SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) is a GIS toolbox with many modules that can be used from the GUI, command line or accessed through R,python or directly using C++.

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Why are my calls to SAGA routines in QGIS not working cross platform?

The ability to write and run cross platform scripts for QGIS using python is OUTSTANDING! However, when I try to run the SAGA:MERGESHAPESLAYERS algorithm from a python script it works fine in windows ...
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Create a rectangular buffer from point shapefile using QGIS/GRASS/SAGA GIS/R

I have a points shapefile and I want to create a rectangular buffer (22 x 16 km) around each point. My goal is to create a 16x22 km grid where each of the points is the centroid of the grid. Seed the ...
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How to configure QGIS and SAGA on Ubuntu (12.04 and others)?

During the past weeks, I have tried QGIS to recognize SAGA via the processing toolbox, both being installed from the ubuntugis-unstable repository. I have tried this on several virtual ubuntu ...
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Efficiency of python script using SAGA and arcpy

=== SUMMARY === I have created a process to import a LAS point cloud, clip it, select the ground points and save the output as an XYZ.txt for clients to use. This uses a python based script (will ...
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LiDAR data density, returns per square meter

How can I compute a raster showing the number of return points per square meter using SAGA GIS or other open source software? My goal is to obtain a mask which would show me the places (cells) ...
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Exporting 16 bit single-band to 8 bit in SAGA/QGIS

Everytime with every function (e.g convert data storage type or gdal-translat -ot Byte) the output is a completely white map with a black border. only the "save as" export works, but the TIFF also ...
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Exporting 16 bit single-band to 8 bit in SAGA

Is there any possibility exporting 16 bit single-bands to 8 bit like in qgis (gdal_translate)? Additionally in SAGA there is no option to save raster with rendering, right?
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Problem loading output layer QGIS

Every time I run operations with temporary file output from the graphical modeler, I get the following error message: Oooops! The following output layers could not be open CLIP: ...
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QGIS processing framework SAGA NaturalNeighbor in external Python Script - No Output

I want to build a little script, which generates a NaturalNeighbor grid based on a point Shapefile. The script runs within my PyDev environment without any error messages, but no outputfile is ...
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Topographic Index - Why is upslope contributing area divided by downslope contour width and not upslope contour width?

In the Topographic Index calculation, a is the upslope contributing area per unit contour length. Is the "unit contour length" calculated from examining the contour widths of the downslope cells that ...
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Calculation of RMS between two grids [duplicate]

I want to calculate the RMSE of two grids based on their z-value: a calculated and a reference grid. I do have the statistics: Cells, Range, Min, Max, Sum, Mean, Variance, St.dev. How could I solve ...
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Calculating longest flow path and avg. slopes for catchments with qgis?

I am a hydrologist and their are 2 important pieces of information I need for modeling. I need to know the longest flow path for each sub catchment in my area of interest and I need to know the ...
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Negative Topographic Index Values

I am getting negative topographic index wetness values in SAGA GIS - anyone else every get this? Not all negative values, but the minimum of the TWI range is negative for some steep watersheds we are ...
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Underwater terrain modeling

My task is to model the surface of a lake bed, calculate volume of it and visualize it as 3D a surface. I have acquired depth measurements in a small lake using echosounder. The precision should be ...
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Fast and robust open source portable script or tool for interpolation - triangulation or similar

I am looking for some fast and robust open source interpolation library/script/tool. The goal is to re-interpolate relatively big (1M+ points) unstructured (xyz) grids into high resolution cartesian ...
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QGIS Processing error with SAGA, “output layer could not be open”

QGIS 2.4.0 SAGA GIS 2.0.8 DESCRIPTION ERROR when processing with SAGA. I used the "Shapes to Grid" function. The error given: "Oooops! The following output layers could not be open". This error ...
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(R)SAGA: saga_cmd 2.1.0 error? inconsistency?

frequently I am using (R)SAGA, but after SAGA became >2.1.0 the R package is no longer working. The last update for RSAGA was 07/2013. Thus I downgraded SAGA to 2.1.0 (first try was skipping the ppa ...
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Interactively determining upslope and downslope areas on DEM?

I know SAGA GIS can be used to interactively generate maps of upslope and downslope areas for a cell within a DEM, but the output is pretty ugly. An upslope area is defined as all cells (for a ...
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catchment area using SAGA and Arcgis 10.2

I would like to calculate catchment area. I used D8 algorithm and running in both arcgis 10.2 and SAGA GIS 2.1.2. However, the results from two software are different. The lowest value of catchment ...
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What are definitions of watershed segmentation, local maxima, variable window search, etc (about Lidar for vegetation)?

I am not familiar about Lidar. I want to measure trees height and number of trees. I guess, watershed = to locate the trees, local maxima = to measure trees height. I used these methods in SAGA GIS. ...
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removing spurious lines in raster before or after vector conversion?

I'm looking for a feature/function in either python opencv/ndimage/gdal/etc. or qgis/saga/grass that will help clean up a skeletonized image that I'd like to vectorize into a shapefile of ...
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QGIS cannot open output layers

I have problem with QGIS 2.0.1. Everytime I run tool from SAGA or GRASS, I get exactly the same error, for example: Oooops! The following output layers could not be open Channel Network: ...
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Rasterizing vectors in SAGA via saga_cmd - how to set the exact cellsize, extent (basicly grid system) based on other grid?

I'm doing some batch analysis using SAGA's saga_cmd. Basicaly I have a lot of grids and shapes (mainly generated in SAGA by vectorization of raster classifiaction results). Now I'm trying to make ...
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How to convert LAS file to ASCII for DSM in SAGA GIS? [duplicate]

I want to count trees in SAGA GIS and when I try to follow the steps in dominoc925.blogspot.com, there was no problem with asci file (i have converted las file (dem)) but there was a problem with dsm ...
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Can't run SAGA or GRASS commands from QGIS processing toolbox [duplicate]

I can't run anything from this toolbox. I tried running SAGA dissolve polygons and got the following error : Oooops! The following output layers could not be open Dissolved Polygons: ...
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QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour on Windows 8 64-bit: Processing toolbox always produces error saying output layers could not be opened

I have tried to use the Processing Toolbox in QGIS 2.0.1 a couple of times now (using SAGA and OTB) and in both cases the processing tools always return an error along these lines: "Problem loading ...
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SAGA raster calculator, ifelse command syntax problem?

I am trying to get the saga raster calculator in QGIS to spit out all values of a raster that are inferior to 10, and make all other values zero. I think the syntax is correct but I keep getting the ...
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Problem with batch mode Saga Raster Calculator

I have to do a couple of raster multiplications for which the batch mode would save me a lot of time. But the only thing I get are rasters that contain nothing but nan values. If I multiply the ...
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Is it possible to highlight water steam sources on Landsat 7 image?

I am trying whether it is possible to view hot steam sources like power plant cooling towers and resulting cloud using satellite images. I was advised to try Landsat (needed free data for initial ...
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How to install SAGA 2.1 with QGIS dufour on Windows?

I need that someone tell me how i can install saga in qgis 2.0 correctly in windows, because if I install QGIS 2.0 and when I try to use SAGA I get this Missing dependency.This algorithm cannot be ...
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Exporting landcover clasiffication from ENVI to SAGA

I have basic knowledge in remote sensing and GIS. I have generated landcover map in ENVI 4.7. How can I transfer or Export/Import this into SAGA so that I perform other functions in SAGA. I want to ...
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How to build a confusion matrix for image classification using SAGA or QGIS?

I did a supervised classification of a Landsat image subset using my training data polygons. I used SAGA GIS for that and everything worked out fine. Now I am stuck since I have no clue how to ...
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What is the best way to display point data (with standard deviation) using QGIS/SAGA/Manifold? [closed]

I would like to display point data values (indicating biomass at a point) but also to show the standard deviation value for each point. What would be the best method to do this in QGIS (I'm a basic ...
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What is the source of horizontal and vertical striping in USGS DEMs?

When processing 30m and 10m DEM data downloaded through the National Map Viewer from the National Elevation Dataset, we noticed horizontal and vertical striping not only in the produced results, but ...
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Installing SAGA GIS 2.1

I am using QGIS 1.9 master with Ubuntu 13.04. I tried to use the SAGA hydrology tools in sextante today and it said they did not appeared to be installed. I checked and sure enough SAGA was indeed ...
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How do you read GeoTiff-file in SAGA GIS Program?

I'm very new with all GIS-stuff and I got advice that SAGA GIS would be a good program to start with. I would like to read a GeoTiff-file in SAGA, but I can't find an "import file"-function x) Any ...
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Topographic Wetness Index

Is there any option to SAGA to calculate the Topographic Wetness Index ? I have a big area and I tried many times with SAGA, the last time I thought the results was ok (before SAGA would crash or give ...
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How to open a .k format (I think it is made with IDRISI product) with open source software

I just received a .k file which I know it was made with a IDRISI software (I do not know which). I searched the web and I did not find many information on this format apart for a very essential page ...
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How can I use polygon grid to export raster [duplicate]

I have a polygon grid which consists of 100 square polygons. For each square I need to export the raster overlay. I have ArcGIS 10.0, FME 2014, Saga-GIS. Is there a suitable tool for this or do I need ...
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How to do supervised image classification in saga with the help of R script or Python script

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and want to do image classification in SAGA. SAGA has numerous classification algorithms which is not present in GRASS and QGIS. I am new to SAGA, but more accustomed to work ...
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Missing Dependency in SAGA. Orfeo Toolbox does not work

Hej guys, I am trying to perforem segmentation from Orfeo Toolbox (QGIS last version 2.2), whenever I try to use the toolbox, I get the following message: Oooops! The following output layers could ...
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What's the problem here? Kriging doesn't work

I have a point a nd a polygon vector shape (shapes) which I want to interpolate by using the saga tool "Ordinary Kriging". I always get the following error message: Oooops! The following output ...
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QGIS Python API: SAGA difference algorithm does not split parts

I am using the QGIS Python API in an external script (platform: ubuntu). Everything works as expected. But when I am using the SAGA difference algorithm within the script, there is an issue. The ...
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Merging DEMs of different grid size

I'm trying to merge two grids with different cell size. One has a cell size of 10m and the other 50m. The 10m one covers a subarea of the 50m one. I know that the most accurate one is the 10m one and ...
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How to make GRASS and SAGA tools capable to use in QGIS?

As my title, I installed Qgis, GRASS and GDAL by osGeo4w package, and as I finish the installation, I want to use GRASS tool, I face this problem: But I already installed GRASS and SAGA, how to make ...
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How to cut a shapefile using a batch?

I would like to cut a shapefile using a batch (like in the photo): But I have some problems because I don't know what do I have to put in field "extent" and after putting somthing like ...
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Error SAGA algorithms in Modeller QGIS 2.2

I am using QGIS Modeller and I try to use SAGA algorithms but it doesn't work. GRASS algorithms work just fine but SAGA doesn't. I am not sure if I have to configurate something. What is worng?
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Is it possible to use polygons to create heatmaps?

I hope I can explain my question clearly, so here it goes: I've been fiddling around with heatmaps on QGIS for a few days, but came across a small obstacle on my way. I have a dataset comprised of ...
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Apply r.neighbours or Neighbourhood analysis (LecoS plugin for QGIS) to 3000 rasters

I need to apply r.neighbours or Neighbourhood analysis (QGIS plugin LecoS (or equivalent) to 3000 rasters and define a neighbourhood of 5 x 5 and calculate the mean. I suppose I need to create a ...
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Software/scripts to calculate Frontal Area Index (λF)?

Maybe you know some software/scripts to calculate Frontal Area Index (λF)? This article (page 2) describes that index. For now I have not found any software or script that can calculate that (even ...