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

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Should only a “bare-earth” DEM be used when calculating CTI?

I have 50-meter DTM and 20-meter DSM data available to choose from to use for calculating a compound topographic index (CTI). While the 20-meter resolution is more attractive, logic tells me that when ...
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Advantage of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) in Agriculture?

I have given the task to create Digital Elevation Model (DEM)'s of an agricultural area. I am programmer with Computer Science background and very new to GIS can anyone explain what is advantage of ...
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DEM data - Central Europe - noise in heights

I have downloaded DEM data from this page: http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/dem3.html. I have written simple program in C++ that takes "bricks" and build resulting height map. Hovewer, I have ...
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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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Manually edit cell value in DEM in Arcmap10?

Is there any chance that I could manually pick a group of cell in DEM, then edit the value of them in Arcmap 10? I know about the Aris Grid Editor for Arcmap but it requires licence and it's too ...
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A library/software to create DEM from a topographic map

In one of my projects I need to digitize video clips showing some natural landscape. Specifically I need to know distances between different areas and elevation levels. I have a topographic map of ...
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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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Is it possible to colour areas between (vector) contours?

...without making it a DEM first? Joshdoe seems to have done so ("Styled in QGis") here but doesn't say how. Thanks!
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Obtain all elevations points from a raster DEM

I need to obtain all elevation grid points from a raster DEM. I see the steps required as: Read in raster DEM (Arc Info Binary Grid format). Create subset area using Points2One (see triangle area ...
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Digital Elevation Model Algorithms

Can anyone suggest best Suitable Algorithm for Digital Elevation Model Generation? Currently I am working on Literature survey of DEM creation so i need to show comparison of 3-4 Algorithmic Methods ...
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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 generate a DEM from a contour Shapefile?

I want to create a DEM from depth contours (shapefile) in QGIS. I've been trying to work out how to do this based on this previous question, notably from this link from that page, however I'm stuck, ...
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catchment delineation

I am trying to use qgis to delineate between three sub-sub-catchments. I have contour shape file of 20 meter height. Sub-catchment is about 12 square kilometers area but consist of three ...
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Hillshade for 30m NED at continental scale

I'm new to terrain analysis. I have a 30m NED DEM (.tif) for the conterminous US. I would like to generate a nice looking hillshade for the US, but it looks bad - as in pixelated and rough (See ...
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How to calculate the volume of several DEMs to obtain elevation and volume changes?

I am trying to calculate the volume of several DEMs in order to obtain elevation and volume changes. I have pixels of 1x1 each one associated to an elevation. I used several methods but non of them ...
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No. of Bands in the input Raster

I have downloaded a 7.5 min DEM . Now while I am trying to mosaic them it gives me an error saying "Input and target dataset should have the same number of bands" . How can I figure out the number of ...
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Calculating Runoff / Streams using DEM in ArcGIS

I am just curious about the workflow that many of you use for runoff/stream analysis using a DEM and create a "water network" from the results in ArcGIS 10.1? I know the average rainfall for different ...
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How to find locations for hydro power using raster analysis?

I have a stream network and DEM file both in raster format. I need to extract values from DEM to stream network. For the analysis in stream network after that, I need to find out the places for hydro ...
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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 extract breaklines from a given DEM?

Breaklines are very useful for describing a terrain - for example to build an exact TIN. My question is, how to extract these breaklines from a given DEM? I calculated the curvature (vertical) - ...
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Python Script for getting elevation difference between two points

I have several stream segments 1000 Km long. I need to find the elevation difference between two consecutive points of distance 1 Km starting from the upstream to downstream. How can I get the ...
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How to transform GPX-tracks into elevation-tracks with any GIS?

I have a GPS track in GPX format available from a recent bike tour and I need and want to do some analysis on the tracks. I'm wondering whether there is any way to transform the GPX data into an ...
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Shapefile and DEM: check rivers behaviour

I'm working with shapefiles representing rivers (rivers.shp), and DEM for the terrain elevation (terrain.tif). Basically, I want to check that my rivers (stored as polylines in my shapefile) behave ...
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TMS or WMS source(s) for DEM data tiles?

I'm spinning my wheels trying to find an existing, free source for TMS or WMS elevation data that doesn't involve a long-winded clickabout or an emailed url. This question has a similar purpose, but ...
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min and max values are not correctly calculated for DEM

I'm working with DEM in QGIS and need to know the min and max values of my data. In the Properties window, under the Metadata tab, the statistics section shows such values. However, I usually find ...
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DEM to STL (3D Printer Format)

I have a DEM in ArcGIS 10.1 that I would like to get into STL format for a 3D printer. Does anyone know some software that will allow me to make this conversion? I have to use the STL format because ...
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Watershed extraction using different DEM tiles

I would like to extract the watersheds for a particular area using QGIS. However, I only have Aster 30m DEMs to work with, each tile covering one degree square. The problem is that I need to use ...
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Compute global DEM topographic indices and compromise projections

I would like to compute global topographic indices based on SRTM elevation data. These indices are computed along river/channel networks extracted from a DEM and are a functions of both local slope ...
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gdal_merge.py aligns incorrectly at the seam of two GeoTiffs

I am trying to merge four GeoTiffs from the National Elevation Dataset (EPSG: 4269) into a 2x2 DEM using gdal_merge.py. For some reason, when it merges the upper two NED rasters, gdal produces a seam ...
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Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction

Paolo I've got many rivers (polylines ZM) with a lot of height errors in Polylines 'vertices. Vertices' Z errors are not all equal in height (i.e. they are not all at zero height). I must create a TIN ...
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Compare two Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

I would like to know what's the best method(s) to compare two DEMs without using any GUI soft like QGIS or ArcGIS. I'd like to do it in Python or C++, with GDAL or other similar lib. Does calculating ...
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What could cause garbage hillshade output

I've used Hillshade successfully in the past, but for this DEM I keep getting a weird output. It's a 30-meter TIFF downloaded from the National Elevation Dataset. And this is what the output looks ...
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Correlation and terrain databases [duplicate]

I would like to know what kind of computation I could perform on a terrain database. I'm making terrain for VBS2 from raw data (shp files and DTM Elevation files) and then I'd like to be able to check ...
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How to use SRTM DEM files for shaded relief in ArcMap?

I would like to create a nice shaded relief for France using SRTM3 data. Most of the threads on the subject are from awhile ago, when ArcMap was not able to import these without changing the file ...
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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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What is the best source 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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Autocorrelated DEM with QGIS or Grass

I was wondering if there is a way to make an Autocorrelated DEM within QGIS or Grass. I am looking to do this with stereo aerial photography. I am able to do this with a number of COTS tools, but I ...
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What software is available on OSX for working with DEMs?

I have several adjacent DEM files and would like to combine them into a mosaic and then export to DEM and TXT. I know a Windows solution is to use MICRODEM but before installing Windows 7 I would like ...
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How to apply DEM elevation adjustment parameters?

I have a nice DEM, created from UAV data, which I want to process further in QGIS, my platform of first choice. In order to represent the evelation of each pixel correctly, I have to adjust the ...
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“topo to raster” tool

is there any analogue of "topo to raster" tool (ArcGIS) in QGIS? I need to creates surfaces from shp for some cases from points and for some from lines and this instrument is very convenient.
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viewshed analysis for observers wearing visors?

I'm starting with a DEM, and looking to identify every point that can be directly "seen" from any point in a particular polygon on an overlaid layer defining an area on that DEM - like any other ...
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Adjacent DEM files have narrow triangular gaps when joined

Newbie here. I've downloaded several DEM files from GeoCommunity which correspond to adjacent regions. When I join them together to form a larger relief map there are triangular 'gaps' on all four ...
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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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Elevation difference map using two DEM

I am studying glacier mass balance and have ASTER and SRTM DEMs. I want to make an elevation/volume change image such that it graphically represents changes in elevation difference in various parts of ...
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How to extract elevation data from DEM along a polyline [duplicate]

I've been trying to use qGIS to extract and save as an attribute the data elevation along a line, knowing that something similar is available in ArcGIS using the Spatial Analysis tool. So far, ...
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Create hachures from DEM in ArcGIS 10.1

I have created contour lines from DEM and now I need to create hachures/bergstrich for them. I believe that spatial analyst should solve this, but I'm not used to it and I didint found any similar ...
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How to drape a simple jpeg image over dem of some area?

How can we drape a simple jpeg image which doesnot have any geo referencing information over the digital elevation model in order to visualize it in 3D in QGIS?
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Calculating mean upslope aspect from each cell in DEM using Python?

I am trying to write a python script to calculate the mean aspect upslope from each cell in a DEM. I have the general workflow down, but my final output is restricted to angles between 0 and 90 ...
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What function should I use to assess the degree of elevational change (rocky cliffs etc.) of a DEM?

I have a DEM of my research area and I want to assess how the topography/elevation changes. I am specifically looking to see what areas may be good suitable bat-roosting habitat so I am trying to ...
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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 ...