Resolution is a measure of the smallest unit or sample in data that can be distinguished from any other, and/or the number of samples for a given unit.

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Setting raster resolution in meters when working in a Geographic Coordinate System

I work in WGS 84 (Geographic Coordinate System) in ArcGIS 10.1. I need to create a raster specifying its cell size in meters, and output it in WGS84. Is it a good solution (towards a less shape/area ...
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How does Environments > Raster analysis > Cell size works in ArcGIS?

How does Environments > Raster analysis > Cell size works, when creating a raster from a polygon using ArcGIS? I have tried to handle both "Maximum of Inputs" and "Minimum of Inputs" and nothing ...
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Why doesn't my Mapbox + Leaflet viz look retina-friendly?

This is probably a very simple question but it's not clear to me. The Mapbox docs say: When you create a project from the editor, Retina (high resolution) tiles are automatically used on ...
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How to know the GSD (grid size, resolution) in meters of an existing raster when working in Geographic coordinates?

I would need to know the GSD or grid size (resolution), in meters, of a raster created when working in a Geographic coordinate system in ArcGIS. Is is possible? Even better, can I set the Cell size ...
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Changing raster resolution using ArcGIS for Desktop?

My raster is displaying at a very low resolution so it is almost useless. Last time I used this file it was at a much higher resolution, so I know the information is there. To change it I first ...
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Setting resolution for GRASS raster

I am trying to calculate volume using the GRASSplugin. I have my area information in vector format and my depth information in raster. I read that it is important to set the raster resolution before ...
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Raster Calculator Blurring Image Results

I am trying to run a NDVI analysis using raster calculator on Arg Map 10.2.1 and the results create blurry or bleeding image, almost as if the map has been dipped in water. I am using the default ...
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How to reassign the values of a raster, based on the pixels of the raster beneath it?

In ArcMap 10.2.1, I have two rasters. Raster1 shows the extent of a habitat, and each pixel contains a categorical value for its land cover type (values 1-3). Raster1 has the smaller spatial extent of ...
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Appropriate pixel size when converting vector to raster

I am converting vector polygons into raster datasets. Is there a standard calculation for converting the scale of the vector into an appropriate pixel size (e.g. 25 metres)? My vector has been ...
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Exporting large high resolution map to PDF in ArcMap errors?

I am attempting to export a large E size map at 300 DPI in ArcMap 10.2.2 but each time I export there are errors on the map. Once the PDF is generated there are areas where symbols are stretched out ...
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Why does image resolution decrease when I import an image into the georeferencer?

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 on Windows 7. Usually the georeferencer functions very well. However, when I try to import a particular aerial photograph (in either .tif or .jpg format) the resolution of the ...
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Low quality legend in QGIS [duplicate]

I am sorry to repeat a question already asked by someone else, but it has not been answered yet. When I create a map in QGIS the legend symbols for some reasons have a very bad resolution and are not ...
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openlayers 3 function resolution

I'd like to make visible my var text between two resolutions so to speak between 150 and 50 for instance. but I didn't find how to do this yet. var communes = new ol.layer.Vector({ ...
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QGIS-Merge or create virtual raster files without losing definition?

I am new to QGIS and relatively new to GIS (so please be aware I am not that familiar with a lot of technical terminology). I am trying to merge several tiff files as either a virtual raster or a ...
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SPOT NDVI resolution

I downloaded SPOT S10 NDVI data which is supposed to be 1km spatial resolution. When I open the images in ArcMap the resolution is definitely not 1km and the NDVI values seems to be inverted with ...
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ArcScene 2D export

I'm submitting a paper to PlosOne, and have been using ArcScene to produce my 3D mapping. However, I'm struggling to comprehend quite how to meet their image requirements ...
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When dealing with rasters of varying resolutions should one resample to the highest or lowest resolution?

I'm looking for recommendations on best practices for dealing with raster data layers with different resolutions and projections. The advice I've been given is to always resample to the layer with the ...
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change spatial resolution

I have two types of image, one of them is a TRMM image with 0.25 degree cells and the other one is a MODIS image with 1 km spatial resolution. How can I change my TRMM image resolution to 1 km ...
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what is the relevance of cosine in determining map resolution? [closed]

"At any latitude and zoom level, you can determine the scale by using the following equation" Map resolution = 156543.04 meters/pixel * cos(latitude) / (2 ^ zoomlevel) is a quote from ...
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QGIS pixel/square cms using scale, dpi

The data (vectors) I'm using are 5cm in resolution. I think that resolution refers to accuracy of the data and not the image resolution. I've produced maps using the QGIS print composer and exported ...
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Print City Map in High Resolution with TileMill (OSM Data)

I'm rather beginner in Print Map and GIS. I'd like to print the map of my little city using the data in OpenStreetMap. I've got an environment(local) with OSM DataBase and I'm using TileMill to ...
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references for the colloquial naming of spatial data resolution

In our era of data deluge, many folks, including myself, quest for ill-defined "high-resolution" datasets. I suspect that colloquial description of spatial resolution as "high" or "low" is and will ...
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How can I improve the resolution of a vector grid made in north pole stereographic projection?

I've been struggling with this for a while and wondered if someone could lend a hand. I have a map which already has sampling points from centroids in a 35x35km grid that was created in north pole ...
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Openlayers tiles source with poor resolution, how zoom out?

I am using Openlayers to display a map from Vienna Open Data (Capabilities) in an app for mobiles, which have higher DPI screens. The resolution of the tiles is not so good (I suppose because they ...
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QGIS 2: How to create a regular vector grid at fine scale and for large area?

In QGIS, we wish to create a regular vector grid with 25*25m resolution and over an area of around 12000 km2. We tried to use: -vector>research tools> vector grid - and v.mkgrid function from GRASS ...
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Mapproxy plot with QGIS in 300 DPI

I have played around with mapproxy and have created a MBtiles file with tilemill. I then serve the mbtiles file as a wms with mapproxy and it works fine. My problem is that i want to be able to plot ...
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Decrease resolution of vector shapes (polygon) i.e. reduce size and number of points in outer ring

I'm trying to get a kmz export down to less than 3 megabytes and am wanting to do so by reducing the number of points in my polygons' outer rings. I've seen this concept in action when it comes to ...
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how to calculate the right resolution for an image overlay in openlayers

I have an image I use as overlay in a vector layer in my openlayer web application. The idea is the same as showed in the example you can find here: ...
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grass region resolution error

I am working on a raster, but I can't set a correct region for it. In the Set region to match this raster map field, I select my raster map to change current region, but its resolution does not ...
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Reduce the resolution of a shapefile in R (or QGIS if necessary)

I'm using shapefiles of history U.S. state boundaries from NHGIS to make maps in R. These shapefiles are much higher resolution than I need when making maps at the scale of the country: over 2 million ...
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Precision vs Resolution in elevation data

Update: A good example of my confusion: on the Wikipedia page for "digital terrain model" one can find the following statement about a satellite in the "See Also" section: TanDEM-X: generation of ...
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Saving geotiff in R - why resolution on x and y is not the same?

I have some data and i want to save it as a geotiff in R. This is not a problem but even if in my command line i set the resolution on x as 1 and on y as 1 after the geotiff is generated the ...
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Exporting maps at high resolution for a specified area

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and am very new to it. I have Bing Maps aerial imagery of a particular road intersection and I want to export the map as a TIFF at a 1:1000 scale. When I zoom in and then use ...
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Resolution difficulties in Grass

I have gone through similar questions to mine here, but I didn't find a solution. Please help! When cropping a raster image by using g.region & r.mapcalc, I get a new image but the resulting ...
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How to modify 2 raster images to have the same resolution?

I have data for 2 rasters images that have different resolutions: z downloaded from trmm An MSAVI2 output image. For calculating the correlation between them, the data has to be in the same ...
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Printing High Resolution Open Maps?

I hope my question does not silly but I am QGIS rookie and am really struggling to find a solution. I have the added the Google Street Layer to my project on top of which I worked with my points and ...
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How to calculate the bounding box by a given center and scale in Android?

Given these conditions: a scale like 1:50000 the center of the viewport is 100°E, 20°N the size of the viewport is 400x600 How can I calculate the bounding box of the viewport? Update after ...
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Resample, ArcGIS: How do I avoid resample taking into acount NoData values?

I am trying to Resample a raster dataset to match the resolution of another dataset. I have fine resolution data on small islands (surrounded by NoData in the sea). When I re-sample the data to a ...
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How to Merge Raster Datasets of Different Resolutions?

I have two DEMs in .tif format and I am looking to merge the two. The main problem with merging these are that they are different resolutions (one is 10m and one is ~20m). Also, another problem with ...
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Is it possible to export an image that can be zoomed-in on?

I am using QGIS on a Mac. I would like to export my map so that the viewer can zoom in on it, just as I view the map on my QGIS canvas. I am not sure how to word what I want. If you see the map ...
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Reducing the resolution of a huge raster

I'm not much of a GIS user, but I've got a big ascii file that I'm trying to convert into a lat long data x1 y1 d1 x1 y2 d2 x1 y3 d3 x2 y1 d4 ... etc format, so that I ...
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What vector file type yields the greatest detail with the Heat Map plugin?

I'm using .shp files built from .csv files and having quirky results. Perhaps there is a better way to begin. The heat map appears to be accurately describing the data but calculates a huge area in ...
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How do you change units from meters to kilometres? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using ‘gdalwarp’ in Python script for Grass I wonder how i could fit my cells to 10 km... Therefore is in meters... and the resolution is different (0.16164). I need ...
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Anyone have success with OpenLayers and ArcGISCache?

OPENLAYERS Has anyone had success using OpenLayers and the ArcGISCache layer beyond the examples? I'd like to mix tiles with different resolutions and although they seem to scale correctly they do ...
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Merging raster data with different resolutions

I need to merge different raster datasets which have one layer and contain discrete values to a layer stack. The resolutions of the data can have any value so not only multiples of the resolutions ...
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Calculate dynamic radius based on population and map resolution

Background Create a radius around the centre of a city that corresponds to the city's population, taking into consideration the map's current resolution. The populations range from 39 to 1090936, ...
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Problem with Coordinate Tolerances when I export my .shp files to .mdb

When I export my shapefile to a personal geodatabase using ArcMap, the result is not the same as the original database. I do not know how to solve this problem.
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Can overlays have different resolutions from the base layer?

I am trying to show a regional map on top of base map but without success. While debugging I noticed that my regional map has a different set of resolutions from the base. Is this allowed in ...
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Openlayers + WMS layer. Use scale or resolution + DPI

I have a problem with displaying map with WMS layer in Openlayers. I'm able to display it but the image of the map is not sharp especially at higher zooms. I have a documentation from the map ...
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What does 1:10m mean related to map resolution?

On Natural Earth they offer maps at various resolutions. What does 1:10,000,000 mean? Does it translate to the number of points per square meter or mile?