A viewshed is an area that is visible from a specific location.

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GRASS and r.viewshed

I'm trying to run the r.viewshed command using co-ordinates held in a .csv file I imported using v.in.ascii. It has over 200 rows and I'm looking to run viewsheds from each line, without doing it ...
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Can Viewshed produce area results per point feature?

I want to quantify how much land individual point features can "see" using the Viewshed tool. I can generate a complete/universal raster surface, but not one that itemizes the number of cells visible ...
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Viewshed over Multiple DEM Models Possible?

I finally got the viewshed working correctly over one DEM model. However, I am wondering is it possible to do the viewshed over multiple DEMs? E.g. A Multiple County Viewshed based off one point. ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Viewshed not using Z Value?

I'm currently trying to produce a line-of-sight map of a tower with no results. Every time I run the viewshed tool, the program uses the base Z value of the DEM. I use the DEM Raster for the ...
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Background (sky/terrain) of a viewshed

Is it possible to determine whether a point feature of a particular height would be backed by sky or by terrain? I've done the viewsheed analysis of a wind turbine. Now I would like to make a raster ...
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Generating multiple visibility bearings in ArcGIS as automated procedure?

As a relative newbie to GIS, I'm quite sure there will be a way to do this in GIS (probably most efficiently by writing a python script!) but (to me anyway) this is a fairly complex thing to do and I ...
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r.viewshed - Can't find with Grass toolbox

I'm trying to use r.viewshed and have got Grass installed but can't find it anywhere! under toolbox, I click 'Grass commands (152 geoalgorithms) and have a choice of imagery, raster, vector, etc, ...
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Wind Farm Viewshed/ZTV

I've created an ArcGIS tool using ModelBuilder and Viewshed to create a wind farm ZTV and whilst each raster cell tells me whether there's visibility or not it doesn't tell me what the vertical angle ...
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Calculate Number Of Pixels Visible From Pixel

I am looking for a way in which to take an input DEM and create an output raster whose pixel's value is the count of pixels "visible" from that location. I use ArcGIS with Spatial Analyst, but also ...
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RuntimeError from r.viewshed in graphic modeler

after using r.los in QGIS want to switch to r.viewshed in GRASS GIS 7. i need to do a lot of viewshed analysis form given points of a vectorlayer. if i try to add r.viewshed to the graphic modeler i ...
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Viewshed Analysis ArcGIS 10.2.1 [duplicate]

I'm wondering if anyone can help me out. I'm trying to carry out a viewshed analysis of wind farms and single turbines on a region of the UK. I have the landform data as well as the coordinates of ...
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Wind turbine placement optimization and loss on surrounding house value

I am doing a geostatistical placement optimization study on where would be the optimal placement of a wind turbine in a Danish region. One of the variables taken into account is the cost on the value ...
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GRASS algorithm r.los does not produce raster

After running the r.los algorithm through QGIS 2.0, I'm getting a 'Problem loading output layers' box which gives the following message: Oooops! The following output layers could not be open Output ...
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Can QGIS create a “virtual view” from a given position?

I would like to be able to choose a position on a map (by clicking, or by entering an address, or other means -- please suggest) and have an artificial picture created, like what I would see if I ...
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how create a specific sub-study area in ArcGIS 10.1 - difficulties with classification

My study area is quite large (sometimes spanning across a few grid squares) and when I am running a viewshed analysis or calculating slope or euclidean distance it calculates for the entire region. ...
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Viewshed analysis and coordinate systems ArcGIS 10.1

I am trying to run a viewshed analysis and I've downloaded DEM data from the UK ordnance survey (Landform-panorama). Since the data is in ASCII format I have created a seamless raster mosaic (and used ...
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How to perform Viewshed Analysis in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I am trying to understand viewshed analysis in ArcGIS 10.1. After you add fields such as RADIUS1, AZIMUTH1 to your observer vector attribute table, does it automatically calculate visible/non-visible ...
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How to write script for Line of sight and Viewshed analysis in Global Mapper

I wanted to write script in Global Mapper for Line of Sight and Viewshed analysis. I tried to calculate using Viewshed and Global Mapper Tools but the issue I am facing is that analysis is user ...
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arcGIS observer point analysis: Exceeding maximum allowed points amount not exceeded

I need to make an observer points analysis (3D analyst tool). I have a shapefile of 22 points, so I divided it in 2 layers of 11 each as the maximum points allowed is 16. However, as I launch the ...
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How to perform Visibility Analysis using QGIS? [duplicate]

How can I calculate Visibility using QGIS? I have not found any suitable plugins for QGIS to do this.
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Viewshed calculation using SQL

Can i calculate viewshed in MS-SQL server? Viewshed analysis is Raster operation. I have elevation value vector observation as point vectors. Are there any methods to calculate Viewshed (using ...
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Viewshed results clarification in ArcMap 10.1

I'm running a viewshed analysis is ArcMap 10.1, and I'm concerned about the results that I'm getting which if leading me to believe that my current understanding of viewshed variables may not be ...
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Viewshed / Line of Sight analysis- as a batch process?

I wish to carry out a line of site analysis similar to the subject in here (preferably within QGIS): Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS Scenario: I have two points, A and B. Point A is a ...
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Covisibility with QGIS/GRASS : r.los issue

I try to use r.los for a viewshed calculation. I specify the dem (Aster DEM clipped on a 2km*2km region). I specify x and y coordinates and run the command. Nothing append. I waited for 20 minutes ...
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Problem creating a raster mosaic to run a viewshed analysis

I am using the freely available dtm data from the OS UK website (Land-form panorama and its in the ASCII format). when you download the data from the website, the dtm is found in different subfolders ...
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Problem with conducting a viewshed analysis

I am using the freely available dtm data from the OS UK website (Land-form panorama and its in the ASCII format). when you download the data from the website, the dtm is found in different subfolders ...
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arcGIS - viewshed calculation using a DSM and DEM

I am fairly new at using arcGIS. For work we use it only to create viewshed analysis using DEM - or bare earth terrain. I can create these fine, However i need to create one showing the effects of ...
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How to perform a view shed analysis?

I want to run a viewshed analysis on a site I am interested in. I have the relevant elevation raster (taken from the OS UK, which is in the ASCII format) and a point feature class from the lat/lon ...
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How to Run Viewshed on one feature at time in shapefile?

I have over 100 features in a shapefile and I want to create individual viewsheds for each and then run processes on each of those resulting viewsheds in ArcGIS using Python. Is it possible to write ...
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How to create points around edge of viewshed results?

Is there a tool or module, or multiple tools, in ArcGIS that will allow you to automate the creation of points around the outer edges of a viewshed? What I am trying to do is gather data about the ...
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Propose a new location for Watch Tower using Viewshed Analysis

I want to suggest location for new watch tower in a forest area, but i am confused , on what criteria i can propose a best location. If i am taking DEM , slope and distance from existing tower , ...
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How to find the buildings (polygons) a user can see from a given location (point) and orientation (angle range)?

I would like to retrieve the set of buildings I can see from a given location (point -lat,lng) and orientation (interval of angles) + certainly with a given depth (e.g. 100 meters). Ideally I would ...
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viewshed analysis for observers wearing visors?

I'm starting with a DEM, and looking to identify every point that can be directly "seen" from any point in a particular polygon on an overlaid layer defining an area on that DEM - like any other ...
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Error in viewshed (arcgis)

I have a point data as observer point with field attributes for Spot, offsetA, offsetB, Radius1, Radius2, Vert1, Vert2, Azimuth1 and Azimuth 2. For the raster file- a dsm with elevation data. They ...
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Sum raster data visible from given point, by proportion of view

I am wondering if there is a tool that does the following (preferably in Arc but other options considered). Simple example: what proportion of the view from a given point on the landscape is occupied ...
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Difference between Viewshed and Observer Points?

Can someone explain to me in layman's terms the difference between Viewshed and Observer Points?
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Performing viewshed analysis with ArcGIS Desktop Standard License?

Is there a way to perform a Viewshed Analysis with the Standard license of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? If not, what is the difference (if any) between: Viewshed with (Spatial Analyst)- ...
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Finding which areas camera can view from certain point inside circle of known radius using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to find which areas a camera can view from a certain point inside a given circle (known radius). I tried to use the Viewshed tool Arcmap provides in order to do that. I read here that I ...
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Help installing add-on in GRASS, I get an error message

My Grass gives me this error message, Grass_info_error(4816,1):'make' required. Please install 'make' first. This happens when I attempt to fetch an add-on (r.viewshed). What am I doing wrong? and ...
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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 use Collect Values with Cell Statistics in iterative model in ModelBuilder?

I'm trying to run multiple viewsheds in ArcGIS 10, reclassify these rasters and finally add them together. This is for a wind farm project where we need to repeat multiple viewsheds from various ...
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Using SRTM data, how to get the coordinates of the peaks visible from a location?

Using SRTM data and a coordinate-altitude database of the peaks, I want to get the coordinates of the visible peaks from my location. I want to make an application similar to this. How is this ...
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Viewshed Analysis With GDAL

I am looking to perform a simple (one observer location) viewshed analysis on a standard DEM using GDAL (either python or .NET bindings). I have searched, but haven't found any readily available ...
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SAGA-GIS:Viewshed creation from SHP instead of interactively?

I am using Saga-GIS to calculate a viewshed from a single point. I can do this with the interactive module, (terrain analysis > Lighting > visibility (single point) interactive) but how do I do it ...
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Viewsheds and Observer Points in ArcGIS Spatial analyst

I am trying to understand the viewshed and observer points tool in spatial analyst. I want to show which areas of land can see a wind turbine, or put another way, from where can the wind turbine be ...
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Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS

Is it possible using QGIS or GRASS to perform a Zone of Visual Impact assessment? E.g. where can a 100m high structure be seen at a viewing height of 1.8m within 30km, taking into account elevation ...
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Calculating visible sky percentage?

Can anyone explain, as simply as possible, how to calculate the visible sky percentage? I have done a satellite survey and have worked out the height of buildings and the distance between them. ...