Contour maps depict spatially-varying values, such as elevation, by means of curves of equal value.

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Pattern fill for raster contours in QGIS

How do I fill the area within raster contours with a pattern fill, instead of colors in QGIS? Is this even possible?
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Adding z values to contours without attribute data

I have a set of contour lines with 5 meter interval which doesn't have any height set in the attribute data. Now I'd like to assign (preferably automatic) z values to these contours since I want to ...
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Generate multiple contour lines at specific elevations

Can anyone suggest a method by which I can produce several user-defined contour lines (from a DEM) within a single shapefile using QGIS/GRASS (2.12.x) and its plugins. Each approach I have tried has ...
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Open source alternative to the “Contours with Barriers” Tool in ArcGIS

I am trying to create a contour file for the globe for a project and am using open source GIS software packages. I was trained for several years on ArcGIS and there is a tool to create contours with ...
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Getting from PDF contour map of Z in area to values of Z specific points in area?

I have a PDF of a contour map of value Z for an area. For the same area, I have a set of points that I would like to match with Z values interpolated from this contour map. For an individual point, ...
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Contours from NED in QGIS — “oversampled” NED? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an IMG file of NED data from the USGS National Map elevation products site and I want to create a contour map using QGIS. The problem is, the NED raster is "oversampled". There are ...
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Polygon Representation from Contours

I have contours lines along with their elevations in ArcGIS. I want to create a polygon representation from those contour lines. How can i create polygons from those contours which may help me to ...
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Filling contour levels with grain (texture) using Leaflet

I created a program to draw temperature contour map of France: This is the code: library(ggplot2) library(gstat) library(sp) library(maptools) require(rgeos) library(rgdal) library(foreign) ...
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Is it possible to add intermediate contour values automatically in QGIS?

Let me explain the scenario. We have 100's of elevation contour shp files. In each file, only the 10th contour line has values (200, 450, 700, etc..). We have to attribute values for all the ...
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How to exclude water during contour generation?

I recently acquired a LiDAR data set that included a 1 meter DEM. I generated 1, 2 and 5m contour layers but I am seeing a lot of contours within water bodies. I suspect this is either caused by wave ...
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Making DEM from contours without elevation data?

I got a shapefile with contours, but no elevation data is present. We can assume as known info, that the contours mark elevations at known steps (say, 20 m). Is it still possible to restore the ...
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Displaying contour lines calculated from SRTM in Google Earth?

I'm relatively inexperienced in GIS, but would like to display contour lines calculated from SRTM data in Google Earth. It doesn't matter whether they are actual linestrings or just an image ...
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How do I calculate kernel density using cases and controls in QGIS?

I have a dataset with approx 1250 geolocated points - approx 150 are cases of a disease and the rest are controls. My area of interest is around 20km by 20km with wide variation in population density. ...
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General guidelines for topographic contour to DEM conversion?

It seems that many different DEM resolutions (10m, 30m, 100m) could be created from a contour map (with, for instance 50m elevation changes marked), but of course some of the resulting DEMs will be ...
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Drawing Contours using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

Could you explain step by step of creating contours in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? Starting from data input (also I need explanation on the type of data format ) to finally drawing the contours.
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how can I make contour lines out of points with different heigths?

I have different points in a polygon. The points have the attribute "depth" and either have 0m, 2m or 4m depth. My task is now to create some sort of contour lines with the points with the same depth ...
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QGIS - how to see the minimum and maximum elevations in contour layer

I am using QGIS 2.12 on a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have a contour layer representing elevations. How can I find what the maximum and minimum elevation values in the layer?
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Acquiring Digital Elevation Models for Argentina from commercial providers

I'm interested in obtaining Digital Elevation Models for areas in the 20,000 acre range, as I use them to create contour maps for agriculture. The USGS Earth Explorer has a wonderful free DEM ...
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Calculate z value for contour line from x,y in dxf file

I am working on a project about route chart and cross section generation for hiking with Hong Kong Lands Department's Digital Topographic Map B5000 (sample). Height information are required for this ...
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QGIS Contours plugin

I am a starter but managed to load osm-data with osm2po, pgrouting, postgis and postgresql into qgis! Yay! Then I did a drivingdistance analysis based on cost to finally get the qgis contours plugin ...
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Fixing undesirable lines between tiles from SRTM contour line extraction?

I'm trying to make a South American topography map based on SRTM data on QGIS. The problem is a visual one. If the topography contours are extracted from individual SRTM tiles, it results a little ...
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Terrain elevation in QGIS

How can I get started with creating a map with elevation just like this one: Basically I need a map that looks like the one above. Can someone tell me where can I get the data, and how do I process ...
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Annotation masks disappearing

I have created annotation from the labels of a set of contour lines in ArcGIS and used Feature Outline Mask to create a mask layer in order to mask the lines using Advanced Drawing Options and make ...
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Creating a DTM from Contours, via the command line or Python

I am looking to create a gridded DTM/DEM (Digital Terrain/Elevation Model) or TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) from a set of contours. There are a number of similar questions on both this site ...
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GPS point elevation vs Contours layer elevation

I have some survey grade GPS points whose elevation is approx 55 feet lower than my contours layer elevations. I am using 1 ft contours and comparing point elevations with contours in the same ...
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Contour lines with imported shape file using Blender GIS - wrong Z values

I've been making experiments with Blender GIS and QGIS. I'm having problems when importing Shapefiles with contour lines, with a field for elevation (ELEVATION FROM FIELD selected when importing). ...
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Difference in contour lines derived from IDW and TIN in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to know the difference between contour lines derived from IDW and contour lines derived from TIN. I have collected GPS points, and I know the elevations are not accurate but it is within ...
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Adding elevation data from contour lines to point layer using QGIS?

I want to calculate the number of vacant lots within 300m from a given building. My source file contains point layers of buildings and vacant lots. Here's a short description of my workflow. I've ...
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How to extract area information from a raster based on a DEM or contour lines

I have a raster representing the distribution of a specific land cover type - the raster values are 1 for where the land cover type is present and 0 where it isn't. I also have a DEM with 5m ...
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Contours from delaunay triangles

I have generated a delaunay polygon file that represents terrain data. Is there a way I can produce contours from the polygon file? I know I can convert the polygon to an Esri TIN, and then produce ...
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Exporting Contours from QGIS into AutoCAD [duplicate]

I'm trying to export contour lines from QGIS into standard AutoCAD but I'm not having much luck. It does not seem to matter what type of file I select as the output during the contour creating (eg. ...
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Clip Categorized Polygon with another Polygon

Ok, so first off, I've gone through the forum, and looked at every post that sounds similar. They have all been solved, but none of the solutions have worked for me. Basically, I have created a ...
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Equidistance on line contour from DEM

I am using a SRTM 30 meters for slope and elevation. When i'm using this 30x30 rasters to generate contours i set a 30m equidistance for contour, and the results are ok. Now i'm wondering if it's ...
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QGIS Contour Plugin Says No Shapely; can import shapely in QGIS console

I'm keen to create some contours (isochrones for a pedestrian 'ped-shed' catchment) from a point dataset in QGIS, using the contour plugin from the Plugins repository. I installed the plugin, but ...
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How to create contours from an IDW raster

I'm new to QGIS and am trying to create vector contours from this IDW raster. I followed Ujaval Gandhi's "Interpolating Point Data" tutorial step by step but am not getting the same results for step ...
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How to get smooth contours from points or IDW raster in QGIS

Hello I'm an artist trying different ways of drawing contours in QGIS using points with income values. I've been able to import a shp file with the data, create a layer with centroids of the census ...
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Too many contours labels are showing up in ArcMap, not just ones for selected subset?

I created a shapefile for contours lines on the basis of a raster. Since I am interested in just 5 contours (out of, say, 50), I selected for display just the contours I am interested in. I achieved ...
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Generate 3D elevation points grid from 3D contour lines!

I have a shape file with 3D contour lines. I want that based on this information to generate for all this area a 3D grid of points with certain distance from each-other like every 50cm. I use ...
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Import ARCGIS web dataset contours into Sketchup

My local council has online ARCGIS data sources including 1m elevation contours. I am trying to import these into a sandbox terrain model in sketchup to do some landscape planning. Conceptually I ...
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How to draw contour lines with exact distance?

I am not a professional GIS user so am desperately trying to draw contours with exact distances around my samples (points).
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How to convert poly-line contour feature class into heat map displaying heights [closed]

I'm looking for a way to be able to convert contour data (as lines) into a heat map that would display the data warmest at the highest points and coolest at the lowest. I have access to QGIS, ArcMap ...
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ArcGIS, How do I get smoother contours?

I am trying to get nice smooth contours using ArcGIS. I have already smoothed out the DEM using focal statistics, simplified and smoothed the contours. The current result looks like this, which is way ...
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Losing elevation values converting to CAD in ArcGIS for Desktop?

This is complex and my first question. I'm using 10.3 and need to export a lot of contour files to CAD. When I do this individually, they convert fine and retain the elevation values. Having hundreds, ...
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Grid-type shapefile from raster GeoTIFF

I need to produce a shapefile from a raster. I need to be able to specify either an interval, or manually define the intervals. The input file is a GeoTIFF. I would like to use GDAL and/or Python. ...
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Using Raster Calculator with Elevation Data from Contour Map

I am following this tutorial to attempt to determine flooding in the Gulf region based on estimated rises in sea level. I have taken topographic maps from the USGS and used to contouring tool to turn ...
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Labelling polygons intersecting another polygon file

I have a series of polygons representing land packages and another shape file representing contour polygons of flood elevations in steps i.e 2-5m 5-10m >10m. I am wanting to label a polygon with the ...
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Display coastline

I have a raster converted from shape file(tool point to raster). Can anybody prompt, how to display coastline? I can use contours, but are not focused at condition "elevation = 0". Is there any simple ...
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Relationship between contour interval and spatial resolution of a generated DEM

If I have contour lines with interval say 10, 5, or 2 (etc.), and I generated a DEM from them, what is the relationship between between the contour interval and the resolution of the DEM? Irrespective ...
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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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How to view .dwg group layers in ArcMap? [closed]

I'm trying to view 3 .dwg group layers in ArcMap 10.1. Whenever I add them to the map, I get an error message that says they are missing a spatial reference. That's fine. I'm just trying to view ...