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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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'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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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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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 ...
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Why is SAGA missing from QGIS install on Debian 7.4 wheezy?

something strange is happening. I've just formatted my computer and I have a new fresh debian 7.4 debian wheezy os. I added the qgis testing repository (just like in the previous os I had) but I ...
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Select polygons that do not intersect any other polygon using QGIS, GRASS, SAGA or R

I would like to select the polygons of the layer below that do not intersect with any other polygon (within the same layer). How can I do this using QGIS, GRASS, SAGA or R?
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Create a common scale for different raster layers in GRASS, SAGA or QGIS

I have a number of layers that represent the temperature variability of the water in a lake. They have been generated trough interpolation and have different values as they represent temperatures ...
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Calculating rows in a attribute table of a point shape with QGis or Saga

I have a point shape with an attribut ("test"). I need to calculate the sum of the 1st four (id 1-4) "test" values and then the next 4 (id 5-8). Is there a chance to calculate this with the field ...
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Calculating Topographic Wetness Index (choosing from different algorithms)

Topographic Wetness Index can be expressed as Ln(a/tanB) based on the idea of Beven and Kirkby (1979) where a is the spesific catchment area (a=A/L, catchment area (A)divided by contour ...
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How to create a time series with a NetCDF raster from Ensembles E-OBS using GDAL, R, GRASS GIS or SAGA GIS

I downloaded a NetCDF file that contains daily precipitation values from 1-1-1950 to 30-6-2013. The raster has 23191 bands. http://eca.knmi.nl/download/ensembles/download.php My goal is to analyze ...
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What steps does SAGA GIS take when calculating Topographic Wetness, specifically when handling depression filled (by ArcMap) DEM

I am a grad student involved with hydrological modeling. In the model I work on, we are calculating the Topographic Index (TI; without transmissivity - or set to 1) using Quinn's MFD algorithm. We do ...
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Is the SAGA tool Basic terrain analysis included in Processing?

I can't find the saga tool Basic terrain analysis in the Sextante/processing toolbox. Is this not included or is there a chance to install it?
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saga_api python library : raise AttributeError(“No constructor defined”)

Good morning, I'm traying to execute a python script using saga_api library, unfortunately I'm stoped in the first step :(. when I tray to execute this command on python: ...
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How to calculate raster statistics for polygons?

how can I calculate sums, averages etc of raster-points (multi-band) per polygon of a vector-layer. I was told that this is called "zonal statistics". I tried that with QGIS first. There is a way to ...
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Defining the boundary of a catchment area

I digitized contour lines from topographic maps and created a DEM. With the DEM, I estimated the boundary of a catchment area. Estimated positional accuracy of topographic maps is RMSE = 65 m, with a ...
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How to show cell values of raster in ArcGIS

I would like to know if it is possible to display a raster cell value in the center of a cell with ArcGIS in the same way that SAGA-GIS does when you zoom in.
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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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QGIS Sextante Python UnicodeEncodeError

I have some issues with Quantum Gis 1.8. When I try to use shapes to grid (sextante-saga tool) I get the following error (comes up when I try to define the new grid file name): Fehler bei der ...
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saga & grass configuration in sextante (ubuntu)

I have some trouble in running saga and grass algorithms in sextante. When I double click it appears a pop-up saying: Missing dependency.This algorithm cannot be run :-( This algorithm requires SAGA ...
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Ordinary kriging in saga GIS?

I'm trying to do ordinary kriging using SAGA 2.0.8 or 2.1.0, I succesfully (I think) created the Grid System by the menu modules>>grid>>construction>>create grid system (adding it to the map there is ...
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Extra row and column in a raster after GDAL grid import

I'm exporting an ESRI grid to TIFF format and after that I'm reading this exported raster file into SAGA GIS. However when Saga reads this file in there appears to be an additional row and column in ...
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How to interpolate a point vector layer inside a boundary (polygon layer) QGIS/GRASS/SAGA?

I have a to create a heatmap of water temperatures inside a lake for which I have sample points. The map should look much like the climate maps generated by climate change models. I have 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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Enabling SAGA in QGIS

A similiar question has been asked recently, however I have some specific queries and process I have tried which are probably better in its own thread for clarity. Hope this is ok. See link to recent ...
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How to de-noise a DSM

I have created a DEM, DSM, and nDSM from a LiDAR Point Cloud using SAGA-GIS. I extracted the appropriate returns from the point cloud, then converted to grid, and then closed gaps to fill in any ...
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Re-projecting WGS84 to OSGB in SAGAGIS

I took some points with a GPS, and I'm trying to convert from GCS to OSGB 1936 British National Grid in SAGAGIS. I'm working with a shapefile. To reproject the vector layer to the OSGB projection I ...
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How to create a profile with profile points at discrete altitude intervalls, e.g. each 10 m

In both SAGA and QGIS theres a profile-from-line-function that does a nice job of creating profiles. But there's no way to control the altitude spacing. Any ideas for workflows that would allow me ...
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MSHP file from SAGA tough to delete

After running a SAGA line dissolve process in QGIS, an MSHP file is created (amongst other things). Fine by me, though I'm not sure what it's used for (metadata in XML format?). Problem is that it ...
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Where is this raster offset being introduced in the QGIS processing toolbox?

I'm using the (awesome!) processing toolbox in QGIS 2.0 to reclassify some NoData values in a raster from -9999 to 0, but at some point in the process there's an offset of about 0.2 degrees being ...
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SAGA/GDAL fails to open grid in QGIS 2.0.1 on OSX 10.6.8

I want to try different grid/raster spline interpolation methods using SAGA in QGIS. I'm using the kyngchaos build 2.0.1-7 for Snow Leopard. Every SAGA algorithm I try gives the following in a popup: ...
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How to set all pixels with value <= 0 to “nodata” in DEM raster?

I have a DEM raster with pixel values between about 3000 and -0.0003. I need to set all pixel with a value of 0 and smaler (<=0) to "nodata" (for later raster calculations and to reduce the ...