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

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Clipping DEM / DTED data selecting by extent

similar to a few queries but really struggling to clip a DEM file from say USGS. Going to Raster > Extraction > Clipper and then "select the extent by drag on canvas", does not work. The process ...
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QGIS - .vrt DEM layer only partially goes to hillshade

I am using QGIS 2.12 on Macbook Pro running on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have six adjacent DEMs of the 7.5-minute quadrangle size (National Elevation Data or NED, I think). I loaded them into a ...
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Elevation adjustment DSM using Ground control points

is there any possibility to improve the vertical accuracy of a given satelite DEM/DSM by using exact measured ground control points? And if so, which software is recommended?
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What is the highest obtainable resolution of FREE elevation data in the UK?

I am seeking closure with this question guys. I am aware of various sources of free elevation data ~30+ m, and I have been searching for higher resolution FREE data for a while now. This already ...
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Where to acquire elevation data for UK?

I'm looking for digital elevation data for UK. Does anybody know if there is a good service providing data for free that are of better accuracy than ASTER-DEM that is around 30m and if not what is the ...
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Wanted: A rather large DEM

I am looking for a rather large DEM --- on the trillion cell scale --- to run some tests on. So far, I have found: 200 billion cells: The SRTM Global Dataset 30m DEM 120 billion cells: The National ...
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What is the usefulness of the angle and direction of the sun parameters in hillshade?

These parameters refer to the angle as of elevation and direction of the sun hypothetically to the hillshade but why does that must have any importance?
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Choosing colour-ramp to use for elevation?

This is maybe rather subjective as it concerns style, but I would like to have a few decent colour ramps for my DEM when it is layed over my hill-shading. I have created the Swiss hillshade model as ...
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Generating DEM from point cloud and DEM differencing?

I have two point clouds obtained via structure from motion (ground photos of sand-dunes + Visual SfM/Agisoft Photoscan). If I wanted to generate a DEM from these point clouds and difference them to ...
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Combine digital elevation model (DEM) with point layer (QGIS)

I have two layers: The first one is a digital elevation model (DEM) as GeoTiff. The second is a point vector layer (start and end of street segments). What I want to do: Add elevation information ...
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Minus elevation on DEM?

SRTM 30 m resolution data showing -23 elevation and SRTM 90 m resolution data showing -13 elevation at srikakulam dist East coastal side of India where as on google earth it is showing from 2 to 30m ...
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What is the difference between DEM, DSM and DTM?

I am listing some of the acronyms used in our work and had to stop to think about whether to list these together or separately: DEM: Digital Elevation Model DSM: Digital Surface Model DTM: Digital ...
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Sun azimuth on shaded relief LiDAR maps

I have a LiDAR map and want to change the view so that the ground shadow is manipulated (looking for archaeological anomalies). I think it is the sun angle that I need to alter but I don't know how. ...
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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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Blend overlapping DEMs using Open Source / Python

I'd like to blend edges of overlapping DEMs such that the join is a smooth transition (for use with InSAR). Apparently the best interpolation kernel for this, according to the literature, is thin ...
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Viewsheds and Observer Points in ArcGIS Spatial analyst

I am trying to understand the viewshed and observer points tool in spatial analyst. I want to show which areas of land can see a wind turbine, or put another way, from where can the wind turbine be ...
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Cleaning blocks pattern from urban LIDAR (blocks uplifted from streets)

We have a 1-meter LIDAR DEM from a city. A small subset can be downloaded from this link: This screenshot shows raw DEM with gray palette (darker belts are streets, and greyish and whitish ...
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DEM Processing in ArcMap

I have a question regarding DEM. I have downloaded SRTM DEM 30 m and I did a mosaic for the data using Mosaic tools in Arcmap to a Mosaic to a new raster. However, I got a DEM raster with values of ...
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Converting LAS 1.4 to 1.2

LIDAR files were released for major part of Slovenia few months back in zlas format. Decompressed LAS format is 1.4 version. I have tried many options how to generate DEMs and had some success in ...
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Using DTM slope map to find shortest route between two locations using QGIS?

I've got two locations, A and B, and a DTM covering the region between A and B. Say I want to drive from A to B. I want the shortest route possible, but avoiding regions with slopes higher than, let's ...
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Is there a difference between the Planchon & Darboux and Wang and Liu depression filling algorithms? Other than speed?

Can anyone tell me, based on actual analytical experience, if there is a difference between these two depression filling algorithms, other than the speed at which they process and fill depressions ...
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Selecting Specific Elevation Areas Contiguous to the Coastline for Coastal Flood Mapping

This is less a problem than an inquiry into a better way of doing something. I am curious how people might go about selecting, say, all areas less than or equal to 10 feet (from a DEM) that are ...
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Are there any open source tools to detect and fill sinks on a DEM?

Are there any open source or inexpensive tools to detect and fill sinks on a DEM? ArcGIS Spatial Analyst is just out of my price range.
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How do I generate grid square polygons from a 5m DTM file?

For my dissertation I have collected point features as coordinates and want to relate their distribution around a lake to elevation to see if there is any pattern/relationship between them. I have ...
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How do I find the slope of road segments with point elevation data of the same linear path

first time poster here so bear with me... 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 ...
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How to create a series of cross sections in arcgis 10.2?

My ouput should be a series of cross-sections (10 meters apart) along a center line of a river. The input data is a raster data set with elevation values. Can I also automatically generate the lines ...
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Trouble with clipping layer file

I downloaded a DEM layer file from PASDA and I need to clip it to a polygon shapefile in ArcGIS 10.2. I have my Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst licenses turned on but Im having troubling clipping the ...
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Help creating a 3D elevation map using ASTER DEM .TIF image

I am trying to figure out the whole process behind creating a 3D elevation map of a region that I have downloaded ASTER DEM data for. Any help with this would be much appreciated! Thanks
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Labeling contour lines in ArcMap [duplicate]

Can anybody give me advice on how to label contours as shown in Figure 2 below? I would like to be able to put the label "on" the line, which is easy enough. But I'd also like for the contour line to ...
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How to extract raster DEM elevations to vector attribute tables in ArcGIS 10?

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 ...
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In ArcGIS 10.x, how do I select features of a point shapefile whose z values are above or below the elevations in a DEM?

I have a multi-point shapefile representing earthquake hypocenters (containing depth values) and I have a DEM raster representing an underground surface (the top of the PreCambrian basement). I want ...
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How to match river direction with DTM?

I have rivers that some times they do not match their real direction based on the DTM, and they need to be flipped. Is there any way to automatically match river direction based on the DTM in ArcGIS ...
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Filling voids in ASTER stereo-images for DEM generation using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to use a stereo-pair of ASTER images to generate a DEM (in ERDAS Imagine). However, the mountains are rather cloudy and the images can't be used as they are. But the relevant parts (valley ...
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identify and calculate area of valleys

I have a shape file (points) that contains the coordinates of a number of cities in a mountainous area (valleys separated by mountain ridges), and a DEM of the area. I would like to calculate the ...
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Finding area of DEM raster clip?

I have a DEM layer in ArcMap 10.2 which I then clipped to fit a large shapefile. I'm trying to find the area of the new DEM shape using the Image Analysis tools, specifically the Mensuration tools. I ...
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SRTM vs Google Earth Pro elevation data

I am working on elevation data for an area in Sudan. Between Google Earth Pro and SRTM elevation data, which one is more reliable?
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3D model to DEM, maintain volume?

Bit of a challenge here which I've been grappling with for some time. I'll explain my full work flow so you can reproduce if needed. I'm creating virtual landscapes in Google SketchUp which I ...
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Calculating aspect in flat areas in ASTER DEM with ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an analyzed aspect surface from ASTER DEM 30m resolution in ArcGIS 10.2. But it shows many aspects in flat area.Normaly it must calculate this are as flat (-1). How can I resolve this problem? ...
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Adding two raster datasets that overlap while maintaining extent of larger raster dataset?

I am using ArcMAP 10.0 How do I add two raster datasets that overlap while maintaining the extent of the larger raster dataset. I have thought of adding zero values to the smaller raster to then be ...
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Making DEM and Landsat Image Coincide in ArcMap?

I have a DEM with these properties: Spatial Reference: GCS_WGS_1984 Angular Unit: Degree (0.0174532925199433) Datum: D_WGS_1984 Raster Information: Columns and Rows: 3051, 2426 Cell size: ...
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Creating a DTM from Contours, via the command line or Python

I am looking to create a gridded DTM/DEM (Digital Terrain/Elevation Model) or TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) from a set of contours. There are a number of similar questions on both this site ...
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Strange Vertical Mapper issue

While using the Mapinfo 7.0+ Vertical Mapper 3.0 on a Windows 8.1, I am facing the following issue: After adding a DTM (in .grd format), which is displayed perfectly, I am trying to use the Grid Info ...
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Generating contours from DEM using GDAL?

We have just received a large set of DEMs at work and I would like to generate contours from them. The DEMs have a resolution of 1m and a size of 1kmx1km. Output from gdalinfo: Driver: ...
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Apply mask on ERDAS LPS

I am currently working on my final year dissertation and most of it is done on LPS. I am using Cartosat-1 and ALOS PRISM imagery to create DTMs for an area that is located on a peninsula. The problem ...
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erdas LPS : Load Z values from a DEM?

I'm working on a photogrametric project with erdas LPS version 2013. I succeed in taking several ground control points (x and y values). However, i can't extract and load Z values from my raster DEM ...
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Orfeo Toolbox DEM download error

I have been trying to use the following part of the Orfeo Toolbox to download DEM data from usgs. I have been passing it a geotiff image as the reference and am receiving the following error: 2015 ...
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How to extract DEM files from google Earth/Map for surfer?

I will need to do a 3D representation of a terrain and I heard surfer is ideal, but then I do not have a DEM file of the region, I know Google Earth and Map could help, but I do not know how? If there ...
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programmatic DEM downloads similar to landsat-util

I recently discovered landsat-util, and was wondering if there was an equivalent command-line application for global elevation data, (for data around 1 arcsecond resolution, preferably geotiff) or if ...
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How to make DEM raster in Google Sketchup?

I would like to make DEM in google sketchup, later add 3D buildings and finally convert this file to raster. Afterwards, I want to import this raster to GRASS GIS to make solar maps. It is possible to ...
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Las tools vs Geocue for LAS1.3 processing [closed]

I am a user of terra solid products. I have las1.3 data set which i need to perform whole processing in 1.3 version. (I need to supply WDP informtaion and classified las dataset as well. So I afraid, ...