The process of turning a vector into its raster equivalent

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Burning stream network into DEM layer using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a DEM that in an area where there is little relief. I would like to 'burn' the river network into the DEM so I can calculate flow accumulation and flow length accurately. I am ...
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Converting point grid to raster using GRASS?

If I load the original .csv file, I then have a map of the African continent represented by 14069 data points covering it at 40x40km resolution. Each data point shows solar radiation means across the ...
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Convert line shapefile to raster, value=total length of lines within cell

I have a line shapefile representing a road network. I wish to rasterize this data, with the resulting values in the raster showing the total length of the lines that fall within the raster cell. The ...
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GDAL RasterizeLayer Doesn't Burn All Polygons to Raster

I am trying to burn a shapefile to a raster using GDAL's RasterizeLayer. I pre-create an area of interest raster from a different shapefile, given a specific pixel size. This AOI then serves as a base ...
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How to split shapefile per feature in Python using GDAL?

is it possible to split a shapefile per feature in python? (best would be a solution where i can temporarily save the resulting vector objects to the memory instead to disk). The reason: I want to ...
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GDAL (or other open-source) equivalent of Arc's Point To Raster Tool

I'm trying to convert a python script that relies on arcpy into one that only relies on open source modules, but I'm having some trouble. The bulk of my processing lies in one Arc tool "Point to ...
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Issue Trying to create Zonal Statistics using Gdal and Python.

I am trying to create zonal statistics using Python and Gdal. I have a polygon shapefile and a raster file, and in order to do so, I am using a piece of code I found in StackExchange. The raster and ...
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What is the difference between the “feature to raster” and “polygon to raster” tools when converting a polygon to a raster?

I am currently trying to get a group on connected polygons that are within the same feature to a raster so I can reclassify it for cost analysis. I noticed that ArcGIS for Desktop has a "feature to ...
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Area-weighted rasterising of polygon data

I'm looking for any GIS tool to do detailed rasterising of polygons. I've checked GDAL's gdal_rasterize command (and API), and ArcGIS's Polygon to Raster tool, but they only rasterise 1 attribute per ...
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Convert several SpatialPointsDataFrames to raster

There are 100 SpatialPointsDataFrames in my Workspace. I loaded them on this way: filenames <- list.files(path="", pattern="XYhectareTravelTimes_ez+.*shp") for(i in ...
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Creating raster or vector raster from DEM point file?

i have a point shape of 75.000 elevation points in a regular 5 m grid. We now want to create a polygon grid with the elevation points as "centroids". Unfortunately, all attempts to do so fail: I ...
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How to convert a point layer to a raster grid that shows the frequency of points per cell in QGIS

I have a point layer that shows the distribution of a species. Is it possible in QGIS to convert this point layer to a raster grid in which the value of each cell corresponds with the amount of points ...
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convert vector (point shape) to raster (tif) using python gdal lib in qgis

I'm trying to convert a vectorlayer (point- shapefile) to a raster-dataset (tiff) using python gdal-library in qgis. On Graphical UserInterface I simple choose the menue ...
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Problem with contour lines thickness in bigger zoom levels

I'm a beginner user of GDAL tools. I'd like to rasterize contour lines into Tiff file (for example such region: N47E006), everything works for quite small zoom levels e.g. 10... but the problem is ...
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How to convert a regular point grid to raster? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert a point grid to a raster? I´d like to convert a regular grid (25 meter) of points (XYZ) to a raster. I have tried the GRASS-tool r.in.xyz but I always get ...
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rasterize produces a raster full of NA values

I am having trouble converting a polygon to a raster. The desired raster is created, however all its values are equal to NA. require(rgdal) require(raster) #download a shapefile with 2010 census ...
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syntax error when using gdal in python console QGIS

When I run the following code in the python console in QGIS I get a syntax error: import osgeo.gdal gdal_rasterize [-b 1] [-burn 255] [-a Pixelkost] [-te 170000.2 168000.27 177999.8 177999.8] ...
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Rasterize vector layers with different extents into identical raster grids with QGIS

I am working on a quite simple spatial potential analysis using QGIS. I have some ArcGIS knowledge, but I am new to QGIS. My task is to identify the functional inner city of a region based on ...
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Rasterize and union problem

i've done the union first and then rasterized it. But now i want instead of that, to rasterize each one and then merge it as one. How do i do that? I mean without the union first off. ...
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How to rasterize a vector map?

I am looking for a way to create a raster grid from a vector map. I have a map consisting of shapefiles which I want to export as a raster with UTM coordinates. I was thinking of something using the ...