The vertical distance of a point or object above or below a reference surface or datum (generally mean sea level).

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Referencing DEM tif to MSL using GDAL?

I have a single band DEM tif representing elevation. How can I reference it to a datum and convert it to MSL altitudes? I'm using GDAL command line tool but don't know where to start. I looked at ...
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How to find lowest elevation change using raster data and w.r.t muliple polygons

I am trying to complete a spatial analysis which yields areas (parcels of land) which are comprised of polygons (in an attribute table) that correspond to the lowest land slope regions or smallest ...
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Where to get free seafloor elevation for Galapagos Islands?

I'm trying to find seafloor elevation around the Galapagos Islands. Something with resolution 30 - 100 meters. Or just shaded relief for this region.
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How to show a 2.5D surface of raster above terrain layer in Cesium?

I'm developing an web application that will show surfaces of rasters and terrain. These rasters are on GeoTiff format. I learned from example cesium can show image overlays earth surface. The ...
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How to select lines affected by sea level rise?

I'm doing a part for my master's thesis where I'm trying to find out which sites located near the coasts of Sweden that will be affected by sea level rise. I got a DEM with height data and have to ...
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Creating an elevation profile along a KML road based on ASC files

I want to make the elevation profile of a road in KML. I've found this online tool but its does not gives accurate elevations. I already have .asc files of the whole area that includes the KML route ...
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Averaging elevation for fishnet points in ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I have a problem with adding average elevations for fishnet points. First of all I surveyed an area boundary of 16km2 using total stations. I got nearly 800 points to finish the boundary in this way. ...
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How to find elevation highest and lowest for a state or city

I am trying to find out the highest and lowest elevation for these types of geographical areas: continent (lots of ways to get info) country (lots of ways to get info) state (for the US states no ...
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How to calculate mean elevation in a DEM between a specific interval?

I have a DEM with different elevations between 100 m & 3828 m. I just want to calculate mean elevation higher than 1500 m? Can I do that?
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contour lines/ basement contour extraction

My purpose: getting out area between elevation contours (like b/w 600m and 700m). The contours could either be elevation ones or the basement contours. I got elevation contours using spatial analyst ...
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How to create an elevation profile in google earth from a kml?

I have a KML file of a stream that I originally created as a line shapefile in ArcMap (one stream extracted from a larger watershed data set). I need to create an elevation profile of this stream. ...
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Calculating median elevation for local authority areas using OS Terrain 50

I haven't been able to find anything that could comprehensively help me with my problem. I want to calculate median elevation for UK local authority areas. So far I've taken the OS Terrain 50 data ...
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Get Elevation of XY points [duplicate]

I am working with ArcMap 10.3. I have imported DEM files. When I imported the files they had the extension of .DDF. I would now like to be able to take a list of XY coordinates and, for lack of a ...
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Reading 1/3 arcsecond DEM data using C++?

I am writing my own application to use and present elevation data. So far, I've been easily using the three arc second SRTM data presented in ArcInfo ASCII format. But now I'm looking to use the ...
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Does USGS 3DEP data use a hash or checksum?

I'm downloading some USGS 3DEP elevation data, e.g., the file at the following URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/563afea8e4b0d6133fe7357b The "ID" of this file is given in both the URL ...
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Convert EGM96 gps elevation to WGS84 ellipsoid elevation.

I have GPS elevation data (300k points) in EGM96. These points are located on the East US coast. I realise i need to work out the difference between the EGM96 and WGS84 ellipsoid in this region to ...
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How to find roads with similar incline?

I have no prior GIS experience, so please bare with me. What I'm trying to do is find a road (or a portions of road) from one country that is similar to another road(or portion of a road) from a ...
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How do I know topo layer contains DEM-altitude? ArcMap 10.3

How do I know if a topographic layer contains DEM-altitude? ArcMap 10.3
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Obtain free DEM data of South China

Is there any free source of Digital elevation model of China with the resolution of 30 meters or better and vertical accuracy of +-5m. Something along those lines
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I have many points (the points have elevation) I want to remove some points that are too close together

How I can select points in a buffer (just each buffer) and among them choose a point that having more elevation? (in ArcMap) (Each point can be in several buffer and as each buffer can have multiple ...
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Interpolate temperature data (shapefile) using R

The answer below solved my fist question, so I edit my question as follows: I have a shapefile given with the attributes lat, lon, elevation and temperature. So far I have a script that interpolates ...
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How to add hypothetical values to a raster?

I have to create Non-Regulatory Products for a few FEMA regions. Right now I am working on the 'Increased Flooding Scenarios' where you add a hypothetical value to the existing Base Flood (1', 2', and ...
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Elevation profile of river in R

I would like to plot the elevation profile of a river (shapefile, single line) in R. How do I extract the elevation values (from a DEM .tif, for example) for the river line. I tried clipping but that ...
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Get rivers from a DEM raster

I am new to spatial analysis and even newer to hydrology. I have a 30arc DEM elevation raster and I was wondering if I can use it as an input to get the approximate presence of rivers in a ...
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QGIS estimate height of feature vertices from TIN

I have a TIN representing a digital terrain model, and another polygon layer representing features (e.g. building outlines) which is assumed to 'sit' on top of the DTM. How do I calculate the ...
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Download of very detailed DEM files for Portugal?

Operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit. QGIS Version: 2.13.3 which I installed via the QGIS.org website. I need contour lines for a small area in Portugal. I saw a guide posted here: http://planet....
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Elevation data from floating point DEM in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have acquired a DEM from local municipality. It is a float point DEM, and the elevation of each pixel is represented as simply "pixel value". What would be the correct work flow to convert this to ...
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Which is better for measuring actual ground elevation, NED or SRTM?

I know that NED DEM layers are created using mainly Lidar point clouds and that the SRTM derives its data from shuttle-based radar. I have both of these loaded into QGIS and can see that over my study ...
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Google Earth Polygon surface area to follow the curvature of the earth model

Question: When drawing a polygon in Google Earth with latitude, longitude and elevation values at each node, how do you ensure that the surface area of the polygon also represents the desired ...
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How to get the most accurate elevation reading for the ground floor of a building?

I am looking into a way to calculate the elevation of the ground floor of many buildings in a study area. My plan is to run the building centroids against an elevation grid to get an elevation ...
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Free Digital Elevation (Terrain) Model of Europe or Germany

Is there any free (or not expensive) source of Digital elevation model of Europe or Germany with the resolution of 10 meters or better and vertical accuracy of +-5m or better?
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How do I extract elevation data from a DEM using points I have in a CSV?

So I have a CSV with a lot of fields. The first 3 fields are the ID, longitude, and latitude. I have already converted to decimal degrees, and said to display XY data. (Is there something else I need ...
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I have a .adf file and want to select an elevation range [closed]

I'm super new to GIS. I downloaded a USGS 30m resolution map of a bay, and now I want to specify all areas that are between 0m and -30m elevation. I need to find where a defined area contains 0 and -...
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How to create buffers having regard to topography with QGIS

I want to create buffers of 25 kilometers around points in a point-shapefile with QGIS. My problem is that I don't need an air-line distance of 25 km around the points, but a "real distance" having ...
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How do you identify cuttings / crevices from a DTM or DSM using ArcGIS?

I am trying to identify where cuttings and crevices exist by using a DTM or DSM. My ultimate aim is to find where roads and rail lines sit within a cutting i.e. the land either side of them is higher ...
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Setting elevation data for tie points in Pix4D

I am currently working in Pix4D and am trying to assign elevation data to my selected tie points. I have aerial images taken using a camera with GPS from an aircraft and am working with a fairly ...
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Discovering highest point in area using QGIS?

I'll preface by saying I've never used or even heard of GIS software previously, so I'm sorry for being very clueless. My goal is to find the highest point in Highgate (in London, England). I have ...
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How do I assign elevation labels to a custom set of points in QGIS?

Im trying to create topographic surveys using georeferenced images from a drone and a DEM/orthomosaic which has been created using Photoscan. I've managed to create contours and label them with ...
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Importing DXF - Polylines with elevation data

When importing a DXF file (containing 3D contour data) to QGIS, none of the various methods described elsewhere are retaining elevation data as an attribute. e.g. DXF2SHP, GRASS v.in.dxf, opening ...
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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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Elevation Profile Google

I am creating a longitudinal profile in Google Maps. For this, I created a function that lets you draw a line and when it disappears just drawn. So far there is no problem, but when I return to view ...
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Intersect elevation interpolated from CAD file in ArcGIS

I have two datasets - contours and vector (water, roads,...) Vector layers were used as breaklines to generate the contours. Then the contours were generalized a bit. For quality check I need to ...
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Making DEM from contours without elevation data?

I got a shapefile with contours, but no elevation data is present. We can assume as known info, that the contours mark elevations at known steps (say, 20 m). Is it still possible to restore the ...
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Generate TIN from elevation data in Python (no Arc)

I would like to generate a 3d terrain model of an area, and I am stuck on creating the TIN (which I will convert to an STL). I know there are plenty of ways to use ArcGIS, QGIS, 3DEM, and various ...
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Getting elevation readings at any lat,lon from shapefile with scattered irregular points

I have a set of x,y coordinates, each of which I'm trying to get an elevation reading for. The elevation data source, however, is not a regular grid, but consists of a shapefile containing scattered, ...
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How to find a point with highest elevation in area using ArcObjects

Is there a way to find a point with highest elevation in specified area by using ArcObjects? Let's say that I have a raster with DEM and I would like to establish some areas of interest in this raster....
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Determining Min and Max elevation in Python using GDAL? [closed]

I have a DEM file and shape file of specific area ,and i want to Create a module in Python that writes name of each area which is shows in the picture, with the greatest differences in altitude on ...
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How large is the entire ASTER Global DEM on disk?

I see from various online sources (including GIS.SE's own How to download the entire ASTER GDEMv2 dataset?) that the ASTER GDEM has 22'000 tiles, each 1°×1° and 3601×3601 pixels (each pixel being 16-...
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Regarding Atmospheric correction and Elevation DEM Projection system

I am trying to conduct atmospheric adjustment of Landsat 8 image bands using 6s algorithm (i. atcorr grass gis tool). It seems, in the input section, an elevation raster map should be provided. In my ...
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Changing height/interpolation/shape of raster layer

I am kind of a beignner in ArcGIS and thought about and googled this problem for two days now. I am working in ArcScene making a 3D visualization of a bedrock surface of a town. I have a polygon ...