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

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Is there a way to programatically force RGB (3 bands) in a raster with arcpy?

I'd like to include conversion to a 3 band RGB raster in a script to prepare multiple DEMs for image processing. The input files are rasters extracted from a raster mosaic. The manual option is to ...
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How to extract raster DEM elevations to vector attribute tables in ArcGIS 10?

I have an ArcMap 10 project with multiple layer groups. One layer is a raster DEM, another layer group is a bunch of vector shapefiles (including points, lines and polygons). The client wants all ...
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Creating raster or vector raster from DEM point file?

i have a point shape of 75.000 elevation points in a regular 5 m grid. We now want to create a polygon grid with the elevation points as "centroids". Unfortunately, all attempts to do so fail: I ...
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Dikes extraction from DEM

I do have DEM of 1x1 meter and original LiDAR point cloud in .las, that DEM is made of. I need to extract river dikes (highest points of the dikes) to vector feature (point, polyline). Any idea for ...
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Definitive source for downloading DEM data

USGS has been moving towards serving data through The National Map Viewer. They have several WMServices through their website that serve elevation data to the public (hillshade & DEM). The ...
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Correct ASTER with SRTM or Topographic Map

I have a problem with my DEM again. I decided to use ASTER GDEM2 (for different reasons). ASTER GDEM2 have its problems, I know, and I dont want to discuss that again. I have to use it, because SRTM ...
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How to create a digital elevation map?

I am very new to Quantum GIS, I want to create a digital elevation map a particular region, I would very much appreciate if some one gives me a step by step procedure. Thank you edit by Martin: I ...
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how to fill voids in ASTER stereo-images for DEM generation?

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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QGis raster terrain analysis - The curvature filter puzzles me

I am a french Master student at university Grenoble INP, and during my master project I have worked on DEM (raster) terrain analysis. Thus, I have read the source code of several QGis-1.7.4 raster ...
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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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srtm30 image: some are grayscale some are black & white

I downloaded these DEM files, http://www.dgadv.com/srtm30/ srtm30 globe. I open the DEM files in Multispec. Some of them are black& white, some are automatically grayscale. How do i get them ...
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Export SRTM30 Dem file as 3d

i have downloaded some SRTM Dem files here: http://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM30//srtm30 They are from the USGS site. I would like to export them as 3d. I have ran through a few ...
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How to create a Digital Elevation Model

How to create a DEM starting from layers shapefile "contour lines" and "shares"? which module of GRASS I need to use? thanks for yours responses....
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Is it possible to manually correct a raster DEM (OpenSource)?

Is it possible, to correct a raster DEM by changeing the raster-cell-values manually, like by "painting"? My DEM (ASTER) have one small error where the elevation is about 300m below the actual ...
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How do I retrieve an arc ascii grid file from NED 1/3 second data using python and OWSLib

I have my bounds, and have been able to connect to the server http://imselev.cr.usgs.gov:80/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/USGS_EDC_Elev_NED_3? in python. What I don't know how to do is send a ...
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How to change DEM's gradient colour?

I'm a newbie about GIS. I'm from Italy and I've got a *.tif file of my region. I've loaded it has raster but I have a question: The dem has a gradient colour magenta. How change this colour to ...
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Issue converting DEM in ASCII with LO17 (apparent) projection

I'm a newbie where GIS is concerned, so please don't hesitate to point me to a manual. We've got DEM files without any projection information. One is called 000426_LO17_200M_BD16_25.ORT and contains ...
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Elevation correction ASTER GDEM2 (+10m)

My ASTER GDEM2 has a average elevation error of -10m for my area. (I testet it using 90 defferential GPS reference points and compared it with old Topo25, SRTM, and GoogleMaps). I would like to ...
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What is a good way to produce wire frame images from DEM?

As part of a project for a wind turbine assessment, I would like to make a wire frame image to compliment my Viewshed / line of sight and Photo montage. I have never created a wire frame image from ...
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Which is better, DEM or Triangles (TIN/Terrain)

Which is better DEM or TIN? What are the benefits/negatives of each?
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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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How to calculate an elevation profile for a polyline in arcgis 10 with spatial analyst/3D analyst?

My elevation data is a floating point tif. I have a road for which I need to calculate the elevation profile, but I can´t see the tools to do this. Can I do this with ArcGIS? yours, Rob
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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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SAGA GIS: How to load an .hgt file?

I want to display and work with the data from http://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version1/Eurasia/ in SAGA-GIS but am having difficulties knowing which module I should use to load the data. As far as I know ...
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How to convert accuracy of DEM from 5 decimal places to 2

I had a csv dataset comprising of regular points containing elevation "z-values". I interpolated this using ESRI´s spatial analyst using the IDW method to produce a continuous raster surface. I set ...
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Conversion of ASTER GDEM data for CFD Analysis

I need to do a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of wind over a large area of land. I have obtained the necessary tiles from the ASTER GDEM data set (in .tif format) and was wondering how I ...
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Correct way to create a DEM from point data in csv files

I know this might seem a somewhat general question, but I have to start somewhere. I have a lot of csv files which contain point data containing height, aspect and slope measurements at a resolution ...
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1'' DHM: Hillshade is too rough - how to “generalize”?

I got this hillshade from my DHM (I used the hillshade-module from qgis). For my purpose there is too much relief detail (roughness). How can I get rid of this in QGIS or GRASS? Thanks! Martin
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Why does QGIS Profile from Line tool give me the same value for every point?

I'm trying to make an elevation profile with QGIS's Profile from Line plugin. But when I do, the resulting points all have the same value: -32,767. I'd like to know what I'm doing wrong. My elevation ...
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How do I find least cost path over a DEM based on slope magnitude and direction?

What sort of algorithms can I use to find a least cost path through a DEM where it costs more to traverse a cell going downhill or uphill than it does to follow the contour of the land? All the ...
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Change ellipsoid reference for altitude in a DEM

I have DEM data stored as RGF93 (Lambert-93) for lat/lon and NGF-IGN69 for altitude. I'm trying to change the reference ellipsoid for the elevation data (ultimately to NTF, but WGS84 would be fine to ...
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How to calculate Solar Radiation falling on vertical surfaces using DEMs and ArcGIS?

I am using ArcGIS10 Area Solar Radiation tool to calculate irradiation on horizontal surfaces (building roofs) but need to do the same for vertical surfaces (building facades). Any ideas on how to do ...
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slope and mosaic datasets

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with combining multiple DEM’s into a mosaic dataset. I am working with several DEM’s and need to convert them to slope. I’m having an issue with ...
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How can I convert SRTM data to DEM or DTED?

i am working on a project which is not commercial and i need some digital elevation data for visualization. in net i have found a link and i have downloaded .asc data from following link.. SRTM Data ...
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Which interpolation method is the most suitable for DEMs?

Which interpolation method is the best suitable for hill/valley areas and normal ground with undulations and rivers? When working with Aster 30mX30m DEMs, which method will give the most realistic ...
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How to create a profile with profile points at discrete altitude intervalls, e.g. each 10 m

In both SAGA and QGIS theres a profile-from-line-function that does a nice job of creating profiles. But there's no way to control the altitude spacing. Any ideas for workflows that would allow me ...
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How to generate a random but believable digital elevation model?

Is there a way to generate a DEM, programatically or otherwise (arcpy or R?), that will feed into ArcGIS for further spatial analysis? Perhaps this needs to be broken down into smaller incremental ...
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Replacing Raster Values in Ras1 with Ras2

I have two rasters Ras1 and Ras2. I want to change the Ras1. In Ras1, there are few areas, lines, points I am interested having nodata cells and wrong data cells.(limited to interested areas only ...
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How to get the altitude of the vector shapes from DTM raster layer?

I have a vector layer containing thousands of vector shapes/polygons and a raster layer with DTM. Every shape has its own OBJECTID in attribute table. I would like to get the altitude of every shape, ...
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Looking for Fortran code calculating drainage basin area

I am working in a project of glacier mass balance. For my project I want to integrate the area of the drainage basin in a glaciological system model (GSM). As the drainage area changes with time due ...
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Help with technique to create contours from ASTER DEM in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I have the ASTER version 2 DEM of Cambodia. I want to use it to create 1m contours of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. If anyone has this already please let me know. Now, onto the problems: I am using ArcGIS ...
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Seeking commercial web service for LIDAR/DSM data in USA

I apologize for not knowing all the proper terminology to ask this question. I am seeking a commercial service for providing pay-per-use high resolution elevation data in North America. It must come ...
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Can shaded relief be “blended” with DEM colour ramp in ArcGIS to produce a more visually dramatic result?

Not being able to use true transparencies with ArcGIS colour ramps where only solid colours are allowed has me always wondering about how to improve the look of the surface in my maps without ...
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Viewing .las format LIDAR data in QGIS?

Is there an easy path to visualizing this LIDAR data? I have QGIS, and some USGS LIDAR data in (.las) format downloaded from http://lidar.cr.usgs.gov/ . This means I have both the (.las) and ...
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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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How to convert raster data into regularly sampled points?

I am wondering if there's another way to convert raster data (ex: DEM) into regularly sampled points. I've used Raster to Point under ArcToolbox previously, but if the raster data is huge, that's a ...
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How to 'burn' a stream network into a DEM layer in ArcGIS 10?

I am working on a DEM that in an area where there is little relief. I would like to 'burn' the river network into the DEM so I can calculate flow accumulation and flow length accurately. I am using ...
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batch create DEM from contour maps (open source)

I have around 100 shapefiles of contours (1m interval) that I need to turn into DEMs; Is there a way to batch create these mde from contour lines? Using open source preferably.
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How to use NASA Digital Elevation model data?

I've heard it is possible to use NASA elevation model to determine approximate elevation at (lat;lng) point. This might be really useful for my upcoming project since Google Elevation API has weird ...
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Is it possible to make a DEM from contours in QGIS?

Is it possible to make a DEM from contours in QGIS? I have a shp file (contours) and their heights, can I use QGIS for produce a DEM without using GRASS? I find this creating a dem from contours but ...