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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
6 views

Calclulate the shade from a DSM and from sun elevation and azimuth angle

I have a mosaic of about 5000 tiles of aerial orthophotgraphy taken at different dates and thus with different sun angles. Furthermore, I have a Digital Surface Model (1 m resolution). My goal is to ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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. ...
2
votes
3answers
162 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
211 views

Handling mountain shadows when classifying Landsat 8

I'm trying to classify some area in northern Mongolia using Landsat 8 satellite images from 2013. Since the recordings were made in winter, the sun is very low at the acquisition time. Therefore there ...
17
votes
2answers
399 views

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 ...
25
votes
4answers
6k views

How to smooth a DEM?

I have a SRTM DEM and I want to create a shaded relief from it. I created the shaded relief in GRASS and the result is very nice, but a little rough becouse the area is near flat and the DEM is 90m in ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

World DEM vs ASTER Digital Elevation Models accuracy

I use DEM essentially to create surfaces on AutoCAD Civil 3D and then to create terrain profile views. I have been using mainly ASTER imagery from which I extract 2m contour lines in QGis and then ...
0
votes
5answers
114 views

How can I create a 10m DEM from the 30M DEM with me?

I am not regularly working in raster analysis. I have got a 30M DEM with me and I would like to create a 10 DEM out of that. Is it possible to do this using QGIS? and How? EDIT: I have got the ...
2
votes
1answer
421 views

How to get Drainage Divide and Streams from DTM

Does anyone know how you can get a map like this attached, having the digital terrain model? I'm sorry, but I do not know what is the exact technical term in English for them. I hope you understand ...
1
vote
2answers
360 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Processing LAS dataset in QGIS 2.8.2

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
41
votes
8answers
50k views

What is the difference between DEM, DSM and DTM?

I am listing some of the acronyms used in our work and had to stop to think about whether to list these together or separately. In some circles they are synonymous, in others they have distinct ...
2
votes
1answer
278 views

How to remove strange gdaldem hillshade artifacts?

I've downloaded 9 chunks of 1 arc-second NED in IMG format from the National Map. I'm trying to create a hillshade from them. I'm using: GDAL 1.10.0, released 2013/04/24 First, I combine them and ...
4
votes
6answers
2k views

shadow simulation from buildings [duplicate]

is it possible to use hillshade function in ArcMap to calculate shadow areas of buildings or simulate shadows of buildings, using DSM of the buildings and the sun angle and azimuth?
9
votes
3answers
181 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
264 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Where to download Mars DEMs and landcover?

I'm looking on the websites of the Mars Global Surveyor and the NASA sites, but all of the data is in jpeg or img form. Does anyone know where to find useful raster data sets for elevation and land ...
0
votes
1answer
192 views

DXF (points and lines) in QGIS - Doesnt import z coordinates

Trying to get to grips with QGIS, coming from a Mapinfo and Civil3D background. I have a DXF file with points (X,Y,Z) and lines. I want to open this in QGIS and use the interpolate plugin to create ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
244 views

Extract elevation data from Landsat / MODIS imagery?

Just curious, have anyone tried to extract elevation data from LANDSAT or MODIS imagery? So far, I came across one journal by Toutin who did so using adjacent LANDSAT 7 imageries. Results seem pretty ...
2
votes
1answer
118 views

Choosing the right parameters to interpolate a DEM from contours

This is my first question on the forums, so be gentle :) I have a 5 meter interval contour lines feature class which I would like to interpolate to a DEM. I am well aware of at least 2 tools ("tin ...
3
votes
1answer
541 views

“Topo to Raster” tool for QGIS?

is there any analogue of the ArcGIS "topo to raster" tool in QGIS? I need to creates surfaces from shp for some cases from points and for some from lines and this instrument is very convenient.
9
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
185 views

Simplified flood “model” / estimation from elevation data

The goal is to present an estimation of potential flooded area. But still keeping it simple. I know this will not be accurate. The question is: will it be good enough for at gestimate / rough ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
35 views

3D distance and topography

I have a set of points and want to find out the nearest distance to a water body (poly lines) taking into account the terrain and get a surface distance calculation. I understand that the way is to ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How to create contour lines from point data using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 2.4.0 and I have a shapefile of points with elevation data and X and Y coordinates. I'm using windows 7 OS. The idea is to create a contour line SHP using my point data. My question ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
153 views

gdalbuildvrt error when mosaicking SRTM data with different NoData values

I'm attempting to mosaic together 9 SRTM tiles downloaded from CGIAR to produce a DEM of Borneo. I'm using: gdalbuildvrt Borneo.vrt BorneoSRTM/*.tif where BorneoSRTM contains the 9 tif files to be ...
4
votes
1answer
72 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

qgis2threejs - rendered surface edges “bleed”

I am using qgis2threejs on some raster datasets representing different potentiometric surfaces of aquifers. The rendered 3D images from qgis2threejs have the edges of the surfaces "bleeding" down to ...
1
vote
1answer
276 views

Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction

Paolo I've got many rivers (polylines ZM) with a lot of height errors in Polylines 'vertices. Vertices' Z errors are not all equal in height (i.e. they are not all at zero height). I must create a TIN ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
39 views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
994 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Creating Digital Terrain Model from Digital Elevation Model using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I have a DEM and I want to create a DTM from that DEM. Is it possible to do this in ArcGIS?
0
votes
1answer
34 views

How to remove negative values from DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

i'm using (ArcGIS 10.1) and i want to remove a negative values from DTM in order to keep just a ground topographic surface.
2
votes
2answers
155 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Intermediate files disappear in ArcGIS 10.1

I am working with ArcGIS 10.1 creating some slope and aspect files. I do this: DEM_park = ExtractByMask(mosaic_name, park_area) and it creates the DEM_park file in a default gdb with a default ...