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

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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). I'...
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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 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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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 ...
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DEM with bathymetric contour lines in GRASS

I am trying to create a DEM from a bathymetric contour lines. Contours are in vector format and the elevation value is negative. To create the surface I have converted the contours in raster (v.to ...
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Duplicated vertices in contour features of GRASS?

I use GRASS to produce contours from DEM (r.contours for SRTM rasters). They looks fine, but most of the line features occures to be duplicated; i.e. verticies duplicated. Here are pictures of output ...
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Creating 3D terrain/model from contour lines, preferably using Open Source GIS?

I am looking to create 3D terrain from a contour map that I have (originally inside a PDF). The contour lines are able to be viewed as paths in Adobe Illustrator. There are two types of lines: 7m and ...
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Problem with contour lines thickness in bigger zoom levels

I'm a beginner user of GDAL tools. I'd like to rasterize contour lines into Tiff file (for example such region: N47E006), everything works for quite small zoom levels e.g. 10... but the problem is ...
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gdal_contour is missing lines below a certain elevation

I have a very strange problem with gdal_contour. I have a very large GeoTif of Europe and would like to generate contour-lines for that region. Everything worked fine when I had lines every 25m but ...
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Convert contour lines to DEM in ArcGIS [closed]

I've been trying without success to convert contour lines to DEM (Converting to spot heights is also a possible solution but I have not found a way for that either) using ArcGIS 10.2 (Advanced license)...
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raster topo map with gaps to DEM

I'm trying to create a DEM from this raster map: I managed to clean all the shapes and text. I tried to write a program which finds the curve pieces and connects them. But, I realized that it is ...
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Postgis 2.1: ERROR: Shell is not a line - SQL state: XX000

My current setup is PostgreSQL 9.3.6 & PostGIS 2.1.5 I have a table with contour lines (multilinestrings) that I wish to group by the attribute 'elevation', and make polygons out of them. The ...
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Exporting linework layer with 'altitude' attribute in QGIS to DXF with lines raised in z according to altitude attribute?

I have contours which I have brought into QGIS from a GEOjson - the lines have an attribute of 'altitude'. I want to export these contour lines as a DXF with the lines raised in the zplane according ...
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Isolate contour line with a minimum number of points (to eliminate small polygons) with ArcGIS

I extracted a single contour line (altitude 3660 m) with ArcGIS. How can I eliminate small polygons ? I know how to do it with a GRASS command (generate contour lines) which simply asks for a minimum ...
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Create DEM with 1 foot contours from lidar data with 1.4 meter resolution

I have Lidar data which contains multiple .las files for an entire quad. I have figured out which .las is the area I am looking for. I was told the data is in 1.4 meter resolution and would work to ...
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How to draw contour line between certain elevation range?

I have a raster and I want to draw contour lines just between certain elevation range. For example I want to draw contour lines between elevation 700 (m) and 1000 (m) with the interval of 10. So there ...
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Convert .xyz to contours?

Can anyone help me convert .xyz file to a contours? I have recieved some .xyz files from the local council and am hoping to turn them into a terrain for 3d modelling. I have tried the ASCII to feature ...
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QGIS creating contour lines ERROR 1 CPLRealloc() out of memory allocationg 416 bytes

When i try to create contour lines from raster (tiff file) in QGIS 2.6.0 Brighton i get the following message: I thought it could be irregular size of raster that causes error so i clipped it in ...
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Generate contour lines for big DEMs and import into PostGis

I've downloaded the SRTM DEM files for most of Europe, from both 3arc_v4.1 and 1arc_v3 versions. The first comes in 5x5 degrees tiles, the latter in 1x1. I can stitch them together with gdalbuildvrt ...
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How to make a contour map from a list of points and values? [duplicate]

I need to create a nice map with contours that represent various thematic data on a scale of a country, for instance, average temperatures in Germany. I have a list of coordinates with the values, ...
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Comparing 2 contour data set files

I have 2 feature class files of contour lines for an area of interest - from 2 different sources. We would like to select just one to use and I'm looking for any methods to effectively compare the ...
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Connect two contour lines with calculated line length

Is it possible to make a plugin for QGIS like PEGGER for arcview 3.2? Problem is, how to make path over contour lines with a gradient in percent? Formula is: K= e*100/G*M ; K=10*100/0.08*10000=1.25m ...
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How to make input data matrix in flowmapper

I have problem with using flowmapper. I'm confused, how do I enter a text record? Can you give me an example of an appropriate text file? I've been doing interpolation and made a contour of the ground ...
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How to display steep slopes with the use of Contours?

I am using Arc Map 10.1. I have downloaded contour data as a shapefile. Is there any way to use the contours to display steep slopes so 15%-25% or 25% and greater.
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Models -> [Example Models] -> Contour lines from points: on MAC

I'm running QGIS2.6 on a Mac and can't seem to locate the "Contour Lines from Points" Example Model. SAGA is installed.
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How to make label show up on contour vector in QGIS? [closed]

I'm new to QGIS (version 2.6.0). I think my question should be easy to solve but I still get stuck at making labels show up on contour lines. These lines were generated from extracting raster (asc ...
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Chained rendering to create contour gives correct WMS but incorrect WFS using openlayers

I'm trying to create a contour as vector layer using this example: http://boundlessgeo.com/2013/01/chaining-rendering-transformations-in-geoserver/. My setup is GeoServer v2.5.3 and gwt-openlayers. ...