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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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How to calculate and compare RMSE between two DEMs? [duplicate]

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? [duplicate]

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 ...
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How to calculate the river slope for a lot of rivers automatically in ArcMap?

I'm working with ArcMap 10.2 and I'm pretty new in this area.. What I want to do is compute the river slope for a lot of rivers from a DTM...I know that there is a way to do it manually passing by ...
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How to convert different lidar data formats to raster DTM and measure its geographic position accuracy?

I'm trying to generate a DTM from lidar data and I'm new in the this field. I have different kind of files which describe the same area (different versions): *.dtm *.xyz *.xyz with variable grid ...
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Problem of irregular contour from a DEM

I've created contour lines every 5 meters from a grid DEM with 5x5 meter of resolution. But strangely I've obtained that the contour lines are segmented and rich of lines that goes up and down, ...
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Contour of single feature on QGIS

I'm trying to extract one single contour line at given elevation from a DEM. Taking into account that I want only one contour and not all contours with the given elevation, is there a way to do it in ...
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infer the altitude from a DTM & finally provide it to point / evincere la altitudine da un DTM & finalmente fornirla a dei punti

I would like to complete a point vector's table with Z data. I am not able to take Z coordinate from a dtm (downloaded from http://www.regione.piemonte.it/geoscaweb/index.php?pgs2=0&pgs3=DTM10&...
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Digital Elevation Model and Shapefile not aligned in openWind

I have a digital elevation model and a shapefile containing point features for the location of wind turbines. These two layers appear to be aligned in QGIS but when I open them in openWind, they are ...
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QGIS Slope Classification Issues

I am very new to QGIS for the primary purpose of creating a slopes layer so we know where slopes are above 15% or 20% or whatever we finally decide. I have used our DEM to create a slope geotif and ...
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Command line tools to generate elevation profile from DEM + GPX/GeoJSON

I'm looking to generate elevation profiles from a number of GPX traces (which I also have GeoJSON conversions of). I have 20m resolution DEMs of the area, in GeoTIFF format. Ultimately I want to ...
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QGIS, interpolate along an irregular shape or line to create a DEM

Before anyone marks this as a duplicate, hear me out. This question: Interpolation: irregular shape, merging DEM's asks my question but not for QGIS. Furthermore, the answer is vague and not ...
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Highest resolution Digital Elevation Model for the UK?

I need the most precise and highest resolution free digital elevation model for the UK. Would OS terrain 50 or ASTER GDEM be more suitable for view shed analysis?
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Terrain Accessibility map using GIS (ArcGIS or QGIS)

I need to make an accessibility map showing the walking distance based on the terrain and availability of road networks, could anyone point me in the right direction where i could learn to do so. ...
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Creating a point corresponding to the maximum elevation of a DEM [duplicate]

I am wondering how can I create a point corresponding to the maximum elevation value of a DEM. I mean, from the DEM I can easily get the maximum elevation. For the sake of a viewshed analysis, I would ...
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How to Clip a DEM and retain DEM format?

I have a DEM file that I downloaded from the internet. I am trying to clip it to reduce the file size. So far I have tried two different methods, but neither of them produces a clipped file in DEM ...
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What is a good metric for mapping accuracy

I have recently received a dataset that supposedly mapped the altitude a given region (a DEM). I would like to determine the accuracy of the new map by comparing it with a previously generated DEM. ...
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Drawing boundary through DEM of glacier valley using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to calculate/draw the boundary extent in Glacier valley with the help of DEM. Can you please guide me which is the best tools in ArcGIS and steps to calculate.
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Inverting color ramp in legend

I have inverted the color ramp to display land surface elevation, now when I add a legend in print composer it shows the lowest value at the top and the highest at the bottom. See below: It is more ...
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Shapefile and DEM: check rivers behaviour

I'm working with shapefiles representing rivers (rivers.shp), and DEM for the terrain elevation (terrain.tif). Basically, I want to check that my rivers (stored as polylines in my shapefile) behave ...
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Reclassification of raster surface using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a raster surface with values ranging from 0 -100. I want to create a categorical classification (percentage categories of 5%, e.g. 0-5%, 6-10%...) and reclassify my surface into these ...
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When computing flow direction, the D8 algorithm is used - are there major differences if others are used?

I am a student working with Hydrological models. Within these models we can route water across a DEM (within a delineated watershed or just within an un-delineated DEM) using many different flow ...
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Solar radiation calculation from GTOP030 DEM image

Can you help me to calculate solar radiation from GTOPO30 DEM image at the 30 m spatial resolution. I'm trying to do this many times using spatial analysis solar radiation calculation tool in ArcGIS. ...
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Buffering/extrusion of a dem surface

I have a surface representing a DEM and i would like to add it some thickness. If i simply duplicate the surface and translate it down by my thickness, i get non uniform thickness, ie thinner where ...
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Stretched raster symbology not working in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have some DEM rasters (from the same data source so I think they're uniform in all file specifications) that I'm symbolizing using the same stretched color ramp. I set the stretch type to min-max, ...
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QGIS vector layers do not match DEM?

I have a DEM (saved as a .tif) and, using QGIS, I want to clip the DEM using a vector mask. The function will not work. Am I missing critical step?
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Account for bridge overpasses in a ground DEM to allow for water flow under the overpass

I have a bare earth DEM made from lidar data (A). It works well and has passed all accuracy tests. It is used in storm surge models. The problem we are having is on underpasses. I need to allow water ...
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Reducing elevation from DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am so curious how would I strip off elevation from the DEM. I don't know how I would explain it further but I have attached an image to clarify this. I wanted to eliminate the area shaded with ...
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How to extract drainage line network from GRASS GIS and QGIS [closed]

Giving DEM as input is there any way to get drainage network? I am newbie to GRASS and QGIS ,provide any working examples in GRASS GIS and QGIS with procedure.
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Where is it possible to download a DEM for the Romanian east carpathians? [duplicate]

I'm quite new to GIS and have only done a few small tasks for Projects at University and the required data has always been provided. I am now struggling to find the specific DEM I need. Also other ...
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How to calculate Solar Radiation falling on vertical surfaces using DEMs and ArcGIS?

I am using ArcGIS10 Area Solar Radiation tool to calculate irradiation on horizontal surfaces (building roofs) but need to do the same for vertical surfaces (building facades). Any ideas on how to do ...
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Topographic Index - Why is upslope contributing area divided by downslope contour width and not upslope contour width?

In the Topographic Index calculation, a is the upslope contributing area per unit contour length. Is the "unit contour length" calculated from examining the contour widths of the downslope cells that ...
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shapefile to gmt format

I have an ESRI shapefile of the contours of my study area, and I want to convert it into a format that is acceptable by GMT, so I can make an elevation map of my study area. Is that even possible? ...
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Comparing two TINs created using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have the following two files: LiDAR las file1 Let's give it a name LiDAR las file2, contains the same file1 data, where number of points randomly removed. So if file1 contains X number of points,...
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DEM generation from ASTER L1B imagery using FOSS

Is there any (photogrammetric or other) FOSS package to support the generation of a DEM from ASTER L1B products (i.e. combining the spectral bands 3N and 3B)? Are there any practical examples or/and ...
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DEM error when trying to do topographic correction in GRASS

I'm new to GRASS gis and I'm trying to do a topographic correction (i.topo.corr) of 9 ASTER bands using SRTM dem. I keep getting this error message: ERROR: Illumination model is of CELL type Is ...
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Is there any way to 'clean' up ASTER v2 DEM data?

I downloaded all the tiles I needed, then plotted them to find that they don't all seem to have the same quality. Basically, you can see all the edges of a lot of the tiles. Is there any way to clean ...
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Colouring areas between (vector) contours?

Is it possible to colour areas between (vector) contours without making it a DEM first? Joshdoe seems to have done so in Create filled contour map with GRASS but does not say how.
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Contour command in Spatial Ecology's GME

Has anyone been successful using the contour command from GME (Geospatial Modelling Environment)? I'm trying to create contours out of a DEM. I know you can do it in ArcGIS with 3D or Spatial Analyst ...
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How can you create a depth raster from a DTM and a polygon in QGIS?

I have a DTM raster and a flood outline in polygon format - how do I create a depth raster for the flood outline (i.e. flood level minus DTM level)?
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Calculating Runoff / Streams using DEM in ArcGIS

I am just curious about the workflow that many of you use for runoff/stream analysis using a DEM and create a "water network" from the results in ArcGIS 10.1? I know the average rainfall for different ...
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Ditch Extraction using LIDAR DTM (1m resolution)

I'm trying to extract ditches using the LIDAR DTM using the software eCognition but I am actually having a hard time since the paper where I based my workflow entitled "Ditches’ network extraction and ...
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How to use ArcMap for HydroPower Potential

I am trying to determine the sites for small hydropower. I have a elevation dem, rainfall data, Curve number data (from soil and landuse shapefiles). I have already used the DEM to fill sinks, find ...
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River boundary (bank) extraction from LiDAR

Is there any way to extract a river boundary (bank) from LiDAR data and its products (DEM, intensity image and slope) automatically? Digitizing is very time consuming.
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Proper workflow for LAS to DEM conversion

I regularly come across LiDAR (.LAS) files with elevation data. When I do, I always struggle to find a way of converting them to a DEM for hydrological analysis. I have developed several workflows, ...
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Interactively determining upslope and downslope areas on DEM?

I know SAGA GIS can be used to interactively generate maps of upslope and downslope areas for a cell within a DEM, but the output is pretty ugly. An upslope area is defined as all cells (for a ...
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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 ...