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

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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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Where can I download a free DEM for Scotland, UK?

I need a DEM file for Scotland, UK. Do you know where I can get it from for free? I need to create a watershed for an area of study. Thanks
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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 ...
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mosaic dem with multiple coordinate systems

I'm sure this is a basic question, but I'm struggling to mosaic multiple DEMs (~40) into one large raster. The DEMs are 30m NED rasters from the NRCS data gateway, for the New England region. They are ...
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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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How to automate creation of toe of slope from DEM?

I was looking for an automated process to "identify" the toe of a slope from a DEM and ran across this ESRI thread and technique: I am at Step 7 but have no idea how this is accomplished. I get it is ...
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Can I prevent QGIS raster clipper from changing output cell/pixel size?

I have performed a DEM extraction using the clipper tool in QGIS 1.9.0 Master, using a mask layer, the original resolution of the DEM is 20x20 but in the resultant DEM the new resolution is ...
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Interpolation: irregular shape, merging DEM's

My problem is quite complex, but I hope that solution may be simple or at least possible. I do have .img DEM 0.5x0.5m. DEM consists of river bed, river valley and adjacent areas (it is strip of 5km ...
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How to calculate peaks in a DEM

How could I extract all peaks from a DEM (large mountainous area)? Peak means something like: a pixel which is sourrounded by other pixels with smaler elevation numbers in a area arround the ...
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Filtering out canopies and buildings from DEM to have a bare earth elevation

Can anyone suggest methods in filtering out trees and buildings from a DEM so as to come up with a reliable DTM? What I have is a grid from a LIDAR data. I was going to clean out the unnecessary ...
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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. I just rasterize the image but then I 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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findind depression in cloud point and dtm

I would like to find temporary moist areas based on terrain surface shape (depression) directly from cloud point data (ALS) and DTM. Could you help me to find some tools or algorithm to solve the ...
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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 ...
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how to extract elevation data using a DEM

I have digitized an LULC layer from satellite imagery, now I want to extract the elevation data from it. I have obtained DEM images from SRTM amd ASTER. How do I proceed?
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downloading DEM for free

I need to download a DEM in WGS format for Nepal ( around 86 degrees longitude and 27 degrees latitude), that can be exported to a GIS as raster for analysis. Does anyone know of any good, free data ...
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Replacing Raster Values in Ras1 with Ras2

I have two rasters Ras1 and Ras2. I want to change the Ras1. In Ras1, there are few areas, lines, points I am interested having nodata cells and wrong data cells.(limited to interested areas only ...
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How to select a subset of a DEM in ArcScene?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 and trying to open a digital elevation model in ArcScene. I'm working on a project and got the DEM data from official sources which is quite huge. The resolution of the DEM is 1 ...
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Merging two DEMs in different pixel bits?

I have 2 different Digital Elevation Modeling (DEM). One is the state DEM and has 30m and has 16 pixel bit. I have a couple of smaller DEM that has 30m but they have 32 pixel bit. I know how to merge ...
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Relocating & resizing complex shapefile with OpenSource Software

(please excuse my poor english) I do have a polygone shapefile of an archaelogical site with elevation data of 10cm steps and I dont get hands on the raster data as it was collected by the drone. My ...
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How can I smooth or resample a DEM to find steep roads?

I am trying to find sections of road with steep gradients. My process is: pull a linestring from Openstreetmap data resample it to create a point every 10 metres look up the height data for each ...
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Creating DEM from point data in CSV files using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a lot of csv files which contain point data containing height, aspect and slope measurements at a resolution of 12,5 meters. I need to create a dem from this data and have ArcGIS 10 with ...
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Problem or ERROR in converting from raster to vector!

I wonder if anyone could help me out, i am kind of a beginner at QGIS. I´ve built a DEM for a project that i am developing than i´ve made the slope raster with the terrain analysis,it seemed that ...
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Spatial Analysis - Calculate a cells elevation (height) above the nearest stream cell

I have searched for some ideas on how to formulate this analysis, but have come up short. I imagine there is a pretty straight forward answer; any help would be greatly appreciates. Data: DEM, ...
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Along a line create profile/cross-section lines then extract elevation points from them

I know that maybe this question has got an answer, but I need to extract elevation data from a line of a defined length (p.e. 300 meters). Also I want the software (QGIS or ArcGIS) to draw this lines ...
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Building heights above DEM through field calculator

I have a series of building polygons which I would like to convert to a raster illustrating their height. I have the building heights but not their elevation above sea level datum. I have the ...
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Adding items to DEM in QGIS

Working with QGIS and Grass I would like to produce a ZTV. I have the bare land DEM happily ready to go but would like to add buildings and woodland to the calculation. Can anyone please point me in ...
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How to calculate percentage of selected area from DEM?

I am working with elevation data and performed a local operation to convert it from meters to feet. I am interested in finding the area (expressed in percentage) that is above 4000 ft, but I have ...
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Learning about bathymetry?

Besides reading about bathymetry, I would like to work on some hands-on training that I can learn about bathymetry. Is there any good bathymetry out there that I can get some training with the ...