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

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What function should I use to assess the degree of elevational change (rocky cliffs etc.) of a DEM?

I have a DEM of my research area and I want to assess how the topography/elevation changes. I am specifically looking to see what areas may be good suitable bat-roosting habitat so I am trying to ...
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filter / generalize elevation points on the basis of some conditions

I wanted to generalize many elevation points in a rectangular area (about 700 square km). I need to take about 3 points for square km. These points must satisfy some conditions: One of these ...
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Calculate maximum and minimum elevation for a polygon layer from a DEM [duplicate]

I have a polygon layer and would like to know the min and max elevation within each polygon. My elevation layer is a digital elevation model. I'm not quite sure how to extract that information. I am ...
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Hydro-Enforced/surface constraint DEM Creation using GRASS/QGIS

I am wondering if there is a way to create a hydro-breakline enforced DEM by means of any open source solution? I am able to create a DEM from Lidar data using GRASS, but would like to enforce some ...
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How to extract coordinates & elevations of boundary cells of a DEM

I am using a 50mx50m grid irregular shaped DEM file.I have to work on the boundary conditions. How do i extract the cell locations ( in x,y coordinate ) along the boundary edge and consequently find ...
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ArcGIS Raster Symbology - Break contour at 0

In ArcGIS 10, how can I break raster symbology (stretched) at a particular value (i.e. 0). For example, I have a DEM representing both topography and bathymetry and I want a break at the 0 m contour ...
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How to increase resolution of DEM rasters?

Thanks to the fine folks here at the GIS SE, I have managed to batch process a load of ASC files into raster hillshade TIFs. However, while they look fine on screen, when printed they are very ...
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Put color for raster data(aspect.tif) on QGIS1.8.0

I create aspect.tif from DEM file. I could put the values(0 to 360)from contrast enhancement. I could set color from color map(freakout or Pseudocolor). In here, the data is shown by only 4 colors. I ...
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Is there any accuracy difference between standard DTM editing tools like DT Master and automatic removal of artefacts using ERDAS?

I would like to know whether there is any accuracy difference while editing DTM points using standard photogrammetry software like Inpho DT Master and automatics removal of artefacts in ERDAS imagine. ...
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How to remove terracing from Civil3D GeoTIFF export?

I've received a GeoTIFF DEM that was exported from Civil3D and at every contour there is a distinct terrace created when I process an aspect or slope in QGIS with the GRASS plugins. I've looked ...
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Batch processing DEM rasters in QGIS/GDAL

I am attempting to add relief shading to map using .asc raster files, following this tutorial. It works well, but I have only tried it on single tile of raster data which is 20x20km. I want to ...
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Import Civil 3D DEM to ArcMap or QGIS

I have some survey data exported from Civil 3D in both dtm and dem formats. I thought the I would be able to use the dem more easily, but I think the format is different from a USGS DEM. Is it ...
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Arcpy: Counting number of segments where altitude rises or decreases based on DEM?

I have a DEM of Sudety mountains and linear .shp with several hiking paths. I'm trying solve one problem: How to make a script based on input DEM and input line shapes that would count number of ...
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How to generate a DEM from isolines and spot heights?

I have two shape files containing height information of a certain area and I need to create a raster DEM with GRASS using them. file 1 consists of height information in contours (isolines) file 2 ...
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Open source tool to view DTED and DEM raster-data

I am new to GIS field. Is there any open source GIS tool to view DTED and DEM tiff-files? Update 1 I have some DTED files and DEM files. I want to open and see those files using some open source GIS ...
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How to calculate te area between contour lines on a DEM with QGIS 1.8?

Does anyone know how to calculate the area in km² for each altitudinal band (between 100 and 200, 200 and 300...) based on a DEM? I added the contour lines with a distance of 100 metres but could not ...
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Orthogonal Height Profile along line (sextante -> v.segment, r.profile?)

While trying to find a way to find "valleys/ridges" within a DEM, I'd like to know if there are tools, plugins or "methods" known or available to automatically generate height profiles along a given ...
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Calc bottomline of valleys

Which way do I calculate bottomlines of valleys or even more preceise: which way do I "find" valleys (for example suggested tectonic faults). Sample below shows a height profile (profile from line) ...
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PostGIS interpolation / triangulation options

I'm looking for an open source workflow to automate DEM construction. We have a series of sites that fall within a LIDAR dataset. We want to create site specific DEM's for each site, and we're ...
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QGIS to support hydraulic engineering projects [closed]

What is DTM in hydraulic projects? and what is application area of QGIS ?
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Exporting DEM-derived rasters to CSV from QGIS?

I have been able to import into QGIS a set of raster topographic maps and the associated DEM raster maps. It registered the two for me. From there I have calculated the associated slope raster map. ...
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Is it possible to create DEMs from ORT format in QGIS?

I recently requested DEMs for my area of interest. The data has however arrived in ORT file format - how do I create DEMs from this data in QGIS? When I open the files in Notepad there are three ...
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How to ensure uniform colour for DEMs?

This is a silly question, but one I've been trying to figure out for a while. I have two Aster DEM tiles, one next to the other. How do I ensure uniform colour for both?
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Where can DEM data for all of British Columbia be found?

Is there a website or server from which a DEM covering all of BC can be downloaded - preferably at 1:50K scale? GeoBase has tiles for 1:50K and 1:250K, but they do not provide it as a mosaic. It's ...
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Can I sell maps produced from ASTER Global DEM V2 data?

I don't quite understand the term-of-use of ASTER Global DEM V2 data: By selecting 'Submit', I agree to the following: -I agree to redistribute the ASTER GDEM only to individuals within my ...
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Create DEM from stereo pairs?

Does ArcGIS Desktop or any of its native extensions allow me to create DEMs from stereo pairs (acquired by satellite, GeoEye 1)? If the answer is a clear no, brownie points will go to an answer that ...
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gdal doesn´t support my *xyz file

I have just exported a tif DEM to XYZ format with SAGA GIS. When I check this with gdalinfo it states that the format is unsupported? Seeing as I converted this with saga gis which used gdal I find ...
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Problem merging two rasters in Qgis

I have two rasters in Geotiff, same CRS. I tried to merge them and I have this error code ERROR 4: `C:/Anita_Tepoztln/Rasters/e142.tif' does not exist in the file system, and is not recognised as a ...
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How To find the Catchment Area for a Dam?

I have a DEM of my study area, and polyline shapefile of the Dams in that area. I have run the standard Hydrology tools on it( Fill, Flow Direction & Flow Accumulation). I know that you can ...
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Driver Error : DTM to Raster using GDAL_GRID

I am looking to interpolate a DTM (eventually over 4,000 DTMs) that is in a personal geodatabase format. I would like to do this in as few step as possible, eventually writing a batch script to do ...
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How to know if flow accumulation map reflects true catchment areas?

I have calculated flow accumulation (img file) using this DEM (img file), which is 0.5 degree resolution, using arcmap. I am wondering if the cell accumulation value can directly be translated into ...
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Can I burn stream network into DEM using DEM layer only? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to ‘burn’ a stream network into a DEM layer in ArcGIS 10? I am doing hydrology modelling and I want to calculate the run-off. In order to do that,the model which I ...
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How do I find location of minimum value within a buffer (around a point)

I have a digital elevation model (DEM) with a point location defined. I want to locate the lowest height values at a set distance from this point. I envisaged creating a buffer around the point ...
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Programmatically download (seamless) NED tiles?

I used to download 1/3 arcsecond elevation geotiffs from extract.cr.usgs.gov using web services. But a few days ago, that stopped working, probably because USGS reorganized their site. I tried ...
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How to calculate terrain Curvature?

I have an elevation raster and I would like to get some basic terrain variables, such as slope, ruggedness, aspect or curvature. The problem is that I don't seem to have the possibility to calculate ...
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Merge DEM and Hillshade to create one file?

I am wondering if I could merge DEM and Hillshade ? What is the pro and cons for that? Thanks
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Problem Visualizing 3D Terrain Model - USGS DEM

I recently downloaded a GeoTIFF 1 arc second from the USGS National Map Viewer. I added the raster to ArcScene and attempted to visualize the data in 3D. I set the Base Height to Floating on a ...
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Is there a way to clip a raster using a vector polygon without having Spatial Analyst?

I have ArcView 10 and I'm trying to clip a DEM (TIFF) to a wilderness boundary (polygon). I know ArcView won't let me do this without Spatial Analyst, but I don't have $2500. I tried exporting my ...
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arcgis python window VS pywin32

I have problems while using the ZonalHistogram function in Python. It seems to give strange results, while, with the same code run in arcgis' python window everything works fine. I am trying to study ...
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Where to acquire free elevation data for Thailand/Bangkok?

I am in the process of writing my thesis on flood hazard preparedness and forecasting in South East Asia, specifically Thailand. My analysis requires a medium resolution (even better, high resolution) ...
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Extraction of DEM from netCDF file into ASCII XYZ format

I need to extract a DEM of a waterbody from a netCDF file so I can ultimately convert the DEM into xyz format. I'm not sure how to go about doing this, and so far, I have tried to create raster layers ...
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Using Latitude and Longitude with SRTM3 DEM file

I am new to working with DEM files but have a need to be able to work with SRTM3 DEM files to calculate elevation given a Lat,lon coordinates. I understand from reading the documentation that the ...
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How do I intersect DEM and a polyline?

I'm working on Qgis, I need the longitudinal section of a river. Thanks
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How to calculate an hypsographic curve of a raster trhough a DEM

I am using Arcgis 10.1. I have a MODIS raster from the NSIDC website with a pixel resolution of 500 m and an attribute table with the fields 'VALUE' (as the code of snow, clouds, etc.) and 'COUNT' (as ...
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Generating TIN from DEM using MacOSX/Unix tools?

I'd like to generate a 3d terrain model moving from a DEM dataset (currently in shp and GeoTIFF format). As far as I understand it, the first step of the better path would be generating a TIN, but I ...
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Looking for literature on correcting one DEM with another

I am looking for some scientific papers (any language) according how to deal with the correction of one DEM with a other (such as ASTER with SRTM). Any idea? Thanks!
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How to compare two DEMs and show their difference?

I want to compare my DEMs (ASTER GDEM2 and SRTM4.1). I know, that the GDEM has some extreme "holes" with totaly wrong elevations (I found 3 of them in my working area). Now I need to know, if there ...
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How to manage null values in QGIS

I made a merge of several AsterGdem blocks near Egypt and Israel. I have portions of the Dead and Mediterranean Seas. Since near Galilea elevations are below sea level this makes the following problem ...
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tools from Geospatial Modelling Environment in ArcMap model [closed]

How to extract raster DEM elevations to vector attribute tables in ArcGIS 10? Can GME tools be used in model for publishing a tool on web? I want to use it in integration with other tools in ArcMap. ...
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DEM local adjustments - terraforming

I'm looking for software that can perform local adjustments in DEMs with tools similar to paintbrushes used in graphics editing programs but streamlined to respect geomorphology. To give you an idea ...