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Measuring data values at specific, discrete locations.

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Using fishnet grid to randomly sample single point for each cell? [on hold]

I have point features which are clustered and I wish to randomly sample one point per 1km cell. I created a 1km res fishnet grid. How can I extract a subset of my original set of points so that ...
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Extract row & column numbers of a raster at points in QGIS

Is there a tool in QGIS that will extract the row and column numbers of a raster at a set of points? All I have been able to find is the following: Raster Analysis > Sample raster values (Plugin) ...
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Extracting surface reflectance values of stratified sampled points in Google Earth Engine

I created 400 stratified sampling points (100 for each of the four classes) using this script: https://code.earthengine.google.com/cbba16d87066b45e61e7d2f7e06bd5c5. Then I exported the result as an ...
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Export pixel neighborhood in Google Earth Engine

I have some points and know how to extract the Landsat data at these points and build and export a training dataset to feed an external classifier. But how can I efficiently and automatically build a ...
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Understanding spsample in R?

I have read the documentation for this but still unsure of what the function spsample does. The documentation is here: https://www.rdocumentation.org/packages/sp/versions/1.3-1/topics/spsample I ...
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Creating equidistant sampling points in polygon in QGIS 3.6.0?

I have figured out how to add random points inside polygon boundaries. Although this works well, nevertheless I need a few different things to happen for my application. What I would like to do is ...
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Sampling land cover map using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a little bit of a sampling problem in ArcGIS Desktop. I have a classified map with 7 Landcover classes, and this classes are as follows with their percentage: Forest=20.9%, agriculture=6.3%, ...
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Point Sampling Tool pyQGIS

I have several raster files (raster_1, raster_2, [...], raster_n) and a point shapefile. The point shapefile (point.shp) was created using "generatepointspixelcentroidsinsidepolygons" so my points are ...
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How to sample points from temporal layerstacking image including null or masked value in Google Earth Engine?

I'd like to sample points from temporal Sentinel-2 images covering a state, about 13 month's mosaic image were stacked into a new image. When I sampled points on the image, I got nothing. I think ...
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How can I sample points from images mosaic in Google Earth Engine

Rodrigo E. Principe did a great job for Mosaicking a Image Collection by Date (day) in Google Earth Engine (https://code.earthengine.google.com/20ad3c83a17ca27b28640fb922819208) based the code, I ...
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Automating point feature class placement inside polygons using specific parameters?

I am trying to generate a point feature class of possible plot centers for a research project. The plot centers will be inside of defined forest stand polygons which are aggregated in various ways ...
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QGIS spatial sampling tool for existing points within a polygon ensuring even spread

I would like to spatially sample 10 existing points from within a polygon. I have read the answers from "QGIS point sampling tool really slow for polygons?"; "points within a polygon" as well as "How ...
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Google Earth Engine - how to set masked pixels to 'noData'

Lets say I have a region of mangrove forests (from a classified Landsat image) and I mask out all non mangrove pixels. I view this as a layer on the map and it shows the mangrove forests on the map ...
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What's the difference between sample, sampleRegions, and stratifiedSample in Google Earth Engine?

According to the documentation of GEE, ee.Image.sample() samples the pixels of an image and returns them as a FeatureCollection, in which each feature has 1 property per band in the input image. You ...
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Stratified random point sampling in Python

I have a very basic knowledge in Python and arcpy. I want to create a stratified random sampling point on a continuous polygon. So far, I have dissolved the polygon (according to categories) and ...
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Random Point generator - same every iteration? (ArcGIS 10.3.1)

I am generating random points to sample within a stratum. Data Management Tools > Feature Class > Generate Random Points This works just fine, except that I noticed the points I generated for ...
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Randomly sample from geopandas dataframe in python

I am reading a shapefile as geopandas dataframe and them using pandas subset method to select a region. geodata = gpd.read_file(bayshp) geodata.dtypes geodata.head(10) OBJECTID FIPSSTCO ...
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QGIS 3.2 - Point Sampling Tool error

I am using "Point Sampling Tool" in QGIS 3.2 to obtain values from a raster file to a point layer. After selecting the layer with the points, the values to get values from, and defining the Output ...
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How much do leaves on/off affect the number of LiDAR ground returns?

We would like to collect a generic purpose topographic LiDAR dataset over a large region in Belgium. Our minimum requirement is to achieve at least 1 point/m² on the ground. Ideally, we would like to ...
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Sample points based on multiple conditions

Can anyone suggest a QGIS/R approach to sample from a polygon n points that satisfy some conditions depending on underlying raster layers values? E.g. I have a country polygon and I would like to ...
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Applying mask to Kriging shape in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to apply an mask to a Kriging image for after apply a Density Sampling Network, but unfortunately I'm not getting good results. I tried to apply on mask on Density Sampling Network and is ...
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Create random sampling point in each grid's cell

I would like to know how to create an X number of random points in each grid cell. I'm using data from a DEM layer, which contains information about elevation. I used this information to obtain slope ...
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Field sampling design: stratified random or transect?

I am trying to understand the impact of scientific activity in a remote polar environment. I have five locations in different parts of the region, where historic huts were placed for a couple of ...
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Stratified sampling with a point and polygon layer

I need to perform a stratified sample in the following context. I have two layers; the first is a point layer (which consists of dwelling centroids.) The second is a vector layer of polygons with ...
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How to Create Random Points Within a Polygon (Vector Layer)

I have a vector layer that covers a few acres of land, with the buildings cut out (so essentially just the soil in the area). I want to generate points within this defined area. Later, I will use my ...
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Sampling Points and Areas around them

I have some coordinates in QGIS. I want to sample the values corresponding to those coordinates on a layer. I know that I can do that for the exact point using 'Point Sampling Tool'. Is there also a ...
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QGIS Point Sampling Tool: Invalid layer

I am completely new to GIS, and am trying to extract data from PRISM Climate data. I used the Point Sampling Tool in QGIS, but faced the following error: The new layer seems to be created, but is ...
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Stratified sampling from point data in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have 8000 points with a zipcode number. Actually those are tweet points talking about zipcode, so multiple points have same number (e.g. 300 points with zipcode 32,805). I want to get 800 sample ...
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How to properly address autocorrelation for logistic regression of spatial data

Background for the Model: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/268201/how-to-increase-mcfadden-score-and-choose-proper-predictor-for-binary-logistic-r Data I have: Forest loss points Forest ...
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How to import and point sample asc files on QGIS

I am trying to import .asc data into QGIS. These data are produced by the Stage Project in 2000. I want to import it into QGIS to allow me to point sample various climatic variables, especially ...
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Automatic extraction of manually selected points in ArcMap [closed]

I have an Orthomosaic and a DEM (both are in Geotiff formats and have RGB values) of a site, and I want to check their accuracy. For this purpose, I measured the 3D location (with mm accuracy) of some ...
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Risk of generating sampling points from Pseudo-Mercator projection

Is there any risk in using the Pseudo Mercator projection (EPSG:3857) to generate lat/long coordinates for locating sampling plots with a handheld GPS? My understanding is that since it uses WGS-84 ...
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Generate random points within a polygon with minimum distances in QGIS 2.14

I have a polygon in QGIS 2.14 and want to generate a specified number of coordinate points within that polygon, with a minimum distance apart. The fTools Random Points tool doesn't give this option, ...
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Extracting spectral values from distinct points in ENVI Classic

I have 354 distinct points (as a shapefile) that are very close together i.e. 2-3 points have the same lat but different long or vice versa as the sampling was done in a very small area and the field ...
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Randomly placing polygon within delimited area in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to compare the number of animal species in a polygon of my study site against the number of species in a polygon of the same shape and size of my study site but located randomly within a ...
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QGIS point sampling tool error in extracting values

I am trying to use the point sampling tool plugin from QGIS to get some sea ice data (ranging from 0-1) from a GTiff raster layer (ESPG: 3411) for my sites (ESPG:4326) in the Arctic. But the sea ice ...
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Create transect lines of specific length through points

I've got a series of 30 random points in ArcGIS 10.3.1. I'm hoping to generate 200 meter lines of a specific orientation (i.e. north-south) through each point so that I can sample continuous raster ...
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Deciding how many random sampling points needed for specific area?

I have a study area (forest) around 25he. I would like to randomly have sampling points (center of the sampling plots) there. How many points (plots) I need in related to the area of my case study? is ...
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Plugin not available : point sampling tool

I installed the QGIS Standalone Installer Version 2.14 (64bit). I created a map in the program called QGIS Desktop 2.14.3 with GRASS 7.0.4. I need one tool from Plugin : Point sampling tool. The ...
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Sample Design for Kriging [closed]

I am taking soil samples on an agricultural plot and will be using the results as input to create a semivariogram for kriging in ArcGIS. This plot features raised planting beds in which the test crop ...
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Efficiently iterating through raster calculations with Rasterio or GDAL

I've got a very slow and round-about way to currently do this, but I struggle with the general concept of using windows in raster calculations and how to apply an affine or geotransformation between ...
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Point attribute from underlying raster data TIFFTAG

I have a layer of manually set points in qgis that have the following attributes at the moment : id, lat, long Additionally, I have a number of different overlapping raster images (sattelite data) ...
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Sampling raster by line in QGIS

I am quite new to GIS, and was wondering if you might be able to help me out? I have a raster layer for gradient as well as a line created from GPS tracking points(using the point connector tool). Is ...
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Getting NULL-values when point sampling USGS (SRTM 1 Arc-Second Global) grid (QGIS 2.8.2)

I use the Point Sampling Tool in QGIS to transfer gridvalues (of DEMs) to point features. This goes well with grids from f.i. MapMart (SRTMHARRIS_DEM), but I get only NULL-values when using grids from ...
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Zonal Statistics for multiple rasters

I'm trying to create a timeseries of raster data (one layer per year) by polygon (Administrative regions). Is there any way in QGIS to perform Zonal Statistics for multiple years (without having to ...
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Spatial sampling design

I have some plots of land spread across the landscape. Sometimes a parcel is subdivided in different sectors. For each parcel (and, in case of subdivision, for each sub-section) the quality of ...
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Receiving NULL values from Point Sampling Tool in QGIS

I am using QGIS 2.8.2. My project includes a raster layer of flow depth representing the output from a flood simulation (.DAT file). It also includes a vector layer of points representing the ...
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Generating regularly spaced sample points in qgis based on ratio of area [closed]

I am generating sample locations in irregular shaped polygons in qgis. In my situation, there are often many polygons in one shapefile all with unique shapes that need a certain number of sample units ...
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Sampling one shapefile with polygons of another using R?

I have two shapefiles that partially overlap. One (the bigger one) consists of several polygons which represent fields I am interested in. The second, is a rectangular shape that overlaps about 30% of ...
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Creating Random Points that respect minimal distance across features / strata using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile with multiple polygons in which I want to distribute random points. Each polygon should contain exactly one point. The minimal distance between the random points should be 200m. ...