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Automatic Lineament Extraction from satellite images using ENVI? [closed]

Can you tell me the steps of automatic lineament extraction from satellite images? Can ENVI perform edge detection and the lineament extraction?
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Grid-like artifact visible in contour layers?

I am creating contours from an Aster DEM in ArcMap 10.1 I see a grid pattern appearing, particularly in areas of dense contours: I see the same artifact if I create a Hillshade layer so presumably ...
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Striping Artifact in Aster DEM Mosaic

I'm working with SRTM and ASTER data for a university project. My goal is to delineate watersheds and evaluation of these with ArcGis 10 and ArcHydro. But a striping error occurs with the flow ...
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How to extract elevation data from ASTER/SRTM? [duplicate]

I just want to know if there are any other tools available in QGIS apart from the Point Sampling tool to extract elevation data from ASTER/SRTM/CartoDEM (for India) data? When I convert these images ...
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TIN to Raster - specify raster's origin

How could I specify raster's origin, while using arcpy.TinRaster_3d?
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How to drape a simple jpeg image over dem of some area?

How can we drape a simple jpeg image which doesnot have any geo referencing information over the digital elevation model in order to visualize it in 3D in QGIS?
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Is it possible to reveal the relief parameters “slope inclination” and “slope exposure” by dint of ASTER GDEM?

I’m trying to find information in technical and scientific articles – is it possible to reveal the relief parameters “slope inclination” and “slope exposure” by dint of ASTER GDEM? Or we can define ...
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Rasterizing Contours - How to remove 0 values

I want to convert vector contours to a DEM. From other posts, I wanted to utilise the Grass r.surf.contours tool. Initially I converted the vector contour layer to a rasterized contours using the ...
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Creating one DEM from multiple ASC files

I am struggling with this several days and now its time to ask how to do it in QGIS. I have very detailed 27 ASC grid files with overall size of 9 GB created from 1m contours of large area (600 m2). ...
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Algorithm behind custom tool of ArcGIS for Desktop called xyz2grid21?

I am a researcher from Romania and I have used xyz2grid21 ArcGIS tool (by Min-Lang Huang) in order to convert xyz files (LIDAR data) to ASCII and ESRI grid in order to obtain a DTM. I need to know ...
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Is SRTM 3 second arc free of non-terrain features?

I made an elevation map of my study area in Macapa, Brazil. But the region has the average elevation lesser than 30 m as I can see from my map derived from SRTM 3 second arc. According to my ...
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Query DEM Elevation at Point in QGIS

I'd like to be able to pull up a DEM (or create a mosaic of them) and simply query the elevation at points I click. Is this possible using QGIS?
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How to extract DEM (Digital Elevation Model) from 3D model

How can I extract a Digital Elevation Model from a 3D model of a building, made with SketchUp, using Blender,qgis or any other software?
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How to use OS Terrain 50 in QGIS

I am new to GIS and I wish to perform view shed analysis of wind turbines from a DEM. I have downloaded OS Terrain 50 and the data is contained within numerous zipped folders. I am using a Mac with ...
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Highest DEM pixel in polygon

I'm working with QGIS and have a big DEM raster layer with height information and a vector layer with many polygons, representing 1 x 1 degree tiles. Now I want to find for every polygon the highest ...
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Generate channel network (rainwater run off) - which algorithm is the best?

I want to compute DEM for a whole country (cca 79 000 sqr. km) and I need to be hydrologically correct as much is possible. After, for this correct DEM I need to compute drainage lines of surface ...
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Correlation between point feature (disease) and elevation

I have a problem! How can I calculate the correlation between point feature and Dem raster? Hypothesis: disease prevalence in high altitude is more than low altitude. I must do this in ArcGIS 10 and ...
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How to convert ASCII in x,y,z format using gdal_grid?

I have a map saved in (AFAIK) Arc/Info ASCII format and I would like to convert it with gdal grid but I am getting errors. My data (p.csv) is in the following format: 319053.25,319301.12,544.28 ...
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In which way is height information stored in a DEM?

I'm struggling with different DEM data, because I don't know how to convert the height information in meters. When I load ASTER and SRTM tifs in QGIS, it shows me the spectrum of the grayband (0 to ...
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QGIS DEM Output cell size does not match DEM input cell size

As my first post I offer a humble apology if this is such a basic question as to make any of you cringe. I feel like I have exhausted my search skills and read through the QGIS documentation ...
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How to generate a DEM from isolines and spot heights?

I have two shape files containing height information of a certain area and I need to create a raster DEM with GRASS using them. file 1 consists of height information in contours (isolines) file 2 ...
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Converting DEM data to height information in meters using QGIS? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new with QGIS and currently I'm working with ASTER and SRTM DEMs. The goal is to create vector heightcontours with labeling in meter. Can you tell me how I can convert the grayband ...
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Comparing two Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from LAS files?

I have two Lidar las files, one is original let's say with X points. And the other is copy of the first las file but with Y points, where Y is less than X. Now, I want to compare how the Digital ...
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What could cause garbage hillshade output

I've used Hillshade successfully in the past, but for this DEM I keep getting a weird output. It's a 30-meter TIFF downloaded from the National Elevation Dataset. And this is what the output looks ...
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Very high resolution stereo-imagery

I'm looking for very high resolution stereo imagery to perform a DEM extraction. The only place I can find sample data is http://www.digitalglobe.com/product-samples but the form does not work for me. ...
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Using Arcpy, how can I determine min and max elevation from a raster DEM layer within my current extent?

Using Arcpy, how can I determine min and max elevation from a raster DEM layer within my current extent? I'm currently using Data Driven Pages to centre the layout on each feature extent. I need to ...
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How to handle “illegal data type (Float64)” error when trying to convert .tif to .bil?

Each time I try to convert (in QGIS 2.2) an elevation model from .tif to .bil format a get this error: ERROR 1: Attempt to create ESRI .hdr labelled dataset with an illegal data type (Float64). ...
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qgis2 slope analysis from NED data gives crazy histogram

I'm attempting a simple slope analysis in QGIS2 using the plugin at Raster -> Terrain Analysis -> Slope. The slope output layer has a very strange histogram, basically spikes at 0 and at 89.9098 with ...
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Has anyone used ArcGIS for 'automatically' detecting lineaments from a high-resolution (1m) DEM? [closed]

I have a set of DEM's produced from LIDAR data. I am wondering if anyone is familiar with or knew of any published research papers which looked at (semi-)automatically detecting lineaments /or ...
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How to extract breaklines from a given DEM?

Breaklines are very useful for describing a terrain - for example to build an exact TIN. My question is, how to extract these breaklines from a given DEM? I calculated the curvature (vertical) - ...
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Generating TIN from DEM using MacOSX/Unix tools?

I'd like to generate a 3d terrain model moving from a DEM dataset (currently in shp and GeoTIFF format). As far as I understand it, the first step of the better path would be generating a TIN, but I ...
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Obtaining average value around polygon in raster for different cross sections?

I have elevation data in a raster, river (blue line) and the flooded area (black polygon) as shown in the image below: I want to find the water depth in the flooded area (inside the black polygon). ...
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Extracting DEM from imagery using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm using ArcGIS for Desktop and I'd like to know how can I extract the elevation model from a imagery of photos. I have the have each image (jpg) geo referenced. After, I don't know what tool may use ...
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What dem data are Flex Viewers using to create elevation profiles?

I asked a similar question a year or two ago here: Can Elevation Profile data in Arc's Flex Viewer 3.0 be exported? which appears to not have an answer. Another question regarding the Flex Viewer ...
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Elevation maps from point clouds: TPS vs. what other methods

In the reply to another question, @thehealingprocess refers to "...a comparison of interpolation methods for interpolating elevation maps from LiDAR clouds, and in almost all scenarios thin ...
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Viewshed over Multiple DEM Models Possible?

I finally got the viewshed working correctly over one DEM model. However, I am wondering is it possible to do the viewshed over multiple DEMs? E.g. A Multiple County Viewshed based off one point. ...
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ArcMap - Making DEM using GPS vector data [closed]

I am new to GIS and GPS. I am going to make a digital elevation model of my school's campus using a trimble gps unit. I know the accuracy is not the best but it is just for a school project. My ...
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QGIS 2.2: GDAL Grid (Interpolation) Error

As much as i understand Raster -> Analysis -> Raster (Interpolation) can provide me with a terrain file out of a shape file with a Z coordinate. I select the input and output file and a Z field. It ...
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How to create .dem file in QGIS?

I have an elevation data in .asc file, but need to convert it to .dem file to later use in COMSOL. However, in Raster--> Analyzes-->DEM I got just error message: ERROR 1: DEM Default Setup: Importing ...
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Dem file in .adf format, while .tiff is needed

I would like to use this standalone tool to get different kind of Dem visualizations (http://iaps.zrc-sazu.si/en/svf#v). I see that the program accept only .tiff DEM. Now, the DEMs I got are not in ...
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Retrieve Elevation from Color in Raster DEM

This might turn out to be a newbie question, and that would be because I'm fairly new to GIS work, but extensive online searching, asking associates with some basic GIS knowledge and hours in various ...
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Best Resampling Method for DEM reprojection in QGis

I need to reproject a DEM (aster file) in order to have the same CRS as all my other project data - I have different SHP for the same DEM's location but they have a different CRS. Which resampling ...
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Possible workflows for shaded relief representation as vector

I am looking for a good workflow on how to represent relief on a map as vector (e.g. for further processing in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape). My inspiration is the present google maps at zoom level ...
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How to obtain a DTM/DEM from DSM

I need to obtain a grid of bare ground elevation (removing all edifices, trees, roads and man-made elements) for quantitative geomorphological analysis from a high resolution (1 m) DSM obtained by ...
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Las to bare-earth DEM: average points spacing and cell size

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 to generate a DEM (bare earth) from LAS dataset. To accomplish this, I use 'Las Dataset to Raster' tool as described in Esri website. I have read here and there in the web that ...
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DEM mosaic: gaps

I have generated DEMs (bare earth) from Lidar data. For computational reasons, I have processed via ArcGis the lidar files in chunks, so I came up with different single DEMs. After, I used "Mosaic to ...
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Advice on how to present a cross section

So, I'll try to best explain what I want to do. I have a DEM of a volcano (only showing half the DEM in pictures below) and I have identified a lava flow that I would like to make a cross ...
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Fixing Hole in DEM?

I have what looks like a hole in my DEM! I don't think it is affecting my calculations, but either way, I would quite like to correct it. Does anybody have any idea how? Please see the attached ...
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Calculating mean upslope aspect from each cell in DEM using Python?

I am trying to write a python script to calculate the mean aspect upslope from each cell in a DEM. I have the general workflow down, but my final output is restricted to angles between 0 and 90 ...
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Contours from DEM with human features

I am rather new at GIS and I would like to have some guidance on what follows. I have some DEMs derived from LiDAR data. These DEMs contain building and other human features (e.g., roads). I was ...