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How to fix unusual initial DEM input values and derivative raster output values in SAGA GIS without rescaling?

I am trying to run elevation derivative tools on a provincial DEM provided by the Ontario Government website (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) and I am getting strange values when bringing ...
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How would I determine my search radius when conducting a Topographic Position Index in SAGA GIS?

When running the TPI tool in SAGA, I get this parameter-entry window: Under the section highlighted in the red box, what do these parameters mean? Do the search/neighbourhood grouping parameters mean ...
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Creating Topographic Position Index in SAGA GIS?

I am trying to create a TPI from a DEM tiff file in SAGA but keep getting the following result: I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong.
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QGIS Calculating Line Lengths and Statistics

I am working through this tutorial: http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/docs/calculating_line_lengths.html In the tutorial we import a shapefile map of railroads,clip the data through a selection/...
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How to show and access SAGA not shown in Processing Panel in QGIS 2.18.4? [closed]

How to get SAGA modules to show and be usable within QGIS, i.e. from within the Processing Panel? I have tried reinstalling SAGA (now = Version: 2.1.2 64 bit) through the OSGEO4w installer and tried ...
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Retrieving color information about pixels beneath polygon in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS for a geology mapping project. I've mapped 500+ features as polygons using a basemap of a planet's surface. I want to get information regarding the "darkness," that is, the greyscale ...
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Selecting features on PostGIS table from QGIS?

I use QGIS 2.14.11-Essen and PostGIS 2.1.8. This is an issue I had not with previous QGIS versions. I work with LTR version for my work so upgrade to current version (2.18.3) is not possible for now. ...
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Evaluating training samples for supervised image classification in ArcGIS Pro?

Its my first time using ArcGIS Pro and I have started doing a supervised classification. In most software you have some tools such as histograms, scatterplots and/or statistics to evaluate training ...
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Volume calculation using Mosaic & Cut Tools [closed]

I'm new to ArcGIS and I'm taking an introductory course for it. I have a problem trying to quantify the volume of a lake. The lake is enclosed by two dams which are to be extended from 1909 to 1932 m....
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Algorithm for Cost Connectivity tool of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

For the Cost Connectivity tool in the Spatial Analyst toolbox, what is the algorithm used to compute the minimum spanning tree? The ArcGIS website includes a general description of how the cost ...
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Activating 'missing' standard GRASS utilities in QGIS Processing toolbox

I have been using QGIS and Grass for ages and while I've noticed this issue before, I've not been bothered by it until now. It is (hopefully) a bit of a noob question but when I open GRASS in the ...
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How to get next/previous layer in leaflet?

I want to create buttons to get next/previous layer but i don't know how to build code to make it possible. var bounds = [[0,0], [2048,2048]]; var floor0 = L.imageOverlay('img/Floor-00-map.png', ...
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Split selected features with selected line from another layer not creating all new features

Trying to use the split selected features with selected line from another layer to split a polyline in 2. I run the tool and get the following output: In the attribute table there are now 2 ...
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Buffer(s) option missing [closed]

I want to create a buffer on a certain layer that will have radios of n meters. I go to vector->geoprocessing tools -> and then nothing buffer(s) is missing I have enabled the Spatial Query ...
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Counting within buffers using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a project where I am trying to map affordable housing and bus stops. I have used the buffer tool to find out how many bus stops are there within a one mile radius of each affordable ...
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Tutorial for raster analyse in ArcGIS or QGIS [duplicate]

Does anybody know where I can find some good tutorial for raster analyse in ArcGIS or QGIS?
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MapInfo 'Info' tool - querying by polygon rather than at a point

MapInfo Professional (12.5) has a tool called 'Info' which interrogates the data for all visible and selectable tables when the user clicks at a specific point. It lists all objects from all tables, ...
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How to preserve properties (like -p) in topojson conversion in Mapshaper?

I'm trying to use mapshaper.org to convert some geojson files to topojson, and I need the identifying properties to be preserved. Normally this would be done with the -p flag on the command line, but ...
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Choosing layers for processing tools in QGIS?

Am I right that if I want to choose layers for QGIS processing tools I always have to choose the shapefiles via the path directory, and that I can't drag and drop them from the layer window on the ...
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How to create (online / svg) map with rivers highlighted and without borders?

I want to create a world map on a website without administrative items such as borders, labels and without roads, only the continent outlines, but with big rivers visible (not like in Google Maps, ...
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Is it possible to make a geodatabase feature class invisible?

I am working on creating a report for a customer that requires using a couple tools in arcmap then export values to a dbf. They then have to run a crystal report that pulls data from Oracle in the ...
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Cut Tool or Process to mimic cutting in a “cookie cutter” like fashion

Say I have a sidewalk polygon, and on that segment of sidewalk I have 5 tree grates that I want to cut out of the sidewalk polygon. Is there a tool or an easy process that I could cut out one tree ...
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In QGIS 2.14.0 The measuring tool is set to Meters even after changing it to feet in settings

I need to measure some lengths in feet, in previous versions I could change the units in the drop down window and it would stay on feet now it reverts back to meters, if you take focus off the measure ...
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How to identify feature from multiple layers in QGIS?

I have recently migrated from ArcGIS to QGIS. Is there any way to identify a feature having multiple layers? I am currently working with about 400 shape files and need to know which is the one I'm ...
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Understanding Mosaic to New Raster treatment of pixel values?

I'm working with arcGIS. I have mosaicked 8 rasters with values ranging from -408 to 180. The new mosaic shows pixel values ranging from 0 to 180.Then I compared cell by cell values from the ...
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Illustrating the average utilization of trails by hikers

I have a question about illustrating the average utilization of trails by hikers. I have made a survey where I asked the participants which trail they used for hiking.There are a lot of trailoptions (...
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Developing find and replace script tool?

I'm being tasked for developing a script tool that can find ultimately needs to be able to find any string and replace it with another string in an attribute table. Below is what I have so far, and it ...
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QGIS 2.12 Lines to Polygons not work properly

In QGIS 2.12.3 I have a small shapefile with lines (as often occurs in parcel boundary datasets) of 2 vertices each, snapped to each other (no topology errors, no dangles, no intersections). But the "...
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How can you identify the geoprocessing tool that was used to create a layer in ArcMap?

In my Table of Contents, I have a layer that is named "symmetrical differences" but I am not certain it was created using that tool.
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Which tool for custom queries? [closed]

I'm new to the GIS world, and I'm trying to work out what tool I should start with in order to analyse some data and run custom spatial queries on it. I have a data set representing the recording of a ...
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Recommended utility for editing of GEOJSON files

I have a geojson file with the boundaries and some very basic statistics (population) for all the counties in US. States are enumerated (1,2,...), not named. I also have a csv file with a ...
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Area estimation using raster image

I have a map of trace gas (NO2) distribution over big cities and other anthropogenic objects. The purpose is to estimate the area of distribution. I attached the sample image to illustrate what I do. ...
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Swipe tool in QGIS?

Is there any SWIPE tool in QGIS similar to what you have in ArcGIS.. What I am looking for is a tool to swap fast between two layers. I am comparing sidescan sonar mosaic against bathymetry for ...
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Eliminate Polygon Part tool doesn't eliminate part - a bug?

I'm using the Eliminate Polygon Part tool in ArcGIS to remove dry land surrounded by water (aka islands). Tool Inputs: Condition: AREA Area: 50,000 Square Feet Percentage: 0 Eliminate contained ...
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Alternatives to QGIS difference tool

I have a very large shapefile of building polygons and a shapefile of the country they reside in (England). The building shapefile was built by merging 94 smaller shapefiles. Both files have the same ...
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Import self-written ArcView 3.2 extension to ArcMap 9.3 or higher [duplicate]

I've found an older self-written extension (.avx) for ArcView 3.2 from a retired co-worker. Unfortunatly I'm not a programmer, but I'd like to use this extension for ArcMap 9.3. or 10.x. Is there any ...
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Create an Identify Route Locations tool that converts M values

I have a data set with many maritime routes that I would like to see the m values (time) for. ArcGIS's Identify Route Locations tool works exactly as I want it to, however, the m value displayed is ...
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Mouse Double Click Events

I would like to display a Message Box Dialog when the user activates the -esri selection tool- and double clicks anywhere on the map. or when they doubleclick any feature on the map please note that ...
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Why is Python AddIn toolbar showing all “Missing” tools/buttons?

I am horribly new to coding with python. I made a toolbar using the wizard and old bits of VBA code. I created a button to search by map number, a tool to calculate area from UI and a second tool ...
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add vb6 tool to arcmap 9.2 (on windows 7 64bit machine)

I have a vb6 project which develop a tool for use in arcmap several years ago. And I managed to add the tool in arcmap 9.2 (windows xp) by: In arcmap -> Customize -> Add from file -> choose the dll ...
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Split multipart shapefile into separate shapefiles [closed]

I have a multipart shapefile, which I would like to split into many individual shapefiles (by FID for example). Is there some way to do this in ArcGIS 10.x without using python?
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Why are some tools on Tools toolbar not working in ArcMap?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop, i've managed my map in the layout view, everything done, i was fine with the outcome, exported into a pdf file, then switched back to data view. Now i am ...
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How to configure “Same as Display” as processing extent by default in ModelBuilder?

I'm working on a very simple model for creating a path from a selected point to the closest polyline, in this model I used a Cost Distance and Cost Path tool for creating the more feasible track (...
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How to feed a raster map with values from other raster map

I would like to know if there is a tool able to "feed" a current raster map with the values from other raster map (so the values from the current raster map will be replaced by the ones from the other ...
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Calculating proximity Near tool with XY data in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to calculate the nearest distance from a set of lat/long coordinates to a database that contains a list of library addresses. I have managed to import the lat/long coordinates and exported ...
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Performing Boundary Select and Sum Attributes in QGIS? [closed]

I´m a MapInfo user, I´ve gone over to QGIS and it´s got a lot going for it, except for some "missing" simple features from MapInfo I just can´t do without. MapInfo Boundary Select - spatial query on ...
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Vector Ruggedness Measure (VRM) tool does not add output map to display? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use Vector Ruggedness Measure (VRM) tool with ArcMap 10.2.2 an the tool runs somewhat smoothly, but the output raster won't show in the chosen folder. Tool creates slope and aspect ...
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How to auto-generate multiple maps with different features in QGIS?

Anyone can explain me how can i auto-generate multiple maps with different variablies using Atlas tool in QGIS? So i have only 1 layer which consists of 10+ features, and i want select some of that ...
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can't set up script tool parameters

I'm using arcgis 10.0. I red the ESRI doc to setting up script tools parameters, but I don't succeed at setting them up. My parameters before (without variable) #arcpy.env.workspace = r'Z:\...
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ArcMap tool for deleting polygon with C#

I need to create custom tool for ArcMap, which would let the user delete polygons by mouse clicks. I am pretty new in this thing, so how can I retrieve a selected polygon so I could delete it? Plus do ...