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Z factor to get the results in square meters and cubic meters?

I have a DEM surface in WGS 1984.I want to calculate surface area and volume in different elevations.I wonder for example If I want to measure the area and volume below some height how shall I set the ...
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Determining length of roads that fall under low elevation using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a project on sea level rise impacts of roads. Basically I need to determine length of roads that fall under low elevation (from 1m to 5 m elevation). I have a DEM file and road shape ...
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Calculating slope for points with downhill slopes rendered as negatives in ArcGIS

I have a DEM and a series of points. I'd like to measure the change in slope along the series of points. Distinguishing between uphill and downhill slopes matter to me, and ArcGIS' slope function ...
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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' (http://www.saga-gis.org/saga_module_doc/2.1.3/...
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line from min to max of a digital elevation model

I have some geometries as multipolygons and a dem (digital elevation model). I need a line from the max value to the lowest value of the dem for every multipolygon. Is qgis a tool i could use or do i ...
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How to extract points from a Digital Elevation Model in ArcGIS 10.1?

More specifically my question would be if there is a way to create a grid over the digital elevation model in GIS and extract points, or elevational data, from the intersecting points of the grid? I ...
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Calculating slope from elevation returns hole when using ST_Slope in PostGIS

I have rasters from the National Elevation Dataset loaded into a PostGRES database and am using the built-in function ST_Slope to calculate the slope. However these contain many holes where there is ...
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How to remove las2dem streaks from raster DEM?

I've created a series of DEM files using the las2dem tool from LAStools; however since I don't have a licensed version they have black streaks running across them. Does anyone know a good method for ...
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Another Z-Factor Challenge

I've been working on a DEM, trying to calculate the slope. I have it in WGS_1984 and re-projected into NAD_1983_MTM_8, my preferred projection for this project. Every time I run the slope tool, ...
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ArcGIS Raster To Multipoint Mac/OSX alternative

Is there an alternative to the ArcGIS Raster To Multipoint tool for Macs? The VIP thinning method is particularly of use. A comparative point cloud thinning/simplification tool to this would just as ...
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Getting aspect and reclassifying raster files using Python in a loop

By using Python in PythonWin 2.7.3, I tried to obtain aspect files of a list of raster files in a folder(called database_Dem20) and save it to another folder, database_Dem20/testOutput. In the same ...
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How to interpolate a Raster DTM

I have a GeoTIFF DTM produced from Agisoft Photoscan at 0.05 m resolution. However the interpolation used by the program to remove the riparian vegetation has used points from the channel, thus ...
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Is it better to take the elevation of a GPS unit or that of a Digital Elevation Model?

When searching of gps routes in wikiloc, for the trailrunning race "Transvulcania" I have several routes to look. I downloaded a lot, but every route has a distance between 71 kilometers and 74 ...
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Reversing Extract by Mask in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have a DEM and I want to apply some tools to it (fill and others). In my DEM I've zones (drawn as mask) that need to be exlcluded from that processing. I don't want to apply the processing to the ...
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Merging USGS DEM files in ArcMap?

I'm trying to merge my DEM files into 2 separate files, one will have 4 files and the other will have 3. I've been reading every post from when someone asked this before for over an hour and I'm still ...
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QGIS - Edit Surface DEM to Add Buildings

Okay, let me start by saying I'm no expert in QGIS, I'm more into engineering. I'm building a 2D hydraulic model and I would like to add the building footprints (elevated) to my DEM, so flow will go ...
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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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Merging DEM files using PostGIS

I have several DEM files and I want to merge them to create a mosaic. I found the St_Union(raster) or St_MemUnion(raster) functions but I don't know how to use them. Are there any other solutions?
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Obtaining sink morphometry from local minima points

I am working on LiDAR data from GIS and R and I want to extract landforms from the DEM. I have found a method to obtain local minima points of my LiDAR data. However, I would like to obtain the ...
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Understanding InSAR interferometry?

I understand that the result of InSAR interferometry yields a LoS deformation and if deformation in the vertical or horizontal is to be computed, it should require additional gps observations at the ...
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Export of a Raster Not Preserving Color [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a pretty shaded relief map using the technique described here. I've done this process several times in the past without any problems but today am perplexed about what is going on. ...
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SRTM DEM and satellite DEM fusion

I have a SRTM DEM and a DEM derived from satellite (Cartosat). Both the DEMs are registered perfectly. Now I want to carry out a DEM 'fusion' process to derive a higher quality output DEM. I am not ...
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Does a SRTM DEM image show details such as fields?

I'm working through the QGIS Training Manual where I have a step to get ... ... raster images (SRTM DEM) which cover the region you have selected for your course. SRTM DEM can be ...
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How to find the coordinates of the lowest point in a polygon

I am working in QGIS 2.6. I have a file of several polygons and I want for each one, to find the lowest point (where is it located and its elevation). I am using "Grid statistics for polygons" which ...
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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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How to fill holes/missing values in XYZ data / a DEM with QGIS?

I have equidistant XYZ point (text) data that I used to create a point grid. However, it's not perfect - there are some holes. I then created a DSM raster from it, which obviously has the holes too. ...
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Classifying DEM using Height Differences in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I would like to classify DEM into some classes, into a shp file with equal intervals of 200m (0-200m, 200-400m, 400-600m... 3400-3600m, higher than 3600m), by using Model Builder in ArcGIS 10.2. For ...
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Merging USGS DEMs in ArcMap?

I've downloaded some USGS DEMs from the National Map, which appear to be .adf files. I can open them in ArcMap 10.2, but I need to merge them into a single mosaic. To do this, I've created a raster ...
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Processing LAS dataset in QGIS 2.8.2 [duplicate]

I need to extract DEM from LIDAR dataset in QGIS 2.8.2. I have installed LAS tools in QGIS. I cannot configure my LAStools because I do not get Processing-->Options and Configuration and instead I get ...
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How to create 10m DEM from 30m DEM?

I am not regularly working in raster analysis. I have a 30M DEM and I would like to create a 10 DEM out of that. Is it possible to do this using QGIS? and How? EDIT: (I understand that a sub ...
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Relationship between contour interval and spatial resolution of a generated DEM

If I have contour lines with interval say 10, 5, or 2 (etc.), and I generated a DEM from them, what is the relationship between between the contour interval and the resolution of the DEM? Irrespective ...
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change from NAD 1983 to some PCS?

I want to ask how to change the coordinate system from NAD 1983 to some Projected coordinate system. I tried to change this DEM file to WGS 1984 (all of them) but when I did that my scale becomes 1:4. ...
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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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Hillshade with too big pixels

I digitized some maps with isolines every 4m. I created a DEM and the Hillshade. But the hillshade has big pixels. I use ArcGIS 10.3. Is there something to be look out for that I might have done ...
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Can we create topographical map of private land using GPS elevation data?

Is there a way to create a relatively precise topographical map of a private land using GPS elevation data? As the land is a little bit over 100,000 square meters, the available regional topographical ...
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DEM with bathymetric contour lines in GRASS

I am trying to create a DEM from a bathymetric contour lines. Contours are in vector format and the elevation value is negative. To create the surface I have converted the contours in raster (v.to ...
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How to create composite hillshade?

The concept of composite hillshade is to combine multiple hillshades with different sunlight orientation to avoid blind spot. It requires to merge 3 hillshades images with 315⁰ (NW sunlight, default ...
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How to average gdal_hillshades?

For some unknow reason, my average of 3 hillshades is very dark : gdaldem hillshade input.tif hillshades_C.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az 315 -alt 60 -compute_edges gdaldem hillshade input.tif ...
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Modifying DEM elevation data in QGIS using a polygon

I've tried searching through the existing questions but am struggling to find a succinct answer to what I am trying to achieve. For background, I am running a flood model in TUFLOW to help support a ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Aspect calculation?

I need to derive a raster representing aspect for North America (from STRM data, originally in geographic lat/long). In most projections, true north is only map north along eg the central meridian so ...
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Filtering noise out from bare-earth DEM with terrace fields?

I have a 1m bare-earth DEM, derived from LiDAR data, representing a terraced landscape. For the sake of any subsequent use of the DEM (e.g., least-cost path, cost surface analysis, and the like) I am ...
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Creating DTM for two surfaces with point data and calculating volume between them using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have point data for a ground surface level which is captured in a grid of 35m spacings. I also have point data for the new surface level after soil has been removed which is captured at random ...
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Does Scimap work with QGIS?

Does anybody know if Scimap ( http://www.scimap.org.uk ) works with QGIS? I know it is supposed to operate with ArcGIS and SAGA but as I am very much a beginner with QGIS I would like to know if its ...
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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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Convert contour lines to DEM in ArcGIS [closed]

I've been trying without success to convert contour lines to DEM (Converting to spot heights is also a possible solution but I have not found a way for that either) using ArcGIS 10.2 (Advanced license)...
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How to mosaic to new raster for multiple DEM tiles?

I took some DEM files and turned them into raster .tif files, i then tried to Mosaic them together using the mosaic to new raster tool and i keep getting two problems consistently, there seems to ...
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Ways to extract DEM for urban areas using Google Maps?

Is Google maps' elevation API suitable to obtain the high resolution elevation data for areas that have 3D building such as Manhattan? Would the API for example yield a significant different value on ...
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Classifying DEM according to elevation in R?

r<-raster("DEM.tif") How to do the classification based on every ten meters for example and have different colors too?
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Automatically adding Z-values from a DEM to an already created polygon

We have excavated a very large 5.000 year old fish fence, which was documented by photogrammetry, and is now being digitized. I started digitizing the orthophoto in QGIS and everything is cool. Now I'...
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merge two DEMs of different resolutions? [duplicate]

I have two DEMs, the first one is in 30 meters of résolution and the second: 5 meters, and will like if there is a possibility of merging them to extend the area where I do my research?