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

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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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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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Merge overlapping DEMs with irregular boundaries

I have a 10m DEM covering part of a state, a 20m DEM covering the whole state, and a 90m DEM covering the whole country. How can I merge them together, getting the best quality available in each area? ...
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Good practice for generating contours from a DEM

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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Input data format and read multiple files into Grass 6.4.1

I am trying to read in multiple (hundreds, thousand) LiDAR ascii files into Grass. They contain elevation data. I think I have managed one, and I can make a map of elevations, using File, Import ...
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How to create a point cloud from DEM?

Please forgive my ignorance if I am asking a totally irrelevant question, I am still a GIS newbie. I looked in Google and found a lot of links as of how to convert point clouds to DEMs. I am trying ...
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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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How to multiply raster DEM with a linear graph value

I would like to multiply my Raster DEM with a linear graph value y = mx + C. The graph values look as follows: I want to make a new raster where each cell will represent a damage factor from ...
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ArcGis--how to lower a DEM's Z value along a line

I'm a raw newbie, so please excuse the ignorance. I'm trying to do the following in ArcGis 10: reduce the Z value of a DEM along a line. My goal is to "etch" a very shallow line into the DEM ...
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DEM sources for arctic regions

Are there any 90m DEMs out there for regions north of where the SRTM dataset ends? I looked at ASTER, but it seems to have a lot of unfilled voids, and it's important that the resolution matches the ...
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How to export Std Dev from Raster Dataset of DEM to classify current extent and execute Contour Tool with Python?

I want to create Countour Lines for a DEM which are based on a "STD dev" classificaion. My problem is that the "Std dev" is exported in an unknown type instead of a String. So the classifacation for ...
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Problem with merging 15 DEM files in ArcGIS

I have 15 DEM files downloaded from USGS website. The pixel depth of each file is 32 bit floating, generic with format FLT. I'm then using data Management Tools > Raster dataset > Mosaics to new ...
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How to compare accuracy of two DEM using GRASS

How do I compare accuracy of two DEM data (lidar and srtm) (possibly through rmse) using GRASS GIS? thanks
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How many function templates can be applied to single image service in ArcGIS for Server?

I am trying to minimize space used on our server by producing a single image service for each county in Maryland. However, I need to display 6 different derivatives for each county: DEM in feet, ...
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What is most suitable DEM to delineate watershed (from spot height, ASTER and SRTM)?

I have three DEMs of our country which are spot height DEM, SRTM DEM and ASTER DEM. SRTM has 90m resolution and ASTER has 30m resolution. My supervisor told me to delineate watershed using these ...
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Raster Smoothing python [duplicate]

I want to perform raster smoothing on a DEM file. I want to to assign the elevation of each pixel using the average elevations of its 8 neighbors. The ESRI's "Python scripting for ArcGIS" has a ...
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How to join 2D polylines and DEM into 3D polylines?

I got a simple question but could not find a satisfactory answer yet: I have a road network in 2D/PostGIS and a DEM. I want to turn the road network into 3D by retrieving the Z-value from the DEM. ...
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Multiple metadata within a single mosaic dataset

I am creating a mosaic dataset consisting of thousands of different DEMs. These will make up a single State, however I need the Counties to be able to hold their own metadata. Each raster contains ...
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memory restrictions in QGIS Interpolate?

I am trying to make a DTM from contour lines (.SHP) using the Interpolate tool. The tool runs fine when I clip the data into smaller areas, but when running for larger areas, it crashes QGIS. Are ...
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How to craete DSM? [closed]

I need information on Dsm. Applications and ways to do it and the best software and new methods.
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ASTER GDEM v2 coastline generation?

I try to generate world coastline 1:30000 from ASTER's DEM with: gdal_contour -a ELEVATION -fl 0 But above produce some of missing coastlines. Whats happening? Is it cliffy shore? How would you ...
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How to improve Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) display speed?

I am preparing Triangulated Irregular Network for large area (5000 Sq Km) in ArcGIS, The TIN models takes too much time to open in ArcMap, and if I move or change anything again its starts to ...
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create POV-Ray image from DEM-file in grass

I am working on r.out.pov Tool of grass 6.4 creating a POV-ray(beautiful 3D) image from an elevation raster. You can see this link for more information about 3D analysis of GRASS. r.out.pov manual ...
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Split polylines in ramps

I have a shapefile (polylines) of some roads and I want to divide the roads in ramps. Ramp = a piece of the road delimited by the top of a hill and a valley. So, pretending that you're driving in ...
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Spatially join large raster to polygon shapefile

I have a large raster file with elevation data. From this raster, I would like to infer the average ruggedness for different geographic zones (like countries). I have the "countries shapefile" as a ...
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Displaying DEM raster in QGIS

Using Raster>Analysis>DEM to display hillshade produces the message "gdaldem.exe had stopped working" so I asked the community. I'm new to QGIS, and I now realise after a little experimentation that I ...
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How do i convert STDS file to ASCII DEM?

I've downloaded several 7.5 minute DEM files from USGS and they have file names like: 1661629.DEM.SDTS.TAR On MAC these decompress into a folder with serval files having the extension '.DDF'. Is ...
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ASTER DEM LPS problem

I tried to generate DEM from stereo ASTER image (AST_L1A) using Leica Photogrammetry Suit 2011 version. For this purpose, I used orbital pushbroom ASTER geometric model for block creation. But when I ...
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Working with GB SRTM Digital Elevation Model (DEM) 90m

I have downloaded the freely available DEM file from sharegeo open. I would like to know for a set of points at what elevation they lie. I have imported the DEM file into ArcGIS but it seems strange; ...
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How to set waste water gravitational flow direction using DEM automatically?

I have a Geometric Network of Waste Water and I need to set line digitize direction according to the gravitational flow direction using a DEM. I'm trying to avoid flipping manually 1000 Km of ...
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How to smooth a DEM?

I have a SRTM DEM and I want to create a shaded relief from it. I created the shaded relief in GRASS and the result is very nice, but a little rough becouse the area is near flat and the DEM is 90m in ...
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How to calculate surface area of highland region using DEM with ArcGIS (ArcEditor)? [duplicate]

Am shyaka from Rwanda. I use GIS tools and have all required data to perform or calculate surface area from the polygons that have been given by GPS (Trimble) with ArcPad 8. I originate from a high ...
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How to identify DSM anomaly using Erdas Imagine

I am having IFSAR DSM. I want to detect anomaly (both Spikes and depressions) to fix in the process of DTM editing. Since the file is too large I chose automation for the process of detection. I tried ...
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Layers not lining up

I have three layers I need to try match up at the borders. This is not a projection problem, all layers are projected to Albers NAD83. The base layer (Green) is 30m DEM, with a US boundaries layer on ...
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What DEMs does QGIS support? + DEM data sample

I am working on QGIS rasters. I want to know about DEM file formats supported by QGIS. I know that QGIS can read the GDAL supported formats. but what is GDAL supported format ? Does QGIS support the ...
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How to merge raster quadrangle tiles in qgis?

I've downloaded some dem tiles from here http://www.granit.unh.edu/data/search?dset=dem/dem174, which I'd like to merge into a single smooth digital elevation model usinq QGIS. So far I've tried ...
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How do I determine the subsidence of land in Manila, Jakarta and Bangkok?

Can I set how these cities have lost elevation using digital elevation models? Is there a digital elevation model which data are updated? Or are there other methods? Thanks.
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gdal doesn´t support my *xyz file

I have just exported a tif DEM to XYZ format with SAGA GIS. When I check this with gdalinfo it states that the format is unsupported? Seeing as I converted this with saga gis which used gdal I find ...
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How do I redefine the projection of a DEM?

I have a DEM that was exported from AutoCAD civil 3D 2013 but it's in the wrong projection. I'm using an area specific projection that was not provided as an option in CAD DEM export dialog box. I ...
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When merging two DEMs, do they have to be in the same pixel bits?

I have a simple question. 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 ...
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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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Problem merging two rasters in Qgis

I have two rasters in Geotiff, same CRS. I tried to merge them and I have this error code ERROR 4: `C:/Anita_Tepoztln/Rasters/e142.tif' does not exist in the file system, and is not recognised as a ...
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Global DEM and country borders

I am trying to split up the world into 2 categories based on elevation (below 2000m and above 2000m) while still including a country identifier. So in the end, I would like to have 2 types of units ...
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How to limit a specific area in order to have a topographic 3D map using MatLab?

I am using MatLab, I want to build a topographic 3D map, I am following this guide, I have been doing the steps listed on the section Draping Geoid Heights over Topography, and I do not have any ...
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How to find area of Digital Elevation Model above/below a reference plane?

I am using ArcGIS10. I need to find the out the area which is below 5000 and above 5000 from the Digital Elevation Model which is available to me. How can I find out this ? My DEM ranges from 8848 to ...
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About getting area from DEM below 5000 and below 3000 m elevation? [duplicate]

I want to get the area from the DEM which is below 5000 and 3000. Actually I need those two areas for my Regression Model to calculate the discharge. In that case, how can I find out using python. I ...
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Floodplain generation given river section polylines, flood level elevation points and a DEM of the land surface

I am looking to generate flood plain polygons to represent 20 and 100 year flood zones, in the most accurate and efficient way possible, given the following datasets: 1) River cross section polylines ...
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3D Polyline by Slope on Surface

I wish to project (continue/extend/whatever) a polyline upslope following a specified gradient along a DEM surface. Is there any way of doing this?
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Creating nanoscale DEM with GDAL

A bit of a strange question perhaps, but let me give you a breif explanation of the background before my actual questions: Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a method that, in short (and to my limited ...
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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. In some circles they are synonymous, in others they have distinct ...