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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Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?

I have a polyline shapefile with about 20 kinds of roads. I would like to know how can I create automatically a vector file for each one. I am aware of how to do it using ArcGIS for Desktop - see ...
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How to split a vector in equal smaller parts in QGIS or similar?

i want to divide a shapefile with many tiles into a lot of smaller tiles. I am searching for a smart solution, because manual edits are out of questions Anyone can help or know a nice function?
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How to perform Ordinary Kriging in SAGA via QGIS SEXTANTE Plug-in?

I'm trying to learn how to apply the kriging analysis in QGIS using the SEXTANTE plug-in and SAGA tools. It appears that I have my SEXTANTE and SAGA folders configured properly according to the user ...
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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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Debugging errors of SAGA interpolation algorithms in QGIS 2.0 Processing

I encounter recurrent problems with the geoalgorithms that perform interpolations. No matter technique I use I end with the following errors. As state in OGR tab QGIS is unable to open a file in C ...
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Installing qgis 2.0 and saga 2.1 on ubuntu 13.04

I have been trying to get this working for a few weeks now. I am trying to install QGIS Dufor (2.0.1) and Saga GIS from the Unstable branch of the UbuntuGIS PPA. When I attempt to do this I get the ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to manually correct a raster DEM (OpenSource)?

Is it possible, to correct a raster DEM by changeing the raster-cell-values manually, like by "painting"? My DEM (ASTER) have one small error where the elevation is about 300m below the actual ...
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How to smooth large vector polygons from Raster

I have a landuse classification raster file (6 classes) of a large area. But I need it in vector polygons so I vectorised it. No problem so far, but the result is - of course - that every pixel is ...
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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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Is there an open source alternative to ArcGIS for Desktop's Integrate tool?

I need to snap about 1000 lines in one layer to the lines in another layer (there are about 5000 lines in the second layer). The lines to be snapped are about 15 map units away from the base layer ...
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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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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 to configure QGIS Sextante to use SAGA?

I have been trying to set up SAGA to work using Sextante in QGIS. I have followed the instructions to configure SAGA in Sextante, with the following input in the path for the SAGA folder C:\Program ...
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Convert a shapefile with northing/easting to ASCII raster with latitude/longitude

Linked below is a polygon shapefile whose projection is NAD83 and whose values are LU/LC codes. Coordinates are meters of northing and easting. I would like to convert it to an ASCII raster with ...
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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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Interpolation of contours (from one “main-contour-shapefile”)

I calculated, that the best and smalest possible äquidistance (equidistant) for my map is 30m. After I generlized my DHM, I extracted contours of a intervall of 30m and smoothed them. Now I have my ...
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How to compare two DEMs and show their difference?

I want to compare my DEMs (ASTER GDEM2 and SRTM4.1). I know, that the GDEM has some extreme "holes" with totaly wrong elevations (I found 3 of them in my working area). Now I need to know, if there ...
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What are definitions of watershed segmentation, local maxima, variable window search, regarding 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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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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SAGA is not working within sextante (QGIS processing installed in Ubuntu)

Recently i decided to start working in Ubuntu (version 14.04). My first step was to add the ubuntugis-unestable repository, and then proceed to install SAGA, GRASS, OTB, QGIS and the bindings between ...
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How to calculate peaks in a DEM

How could I extract all peaks from a DEM (large mountainous area)? Peak means something like: a pixel which is sourrounded by other pixels with smaler elevation numbers in a area arround the ...
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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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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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Sextante in Qgis 1.9 alpha on Ubuntu can't find saga gis 2.1

I am using Qgis 1.9 on Ubuntu 13.04, Sextante is a core part of qgis now. I am trying to access the SAGA 2.1 libraries through qgis and I keep getting a popup window that says SAGA is not installed. I ...
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Generating raster from isolines using SAGA or ArcGIS?

I have a vector dataset of mean annual precipitation polylines, and I would like to generate a raster from them. I'm not sure the best way to go about it. ArcGIS has the Polyline to Raster tool but ...
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SAGA algorithms don't work in QGIS 2.8

when I have installed recently QGIS 2.8 and, since then, SAGA algorithms don't work. Apparently, the algorithm runs well (any error is showed while it is executing the algorithm), however, there is ...
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Is there a list of Open Source tool alternatives for ArcGIS tools? [duplicate]

Is there any place one can find a list of ArcGIS alternative or near-alternative tools found in (any of) the open source softwares? I am not looking for software but individual tools found in the ...
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setting SAGA folder for QGIS with OS X macports install

I am trying to get the toolbox to work in QGIS 2.6, but I keep getting an error message that SAGA is not properly configured. After much digging, I finally found I can set the SAGA folder in ...
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QGIS SAGA Channel network error: Input layers do not have the same grid extent

I am trying to follow along with this exercise using my own DEM. I have done the first step, creating the catchment area, with no trouble. When I try to run the Channel network algorithm, however, I ...
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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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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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Fill polygons via data-defined pie charts

I am trying to summarize my polygons by each's distribution of some variable. To couch the discussion, let's say we wanted to summarize the demographics of each county (of a small state) by it's ...