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

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How do I run the nvis tool in QGIS GRASS?

I am trying to follow this workflow: [How to generate a DEM from a countour Shapefile?] and it's running fine, and when I hit view output or view results I end up with a flat raster with shading ...
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Is there a way to convert GeoTIFF to DEM?

Simple enough question. The NASA Aster data comes in GeoTIFF format, but the tool I'm using (Sketchup) only accepts DEM. Is there a way to convert? I did a lot of searching, and only found the ...
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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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Iceland base data - dem, hydro etc

I am looking for elevation data for Iceland. Specifically a higher res dem (30m) and some good hydrography, glaciers etc. Any suggestions for a good data source?
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Add Z and M values to stream network produced from DEM

I created a stream network from an existing DEM. My ultimate project goal is to be able to select a river from my stream network and use the 3D analyst to generate stream profile (Elevation by ...
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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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Digital Elevation Model Fusion

I want to fuse Digital elevation Models extracted from Carto-1 satellite. I already extracted DEMs & tried few algorithms in Matlab. Unfortunately as they are not Georeferenced i am not getting ...
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How to remove pixel values below 0 in Digital Elevation Model in ArcGIS?

I made a DEM layer from LAS file (LiDAR).Now for showing a map I have a map like the image below! I wonder how can I remove black area? They have the value -2 to 16! How is possible to set the value ...
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Viewshed calculation using SQL

Can i calculate viewshed in MS-SQL server? Viewshed analysis is Raster operation. I have elevation value vector observation as point vectors. Are there any methods to calculate Viewshed (using ...
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Find minimum elevation along a polyline and return xy or point?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 and Python IDLE 2.7.2... I'm trying to find the minimum value of a polyline with a raster layer and turn that LOCATION into a point. I put everything together in model builder, but ...
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How do I split a DEM at a certain elevation?

I have a DEM that includes bathymetry and terrain elevation and I would like to split it at the coastline. Ideally, I would end up with one tif that's land and one tif that's bathymetry. I have ...
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Calculate Number Of Pixels Visible From Pixel

I am looking for a way in which to take an input DEM and create an output raster whose pixel's value is the count of pixels "visible" from that location. I use ArcGIS with Spatial Analyst, but also ...
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DEM/DSM from contour lines and slopes

I want to create a DEM with as much detail as possible. The problem is, that the area contains several (manmade) slopes. I got contour lines and lines that mark the location of the slopes, but no ...
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How to give elevation information to a polygon feature class using existing TIN file ? (geological mapping)

I'm an ArcGIS 10.1 user. My issue: I have a printed form of a map which depicts geological bodies being surface rock occurence. Additionaly, there are elevation contour lines. I digitized the map by ...
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What steps does SAGA GIS take when calculating Topographic Wetness, specifically when handling depression filled (by ArcMap) DEM

I am a grad student involved with hydrological modeling. In the model I work on, we are calculating the Topographic Index (TI; without transmissivity - or set to 1) using Quinn's MFD algorithm. We do ...
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QGIS DEM (Terrain models) Mode Slope creates wrong data [duplicate]

I have a DEM raster file downloaded from the USGS site. The file can be downloaded here. I am trying to create a slope raster in percent with the DEM tool in QGIS. The GDAL command is the following: ...
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How to create 3D water depth with ArcScene?

I was trying to visualize flood depth in 3D using ArcScene. What I had for this purposes are: high-resolution DTM of the valley orthophoto and Raster with flood depth information. I have draped ...
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FOSS method to split raster into smaller chunks

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 are the ways we can control the quality of a DTM?

I imagine that for DTM obtained from Stereoscopic procedures or interpolation from a set of topographic points a comparaison with the original data can help, but what for DTM obtained from Remote ...
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Define uphill side of roads and buildings

I have a big raster of a mountain region and I need to extract the uphill side of roads and buildings, from these elements to the pick of mountains. For a road I know the uphill side changes in ...
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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 ...
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How determine data type of points in geotiff DTM?

I have some DTMs in geotiff files. I need to read them in C# and I've decided to use libtiff for that purpose. After some investigations, I've found that there are tiled tiffs, so I use ReadTile ...
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Focal statistics to calculate saddle points from DEM

I have a conundrum with Focal Statistics and kernel files. I am been trying to identify saddle points in DEMs. I am attempting to rewrite this (thanks whuber) in a python script for 10.1. I have ...
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DEM difference looks like a hillshade

I wanted to find the elevation difference between 2 DEMs. When I got the data, I had to georef one image and had to aggregated it too because their cell values do not match. I also tried to resample ...
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converting vectors to raster (burning streams)

I converted my stream vector to a raster file (using polyline to raster conversion tool). I anticipated that I would get a No Data row in the raster file attribute table, so that I could use a ...
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r.shaded.relief plugin on a DEM layer

I loaded a raster digital elevation map from the DEM explorer website. I defined the projection and created a mapset. I then loaded the raster file into GRASS with the r.in.gdal plugin to create a DEM ...
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Adding a Z Unit [duplicate]

I'm struggling with the Z Unit conversion of some data. Both the NHD data and my DEM are in a GCS with Decimal Degrees. These data sets project perfectly on the fly, but after I adjust the Z Unit of ...
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Adjusting Z Units on a DEM

I am learning how to use ArcHydro and attempting to change the Z Units because I get a warning message saying the Spatial Reference Doesn't Match. The DEM was in Meters, and I adjusted the Z Unit to ...
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how do you identify ridges on an elevation raster?

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to extract or differentiate between ridges and hilltops from 10m elevation data using ArcGIS 10.1? Any advice would be ...
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Open source tool to convert a DEM to a 3D model

I would like to convert a DEM (Digitial Elevation Model) file (e.g. from SRTM) into a 3D model that I can then edit with regular 3D modeling tools (e.g. Meshlab/Blender/etc.). However I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Create Contours From a DEM without 3D or Spatial Analyst

I'm wondering if there is a way to create contours from a DEM using ArcGIS without 3D or Spatial Analyst Extensions. I know that there are a few questions out there pertaining to this (How to create ...
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How to produce a CSV file from .tif file with elevation data? [duplicate]

just want to ask, I have a .tif file that contains all the elevation of a country. How can I convert that to a CSV file that contains x,y,z values where x and y are the latitude longitude respectively ...
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How to de-noise a DSM

I have created a DEM, DSM, and nDSM from a LiDAR Point Cloud using SAGA-GIS. I extracted the appropriate returns from the point cloud, then converted to grid, and then closed gaps to fill in any ...
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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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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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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 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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Cropping Geotiff with gdalwarp

I downloaded a geotiff from the recently published 25m-DEM of the European Union (see: http://courses.neteler.org/eu-dem-new-digital-surface-model-at-25m/). One tile has about 5GB so I would like to ...
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DEM/Raster Peak and Valley identification and/or elimination (non-generalization)

I am an curious is there is a tool or process that can identify and/or eliminate obvious peaks and valleys in a DEM. I have looked into smoothing but I am interested in keeping the original sharpness ...
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DEM Elevation Units

I'm fairly new to the GIS world, and have a quick question. I'm currently using 10.1. I do not know much about rasters, so does transforming a DEM from one projection to another automatically convert ...
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When to use IDW vs Kriging Interpolation for DEM creation?

I'm trying to create a DEM using point data spaced very regularly about 10m apart. The area I am interpolating is an educational facility with many flat parking lots and football fields but still has ...
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Estimating sunlight hours from slope, aspect, and latitude

I'd like to estimate annual sun hours (or insolation, or solar radiation) for 4 points, 1 each on the four sides of the summit of a hypothetical flat-sided mountain. I have slope and aspect for each ...
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How to Create Cost Surface Raster for Least Cost Path Analysis?

I have a DEM raster and would like to carry out a cost path analysis. Among other factors such as slope, proximity rivers etc. I would also like to take elevation into consideration. According to ...
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How to perform a Cost Path analysis in ArcGIS 10.1?

Is it possible to model the easiest pathway through a landscape between many points (rather than just two)? I want to carry out a cost-path analysis, I would like to display the easiest pathways ...
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generate subcatchment starting from a DTM [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a plug-in in Quantum GIS, which can help me to generate subcatchments starting from a DTM. Thank you very much!!!
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Create DEM from cartosat stereo pairs?

I have two carstosat stereo pair images. All i need to do is to extract DEM from those. So, i tried it doing with OSGeo4W. but i didn't succeeded in it. So IS there any other softwares or opensource ...
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How to get the subbasin area of each specified river segment?

I have a DEM file of one district, and I have used those following tools in spatial analyst tools in ArcGIS 10.1 to get files related to the original DEM file: Fill Flow direction Flow accumulation ...
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NASA ASTER DTM - what is its datum? What are the elevations relative to?

I have downloaded some data from http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gdem.asp I would like to relate the elevations to some coastal data which is estimated to a specific ordnance dataum. Can anyone tell ...
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How to: script convertion from SRTM to 3D printable file?

Given a STRM3.tiff file as input. How to convert this STRM.tiff file into a 3D printable file ? which I may load into most 3D printers' sofwares. My objective is to print some terran, lunar, or ...
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determine the catchment area from dem or hillshade [duplicate]

I want to determine the catchment area of river from hillside. Is there a plugin that I can use in qgis ?