I am very new to using GIS, and I am trying to do a viewshed analysis in QGIS 2.16.1. I have tried two different methods, one using the plugin for Viewshed analysis and the other using the GRASS (r.viewshed) method
The steps I am following is:
- Select new project Open raster (Ascii format for South Africa)
Change the projection to EPSG 32734 (WGS 84 / UTM zone 34S) by clicking on the CRS button at the bottom right (OTF enabled)
Then I reproject the image. I'm not sure if this is necessary as well after I've changed the projection in the previous step, but I figured a double reprojection won't harm if the two processes are exactly the same.
- Drop pin where observer is. I do this using the plugin Pin Point
- Select Viewshed, fill in details (range 2000, binary viewshed) and click ok
- ERROR: MemoryError
Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Users/Andre/.qgis2/python/plugins\ViewshedAnalysis\viewshedanalysis.py", line 197, in run Algo) File "C:/Users/Andre/.qgis2/python/plugins\ViewshedAnalysis\doViewshed.py", line 409, in Viewshed mx_vis = numpy.zeros((full_window_size, full_window_size)) MemoryError
From many other comments and posts here it seems like the memory issue can be related to projections, but I've tried just about every combination and have still not been able to get it to work. While I see there are similar problems posted (with less details), I still have not been able to find a solution. Is there a way to check the projections on all your layers (I only have 2), and are they all managed separately?