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

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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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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 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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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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Do jagged contours indicate more spatial variability in a data set?

A general question when working with contours, do jagged lines indicate more spatial variability in a data set? A short background of my problem and objective: I would like to delineate neighborhoods ...
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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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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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Contours with negative values using the model example in QGIS?

I have a data set of water level ranging from -6 m below sea level to +30 meters. But when I use the model example for creating contours from points, the minimum contour value is zero (0). What can be ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 generate smooth contours from cropped raster?

I’m trying to create contours from a raster layer in QGIS. On my first attempt, I cropped my raster layer in Photoshop and reimported it, but it lost coordinate data I think. I made the contours ...
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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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Command Grass in QGIS not work

When I use r.contour or other Grass commands in QGis, I have this error message. Why?
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Extracted Contours from DEM translated in QGIS for certain intervals

I created a DEM from several point files in QGIS. Both of these line up well with the remaining data in my file (ie cadaster, aerial imagery, etc). I wanted to generate 2m contours from the DEM ...
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Merging contour lines generated by gridded data

I have a set of gridded data, which I have used to generate contour lines based on separate values in the data. In the example provided the contour lines shown correlation coefficients. The contours ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Create a DEM with 1 foot contours

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 ...