For questions about Digital Elevation Models (DEM), Digital Terrain Models (DTM) and Digital Surface Models (DSM)

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
306 views

gdalbuildvrt error when mosaicking SRTM data with different NoData values

I'm attempting to mosaic together 9 SRTM tiles downloaded from CGIAR to produce a DEM of Borneo. I'm using: gdalbuildvrt Borneo.vrt BorneoSRTM/*.tif where BorneoSRTM contains the 9 tif files to be ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

DEM / Basemap Alignment

The image below shows the problem I'm facing. I'm trying to align a DEM with the ArcMap Imagery Basemap. Unfortunately, I can't make them to perfectly align. I tried changing the coordinate system to ...
2
votes
1answer
784 views

Converting LAS file to .asc DSM? [duplicate]

I want to count trees in SAGA GIS and I am trying to follow the steps described in Counting trees using segmentation and vectorization in SAGA Gis from dominoc925.blogspot.com (05th, March, 2012). ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Creating DEM from point data in CSV files using QGIS?

how can we create a DEM in QGIS from point data in CSV files? A similar problem was discussed here, using a shp-file. Our CSV's are too big, so that dxf2shp crashes. So we are looking for another way ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Connect a photo and a DEM using landscape features

I'm helping with an image retake study in Alaska, we have historical (up to 100 years old) photos of the landscape (with lat/long) and we'll be retaking photos this year at the same locations. The ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I create a DEM from Point Data?

my boss gave me a small 3D-point-shape-file and asked me to make an DEM from it, wich I should put together with an older DEM of the same site, wich was made with Surfer. I created a raster-layer ...
0
votes
2answers
331 views

r.topidx error: required parameter output not set

I'm calling GRASS r.topidx from QGIS 2.2.0. I can get other tools to work on the DTM, for example r.watershed. But r.topidx I get the Oops message: Oooops! The following output layers could not be ...
3
votes
1answer
48 views

Change direction of polylines from DEM data

I am trying to define the direction of my polylines (which represent gutters in a drainage system). Does anyone know if it is possible to define the direction based on elevation data extracted from a ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Individual tree extraction [duplicate]

I would like to extract individual trees in ArcMap 10.1. I have 1.3 meter resolution DSM data created from aerial images. I used Crown Height Model to extract tree heights (as attached file), but I am ...
1
vote
3answers
137 views

Converting DEM text file to tiff file in QGIS?

I am trying to convert a digital elevation model in txt file format to a raster file (tiff) with qgis. The file format is *.dat. The coordinate system is Gauss Krüger, Bessel, 5. meridian. First I ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

How to import a digital elevation model in Germany Gauss Krüger from .dat file?

i am very new to qgis. I want to create a hillshade file and also calculate the inclination. The structure of the digital elevation model data looks like this: 5390.0125 5659.9875 251.8 5390.0125 ...
2
votes
1answer
170 views

Filtering noise out from bare-earth DEM with terrace fields?

I have a 1m bare-earth DEM, derived from LiDAR data, representing a terraced landscape. For the sake of any subsequent use of the DEM (e.g., least-cost path, cost surface analysis, and the like) I am ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Convert dem and geotiff to collada model with texture

I have a digital elevation model (dem) file with corresponding orthophoto in geotiff format. What I need to do is to create a 3D model of the terrain with textures (preferably in collada file). I ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Free Digital Elevation (Terrain) Model of Europe or Germany

Is there any free (or not expensive) source of Digital elevation model of Europe or Germany with the resolution of 10 meters or better and vertical accuracy of +-5m or better?
0
votes
2answers
58 views

Filling only the deepest sinks/depressions in a DEM

I am trying to come up with a workflow that will extract the location of surface mines from a DEM. My original thought was to fill the depressions in the DEM and then subtract the original DEM from ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Fixing Pixelation in DSM [duplicate]

I ran las dataset, then las to raster using max for DSM. Two and a half hours later I have 3 areas showing pixilation using higher level coloring. See enclosed image. I found on web that seamless ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Determining bare earth from unclassified LAS file?

I have data in LAS format with RGB values created from Aerial photogrammetry using a UAV. I am trying to find a solution to extract the bare earth to create my DTM from the DSM. I have tried SAGA, ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

Weird artefacts/pixels in QGIS-created shaded relief map

I'm working with 30m SRTM data on an terrain map of Cuba. I downloaded the necessary DEM files, merged them and went on to create the shaded relief map in QGIS 2.8 using Raster > Analyze > DEM ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Download of very detailed DEM files for Portugal?

Operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit. QGIS Version: 2.13.3 which I installed via the QGIS.org website. I need contour lines for a small area in Portugal. I saw a guide posted here: ...
9
votes
7answers
39k views

Extracting raster DEM elevations to vector attribute tables in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have an ArcMap 10 project with multiple layer groups. One layer is a raster DEM, another layer group is a bunch of vector shapefiles (including points, lines and polygons). The client wants all ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Elevation data from floating point DEM in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have acquired a DEM from local municipality. It is a float point DEM, and the elevation of each pixel is represented as simply "pixel value". What would be the correct work flow to convert this to ...
3
votes
2answers
247 views

Creating DEM from las file without using Lastools

I want to create a ground model from a *.las file. The LAStools are available in QGIS but limited in use (generation of black diagonal in result file), so I can't use this. In the GRASS tools I can ...
3
votes
2answers
881 views

Canopy Height Model of LiDAR data in QGIS?

I am having a DTM and DSM files. I want to develop a Canopy Height Model in QGIS. Is it possible?
-2
votes
1answer
60 views

Expression into the raster calculator to invert DEM

I've made a DEM from first pass LiDAR data which I want to invert and run watershed segmentation and basin delineation over in order to hopefully extract tree canopy outlines and heights - I'm newish ...
1
vote
2answers
90 views

Trouble “extracting by mask” with a DEM layer and a shapefile?

I'm using ArcMap 10.2 and I'm currently trying to clip a county-wide DEM layer (.lyr file) down to a smaller area using a shapefile. The data frame coordinates system is set to US Feet which is what I ...
4
votes
1answer
49 views

The source of and possible solutions for DEM anomalies?

I am working with a DSM (Digital Surface Model) created using stereo-paired spot 6/7 satellite imagery. This DSM, and metrics derived from it will be used to create a Predictive Ecosystem Map (PEM). ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Fill sinks error in arcHydro

I am working on a project that is modeling runoff at a county level. The DEM used is lidar derived and has a 5 ft resolution. The general workflow I am flowing is Sink evaluation Sink Selection (to ...
1
vote
2answers
79 views

Filling up river corridors in a DEM

I'm currently working with a DEM (10 m x 10 m resolution) that has a lot of faulty elevation values in river corridors. In order to run a hydrodynamic model I'm trying to get the following done in an ...
23
votes
8answers
2k views

How to generate a random but believable digital elevation model?

Is there a way to generate a DEM, programatically or otherwise (arcpy or R?), that will feed into ArcGIS for further spatial analysis? Perhaps this needs to be broken down into smaller incremental ...
0
votes
2answers
478 views

How do I find the slope of road segments with point elevation data of the same linear path

I'm currently working on a project to calculate road grade along roughly 30 miles of highway. I need to isolate and portray all sections of road with more than a 5 percent grade; in hopes of finding ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

Reclassifying a DEM using ArcMap 10.1

I have a DEM that am reclassifying into two classes. One areas less than or equal to 1000 and the other areas greater than 1000. Am accomplishing this using the reclassify Tool in ArcMap 10.1. The ...
2
votes
1answer
145 views

Finding Two locations with conditional search on DEM?

I want to find two locations H difference in elevation between two locations on a DEM. Ex: point A and B are my output after search on DEM. conditions are: buffer R distance around point A and ...
19
votes
4answers
16k views

Creating DEM from contours in QGIS?

Is it possible to make a DEM from contours in QGIS? I have a shp file (contours) and their heights, can I use QGIS for produce a DEM without using GRASS? I found this creating a dem from contours ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Creating DEM from topography map in QGIS [duplicate]

For my geology diploma project I need to create DEM from topography map my professor gave me to use as a base map. The map is georeferenced. My idea was to draw lines over the izolines of the map, ...
3
votes
0answers
61 views

How to calculate best path between 2 points from a DEM in Qgis?

I'm analyzing the roads and paths of a region by calculating how effective the communication is in the region. First I calculated the shortest paths between the points using the actual road map. Now ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

How to derive a hydrologically correct DEM from point shapefile using QGIS?

I used grass gis v.surf.rst function to interpolate a surface using vector points. But it is very difficult to find a optimum parameters to be used. I am still unable to develop a accurate terrain
2
votes
2answers
84 views

DTM posting and resolution

When speaking about a DMS or a DTM, what is posting? And what is the difference between posting and horizontal resolution?
0
votes
1answer
86 views

How to find the height information from LiDAR point cloud data [duplicate]

I need to find the biophysical parameters(biomass) from the LiDAR point cloud data. For that I need the height of the trees from the data. Currently I am having the general height with respect to sea ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Stream Burning/DEM Reconditioning

I am conducting a regional study in the Midwest. I was wondering if stream burning would be necessary for this large region. I am using a 90 meter DEM. If stream burning is necessary, what should the ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Extracting coordinates of a triangulation from DEM data

I'm working on the succinct representation of planar graphs and now I'm trying to obtain some datasets to test my results. I saw that Delaunay triangulations of elevation data can be a good source of ...
6
votes
3answers
128 views

Vertical datum query for coastal modeling

This may be very specific. I have a USGS derived DEM with a vertical datum of EGM96 from NASA satellite data. My Bathymetry uses a lowest astronomical tide datum. Has anybody come across this or ...
1
vote
1answer
543 views

Importing ERDAS-processed GTOP030 dem data into ArcGIS Desktop?

I have two GTOP030 DEM images. After downloading them, I have imported into ERDAS and mosaiced them. Then I have exported it to .tif file in order to open it in ARCGIS. But when I tried to open it in ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How do you identify cuttings / crevices from a DTM or DSM using ArcGIS?

I am trying to identify where cuttings and crevices exist by using a DTM or DSM. My ultimate aim is to find where roads and rail lines sit within a cutting i.e. the land either side of them is higher ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Creating tiling scheme to get multiple extents before gridding elevation data

Looking to create 1 degree by 1 degree tiles with pixel overlap to get extents before I start gridding. So basically I would like to have a shapefile of the tiling scheme with extents before having ...
3
votes
0answers
50 views

Building a DEM with both a raster and vector points [closed]

So I'm struggling here, trying to get a decent DEM for the Azores Islands because I want to include bathymetric data on it. I have a raster with elevation for the islands (land) with a 30 meter ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Reset a base elevation in Pix4D?

Does anyone know how to set a baseline elevation in Pix4D, or is that something that has to happen on the drone-capturing side? The reason is that I have an area which is flown with LiDAR, several ...
0
votes
2answers
106 views

Resampling DEM using gdal in python?

Using gdal I want to resample (in this case, oversample) a DEM. The only thing that should change is the pixel spacing, so I want to interpolate in between the values that I currently have. For this I ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Generating continuous aspect surfaces from DEM with QGIS

I'm trying to extract aspect surfaces from different DEM sources at different resolutions in QGIS. I've had success working with SRTM-derived grids (3-arcseconds) and am trying to perform the same ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Volume of free space between valleys using arcgis [duplicate]

I'm having DEM and I want to estimate volume of wastes that can be dumped in valley. For that I want to estimate volume of free space between valleys. How should I estimate volume of free space in ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Converting 32 bit DEM to 16 bit in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a 32 bit DEM with resolution 0.5 * 0.5 and range of elevation is 1299 to 1489. When I want to export or use copy raster tool or create fill in Arcgis, the results are elevation between ...