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

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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 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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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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Huge x,y,z dataset into oracle, possible?

I have 200 .xyz files containing 1500000 points each. Is this possible to import this dataset to oracle? It makes a total of 300.000.000 points!!! Background is I want to improve a FME script that ...
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Converting Geocentric to Geodetic

I am only looking for a confirmation of what I believe to be true. If my explaination or conclusion is not accurate I would appreciate it if the reason can be explained to me. Background ...
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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 manually edit 16 bit GDEM elevation data on a Geotiff file

I'm building a virtual 3D terrain scenery using both satellite imagery (google maps satellite) and elevation data from GDEM Aster elevation data (geoTIFF format files). My problem is that the ...
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What functionality exists to calculate Cut and Fill for excavation?

Does qgis have the ability to compare and quantify existing versus proposed elevations?
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Elevation graph from GPX file

I've got many GPX files in the following format: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <gpx xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" ...
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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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What is Trinity High Water?

This question may be off topic, in which case I apologise. I have a problem where water level is important and I have two water levels defined, Trinity High Water and Mean High Water springs (MHWS). ...
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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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Reading National Elevation Dataset (ArcGrid/GridFloat/IMG) with python only tools

I've found high precision elevation (1/3 - 1/9 arcsecond resolution) data from the National Elevation Dataset provided by the USGS. It comes int IMG, Arcgrid, and GridFloat formats. I know ArcGrid ...
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Kriging values greater than the most extreme value of the input layer?

I'll admit I don't understand kriging to the fullest. Yet, I've read that the weights should add up to 1 as in IDW and Natural Neighbors. However, surrounding the biggest elevation points of my ...
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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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Obtain all elevations points from a raster DEM

I need to obtain all elevation grid points from a raster DEM. I see the steps required as: Read in raster DEM (Arc Info Binary Grid format). Create subset area using Points2One (see triangle area ...
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What function should I use to assess the degree of elevational change (rocky cliffs etc.) of a DEM?

I have a DEM of my research area and I want to assess how the topography/elevation changes. I am specifically looking to see what areas may be good suitable bat-roosting habitat so I am trying to ...
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How to convert to Australian Height Datum from Google Earth elevation?

I am trying to figure out how to convert from Google Earth elevation to Australian Height Datum (AHD). Google Earth's elevation / altitude is based on The vertical component (altitude) is measured ...
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Add Surface Information in 3d-analyst

One of our guys is using the "Functional Surface->Add Surface Information" feature in 3D-analyst tool in ArcMap 10.1 to add elevation data to an XY list. It's the only feature we're using from the ...
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Corpscon6 reliability

I've been blindly using Corpscon to convert from NGVD29 to NAVD88. Have any of you kind folks found issues with your outputs?
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How do I get rid of this thin band between raster layers created from TNM?

After hitting my head against the table for many days, I'm humbly presenting myself to the QGIS community. I downloaded 4 IMG files (1/3 arc second, elevation data) from The National Map on the USGS ...
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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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How can I get the elevation of a point in openlayers?

I want to know if it is possible to obtain the elevation of a point with some type of control of others. I am painting a linestring with a series of coordinates but I need to know the elevation of ...
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How to get elevation with LibGeoTiff?

I'm trying to get an elevation profile from a geotif file ( downloaded from http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/). I downloaded the libgeotiff library but i can's see any function that can return an elevation ...
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Help obtaining nodata information for ASTER datasets

Is there any way to determine what the nodata value should be, in a set of geotiff images that do not have the 42113 tiff tag ? I am trying to get elevation information, programatically in c++, and I ...
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Change ellipsoid reference for altitude in a DEM

I have DEM data stored as RGF93 (Lambert-93) for lat/lon and NGF-IGN69 for altitude. I'm trying to change the reference ellipsoid for the elevation data (ultimately to NTF, but WGS84 would be fine to ...
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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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How can ASTER elevation data be converted to a CAD model

I am trying to convert ASTER elevation data to a 3D CAD model using only opensource software. I have tried using different file formats but I have been unsuccessful. I use QGIS for my GIS work and ...
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Where do I find official summit elevations found on USGS topo maps?

I'm creating topo maps for my day hikes guides for national parks. I've already done one for Glacier National Park. When I was working on summits, I downloaded the data for Montana from GNIS and when ...
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How to extract elevation data Google Earth?

How do I extract multiple elevation values for a particular area in Google-Earth all at once? I've only been able to manually pick them one by one when I enter the long. and lat. for each point.
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Elevation statistics for a given Area

I am attempting to determine the best way to calculate the Minimum and Maximum elevation for a defined area. The area is defined by an IPolygon The elevation is defined as an ISurface Possible ...
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How can I programmatically project the Z value of a z-aware feature point, using ArcObjects in .NET/C#?

I discovered the following code leaves the Z coordinate of featurePt untouched: // if not WGS84 project it if (!SpatialRefsEqual(featureSpatialRef, srWgs84)) { // featurePt here is a Z-Aware ...
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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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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 ...
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Lidar Elevations Data

I am trying to acquire a method of detecting sub cm elevation without manually measuring from the field. Can LIDAR data produce this for me? Example: A 1500 foot long pipe conveying water from one ...
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Find lakes on an elevation raster

I would like to know if there is a way to identify lakes based on an elevation raster (like SRTM or ASTER)? As far as I can understand, it would mean identifying any cell below the elevation of ...
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Can WMS be used to get a local copy of raster data?

I have tried reading up on WMS on wiki and other sources but haven't managed to get my head around a couple of points. 1) Using WMS is it possible to get a local copy of the raster data (say a tiff ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I find out the sea levels?

I have following elevation data of a region (the higher the altitude, the brigher the points): How can I find out, which areas are filled by water, and which not? Can I assume that if the ...
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How to update the Z value using an UpdateCursor?

I have created the following script to mimic the ArcGIS 3D Analyst tool, FeatureTo3DByAttribute, which creates a 3D copy of a 2D feature class and sets the Z to a specified attribute. import arcpy, ...
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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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Performing viewshed analysis with Dutch AHN files in QGIS?

i downloaded the new (dutch hight data) AHN files, and was trying to perform a viewshed analysis at some point near UTRECHT. The plugin (grass plugin) works ok, i tried it before with a dem map. ...
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Check if a polygon is at one elevation

I have a polygon (pond) and I need to ensure it is at one elevation. I have converted all vertices of the polygon to points, used summary statistics to determine the range in elevations and if the ...
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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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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

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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Orthogonal Height Profile along line (sextante -> v.segment, r.profile?)

While trying to find a way to find "valleys/ridges" within a DEM, I'd like to know if there are tools, plugins or "methods" known or available to automatically generate height profiles along a given ...
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How can I calculate elevation from relief?

I have an SDE Raster that displays relief, but I want to display elevation. How would I go about doing this? I would really appreciate any advice or direction on how to do this.
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How to read elevation data from WMS response?

I am trying to get elevation data from the tile received from USGS server. I query the data using Image Format image/Png. When I read the data I get color values. I need to know how to read the ...