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

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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 [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Convert .xyz to contours?

Can anyone help me convert .xyz file to a contours? I have recieved some .xyz files from the local council and am hoping to turn them into a terrain for 3d modelling. I have tried the ASCII to feature ...
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QGIS creating contour lines ERROR 1 CPLRealloc() out of memory allocationg 416 bytes

When i try to create contour lines from raster (tiff file) in QGIS 2.6.0 Brighton i get the following message: I thought it could be irregular size of raster that causes error so i clipped it in ...
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Generate contour lines for big DEMs and import into PostGis

I've downloaded the SRTM DEM files for most of Europe, from both 3arc_v4.1 and 1arc_v3 versions. The first comes in 5x5 degrees tiles, the latter in 1x1. I can stitch them together with gdalbuildvrt ...
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Generating raster from isolines using SAGA or ArcGIS?

I have a vector dataset of mean annual precipitation polylines, and I would like to generate a raster from them. I'm not sure the best way to go about it. ArcGIS has the Polyline to Raster tool but ...
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How to export QGIS contour attributes in a DXF file?

I'm new to this. I have a .tiff data file that generates contours in QGIS. I save it as .dxf. The contours don't have any attributes or data. That's bad, because I want to make a 3D landscape in Revit ...
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How to make a contour map from a list of points and values? [duplicate]

I need to create a nice map with contours that represent various thematic data on a scale of a country, for instance, average temperatures in Germany. I have a list of coordinates with the values, ...
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Comparing 2 contour data set files

I have 2 feature class files of contour lines for an area of interest - from 2 different sources. We would like to select just one to use and I'm looking for any methods to effectively compare the ...
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Connect two contour line with calculated line lenght

Is it possible to make plugin for qgis like PEGGER for arcview 3.2? Problem is, how to make path over contour lines with a grade in percent Formula is: K= e*100/G*M ; K=10*100/0.08*10000=1.25m K- ...
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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 input data matrix in flowmapper

I have problem with using flowmapper. I'm confused, how do I enter a text record? Can you give me an example of an appropriate text file? I've been doing interpolation and made a contour of the ground ...
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How to display steep slopes with the use of Contours?

I am using Arc Map 10.1. I have downloaded contour data as a shapefile. Is there any way to use the contours to display steep slopes so 15%-25% or 25% and greater.
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Models -> [Example Models] -> Contour lines from points: on MAC

I'm running QGIS2.6 on a Mac and can't seem to locate the "Contour Lines from Points" Example Model. Any help would be appreciated. SAGA is installed.
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Where to find the “contours from points” model in QGIS 2.6?

I can't find the example model "contours from points" in QGIS 2.6. Is there another tool for creating contours from points, besides the QGIS Contour plugin?