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A raster-based ArcGIS geoprocessing tool that calculates the least-cost path from a source to a destination over a cost surface.

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What could replace the Traversability Index (TRAVERSE) from previous Fragstats versions?

I need to analyse the connectivity of wetlands, I believe that the Traversability Index from Fragstats is the one that best describes my intentions because it considers not only the ecological cost of ...
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Least cost path from visibility

I use ArcGIS 10.1 and I am dealing with viewshed and least cost path analysis. I would like to generate a path on the basis of a cost surface taking into account the viewshed data as indicated in the ...
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Cost back link tool

I am trying to use cost path analysis to create a least cost path from ports around the UK to various offshore locations. To do this I have created a cost raster grid with values of 0 for land and 1 ...
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how to calculate cumulative cost of movement, accounting for wind direction, in R?

I am trying to reproduce the calculation of the duration of sail-powered navigation as described in an academic article (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15230406.2017.1403376), but using R ...
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Calculate path which follows a given grade or grade/slope relation

How is it possible to draw a path, which follows a given grade or a trail grade / slope relation? I know least cost path where I was able to calculate least cost path using the slope and avoid steep ...
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How to assign costs for turns on GRASS vector network analysis?

I would like to get a better understanding of how to assign costs for turns when creating a least-cost path with GRASS network tools, basically because I don't want any line to be used twice for ...
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GRASS GIS r.walk issue

I have been playing around with GRASS GIS to do a simple cost analysis of getting from point A to point B. I have a DEM clipped to the study area, a raster containing the friction costs, as well as ...
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Get distance after path distance allocation

I use ArcGIS 10.1 in Windows XP. I have a two point feature data sets One containing a single point P1 and another containing multiple points Pm. I computed the minimum-distance path from P1 to each ...
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Cost Path tool in script randomly throws error

I have a script tool that is creating a least cost path for sets of points using a Cursor. When applied, the script runs great, except every so often the tool is stopped because there is an error in ...
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ArcMAP path distance function handling of polygon and raster inputs

I am using a path distance function to calculate distances from a set of source cells on a land use raster. Unfortunately, my land use raster and my other inputs have different cell sizes. The land ...
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Plot the Shortest Paths in a Grid without any clash at a point of time

The efficient algorithm needs to be done and proved for the best solution for the given problem: User inputs: (#) Size of the NxN Grid. (N); (#) No. of Paths: Z; (#) Source and Destination ...
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How do I make a path cross the most possible classes in a raster?

I want to create a function and possibly use Arcmap tools to create something similar to Cost Path. Instead of just choosing the LCP, it must cross through the most different integers. Let's say I ...
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Using Path Distance to Calculate Total Accumulated Cost from Source to Destination?

I am looking to calculate the total accumulated cost associated with traveling from a source point to a destination point (please see the included figure below, green dot = source, red dot = ...
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Cost Distance Path ArcPy Code Failure: Error 000865

I am attempting to run a cost distance analysis where my list of source points (roughly 100 points) corresponds to the same number of destination points. Instead of running the cost distance analysis ...
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Tobler's Hiking Function

I am trying to use the tobler's hiking function to estimate the distance/time from an origin to destination points. The contour interval is 500 but I do not know how to interpret the results. Does it ...
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How to create least-cost path with PyQGIS that penalizes sharp edges and uses each line only once?

I would like to connect user-selected nodes via a line layer, in which each segment has a certain cost value. The lines should be connected via the least-cost path. So far, I am using the module ...
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Qgis Least Cost Path with certain threshold

I have DEM data on which I have performed Slope Analysis and extracted contours from it as well. After slope analysis the contours with slope greater than 450 have been transformed into polygons (...
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Averaging accumulated cost surfaces/shortest paths [r] [gdistance]

I'm trying to find a way to be able to average two accumulated cost surfaces so I can find the optimal route from both A to B and B to A. Although the difference is cost surface is due to the travel ...
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Least Cost Path point & polygon QGIS

I am trying to calculate the least cost path between a point and a polygon using the tool "least cost path" from SAGA. This tool works fine with the exception that it calculates the least cost path ...
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Unit of costmap created by r.walk

I created a cost map from an elevation map an a (degree) slope map using r.walk (version released on 2015-03-12) in QGIS 2.14.3. According to the documentation the resulting map should display the ...
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Ensuring that a path goes downhill

GIS student hoping for a bit of wisdom on the Path Distance tool. I am doing a ski slope analysis, trying to find runs using cost grids (that incorporate slope, aspect, avalanche risk, etc.) While I ...
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Minimum cost path on the whole globe?

I am trying to generate the maritime distance between seaports across the world. I am using the cost distance and cost path tool from ArcGIS to extract the shipping lanes from a raster file which ...
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Working with varied slope impacts for a cost surface

I'm working in ArcMap and trying to create a Cost surface for movement through a terrain. I have values (speed in km/hr) for each surface type (tarmac, grass, forest etc). The problem is moving into ...
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Least cost path analysis : a lot of sources and destinations

I'm working on a 15*10 km area, splatted in a 50*50 m cell grid. I want to compute the time needed to travel from a single starting point to each cell centroid, combining driving and walking time. I ...
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Capping the amount of a certain cost per route with Network Analyst

With the Network Analyst extension in ArcGIS 10.2, is there a way to set the maximum amount of a certain cost that a route must not exceed? For example, can I require routes to be below a certain ...
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CostPath gives error for specific points?

I am using the tool CostPath. As an input feature destination data I've entered several points (no specific value, just distributed geographically), and as the cost distance raster I've entered the ...
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Implement a least cost path in a graph

I am trying to produce a routing functionality in a web-GIS that, given a start and an end point, will retrieve the least cost path taking into account points along edges representing major costs, ...
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Python Script Producing Empty Cost Path Rasters

I'm trying to run a script that will create cost paths for a large number of randomly generated points then assign the cost to those points. But my script is beginning to create cost path rasters ...
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Which layer for least cost analysis?

I'm new to least cost analysis. I have a DEM-layer of a region and I want to know what's the least cost path from a to b. Do I have to use the DEM layer to calculate that? I also have a hillshade ...
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Least Cost Path in QGIS: Plugin or SAGA or GRASS?

I downloaded a SRTM file and followed this tutorial and now I have a hillshade layer and a color layer. It looks like this. I want to calculate the least cost path between p1 and p2. But I'm not ...
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Least cost path creating unwanted straight lines

I’m very much a beginner with GIS and I’m stuck creating a least cost path. Basically, I’m trying to highlight which river valleys would most likely be flooded in the event of a volcanic eruption ...
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How to add additional weight to shortest path?

I am calculating shortest bath between two points. I need to add an additional feature eg. air toxicity in my calculation, so that the shortest path calculated takes into account the air toxicity and ...
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How to calculate / determine travel *time* within a cost-distance model?

Here's my problem: I have a network of trails between locations scattered across the eastern US (think hiking trails, on foot, not vehicular travel). I would like to calculate on-foot travel time (...
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How to join the Least Cost Path with Optimal Destination?

I have the following problem which can be solved in 2 stages: The first stage is to calculate the least cost path for transporting the produce from a pixel on the field to the edge of the road, for ...
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Running Cost Paths with Overlapping Points?

I am running cost paths on a data set with 60k points which represent farms. About a third of these points have the exact same coordinate (points can often represent village centers where the farm ...
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Cost distance tool to figure out shortest distance over water between 2 points

I have multiple points in a bay and I need to figure out the distance of each point to the nearest inlet, without going over land. I have been told to use the Cost Path or the Cost Distance tool but ...
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Slope rasters - different results from different tools

I'm calculating Least Cost Path (LCP) within QGIS 2.18. The first step is to produce the slope raster from the DEM. Using r.slope in GRASS produces excellent results where I can go on and finally ...
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Performing COST PATH in ArcMap?

I have a tiff raster dataset serving as cost raster, created a start point and destination point serving as feature source data for performing COST PATH in ArcMap 10.4. Since the tiff raster layer ...
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More than one iteration least cost paths from everywhere to everywhere in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a project with a colleague and we are looking for a way to automate the whole process of generating least cost paths from everywhere to everywhere in ArcGIS' ModelBuilder. We have a ...
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Euclidean Distance with Weighted Values

I am currently dealing with a dataset which consists of about 2700 points stochastically placed in a study area of about 650,000 sqKm. I am trying to create a distance raster for these points, which I ...
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Understanding results of Toblers Cost Path in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

I'm using ESRI's Path Distance Analysis based on Toblers hiking function to estimate the walking time from an archaeological site to establish it's context. Each color represents an hour of walking ...