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

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How to improve creating contours for super-high unnatural mountains?

in a current project I am working on we are not mapping the actual height of a landscape rather mapping the interest which specific stakeholders have in parts of the region. So, what we did was the ...
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Google Maps basemap not showing up when KML file added as a vector layer in QGIS - only point markers appear

I am trying to make a basic XYZ contour plot in QGIS 1.8.0 (longitude, latitude, depth in an excel file) and can't get past the first step of adding a basemap in QGIS. I've tried using the Open ...
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How can i get the contour (boundry line) of a feature collection

I have all parcels of given locality as a FeatureCollection. Each parcel is a Feature with a MultiPolygon outlinine the boundry of that parcel. I would like to get a Multipolygon that has the shape ...
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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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Suggestions for vector format for contour map

I've been trying to create a contour map of a DEM and I've been running into some technical problems. I want to avoid artifacts, so I'm using a DEM of the entire area. This means the size is rather ...
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How to create DEM from contours without ArcGIS Spatial Analyst licence?

I'm trying to create a 3d DEM/DTM from a flat contour shapefile which has height data attached to each contour, but I'm not sure how to do this? I've found this post, on creating a dem from contours ...
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How to create contours from smoothed DEM instead of using Terrain to Raster?

I'm fairly new to working with lidar and have been assigned the task of creating 2ft contours for the entire county using USGS-provided lidar tiles. Is there a significant difference in the accuracy ...
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Computing altitude from contour table - slow ST_Dwithin query

I am using PostgreSQL 9.2/PostGIS 2.0. I have a table of house addresses and a table of contour lines which are as follows: address_list house_id | geom (point, 4283) ---------+--------- 1 | ...
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Find area that it's in one GeoJSON file but not the other

I have two GeoJSON files, A and B. The features in A contain everything in B, and more (they're contour lines, and A is a lower elevation). How can I get the difference between the two files? As ...
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Raster DEM generation

I have two shape files containing height information of a certain area and I need to create a raster DEM with GRASS using them. file 1 consists of height information in contours (isolines) file 2 ...
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How to create single contour shapefile from a contour shapefile? [duplicate]

Is there a way to create single contour shapefiles from a main contour shapefile. The main shapefile has quite a few contours and I need to isolate them and create individual files by elevation. ...
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Good practice for generating contours from a DEM

We have just received a large set of DEMs at work and I would like to generate contours from them. The DEMs have a resolution of 1m and a size of 1kmx1km. Output from gdalinfo: Driver: ...
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How to connect contour lines from two different sources?

How to connect contour lines from two different sources (LiDAR & Photogarametry) in order to obtain continuous and uniform contour lines layer ? how can i interpolate them together ? How can i ...
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file type needed to add layer containing contour lines

What file format is usable/recognized by qgis to add contour lines to a map? I'm working with Linux Mint 15, and qgis 1.7.5
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Is it possible to give 2d contours a Z-height from their attribute table in QGIS? (Or ArcGIS?)

I have a contour data file downloaded from UK Ordnance Survey, which gives 2d contours of an area in gml format (also supplied in .shp format) with the heights of each contour attached to the ...
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How to export Std Dev from Raster Dataset of DEM to classify current extent and execute Contour Tool with Python?

I want to create Countour Lines for a DEM which are based on a "STD dev" classificaion. My problem is that the "Std dev" is exported in an unknown type instead of a String. So the classifacation for ...
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Label Features with Arcpy

I had run the contour tool in my script to generate polylines. Contour("rectExtract", "C:/fakepath/Class1.shp", 50,0) Now I want to label the polylines with the contour-value. If I execute this ...
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How to create filled contour lines in QGIS?

How can I create contour lines that are filled with a graduated symbol usinq QGIS? In ArcGIS for Desktop I can do this. What about in QGIS?
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Unsplit lines based on length and attributes

I have a contour dilemma. Using Microstation, 1-ft contours have been made on a til-by-tile basis in our project. These DGNs were imported into a GDB, so the polylines have already been merged ...
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Jagged Contours ArcGIS

A general question when working with contours, do jagged lines indicate more spatial variance in a data set?
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ASTER GDEM v2 coastline generation?

I try to generate world coastline 1:30000 from ASTER's DEM with: gdal_contour -a ELEVATION -fl 0 But above produce some of missing coastlines. Whats happening? Is it cliffy shore? How would you ...
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QGIS Contour plugin - contours from points

With QGIS 2.01, the plugin Contour is not available. Anyone have another method to create contours from point / shapefile source, where the points are not a grid?
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Creating Contours from a Classified Raster - ArcGIS

I have a group of classified raster files, showing point densities at 3 intervals. I want to create contour lines based on this data at these same intervals. I'm guessing this should be fairly easy, ...
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Split polylines in ramps

I have a shapefile (polylines) of some roads and I want to divide the roads in ramps. Ramp = a piece of the road delimited by the top of a hill and a valley. So, pretending that you're driving in ...
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Contours generated from merged TIFs huge - much bigger than individually

I'm generating contours from four 5x5 degree SRTM DEMs in southeastern Australia. I'm using gdalwarp to reproject the DEM, then gdal_contour to generate contours. First, I generated contours for each ...
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Using Contour plugin, progress bar sticks at zero

I am using Quantum GIS 1.8.0. I have a base map sourced from OSGB Opendata VectorMap District (vector format), and that displays fine. I also have created a spreadsheet showing journey times to a ...
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Labeling contour lines in ArcMap [duplicate]

Can anybody give me advice on how to label contours as shown in Figure 2 below? I would like to be able to put the label "on" the line, which is easy enough. But I'd also like for the contour line to ...
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Continents geometry data / extracting contours of continents from country geometry

I have an ESRI Shapefile data from Natural Earth (Admin-0 Countries). I converted it to geoJSON format. There is no world or continents geometry there, only the county one. And I'd like to extract eg. ...
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Creating management zones in NDVI ortho maps with contour like lines

This question is hard to explain so if you have a possible answer I would love to hear it. I work in the precision agriculture business which heavily relies on NDVI calculations but need to create ...
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Editing symbology of contourlines with Arcpy

I just have a problem with my pythonscript. I had run the Contour-tool to generate polylines. Contour("rectExtract", "C:/fakepath/Class10.shp", 20,0) Now i want to mark the 100 meter lines in ...
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How to place elevation numbers on contours with uphill orientation and position?

I want to orient my elevation labels uphill. Is that possible? I'm currently using the labeling tool from QGIS (not that one in layer settings). I want the labels curved and uphill oriented (and I ...
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How to create a single contour defining the boundary between sea and land

Hello! I am still learning so forgive me if my question is very simple... I am trying to create a map with ArcGIS. The area I am working on is a seasite and I found that in some parts the cells appear ...
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How to crop raster layer?

Can anyone tell me how to crop a raster layer in QGIS? I want to make contours from a section of a layer, and including the whole layer will create far more data than I need and slow down the ...
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Arrow flow lines from a contour map

using QGIS (or even GRASS) is it possible to label a contour lines shape with arrows that indicate the flow direction? Briefly: I have a point shape with elevation values. I make an interpolation map ...
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QGIS 1.8.0-Lisboa error message when converting DEM to Contours

I am trying to convert a small DEM (1 megabyte) into contours. When I go to - Extraction - Contour- and run it I get the following message: "ERROR 1: CPLRealloc(): Out of memory allocating 416 ...
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How to install the Python module shapely for QGIS use?

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 on a Mac with OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). I've installed QGIS including GDAL, GSL, UNIXImageIO, Freetype, and Matplotlib all from www.kyngchaos.com. When installing the plugin ...
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Is it possible to colour areas between (vector) contours?

...without making it a DEM first? Joshdoe seems to have done so ("Styled in QGis") here but doesn't say how. Thanks!
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Extraction of contour lines starting from 0 elevation

I need your help regarding extraction of contour lines in QGIS. I am new to QGIS (in GIS actually). I followed the tutorials on extracting contour lines from DEM (which I downloaded from cgiar.srtm) ...
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contour lines from point shape attribute

I have a point shape file and one of the attribute refers to the altitude. Is is possible to obtain a contour lines shape file in GRASS?
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Comparison of three contour lines

I am looking for a way to spatially quantify the difference between three contour line shapefiles. More specifically, I have two elevation rasters which I intend to create contour lines from, but ...
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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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Problem creating TIN from multiple contour shapefiles with ArcGIS 9.3 Spatial Analyst

I have about 20 shapefiles that contain contours lines, and I'm trying to convert them to one TIN using Spatial Analyst in ArcGIS 9.3. I included all of the SHP's as input to generate a TIN, but it ...
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Most optimal algorithm for contour correctness?

Am creating an app which correctly calculates contours from a DEM file or any height-map given to it. The correctness of the contour holding the most importance, since a person viewing the contours ...
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Contours: Interrupt contour lines beneath a elevation number

Is there a way to interrupt a contour line beneath a elevation number? Thanks!
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Calculate the distance between two contours

I have two contour polylines (single shapefile) and I would like to calculate the mean, min and max distances between the two lines. Is there a function in ArcMap 10 (ArcInfo license, incl. Spatial ...
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How to use -lco options in gdal_contour?

I'm trying to create contours from geotiff raster with gdal_contour. My output format is Postgresql and I would like to ovewrite the existing table. When I do: gdal_contour -a 1 -f PostgreSQL -i 50 ...
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How to batch process (100s) of interpolations in QGIS or other open source software programs?

Is there an efficient way to run 100s of interpolations in QGIS or other open source software programs? I have groundwater contamination data collected from monitoring wells at about 800 different ...
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Applying depth to Shapefile

Apologies if this question has been answered before. I'm digitizing a historic coastline and would like to add a single depth figure to it in order to merge it with a current contour model. Is there ...
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Using field calculator to delete specific contours

I have 3 contour shapefiles with 25m, 50m and 100m equidistance. Now I want to delete in the 25m-shp-file every **50m and **00m contour and in the 50m-shp-file every **00 contour. How can I show them ...
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How to clip the contour map with the polygon using R software?

Hi I am wondering how can I create the contour lines from the discrete x, y and z dataset and then add the shapefile to cut the contour lines by polygon. I want to clip the contour map by the shape ...