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### Trying to use the Least Cost Path plug in in QGIS

I am trying to calculate the least cost path among one central point (start point layer) and another layer made of several points, representing other sites (end-point(s) layers). I am using the Least ...
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### Least Cost Path: interpretation of results

I am using QGIS 3.10.2-A Coruña and its built-in Python Console. I am currently trying to compute least cost paths between combinations of 2 points given a road network layer. For this I am using ...
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### Calculate traveltime from a Least-Cost Path route

I'm working in least-cost paths. I used r.walk to create cost maps. I used SAGA least-cost path routine to create routes from several points to the cost-map center. Now I need to calculate the travel ...
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### How to iterate “Cost Path as Polyline” tool using ArcPy?

I have an optimization GIS problem to be solved. I want to use genetic algorithm to solve it in Python so I have to iterate my script many times. Recently i have realized that "Cost Path as Polyline" ...
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### Restricting the turn angles in least cost path in QGIS

I have calculated the optimum path between two points based on a DEM file; My raster cost is based on elevation and the least elevation is regarded as optimum. The output has some zigzag pattern which ...
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### Calculating true distance of cost distance raster using ArcMap

I have calculated cost distance using a raster unrelated to path distance (a heat index) but would like to also measure the true path distance of those 'routes.' Is there a way to calculate such? If I ...
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### Multiple least cost paths - automated labeling of the calculated paths with formula starting-point_destination-point?

I am using r.cost and r.drain to calculate a least cost path, using a single friction layer (slope), in a set of points, from each single point to the other. I would like to use the same approach on a ...
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### Least cost path: single source point, multiple target points

I have a single source point in EPSG:3857, and a set of points, also in EPSG:3857. I calculated a slope layer from SRTM (in EPSG:3857) in the extent of the complete set of points. I would like to use ...
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### Error with Least Cost Path plugin

I receive the following error when attempting to find a least cost pathway in a very large dem file (42GB). is this because the file is simply too large? If so, does anyone know the constraints for ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### least cost path between multiple points: obtain a travelling time matrix based on cost raster

I'm new to GIS and would like to obtain a matrix with travelling times between multiple facilities. I already have a friction surface with travel times. The plugin Least Cost Path seems to be very ...
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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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### Finding Least Cost Corridor in QGIS? [duplicate]

Does the ArcGIS Pro feature "least cost corridor" have an equivalent module or workflow in QGIS? http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/tool-reference/spatial-analyst/creating-a-least-cost-corridor.htm
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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 ...