Questions tagged [vectorization]

The conversion of raster data (an array of cell values) to vector data (a series of points, lines, and polygons).

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Calc bottomline of valleys

Which way do I calculate bottomlines of valleys or even more preceise: which way do I "find" valleys (for example suggested tectonic faults). Sample below shows a height profile (profile from line) ...
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How to “clean” and vectorize a raster map?

I'd like to make use of a geological map as shown in the example below, which is only a pretty small and downsized part of the map, so editing/redrawing doesn't seem to make sense in the end. My idea ...
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Generalize large polygon-file

I have a large polygone file with landuse information (6 classes). Its vectorised from a raster classification so the polygons are all angular. Any of my tries to generalize with v.generalize (sneaks, ...
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How to smooth large vector polygons from Raster

I have a landuse classification raster file (6 classes) of a large area. But I need it in vector polygons so I vectorised it. No problem so far, but the result is - of course - that every pixel is ...
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How to generalize and vectorize a LandUseClassification raster file?

I want to vectorize that rasterfile with its 6 landuse classes. The classification is very noisy and have to be generalized before. The result should be a polygone vector file. I use SAGA, (GRASS) ...
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Convert 3-band raster imagery to distinct vector zones in ArcGIS

So much like the title says I would like to convert a 3-band infrared image TIF file of vegetation into distinct vector feature zones using ArcGIS. I'm guessing the only way to do this is with ...
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Selecting and extracting data from TIFF files

I have some tiff files (2 for example) and a shapefile. The real format of the tiff files is geoTiff. I want to get the points inside the shape boundary. Each point should have 4 parameters: geom(...
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River drain: r.watershed to vector is not working

I want to vertorize the result of r.watershed (accumulation). After using r.to.vect I got the message that I have to use r.thin before. So I did, but the message comes again and again. What I am ...
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Converting classified raster map back into vector classes using QGIS?

I have this map (have whole country, this is just a sample, original map also contains color symbology for the value classes) and need to attach the values from it to points. I have no problem to ...
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How to vectorize a Raster-Classification? (QGIS, GRASS)

I classified my raster-DHM into elevation levels using colormap. Its not a "real" classification, just a colormap. So I can't vectorize the classes to get polygons for every class. What's the best ...
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Extracting road and building features from raster data using ArcGIS Desktop?

I work with raster data and my task is to digitize a big image. This consumes much time just for digitizing roads and buildings! I'm looking for tools to simplify working on raster data to digitize ...
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Convert image in KMZ to polygon

I have a KMZ file that contains several image overlays (RF coverage plots). I would like to convert the image overlays to polygons to decrease loading time in Google Maps. Currently I'm tracing a ...
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Avoiding Raster to Shapefile (Polygon) errors 000863 and 000308?

Have you experienced converting a polygon from raster? The raster dataset is a satellite image created from zonal statistics? The problem is when I was converting the raster to polygon errors came out ...
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View data of a particular year in Google Earth

For my region in India, Google Earth tiles belong to different years, 2003 - 2010. I don't mean GE's historical view feature but the imagery updates for different areas my region. I classify Landsat ...
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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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How to convert image of map into vector format?

What is the best way of converting a gif of a map into a vector format, such as a shapefile? The only relevant parts that I am interested in are the outline of the island so I realize some manual ...
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Digitizing raster in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have the raster below which I want to convert to a set of vector lines: As you can see, there are small breaks in the lines and some bits are double-width. I want to be able to reliably import ...
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Scriptable alternative to ArcScan (particularly vectorising lines within tolerances)?

Sadly the answer to Can you access ArcScan from a python script? suggests that it is not possible to script ArcScan from within a python script. Therefore, does anyone know of any alternatives to ...
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Tools for importing historical maps into modern GIS systems?

What tools exist to derive geometries for use with modern GIS systems from older scanned maps? I am referring more to libraries that generate actual data rather than present an interface for ...