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

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About FAPAR calculation

I want to calculate FAPAR in different land cover types using max and min value of NDVI. I have a raster image with 9 Land cover types and max, min value of NDVI in each land cover type. But I don't ...
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Simple Question: Raster from ArcGIS to Geoserver

we have a couple raster files which could be open in ArcGIS. They come with the extension of .aux and .rrd and they are the GRID file format from ESRI. We want to put them on Geoserver to overlay them ...
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Translating grid to USGS .dem in C# via GDAL

I am attempting to translate ArcInfo binary grids to USGS DEM format (.dem). I have installed the GDAL .NET bindings thru this build installer. I can get to GDAL in my C# add-in I am working on. ...
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Can the concentration of values in a raster map be known?

I have a generated raster map containing different flood levels. Is there a grass script to determine the percentage of values in a raster map? I'm thinking of using r.mapcalc to solve this, but I'm ...
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Interpolating heights in DEM using ArcGIS API's in C#

I am new to ArcGIS and not familiar with it. I want to interpolate heights in a DEM file using ArcGIS? Is it possible? Actually, I want to write a C# code that will read the height from DEM file for ...
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Identify corrupt shapefiles or rasters via Python or ArcObjects

I'm interested in a way to identify rasters (e.g., ESRI GRID format) or shapefiles that are corrupt that would prevent them from being used in an analysis tool. I have a large number in structured ...
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Fastest way to create an ESRI Grid and populate cell values?

In terms of processing speed what's the fastest way of creating and then adding values to a raster? The values will originally come from ASCII files which can be about 500MB in size - ideally I ...
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What raster smoothing/generalization tools are available?

I have a DEM that I would like to smooth or generalize to remove topographic extremes (chop off peaks and fill-in valleys). Ideally, I would also like to have control over the radius or level of ...
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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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Unknown Coordinate System on old drawing

I work with many old civil engineering documents, and occasionally I'll need to georeference one which has coordinates pairs listed at many given points but does not list which coordinate system these ...
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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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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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Can QGIS resample Rasters during display?

When I was using ArcGIS a user could resample a raster during the display (I think via layer properties under the display tab). This would smooth the appearance of the raster so it wouldn't appear ...
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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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How sensitive is Landsat to atmospheric correction?

How important is it to correct Landsat for atmosphere, haze and convert DN to reflectance? What impact does it have on the results, say for many of the vegetation indices?
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Change output file type in QGIS georeferencer?

I have successfully georeferenced a raster file via the Georeferencer plugin (Georeferencer GDAL Version 3.1.9) in QGIS 1.7.0. However, I noticed that the output georeferenced raster file is in TIFF ...
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Modify raster layer display and symbology properties programmatically with arcpy or ArcObjects

I have over 1500 NITF files that I need to be able to modify the layer display and symbology of programmatically from within ArcMap. I need to set the properties outlined in red below: I've looked ...
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GeoTIFF raster layer, c#

We have a map rendering engine (renders from MapInfo Interchange Format). This engine uses Mercator Projection. Now we have to insert a raster layer (orthophotos of a city), we have GeoTIFF files with ...
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Taudem Resources

As I frequently deal with hydrology, I've heard Taudem mentioned quite a few times. I'm finding all sorts of information, but much of it is dated for use with previous versions. In addition, the ...
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How can I calculate the vertical distance to the nearest water?

Summary: I would like to create a raster where each cell contains the vertical distance to the nearest water (a decent approximation would be acceptable). The problem is that I'm not sure how to go ...
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Overlay polygons on raster colour map to extract area values for each colour within each polygon

Does anyone know an answer to the following: I have a set of polygons created as the MCP of animal movements. I also have a habitat colour map raster, with 13 different habitat types as different ...
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Removing No Data From Raster (*.sid) using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have an Image.sid that has a white border which is No Data. I've tried using Clip Raster Tool with no success. I've also changed the symbology value for No Data to be transparent. I'd like to ...
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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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Is there a way to clip an image with the basic ArcView package (9.3)?

Is there a way to trim a geo-referenced air photo to an irregularly shaped boundary? I tried the clip tool shown in my attachment, but it didn't work. It looks as though the output extent field ...
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Trying to make the private land white overlay hillshade but

I'd like to have anyone's feedback on this draft map I created. Tried to make the private ownership white but since it's RGB is not near to 255. I've seen someone created this map similiar to it and ...
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Remove overlap in raster using ERASE command line?

I am trying to erase a raster and is there a erase command for the Raster side? I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1. I have 2 rasters that are in the Landcover and there is overlap in between and would like to ...
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Australian Topo Map GeoTIFFs

Does anyone know if Australian topo map GeoTIFFs are made available anywhere (preferably for free)? LINZ makes them available in New Zealand - http://www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/index.aspx ...
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Convert x, y position in georeferenced image (with world file) to longitude, latitude?

What steps do I need to do in order to calculate longitude and latitude for a specific pixel in a georeferenced image? For example this image ...
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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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Point to Raster Issues

I am having some trouble with something fairly simple.. I am creating a 3D subsoil model for display in arcscene - i can get it displayed nicely as points but in order for the model to be easier to ...
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Cropping an image with a map extent

I have an raster file in my server space, which has the same projection as my webmap, and I would like to crop the image by passing the visible extent of a webmap. I think the cropping function is ...
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Setting Rasters to the exact same display

I have been tasked to make a series of .jpeg outputs of different sections of a dike displaying elevation data. My problem is that the data i have been given is GIGANTIC, almost the whole region made ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 — layout Data Frame Grid color inversion on export or print when other rasters are active

Having a problem with ArcMap 10.0 SP1 Data Frame Grid of graticule inverting color on export or when printing. Occuring on multiple classroom PCs all working with the same datasets. Exporting to ...
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JPG file all black when added as raster in QGIS

I add a new raster layer in the latest QGIS and select a JPG file, but it is all black. I tried adding the TIF version of the same image and that worked. What is it with the JPG, and how should I ...
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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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Using Flex to display single rasters from raster catalog in ArcSDE/ArcGIS server

One of the front end develoeprs here is having issues displaying, or working out how to display a single raster held in a raster catalog in ArcSDE using the Flex 2.2 API the Raster Catalog holds ...
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ArcGIS- load multiple raster files from list

Good morning, Today's question is: how to select and load multiple rasters from one folder in Arc? My situation is probably familiar to some of you. I do have 3 folders with houndreds of maps in it. ...
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How do I calculate a weighted centroid with respect to a raster, e.g. population weighted centroid

In ArcGIS 10.0, how do I calculate the weighted centroid of a collection of polygons, where I want the weight to be a raster layer. In particular I am using a raster of population counts and would ...
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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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How to use r.patch with two maps having different colortables?

I am using r.patch to combine two raster maps in order to fill in the null values of the other. Is there a way to use r.patch but still maintaining the colortables of the separate raster maps? I do ...
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How to save a raster and vector into a single PNG file in GRASS?

I am trying to save a raster and vector into a PNG file. The vector is overlayed on top of the raster map. I was only able to save the raster file into a png using r.out.png but without the vector.
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How to return raster values based on polygon (shapefile) boundaries in QGIS?

How to return raster values based on polygon (shapefile) boundaries in QGIS? Is this an elementary question, because I am finding it hard....... Ideally I would like a neat workflow as I am likely to ...
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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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Where can I get an ocean shaded relief for Central America?

Does anyone know where I can get an ocean shaded relief for the Central American coast?
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affine transformation on geotiff

I have a bunch of geotiffs stored in a PostGIS DB that i am mounting on my OpenLayers map. They all have the geoTransform information in them. I just want to know how i can mount them on my ...
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16bit grayscale raster displays all black in Geoserver

I have a 16-bit raster (MrSID) that I want to display in Geoserver 2.0.2 but it is displaying as all black. If I create a new style similar to the default raster.sld but with graychannel element the ...
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What are Raster and Vector data in GIS and when to use?

What are raster and vector data in the GIS context? In general terms what applications, processes, or analysis are each suited for? (And not suited for!) In answering someone's question today, I ...
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Problem in r.resample

When I run r.resample to crop a map by using a vector and a mask, the resulting map has the same shape as the vector that I used but does not replicate (exactly) the portion of the raster map that I ...
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How to delete a base map in GRASS?

I'm trying to delete a map that I used as a mask before, but I cannot delete it using g.remove. It displays this: g.remove rast=raster_Mnorzagaray@PERMANENT [raster_Mnorzagaray@PERMANENT@PERMANENT] ...
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How to set the value of a pixel based on its current value?

I am attempting to set the value of a pixel based on its current value. I am using the Raster Calculator in Quantum GIS dev 1.7 trunk. For example, if the value is 0, I want to set it to 255. Based ...