Digital Elevation Model (DEM), which could be a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) or a Digital Surface Model (DSM).

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World DEM vs ASTER Digital Elevation Models accuracy

I use DEM essentially to create surfaces on AutoCAD Civil 3D and then to create terrain profile views. I have been using mainly ASTER imagery from which I extract 2m contour lines in QGis and then ...
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Processing LAS dataset in QGIS 2.8.2

I need to extract DEM from LIDAR dataset in QGIS 2.8.2. I have installed LAS tools in QGIS. I cannot configure my LAStools because I do not get Processing-->Options and Configuration and instead I get ...
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How can I create a 10m DEM from the 30M DEM with me?

I am not regularly working in raster analysis. I have got a 30M DEM with me and I would like to create a 10 DEM out of that. Is it possible to do this using QGIS? and How? EDIT: I have got the ...
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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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change from NAD 1983 to some PCS?

I want to ask how to change the coordinate system from NAD 1983 to some Projected coordinate system. I tried to change this DEM file to WGS 1984 (all of them) but when I did that my scale becomes 1:4. ...
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Hillshade with too big pixels

I digitized some maps with isolines every 4m. I created a DEM and the Hillshade. But the hillshade has big pixels. I use ArcGIS 10.3. Is there something to be look out for that I might have done ...
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Can we create topographical map of private land using GPS elevation data?

Is there a way to create a relatively precise topographical map of a private land using GPS elevation data? As the land is a little bit over 100,000 square meters, the available regional topographical ...
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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 create composite hillshade?

The concept of composite hillshade is to combine multiple hillshades with different sunlight orientation to avoid blind spot. It requires to merge 3 hillshades images with 315⁰ (NW sunlight, default ...
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How to average gdal_hillshades?

For some unknow reason, my average of 3 hillshades is very dark : gdaldem hillshade input.tif hillshades_C.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az 315 -alt 60 -compute_edges gdaldem hillshade input.tif ...
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Modifying DEM elevation data in QGIS using a polygon

I've tried searching through the existing questions but am struggling to find a succinct answer to what I am trying to achieve. For background, I am running a flood model in TUFLOW to help support a ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Aspect calculation?

I need to derive a raster representing aspect for North America (from STRM data, originally in geographic lat/long). In most projections, true north is only map north along eg the central meridian so ...
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Filtering noise out from bare-earth DEM with terrace fields?

I have a 1m bare-earth DEM, derived from LiDAR data, representing a terraced landscape. For the sake of any subsequent use of the DEM (e.g., least-cost path, cost surface analysis, and the like) I am ...
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Creating DTM for two surfaces with point data and calculating volume between them using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have point data for a ground surface level which is captured in a grid of 35m spacings. I also have point data for the new surface level after soil has been removed which is captured at random ...
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Does Scimap work with QGIS?

Does anybody know if Scimap ( http://www.scimap.org.uk ) works with QGIS? I know it is supposed to operate with ArcGIS and SAGA but as I am very much a beginner with QGIS I would like to know if its ...
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qgis2threejs - rendered surface edges “bleed”

I am using qgis2threejs on some raster datasets representing different potentiometric surfaces of aquifers. The rendered 3D images from qgis2threejs have the edges of the surfaces "bleeding" down to ...
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How to create transparent hillshade?

I get elegant transparent hillshades via a combination gdal and convert. Compare to grey-based hillshade commonly used, such transparent hillshades are very cool because they can be placed between the ...
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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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How to mosaic to new raster for multiple DEM tiles?

I took some DEM files and turned them into raster .tif files, i then tried to Mosaic them together using the mosaic to new raster tool and i keep getting two problems consistently, there seems to ...
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Ways to extract DEM for urban areas using Google Maps?

Is Google maps' elevation API suitable to obtain the high resolution elevation data for areas that have 3D building such as Manhattan? Would the API for example yield a significant different value on ...
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Classifying DEM according to elevation in R?

r<-raster("DEM.tif") How to do the classification based on every ten meters for example and have different colors too?
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Automatically adding Z-values from a DEM to an already created polygon

We have excavated a very large 5.000 year old fish fence, which was documented by photogrammetry, and is now being digitized. I started digitizing the orthophoto in QGIS and everything is cool. Now ...
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merge two DEMs of different resolutions? [duplicate]

I have two DEMs, the first one is in 30 meters of résolution and the second: 5 meters, and will like if there is a possibility of merging them to extend the area where I do my research?
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How to fit Google Earth satellite image to UK OS 50 DEM

I have extracted a DEM tile from the UK Ordnance Survey's free OS Terrain 50 dataset The tile contains spot heights for a grid comprising 51 nodes (West to East) by 51 nodes (North to South) with ...
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Intermediate files disappear in ArcGIS 10.1

I am working with ArcGIS 10.1 creating some slope and aspect files. I do this: DEM_park = ExtractByMask(mosaic_name, park_area) and it creates the DEM_park file in a default gdb with a default ...
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What exactly does hill shade or Shaded relief , if performed on SRTM DEM will output?

Two questions actually. Does shaded relief or hill shade outputs mean "expelling of shadows"? For a vast country like India, how to prepare a map from SRTM DEM, which does not have any shadow ...
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Why QGIS Raster clipper does not work on reprojected layers?

I try to clip a hillshade raster and I get this error. The hillshade was the result of a reprojected DEM from WGS84 to WGS84UTM. When I to clip the hillshade or even the reprojected DEM, I get the ...
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DTM posting and resolution

When speaking about a DMS or a DTM, what is posting? And what is the difference between posting and horizontal resolution?
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DEM Stream Burning

I would like to ask you guys how would i burn streams in DEM the following images will help understand what I would like to do. this is my DEM and the blue lines are my rivers. However, when I ...
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How to properly get the slope from an ASTER DEM in QGIS?

I have inserter a raster dem layer from ASTER satellite and I want to get a raster that has the slope of the area. I use terrain analysis > slope but the output is so wrong. Why is that? here is the ...
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Depressions in Texas DEM

I am working with the 10m DEMs and see some round depressions in Texas. I found this in two areas of about 12 sq km but do not have the tiles for the areas in between, so the area where I see this ...
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How to remove negative values from DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

i'm using (ArcGIS 10.1) and i want to remove a negative values from DTM in order to keep just a ground topographic surface.
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Creating Digital Terrain Model from Digital Elevation Model using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I have a DEM and I want to create a DTM from that DEM. Is it possible to do this in ArcGIS?
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DEM and r2stl() distorted models?

If I import a dem file into R and then call as.matrix() on it, I can access z values. I want to create a 3D model, but I'm getting strange results. Most of my dems are spiky and if they are smooth I ...
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Where to download Mars DEMs and landcover?

I'm looking on the websites of the Mars Global Surveyor and the NASA sites, but all of the data is in jpeg or img form. Does anyone know where to find useful raster data sets for elevation and land ...
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Problem with Flow Direction in DEM

I have the following problem with Flow Direction Tool in my DEM and with such wrong calculated flow direction in the centre of DEM I am unable to delineate any watershed. What can I do?
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DEM files and r2stl()

In R The Volcano dataset has elevation values, but is not a DEM file. How can I convert my DEM files (from earthexplorer.usgs.gov) so that the I can access all the elevation values in a matrix (what ...
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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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Proof low deviations in DEM compared to point dataset

I am not sure how to achieve the following consistently: I have a regular distributed point dataset (surface elevations). From this I derived several DEM using QGIS IDW Interpolation method. Now I ...
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Managing or Reducing noise in a mosaic raster

I have created a raster with the Mosaic to New Raster tool from 3 separate rasters. However in my mosaic I have some consecutive pixels which seem to be the noise of the previous procedure. Is there ...
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DEM data processing

I downloaded ASTER GDEM Tiles and mosacked them in ENVI. After that I exported the Mosaic in tiff format and I opening it in Arcgis, the image is gray all through but the pixels are showing correctly. ...
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Where do I get Elevation Data for Scotland?

So I am new here and I arrived here because I have been searching for quality elevation data for the entire Scotland but I have not succeeded yet. Kindly help if you know where to get the data Raster ...
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How do I make a constant slope elevation model in arcMap? [duplicate]

I am currently working with ArcMap to develop an elevation model of a quarry showing how the terrain at the quarry site would look post-closure. One of the requirements is that the slopes placed along ...
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Unable to Produce Hillshade

I have been trying to create a hillshade using DEM data, however, regardless of the scale and z values I use the output is all black. I accessed the DEM data from a government source and clipped it ...
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edit tif from dem by polygon selected in arcmap

i need to edit the tif of dem generated from agisoft photoscan using the arcmap to do a slope map from area. how to select the pixels and change their altimetry information mainly in trees locations ...
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Simulate sun movement

Are there any software packages/solutions that allow me to simulate the movement of sun or direction of sunlight over a period of time (e.g. 24 hours)? My purpose is to determine the regions cast in ...
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How to calculate point(or XY) for Start point of Slope and Endpoint of Slope along the Section line on DTM

How to calculate point(or XY) for Start point of Slope and Endpoint of Slope along the Section line on DTM. for instance
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Surface Volume 3D Analyst tools

I'm using Surface Volume tool (ArcGIS 10.3) to calculate volume of air from a valley. I delimited my DEM (clip tool) and choose Below as plane reference with 603 m as height. The DEM is projected in ...
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How do I count the number of cells which can see each cell in QGIS

For each cell in a DEM I'd like to count the number of cells which can see it (i.e. direct line of sight) - Can anyone explain how to do this in QGIS? Thanks,
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What is the best option for web elevation profile using in-house DEM?

ArcGIS Server requires the advanced license for the 3D analysts extension. Are there any open source options? Thanks