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

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Retrieving heights of buildings using remotely sensed data (except lidar)

How can I get the height values of buildings from a certain sector a city without going into the field to collect data? Is there anyway to do via satellite imagery, SRTM, ASTER GDEM or any DEM for ...
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Assessing Flood Hazard Risk Zones using DEM

My Question: What is the best effective way to quickly estimate flood hazard risk areas using DEM data? Ideally I am looking for guidance to move forward and perform this process over large areas ...
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Is there a difference between the two sets of QGIS terrain analysis tools?

Is there a difference between Raster/Terrain Anaylsis and the same features in Raster/Analysis/DEM (Terrain Analysis)? The two appear to do the same types of computations; are they the same or is ...
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How to ignore certain values when creating profile graph in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a statewide DEM I am trying to create a profile of, however the DEM has some areas of widely varying size (bodies of water) where data was not collected and these areas were all filled by my ...
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automatic extraction of dtm using grass gis

i have generated dsm using erdas lps tool which is in img format. i want to import this file in grass gis and extract dtm. can you please tell me how to input the data , in which format it should be, ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Slope calculation?

I have downloaded SRTM GDEM (~90 km resolution). I am using ArcGIS 10. I have tried to use spatial analyst to compute for slope. However, I can not compute for the slope. The output values has only ...
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How to show elevation on mouse hover in QGIS?

I've got a DEM layer and would like to have the status panel in the bottom display the elevation in addition to the mouse coordinate. Can that be done? Using QGIS 2.6.1
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Library to render 3D DEM?

I am implementing a C++ application to generate DEMs from LAS files, and I want to show a 3D visualization of the DEM (show the terrain model, height differences using colors, contour curves...) Is ...
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Building DEM of large areas

I am putting together a compilation of 1/3 arc second, and 1/9 arc second DEM data for essentially all of southeastern Oregon in ArcGIS. This surface would be used for geomorphological and geological ...
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Displaying DEM with real elevation values in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to create a DEM with hillshading map in ArcGIS Desktop 10, but I'm getting the result with scale values between 0 and 254. How can I display the scale with the real elevation values? ...
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Calculation of surface derivatives at the edge of the raster

I was wondering how does ArcMap10.2 calculate surface derivatives (slope, aspect) at the edge of the raster, since the Horn algorithm is used and uses the 8 neighboring pixels around each pixel. When ...
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Not able to load a DEM raster into Spatialite

I am using Spatialite to store a DEM raster with terrain values (GMTED2010 from Nasa). To be more precise, I am using the version: spatialite_gui-1.7.1-win-x86.zip plus rasterlite_load ...
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DEM data for Borneo island (higher resolution data than SRTM/ASTER GDEM for South East Asia?)

I am looking for high resolution DEM data for Borneo island and am especially interested in Sarawak. Currently I only found SRTM and ASTER GDEM data (normal products from NASA REVERB ...
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QGIS 2.6.1: “no enhancement” option not working on DEMs

When I import DEM raster layers and try to change the contrast to "no enhancement" I get a blank white image in the map window. Changing "black to white" to "white to black", the map remains a blank ...
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DEM creation with C++ application

I am implementing a C++ application that must produce DEMs from LIDAR data. I am following the next workflow: Write .las files from lidar data. Use PCL algorithms to transform/filter the point ...
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SRTM DEM with 16 bit signed pixel type changes to 32 bit float when creating slope/aspect/curvature

I have mosaiced 8 SRTM DEM tiles in order to get one raster layer of elevation. When I use "Mosaic to New Raster" tool I set as a pixel type format "16 bit signed" because this is the format that SRTM ...
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Displaying a Digitial Elevation Model using GRASS GIS draped by an RGB Raster

I have the following: Digital Elevation Model from SRTM LANDSAT Imagery from the same area I wish to display the DEM draped with the raster band combination (3,2,1) using GRASS GIS. My ...
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Changing the Axis on a Profile Graph

I'm working on a map with forest trails and I want to get an elevation profile of them all individually. I have gone through and interpolated the trail layer with a DEM so that I can use the 3D ...
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What is a DTM in Grid format?

A client asked us for a group of files of DTM in Grid Format. And my question is, what is this DTM in Grid format? O maybe its same of DEM? Is it possible to convert from DEM gray scale format to ...
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How can I convert a DEM into areas of “flatness”, with an arbitrary fill/cut to area ratio?

I want to find areas of relative "flatness" in a DEM. How can I find flat areas? I want to find a neighbourhood of contiguous cells that have an elevation variance that is within a certain ...
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Correcting for local topography in calculating TRI from DEM in ArcGIS

I'm currently investigating the use of different equipment in calculating TRI from elevation data using ArcGIS. From the methods available ...
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How to calculate RMSE, skewness, and kurtosis of raster image?

I'm doing a project to analyze the impact different interpolation techniques plays on DEM accuracy. In order to do so, I need to calculate the RMSE, skewness, and kurtosis. I have: an original ...
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How to add image(.jpg) to OpenLayers?

This is my website for test: http://www.cv.nctu.edu.tw/shapefile-js-openlayers/ol_simple.html My dem data is (.jpg). var inProj = new OpenLayers.Projection('EPSG:3826'); var outProj = ...
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GeoserverTerrainProvider plugin displays faults in elevation tiles

I try to display elevation data using the triple Geoserver/Openlayer3/Cesium. It seems I have the same problem than http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25936968 and for now, I can not get a working ...
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gdal_grid - fails to find layer and field

I'm using gdal_grid for the first time and get this issue: gdal_grid -zfield field_3 -l layer0 OLEX-LAT-190952014.vrt OLEX-LAT-190952014.tiff ERROR 1: Failed to find layer 'layer0' on datasource ...
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How to resample a DEM from GCS to UTM with respect to reprojection bounds parameter?

When reprojecting a DEM (e.g., SRTM-derived 1-arc DEM) using PCI Geomatica for example, to constrain pixel size and maintain a square pixel you can either change the image extent or the number of ...
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How to do a flood simulation without flooding the whole area and covering surface structures (with DEM)?

I have a high resolution DEM and want to do a flood simulation starting at a river. My hope is that the water runs into historical (now dry) river channels (in which I'm interested in) at first and ...
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How to resample a 30m DEM to a 100m slope raster properly?

I need to resample a 30m DEM to a 100m slope raster. Do I just resample the 30m DEM directly to the 100m slope raster? or, do I convert the 30m DEM to a 100m DEM and then create a 100m slope raster ...
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filter / generalize elevation points on the basis of some conditions

I wanted to generalize many elevation points in a rectangular area (about 700 square km). I need to take about 3 points for square km. These points must satisfy some conditions: One of these ...
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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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creating a dem from contours

I have a large set of contours that I received broken down into several different subsets. I have merged most of the subsets together creating a larger set of contours in three different files. I have ...
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byte swap a mosaic raster

I'm getting into trouble to byte swap a raster. I'm using two DEM rasters that I mosaic using the function "mosaic to new raster". The new raster I get is called "mosaic". The cell range then shift ...
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Convert Whitebox .dep to ArcMap DEM .tiff?

I am having difficulty converting my whitebox raster float file to an ArcGIS raster file in ArcMap 10.2.1 I followed the protocol outlined at: ...
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aster georeference proplem

i have 2 dems raster layers and i want to georeferencer the first dem raster layer with the another(second) dem raster layer,because the first dem raster layer has wrong coordinates and the second dem ...
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How to decrease elevation values of DEM using open source GIS sotware? [closed]

I am newbie in QGIS, but I was wondering how to decrease elevation dem DEM using QGIS? Can QGIS do that? Or anyone of you can tell me any open source GIS software to perform that?
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Problems merging DEMs or other raster datasets? Clipping Raster dataset to vector line?

I have two DEMs that I am going create a hillshade from, and ultimately want one hillshade clipped to a county boundary. I am running into a couple problems, though. When I try to merge the two ...
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Mosaic to New Raster tool fail

I'm trying to merge 24 DEM files, after applying the tool (Mosaic to New Raster) only 11 out of the 24 merged. All the original files are in the same projection, pixel type, band, etc. I also ...
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Creating DSM and DTM from a LAS using a freeware solution

Is it possible to export a surface and terrain model files from an aerial, LiDAR point cloud (LAS) set? I am using SAGA GIS for very basic operations, but I couldn't find this option (and I have a ...
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Where to download 10m (1/3 arc-second) DEMs?

I'm looking for some of the 10m DEM to fill in the white Quad areas. Do you know where of can I find them? These 10 DEMs we have are actually coming from the NRCS Geospatial Dataway. I believe they ...
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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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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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Downloading 1 arc-second elevation data for Canada other than Geobase?

Can someone suggest a source for Canadian elevation data better or equivalent to 1 arc-second? I have a good data source for Ontario but for other provinces folks often recommend Geobase which claims ...
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Is it possible to reverse the trend/values of a raster?

For example - if I have a raster DEM covering a stream with higher elevations in the west (up river) and lower elevations in the east (down river) is it possible to reverse this trend so that the east ...
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Raster Files Sizes from Point Data Extremely Different

Using ArcGIS 10.1. I created rasters from several groups of point rasters using the Point to Raster tool. All of the points groups are similar size and extents. The first group of points had a file ...
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Burning road network into DEM?

Does anyone have any suggestions for burning a road network into a DEM? I have a python script written up for this executing this in ArcMap, but I would love to hear if anyone knows of any freely ...
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Where can I find open source bulk US DEM or imagery?

I am looking to create terrain hillshading for my maps that contain a small region of the US. I intend to show about eight to ten states at a time (at about ~1:5,000,000 scale). It has been some ...
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Disable Mosaic Overview Information When Using Identify Tool

I have a created mosaic datasets using elevation data. When I add this data to ArcMap and use the identify tool it brings up information about both the footprint and image. At full extent the ...
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ArcGIS, mosaic first or calculate first

I'm working a set of 30meter DEMs (~40 DEMs) for New England. I've seen a lot of debate on whether to work with (A) the individual DEMs first, and then mosaic the final raster calculations together, ...
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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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How to subtract out the slope (in general) of a DEM?

I'm searching for a solution process to subtract out the slope of a DEM like this: I have a high resolution DEM and want to reconstruct historical/old/not active parts of a river. The problem is ...