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

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Clip Categorized Polygon with another Polygon

Ok, so first off, I've gone through the forum, and looked at every post that sounds similar. They have all been solved, but none of the solutions have worked for me. Basically, I have created a ...
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Converting shapefile labels to graphics ArcMap?

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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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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QGIS Contour Plugin Says No Shapely; can import shapely in QGIS console

I'm keen to create some contours (isochrones for a pedestrian 'ped-shed' catchment) from a point dataset in QGIS, using the contour plugin from the Plugins repository. I installed the plugin, but ...
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Equidistance on line contour from DEM

I am using a SRTM 30 meters for slope and elevation. When i'm using this 30x30 rasters to generate contours i set a 30m equidistance for contour, and the results are ok. Now i'm wondering if it's ...
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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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Create DEM with 1 foot contours from lidar data with 1.4 meter resolution

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 ...
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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 create contours from an IDW raster

I'm new to QGIS and am trying to create vector contours from this IDW raster. I followed Ujaval Gandhi's "Interpolating Point Data" tutorial step by step but am not getting the same results for step ...
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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 get smooth contours from points or IDW raster in QGIS

Hello I'm an artist trying different ways of drawing contours in QGIS using points with income values. I've been able to import a shp file with the data, create a layer with centroids of the census ...
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Too many contours labels are showing up in ArcMap, not just ones for selected subset?

I created a shapefile for contours lines on the basis of a raster. Since I am interested in just 5 contours (out of, say, 50), I selected for display just the contours I am interested in. I achieved ...
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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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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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Generate 3D elevation points grid from 3D contour lines!

I have a shape file with 3D contour lines. I want that based on this information to generate for all this area a 3D grid of points with certain distance from each-other like every 50cm. I use ...
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Import ARCGIS web dataset contours into Sketchup

My local council has online ARCGIS data sources including 1m elevation contours. I am trying to import these into a sandbox terrain model in sketchup to do some landscape planning. Conceptually I ...
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TIN Creation from 3D Contour File

I'm currently trying to import a 3D contour file into a QGIS project. How can I export the DXF file from Microstation with height information? I already have imported it to the QGIS project but ...
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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). I have 67 samples and I would like to draw contours around these points. ...
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Continents geometry data / extracting contours of continents from country geometry

I have an ESRI Shapefile data from Natural Earth (Admin-0 Countries). I converted it to geoJSON format. There is no world or continents geometry there, only the county one. And I'd like to extract eg. ...
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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 to convert poly-line contour feature class into heat map displaying heights [closed]

I'm looking for a way to be able to convert contour data (as lines) into a heat map that would display the data warmest at the highest points and coolest at the lowest. I have access to QGIS, ArcMap ...
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Losing elevation values converting to CAD in ArcGIS for Desktop?

This is complex and my first question. I'm using 10.3 and need to export a lot of contour files to CAD. When I do this individually, they convert fine and retain the elevation values. Having hundreds, ...
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What is the smallest contour interval possible when derived from a DTM?

I am converting a 2m DTM to contours, and would like to have the smallest interval possible. Is there a theoretical limit, or even a rule of thumb for defining contour intervals based on the ...
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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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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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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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Duplicated vertices in contour features of GRASS?

I use GRASS to produce contours from DEM (r.contours for SRTM rasters). They looks fine, but most of the line features occures to be duplicated; i.e. verticies duplicated. Here are pictures of output ...
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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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How to create contour from NetCDF?

I have downloaded Bathymetry data from GEBCO. Its in NetCDF format. I want to create contour from it. I tried so many tools to convert the file into raster but couldn't do so. How can I create raster ...
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Labelling polygons intersecting another polygon file

I have a series of polygons representing land packages and another shape file representing contour polygons of flood elevations in steps i.e 2-5m 5-10m >10m. I am wanting to label a polygon with the ...
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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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Display coastline

I have a raster converted from shape file(tool point to raster). Can anybody prompt, how to display coastline? I can use contours, but are not focused at condition "elevation = 0". Is there any simple ...
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Relationship between contour interval and spatial resolution of a generated DEM

If I have contour lines with interval say 10, 5, or 2 (etc.), and I generated a DEM from them, what is the relationship between between the contour interval and the resolution of the DEM? Irrespective ...
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Creating an irregular points grid — one with regular along-slope distances [closed]

I am currently using QGIS to try and prepare a series of equally spaced -- along the terrain slopes -- sampling points within various NVC (National Vegetation Classification) sites in the UK. I am ...
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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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How to view .dwg group layers in ArcMap? [closed]

I'm trying to view 3 .dwg group layers in ArcMap 10.1. Whenever I add them to the map, I get an error message that says they are missing a spatial reference. That's fine. I'm just trying to view ...
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gdal_contour is missing lines below a certain elevation

I have a very strange problem with gdal_contour. I have a very large GeoTif of Europe and would like to generate contour-lines for that region. Everything worked fine when I had lines every 25m but ...
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How to create contour lines from point data using QGIS?

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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Problem with contour lines thickness in bigger zoom levels

I'm a beginner user of GDAL tools. I'd like to rasterize contour lines into Tiff file (for example such region: N47E006), everything works for quite small zoom levels e.g. 10... but the problem is ...
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Creating 3D terrain/model from contour lines, preferably using Open Source GIS?

I am looking to create 3D terrain from a contour map that I have (originally inside a PDF). The contour lines are able to be viewed as paths in Adobe Illustrator. There are two types of lines: 7m and ...
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Convert contour lines to DEM in ArcGIS [closed]

I've been trying without success to convert contour lines to DEM (Converting to spot heights is also a possible solution but I have not found a way for that either) using ArcGIS 10.2 (Advanced ...
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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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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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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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raster topo map with gaps to DEM

I'm trying to create a DEM from this raster map: I managed to clean all the shapes and text. I tried to write a program which finds the curve pieces and connects them. But, I realized that it is ...
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Postgis 2.1: ERROR: Shell is not a line - SQL state: XX000

My current setup is PostgreSQL 9.3.6 & PostGIS 2.1.5 I have a table with contour lines (multilinestrings) that I wish to group by the attribute 'elevation', and make polygons out of them. The ...
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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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Isolate contour line with a minimum number of points (to eliminate small polygons) with ArcGIS

I extracted a single contour line (altitude 3660 m) with ArcGIS. How can I eliminate small polygons ? I know how to do it with a GRASS command (generate contour lines) which simply asks for a minimum ...
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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 draw contour line between certain elevation range?

I have a raster and I want to draw contour lines just between certain elevation range. For example I want to draw contour lines between elevation 700 (m) and 1000 (m) with the interval of 10. So there ...