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Is it possible to create a raster with QGIS in which the raster cell value is assigned by summing the number of vector points that are within a certain radial distance of the cell?

After much web searching, I can't seem to find it if it exists.

As far as I can tell, ArcGIS has this exact function (correct me if I'm wrong- I've never used it) in its Neighborhood Toolset called "Point Statistics."

Its help will probably explain it far better than I can:

  • I am coding a plugin for the processing toolbox right now which among others includes a functions to do exactly what you want. Just wait a few more days/weeks ;) – Curlew Oct 1 '13 at 23:37
  • Thanks Curlew- I just edited my question to be much simpler, and I think I was making the edits as you responded. I'm looking forward to seeing your plugin- how will one access it once you're finished? – QGIS NOOB Oct 2 '13 at 5:00
  • It will be a normal qgis plugin. In the meantime try to look for another way such as "rasterize points -> calculate neighborhood sums with r.neighbors and sum". Search for it. – Curlew Oct 2 '13 at 7:43

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