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Measuring data values at specific, discrete locations.

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How to get matched pairs from CEM

I am using Coursened Exact Matching to improve balance in my sample. The summary matching results after applying CEM are that 11,128 pixels have been matched: Sample sizes: Control Treated ...
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Cannot run “arcpy.CreateRandomPoints_management()” tool in Python [closed]

I've been trying to use `arcpy.CreateRandomPoints_management()` tool to create random points, but while running the script, when it gets in the part that execute this tool it stops running. ...
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Sample strategy to model continuous variable from conglomerate ground sample units

I´m using data from the Brazilian national forest inventory to model forest canopy metrics with Landsat imagery. The sample units have this conglomerate configuration (picture), which creates a ...
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Extracting different number of points for different class in GEE

I want to write a function that takes class id and number of points for each class as argument and samples points from polygons, returning a FeatureCollection. I could only write a function that ...
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Google Earth Engine: Collecting Region Samples through image collection and merge them

I am using S1 Imagecollection to start a temporal supervised classification. Firstly, I added polarimetric indexes and other data as bands in each image. Then, I filtered the image collection and got ...
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Generating sampling points - making a series of points in the horizontal centre of a long polygon, equidistant spacing on vertical axis

I have a polygon showing the extent of a beach. I would like to create a series of sampling points along that beach, that are equally spaced north to south (say at increments of 100m to the northing ...
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GEE: Select random sample on known-NDVI-range for supervised classification

I intend to get random samples for training the supervised classification in Google earth engine. The code here, for example, I calculate NDVI and mask out NDVI < 0.65 (i.e. NDVI >= 0.65 is ...
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How to extract a panchromatic image from hyperspectral image

I'm new to the Remote Sensing domain and I'm working on Hyperspectral Pansharpening problem. I'm referring to the paper, "Hyperspectral Pansharpening: A review" (link). They have provided the code for ...
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Non-random sampling of point vector layer in QGIS

I have a point vector layer with 47.000.000 points representing elevation. It is a regular grid with constant spacing. I aim for rasterization but it is very slow. I know how to do random sampling but ...
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How to solve “Collection query aborted after accumulating over 5000 elements”?

I am trying to sample image and to get scatter plot of its' two bands- NDVI and db from senttinel 1. For some reason, probably because of the size of the shapefile, I get the error: Error ...
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Raster layer stacking and extracting values at points with PyQGIS

I have a dozen single band raster layers in the same CRS overlapping perfectly. I would like to 'stack them one on the other' and extract values at point locations (from a CSV). After that the ...
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Exporting dataframe - used reduceRegion to sample an image in Google Earth Engine

I am trying to sample the Global Forest Change dataset using randomly drawn points and the reduceRegion function. The way I construct this is: var sampledPoints = gfc2014_c.reduceRegions({ ...
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Stratified sampling in Google Earth Engine

I am trying to get stratified random points out of GHSL (Global Human Settlement Layer) which is a classified raster over my study area (partially Europe and Asia continent), see the picture below. I ...
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Cut hole in raster with shapefile and sample at closest edges

I have a raster in which I'd like to cut a "hole" with a shapefile. I have points close to the boundary, but inside the hole, and I would like to find the closest point on the edge. To give a concrete ...
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Create point clusters based on grid

I am trying to make a systematic cluster sampling pattern for data collection. The sampling consist of the points placed over the landscape in 6 km span (red). From this major point, I need to create ...
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Random sampling in ArcGIS Desktop

I have 14,033 points representing the location of some weather stations across the 36 states in Nigeria. I want to use an ArcGIS Desktop sampling tool to implement a random selection of 200 points ...
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Creating random plots with coordinates within polygon using R [closed]

I am trying to create random plots in a polygon shapefile and then to plot it with index no as 1,2,3,... along with a legend comprising XY coordinates corresponding to each index no. Code example: ...
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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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Export pixel neighborhood in Google Earth Engine [closed]

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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ArcGIS Random Point generator producing same points every iteration

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 ...