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

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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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Morphometric analysis tutorial [on hold]

I want to analyze morphometric parameters such as drainage density,stream order,bifurcation ratio etc of a small basin area. Here I want to use SRTM dem and arcgis tool. Please share if any one have ...
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Is there a difference between the two sets of QGIS terrain analysis tools?

Is there a difference between Raster/Terrain Anaylsis and the same features in Raster/Analysis/DEM (Terrain Analysis)? The two appear to do the same types of computations; are they the same or is ...
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How to ignore certain values when creating profile graph in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a statewide DEM I am trying to create a profile of, however the DEM has some areas of widely varying size (bodies of water) where data was not collected and these areas were all filled by my ...
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automatic extraction of dtm using grass gis

i have generated dsm using erdas lps tool which is in img format. i want to import this file in grass gis and extract dtm. can you please tell me how to input the data , in which format it should be, ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Slope calculation?

I have downloaded SRTM GDEM (~90 km resolution). I am using ArcGIS 10. I have tried to use spatial analyst to compute for slope. However, I can not compute for the slope. The output values has only ...
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gdalbuildvrt error when mosaicking SRTM data with different NoData values

I'm attempting to mosaic together 9 SRTM tiles downloaded from CGIAR to produce a DEM of Borneo. I'm using: gdalbuildvrt Borneo.vrt BorneoSRTM/*.tif where BorneoSRTM contains the 9 tif files to be ...
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Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction

Paolo I've got many rivers (polylines ZM) with a lot of height errors in Polylines 'vertices. Vertices' Z errors are not all equal in height (i.e. they are not all at zero height). I must create a TIN ...
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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 show elevation on mouse hover in QGIS?

I've got a DEM layer and would like to have the status panel in the bottom display the elevation in addition to the mouse coordinate. Can that be done? Using QGIS 2.6.1
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Library to render 3D DEM?

I am implementing a C++ application to generate DEMs from LAS files, and I want to show a 3D visualization of the DEM (show the terrain model, height differences using colors, contour curves...) Is ...
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Simplified flood “model” / estimation from elevation data

The goal is to present an estimation of potential flooded area. But still keeping it simple. I know this will not be accurate. The question is: will it be good enough for at gestimate / rough ...
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Import DEM into PostGIS for QGIS

I'm a complete GIS newbie so sorry if I'm using the wrong terminology in searching for a solution to this... I'm trying to import a DEM into PostGIS and display it in QGIS. The data is from the EU-DEM ...
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Building DEM of large areas

I am putting together a compilation of 1/3 arc second, and 1/9 arc second DEM data for essentially all of southeastern Oregon in ArcGIS. This surface would be used for geomorphological and geological ...
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Displaying DEM with real elevation values in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to create a DEM with hillshading map in ArcGIS Desktop 10, but I'm getting the result with scale values between 0 and 254. How can I display the scale with the real elevation values? ...
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Calculation of surface derivatives at the edge of the raster

I was wondering how does ArcMap10.2 calculate surface derivatives (slope, aspect) at the edge of the raster, since the Horn algorithm is used and uses the 8 neighboring pixels around each pixel. When ...
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Driver Error : DTM to Raster using GDAL_GRID

I am looking to interpolate a DTM (eventually over 4,000 DTMs) that is in a personal geodatabase format. I would like to do this in as few step as possible, eventually writing a batch script to do ...
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Not able to load a DEM raster into Spatialite

I am using Spatialite to store a DEM raster with terrain values (GMTED2010 from Nasa). To be more precise, I am using the version: spatialite_gui-1.7.1-win-x86.zip plus rasterlite_load ...
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DEM data for Borneo island (higher resolution data than SRTM/ASTER GDEM for South East Asia?)

I am looking for high resolution DEM data for Borneo island and am especially interested in Sarawak. Currently I only found SRTM and ASTER GDEM data (normal products from NASA REVERB ...
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QGIS 2.6.1: “no enhancement” option not working on DEMs

When I import DEM raster layers and try to change the contrast to "no enhancement" I get a blank white image in the map window. Changing "black to white" to "white to black", the map remains a blank ...
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DEM creation with C++ application

I am implementing a C++ application that must produce DEMs from LIDAR data. I am following the next workflow: Write .las files from lidar data. Use PCL algorithms to transform/filter the point ...
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Which method is better for display terrain in OpenLayers?

I want to display terrain in OpenLayers. So, I tried to use dem(.img) and convert it to dem(.jpg) on QGIS. But, the effect is very bad. My expected effect is (This picture is captured from google ...
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SRTM DEM with 16 bit signed pixel type changes to 32 bit float when creating slope/aspect/curvature

I have mosaiced 8 SRTM DEM tiles in order to get one raster layer of elevation. When I use "Mosaic to New Raster" tool I set as a pixel type format "16 bit signed" because this is the format that SRTM ...
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Displaying a Digitial Elevation Model using GRASS GIS draped by an RGB Raster

I have the following: Digital Elevation Model from SRTM LANDSAT Imagery from the same area I wish to display the DEM draped with the raster band combination (3,2,1) using GRASS GIS. My ...
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Changing the Axis on a Profile Graph

I'm working on a map with forest trails and I want to get an elevation profile of them all individually. I have gone through and interpolated the trail layer with a DEM so that I can use the 3D ...
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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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What is a DTM in Grid format?

A client asked us for a group of files of DTM in Grid Format. And my question is, what is this DTM in Grid format? O maybe its same of DEM? Is it possible to convert from DEM gray scale format to ...
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How can I convert a DEM into areas of “flatness”, with an arbitrary fill/cut to area ratio?

I want to find areas of relative "flatness" in a DEM. How can I find flat areas? I want to find a neighbourhood of contiguous cells that have an elevation variance that is within a certain ...
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Correcting for local topography in calculating TRI from DEM in ArcGIS

I'm currently investigating the use of different equipment in calculating TRI from elevation data using ArcGIS. From the methods available ...
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How to calculate RMSE, skewness, and kurtosis of raster image?

I'm doing a project to analyze the impact different interpolation techniques plays on DEM accuracy. In order to do so, I need to calculate the RMSE, skewness, and kurtosis. I have: an original ...
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How to add image(.jpg) to OpenLayers?

This is my website for test: http://www.cv.nctu.edu.tw/shapefile-js-openlayers/ol_simple.html My dem data is (.jpg). var inProj = new OpenLayers.Projection('EPSG:3826'); var outProj = ...
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GeoserverTerrainProvider plugin displays faults in elevation tiles

I try to display elevation data using the triple Geoserver/Openlayer3/Cesium. It seems I have the same problem than http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25936968 and for now, I can not get a working ...
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gdal_grid - fails to find layer and field

I'm using gdal_grid for the first time and get this issue: gdal_grid -zfield field_3 -l layer0 OLEX-LAT-190952014.vrt OLEX-LAT-190952014.tiff ERROR 1: Failed to find layer 'layer0' on datasource ...
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How to resample a DEM from GCS to UTM with respect to reprojection bounds parameter?

When reprojecting a DEM (e.g., SRTM-derived 1-arc DEM) using PCI Geomatica for example, to constrain pixel size and maintain a square pixel you can either change the image extent or the number of ...
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How to do a flood simulation without flooding the whole area and covering surface structures (with DEM)?

I have a high resolution DEM and want to do a flood simulation starting at a river. My hope is that the water runs into historical (now dry) river channels (in which I'm interested in) at first and ...
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How to resample a 30m DEM to a 100m slope raster properly?

I need to resample a 30m DEM to a 100m slope raster. Do I just resample the 30m DEM directly to the 100m slope raster? or, do I convert the 30m DEM to a 100m DEM and then create a 100m slope raster ...
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filter / generalize elevation points on the basis of some conditions

I wanted to generalize many elevation points in a rectangular area (about 700 square km). I need to take about 3 points for square km. These points must satisfy some conditions: One of these ...
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How to extract elevation data from binary .ADF elevation format at given coordinates?

I have a high resolution digital elevation model available. The ground resolution is 1 meter and the file format is adf which is some binary ESRI grid raster format. I have a script the outputs x/y- ...
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“topo to raster” tool

is there any analogue of "topo to raster" tool (ArcGIS) in QGIS? I need to creates surfaces from shp for some cases from points and for some from lines and this instrument is very convenient.
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creating a dem from contours

I have a large set of contours that I received broken down into several different subsets. I have merged most of the subsets together creating a larger set of contours in three different files. I have ...
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GDAL rotate DEM

Is it possible using any of the command line GDL tools such as gdalwarp, etc to perform a rotation of DEM data - a GeoTiff for example? Would I be better off converting (with gdal_translate) the ...
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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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Convert Whitebox .dep to ArcMap DEM .tiff?

I am having difficulty converting my whitebox raster float file to an ArcGIS raster file in ArcMap 10.2.1 I followed the protocol outlined at: ...
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aster georeference proplem

i have 2 dems raster layers and i want to georeferencer the first dem raster layer with the another(second) dem raster layer,because the first dem raster layer has wrong coordinates and the second dem ...
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How to decrease elevation values of DEM using open source GIS sotware? [closed]

I am newbie in QGIS, but I was wondering how to decrease elevation dem DEM using QGIS? Can QGIS do that? Or anyone of you can tell me any open source GIS software to perform that?
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Problems merging DEMs or other raster datasets? Clipping Raster dataset to vector line?

I have two DEMs that I am going create a hillshade from, and ultimately want one hillshade clipped to a county boundary. I am running into a couple problems, though. When I try to merge the two ...
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Mosaic to New Raster tool fail

I'm trying to merge 24 DEM files, after applying the tool (Mosaic to New Raster) only 11 out of the 24 merged. All the original files are in the same projection, pixel type, band, etc. I also ...
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QGIS Interpolation on Curved Grid (River DEMs)

Hi QGIS experts out there, I have an very hard task I want to do in QGIS (or another open source GIS program). I have point data for river bathymetry (depth). I have been creating digital elevation ...
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Where can I download a free DEM for Scotland, UK?

I need a DEM file for Scotland, UK. Do you know where I can get it from for free? I need to create a watershed for an area of study. Thanks
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Creating DSM and DTM from a LAS using a freeware solution

Is it possible to export a surface and terrain model files from an aerial, LiDAR point cloud (LAS) set? I am using SAGA GIS for very basic operations, but I couldn't find this option (and I have a ...