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OS terrain 50: .vrt from zip files

I tried to follow what was suggested in How to use OS Terrain 50 in QGIS, but I got the following problem: in spite of being generally able to generate .vrt files using gdalbuildvrt from unzipped ...
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Where can I find SRTM DSMs (digital surface model)?

I'm interested in finding a 30 meter DSM (digital surface model that includes canopy) from SRTM with the hope of creating a 30 meter canopy height model. I know that it can be done because the ...
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Driver Error : DTM to Raster using GDAL_GRID

I am looking to interpolate a DTM (eventually over 4,000 DTMs) that is in a personal geodatabase format. I would like to do this in as few step as possible, eventually writing a batch script to do ...
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Creating Data Elevation Model from two sources

I have 2 Data Elevation Models ( Aster with 30 m resolution and a DEM obtained by stereo with 4 m resolution ). Unfortunatly the DEM with high resolution contains a lot of no data value and some ...
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How do I know the vertical/horizontal units of my DEM? I'm creating a slope using gdaldem

I'm using gdaldem to create a slope map. I can apply a scale. The default is 1. The notes say: Ratio of vertical units to horizontal. If horizontal unit of source DEM is degrees (e.g WGS84 ...
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Extracting channel banks from DEM and channel newtork

Currently I am working in project that require from me extracting channel banks. I have been thinking about the best method that I can use to come up with good function that extract the location of ...
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How to fill sinks in DEM with specific amount of water

I identified the sinks in my terrain based on the DEM (grid) by using the 'fill'-tool and substracting the original DEM from the filled DEM. I also identified watersheds as well as flow paths. Now i ...
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Why do multiple raster processing tools fail with this DEM?

I have a provincial sized DEM. I need to clip it to a fairly large watershed boundary. Should be easy. I've tried: Data Management Tools -> Raster -> Raster Processing -> Clip (Did I make sure ...
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best and most accurate free DEM?

I'm working in France. I thought the TanDEM-X was a free and open DEM but that does not seem to be the case. According to a few websites, the most famous free DEMs seem to be ASTER GDEM, SRTM, X-SAR ...
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How to delete obstacles (corduroy road) from DEM in ArcMap?

I have a DEM which looks like this: The narrow longish lift running from north to south is a corduroy road (hope this is the correct word for "planks which allow people to cross a mire without ...
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Finding average elevations from a Raster DEM, applying those to Vector Grid created with GME

I'm using ArcMap 10.3, and here's what I have: I have an angled vector grid created through GME's GenVecGrid tool which has been clipped to an irregular size and angled relative to the xy axes to ...
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Viewing .las format LIDAR data in QGIS?

Is there an easy path to visualizing this LIDAR data? I have QGIS, and some USGS LIDAR data in (.las) format downloaded from http://lidar.cr.usgs.gov/ . This means I have both the (.las) and ...
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Uncompressed size of ASTER DEM tile is 0 Bytes

I have downloaded ASTER DEM tiles(n=400), I have to merge/mosaic them. While doing so I got a problem with one tile which does not merge but displays correctly. I have downloaded it again but still I ...
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How to give elevation information to a polygon feature class using existing TIN file ? (geological mapping)

I'm an ArcGIS 10.1 user. My issue: I have a printed form of a map which depicts geological bodies being surface rock occurence. Additionaly, there are elevation contour lines. I digitized the map by ...
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Inserting ground control points in ASP NASA?

I am using PLEIADES stereo images and  the Nasa software : Ames Stereo Pipeline (ASP) in order to generate a Data Elevation Model (DEM). In addition to that, I have some ground control points and I ...
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Surfaces and Rasters in DWG format

I have been asked to export a DEM into DWG format, is this possible? The only thing I can think of is to create a regular grid of points and to export this. Also I have been asked to save geotiff ...
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Is there any publication about TIN MDE file formats like ESRI TIN or ITF?

I would like to cite in my thesis how GIS software deal with TINs both via files and in the memory during execution. Any scientific or technical publication about GIS file formats would be helpfull. ...
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Create a new DTM with shape [duplicate]

I have a DEM (bare earth elevation) and a shapefile footprint of building. I want to do a hydraulic simulation in this area. Is it possible, with a free software, to create a new DTM where, using the ...
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Standardising DEM raster for a MCE

I'm trying to complete a Multi-Criteria Evaluation for an MSc assessment and am in the process of standardising my factor maps. Unfortunately, my DEM layer (ASCII file) keeps changing from this: ...
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Choosing the right parameters to interpolate a DEM from contours

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 to raster" and "topo to raster") which can help me with ...
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In qgis2threejs html output select deselect the layers not working

I used qgis2threejs to output 3d model with a dem and another viewshed output. I want to tick untick the layers for displaying and not displaying the layer.But the select unselect option in right ...
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Determining if DEM has z values?

How do I know if the DEM contains z-values? I am looking at the DEM's layer properties and it does not mention the z values. I then add it to ArcScene and tried to find it without success. It ...
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Bathymetric-topographic DEM color relief?

I am using QGIS 2.12 on a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.5. I have an interesting DEM for the California coast (which I downloaded from Santa Barbara, CA 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM. I've been playing ...
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Slope analysis of DEM in QGIS?

I have very strange problem with the raster analysis. I have a DEM as a Geo tiff and I do a slope analysis in QGIS. I've done this many times and everything was ok but this time I received reversed ...
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Turning simple raster file into DEM?

I'm using QGIS LYON 2.12.1, and I want to turn a plain gray scale raster file (that I got from Google search) into a DEM. The aim is to apply the DEM (terrain models) function to the newly created ...
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How to create a numerical mask file with the elevation points of an area with QGIS

I'm using QGIS and I have to create a mask file (.txt) as an input for a hydrological model. The file should be a numerical grid map that represents the elevation points of a catchment area, like the ...
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Filtering out canopies and buildings from DSM to have a bare earth elevation

Can anyone suggest methods in filtering out trees and buildings from a DSM so as to come up with a reliable DEM? What I have is a grid from a LIDAR data (.tif file, with 1m resolution). I was going ...
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How to de-noise a DSM

I have created a DEM, DSM, and nDSM from a LiDAR Point Cloud using SAGA-GIS. I extracted the appropriate returns from the point cloud, then converted to grid, and then closed gaps to fill in any ...
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SRTM DEM and satellite DEM fusion

I have a SRTM DEM and a DEM derived from satellite (Cartosat). Both the DEMs are registered perfectly. Now I want to carry out a DEM 'fusion' process to derive a higher quality output DEM. I am not ...
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Calculate Volume over sloped ground in GRASS GIS

I am trying to do some volume calculations on a DEM with GRASS GIS. However, I believe r.volume measures everything from 0. The ground underneath the pile I'm measuring is sloped. I would ...
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How to exclude water during contour generation?

I recently acquired a LiDAR data set that included a 1 meter DEM. I generated 1, 2 and 5m contour layers but I am seeing a lot of contours within water bodies. I suspect this is either caused by wave ...
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DEM from contours

I have problem to create a DEM from contours. I know it is very simple but I can not make it work. I tried everything but nothing has happended! The shapefiles I've got are a con_lin and a con_pol ...
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QGIS problem with converting TIFF-DEM to ASCII

I converted a .tiff DSM into an .asc file. The output-file is stretched increasingly from th the upper to lower part (the dark structure under the classified DEM is the .asc-file). What went wrong? ...
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Obtaining sink morphometry from local minima points

I am working on LiDAR data from GIS and R and I want to extract landforms from the DEM. I have found a method to obtain local minima points of my LiDAR data. However, I would like to obtain the ...
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Add a dam to DEM in ArcMap

I followed the instructions how to build a dam by whuber (How to build an artificial 'dam' across a river?) "draw a line segment" "compute the Euclidean distance to this line segment" ...
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How to build an artificial 'dam' across a river?

I have a DEM. Created all files related to watershed including accumulation, direction, streams etc... I'm stuck creating a dam. I request you to please let me know how to build an artificial 'dam' ...
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Error : LayerRasterRead failed : Imagine Photogrammetry

I'm using Imagine Photogrammetry ( ERDAS ) and I would like to generate a Data Elevation Model DEM based on PLEIADES imagery. When I execute erdas , it seems like he is computing the DEM but after ...
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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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Help with Rastercalculator - Filter areas with a certain height difference

I'm struggeling a little bit with the rastercalculator tool of QGIS. At the moment I am working with a DSM and a DTM. My aim is to filter all wind turbines out of the DSM and replace it with the ...
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How to find a point with highest elevation in area using ArcObjects

Is there a way to find a point with highest elevation in specified area by using ArcObjects? Let's say that I have a raster with DEM and I would like to establish some areas of interest in this ...
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Converting DTM data to STL?

I'm new here and was wondering if anyone could help? I'm looking to make some 3D maps using DTM data but need to convert it into .STL format for my MasterCAM to read so that I can generate the CAD ...
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Burning stream network into DEM layer using ArcGIS Desktop?

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 ...
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Making DEM from contours without elevation data?

I got a shapefile with contours, but no elevation data is present. We can assume as known info, that the contours mark elevations at known steps (say, 20 m). Is it still possible to restore the ...
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3ds city model to Digital Surface Model

I've got building and terrain models of a city in 3DS format. I'd like to transform these models to tiff images in order to create some kind of digital surface model (pixel value = height or altitude) ...
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Determining Min and Max elevation in Python using GDAL? [closed]

I have a DEM file and shape file of specific area ,and i want to Create a module in Python that writes name of each area which is shows in the picture, with the greatest differences in altitude on ...
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Why does the flow direction tool in ArcGIS desktop give wrong output (unique values from 1-255)?

I ran the flow direction in ArcGIS, and received unique values ranging from 1-255. I know that these values are wrong, and should be along the lines of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, etc multiples. The DEM is ...
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Aster DEM damaged file (N30 E041)

I tried to merge several raster data sets ( from Aster GDEM), but one file is possibly damaged and I get a hole in my raster, see here ...
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“ERROR 010214: Unable to read STA of…” while running Arc Hydro Geoprocessing Tools

Today I tried running the Combined Terrain with Unknown Sink and Stream Locations Tool from the Arc Hydro Toolset (version 10.3.0.58, ArcMap 10.3). As input I used a DTM with values between -10 and 19 ...
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Extract DEM and DTM information from LIDAR image using E-Cognition

I´m trying to extract DEM and DTM from a LIDAR file. Currently, I rasterize the image but don´t know which algorithm I need to apply to obtain the DEM and DTM information in different models to be ...
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Applying colour ramp to DSM in ArcGIS using real elevation values as colour cut-offs?

I have a topo-bathymetric lidar DEM that I need to construct a CSR for in ArcGIS 10.3. I know how to make colour ramps and personalize them, but I'm wondering if it's possible to make a ramp based on ...