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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 ...
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Using Phantom 3 Pro to capture aerial imagery for small site plans and derive DEM?

I am curious if this consumer UAV can be used to capture imagery for further processing to stitch seamless imagery and to use as input into stereo/photogrametry software to create reasonably accurate ...
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DEM data to Excel using ArcMap?

I have downloaded a DEM from digmap and have opened it in ArcMap. I now want to transfer elevations from each gridsquare into excel to be used in a water routing model. Do you have any ideas how ...
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How to create a reservoir for a dam site?

I have created the watershed for a proposed dam site point using SRTM 90m DEM. Now my task is to create a reservoir or pondage where water would be collected from the watershed. Above a watershed can ...
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Why is my DEM in ArcScene flat, not 3D?

I am working with Digital Elevation Models in format TIFF 2km * 2km. As far as I know DEMs should have a 3d function but in my case the DEMs are flat. They only look 3d because of the hill shading. ...
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Regarding Atmospheric correction and Elevation DEM Projection system

I am trying to conduct atmospheric adjustment of Landsat 8 image bands using 6s algorithm (i. atcorr grass gis tool). It seems, in the input section, an elevation raster map should be provided. In my ...
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Creating contours from DEM for multiple files using ArcMap ModelBuilder?

How can i create an ArcMap model in ModelBuilder to iterate through a folder and applying contouring tool on all tif DEM files on that folder.
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gdaldem hillshade using command to calculate hillshade of whole folder [closed]

I need to calculate hillshade of folder using gdaldem hillshade which has 60 files in it. How can i do it using command prompt window.
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Fixing undesirable lines between tiles from SRTM contour line extraction?

I'm trying to make a South American topography map based on SRTM data on QGIS. The problem is a visual one. If the topography contours are extracted from individual SRTM tiles, it results a little ...
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Irregular XYZ point data to raster (TIF) - LASTools alternative?

I am trying to convert my irregular spaced point data (xyz) to a DEM and then, to a raster (geotiff). Because of the irregular spacing I need a triangulation first, right (so, no spaces are in the ...
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Simplified flood “model” / estimation from elevation data

The goal is to present an estimation of potential flooded area. But still keeping it simple. I know this will not be accurate. The question is: will it be good enough for at gestimate / rough ...
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Combining DEM raster with vector data in ArcScene?

Ive have a raster layer of earthquake data that includes depth. I also have a DEM file. The problem is that I need to plot earthquake depth relative to the DEM file rather than sealevel in order to ...
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Looking for DTM for Morocco

I am looking for a DTM for the city of Agadir in Morocco. Could anyone help me to find it?
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Calculating flow distance of pixel from outlet using R?

I have created these raster files for a river basin: DEM Flow Direction Flow Accumulation Also, I have another raster with values of rainfall. All the 4 rasters have same spatial extent, ...
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Viewshed Analysis - use DSM or DTM?

I need to run a Viewshed analysis (ESRI 10.2 spatial analyst tool) to answer this: what areas will be able to see a proposed 30m high structure. I have the choice of a DSM or a DTM to use as the ...
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DEM Mosaic Dataset Processing - Output Surface and Hillshade raster to same extent as input raster tiles

I have a lot of DEM rasters, tiled adjacent to each other. I would like to make a surface and a hillshade raster to the same extent as each DEM tile. Current issue: processing on a tile-by-tile basis ...
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How to calculate an Illumination raster for fire ignition danger analysis?

I am doing a fire ignition danger analysis using this equation that I found in Millington (2012) http://www.jmecology.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/33-42-MILLINGTON.pdf IR = 4H + 3V + 2I – E Where: ...
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General guidelines for topographic contour to DEM conversion?

It seems that many different DEM resolutions (10m, 30m, 100m) could be created from a contour map (with, for instance 50m elevation changes marked), but of course some of the resulting DEMs will be ...
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How to orthorectify an image from a hilly region without sensor parameters but with DEM and some GCPs in ERDAS or ArcGIS?

I have a raw raster image from a sensor, but do not have the possibility to obtain the sensor parameters. However, I do have a (older) reference ortho image and a DEM with good accuracy. Both are ...
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Drawing irregularly shaped boundary polygon around set of LAS points using ArcMap?

I am working with a set of LAS data which is irregularly shaped, picture a starfish as the point coverage, surrounding the starfish may be water on one side, may be more land elsewhere but no points ...
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building artificial dam in a canyon [duplicate]

I want to calculate the water volume dammed by a dam in a canyon. I managed to calculate the water volume but I actually need a dam in a certain place of the gorge so I can pursuit my calculations. I ...
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Acquiring Digital Elevation Models for Argentina from commercial providers

I'm interested in obtaining Digital Elevation Models for areas in the 20,000 acre range, as I use them to create contour maps for agriculture. The USGS Earth Explorer has a wonderful free DEM ...
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increase resolution of generated hillshade on QGIS

I want to export a hillshade (geotiff) created from a DEM as an image for printing. But the resolution of the hillshade is way too low (900 colums, 1450 lines). Any way to upscale it? (I tried ...
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Finding DEM/HIllshade sources California

Creating watershed maps for schools. I want to color ramp the elevation to show low and high points. What kind of files do I need and where to find them?
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Finding elevation differences between adjacent pixels in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there a way to determine what the difference in elevation is between two adjacent pixels? I am using an SRTM DEM to map faults. I am using the vertical error (>16m) as a criterion for the ...
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applying a gradient to terrain curves in QGIS: problem

I'm trying to apply a gradient to terrain curves generated from a geotiff. I then choose a graduated style with a gradient color palette. everything seemed fine until I noticed that from a certain ...
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How to extract mountain peak points from a given digital elevation model?

For past couple of days, i m trying to determine how many mountain peaks are visible (line of sight) from a given location using POSTGIS. The data i have is DEM for Swiss and address locations from ...
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ORFEO vs ERDAS: How to extract a good DSM with ORFEO

I'm trying to use ORFEO to check is it suitable to replace ERDAS to perform DSM extraction from stereo pairs. First thing, I can't use ORFEO for complete Pleiades images, it always crashes (my machine ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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 ...