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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Generating equal sized polygons along line with PyQGIS?

I would like to create polygons along a line to use them for AtlasCreator in a next step. ArcMap has a tool called Strip Map Index Features. With this tool I can choose the height and width of my ...
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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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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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Import GRASS and SAGA modules to python script

I'm new at this. I am "building" a python plugin for qgis and I want to import modules from GRASS and SAGA but I don't understand how to do it. The plugin I want to import is Kriging interpolation ...
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How to implement viewshed calculation?

I'm looking for a way to implement visibility (aka viewshed). I found a previous GIS SE question that suggested a few GIS applications (not what I need - I'm trying to embed the calculations), and ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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 integrate SAGA Python Modules into ArcGIS Desktop?

I have been having a look at SAGA (http://www.saga-gis.org/en/index.html) and it seems to have some nice tools for geoprocessing. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any luck bringing SAGA ...
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How to automatically plot intermediate contours with QGIS, GRASS GIS or SAGA GIS?

I'm mapping a steep mountain range. My main contour interval is 50 m and my intermediate contour interval is 10 m. In steep areas, the interval of 10 m is too small, so I need to leave ...
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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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How to generalize and vectorize a LandUseClassification raster file?

I want to vectorize that rasterfile with its 6 landuse classes. The classification is very noisy and have to be generalized before. The result should be a polygone vector file. I use SAGA, (GRASS) ...
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Tool/Algorithm for generalizing OSM-Files for printing maps

Is there a tool or algorithm to (topological) generalizes OSM-shapes? I would like to build a printable map in different scales. In the image below you can see the same divided road (yellow) at ...
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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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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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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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Calculate Topographic wetness index in SAGA

i am currently working on a project which involves the quantification of the wetness in certain areas. However it produces quite different results from what i expected. I'll describe the steps i have ...
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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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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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Variable window (“kernel”) size for raster processing

I'd like to use differently sized windows as I process (a.k.a. filter) a raster, with the size varying according to latitude. There are tools that allow a user to specify custom windows (e.g., ...
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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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Python script using SAGA and arcpy for converting 'on the fly' LAS point cloud to shapefile?

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 become a ...
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Extract many or clustered cells attributes around points using SAGA GIS?

My question is similar to Extract raster values at points, but perhaps more complex. How to extract the attributes of clustered cells around a point/points? For example, I have many vegetation ...
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Generalize large polygon-file

I have a large polygone file with landuse information (6 classes). Its vectorised from a raster classification so the polygons are all angular. Any of my tries to generalize with v.generalize (sneaks, ...
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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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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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Dissolve overlapping polygons in SAGA

I've got the following (2D!) situation of overlapping polygons: I would like to have the polygon border dissolved such that I have only one polygon left. I thought this was a definitive case for ...
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Stripes in Landsat-image after topographic correction (SAGA)

I got stripes in my topographic corrected Landsat images (see second image below). I used SAGA GIS 2.0.8 at xubuntu 12.04 Image and DEM are in the same projection, tried it with EPSG:32636 and ...
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Performing 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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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 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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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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SAGA-Inverse Distance Weighting in QGIS - How to Set Minimum Number of Points?

I am analyzing a postGIS point dataset in QGIS version 2.8.2, about 200k features total. To calculate weighted average values I am using the Inverse Distance Weighted interpolation technique. However, ...
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How to calculate “water accumulated in each cell” using QGis?

I create channel network and catchment area from a DEM with SAGA GIS. I know that flow is starting from a cell to an other cell. Firstly, a cell is filled with water and then it is starting to flow ...
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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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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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strange output from RSAGA topographic wetness index

I am trying to generate a topographic wetness index raster with the RSAGA package in R. The output I am able to generate does not make sense to me, as it has a large number of NA cells and I wonder if ...
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Altitude Above channel in GRASS 6.4

i'm fairly new to the GIS world and GRASS (come from econometric background), i would like to do some species distribution modeling using R and GRASS. So i started to read the book of Tomislav Hengl ...
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Improve DTM under forested areas without smoothing?

I'm using a DTM retrieved from LiDAR data and I noticed that forested areas are grainy or not defined. The DTM data was retrieved from geostore.com. Here is one example: Is there any 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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Unsupervised classification in QGIS

I was trying to learn unsupervised classification in QGIS 2.6 following the tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI80eENtWSE When trying myself, clicked Run during the process it shows the ...
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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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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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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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How to get SAGA working with QGIS Sextante?

I just created my account on this forum to find an answer to a stupid (?) problem I can't deal with. First, let's precise I just (some months ago) learned on my own what GIS was, and gave it a try ...
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How can I avoid reprojection gaps when merging DEM rasters?

I have two raster DEMs in same resolution I want to bring together. I was using the merge-function in SAGA, GRASS and QGIS but I always get the following result: What do I need? Where could the ...
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Segmentation fault in SAGA GIS

When I try to launch SAGA GIS I get this error: "segmentation fault (core dumped)" How can I solve this problem? I am using Lubuntu 14.04 64-bit.
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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 ...