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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the difference between Viewshed and Observer Points?

Can someone explain to me in layman's terms the difference between Viewshed and Observer Points? Thanks.
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Viewshed analysis problem Arcgis 10

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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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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Can I perform a viewshed analysis with ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 - Standard License?

Is there a way to perform a Viewshed Analysis with the Standard license? If not, what is the difference (if any) between: Viewshed with (Spatial Analyst)- ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 issue what i facing that analysis is user specific ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Complex Viewshed Analysis

I've noticed that by using Mapinfo vertical mapper complex view shed analyses can be performed which will basically "grade" the viewshed output to show how visible a target is depending upon it's ...
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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 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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Methods to calculate Viewshed analysis

Does anyone know an algorithm to calculate Viewshed analysis? I calculated them in ArcGIS, MapInfo and SAGA GIS. I wish to calculate Viewshed analysis using algorithm or methods which I can use in ...
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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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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 ...