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

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How to use SRTM DEM files for shaded relief in ArcMap?

I would like to create a nice shaded relief for France using SRTM3 data. Most of the threads on the subject are from awhile ago, when ArcMap was not able to import these without changing the file ...
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Cropping Geotiff with gdalwarp

I downloaded a geotiff from the recently published 25m-DEM of the European Union (see: http://courses.neteler.org/eu-dem-new-digital-surface-model-at-25m/). One tile has about 5GB so I would like to ...
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DEM/Raster Peak and Valley identification and/or elimination (non-generalization)

I am an curious is there is a tool or process that can identify and/or eliminate obvious peaks and valleys in a DEM. I have looked into smoothing but I am interested in keeping the original sharpness ...
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DEM Elevation Units

I'm fairly new to the GIS world, and have a quick question. I'm currently using 10.1. I do not know much about rasters, so does transforming a DEM from one projection to another automatically convert ...
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When to use IDW vs Kriging Interpolation for DEM creation?

I'm trying to create a DEM using point data spaced very regularly about 10m apart. The area I am interpolating is an educational facility with many flat parking lots and football fields but still has ...
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Display DEM in WPF application

In my application which is based on .net4/C#/wpf, I need to display a decent sized terrain file (eg. GeoTiff). It is an elevation file which should be viewed in 3D. The user should be able to draw ...
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Estimating sunlight hours from slope, aspect, and latitude

I'd like to estimate annual sun hours (or insolation, or solar radiation) for 4 points, 1 each on the four sides of the summit of a hypothetical flat-sided mountain. I have slope and aspect for each ...
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How to Create Cost Surface Raster for Least Cost Path Analysis?

I have a DEM raster and would like to carry out a cost path analysis. Among other factors such as slope, proximity rivers etc. I would also like to take elevation into consideration. According to ...
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How to perform a Cost Path analysis in ArcGIS 10.1?

Is it possible to model the easiest pathway through a landscape between many points (rather than just two)? I want to carry out a cost-path analysis, I would like to display the easiest pathways ...
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generate subcatchment starting from a DTM [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a plug-in in Quantum GIS, which can help me to generate subcatchments starting from a DTM. Thank you very much!!!
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Create DEM from cartosat stereo pairs?

I have two carstosat stereo pair images. All i need to do is to extract DEM from those. So, i tried it doing with OSGeo4W. but i didn't succeeded in it. So IS there any other softwares or opensource ...
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ArcMap 10.1 drawing an irregularly shaped boundry polygon around a set of LAS point data?

I am working with a set of LAS data which is irregularly shaped, picture a starfish as the point coverage, surrounding the starfish may be water on one side, may be more land elsewhere but no points ...
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How to get the subbasin area of each specified river segment?

I have a DEM file of one district, and I have used those following tools in spatial analyst tools in ArcGIS 10.1 to get files related to the original DEM file: Fill Flow direction Flow accumulation ...
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NASA ASTER DTM - what is its datum? What are the elevations relative to?

I have downloaded some data from http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gdem.asp I would like to relate the elevations to some coastal data which is estimated to a specific ordnance dataum. Can anyone tell ...
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How to: script convertion from SRTM to 3D printable file?

Given a STRM3.tiff file as input. How to convert this STRM.tiff file into a 3D printable file ? which I may load into most 3D printers' sofwares. My objective is to print some terran, lunar, or ...
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How to generate GML by extracting heights from DEM?

I am trying to generate GML using satellite images for geometries of various objects, and I propose to use DEM of the corresponding area in order to extract heights. I already have a piece of ...
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determine the catchment area from dem or hillshade [duplicate]

I want to determine the catchment area of river from hillside. Is there a plugin that I can use in qgis ?
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qgis - slope from DEM - errors due to projection and oversimplified 'z factor' [duplicate]

I'm trying to generate a slope raster from a DEM raster. It seems there is a pretty significant error due to the 'z-factor' option. I'm fairly new to this, but some other posts and responses ...
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Where can I programmatically download SRTM_V4.1 data?

SRTM v4 is an effort by the folks at CIAT-CSI to scrub, polish, and remove gaps in the raw SRTM data released by NASA (SRTM 3). One userfriendly interface : http://dwtkns.com/srtm/ provides ...
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Change slopes derived from DEM

I have a DEM for a region over which I want to simulate an ecological process. I would like to run several simulations for the same region but I want to alter the topography for the simulations. ...
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Programmatically download (seamless) NED tiles?

I used to download 1/3 arcsecond elevation geotiffs from extract.cr.usgs.gov using web services. But a few days ago, that stopped working, probably because USGS reorganized their site. I tried ...
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Is there a public FTP server hosting the NED?

I'm having a ton of trouble getting the data I need from the USGS. I have taken a look at the 10m DEM quad index and know exactly which quads I need, but cannot find a source to download them from. ...
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Batch processing DEM rasters in QGIS/GDAL

I am attempting to add relief shading to map using .asc raster files, following this tutorial. It works well, but I have only tried it on single tile of raster data which is 20x20km. I want to ...
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Two r.mapcalc calculations return a much bigger raster cell size than the input raster

I tried the following calculations with a GeoTiff sample, having a cell size of 25m: Calculating the togographic exposure (TOPEX) and estimating the mean topographic curvature Both, the resulting ...
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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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Creating Random Points in ArcGIS 10.1

I would like to create random points across my study area (which is a DEM raster) using the Feature Class> Create Random Points. However, I need to select/copy/move/delete these points and re-arrange ...
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How to run a shortest path analysis for DEM-derived streams and pour points?

I have a .shp for streams and another for pour points. Those features were extracted from a DEM by using the Hydrology package from the Spatial Analyst Tools of ArcGIS 10. I want to know the distance ...
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How to identify valleys on DEM in ArcGIS 10.1 [closed]

First, What is the best and easiest way to identify valleys in a DEM raster? Second, how do you create a least-cost pathway for each valley in a region based on low angle slope and proximity to ...
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Whats the best way to create bathymetric contour lines?

I have a raster dataset with both Topographic and Bathymetric stored in it. What is the best way to create exact contours of the lake-bed? This becomes tricky when I want to make the contour for depth ...
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Where to obtain LiDAR Data for Romania?

I need LIDAR Data for realizing a urban hydrology study (Romania areas), whence I can get this data? There is a chance to obtain data for this area (Cluj-Napoca city)? I'm PhD student are chances to ...
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How do I know the vertical/horizontal units of my DEM? I'm creating a slope using gdaldem

I'm using gdaldem to create a slope map. I can apply a scale. The default is 1. The notes say: Ratio of vertical units to horizontal. If horizontal unit of source DEM is degrees (e.g WGS84 ...
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How to generate a DEM from a contour Shapefile?

I want to create a DEM from depth contours (shapefile) in QGIS. I've been trying to work out how to do this based on this previous question, notably from this link from that page, however I'm stuck, ...
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How to (vertically) register a DEM to GPS readings?

I don't know if what I ask is possible or not but let's try... I have two datasets: a DEM as a point cloud in a relative coordinate system, constructed with 3D algorithm structure-from-motion. 20 ...
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How to calculate peaks in a DEM

How could I extract all peaks from a DEM (large mountainous area)? Peak means something like: a pixel which is sourrounded by other pixels with smaler elevation numbers in a area arround the ...
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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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How to automate creation of toe of slope from DEM?

I was looking for an automated process to "identify" the toe of a slope from a DEM and ran across this ESRI thread and technique: I am at Step 7 but have no idea how this is accomplished. I get it is ...
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GTOPO30 Slope analysis in ArcGIS 10.1 [duplicate]

Using surface - slope analysis tool box. All values for the slope calculation are in between 80 and 89. There are no values below 80. What am I doing wrong?
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Profile plot trouble in Grass GIS

I'm new to Grass and GIS environments in general, and I recently faced a problem when trying to get the profile plot from a DTM. When I draw the transect, instead of the plot, I get the following ...
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calculate least cost pathways for a region and create distance rasters to rivers [duplicate]

How do you calculate all the least cost pathways that exists for a region? I would like the output map to display all routes (and was wondering whether this can be done in one set of operations). I ...
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Abnormal DEM values after fill operation

With arcmap 10.1. after filling the DEM the value range is -70 to 1078, but it should be between 225 to 1200. Can anyone suggest me a methodology or the necessary steps in arcgis 10.1 to mend my ...
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Viewshed analysis and coordinate systems ArcGIS 10.1

I am trying to run a viewshed analysis and I've downloaded DEM data from the UK ordnance survey (Landform-panorama). Since the data is in ASCII format I have created a seamless raster mosaic (and used ...
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How to create DEM from contours without ArcGIS Spatial Analyst licence?

I'm trying to create a 3d DEM/DTM from a flat contour shapefile which has height data attached to each contour, but I'm not sure how to do this? I've found this post, on creating a dem from contours ...
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How to create contours from smoothed DEM instead of using Terrain to Raster?

I'm fairly new to working with lidar and have been assigned the task of creating 2ft contours for the entire county using USGS-provided lidar tiles. Is there a significant difference in the accuracy ...
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What is the 'water retention capacity' tool and how is it used?

In the latest version of QGIS, I found a geoalgorithim in the processing toolbox that will generate 'water retention capacity.' I am familiar with DEM-based hydrologic modeling tools in QGIS, but I ...
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choosing the right parameters to interpolate a DEM form contours

this is my first question on the forums, so be gentle :) I have a 5 meter interval contour lines feature class which i would like to interpolate to a DEM. I am well aware of at least 2 tools ("tin ...
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How to find locations for hydro power using raster analysis?

I have a stream network and DEM file both in raster format. I need to extract values from DEM to stream network. For the analysis in stream network after that, I need to find out the places for hydro ...
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Raster Interpolation of Different DEMs in GRASS

I am trying to generate a DEM for surface runoff modeling in GRASS. I have a DEM for the entire watershed at 1ft resolution and another for the small area within that watershed (a parking lot) I am ...
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Strange gdaldem hillshade artifacts

I've downloaded 9 chunks of 1 arc-second NED in IMG format from the National Map. I'm trying to create a hillshade from them. I'm using: GDAL 1.10.0, released 2013/04/24 First, I combine them and ...
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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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Best Program to use for DEM data?

I need to estimate the elevation at various access points of some rivers in South Carolina. I use the elevation information to calculate the average gradient (feet/mile) between two access points. The ...