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

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Error with the Contour (Spatial Analyst) tool in ArcGIS

I am having an issue with the Contour (Spatial Analyst) tool in ArcGIS. When I manually run the tool in ArcToolbox, it will sometimes say that the tool has failed, giving the following error message: ...
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Creating a Slope Map Using Contours

I am trying to create a slope map. I have many contour elevation files. I tried to use the slope tool in Arctoolbox, but it calls for raster files and I'm working with vector data. Any help with this ...
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Problem loading the contour plugin

I have installed the contour plugin on my kubuntu 13 laptop, but when I am opening qgis (2.0.1) I get the following message: Couldn't load plugin contour due an error when calling its classFactory() ...
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How to convert excel csv file to filled contour Google Earth Map?

I have a csv file http://www.geocities.ws/radar/data2.csv. The first column is latitude. The second column is lonitude. The third column is precipitation type. 5 represents freezing rain. 15 ...
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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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Contouring surface with barriers?

I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3, and I want to contour a surface with barriers. Every time the result is a polyline contour shape file which covers only a part of the surface not the whole surface. ...
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gdal_contour transparent contour as png

I started using the GDAL Library in a c++ project. It is a great library, but I am a bit stuck right now with different aspects of it. What is the best way to use gdal_contour in my c++ programm? ...
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How to colour contour lines in .shp file when the lines are not meeting in QGIS?

I am doing bathymetry analysis, where I would like to color the contours one by one in the case land is rising (or sea level going down). There is a comprehensive explanation about coloring contours ...
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Contours from DEM with human features

I am rather new at GIS and I would like to have some guidance on what follows. I have some DEMs derived from LiDAR data. These DEMs contain building and other human features (e.g., roads). I was ...
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QGIS contours smoothing and cleaning

Trying to utilize the contour extraction QGIS tool but having trouble creating smoothed contours. The smooth, generalize, and dissolve tools have not worked for me. Also the plugin for contours ...
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How to clip a lines vector layer to a polygon layer in QGIS?

I've perused through previous questions and haven't been able to find an appropriate solution to my problem yet, so I wanted to post here. I have a lines layer (a contour map of mean annual ...
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Output map of only 50m-100m contours [closed]

I´ve got the "OS Terrain 50" contours/spot-heights dataset. I would like to output a series of maps with everything above 0m, 50m, 100m etc. from a region. I know almost nothing about GIS, but have a ...
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How to clean up contours?

I have .dxf file with contour lines representing elevation. But this contours are too "ugly" and elevation model looks just bad. As you can see on image, contours are not continuous... Is there any ...
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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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Surfer problem - overlapping grd bln

I have the following problems with Surfer: 1, I have a grid file and a bln but i'm not sure that they overlap each other exactly. I set the coordinate system with grd and bln! (WGS84) but there is no ...
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How to generate Non-smooth/crude Contour Lines in QGIS?

I have an SRTM DEM and I want contour lines generated for specific elevations. This can easily be done using r.contour.level/step etc. but the contours generated are smooth and cover the cells only ...
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Is there an online source of raw contour data?

My goal is to get a vector image (SVG preferably) of a local mountain. The data clearly exists, but as an armchair cartographer without access to raw layer data I've been reduced to combing the web ...
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ContourList error

i use ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 in Windows 7 and develop with visual studio 2010, .net v3.5. This is a quite strange problem. I have a Console Application that calls this simple function: public void ...
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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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Generating a vector contour map of fictional terrain

Originally I had asked this on the Graphics Design SE but after some realization of the question I was asking, it's probably better to ask it here. I'm making a fantasy world map in illustrator that ...
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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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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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Creating contours for specific elevations

Input data: 1. an SRTM raster. 2. Point file of peaks. -Attributes contain ID, x, y, z and the elevation at which the peak is completely isolated from a neighboring peak. The output I want is a ...
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Error when labelling kriging result (contour) - the input layer is not valid

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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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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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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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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Contour tool in ArcGIS 10.1 giving syntax errors [duplicate]

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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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. I save it as .dxf. The contours don't have any attributes or data. That's bad, because I want to make a 3D landscape in Revit ...
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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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Workflow for generation of contours with LiDAR data and OCAD

I am updating our maps for an orienteering club in Illinois. I was very excited to find out that we have access to .las lidar data in 2000x2000ft files. I checked out OCAD11 and it can handle .las ...
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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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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How do I add Garmin .img files to QGIS?

I downloaded 10 .img files from garmin.openstreetmap.nl which are supposed to contain the topo tiles for the area I would like to add in qgis. I've been unable to find any instructions on how to use ...
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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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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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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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How to create contours from points where points are not a grid?

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 ...