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

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Assessing Flood Hazard Risk Zones using DEM

My Question: What is the best effective way to quickly estimate flood hazard risk areas using DEM data? Ideally I am looking for guidance to move forward and perform this process over large areas ...
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DEM from contours

I have problem to create a DEM from contours. I know it is very simple but I can not make it work. I tried everything but nothing has happended! The shapefiles I've got are a con_lin and a con_pol ...
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Extract DEM and DTM information from LIDAR image using E-Cognition

I´m trying to extract DEM and DTM from a LIDAR file. I just rasterize the image but then I don´t know which algorithm I need to apply to obtain the DEM and DTM information in different models to be ...
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findind depression in cloud point and dtm

I would like to find temporary moist areas based on terrain surface shape (depression) directly from cloud point data (ALS) and DTM. Could you help me to find some tools or algorithm to solve the ...
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Where can I find open source bulk US DEM or imagery?

I am looking to create terrain hillshading for my maps that contain a small region of the US. I intend to show about eight to ten states at a time (at about ~1:5,000,000 scale). It has been some ...
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how to extract elevation data using a DEM

I have digitized an LULC layer from satellite imagery, now I want to extract the elevation data from it. I have obtained DEM images from SRTM amd ASTER. How do I proceed?
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downloading DEM for free

I need to download a DEM in WGS format for Nepal ( around 86 degrees longitude and 27 degrees latitude), that can be exported to a GIS as raster for analysis. Does anyone know of any good, free data ...
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Relocating & resizing complex shapefile with OpenSource Software

(please excuse my poor english) I do have a polygone shapefile of an archaelogical site with elevation data of 10cm steps and I dont get hands on the raster data as it was collected by the drone. My ...
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How can I smooth or resample a DEM to find steep roads?

I am trying to find sections of road with steep gradients. My process is: pull a linestring from Openstreetmap data resample it to create a point every 10 metres look up the height data for each ...
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Problem or ERROR in converting from raster to vector!

I wonder if anyone could help me out, i am kind of a beginner at QGIS. I´ve built a DEM for a project that i am developing than i´ve made the slope raster with the terrain analysis,it seemed that ...
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byte swap a mosaic raster

I'm getting into trouble to byte swap a raster. I'm using two DEM rasters that I mosaic using the function "mosaic to new raster". The new raster I get is called "mosaic". The cell range then shift ...
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Along a line create profile/cross-section lines then extract elevation points from them

I know that maybe this question has got an answer, but I need to extract elevation data from a line of a defined length (p.e. 300 meters). Also I want the software (QGIS or ArcGIS) to draw this lines ...
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Building heights above DEM through field calculator

I have a series of building polygons which I would like to convert to a raster illustrating their height. I have the building heights but not their elevation above sea level datum. I have the ...
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Adding items to DEM in QGIS

Working with QGIS and Grass I would like to produce a ZTV. I have the bare land DEM happily ready to go but would like to add buildings and woodland to the calculation. Can anyone please point me in ...
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How to calculate percentage of selected area from DEM?

I am working with elevation data and performed a local operation to convert it from meters to feet. I am interested in finding the area (expressed in percentage) that is above 4000 ft, but I have ...
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Learning about bathymetry?

Besides reading about bathymetry, I would like to work on some hands-on training that I can learn about bathymetry. Is there any good bathymetry out there that I can get some training with the ...
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Looking to fine the average slope within a polygon [duplicate]

Question not a duplicate.. please help; I am using ArcGIS 10.2 (not open source software) and I have a high resolution DEM, 1.0m resolution, and I am looking to find the average slope and range of ...
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How to fill sinks in DEM with specific amount of water

I identified the sinks in my terrain based on the DEM (grid) by using the 'fill'-tool and substracting the original DEM from the filled DEM. I also identified watersheds as well as flow paths. Now i ...
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Digitizing contour lines from paper maps using QGIS?

Is it possible to give digitized altitude lines (from paper map) heights using QGIS?
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How do I convert a TIF to EPSG:3857

I'm trying to convert this TIF to EPSG:3857, but when I run: gdalwarp -of GTiff -s_srs epsg:4326 -t_srs epsg:3857 -co "tfw=yes" original.tif converted.tif I just get a black TIF do you know what I ...
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Calculate Height Data From Three Known Points

What's the best way to calculate "height" (snowfall, actually) data from three surrounding locations? For this example, I'm looking to arrive at a "close enough" snowfall value at point A by ...
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hillshade and slopeshade geotiffs fail to convert to new projection using gdalwarp

I'm trying to convert my three DEM products (colour, hillshade and slopeshade; the latter two generated using gdaldem) from EPSG:4326 -> EPSG:3857 using gdalwarp, via the command: gdalwarp -of GTiff ...
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ArcGIS are two rasters the same? - including null values

I am working on a task to calculate Height Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) - that is the height above the nearest point along the flow path that is on a drainage - not the geographically nearest ...
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How to create a raster tiff (dem / heightmap) from a mesh of xyz points?

I have to create a terrain heightmap(raster tif preferably) from mesh of xyz ungridded points(in geographical coordinates), I tried taking min and max of bbox of mesh and making width & height by ...
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Converting Aspect degree to westness

I have extracted Aspect values in degree from DEM in ArcMap 10.2 full license. I want to investigate effect of Westness in my model so I was using conversion formula of Folded Aspect : ABS (180- ...
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Calculate regional slope from DEM

I need to calculate regional slope for a coastline using a ~500 meter DEM covering a coastal plain and continental shelf where the slope for each grid cell is calculated by defining elevation extremes ...
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Which raster resolution (DEM) can I get out of lidar data with variable grid width?

I have ASCII files in *.xyz format and want to generate a DEM out of it. According to the information about the data the *.xyz files are containing variable grid widths - from 1 meter to 4 meter. ...
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How to make raster DEM from SHP with FME?

I have a Point Featureclass in an ESRI FGDB with 22 Million points. The points have a distance of 10m from each other.I would like to create a raster DEM using SAFE FME 2014. Looking at the ...
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How to fill empty pixel from DEM using QGIS?

Is it possible to fill empty pixel from DEM (hgt file)?) in QGIS ? When I load it, and zoom to a big scale, some pixel without any value appear. ( I have found a way using another software 3DEM on ...
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How to efficiently drape vector data over a DTM

I have ~100 million 2d vector topographic features (lines and polygons) in an Oracle 12c database. I have 20 billion xyz points in an Oracle database table as number types - the points cover the same ...
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Producing GIS data from large amount of ASCII DEM files?

I have just received a large amount of ASCII DEM files. In total 564 Files each containing 40,000 point data (22.560,000 Points). I would like to convert this into a point cloud with a view to ...
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QGIS 2.6 - Point Sampling Tool plugin producing empty shapefile

I use a DEM file (*.tif) and a points layer. My need is basic : getting the Z value for each point by extracting them from the DEM. Both layers correctly opened with QGIS 2.6. The DEM returns a Z ...
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Generating a Mesh from DTM

Are there any tools that can take a DTM, in asc or geotiff format and generate a mesh from this that can used in meshlab or similar software. I have asc DTM file that I need to convert to a ply mesh ...
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How to reproduce contour-style labeling with rasterVis::contourplot?

I am currently working with a digital elevation model (DEM) of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The referring raster grid can be downloaded from DIVA-GIS (Country: Tanzania; Subject: Elevation). After ...
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Error 5 Pixel type must be FLOAT32

I am trying to create a DEM from topographic contours vector. I have already sucessfully created a raster using the interpolation plugin. Firstly, I don't know why or how to ccontrol the output ...
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Extracting DEM from IFSAR

i have this IFSAR data (.img) and i dont know where to start. how do i extract DEM from this data? Do I need to go through a Remote Sensing software (ERDAS or ENVI) or i can simply use ArcGIS? and how ...
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Resolution of NED (National Elevation Dataset)

I downloaded some DEMs from the USGS with a resolution of 1/3 degrees for different areas in the US. Now I am looking at the files and saw that all DEMs have the same number of columns and rows. I ...
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How do I reduce contour intervals (i.e. from 50m contours to 10m contours) without using DEM?

I have shapefiles (lines) of contours having 50m intervals. How can I reduce the intervals to 10m without first converting the 50m contours to DEM?
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Gdal/QGIS resampling asc file

I have a DEM (.asc) file with a resolution of 1000 meters per pixel. Therefore the file has a lot of columns and rows. I would like to chance the resolution per pixel from 1000 to 3000 meters per ...
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Cleaning blocks pattern from urban LIDAR (blocks uplifted from streets)

We have a 1-meter LIDAR DEM from a city. A small subset can be downloaded from this link: This screenshot shows raw DEM with gray palette (darker belts are streets, and greyish and whitish ...
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Creating a 3d terrain model using a DEM raster file

i have a DEM Raster file and i would like to create a 3D Terrain Model using ArcScene. Is this possible, if yes, how? Thanks.
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las2dem issue - while generating a DEM raster cells with no data are being generated

Anyone has an idea where these lines (with no elevation data) come from? They are generated while using the las3dem tool from LAStools. What needs to be done to avoid this? The raw data (.las file) ...
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How can I manipulate the number of points visible according to scale?

I've gotten trillions of points extracted from a DEM and they are to be labelled. It's fine at scales such as 1:500 but it gets too cluttered especially if I need to make maps of this with scales up ...
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Extracted Contours from DEM translated in QGIS for certain intervals

I created a DEM from several point files in QGIS. Both of these line up well with the remaining data in my file (ie cadaster, aerial imagery, etc). I wanted to generate 2m contours from the DEM ...
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Curvature computation for different scales

I would like to assess terrain curvature, i.e. the 2nd derivative of a DEM, on different scales. The most common approach to curvature seems to be the one suggested by Zevenberg (1987) where a ...
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convert DTM txt file in geoTiff file

I have a DTM file, txt format, I would like to convert it into GeoTIFF, how can I do with the software grass? thanks ncols 1329 nrows 1152 xllcorner 1693884 yllcorner 5080341 ...
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Digital Elevation Model Resolution

While I creat flood areas using DEM in ArcGIS, Which parameters do I consider to determine DEM's pixel size and resolution?
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Handling mountain shadows when classifying Landsat 8

I'm trying to classify some area in northern Mongolia using Landsat 8 satellite images from 2013. Since the recordings were made in winter, the sun is very low at the acquisition time. Therefore there ...
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How to calculate and compare RMSE between two DEMs?

I'm doing a project based on using Lidar point cloud data and I have access to a DEM that cover all of Sweden. But my goal is to produce several DEMs covering a small area using different ...
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How to create DEM from Lidar point cloud data?

I'm using ArcMap and I want to create DEM(s) over an area to have different outputs depending on which settings/filters I put in. I have access to laser point cloud data as my input files. I've worked ...