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

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Negative Topographic Index Values

I am getting negative topographic index wetness values in SAGA GIS - anyone else every get this? Not all negative values, but the minimum of the TWI range is negative for some steep watersheds we are ...
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Manipulating Interpolation Outputs

I would like to clip the edges of my interpolation output to cover only a specific Local Study Area and also combine the output with a DEM to create a spatially defined 3D model in ArcGIS 10.1. Two ...
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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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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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How can I create a constant slope DEM?

I wanted to create a DEM of constant slope say 1/3000. How can I proceed in ArcGIS 9.3? The area may be 1000m x 1000m or any other as per convenience.
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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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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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DXF (points and lines) in QGIS - Doesnt import z coordinates

Trying to get to grips with QGIS, coming from a Mapinfo and Civil3D background. I have a DXF file with points (X,Y,Z) and lines. I want to open this in QGIS and use the interpolate plugin to create ...
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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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How can I get the profile graph on ArcMap to display specific points?

I currently have 2 layers: 1) DEM of existing terrain 2) Polygon in vector format of future water retention basin I need to draw cross sections across this basin for eventual cut and fill calcs. I ...
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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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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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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 'burn' a stream network into a DEM layer in ArcGIS 10?

I am working on a DEM that in an area where there is little relief. I would like to 'burn' the river network into the DEM so I can calculate flow accumulation and flow length accurately. I am using ...
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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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What is a better idea for modelling a fault plane than as TIN? [duplicate]

I am working on a project which runs on ArcGIS platform using VB.NET. It is to model a sub-surface fault plane (currently a plane rectangular model with some dip) and then to find required distances ...
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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 ...
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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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Where is it Possible to Find DTED0 Set?

As I understand, DTED0 should be available for free. Yet, I am not able to find any download link. Everything that Google search brings up (eg. http://geoengine.nima.mil) is dead and not working.
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DTM Extraction/Smoothing in ArcGIS

I have an .las file, intended to be a DTM (bare earth) that I generated from a photogrammetry software package that has come out just a bit too lumpy. I now have the license for that software tied up ...
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Is there a way to clip a polygon layer according to DEM elevation?

I have a polygon layer on top of a DEM. Is there a way to clip the polygon layer according to elevation, ie the clipped result being only those areas of the polygon layer between x and y altitude? ...
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Reprojecting a raster DEM from meters to feet using QGIS?

Is there a tool in QGIS that does the same as reprojecting a raster DEM from meters to feet as in ArcGIS's 3D Analyst > Raster Math > Times ?
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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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Retrieving average building height in urban areas?

I am looking for a way to collect data on the height profile of some cities over time. I don't need to produce a detailed 3D reconstruction of cities, nor do I need to detect and measure individual ...
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Partially updating raster (DEM)?

How to update an .img DEM in ArcView 9.3? I do have DEM which need to be updated only if few parts. The area to be updated has been produced in separate DEM with Spline Interpolation with Barriers. ...
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Where can I obtain 3D data for Singapore?

I am looking for providers of 3D maps/models of Singapore. This might be either from photogrammetry/laser techniques or based on a DEM + building footprints/landuse with a height attribute. Is any ...
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Hillshade is block grey ArcGIS

So I am trying to create a hillshade on my DEM because I need to be able to distinguish features which I can't do in its current state (see picture). However, when I add the hillshade, it adds a block ...
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Merging DEMs of different grid size

I'm trying to merge two grids with different cell size. One has a cell size of 10m and the other 50m. The 10m one covers a subarea of the 50m one. I know that the most accurate one is the 10m one and ...
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Using GeoBrain WCS4DEM in QGIS?

I added the GeoBrain WCS server to the server list: http://geobrain.laits.gmu.edu/cgi-bin/gbwcs-dem?version=1.0.0& I connect to the server and get a list of layers. I select the first one listed ...
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How to query DEM elevation values in a web application based on cursor/click point location?

I work for a city government that has LiDAR derived DEM rasters which we would like to make accessible to other departments in the city. The problem is that many departments don't have anyone with ...
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QGIS 2.2. raster color ramp

I have just upgraded from QGIS 1.8 to QGIS 2.2 and I am missing very much 1-band raster color ramp plugin that I had easily colorized my DEMs by using pre made color brewer such as DEM screen or DEM ...
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passing tif image as input to openlayers code (wps implementation)

how to pass dem(tif) or raster layer as input to the openlayers ... //OpenLayers.ProxyHost = 'proxy.cgi?url='; OpenLayers.ProxyHost = "/cgi-bin/proxy.cgi?url="; //OpenLayers.ProxyHost = ''; var map, ...
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Finding normal vector to DEM

I have a DEM grid (Surfer, or whatever format) and an x,y position on that grid. I also have a series of depths from the surface. I need to calculate, for each depth, the x,y,z of the projected ...
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How to make DTM Qgis-grass

Good evening, I need help. Should I create a dtm of an area in the province of Vicenza. It 's the first time I try, I tried the tutorials on the Internet but I could not understand how to do it. Could ...
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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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How to apply Log Transform to Flow Accumulation?

I have run a flow accumulation for a DEM that I'm working with. I'm trying to apply a log transform because I've heard it could give a better visual representation. How would I go about doing this ...