in this context visibility is intended to mean whether a real world object is visible from a point or location on a map. It is not intended to mean whether a map layer is visible when another map object is drawn on top of it.

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Calculate visibility with polygonal visual barriers

I have the raster file for my digitial elevation model as well as a polygon shapefile with polygons representing different kinds of environments (forest, field, meadow, etc), and wouldlike to ...
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How can I publish a layer with default visibility true/false in geoserver?

I have published layers on geoserver but a few layer- I want to publish as default visibility = True just like below (ArcGIS server has this property). right now most of my layers are coming with ...
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ArcGIS Online layer visibility range

I am trying to change the visibility range for several layers on an ArcGIS web map - should be simple right?? This could be a case of my misunderstanding on how to use a tool or it could be a case ...
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Why might a newly created vector layer not appear on canvas?

I have just created a new vector layer (line features); used same CRS as all other layers; added new field to attribute table; and saved the new layer as new_garden_cable.shp. I then digitised one ...
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How to control layer visibility in the Map Composer Overview map? [duplicate]

I wonder if it is possible to choose which layers would be visible in the Overview Map loaded in the Map Composer. Note that this is already possible for the Overview Panel in the QGIS Desktop: for ...
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Viewshed analysis without observer point?

I want to find the most visible point within an area.. I don't have an observer point, I want to find it. based on the highest points, I've created scenarios and compare.. However there might be an ...
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How to determine Grass (i.atcorr) tool control file's “visibility for the aerosol model [km]” value

In Grass, the Atmospheric Correction tool (i.atcorr) reference do not provide information with regards to the parameter "visibility for the aerosol model [km]"stated in the control file.I have ...
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How to determine Visibility Map for Atmospheric Correction

As per Grass wiki: https://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Atmospheric_correction the atmospheric correction could be done using a visibility raster in conjunction with an elevation raster. With regards to ...
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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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Code implementations for Isovist, visibility [not build in tools in ArcGIS]

I'm looking for things similar to this: http://www.visilibity.org/ This is Open Source C++ library for Isovist & visibility computations. Similar code exist for example inside ArcGis and other ...
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Visible altitude across a raster from a point

I have a raster surface model and I'm trying to determine the height an object would need to be at to be visible from an arbitrary point at an arbitrary altitude. I am currently using Grass and have ...
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Viewshed 2. Understanding of VAT and observer-region relationship table

I am having a hard time using new Viewshed 2. I am trying to join values from result raster with observer-region relationship table (ORRT) using Value from raster and Region from ORRT. I couldn't ...
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Vector layer visibility using min/maxResolution is not working in Openlayers 2

I am using OpenLayers 2 and Geoserver. I have a few WFS layers and an OpenStreetMap as a Baselayer. I want to change the vector layers' visibility at certain zoom levels, by using min/maxScale or ...
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Grids stay visible in QGIS Composer Legend when turned off in project

I am using QGIS 2.8 to create a template for a dataset library. Lots of layers - vector and grids. The grids stay visible in the legend even when turned off in the map. I am using the "Filter Legend ...
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Checking layers with scale based visibility for visibility in QGIS

I am writing a Python method which I want the mouse click event to connect to. The method selects objects from layers that satisfy certain conditions. I want to select from any visible layer, that has ...
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Visibility analyses of two objects with ArcMap?

I'm struggling with a visibility analyses task in ArcMap. I have two objects: a spire and a WTG (wind turbine generator). Both are point features. The object's heights are deposited in the attributes ...
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PosGIS: Longest line connecting point to line

I have a point and around it lines and polygons in the rule of obstacles. I want to connect the point to each of the lines, with a line, such that this connecting line is not intersect any obstacle ...
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ArcGIS Layer Visibility Shortcuts or Tools

I am wondering if there are ways in which we can enable the layer visibility when holding a key and turn the layer off when releasing the key (in ArcMap). Something like in some online games you can ...
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PostGIS: Compute isovist

I'm using PostGIS with OSM table of buildings. How can I compute isovist from single location point while only the buildings (represnted as geom's) are the obstacles. Thanks,
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What's the relationship between visibility and reflectance?

I'm having a problem with the atmospheric correction of remote sensing images. Until now I believed that increasing the visibility (or decreasing AOD) resulted in an increase in reflectance but now ...
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Vertical section of viewshed

How can someone make this vertical section of a viewshed analysis (e.g. in ArcMap)?
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Extracting Table data from Raster created by iterated visibility test

I would like to run a visibility test using the observer function on each of 500 random points in a region, and end up, ultimately with a table showing the visible area results (count cell for each ...
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Is there a way to hide certain values in a layer on ArcPad 10.0?

My organization uses Arcpad 10 on a trimble nomad. We have many data points in an environmental survey layer, but I would like to only display points from the last two years on Arcpad to help add ...
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toggle visibility of a Layer in Openlayers 3(!) with a Checkbox

I have some vector layers on top of a tiled layer and a checkbox for each vector layer. I want a layer to be visible if it's checkbox is checked and vanish if it gets unchecked. I tried to call a ...
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How can I manipulate the number of points visible according to scale?

I've gotten trillions of points extracted from a DEM and they are to be labelled. It's fine at scales such as 1:500 but it gets too cluttered especially if I need to make maps of this with scales up ...
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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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ArcGIS Viewshed's show no visibility to south east

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2.2. I've been running some viewsheds using DTM files from EDINA Digimap and data that I've imported using .csv files. These files only contain the X Y details and a code for each ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Problem in multiple dataframe visibility in arcgis 10

I have added four dataframes on singe canvas. Within Arc environment everything works perfectly but when I export the map to .eps or .pdf or .jpeg two of them are working properly while the other two ...
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What's the best way to run a visibility analysis in PostGIS 2?

I am looking for the best way to run a visibility analysis in PostGis 2, i.e. given 2 points and obstacle polygons, are these 2 points visible from each other ? I did not find anything relevant for ...
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Layer visibility using maxscale minscale not working

I'm using Openlayer and Geoserver. I have a series of layers that have a scale parameter like: 1:50000-1:25000 where 50000 is the max scale while 25000 is the minscale. I have a map like in this ...
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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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How to calculate visible sky percentage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to calculate the visible sky percentage i have done a sattelite survey and have worked out the height of buildings and the distance between them how do i use that ...
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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. ...