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

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How to create a Digital Elevation Model

How to create a DEM starting from layers shapefile "contour lines" and "shares"? which module of GRASS I need to use? thanks for yours responses....
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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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Easiest way to check if z values of contour lines are correct

What is the easiest way to check if z values of contour lines are correct in ArcGIS? I need just to look at the values, to see if equidistance between them is correct and unchanged.
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Create Contours From a DEM without 3D or Spatial Analyst

I'm wondering if there is a way to create contours from a DEM using ArcGIS without 3D or Spatial Analyst Extensions. I know that there are a few questions out there pertaining to this (How to create ...
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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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Generate raster from isolines

I have a vector dataset of mean annual precipitation polylines, and I would like to generate a raster from them. I'm not sure the best way to go about it. ArcGIS has the Polyline to Raster tool but ...
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Losing large portions of elevation contours from QGIS to PDF

Please forgive me as I'm new to GIS and all this might be a silly question, the wrong place for this question, or a hack way of going about what I'm getting at. So any suggestions on better practice ...
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How do I run the nvis tool in QGIS GRASS?

I am trying to follow this workflow: [How to generate a DEM from a countour Shapefile?] and it's running fine, and when I hit view output or view results I end up with a flat raster with shading ...
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How to specify gdal_contour output format as postgresql table?

I want to generate contours with gdal_contour command. It generates an output as shapefile by default. I want this utility to output a postgresql (postgis) table. The documentation says there is a -f ...
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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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95 percent volume contour

I generated, from point data, a kernel density map using GRASS, and I would like to identify the 95% volume contour in it. Is it possible in GRASS? Thank you
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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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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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Contour Lines Raster Extraction

I've been playing with Mapbox's blog post about converting heat maps to contour lines, and I'm stuck at the extraction part of this process. I used the CSV plugin to create a vector layer of points, ...
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Dynamic Contour generation and project on google maps

Is it possible to generate contour map layer at runtime and overlap or project on google maps. I am using google map api v3 and want to generate contour map layer using data from sql server and ...
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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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Help with technique to create contours from ASTER DEM in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I have the ASTER version 2 DEM of Cambodia. I want to use it to create 1m contours of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. If anyone has this already please let me know. Now, onto the problems: I am using ArcGIS ...
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How to make traffic time contour map in ArcMap?

I want to make travel time contour map which shows the area people can go from an origin (e.g. downtown, airport) within certain time interval. I have a roadway linear shapefile with the information ...
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How to create a slope map with different colors according to slope percentage or degrees

I have converted a dxf file with contour lines into a polyline shapefile, and I have used the Raster Analysis plugin to create a grayscale slope map from this shapefile. I would now like to have ...
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Change contour line stroke weight based on elevation?

I have shapefiles of contour lines that I have imported in Qgis. At the moment the contour lines are all the same stroke weight. I'm a beginner to this program, but wanted to know if its possible to ...
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How to export QGIS contour attributes in a DXF file?

I'm new to this. I have a .tiff data file that generates contours in QGis. That's super. I save it as .dxf. The contours don't have any attributes or data. That's bad, because I want to make a 3D ...
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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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Interpolation of contours (from one “main-contour-shapefile”)

I calculated, that the best and smalest possible äquidistance (equidistant) for my map is 30m. After I generlized my DHM, I extracted contours of a intervall of 30m and smoothed them. Now I have my ...
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How to create a raster (topo to raster) with non-rectangular shape?

I'm using Arcmap 10, I need to create a raster from contour lines. These contour lines were clipped out with a certain shape with the purpose to modify them only within that shape and then create the ...
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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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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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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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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 define disturbed/clipped contours elevation for Volume Polygon?

I want to calculate surface volume for different layer on TIN surface. I am working on an area in Norway which is 1 km * 1 km. The aim is to calculate surface volume of different imaginary elevation. ...
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Labelling Kriging result (contour)

I've finished Kriging, creating a contour-map, representing groundwater-height in my area. By a reason I don't know, it isn't possible to label my results. Neither can i export my data to vectors ...
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Contour tool in ArcGIS 10.1 giving syntax errors

I am trying to run the contour tool on a raster in 10.1 and get the following error messages? Does anyone know if this is a bug and is there a work around? ERROR 010328: Syntax error at or near ...
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Trouble intersecting a polyline and contours (Hack index / stream length gradient index)

Working on creating polylines for measurement using SL index (hack index). So far I have the main trunk of a stream, and contours at 10m. What I am trying to do is a) get the elevation at each ...
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Creating contours from partial data set

Is it possible to create contour lines based on part of the points and not the entire dataset?
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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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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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What is important when applying contour with barriers on LiDAR data?

I want to produce high quality DTM from 1 meter resolution LiDAR data and I have a terraced and retaining walls layer to use as barriers. I assume the features at the barrier layer shouldn't be longer ...
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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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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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Import SketchUp created KML contour lines model to QGIS

There's a neat trick to create contour lines based on the GE 3D terrain using Sketch-Up. The resulting KML however is a model I have looked at ways of importing KML layers to QGIS, like it was ...
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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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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 ...
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How to convert shapefile labels to graphics (in ArcMap 10)?

I have a shapefile that represents contours. Because I have clipped the contours to the map boundary they are broken in several places. Now that I have labeled the contours there are labels that are ...
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How to derive point height from contour data?

I got vector layer that represents height over sea level. Then, I also have different vector layers. Is there any good way of using QGiS or things related to calculate sea level for those points? ...
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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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How to capture contour lines from OSM cycle map as vector?

In QGIS, there is a plugin to insert a OSM cycle map layer, that brings as an image from http. But I can't convert this OSM Plugin layer to a raster image. I can't even imagine how to get the contour ...
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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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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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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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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 ...