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Georeferencing an oblique angle photograph in repeat-photograph studies

Backround: Aerial photography and remote sensing can be used to measure current land cover and recent land use change. However, these technologies are fairly recent and therefore time series are ...
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Site viewshed with DSM: removing “false” visibility readings from trees and buildings

I've been working on modeling a proposed building and running a visibility analysis to determine from what areas the building could potentially be seen using ArcGIS Desktop with 3D Analyst. Using a ...
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Merging USGS DEMs in ArcMap?

I've downloaded some USGS DEMs from the National Map, which appear to be .adf files. I can open them in ArcMap 10.2, but I need to merge them into a single mosaic. To do this, I've created a raster ...
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Where can DEM data for all of British Columbia be found?

Is there a website or server from which a DEM covering all of BC can be downloaded - preferably at 1:50K scale? GeoBase has tiles for 1:50K and 1:250K, but they do not provide it as a mosaic. It's ...
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Opening >10gb DEM files and clipping?

I have a 5m DEM for an entire province in Spain. It is over 48gb in size and is in asc file format. I only need a very small, 50 km² area. I open the DEM in ArcDesktop, and i get the loading bar ...
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Finding download for open source high resolution digital elevation model? [on hold]

I am trying to create a figure for a paper with a ~9000 km^2 watershed and want as high of resolution as I can get my hands on. How do I find the highest resolution DEM download for a particular area? ...
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EU DEM licensing compared to SRTM and others

Where can I find the actual full license of the EU DEM? That download webpage has a checkbox saying "I am aware that I am downloading non-validated data and I accept to not distribute the information ...
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Pixelated DSM using LAS Dataset to Raster?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2, and I am trying to create a DSM out of some LIDAR data. After checking the LAS Dataset properties, I see that I have an average point spacing of approx 0.3. I tried ...
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Reproduce a raster with same cell size but different no of columns and rows

I have a DEM raster of 200m resolution, the no of columns and rows are 2458 and 2845, I want to reproduce this raster in a way that the cell size remains the same i.e. 200,200 but the no of columns ...
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How to match 2 different rasters?

1st rasters: Satellite image that represents NDVI value [Cell size (5,5) OR resolution :5 meter. Number of rows and columns: 5000, 5000] 2nd rasters: DEM represents heights [cell size (9.0106388, ...
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3D Polyline by Slope on Surface

I wish to project (continue/extend/whatever) a polyline upslope following a specified gradient along a DEM surface. Is there any way of doing this?
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DEM ASCII for HEC-GeoRAS

I have a hard time understanding what ASCII files are. I have this DEM in asc. I try to import them into ArcMAP 10.3 and they appear in my naked eyes as images however what I found on internet is ...
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Measuring Volumes using DEMs

I've done quite a bit of research here and elsewhere and am still having trouble coming up with a solution for measuring volumes using a DEM derived from high-resolution (1 m) stereo satellite ...
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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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Downloading 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.
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Is there a technique to calculate volume using a polygon instead of contour line?

What I'm attempting to do is calculate the volume of a lake using a polygon I created by classifying an image for water. I then extracted the polygon from the classification process. What I'm left ...
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Flattening topography while retaining structures in QGIS?

I have a set of Terrain data in both DSM and DTM form. What I am trying to do is extract the features (buildings, hedges etc...) that have been removed from the DTM, but I don't want the topography. ...
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DEM to RGB-GeoTIFF (land-/waterarea colored separate)

I want to create a colored basemap out of a ETOPO dataset. Is there a way to color the land (masked by a landpolygon) and water area separate and combine them later. The result should be one GeoTIFF ...
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What is NOS Hydrograph sounding data?

How can sounding data be used for bathymetry when depth is positive? I have downloaded DEM (digital elevation model) as shown in the image below but need bathymetry data for H. All I have found for H ...
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Resampling using gdalwarp gives me no data

I have an image with the following information. Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF Files:test_DEM.tiff Size is 91, 73 Coordinate System is: GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["WGS_1984", ...
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How to fill holes/missing values in XYZ data / a DEM with QGIS?

I have equidistant XYZ point (text) data that I used to create a point grid. However, it's not perfect - there are some holes. I then created a DSM raster from it, which obviously has the holes too. ...
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Extract from DEM base on range of values in ArcGIS or QGIS

I have a very large 0.5-meter DEM and would like to extract a specific region of elevation values... e.g. I've tried creating a contour map but that was taking way too long- >24 hours.
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Failed DEM via Natural Neighbor in QGIS 2.14.2-Essen

Following the indications of Monde Geospatial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLbY3iMBW-A) I created a CSV file with the altitudinal data (Google Earth) for 2182 total points and imported it into ...
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How to produce high-resolution DEMs from new Sentinel-1 data?

This is a general question relating to the new Sentinel-1 data. I'm interested in the potential for using this data to create high resolution DEMs in GIS (I use QGIS), to investigate archaeological ...
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Improve DTM under forested areas without smoothing?

I'm using a DTM retrieved from LiDAR data and I noticed that forested areas are grainy or not defined. The DTM data was retrieved from geostore.com. Here is one example: Is there any way to ...
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How to use HGT files in MapInfo

I have a SRTM-3 file and I want to use it to make a DEM of the related world region. I'm using MapInfo Professionale V8 and I'm fairly new to that software, so if there is any tutorial that shows how ...
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Extracting Values to Points without ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

I have a raster DEM & multiple points. I want to determine the DEM elevation at each point. Other than manually examining the DEM at each point, (very time consuming with lots of points) is ...
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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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Converting resolution to meter using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have data in the following format: Projection: Latitude-Longitude | | N: 46:08:44N S: 45:54:50.666667N Res: 0:00:00.333333 | | ...
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Aligned shapes to DTM - CityEngine

I have an issue with the road and parcel layers aligned to DTM in CityEngine. As the following image shows, there several changes in the height in some parts of the model because of the DTM. I have ...
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How can I work with large DEM in GIS?

I have a very large DEM (about 115Gb). I cannot work with it on my computer. I need to clip a river catchment from this DEM. I work in GIS. How can I do this?
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How to select lines affected by sea level rise?

I'm doing a part for my master's thesis where I'm trying to find out which sites located near the coasts of Sweden that will be affected by sea level rise. I got a DEM with height data and have to ...
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Making raster DEM from irregular points shapefile in QGIS?

I assume that first I need to interpolate and then somehow turn it into raster in QGIS?
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How to convert bathymetry sounding data to DEM (digital elevation model)?

https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?url=http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/hsmdb/H04001-H06000/H05455_hsmdb.xml&view=hydro/survey&header=none I downloaded the bathymetry sounding data ...
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What is the difference between DEM, DSM and DTM?

I am listing some of the acronyms used in our work and had to stop to think about whether to list these together or separately: DEM: Digital Elevation Model DSM: Digital Surface Model DTM: Digital ...
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What software to use for making digital elevation models from UAV aerial imagery?

I have a an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, also called a drone) and would like to use it to create a digital elevation model and orthomosaic over a smaller area (10 km2). My platform will be able to ...
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Removing 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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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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Reverse colour-ramped DEM to its original elevation value?

A have a GeoTIFF LIDAR image which display DEM in its color-ramp version (color relief) from blue (minimum value) to red (maximum value) and green (in between). I don't have the original elevation ...
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Getting latitude and longitude in decimal degrees from DEM-raster in UTM

I have a digital elevation model (details: ~4300 cols x 3600 rows, cell size 10 m x 10 m, tiff format, projection: WGS1984 UTM, false_easting: 500000, false_northing:0). I would like to have 2 ...
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Calculating total area overlapping raster DEM color interval whose boundaries are confined by another vector? [duplicate]

Example: I tried running raster calculator on intersections then zonal statistics checking "count" and "sum" but I get a huge table of 8000+ rows and two columns, however each cell usually have a ...
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Calculating total area overlapping specific raster DEM color interval whose boundaries are confined by another vector?

I know this sounds quite difficult, but maybe it isn't for you or at least it shouldn't if I explain it correctly. (I'm using QGIS 2.14) I'd like to know to calculate total area overlapping a ...
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In hydrologic terrain analysis is there a difference between “pits”, “depressions”, and “sinks”?

In hydrologic terrain analysis is there a difference between "pits" and "depressions"? For instance, Planchon and Darboux (2002) state The usual numerical methods for removing the depressions of ...
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DEM out of a shaded relief LiDAR?

I have a DEM built from LiDAR data and the file extension is .tif. When I open this file in ArcMap it seems to be a shaded relief DEM (see the screenshot below). It happens I want to visualize the ...
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Topography data to elevation raster

In a previous question (convert-xyz-points-to-topography-and-calculate-mean-slope), I asked how to interpolate point elevation data to a raster in order to measure slope. Thus I use the Raster > ...
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How do I convert a DEM GeoTIFF to Contour Shapefile

I have a digital elevation model as a GeoTIFF and I'm looking to generate a Shapefile of contours with 5m bands on the command line. Is this possible? Ideally using GDAL and Python.
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CRS and Spatial join problem

I try to match two layers. First one is point-type with cities in Europe. Second one is grid layer (polygon) with elevation value. What I want to achieve is to to join the "Z" value from grid layer to ...
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30m/10m/1m resolution DEM for microtopography research

I am conducting research in a region of Illinois that does not have a LiDAR dataset. I am looking to develop a fine scale habitat species distribution model; however, the coarse data available ...
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Where is the nviz tool in qgis 2.14 with GRASS 7.0.3?

I hope Im not blind but I looked in the grass tools (modules) and qgis plugins but couldnt find it. When i try to run nviz from GRASS the whole programme chrashes just before concluding. Its a ...
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How to calculate the relative share of an area of a circle that has a slope >15% in Germany

I need to calculate the share of buildable land for the 15 major german cities within a 50 kilometer radius of the city center. Part 1 of the definition buildable is that the area must have a slope ...