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

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Has anyone used ArcGIS for 'automatically' detecting lineaments from a high-resolution (1m) DEM?

I have a set of DEM's produced from LIDAR data. I am wondering if anyone is familiar with or knew of any published research papers which looked at (semi-)automatically detecting lineaments /or ...
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OS terrain 50: .vrt from zip files

I tried to follow what was suggested in How to use OS Terrain 50 in QGIS, but I got the following problem: in spite of being generally able to generate .vrt files using gdalbuildvrt from unzipped ...
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Building a DEM with both a raster and vector points

So I'm struggling here, trying to get a decent DEM for the Azores Islands because I want to include bathymetric data on it. I have a raster with elevation for the islands (land) with a 30 meter ...
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Add a dam to DEM in ArcMap

I followed the instructions how to build a dam by whuber (How to build an artificial 'dam' across a river?) "draw a line segment" "compute the Euclidean distance to this line segment" ...
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Blend overlapping DEMs using Open Source / Python

I'd like to blend edges of overlapping DEMs such that the join is a smooth transition (for use with InSAR). Apparently the best interpolation kernel for this, according to the literature, is thin ...
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Problem with Flow Direction in DEM

I have the following problem with Flow Direction Tool in my DEM and with such wrong calculated flow direction in the centre of DEM I am unable to delineate any watershed. What can I do?
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Command line tools to generate elevation profile from DEM + GPX/GeoJSON

I'm looking to generate elevation profiles from a number of GPX traces (which I also have GeoJSON conversions of). I have 20m resolution DEMs of the area, in GeoTIFF format. Ultimately I want to ...
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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 ...
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Creating one DEM from multiple ASC files

I am struggling with this several days and now its time to ask how to do it in QGIS. I have very detailed 27 ASC grid files with overall size of 9 GB created from 1m contours of large area (600 m2). ...
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Calculate surface elevation from DEM of pit and known volume with which it is being filled

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a DEM of a pit. I have a known volume of material that I want to put in the pit. I want to know what the elevation of the flat surface of this material will be ...
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Merge overlapping DEMs with irregular boundaries

I have a 10m DEM covering part of a state, a 20m DEM covering the whole state, and a 90m DEM covering the whole country. How can I merge them together, getting the best quality available in each area? ...
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Adjacent DEM files have narrow triangular gaps when joined

Newbie here. I've downloaded several DEM files from GeoCommunity which correspond to adjacent regions. When I join them together to form a larger relief map there are triangular 'gaps' on all four ...
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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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Applying colour ramp to DSM in ArcGIS using real elevation values as colour cut-offs?

I have a topo-bathymetric lidar DEM that I need to construct a CSR for in ArcGIS 10.3. I know how to make colour ramps and personalize them, but I'm wondering if it's possible to make a ramp based on ...
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Acquiring Digital Elevation Models for Argentina from commercial providers

I'm interested in obtaining Digital Elevation Models for areas in the 20,000 acre range, as I use them to create contour maps for agriculture. The USGS Earth Explorer has a wonderful free DEM ...
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Wanted: A rather large DEM

I am looking for a rather large DEM --- on the trillion cell scale --- to run some tests on. So far, I have found: 200 billion cells: The SRTM Global Dataset 30m DEM 120 billion cells: The National ...
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Fixing undesirable lines between tiles from SRTM contour line extraction?

I'm trying to make a South American topography map based on SRTM data on QGIS. The problem is a visual one. If the topography contours are extracted from individual SRTM tiles, it results a little ...
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identify and calculate area of valleys

I have a shape file (points) that contains the coordinates of a number of cities in a mountainous area (valleys separated by mountain ridges), and a DEM of the area. I would like to calculate the ...
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3D model to DEM, maintain volume?

Bit of a challenge here which I've been grappling with for some time. I'll explain my full work flow so you can reproduce if needed. I'm creating virtual landscapes in Google SketchUp which I ...
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Mosaic DEM has large pixel when displayed in ArcMap?

I created a mosaic dataset in ArcMap 10.2 from tiles of ASTER DEM's at 30m resolution. I am attaching the image of what my export looks like. You can see that there are extremely large, alternating ...
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Combining multiple DEMs into one file geodatabase

I have multiple file geodatabases (approximately 240) each contain a DEM. My issue is taking the DEM from each and putting it into a single file geodatabase without alot of mind numbing work. ...
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High Resolution Terrain Data for the Philippines

Where can i download Philippines terrain data that is better than the 30 m ASTER global dataset?
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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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How to efficiently drape vector data over a DTM

I have ~100 million 2d vector topographic features (lines and polygons) in an Oracle 12c database. I have 20 billion xyz points in an Oracle database table as number types - the points cover the same ...
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Error 5 Pixel type must be FLOAT32

I am trying to create a DEM from topographic contours vector. I have already sucessfully created a raster using the interpolation plugin. Firstly, I don't know why or how to ccontrol the output ...
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Extracting DEM from IFSAR

i have this IFSAR data (.img) and i dont know where to start. how do i extract DEM from this data? Do I need to go through a Remote Sensing software (ERDAS or ENVI) or i can simply use ArcGIS? and how ...
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How can I manipulate the number of points visible according to scale?

I've gotten trillions of points extracted from a DEM and they are to be labelled. It's fine at scales such as 1:500 but it gets too cluttered especially if I need to make maps of this with scales up ...
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infer the altitude from a DTM & finally provide it to point / evincere la altitudine da un DTM & finalmente fornirla a dei punti

I would like to complete a point vector's table with Z data. I am not able to take Z coordinate from a dtm (downloaded from ...
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Drawing boundary through DEM of glacier valley using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to calculate/draw the boundary extent in Glacier valley with the help of DEM. Can you please guide me which is the best tools in ArcGIS and steps to calculate.
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DTM Extraction/Smoothing in ArcGIS

I have an .las file, intended to be a DTM (bare earth) that I generated from a photogrammetry software package that has come out just a bit too lumpy. I now have the license for that software tied up ...
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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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Whats the best way to create bathymetric contour lines?

I have a raster dataset with both Topographic and Bathymetric stored in it. What is the best way to create exact contours of the lake-bed? This becomes tricky when I want to make the contour for depth ...
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How many function templates can be applied to single image service in ArcGIS for Server?

I am trying to minimize space used on our server by producing a single image service for each county in Maryland. However, I need to display 6 different derivatives for each county: DEM in feet, ...
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Displaying DEM raster in QGIS

Using Raster>Analysis>DEM to display hillshade produces the message "gdaldem.exe had stopped working" so I asked the community. I'm new to QGIS, and I now realise after a little experimentation that I ...
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How to limit a specific area in order to have a topographic 3D map using MatLab?

I am using MatLab, I want to build a topographic 3D map, I am following this guide, I have been doing the steps listed on the section Draping Geoid Heights over Topography, and I do not have any ...
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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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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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Creating tiling scheme to get multiple extents before gridding elevation data

Looking to create 1 degree by 1 degree tiles with pixel overlap to get extents before I start gridding. So basically I would like to have a shapefile of the tiling scheme with extents before having ...
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Generating continuous aspect surfaces from DEM with QGIS

I'm trying to extract aspect surfaces from different DEM sources at different resolutions in QGIS. I've had success working with SRTM-derived grids (3-arcseconds) and am trying to perform the same ...
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Inserting ground control points in ASP NASA?

I am using PLEIADES stereo images and  the Nasa software : Ames Stereo Pipeline (ASP) in order to generate a Data Elevation Model (DEM). In addition to that, I have some ground control points and I ...
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Turning simple raster file into DEM?

I'm using QGIS LYON 2.12.1, and I want to turn a plain gray scale raster file (that I got from Google search) into a DEM. The aim is to apply the DEM (terrain models) function to the newly created ...
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How to create a numerical mask file with the elevation points of an area with QGIS

I'm using QGIS and I have to create a mask file (.txt) as an input for a hydrological model. The file should be a numerical grid map that represents the elevation points of a catchment area, like the ...
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Why does the flow direction tool in ArcGIS desktop give wrong output (unique values from 1-255)?

I ran the flow direction in ArcGIS, and received unique values ranging from 1-255. I know that these values are wrong, and should be along the lines of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, etc multiples. The DEM is ...
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Calculating flow distance of pixel from outlet using R?

I have created these raster files for a river basin: DEM Flow Direction Flow Accumulation Also, I have another raster with values of rainfall. All the 4 rasters have same spatial extent, ...
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How to orthorectify an image from a hilly region without sensor parameters but with DEM and some GCPs in ERDAS or ArcGIS?

I have a raw raster image from a sensor, but do not have the possibility to obtain the sensor parameters. However, I do have a (older) reference ortho image and a DEM with good accuracy. Both are ...
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QGIS - .vrt DEM layer only partially goes to hillshade

I am using QGIS 2.12 on Macbook Pro running on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have six adjacent DEMs of the 7.5-minute quadrangle size (National Elevation Data or NED, I think). I loaded them into a ...
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What is the usefulness of the angle and direction of the sun parameters in hillshade?

These parameters refer to the angle as of elevation and direction of the sun hypothetically to the hillshade but why does that must have any importance?
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Calculating aspect in flat areas in ASTER DEM with ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an analyzed aspect surface from ASTER DEM 30m resolution in ArcGIS 10.2. But it shows many aspects in flat area.Normaly it must calculate this are as flat (-1). How can I resolve this problem? ...
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How to extract area information from a raster based on a DEM or contour lines

I have a raster representing the distribution of a specific land cover type - the raster values are 1 for where the land cover type is present and 0 where it isn't. I also have a DEM with 5m ...
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Whitebox GAT not starting under Windows 10 - General JAVA or Whitebox problem?

I am currently running the DEM preprocessing on a relatively large (50000 km2 at 30 m resolution) and steep DEM. The objective is to extract the stream network and some morphologic attributes (e.g., ...