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

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SRTM elevation data question

I have a question concerning the SRTM elevation data (http://srtm.usgs.gov/). As a little thought experiment, assume I want to build a 3D model of the earth's surface as a point cloud. The earth's ...
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Using Arcpy, how can I determine min and max elevation from a raster DEM layer within my current extent?

Using Arcpy, how can I determine min and max elevation from a raster DEM layer within my current extent? I'm currently using Data Driven Pages to centre the layout on each feature extent. I need to ...
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Creating a Slope Map Using Contours

I am trying to create a slope map. I have many contour elevation files. I tried to use the slope tool in Arctoolbox, but it calls for raster files and I'm working with vector data. Any help with this ...
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digital elevation model data help?

I know little about geographic data. I am trying to get a file of elevation data for the United Kingdom so that I can import it into a CAD program and convert it to an *.stl or *.dxf format. I ...
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“US NED” OnEarth JPL NASA Tiled WMS working?

I am working on developing a computer software application that displays a 3D terrain based on the 30m elevation data for USA. I am using the OnEarth JPL NASA Tiled WMS for fetching the elevation ...
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Is convention to denote Building Elevation with respect to ground or sea level?

Have a query on shapefile. I have a shapefile containing a number of polygon features representing buildings. I am trying to extract the elevation of the building. I would like to know if the usual ...
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Creating a DEM from CAD contour polylines

Is it at all possible generate a digital elevation model raster from CAD contour polylines with elevations? I am using straight AutoCAD 2014, not Map3D or Civil3D. I was able to bring the dxf of ...
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Adding shapefile elevation data to dted

I am a newbie to QGIS. Currently trying to augment a dted raster value file with vector shapefile(polygon) containing height of buildings. Have converted the shapefile into raster via rasterize ...
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Obtaining average value around polygon in raster for different cross sections?

I have elevation data in a raster, river (blue line) and the flooded area (black polygon) as shown in the image below: I want to find the water depth in the flooded area (inside the black polygon). ...
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What dem data are Flex Viewers using to create elevation profiles?

I asked a similar question a year or two ago here: Can Elevation Profile data in Arc's Flex Viewer 3.0 be exported? which appears to not have an answer. Another question regarding the Flex Viewer ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Viewshed not using Z Value?

I'm currently trying to produce a line-of-sight map of a tower with no results. Every time I run the viewshed tool, the program uses the base Z value of the DEM. I use the DEM Raster for the ...
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QGIS - Obtain elevation profile [duplicate]

I wish to obtain a bathymetry profile along the selected path (Google Earth calls this feature "elevation profile". Can QGIS 2.2 provide this? I created a layer using the WMS service to load the ...
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QGIS Bathymetry Display, Bathymetry along a path [duplicate]

This post has two related questions. I am new to QGIS or any GIS software so please forgive me if the answer is obvious. I wish to view the Bathymetry point for any given coordinates (e.g. as I move ...
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How to obtain a DTM/DEM from DSM

I need to obtain a grid of bare ground elevation (removing all edifices, trees, roads and man-made elements) for quantitative geomorphological analysis from a high resolution (1 m) DSM obtained by ...
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Problem with Elevation Profile Graph

I have a problem when creating the elevation profile using 3d Analyst. I have a DEM and a polyline representing a a highway route consisting of several line segments that I have manually combined. I ...
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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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Why not measure elevation from the center of the earth?

In trying to understand Geoid vs Ellipsoid height, I ran across this page. One of the claims is: Zero elevation as defined by Spain is not the same zero elevation defined by Canada ...
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How to query DEM elevation values in a web application based on cursor/click point location?

I work for a city government that has LiDAR derived DEM rasters which we would like to make accessible to other departments in the city. The problem is that many departments don't have anyone with ...
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Read Elevation from 1/3 Arc-Second NED .tif or .img

I'm trying to read multiple elevations from a USGS 1/3 arc-second IMG / GeoTIFF file. A sample of the files is available here (5 MB): http://tdds3.cr.usgs.gov/Ortho9/ned/ned_13/img/n43w108.zip I can ...
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Combining several rasters before r.surf.contour?

I have been trying to generate an elevation model from contour lines using first v.to.rast.attr and then r.surf.contour. Generally, it works pretty well, execpt for one issue. My data contains a lot ...
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Make a Ground Mask raster with the Greater Than tool (DEMs are generated from LiDAR)

I'm trying to see if I can replicate the Esri solar suitability site example from this article. I fail on the creation of the binary ground raster. I have made a Bare Earth raster from LiDAR ground ...
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Bringing GIS data into Minecraft

A little off the beaten path...: Denmark has built a 1m:1block Minecraft World using real GIS data. Here's the home page, in Danish: http://gst.dk/emner/frie-data/minecraft/, and an ArsTechnica ...
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Find minimum elevation along a polyline and return xy or point?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 and Python IDLE 2.7.2... I'm trying to find the minimum value of a polyline with a raster layer and turn that LOCATION into a point. I put everything together in model builder, but ...
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How to give elevation information to a polygon feature class using existing TIN file ? (geological mapping)

I'm an ArcGIS 10.1 user. My issue: I have a printed form of a map which depicts geological bodies being surface rock occurence. Additionaly, there are elevation contour lines. I digitized the map by ...
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difference of reference plane/Plane Height / Z factor in Surface volume calculation?

I have a TIN surface with Minimum elevation 25 m and Maximum elevation 140 m. I want to calculate surface volume in different elevation between 25 and 140 meter. I wonder for example If I want to ...
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Global height data as polygons — Natural Earth doesn't have it?

I love the bathymetry data from Natural Earth. I've been looking for the last few days for the same basic data but for land. I'm trying to find general elevation shapefiles, as polygons. I don't need ...
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How can I make a reference plane to measure surface volume?

I am looking to make a reference plane like the links below. I want to measure surface volume of an area in different elevation layer. I just need to know how to make the reference plane in ArcGIS ...
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How do you convert SRTM HGT elevations from WGS84 into meters above sea level?

I am building a JavaScript script that reads binary HGT files - as generated by the SRTM - and converts the data into bitmaps viewable in your browser. You can try out the script and view the source ...
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Extract ground elevation from a path of lat/lon

I have a set of Lat/Lon points and I'd like to know the actual ground elevation of these points. I have access to Global Mapper, Google Earth, AutoCAD Civil 3D. Could somebody suggest the bets way ...
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DEM difference looks like a hillshade

I wanted to find the elevation difference between 2 DEMs. When I got the data, I had to georef one image and had to aggregated it too because their cell values do not match. I also tried to resample ...
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What information, Open Attribute table of stream segment shows?

I have delineated the watershed from DEM data. I have converted the stream segment(raster) to vector lines. In the attribute table of this vector lines, there are 3 columns, CAT, VALUE, LABEL, what ...
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Wrong sorting of elevation classes QGIS

I'm a totally beginner with QGIS and maybe I have a very easy problem, but I can't help myself. I got an elevation shapefile with classes of elevations like that: 1-100m, 101-200m, ... When I try to ...
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how do you identify ridges on an elevation raster?

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to extract or differentiate between ridges and hilltops from 10m elevation data using ArcGIS 10.1? Any advice would be ...
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Looking for (nearly) worldwide elevation data

I know the raw ASTER and SRTM datasets. Is there any error corrected version available? Or did anybody already combine the data? At least the ASTER data often misses tiles for costal regions (if there ...
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How to display an elevation profile and store the DEM elevation back to the KML line?

When I draw a track in Google Earth, for example along a road, I can right-click it to "Show elevation profile", and it displays a 2D plot of distance vs elevation. However, if I save the KML, the ...
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DEM Elevation Units

I'm fairly new to the GIS world, and have a quick question. I'm currently using 10.1. I do not know much about rasters, so does transforming a DEM from one projection to another automatically convert ...
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Elevation and point data

On arcmap 10.1, I have elevation data that is shown as contour lines (polylines) i also have point data showing the distribution on certain animals. I want to run some kind of statistical analysis to ...
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How to map flood areas from a set of points containing surface and height of water?

I am working on the damages made by the typhoon Haiyan. I use QGIS 2.0 with extensions and toolbox, and MapInfo. I have vectors, rasters of the place. I want to map the flood area along the ...
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How to paint area below certain elevation, using no coding and Google Maps, Google Earth, Bing

How can I show the area below a certain elevation, using Google Maps, Google Earth, Bing Maps or similar end-user application, and no coding? Thanks in advance
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How to Create Cost Surface Raster for Least Cost Path Analysis?

I have a DEM raster and would like to carry out a cost path analysis. Among other factors such as slope, proximity rivers etc. I would also like to take elevation into consideration. According to ...
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Is there demand for a higher resolution alternative to GPS tracking in the GIS market?

If there was an alternative to GPS that provided higher resolution tracking, what applications would there be for it in GIS? Note that this means higher resolution, but not necessarily higher ...
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Elevation off Road in ArcGIS/Python

i'm using the Modelbuilder in ArcGIS 10.1 to calculate pixels depending on their slope and distance from the road. The third necessary task is to find out, if the pixel is upwards the road or ...
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ArcGIS10 Highest point via polygon features

I am using ArcGIS 10.0 with 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst and Military Analyst. I feel like I am halfway to solving a problem but do not seem able to completely solve it. I have a polygon shapefile ...
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arcGIS observer point analysis: Exceeding maximum allowed points amount not exceeded

I need to make an observer points analysis (3D analyst tool). I have a shapefile of 22 points, so I divided it in 2 layers of 11 each as the maximum points allowed is 16. However, as I launch the ...
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How to change layer transparency without changing border lines?

I have a raster image of elevations. I have added a vector shapefile that contains local political divisions. I want to keep the elevation colors, but I want to keep the black lines representing the ...
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What's the difference between hypsography and topography?

I've recently come across some data that has been labeled "hypsography". I looked it up and it sounds like topography. But this data source has data labeled "topography" separate from its ...
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Buffer analysis - use of surface area based on DEM

I have one problem and this is that I would like to create a buffer around point. This is simple with ArcMap using the buffer tool. But is it possible to create the buffer considering also the true ...
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What is the highest obtainable resolution of FREE elevation data in the UK?

I am seeking closure with this question guys. I am aware of various sources of free elevation data ~30+ m, and I have been searching for higher resolution FREE data for a while now. This already ...
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How is elevation and altitude measured?

According to my watch that claims to measure altitude, as far as I can see it says that in Stockholm Sweden the altitude is 170 meters but can that be right? How exactly can we know that 0 altitude in ...
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How to determine elevation of points in shapefile from second shape file using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am a bit new to arcgis and have run into a snag. I have a series of points in a shapefile that only have x and y coordinates. Additionally I have a series of other points in a separate shapefile ...