I created a new ...
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How to display row and column indexes for an image in ArcGIS?

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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Loading geotiffs into PostGIS using raster2pgsql

I have an issue with loading some Ordnance Survey raster data into PostGIS. I have been using the following raster2pgsql command to load a tif that I have placed in my C:\Program ...
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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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How to perform a non-linear regression pixel by pixel?

Using nlsLM from Package ‘minpack.lm’ is straightforward for a simple example like this: MODEL:y=(exp(a*x+b*z+c)+d)^f x=c(0.5,0.3,0.2,0.4) z=c(0.1,0.6,1,0.9) y=c(0.2,0.3,0.9,0.9) ...
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What resampling technique should be used to reproject an altitude raster?

Does anyone know whether I should choose: nearest, bilinear, cubic or majority when projecting the WorldClim altitude raster layer?
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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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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 calculate the flood volume using a LiDAR DEM and a HEC-RAS floodplain polygon

I’ve got a vexing GIS analysis problem which is conceptually fairly straightforward, but in reality more challenging to figure out…. Basically, I need to calculate the VOLUME of floodwater within a ...
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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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Histogram Matching Python

I am trying to do histogram matching using Python to improve the mosaicking process of multiple overlapping rasters. I am basing my code on that found at: ...
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What is the correct syntax for using gdal_rasterize with a PostGIS datasource [closed]

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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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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What is a simple binary raster storage format which ArcGIS can read?

I have a C++ program that manipulates raster digital elevation models. I have been using ArcGrid ASCII format for results. It is simple to code and gets the job done, but it necessitates a decimal ...
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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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Calculating distance to points in QGIS

Is there a way of calculating the distance to the nearest points in QGIS? In ArcGIS there is a function called Euclidean Distance, which can take an input vector or raster, and generate a raster of ...
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Reclassify raster values of 9999 to NoData, leaving all other values alone, in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster in ArcGIS which has a number of cells with the values 9999, showing that the data could not be generated for that cell. I want to convert all of these 9999 values to NoData, so that ...
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Is it possible, in QGIS, to create buffers with a set radius, but with individual values taken from the attribute table?

I am looking to create an output that consists of an 11KM buffer around a number of discrete points, where the buffer has a value defined by a column in the data sets attribute table. Is this ...
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Please help me identify this CRS. How could I identify this myself in the future?

I'm trying to georeference this map, but I don't recognise the CRS. It is for a region of Tanzania. Here is the image on imgur in case Stack Exchange compresses the image. How would I go about ...