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Which method is better for display terrain in OpenLayers?

I want to display terrain in OpenLayers. So, I tried to use dem(.img) and convert it to dem(.jpg) on QGIS. But, the effect is very bad. My expected effect is (This picture is captured from google ...
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Correcting for local topography in calculating TRI from DEM in ArcGIS

I'm currently investigating the use of different equipment in calculating TRI from elevation data using ArcGIS. From the methods available (http://gis4geomorphology.com/roughness-topographic-position/)...
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How to add image(.jpg) to OpenLayers?

This is my website for test: http://www.cv.nctu.edu.tw/shapefile-js-openlayers/ol_simple.html My dem data is (.jpg). var inProj = new OpenLayers.Projection('EPSG:3826'); var outProj = map....
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gdal_grid - fails to find layer and field

I'm using gdal_grid for the first time and get this issue: gdal_grid -zfield field_3 -l layer0 OLEX-LAT-190952014.vrt OLEX-LAT-190952014.tiff ERROR 1: Failed to find layer 'layer0' on datasource '...
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How to resample a DEM from GCS to UTM with respect to reprojection bounds parameter?

When reprojecting a DEM (e.g., SRTM-derived 1-arc DEM) using PCI Geomatica for example, to constrain pixel size and maintain a square pixel you can either change the image extent or the number of ...
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How to do a flood simulation without flooding the whole area and covering surface structures (with DEM)?

I have a high resolution DEM and want to do a flood simulation starting at a river. My hope is that the water runs into historical (now dry) river channels (in which I'm interested in) at first and ...
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GeoserverTerrainProvider plugin displays faults in elevation tiles

I try to display elevation data using the triple Geoserver/Openlayer3/Cesium. It seems I have the same problem than http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25936968 and for now, I can not get a working ...
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How to resample a 30m DEM to a 100m slope raster properly?

I need to resample a 30m DEM to a 100m slope raster. Do I just resample the 30m DEM directly to the 100m slope raster? or, do I convert the 30m DEM to a 100m DEM and then create a 100m slope raster ...
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How to calculate RMSE, skewness, and kurtosis of raster image?

I'm doing a project to analyze the impact different interpolation techniques plays on DEM accuracy. In order to do so, I need to calculate the RMSE, skewness, and kurtosis. I have: an original ...
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GDAL rotate DEM

Is it possible using any of the command line GDL tools such as gdalwarp, etc to perform a rotation of DEM data - a GeoTiff for example? Anyone know how to do this? UPDATE1 After clearing out ...
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How to decrease elevation values of DEM using open source GIS sotware? [closed]

I am newbie in QGIS, but I was wondering how to decrease elevation dem DEM using QGIS? Can QGIS do that? Or anyone of you can tell me any open source GIS software to perform that?
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QGIS Interpolation on Curved Grid (River DEMs)

Hi QGIS experts out there, I have an very hard task I want to do in QGIS (or another open source GIS program). I have point data for river bathymetry (depth). I have been creating digital elevation ...
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Downloading free DEM for Scotland, UK?

I need a DEM file for Scotland, UK. Do you know where I can get it from for free? I need to create a watershed for an area of study.
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Raster Files Sizes from Point Data Extremely Different

Using ArcGIS 10.1. I created rasters from several groups of point rasters using the Point to Raster tool. All of the points groups are similar size and extents. The first group of points had a file ...
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Burning road network into DEM?

Does anyone have any suggestions for burning a road network into a DEM? I have a python script written up for this executing this in ArcMap, but I would love to hear if anyone knows of any freely ...
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Not able to load a DEM raster into Spatialite

I am using Spatialite to store a DEM raster with terrain values (GMTED2010 from Nasa). To be more precise, I am using the version: spatialite_gui-1.7.1-win-x86.zip plus rasterlite_load (...
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Convert Whitebox .dep to ArcMap DEM .tiff?

I am having difficulty converting my whitebox raster float file to an ArcGIS raster file in ArcMap 10.2.1 I followed the protocol outlined at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/Help/...
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How to extract elevation values at line start and end points from a DEM?

I am new to the whole gis-experience and need your help working with QGIS. I have: DEM raster with heights (3d) line-shapefile which contains the rivers (2d) I need: heights for "start" and "end" ...
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Disable Mosaic Overview Information When Using Identify Tool

I have a created mosaic datasets using elevation data. When I add this data to ArcMap and use the identify tool it brings up information about both the footprint and image. At full extent the ...
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Retrieving heights of buildings using remotely sensed data (except lidar)

How can I get the height values of buildings from a certain sector a city without going into the field to collect data? Is there anyway to do via satellite imagery, SRTM, ASTER GDEM or any DEM for ...
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ArcGIS, mosaic first or calculate first

I'm working a set of 30meter DEMs (~40 DEMs) for New England. I've seen a lot of debate on whether to work with (A) the individual DEMs first, and then mosaic the final raster calculations together, ...
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How to subtract out the slope (in general) of a DEM?

I'm searching for a solution process to subtract out the slope of a DEM like this: I have a high resolution DEM and want to reconstruct historical/old/not active parts of a river. The problem is ...
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mosaic dem with multiple coordinate systems

I'm sure this is a basic question, but I'm struggling to mosaic multiple DEMs (~40) into one large raster. The DEMs are 30m NED rasters from the NRCS data gateway, for the New England region. They are ...
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Assessing Flood Hazard Risk Zones using DEM

My Question: What is the best effective way to quickly estimate flood hazard risk areas using DEM data? Ideally I am looking for guidance to move forward and perform this process over large areas (i.e....
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DEM from contours

I have problem to create a DEM from contours. I know it is very simple but I can not make it work. I tried everything but nothing has happended! The shapefiles I've got are a con_lin and a con_pol ...
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Extract DEM and DTM information from LIDAR image using E-Cognition

I´m trying to extract DEM and DTM from a LIDAR file. Currently, I rasterize the image but don´t know which algorithm I need to apply to obtain the DEM and DTM information in different models to be ...
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Finding depressions in LiDAR DTM? [duplicate]

I would like to find temporary moist areas based on terrain surface shape (depression) directly from an airborne LiDAR DTM. Could you help me to find some tools or algorithm to solve the task?
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Where can I find open source bulk US DEM or imagery?

I am looking to create terrain hillshading for my maps that contain a small region of the US. I intend to show about eight to ten states at a time (at about ~1:5,000,000 scale). It has been some ...
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how to extract elevation data using a DEM

I have digitized an LULC layer from satellite imagery, now I want to extract the elevation data from it. I have obtained DEM images from SRTM amd ASTER. How do I proceed?
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downloading DEM for free

I need to download a DEM in WGS format for Nepal ( around 86 degrees longitude and 27 degrees latitude), that can be exported to a GIS as raster for analysis. Does anyone know of any good, free data ...
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Relocating & resizing complex shapefile with OpenSource Software

(please excuse my poor english) I do have a polygone shapefile of an archaelogical site with elevation data of 10cm steps and I dont get hands on the raster data as it was collected by the drone. My ...
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How can I smooth or resample a DEM to find steep roads?

I am trying to find sections of road with steep gradients. My process is: pull a linestring from Openstreetmap data resample it to create a point every 10 metres look up the height data for each ...
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Problem or ERROR in converting from raster to vector!

I wonder if anyone could help me out, i am kind of a beginner at QGIS. I´ve built a DEM for a project that i am developing than i´ve made the slope raster with the terrain analysis,it seemed that ...
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byte swap a mosaic raster

I'm getting into trouble to byte swap a raster. I'm using two DEM rasters that I mosaic using the function "mosaic to new raster". The new raster I get is called "mosaic". The cell range then shift ...
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Along a line create profile/cross-section lines then extract elevation points from them

I know that maybe this question has got an answer, but I need to extract elevation data from a line of a defined length (p.e. 300 meters). Also I want the software (QGIS or ArcGIS) to draw this lines ...
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Building heights above DEM through field calculator

I have a series of building polygons which I would like to convert to a raster illustrating their height. I have the building heights but not their elevation above sea level datum. I have the ...
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Adding items to DEM in QGIS

Working with QGIS and Grass I would like to produce a ZTV. I have the bare land DEM happily ready to go but would like to add buildings and woodland to the calculation. Can anyone please point me in ...
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How to calculate percentage of selected area from DEM?

I am working with elevation data and performed a local operation to convert it from meters to feet. I am interested in finding the area (expressed in percentage) that is above 4000 ft, but I have ...
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Learning about bathymetry?

Besides reading about bathymetry, I would like to work on some hands-on training that I can learn about bathymetry. Is there any good bathymetry out there that I can get some training with the ...
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Looking to fine the average slope within a polygon [duplicate]

Question not a duplicate.. please help; I am using ArcGIS 10.2 (not open source software) and I have a high resolution DEM, 1.0m resolution, and I am looking to find the average slope and range of ...
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How to fill sinks in DEM with specific amount of water

I identified the sinks in my terrain based on the DEM (grid) by using the 'fill'-tool and substracting the original DEM from the filled DEM. I also identified watersheds as well as flow paths. Now i ...
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Digitizing contour lines from paper maps using QGIS?

Is it possible to give digitized altitude lines (from paper map) heights using QGIS?
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How do I convert a TIF to EPSG:3857

I'm trying to convert this TIF to EPSG:3857, but when I run: gdalwarp -of GTiff -s_srs epsg:4326 -t_srs epsg:3857 -co "tfw=yes" original.tif converted.tif I just get a black TIF do you know what I ...
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Calculate Height Data From Three Known Points

What's the best way to calculate "height" (snowfall, actually) data from three surrounding locations? For this example, I'm looking to arrive at a "close enough" snowfall value at point A by ...
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hillshade and slopeshade geotiffs fail to convert to new projection using gdalwarp

I'm trying to convert my three DEM products (colour, hillshade and slopeshade; the latter two generated using gdaldem) from EPSG:4326 -> EPSG:3857 using gdalwarp, via the command: gdalwarp -of GTiff -...
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ArcGIS are two rasters the same? - including null values

I am working on a task to calculate Height Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) - that is the height above the nearest point along the flow path that is on a drainage - not the geographically nearest ...
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How to create a raster tiff (dem / heightmap) from a mesh of xyz points?

I have to create a terrain heightmap(raster tif preferably) from mesh of xyz ungridded points(in geographical coordinates), I tried taking min and max of bbox of mesh and making width & height by ...
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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- ABS(...
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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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Which raster resolution (DEM) can I get out of lidar data with variable grid width?

I have ASCII files in *.xyz format and want to generate a DEM out of it. According to the information about the data the *.xyz files are containing variable grid widths - from 1 meter to 4 meter. ...