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

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Creating 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 found this creating a dem from contours ...
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Contour extraction from raster does not finish in Qgis. How to find out if a raster is damaged

Execution of "extraction" - "contours" in Qgis is impossible. The process never finishes, I stopped it after 35 min. The contour extraction works for all other raster files. I have tried with ...
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How to smooth the polygons in a contour map

Here is a contour map for which all the polygons of levels are available. Let ask how to smooth the polygons keeping all vertices preserved in their exact locations? Indeed the contour is made on ...
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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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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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Pattern fill for raster contours in QGIS

How do I fill the area within raster contours with a pattern fill, instead of colors in QGIS? Is this even possible?
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Adding z values to contours without attribute data

I have a set of contour lines with 5 meter interval which doesn't have any height set in the attribute data. Now I'd like to assign (preferably automatic) z values to these contours since I want to ...
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Generate multiple contour lines at specific elevations

Can anyone suggest a method by which I can produce several user-defined contour lines (from a DEM) within a single shapefile using QGIS/GRASS (2.12.x) and its plugins. Each approach I have tried has ...
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Creating shaded relief in ArcGIS Desktop?

How can I create shaded relief from contour lines (.shp format)? I see Hillshade in ArcToolbox, but it asks for a raster file. I have ArcGIS 10.0.
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Open source alternative to the “Contours with Barriers” Tool in ArcGIS

I am trying to create a contour file for the globe for a project and am using open source GIS software packages. I was trained for several years on ArcGIS and there is a tool to create contours with ...
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ArcGIS, How do I get smoother contours?

I am trying to get nice smooth contours using ArcGIS. I have already smoothed out the DEM using focal statistics, simplified and smoothed the contours. The current result looks like this, which is way ...
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How calculate areas between certain contour lines in qgis? [closed]

How do I calculate the area between certain contour lines (e.g. 0-800, 800-1400, 1400-2100...) from a given shape file. What I need is the area of the the certain elevational levels. shape file is ...
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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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Annotation masks disappearing

I have created annotation from the labels of a set of contour lines in ArcGIS and used Feature Outline Mask to create a mask layer in order to mask the lines using Advanced Drawing Options and make ...
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Getting from PDF contour map of Z in area to values of Z specific points in area?

I have a PDF of a contour map of value Z for an area. For the same area, I have a set of points that I would like to match with Z values interpolated from this contour map. For an individual point, ...
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Contours from NED in QGIS — “oversampled” NED? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an IMG file of NED data from the USGS National Map elevation products site and I want to create a contour map using QGIS. The problem is, the NED raster is "oversampled". There are ...
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Creating bathymetric contours using shoreline point data and transect point data

I have been given a set of depth points for a waterbody that were taken along the shoreline and along linear transects. What is the best way to use these points to interpolate/extrapolate bathymetric ...
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How to position contour labels in Maplex above the line?

I would like to utilize the "contour placement" options of "Uphill alignment" and "Laddering" while positioning the label above the contour not over it. This does not seem to be an option under the ...
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Polygon Representation from Contours

I have contours lines along with their elevations in ArcGIS. I want to create a polygon representation from those contour lines. How can i create polygons from those contours which may help me to ...
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Filling contour levels with grain (texture) using Leaflet

I created a program to draw temperature contour map of France: This is the code: library(ggplot2) library(gstat) library(sp) library(maptools) require(rgeos) library(rgdal) library(foreign) ...
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How to exclude water during contour generation?

I recently acquired a LiDAR data set that included a 1 meter DEM. I generated 1, 2 and 5m contour layers but I am seeing a lot of contours within water bodies. I suspect this is either caused by wave ...
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Is it possible to add intermediate contour values automatically in QGIS?

Let me explain the scenario. We have 100's of elevation contour shp files. In each file, only the 10th contour line has values (200, 450, 700, etc..). We have to attribute values for all the ...
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Making DEM from contours without elevation data?

I got a shapefile with contours, but no elevation data is present. We can assume as known info, that the contours mark elevations at known steps (say, 20 m). Is it still possible to restore the ...
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Displaying contour lines calculated from SRTM in Google Earth?

I'm relatively inexperienced in GIS, but would like to display contour lines calculated from SRTM data in Google Earth. It doesn't matter whether they are actual linestrings or just an image ...
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Fixing undesirable lines between tiles from SRTM contour line extraction?

I'm trying to make a South American topography map based on SRTM data on QGIS. The problem is a visual one. If the topography contours are extracted from individual SRTM tiles, it results a little ...
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How do I calculate kernel density using cases and controls in QGIS?

I have a dataset with approx 1250 geolocated points - approx 150 are cases of a disease and the rest are controls. My area of interest is around 20km by 20km with wide variation in population density. ...
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General guidelines for topographic contour to DEM conversion?

It seems that many different DEM resolutions (10m, 30m, 100m) could be created from a contour map (with, for instance 50m elevation changes marked), but of course some of the resulting DEMs will be ...
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Acquiring Digital Elevation Models for Argentina from commercial providers

I'm interested in obtaining Digital Elevation Models for areas in the 20,000 acre range, as I use them to create contour maps for agriculture. The USGS Earth Explorer has a wonderful free DEM ...
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Drawing Contours using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

Could you explain step by step of creating contours in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? Starting from data input (also I need explanation on the type of data format ) to finally drawing the contours.
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how can I make contour lines out of points with different heigths?

I have different points in a polygon. The points have the attribute "depth" and either have 0m, 2m or 4m depth. My task is now to create some sort of contour lines with the points with the same depth ...
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QGIS - how to see the minimum and maximum elevations in contour layer

I am using QGIS 2.12 on a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have a contour layer representing elevations. How can I find what the maximum and minimum elevation values in the layer?
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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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Calculate z value for contour line from x,y in dxf file

I am working on a project about route chart and cross section generation for hiking with Hong Kong Lands Department's Digital Topographic Map B5000 (sample). Height information are required for this ...
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QGIS Contours plugin

I am a starter but managed to load osm-data with osm2po, pgrouting, postgis and postgresql into qgis! Yay! Then I did a drivingdistance analysis based on cost to finally get the qgis contours plugin ...
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How to draw contour lines with exact distance?

I am not a professional GIS user so am desperately trying to draw contours with exact distances around my samples (points).
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Selecting suitable web GIS for project? [duplicate]

I need to develop a web-based map using existing shape files. Using the web-map, we must be able to select a region and produce contours for that selected region. Can any one suggest the best open ...
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Labeling contour lines in ArcMap [duplicate]

Can anybody give me advice on how to label contours as shown in Figure 2 below? I would like to be able to put the label "on" the line, which is easy enough. But I'd also like for the contour line to ...
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Terrain elevation in QGIS

How can I get started with creating a map with elevation just like this one: Basically I need a map that looks like the one above. Can someone tell me where can I get the data, and how do I process ...
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Contour lines with imported shape file using Blender GIS - wrong Z values

I've been making experiments with Blender GIS and QGIS. I'm having problems when importing Shapefiles with contour lines, with a field for elevation (ELEVATION FROM FIELD selected when importing). ...
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Creating a DTM from Contours, via the command line or Python

I am looking to create a gridded DTM/DEM (Digital Terrain/Elevation Model) or TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) from a set of contours. There are a number of similar questions on both this site ...
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Generating contours from DEM using GDAL?

We have just received a large set of DEMs at work and I would like to generate contours from them. The DEMs have a resolution of 1m and a size of 1kmx1km. Output from gdalinfo: Driver: ...
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GPS point elevation vs Contours layer elevation

I have some survey grade GPS points whose elevation is approx 55 feet lower than my contours layer elevations. I am using 1 ft contours and comparing point elevations with contours in the same ...
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Adding elevation data from contour lines to point layer using QGIS?

I want to calculate the number of vacant lots within 300m from a given building. My source file contains point layers of buildings and vacant lots. Here's a short description of my workflow. I've ...
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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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Difference in contour lines derived from IDW and TIN in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to know the difference between contour lines derived from IDW and contour lines derived from TIN. I have collected GPS points, and I know the elevations are not accurate but it is within ...
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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 extract area information from a raster based on a DEM or contour lines

I have a raster representing the distribution of a specific land cover type - the raster values are 1 for where the land cover type is present and 0 where it isn't. I also have a DEM with 5m ...
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Contours from delaunay triangles

I have generated a delaunay polygon file that represents terrain data. Is there a way I can produce contours from the polygon file? I know I can convert the polygon to an Esri TIN, and then produce ...
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Exporting Contours from QGIS into AutoCAD [duplicate]

I'm trying to export contour lines from QGIS into standard AutoCAD but I'm not having much luck. It does not seem to matter what type of file I select as the output during the contour creating (eg. ...