Bathymetry is the study of underwater depth of lake or ocean floors.

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Looking for interpolation tool to produce river bathymetry (topography) from sections

As per the title, I am looking for a tool that can produce bathymetry of a river from cross sections. Although people who may know such tools probably will not need any explanation why this kind of ...
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Hardware and software for capturing bathymetric lake elevations?

What hardware and software would you use for capturing bathymetric elevations (depth) in inland waterbodies (lakes and rivers)? Your device and software budget is $1,000. The budget is a soft target,...
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Cutting out depth information in raster. Calculating volume in Qgis

I am trying to calculate habitat volume for around 30 fish stocks in Qgis. I have habitat areas (shape files) and Bathymetric information (.tif file). I believe I can calculate the entire volume of ...
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Interpolation of multibeam bathymetry

I'm trying to make a 3D map with multi-beam bathymetry (65536 features, xyz), but it seems that the interpolation methods are too rigid. I need to smooth the data so it looks more natural and ...
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Detailed Bathymetric/Bathymetry contour data (0-200M)

I am looking for free Bathymetric contour data in shapefile format for depths between 0-200 meters for North America. I prefer contours at 10 meter increments, but will take whatever I can get. I ...
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3D visualization for marine navigation

Is there anyone who has some experience or knowledge on 3D visualization and/or GIS softwares capable of displaying 3D bathymetric data and 3D ship model together? Nearly all GIS softwares work with ...
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Where can I find free Bathymetric data for Indian Ocean?

I am looking for bathymetric data, to place in a map of India for visualization only. I don't really need very high resolution data, since the the map will be at a very small scale: Maybe 1:1Million ...
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Stitching Bathymetry and DEM data together in ArcMap?

I have a DEM built from Lidar data and bathymetry survey points for a river which flows on the DEM surface. My understanding is that Lidar data is not able to capture bathymetry under the river flow....
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Creating bathymetric contours using shoreline point data and transect point data

I have been given a set of depth points for a waterbody that were taken along the shoreline and along linear transects. What is the best way to use these points to interpolate/extrapolate bathymetric ...
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Where to get free seafloor elevation data

While I have found multiple sources for continental elevation layers, I have been unable to find sea-floor elevation layers. Specifically, I'm looking for data for the sea-floor around southern ...
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Where can I download a xyz bathymetry file of the Northwest Atlantic?

I'm looking to download the bathymetry of the Northwest Atlantic ocean as a txt file or any other file format that I can easily upload and use in R. I once used the Global topography - Scripps ...
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Where can I get detailed Bathymetry data for Ontario

I need detailed Bathymetric data covering water bodies (including smaller ones) in the Province of Ontario. Our Provincial Government has it, but the use of the data are restricted due to liability ...
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How to use SRTM30 Plus data with QGIS or other GIS tool?

I am trying to access the new Bathymetry data published here: http://topex.ucsd.edu/WWW_html/srtm30_plus.html Is there a way QGIS or similar tool can read these files. Nothing seems to be working, ...
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data source for worldwide cross-sections of topographic and bathymetric for woodworking art project?

i am a decent r programmer and statistician, i am able to work with data sets pretty well. i am less familiar with GIS tools, but if given a shapefile i can certainly plot political borders and ...
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Need shapefile for worldwide bathymetry [duplicate]

I need a (free, no cost) shapefile for bathymetry of entire world, specifically from depths of zero to 200 metres, ideally in 50 or 100 m contour intervals. Has to be a shapefile. Help please!
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Create a 3D surface from xyz csv using GRASS

Apologies if this is a repeat question guys. I am trying to create a 3D bathymetry surface from xyz data. There is approximately 300,000 points with lat, long and z (depth data). The data is sonar ...
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shortest distance between a raster and another raster

i am using arcgis 10.1 i want to calculate the shortest distance between a raster and another raster. i have a bathymetric raster and an underlying fault plane raster. for each bathy raster cell, i ...
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Building a DEM with both a raster and vector points [closed]

So I'm struggling here, trying to get a decent DEM for the Azores Islands because I want to include bathymetric data on it. I have a raster with elevation for the islands (land) with a 30 meter ...
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Lake Victoria bathymetric data

I am trying to find bathymetry for Lake Victoria (or portions thereof). Any GIS format and almost any resolution will do. As a last resort a hydrographic chart will suffice.
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QGIS, interpolate along an irregular shape or line to create a DEM

Before anyone marks this as a duplicate, hear me out. This question: Interpolation: irregular shape, merging DEM's asks my question but not for QGIS. Furthermore, the answer is vague and not ...
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How to create contour from NetCDF?

I have downloaded Bathymetry data from GEBCO. Its in NetCDF format. I want to create contour from it. I tried so many tools to convert the file into raster but couldn't do so. How can I create raster ...
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QGIS contour plugin exception struck help

I am a fisheries biologist and I am just getting started with QGIS. I took a few GIS classes in college so my GIS knowledge is not extremely high. On to my question. I am trying to make a depth map ...
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Where can I obtain Water Virtual Flow Segments for Minnesota?

This is a cross-border task. I already have this data for Ontario, Canada but I also need to complete the model for a large lake that is essentially split in half between the two countries. ...
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What is NOS Hydrograph sounding data?

How can sounding data be used for bathymetry when depth is positive? I have downloaded DEM (digital elevation model) as shown in the image below but need bathymetry data for H. All I have found for H ...
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How to display data at diffrent depths in ArcScene

I am looking for a way to display data at different depths in ArcScene. I have a bathymetry layer which displays fine, and I want to overlay oil platforms in 3D over the bathymetry to show where ...
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Multiple Bathymetry Layers, How to group into one?

I'm an extreme novice to GIS. I'm using ArcGIS (Arcmap) and basically I've got 5 bathymetry layers, and I'm just wondering how to group them into one. Which would allow them to be represented with ...
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Creating a merged coastal terrain model using QGIS?

I have a bathymetric data set (Float32) and a standard DEM (Int16). I'm struggling to merge them using "Raster>Merge". I've set "nodata" to -9999 using "conversion>translate" this displays the DEM ...
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How do you merge overlapping .asc files in QGIS with topography and bathymetry?

Firstly, apologies for any incorrect terminology - this is my first time trying to manipulate GIS data. I have two files. The first is higher resolution (SRTM) topography data for a region of islands ...
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Adjusting heights within a DEM raster for visualisation

Problem I have a bathymetry DEM which I want to display in 3D (ArcScene or Fledermaus). The data set is one single raster but looks like it is a mosaic of several smaller datasets. The problem is ...
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Whats the best way to create bathymetric contour lines?

I have a raster dataset with both Topographic and Bathymetric stored in it. What is the best way to create exact contours of the lake-bed? This becomes tricky when I want to make the contour for depth ...
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Bathymetry dataset of Italy

I am looking for a dataset of bathymetry data of Italy. I shall use it in an application for collision avoidance of vessels coming into the port. I need to know how deep the sea bottom is at each ...
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Turn bathymetry into elevation in arcGIS?

My raster is in depth of bathymetry however when this is shown in 3D it reverses the elevation making the deepest points the highest in elevation and the shallowest points the deepest. This makes a ...
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Best method to convert CSV file of lat/lon and depth data to bathymetry polygon?

I'm trying to create bathymetry polygons based on lat/long and depth data. I have tried several methods and the resulting polygons are clunky. Make XY Event Layer-->Copy Features--> Project--> ...
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Importing MaxSea 3D Database to PostGIS

I am currently working on a project, where I combine several MaxSea 3D databases, which contain depth measurements made by the echosounder onboard on a ship. The idea is to combine these databases to ...
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How to change sign of z value in a large dataset?

I have data in an XYZ format (saved as a .txt file) that I am importing into ArcGIS and then converting to a raster using the point to raster conversion. However the Z field in the data represents a ...
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Looking for bathymetry data for Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota

Navionics has a nice web map that has some incomplete coverage of Lake Sakakawea. Garmin's BlueChart looks to have something for about $160, but appears to be only compatible with GPS units. Don't ...
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Interpolating bathymetric data to make a volume estimate

I have 3 m resolution bathymetric data of a lake that I want to use to make a volume estimate of a landslide deposit that is on the lake floor. Basically, I want to interpolate the bathy data to make ...
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How to import GEBCO bathymetry into QGIS?

I'm experiencing problems with the import of bathymetry data in QGIS, which I downloaded freely from GEBCO or NOAA. The problem is that if I import the grid (either with .nc or .asc extension, or if I ...
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How to perform an anisotropic Elliptical Inverse Distance Weighting (EIDW) interpolation in R?

River bathymetry is generally more variable in the transverse than the streamwise direction, so I need to use anisotropic interpolation technique like Elliptical Inverse Distance Weighting (EIDW) (see ...
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Learning about bathymetry?

Besides reading about bathymetry, I would like to work on some hands-on training that I can learn about bathymetry. Is there any good bathymetry out there that I can get some training with the ...
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Creating DEM from cross sections in ArcMap?

I have a DEM in arcmap and cross section of a river which flows on the Dem in Hecras. I now the cross sections are more accurate. I want to make a DEM from some of my cross sections and stitch it on ...
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Multibeam bathymetry xyz data 53000000 features arcgis 9.3

Im working with an xyz file that has 53000000 points, i have only been able to see this in Microsoft access, because in txt its says that the amount of data its too large. So what i´ve tried to do: ...
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How to make water transparent on openstreemap-carto style?

I have build up manually a tile server on Ubuntu 14.04. LTS, by following switch2osm's guide and have used the openstreetmap-carto style. Now I intend to add a base layer, underneath the current one,...
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I have a .adf file and want to select an elevation range [closed]

I'm super new to GIS. I downloaded a USGS 30m resolution map of a bay, and now I want to specify all areas that are between 0m and -30m elevation. I need to find where a defined area contains 0 and -...
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Interpolate vector layer and raster layer data into regular grid data using QGIS

I'm new to using GIS software. I obtained two different sets of data: Topography data (raster, .asc) Bathymetry data (shapefile, .shp, etc) I include topography data using Add Raster Layer and ...
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Bathymetry data for Lac Lecointre or estimate data from satellite imagery?

I would like to get any sort of depth data of Lac (lake) Lecointre in Quebec. I've searched all over and can't seem to find any downloadable data. If there is no bathymetry data for this lake is it ...
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How to get the elevation of the complete sea floor?

I am not a cartographer, I am an analyst-programmer, I know nothing about SRTM, DXF, PostGIS, QGIS... I just saw those names in other questions... Is there a quick guide where I can learn about this? ...
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Convert exported ArcGIS .dwg to 3D rendering on AutoCAD 2013?

We're working on a bathymetry mapping project of our reservoir, digitized as it was built in 1977. I have a polyline .shp for contours and polygon .shp for area between contours with fields including ...
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Trying to make a depth map of a lake but can't get the contours to show up right

I am trying to make a depth map of a lake. I am using the contour plugin to generate contour lines. The problem I am having is that when I use the plugin the contours come out right except on the ...
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using r.volume model GRASS plugin in QGIS

I am calculating volume of bathymetric data in the form of a clipped raster in GRASS with a Custom Lambert projection centered around 70degrees North, using the module r.volume in GRASS. Side note: ...