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

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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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Where can I find the format specification for LSLIFF data?

I have an LSLIFF file which should contain some map contour data, and I want to write a renderer for it, but to do that I need to understand the file format. A preliminary search has not turned up ...
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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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shapefile to gmt format

I have an ESRI shapefile of the contours of my study area, and I want to convert it into a format that is acceptable by GMT, so I can make an elevation map of my study area. Is that even possible? ...
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PostGIS - Interpolate point between contours

Using PostGIS, what is the best method to interpolate the z value for points (the orange dot in the image below) located between each contour layer (blue lines and red lines in the image below)? So ...
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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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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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How to generate DEM from contours using QGIS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to generate digital elevation model using contour lines in QGIS 2.4 version?
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Colouring areas between (vector) contours?

Is it possible to colour areas between (vector) contours without making it a DEM first? Joshdoe seems to have done so in Create filled contour map with GRASS but does not say how.
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Contour command in Spatial Ecology's GME

Has anyone been successful using the contour command from GME (Geospatial Modelling Environment)? I'm trying to create contours out of a DEM. I know you can do it in ArcGIS with 3D or Spatial Analyst ...
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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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How to create contour lines from point data?

I'm using QGIS 2.4.0 and I have a shapefile of points with elevation data and X and Y coordinates. I'm using windows 7 OS. The idea is to create a contour line SHP using my point data. My question ...
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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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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 elevation information from contour lines?

I'm working with OS windows 7 and using ArcGIS 10.2 and I have a point shape, which I must extract elevation for every point in it but the only useful data is a contour line shape. Not sure if it's ...
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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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Recommendations for creating contour map from depth points

I am trying to put together a safe routes map for a local lake. I have an old paper map that has a grid of various depths as points. I would like to draw contour lines through these points and create ...
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Rasterizing Contours - How to remove 0 values

I want to convert vector contours to a DEM. From other posts, I wanted to utilise the Grass r.surf.contours tool. Initially I converted the vector contour layer to a rasterized contours using the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...