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

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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Highest resolution Digital Elevation Model for the UK?

I need the most precise and highest resolution free digital elevation model for the UK. Would OS terrain 50 or ASTER GDEM be more suitable for view shed analysis?
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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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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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Calculating the visibility of an observer walking a line transect

I was wondering if anyone can help. I'm want to calculate the visibility for an observer doing a bird survey by walking 1km transects broken up into 200m sections. I want to calculate the visibility ...
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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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ArcGIS Viewshed keeps crashing

I've been trying to run a viewshed analysis in ArcGIS 10.1 and everytime I've tried running it, it crashes the whole program, with no error. See the image below. I've made sure it has OFFSETA field ...
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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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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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Incomplete Visibility Product [closed]

I am running ArcMap 10.2 and have been trying to complete a fairly large viewshed analysis and have chosen to use the visibility tool in order to be able to produce an optional above-ground-level ...
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OpenWind Zone of Visual Impact transparent pixels?

How do you make pixels which are not visible from a point be made transparent and the pixels which are visible opaque so that I can overlay the raster over a map to see clearly where you can and ...
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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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ArcGIS Viewshed without Observer Points

I want to create a viewshed around a LineFeature. The problem is, I have no observer points. I would like to create them with a gap of 10m around the line feature. The LineFeature should be 1m over ...
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Problem creating viewshed raster in QGis - output black

I am trying to do a viewshed analysis in QGis using the viewshed analysis plugin in QGis repository (https://hub.qgis.org/projects/viewshed/). I had as base elevation contours in shp format with ...
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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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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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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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Site viewshed with DSM: removing “false” visibility readings from trees and buildings

I've been working on modeling a proposed building and running a visibility analysis to determine from what areas the building could potentially be seen using ArcGIS Desktop with 3D Analyst. Using a ...
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Viewshed Analysis - use DSM or DTM?

I need to run a Viewshed analysis (ESRI 10.2 spatial analyst tool) to answer this: what areas will be able to see a proposed 30m high structure. I have the choice of a DSM or a DTM to use as the ...
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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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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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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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Wind Farm Viewshed Analysis

I am new to GIS and I want to run several view shed analysis operations for wind turbines located in the North of England I have installed QGIS and have the GRASS r.los plug in installed for line of ...
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Error memory on Viewshed Analysis plugin QGIS [duplicate]

My question is exactly the same as TTome! (Viewshed analysis plugin on QGIS keeps resulting in errors) "I've been trying to test the Viewshed analysis plugin on QGIS 2.10, but it keeps giving back ...
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Performing viewshed analysis with Dutch AHN files in QGIS?

i downloaded the new (dutch hight data) AHN files, and was trying to perform a viewshed analysis at some point near UTRECHT. The plugin (grass plugin) works ok, i tried it before with a dem map. ...
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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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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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Line of Sight and Viewshed Discrepancy

I am having a problem with the line of sight tool and viewsheds on ArcGIS 10.1. This is for a viewshed analysis of pillboxes and defences in a particular area in Malta. I am using a DTM with a 1m ...
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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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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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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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Viewshed Analysis for bridge polyline observer feature

I am using the Viewshed tool in ArcGIS 10.2 to determine the cells from a DEM that are visible from a highway corridor that has a bridge crossing a river (my observation feature). My question is in ...
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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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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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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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Automated Viewshed in QGIS

I want to create a workflow with a QGIS script where I need a viewshed tool. There is a really cool viewshed plugin. Unfortunately I am not able to access it in the QGIS console. I also found out that ...
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Viewshed for each pixel in raster?

please can you help me with writing script for viewshed that evaluate a count of visible cells from every pixel? Or is there any plugin that can do it?
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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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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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In qgis2threejs html output select deselect the layers not working

I used qgis2threejs to output 3d model with a dem and another viewshed output. I want to tick untick the layers for displaying and not displaying the layer.But the select unselect option in right ...
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How do I get the distances to every cell in GRASS?

I have an elevation raster map, a point, a raster map defining the viewshed from that point, and now I want to produce another raster map with the results of a function of the distance between the ...
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How to use OFFSETB in viewshed analysis of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am confused by the description of OFFSETB in wiewshed analysis (ArcGIS 10.1). The help documentation says: The OFFSETB item indicates a vertical distance in surface units to be added to the ...
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QGIS GRASS Missing Dependancy

I want to perform a view shed analysis in QGIS using GRASS 7 r.viewshed. When I double click on r.viewshed in GRASS GIS 7 commands in the processing toolbox of QGIS I get the following message: ...
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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. ...