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

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change from NAD 1983 to some PCS?

I want to ask how to change the coordinate system from NAD 1983 to some Projected coordinate system. I tried to change this DEM file to WGS 1984 (all of them) but when I did that my scale becomes 1:4. ...
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DEM with bathymetric contour lines in GRASS

I am trying to create a DEM from a bathymetric contour lines. Contours are in vector format and the elevation value is negative. To create the surface I have converted the contours in raster (v.to ...
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Where to download Mars DEMs and landcover?

I'm looking on the websites of the Mars Global Surveyor and the NASA sites, but all of the data is in jpeg or img form. Does anyone know where to find useful raster data sets for elevation and land ...
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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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Hillshade with too big pixels

I digitized some maps with isolines every 4m. I created a DEM and the Hillshade. But the hillshade has big pixels. I use ArcGIS 10.3. Is there something to be look out for that I might have done ...
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Extract elevation data from Landsat / MODIS imagery?

Just curious, have anyone tried to extract elevation data from LANDSAT or MODIS imagery? So far, I came across one journal by Toutin who did so using adjacent LANDSAT 7 imageries. Results seem pretty ...
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Choosing the right parameters to interpolate a DEM from 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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“Topo to Raster” tool for QGIS?

is there any analogue of the ArcGIS "topo to raster" tool in QGIS? I need to creates surfaces from shp for some cases from points and for some from lines and this instrument is very convenient.
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Can we create topographical map of private land using GPS elevation data?

Is there a way to create a relatively precise topographical map of a private land using GPS elevation data? As the land is a little bit over 100,000 square meters, the available regional topographical ...
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Does Scimap work with QGIS?

Does anybody know if Scimap ( http://www.scimap.org.uk ) works with QGIS? I know it is supposed to operate with ArcGIS and SAGA but as I am very much a beginner with QGIS I would like to know if its ...
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How to average gdal_hillshades?

For some unknow reason, my average of 3 hillshades is very dark : gdaldem hillshade input.tif hillshades_C.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az 315 -alt 60 -compute_edges gdaldem hillshade input.tif ...
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3D distance and topography

I have a set of points and want to find out the nearest distance to a water body (poly lines) taking into account the terrain and get a surface distance calculation. I understand that the way is to ...
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How to create contour lines from point data using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 2.4.0 and I have a shapefile of points with elevation data and X and Y coordinates. I'm using windows 7 OS. The idea is to create a contour line SHP using my point data. My question ...
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Modifying DEM elevation data in QGIS using a polygon

I've tried searching through the existing questions but am struggling to find a succinct answer to what I am trying to achieve. For background, I am running a flood model in TUFLOW to help support a ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Aspect calculation?

I need to derive a raster representing aspect for North America (from STRM data, originally in geographic lat/long). In most projections, true north is only map north along eg the central meridian so ...
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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 ...
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Creating DTM for two surfaces with point data and calculating volume between them using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have point data for a ground surface level which is captured in a grid of 35m spacings. I also have point data for the new surface level after soil has been removed which is captured at random ...
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qgis2threejs - rendered surface edges “bleed”

I am using qgis2threejs on some raster datasets representing different potentiometric surfaces of aquifers. The rendered 3D images from qgis2threejs have the edges of the surfaces "bleeding" down to ...
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merge two DEMs of different resolutions? [duplicate]

I have two DEMs, the first one is in 30 meters of résolution and the second: 5 meters, and will like if there is a possibility of merging them to extend the area where I do my research?
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Convert contour lines to DEM in ArcGIS [closed]

I've been trying without success to convert contour lines to DEM (Converting to spot heights is also a possible solution but I have not found a way for that either) using ArcGIS 10.2 (Advanced ...
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Elevation correction ASTER GDEM2 (+10m)

My ASTER GDEM2 has a average elevation error of -10m for my area. (I testet it using 90 defferential GPS reference points and compared it with old Topo25, SRTM, and GoogleMaps). I would like to ...
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How to mosaic to new raster for multiple DEM tiles?

I took some DEM files and turned them into raster .tif files, i then tried to Mosaic them together using the mosaic to new raster tool and i keep getting two problems consistently, there seems to ...
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Creating Digital Terrain Model from Digital Elevation Model using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I have a DEM and I want to create a DTM from that DEM. Is it possible to do this in ArcGIS?
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How to remove negative values from DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

i'm using (ArcGIS 10.1) and i want to remove a negative values from DTM in order to keep just a ground topographic surface.
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Classifying DEM according to elevation in R?

r<-raster("DEM.tif") How to do the classification based on every ten meters for example and have different colors too?
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Automatically adding Z-values from a DEM to an already created polygon

We have excavated a very large 5.000 year old fish fence, which was documented by photogrammetry, and is now being digitized. I started digitizing the orthophoto in QGIS and everything is cool. Now ...
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Intermediate files disappear in ArcGIS 10.1

I am working with ArcGIS 10.1 creating some slope and aspect files. I do this: DEM_park = ExtractByMask(mosaic_name, park_area) and it creates the DEM_park file in a default gdb with a default ...
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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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How to fit Google Earth satellite image to UK OS 50 DEM

I have extracted a DEM tile from the UK Ordnance Survey's free OS Terrain 50 dataset The tile contains spot heights for a grid comprising 51 nodes (West to East) by 51 nodes (North to South) with ...
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DEM Stream Burning

I would like to ask you guys how would i burn streams in DEM the following images will help understand what I would like to do. this is my DEM and the blue lines are my rivers. However, when I ...
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Why QGIS Raster clipper does not work on reprojected layers?

I try to clip a hillshade raster and I get this error. The hillshade was the result of a reprojected DEM from WGS84 to WGS84UTM. When I to clip the hillshade or even the reprojected DEM, I get the ...
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What exactly does hill shade or Shaded relief , if performed on SRTM DEM will output?

Two questions actually. Does shaded relief or hill shade outputs mean "expelling of shadows"? For a vast country like India, how to prepare a map from SRTM DEM, which does not have any shadow ...
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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?
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How to properly get the slope from an ASTER DEM in QGIS?

I have inserter a raster dem layer from ASTER satellite and I want to get a raster that has the slope of the area. I use terrain analysis > slope but the output is so wrong. Why is that? here is the ...
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Definitive source for downloading DEM data

USGS has been moving towards serving data through The National Map Viewer. They have several WMServices through their website that serve elevation data to the public (hillshade & DEM). The ...
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Depressions in Texas DEM

I am working with the 10m DEMs and see some round depressions in Texas. I found this in two areas of about 12 sq km but do not have the tiles for the areas in between, so the area where I see this ...
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GDAL rotate DEM

Is it possible using any of the command line GDL tools such as gdalwarp, etc to perform a rotation of DEM data - a GeoTiff for example? Anyone know how to do this? UPDATE1 After clearing out ...
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Convert DEM to STL (3D Printer Format)

I have a DEM in ArcGIS 10.1 that I would like to get into STL format for a 3D printer. Does anyone know some software that will allow me to make this conversion? I have to use the STL format because ...
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Integrating DEM within kriging and other interpolation methods?

I would like to see the difference of including DEM in interpolation from without. Some studies on climate data interpolation suggest that interpolation performs better with DEM. How do I do this in ...
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DEM and r2stl() distorted models?

If I import a dem file into R and then call as.matrix() on it, I can access z values. I want to create a 3D model, but I'm getting strange results. Most of my dems are spiky and if they are smooth I ...
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QGIS Interpolation on Curved Grid (River DEMs)

Hi QGIS experts out there, I have an very hard task I want to do in QGIS (or another open source GIS program). I have point data for river bathymetry (depth). I have been creating digital elevation ...
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DEM files and r2stl()

In R The Volcano dataset has elevation values, but is not a DEM file. How can I convert my DEM files (from earthexplorer.usgs.gov) so that the I can access all the elevation values in a matrix (what ...
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Problem with Flow Direction in DEM

I have the following problem with Flow Direction Tool in my DEM and with such wrong calculated flow direction in the centre of DEM I am unable to delineate any watershed. What can I do?
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Flow direction generated for river is incorrect

I am trying to generate a hydrologic model and I can not really proceed on the next processes. I have this problem on generating flow direction. I have already executed fill sinks and the next is flow ...
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raster topo map with gaps to DEM

I'm trying to create a DEM from this raster map: I managed to clean all the shapes and text. I tried to write a program which finds the curve pieces and connects them. But, I realized that it is ...
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Managing or Reducing noise in a mosaic raster

I have created a raster with the Mosaic to New Raster tool from 3 separate rasters. However in my mosaic I have some consecutive pixels which seem to be the noise of the previous procedure. Is there ...
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Proof low deviations in DEM compared to point dataset

I am not sure how to achieve the following consistently: I have a regular distributed point dataset (surface elevations). From this I derived several DEM using QGIS IDW Interpolation method. Now I ...
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Creating constant slope DEM using ArcGIS Desktop?

I wanted to create a DEM of constant slope say 1/3000. How can I proceed in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3? The area may be 1000m x 1000m or any other as per convenience.
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How do I make a constant slope elevation model in arcMap? [duplicate]

I am currently working with ArcMap to develop an elevation model of a quarry showing how the terrain at the quarry site would look post-closure. One of the requirements is that the slopes placed along ...
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DEM data processing

I downloaded ASTER GDEM Tiles and mosacked them in ENVI. After that I exported the Mosaic in tiff format and I opening it in Arcgis, the image is gray all through but the pixels are showing correctly. ...