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A density map depicts a number of objects per unit area.

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Interpretation of ArcGIS Kernel Density legend parameters

In ArcMap 9.3 I've used Kernel Density to map various incidents, but the resulting shapefile doesn't display any units of measurement. Is there a good, not-to-technical source that would explain in ...
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How to interpret GRASS v.kernel results?

GRASS manual reads: v.kernel - Generates a raster density map from vector points data using a moving 2D isotropic Gaussian kernel ... Ok, but how do I interpret the results? I understand that v....
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How do you use GRASS's v.kernel?

I am flummoxed on how to use GRASS's v.kernel. I have a vector layer of around 2.5 million points. I want to make a heat map using v.kernel to show concentrations, since I have variable instances ...
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Identifying true curves/arcs in ArcMap?

The only good way of creating circles in ArcMap is using true arc, (compound curves) but I need to convert those to vertex (densifying) because of a compatibility problem. I need info for geodatabase ...
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After turning census block data into a raster, how do I redistribute the density to reflect land cover types

I plan on rasterizing (terminology?) census block data relating to density to a regular 30 m by 30 m grid for use with NLCD data. I then hope to distribute the density of the original census block ...
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Creating Dot Density Maps in QGIS?

Is there a 'friendly' way to create dot-density maps, where a polygon attribute data defines the number of dots (e.g. 1 dot = 100 ) using QGIS 1.7+? I say friendly because after a couple of hours ...
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Creating heat map or density map from stacked polygons in ArcMap?

I have a polygon shape file that has many overlapping features. Each feature represents an area used by polar bears. So some of the polygons overlap and some don't, and there are separate clusters of ...
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Doing heatmap from line data in QGIS?

I want to perform a line density analysis for my line data, based on an attribute. The heatmap option (kernel density analysis) seems to be only possible for point data. I have tried to convert my ...
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Spatial statistics tools : clustering analysis on raster data

I've an apparently simple problem, but i can't find a clear methodology to use. I'm tasked to delimit "urban areas" by vector convex polygons, using the Gridded Population of the World dataset from ...
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Determine density or cover from a raster layer that has been clipped by a polygon

I am a very new GIS user using ArcMap 10. I have a raster layer of tree canopy that I have clipped so that the layer is in a polygon that is a circle with a 2km radius. I have done this for four ...
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Calculating Line Density in QGIS?

I have a map of fracture distributions over an area and I would like to calculate the density distribution of fractures that intersect a moving window with a specified radius. Is there a way to ...
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How to Calculate Utilization Distribution Overlap Index (UDOI) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I was wondering if any of you happen to have any information on how to calculate the Utilization Distribution Overlap Index (UDOI) in ArcGIS 10? If I understand it correctly the UDOI takes two kernel ...
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How do I compute v.kernel maps in less than 16 hours?

I am using the GRASS GIS 6.4.2 bundled with QGIS 1.8.0, using a PostGIS dataset exported via v.in.org.qgis from QGIS, to create kernel density maps. The layer has 738,288 points. My problem is the ...
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Heat map / Density map from dynamic points table in MapServer (GeoServer)?

How can I create a heat map (some would call a density map) from a points layer in MapServer (or GeoServer)? (preferably able to choose Interpolation method, NN, IDW, etc and color map with a ...
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How to do Kernel density analysis in QGIS 1.7?

Do someone have some suggestion? We would like to tray Kernel Density analysis as we did with ArcGis using QGIS?
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Uncertainty of a line between two coordinates with uncertainties in QGIS

I am trying to plot the uncertainty of a line between two coordinates with uncertainties. I have created polygons around 2 coordinates to represent the uncertainty region around each point. I then ...
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Finding outlier point in set of points, by distance, using QGIS?

I need to identify and eliminate the outlier points in a set of points, as depicted below. It seems a simple task, but I cannot find the answer anywhere. I suspect that the proper way to go is ...
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Calculating density map of cycleways using fishnet in ArcGIS Desktop?

How can I calculate density map of cycleways (line feature) which refers to net grid in ArcGIS? Result by using function Line Density in ArcGIS for me is not satisyfing. I created reference grid net ...
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Kernel Density Estimation Weighting Factor

I dont understand where is this weighting factor coming from, does it need to be in the quakeLyr in the attribute table named with "mag" or? ##Now, we can run the kernel density estimation algorithm ...