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How to calculate average slope in a grid?

This is actually a two part question: Which methods are there to calculate average slope by unit (say km²) for a given area? Are there any special requirements on the data - like additional ...
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qgis2 slope analysis from NED data gives crazy histogram

I'm attempting a simple slope analysis in QGIS2 using the plugin at Raster -> Terrain Analysis -> Slope. The slope output layer has a very strange histogram, basically spikes at 0 and at 89.9098 with ...
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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 calculate polygon area considering slopes?

I am looking for an accurate algorithm or a service to calculate surface area on earth where points are calculated on the basis of GPS Coordinates. I am using Google Map Api version 3 and are drawing ...
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Calculate average stream slope at each location along stream

I'm trying to calculate the time of concentration for every point along a stream network. To calculate the time of concentration, I need the upstream channel length and channel slope. I've been able ...
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Calculating average slope along line using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a slope layer and I want to calculate the average slope along a line. This line isn't necessarily straight (e.g its a route, I would like to be able to input geographic coordinates along that ...
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Calculating slope in percentage with QGIS

I'm working with QGIS, v. 2.0.1. I have several soil types. They are (amongst others) described with slope indications. I already calculated the slope from the DTM in degrees, but as description of ...
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Toblers's Hiking Equation and Slope Dilemma

I'm trying to use Toblers's Hiking equation to determine economical backgrounds of some hillforts. The equation is anisotropic which means that the speed of movement that it calculates differs whether ...
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Identifying south facing mountain land, above an elevation, within a slope range, less than fixed distance from major roadways

This odd question comes from believing that such an analysis is plausible in a GIS system. Only, I don't how to accomplish the various discrete steps implied from the Title, nor where to get a topo ...
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Calculate Slope of Street Segments

Using a DEM, I need to assign slope to individual segments in a street centerline feature class. It will be used to account for increased travel time for steep slopes in a network analysis. I am ...
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How to compute average slope and area-weighted average slope?

I am learning GIS for use in hydrologic analysis. Related to computation of overland flow there are two types of slope that I would like to be able to obtain from GIS. The first is average slope for ...
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Calculating Mean Upslope slope, curvature, etc

I'm trying to generate rasters whose values summarize the mean value of a given parameter (slope, curvature, etc.) of the upslope terrain. I feel like this should be doable using only a flow ...
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Determine start/end points for line slope calculation [duplicate]

This is a follow up question based off of this question. I have a line feature class representing storm drains and a point feature class representing where storm drains are connected. The point ...
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Issues creating slope raster layer from a point layer

I'm trying to create a slope raster layer using QGIS 2.0 on Windows XP. I started with a points layer with the Z elevation attribute. I then used the interpolation plugin to create a DEM. But, ...
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Querying slope data using raster calculator: why are all results true?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2. From a DEM, I have created a new raster showing slope using the slope tool. The color scheme was automatically classified into 9 tiers. What I want to do is query this raster ...
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Compute global DEM topographic indices and compromise projections

I would like to compute global topographic indices based on SRTM elevation data. These indices are computed along river/channel networks extracted from a DEM and are a functions of both local slope ...
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What is the “best” way to automate the GIS slope and aspect algorithm?

I am currently obtaining slope and aspect of roofs using ArcGIS as follows: Mosaic several Lidar .asc files to new raster Extract by mask using Mastermap building outlines to get hold of just the ...
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Calculate Slope Between Pixels Through Time: A Time Series Trend Analysis

I have a 9 year weekly time series (~500 raster grids of equal cell size and extent). I'm interested in obtaining the regression line slope between pixels (Imagine stacking all 500 grids on top of ...
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Can I create a TIN from contours lines (shp) in QGIS?

I need to do a slope analysis, and would like to make a TIN from 2m contours lines. Or do a slope analysis directly from contours? The only DEM available is not precise enough. I do not have any ...
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Calculate slope of line based off of point layer

I have a line feature class that needs to have its slope included as a field. I have a point layer that contains points and their elevations for the start and end of the line segments. How can I ...
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Range of values in slope and aspect changes when I try to unproject my projected rasters

I use the SRTM DEM and I have used the "Project Rater" tool in ArcGIS10.2 in order to project it from GCS_WGS_84 to a certain UTM zone in WGS84. With my projected elevation raster, I have calculated ...
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Problem in running r.slope.aspect in GRASS

I am new to GRASS GIS, and have been trying to use the r.slope.aspect function to find out the slope, dx and dy rater map from an elevation map(512*512)[1]. But I am getting the following output: ...