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### Cartographic Depth-To-Water method using Cost/Path Distance

I'm having trouble understanding the method for creating a cartographic depth to water index and seek some guidance. I'm using ArcGIS Pro 2.3, but equally happy with ArcMap desktop. The method is ...
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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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### Calculating accumulated walking pace from starting location outwards using R?

Goal In R, I would like to calculate an accumulated cost surface around a starting location, with the cost representing the time (say, hours) to walk from the location outwards in all directions (say,...
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### Cost raster/friction map and data extraction

I am in an early stage of least cost paths analysis of a wide area. One part of the operation includes simulation of movement across the grid of previously agreed size of cells and extent of the grid (...
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### QGIS r.walk.points Movement Directions raster exeeds input raster

I am very new to GIS, so excuse my potentially poor terminology. I am trying to create a cost surface in qgis. I have an raster with elevation data. Based on that I created a slope with the DEM ...
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### Making Cost Surface Distance map?

Projection is in NAD 83- units of measure in meters. I have major roads NC vector data overlaid on Forsyth county in North Carolina. I would like to create a cost surface distance map using this ...
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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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### How can I estimate a Least Cost Path in Google Earth Engine?

I'm using Google Earth Engine to estimate walking time based on slope, using the Google tutorial and this example based on a DEM. My code actually runs, but I don't know what units the output raster ...
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### Understanding the values from transition layers produced by the R package `gdistance`

Background and Aim I would like to create a cumulative raster representing walking time across a surface. For my purposes, the cost to be accumulated has to be the walking time as influenced by ...
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### Tobler's hiking function: resulting walking speed in KmH or m/s?

I was reading some literature dealing with least-cost path calculation and accumulate cost-surface generation using the Tobler's hiking function. I was reading this literature since I am trying to ...
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### Integrating use of surface distance when calculating cumulative cost-surface based on walking pace?

Disclaimer This question is somewhat related to a number of earlier questions of mine: Accumulated cost surface (Tobler's hiking function) ignoring slope using R gdistance?; Calculating ...
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### Assure the continuation of rivers (raster dataset)

I am creating a cost surface raster for identifying least cost paths for road constructions. One of the factors influencing the cost is water cover. I am using Landsat based Global Surface Water ...