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In ArcGIS 10.x, how do I select features of a point shapefile whose z values are above or below the elevations in a DEM?

I have a multi-point shapefile representing earthquake hypocenters (containing depth values) and I have a DEM raster representing an underground surface (the top of the PreCambrian basement). I want ...
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How to match river direction with DTM?

I have rivers that some times they do not match their real direction based on the DTM, and they need to be flipped. Is there any way to automatically match river direction based on the DTM in ArcGIS ...
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Filling voids in ASTER stereo-images for DEM generation using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to use a stereo-pair of ASTER images to generate a DEM (in ERDAS Imagine). However, the mountains are rather cloudy and the images can't be used as they are. But the relevant parts (valley ...
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identify and calculate area of valleys

I have a shape file (points) that contains the coordinates of a number of cities in a mountainous area (valleys separated by mountain ridges), and a DEM of the area. I would like to calculate the ...
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Finding area of DEM raster clip?

I have a DEM layer in ArcMap 10.2 which I then clipped to fit a large shapefile. I'm trying to find the area of the new DEM shape using the Image Analysis tools, specifically the Mensuration tools. I ...
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SRTM vs Google Earth Pro elevation data

I am working on elevation data for an area in Sudan. Between Google Earth Pro and SRTM elevation data, which one is more reliable?
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3D model to DEM, maintain volume?

Bit of a challenge here which I've been grappling with for some time. I'll explain my full work flow so you can reproduce if needed. I'm creating virtual landscapes in Google SketchUp which I ...
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Calculating aspect in flat areas in ASTER DEM with ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an analyzed aspect surface from ASTER DEM 30m resolution in ArcGIS 10.2. But it shows many aspects in flat area.Normaly it must calculate this are as flat (-1). How can I resolve this problem? ...
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Adding two raster datasets that overlap while maintaining extent of larger raster dataset?

I am using ArcMAP 10.0 How do I add two raster datasets that overlap while maintaining the extent of the larger raster dataset. I have thought of adding zero values to the smaller raster to then be ...
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Making DEM and Landsat Image Coincide in ArcMap?

I have a DEM with these properties: Spatial Reference: GCS_WGS_1984 Angular Unit: Degree (0.0174532925199433) Datum: D_WGS_1984 Raster Information: Columns and Rows: 3051, 2426 Cell size: ...
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Creating a DTM from Contours, via the command line or Python

I am looking to create a gridded DTM/DEM (Digital Terrain/Elevation Model) or TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) from a set of contours. There are a number of similar questions on both this site ...
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Strange Vertical Mapper issue

While using the Mapinfo 7.0+ Vertical Mapper 3.0 on a Windows 8.1, I am facing the following issue: After adding a DTM (in .grd format), which is displayed perfectly, I am trying to use the Grid Info ...
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Generating contours from DEM using GDAL?

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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Apply mask on ERDAS LPS

I am currently working on my final year dissertation and most of it is done on LPS. I am using Cartosat-1 and ALOS PRISM imagery to create DTMs for an area that is located on a peninsula. The problem ...
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erdas LPS : Load Z values from a DEM?

I'm working on a photogrametric project with erdas LPS version 2013. I succeed in taking several ground control points (x and y values). However, i can't extract and load Z values from my raster DEM ...
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Orfeo Toolbox DEM download error

I have been trying to use the following part of the Orfeo Toolbox to download DEM data from usgs. I have been passing it a geotiff image as the reference and am receiving the following error: 2015 ...
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How to extract DEM files from google Earth/Map for surfer?

I will need to do a 3D representation of a terrain and I heard surfer is ideal, but then I do not have a DEM file of the region, I know Google Earth and Map could help, but I do not know how? If there ...
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How to make DEM raster in Google Sketchup?

I would like to make DEM in google sketchup, later add 3D buildings and finally convert this file to raster. Afterwards, I want to import this raster to GRASS GIS to make solar maps. It is possible to ...
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Las tools vs Geocue for LAS1.3 processing [closed]

I am a user of terra solid products. I have las1.3 data set which i need to perform whole processing in 1.3 version. (I need to supply WDP informtaion and classified las dataset as well. So I afraid, ...
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How can Identify highs on a DEM?

I have a DEM and I want to find each hill and create a polygon for its area, effectively the out closed contour that encloses the hill. I can do this visually but I'm about to work on a larger area so ...
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automatically geo- and ortho- rectify raw Landsat data using DEM

I have a dataset of 20 Landsat scenes (MSS, TM, ETM+) for 20 years (one scene per year). Scenes are in WGS 84, EPSG 32634 coordinate system and I can easily project = geometrically correct them to ...
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GDAL tiling DTED (dt2) dataset as gdal2tiles for 3D Maps

i am searching some webgl technologies to create 3d map with digital elevation data. for web tech. i have found ReadyMap SDK to create 3d map from TMS... in ReadyMap for elevation data it uses sth ...
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Where to find free DSM data of Switzerland (Ticino)? [duplicate]

I am working on a sonification project. My aim is to sonify data coming from a delimited area in Switzerland. I also would like to print out a 3d map of that region based on that data. Problem is : ...
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How to extract area information from a raster based on a DEM or contour lines

I have a raster representing the distribution of a specific land cover type - the raster values are 1 for where the land cover type is present and 0 where it isn't. I also have a DEM with 5m ...
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How to run a tool from Whitebox GAT in ArcGIS?

I have a series of tools that I need to run in ArcGIS to hydrologically condition my DEM, but the first step in this process is running the Breach Depressions tool from Whitebox GAT (I have found that ...
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How to create transparent hillshade?

I get elegant transparent hillshades via a combination gdal and convert. Compare to grey-based hillshade commonly used, such transparent hillshades are very cool because they can be placed between the ...
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Splitting raster into smaller chunks using GDAL?

I have a raster (USGS DEM actually) and I need to split it up into smaller chunks like the image below shows. That was accomplished in ArcGIS 10.0 using the Split Raster tool. I would like a FOSS ...
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What do negative DEM values mean?

My DEM elevation values varies from -255 to 81. What does the negative values imply? I have downloaded the dem from BHUVAN. About 90 % of values fall in negative category. How can I convert these ...
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How to export a polygon based on elevations using a DTM or a DEM

I have a LiDAR generated DTM and a DEM (accurate to 10x10 feet). I am trying to export a polygon within a boundary which includes all elevations below a specific number. Seems like this should be ...
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Mosaic DEM has large pixel when displayed in ArcMap?

I created a mosaic dataset in ArcMap 10.2 from tiles of ASTER DEM's at 30m resolution. I am attaching the image of what my export looks like. You can see that there are extremely large, alternating ...
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Converting mosaic dataset to TIN gives error? [closed]

I merged several DEMs together in on single DEM with mosaic dataset. Now I wanted to convert this mosaic dataset in Vector with TIN. But when I use the tool (3D Analyst Tool) Raster to TIN comes an ...
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How do I find out the sea levels?

I have following elevation data of a region (the higher the altitude, the brigher the points): How can I find out, which areas are filled by water, and which not? Can I assume that if the ...
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3D model of rooftops based on LiDAR and cadastral data?

I´m trying to model building rooftops based on a LiDAR dataset. I've already interpolated using Delaunay's triangulation a DEM with 1 meter resolution. Due to LiDAR data is not accurate in building ...
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Is there a way to Alter Elevation Values of Pixles of a DEM based on BM and Control point elevation from actual Field survey?

We have got a quick bird DEM of our site. After getting actual on ground elevation values with a differential GPS device, we have found that there is a difference of average 12 feet between DEM and ...
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Resampling and snapping DEM to match a second raster

I have a DEM that is derived from a 50K map (provided by Geobase Canada), the resolution indicates it is 23.19156058m per cell (raster name DEM_50K). I need to resample this DEM to a 100m cell size ...
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Dtm format save only heights

I need dtm format that store only heights and scaling and left up position for saving storage I glad to know if any stadard save heights that way
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Intersection of a vector linestring and underlying DEM

Following is an screen-shot where ASTER DEM raster layer has been overlaid by a road linestring vector layer. I want to extract those DEM pixels which are lying exactly beneath the linestrings. I want ...
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Understanding min and max values with Mosaic to New Raster?

I have to combine several DEM rasters into one from this source: http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/SELECTION/inputCoord.asp, so I use Mosaic to New Raster tool. I set up the tool: I input the rasters (all ...
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Extracting area from DEM Raster?

After applying constraints to the DEM I polygonised the raster (using GRASS r.to.vect.area) The result is shown below with a lot of vector with resolution = [30 * 30] Is there any solution to make ...
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Equidistance on line contour from DEM

I am using a SRTM 30 meters for slope and elevation. When i'm using this 30x30 rasters to generate contours i set a 30m equidistance for contour, and the results are ok. Now i'm wondering if it's ...
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Stitching Bathymetry and DEM data together in ArcMap?

I have a DEM built from Lidar data and bathymetry survey points for a river which flows on the DEM surface. My understanding is that Lidar data is not able to capture bathymetry under the river ...
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SAGA tool 'Relative Heights and Slope Positions' - What do results tell me?

I am currently trying to get in morphometry, using the SRTM 30m DEM. I was recommended to test the SAGA mudule 'Relative Heights and Slope Positions' ...
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Raster cells with no data being generated by las2dem?

Anyone has an idea where these lines (with no elevation data) come from? They are generated while using the las2dem tool from LAStools. What needs to be done to avoid this? The raw data (.las file) ...
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Update raster pixels on a DEM

I have a DEM in the form of a raster that I would like to update in certain locations. Ideally, I'd like to be able to create a separate polygon or point shapefile with the values, in the correct ...
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In QGIS, add to existing dem tiles and expand corresponding contour coverage within a project

In my first QGIS project I have dozens of digitized layers that have spread beyond the contour and dem tile area that I started with. Please recommend how to safely expand or replace the dem and ...
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Create DEM with 1 foot contours from lidar data with 1.4 meter resolution

I have Lidar data which contains multiple .las files for an entire quad. I have figured out which .las is the area I am looking for. I was told the data is in 1.4 meter resolution and would work to ...
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Combining multiple DEMs into one file geodatabase

I have multiple file geodatabases (approximately 240) each contain a DEM. My issue is taking the DEM from each and putting it into a single file geodatabase without alot of mind numbing work. ...
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Quantifying amount of sunlight falling in a region

I am trying to objectively quantify or provide some form of indication that could point toward the amount of sunlight Anyone knows if there are any datasets (either instrumental or remotely sensed ...
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Simplify / generalization of flow lines

I'm trying to make a model of surface runoff of rain water. I'm using GRASS GIS function r.flow, which generates nice smooth lines of runoff. What I need is edit these flowlines someway to avoid ...
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how to define threshold value in r.stream.extract

I want to generate streams using r.stream.extract. on what basis we have to define the threshold value. I am using aster dem with 30m posting.Also i want to know the minimum stream length to be ...