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

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Contour generation using Interpolation - Correcting edge Effects

I utilised the Interpolation feature in QGIS to prepare contours from a DEM I had generated. Sometimes when contours intersect the edge of the DEM area, they run along the edge for some distance. ...
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How to extract information from a tiff file

I have a tiff file that I loaded into ArcGIS. It has roads, rivers and other features including the 600m contour for the region. I want to create a file that only shows the 600m contour. How can I do ...
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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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Step by step contour creation algorithm

I do seismic processing, and recently have been moving into doing contours. I have a question on the exact way this is done. I have watered down my problem so that I can understand from 'first ...
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QGIS Contour plugin: Creating complex isolines leads to isolated areas

I use the contour plugin (v1.1) within QGIS 2.4 to create contour lines. I have streets with different travel costs. I observe problems for streets with low travel costs if they are surrounded by ...
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How calculate areas between certain contour lines in qgis?

Sorry for asking a question which I found in similar ways already here, but I am trying this for days and just got no result: How do I calculate the area between certain contour lines (e.g. 0-800, ...
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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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How to generate a DEM from isolines and spot heights?

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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Exporting USGS contour line shapefile to DWG or DXF?

How do I assign the Z value based on the Elevation attribute using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? I've been messing with this for an hour or two now and every time the exported DWG has ZERO for z value for ...
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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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How to generate a DEM from a contour Shapefile?

I want to create a DEM from depth contours (shapefile) in QGIS. I've been trying to work out how to do this based on this previous question, notably from this link from that page, however I'm stuck, ...
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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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Measuring straightness of a curve segment (represented as a polyline)

I'm working on an automatic elevation contour labeling algorithm and one of the factors that I want to take into account when deciding the positions of labels is how "straight" a particular segment of ...
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Simplify Raster Contours ArcGIS 10

Does anybody know a way to simplify a number of contour polylines derived from a raster dataset? I need to generate a map that shows contour polylines at relatively small scale. With the contour ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Converting points to Percentage Volume Contours using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

I need to convert about 100 different sets of points into percentage volume contours. These are currently in vector format. What would be the most efficient way to do this? I'd rather do it in ArcGIS ...
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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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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 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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DEM/DSM from contour lines and slopes

I want to create a DEM with as much detail as possible. The problem is, that the area contains several (manmade) slopes. I got contour lines and lines that mark the location of the slopes, but 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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TIN Creation from 3D Contour File

I'm currently trying to import a 3D contour file into a Quantum GIS project. My question is, how can I export the DXF file from Microstation with height information? I already have imported it to the ...
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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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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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Is it possible to make a DEM from contours in QGIS?

Is it possible to make a DEM from contours in QGIS? I have a shp file (contours) and their heights, can I use QGIS for produce a DEM without using GRASS? I find this creating a dem from contours but ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Creation of drainage ditch in ArcGIS - Line with a certain slope

I have a digital terrain model and a list of problematic points, in which water accumulates. It's not important how I obtained these points (by observing or some algorythm). I would like to use these ...
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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

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 ...