I am working with raster and vector data that where it will be important to maintain the spatial and temporal aspect of the data when it is converted to a non-spatial format. I have several raster data layers (I am using QGIS) that I need to convert to non-spatial data. It will be important to maintain as much information about the data layers as possible. For example, it may be necessary to combine the layers in order to get a series of information about each pixel and then be able to export it to a table that can be used in Stata. In addition, I need to measure, for example, distance from a lake to each major land use type to have an average distance of each land use type. This may be an ongoing project depending on how much work is required.