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

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Calculate regional slope from DEM

I need to calculate regional slope for a coastline using a ~500 meter DEM covering a coastal plain and continental shelf where the slope for each grid cell is calculated by defining elevation extremes ...
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How to make raster DEM from SHP with FME?

I have a Point Featureclass in an ESRI FGDB with 22 Million points. The points have a distance of 10m from each other.I would like to create a raster DEM using SAFE FME 2014. Looking at the ...
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Converting Aspect degree to westness

I have extracted Aspect values in degree from DEM in ArcMap 10.2 full license. I want to investigate effect of Westness in my model so I was using conversion formula of Folded Aspect : ABS (180- ...
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Producing GIS data from large amount of ASCII DEM files?

I have just received a large amount of ASCII DEM files. In total 564 Files each containing 40,000 point data (22.560,000 Points). I would like to convert this into a point cloud with a view to ...
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How to fill empty pixel from DEM using QGIS?

Is it possible to fill empty pixel from DEM (hgt file)?) in QGIS ? When I load it, and zoom to a big scale, some pixel without any value appear. ( I have found a way using another software 3DEM on ...
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How to efficiently drape vector data over a DTM

I have ~100 million 2d vector topographic features (lines and polygons) in an Oracle 12c database. I have 20 billion xyz points in an Oracle database table as number types - the points cover the same ...
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QGIS 2.6 - Point Sampling Tool plugin producing empty shapefile

I use a DEM file (*.tif) and a points layer. My need is basic : getting the Z value for each point by extracting them from the DEM. Both layers correctly opened with QGIS 2.6. The DEM returns a Z ...
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Extracting DEM from IFSAR

i have this IFSAR data (.img) and i dont know where to start. how do i extract DEM from this data? Do I need to go through a Remote Sensing software (ERDAS or ENVI) or i can simply use ArcGIS? and how ...
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Error 5 Pixel type must be FLOAT32

I am trying to create a DEM from topographic contours vector. I have already sucessfully created a raster using the interpolation plugin. Firstly, I don't know why or how to ccontrol the output ...
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Resolution of NED (National Elevation Dataset)

I downloaded some DEMs from the USGS with a resolution of 1/3 degrees for different areas in the US. Now I am looking at the files and saw that all DEMs have the same number of columns and rows. I ...
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How do I reduce contour intervals (i.e. from 50m contours to 10m contours) without using DEM?

I have shapefiles (lines) of contours having 50m intervals. How can I reduce the intervals to 10m without first converting the 50m contours to DEM?
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What is a better idea for modelling a fault plane than as TIN? [duplicate]

I am working on a project which runs on ArcGIS platform using VB.NET. It is to model a sub-surface fault plane (currently a plane rectangular model with some dip) and then to find required distances ...
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How to convert shapefiles into ascii grid .asc in QGIS?

I downloaded multiple zips that cover a small island from the Rhode Island Geographic Information System webpage, specifically the geographic files that make up Block Island. Here's the source: ...
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Gdal/QGIS resampling asc file

I have a DEM (.asc) file with a resolution of 1000 meters per pixel. Therefore the file has a lot of columns and rows. I would like to chance the resolution per pixel from 1000 to 3000 meters per ...
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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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Creating a 3d terrain model using a DEM raster file

i have a DEM Raster file and i would like to create a 3D Terrain Model using ArcScene. Is this possible, if yes, how? Thanks.
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How can I manipulate the number of points visible according to scale?

I've gotten trillions of points extracted from a DEM and they are to be labelled. It's fine at scales such as 1:500 but it gets too cluttered especially if I need to make maps of this with scales up ...
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Extracted Contours from DEM translated in QGIS for certain intervals

I created a DEM from several point files in QGIS. Both of these line up well with the remaining data in my file (ie cadaster, aerial imagery, etc). I wanted to generate 2m contours from the DEM ...
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convert DTM txt file in geoTiff file

I have a DTM file, txt format, I would like to convert it into GeoTIFF, how can I do with the software grass? thanks ncols 1329 nrows 1152 xllcorner 1693884 yllcorner 5080341 ...
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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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Curvature computation for different scales

I would like to assess terrain curvature, i.e. the 2nd derivative of a DEM, on different scales. The most common approach to curvature seems to be the one suggested by Zevenberg (1987) where a ...
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Digital Elevation Model Resolution

While I creat flood areas using DEM in ArcGIS, Which parameters do I consider to determine DEM's pixel size and resolution?
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What is the best 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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How to calculate and compare RMSE between two DEMs?

I'm doing a project based on using Lidar point cloud data and I have access to a DEM that cover all of Sweden. But my goal is to produce several DEMs covering a small area using different ...
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How to create DEM from Lidar point cloud data?

I'm using ArcMap and I want to create DEM(s) over an area to have different outputs depending on which settings/filters I put in. I have access to laser point cloud data as my input files. I've worked ...
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How to calculate the river slope for a lot of rivers automatically in ArcMap?

I'm working with ArcMap 10.2 and I'm pretty new in this area.. What I want to do is compute the river slope for a lot of rivers from a DTM...I know that there is a way to do it manually passing by ...
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Creating Dem from cross sections

I have a question I appreciate that if someone can help me I have a DEM in arcmap and cross section of a river which flows on the Dem in Hecras. I now the cross sections are more accurate. I want to ...
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How to convert different lidar data formats to raster DTM and measure its geographic position accuracy?

I'm trying to generate a DTM from lidar data and I'm new in the this field. I have different kind of files which describe the same area (different versions): *.dtm *.xyz *.xyz with variable grid ...
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Problem of irregular contour from a DEM

I've created contour lines every 5 meters from a grid DEM with 5x5 meter of resolution. But strangely I've obtained that the contour lines are segmented and rich of lines that goes up and down, ...
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Contour of single feature on QGIS

I'm trying to extract one single contour line at given elevation from a DEM. Taking into account that I want only one contour and not all contours with the given elevation, is there a way to do it in ...
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infer the altitude from a DTM & finally provide it to point / evincere la altitudine da un DTM & finalmente fornirla a dei punti

I would like to complete a point vector's table with Z data. I am not able to take Z coordinate from a dtm (downloaded from ...
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Digital Elevation Model and Shapefile not aligned in openWind

I have a digital elevation model and a shapefile containing point features for the location of wind turbines. These two layers appear to be aligned in QGIS but when I open them in openWind, they are ...
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QGIS Slope Classification Issues

I am very new to QGIS for the primary purpose of creating a slopes layer so we know where slopes are above 15% or 20% or whatever we finally decide. I have used our DEM to create a slope geotif and ...
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How can I create an DEM from Point-Data

my boss gave me a small 3D-point-shape-file and asked me to make an DEM from it, wich I should put together with an older DEM of the same site, wich was made with Surfer. I created a raster-layer from ...
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Command line tools to generate elevation profile from DEM + GPX/GeoJSON

I'm looking to generate elevation profiles from a number of GPX traces (which I also have GeoJSON conversions of). I have 20m resolution DEMs of the area, in GeoTIFF format. Ultimately I want to ...
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QGIS, interpolate along an irregular shape or line to create a DEM

Before anyone marks this as a duplicate, hear me out. This question: Interpolation: irregular shape, merging DEM's asks my question but not for QGIS. Furthermore, the answer is vague and not ...
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Highest resolution Digital Elevation Model for the UK?

I need the most precise and highest resolution free digital elevation model for the UK. Would OS terrain 50 or ASTER GDEM be more suitable for view shed analysis?
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Terrain Accessibility map using GIS (ArcGIS or QGIS)

I need to make an accessibility map showing the walking distance based on the terrain and availability of road networks, could anyone point me in the right direction where i could learn to do so. ...
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Creating a point corresponding to the maximum elevation of a DEM [duplicate]

I am wondering how can I create a point corresponding to the maximum elevation value of a DEM. I mean, from the DEM I can easily get the maximum elevation. For the sake of a viewshed analysis, I would ...
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How to Clip a DEM and retain DEM format?

I have a DEM file that I downloaded from the internet. I am trying to clip it to reduce the file size. So far I have tried two different methods, but neither of them produces a clipped file in DEM ...
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What is a good metric for mapping accuracy

I have recently received a dataset that supposedly mapped the altitude a given region (a DEM). I would like to determine the accuracy of the new map by comparing it with a previously generated DEM. ...
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Drawing boundary through DEM of glacier valley using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to calculate/draw the boundary extent in Glacier valley with the help of DEM. Can you please guide me which is the best tools in ArcGIS and steps to calculate.
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Inverting color ramp in legend

I have inverted the color ramp to display land surface elevation, now when I add a legend in print composer it shows the lowest value at the top and the highest at the bottom. See below: It is more ...
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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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Reclassification of raster surface using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a raster surface with values ranging from 0 -100. I want to create a categorical classification (percentage categories of 5%, e.g. 0-5%, 6-10%...) and reclassify my surface into these ...
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When computing flow direction, the D8 algorithm is used - are there major differences if others are used?

I am a student working with Hydrological models. Within these models we can route water across a DEM (within a delineated watershed or just within an un-delineated DEM) using many different flow ...
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Solar radiation calculation from GTOP030 DEM image

Can you help me to calculate solar radiation from GTOPO30 DEM image at the 30 m spatial resolution. I'm trying to do this many times using spatial analysis solar radiation calculation tool in ArcGIS. ...
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Buffering/extrusion of a dem surface

I have a surface representing a DEM and i would like to add it some thickness. If i simply duplicate the surface and translate it down by my thickness, i get non uniform thickness, ie thinner where ...
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Stretched raster symbology not working in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have some DEM rasters (from the same data source so I think they're uniform in all file specifications) that I'm symbolizing using the same stretched color ramp. I set the stretch type to min-max, ...
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QGIS vector layers do not match DEM?

I have a DEM (saved as a .tif) and, using QGIS, I want to clip the DEM using a vector mask. The function will not work. Am I missing critical step?