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

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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 ...
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DTED/GeoTiff layer: Get elevation under mouse pointer

I have a simple desktop app with a map control. The map data that will be available to show will be either DTED files (Military Analyst's catalog / MADTEDLayer), or GeoTiffs (created by gdal). I want ...
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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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Adding elevation data to a network dataset

I am trying to add elevation data to my road network to more accurately calculate walking distance to and from schools. I have figured out how to do the network with out elevation, but for the life of ...
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How to make slope map from elevation map in Lat/Long?

I have an elevation raster map of the world, in Lat/Long. When I make a slope map, the results of the raster cells will be either 0, or values close to 90. The problem seems to be that the Slope ...
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Looking for smallish raster of global elevation data

I'm trying to find elevation data for the whole globe for a simple mapping application and I'm not having any luck. I really don't want anything fancy, just something like a 4000x2000 raster of ...
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Grass, Route Finding with Elevation Limits

I've got GRASS (7.0) installed and I "play" with it on ocassion since I am far from a GIS pro. What I want to do is to find all road routes from a certain point limited by distance (path length, not ...
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Computing the elevation angle of a GPS satellite with respect to the given receiver location

can anyone source an explicit formula for calculating the elevation angle for a GPS satellite as seen from a receiver. I can't seem to find one. Even a text reference would be great. I couldn't quite ...
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shapefile to gmt format

I have an ESRI shapefile of the contours of my study area, and I want to convert it into a format that is acceptable by GMT, so I can make an elevation map of my study area. Is that even possible? ...
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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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Making a subsurface TIN model

I had been very glad if any of you have time to help me. I am a student and currently writing a thesis. In this paper I will create a 3D model of a glacier, where I will show the internal structures ...
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filter / generalize elevation points on the basis of some conditions

I wanted to generalize many elevation points in a rectangular area (about 700 square km). I need to take about 3 points for square km. These points must satisfy some conditions: One of these ...
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Read .DEM (USGS) FIles with C#

I have a huge number of .DEMs and have been investigating how to process them into something useful. Does anyone know how, or even if it is possible to read coordinates and elevation data from ...
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Elevation Data not showing on Globe

Using ArcGLobe I'm attempting to display elevation data. I'm using Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) data and trying to load it in the following fashion. IRasterLayer rasterLayer = new ...
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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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High-level method for offline future road elevation data

I am new to GIS, so please do not hesitate to call me out in providing limited information. I have a .tiff Terrain (elevation) data file for the east coast of the US and a .osm.pbf OSM file for ...
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From track+waypoints to elevation profile with waypoints

I have a track and waypoints (1) imported in QGIS. I want to calculate the closest point from every waypoint to the track (2). Then, I want a table with data that allows me to draw an elevation ...
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find elevation for series of (lat,lon) combinations to make 3d model of earth with relief

I would like to say I am a complete novice to the world of GIS, so if I ask stupid questions or make strange assumptions, please point it out and I will try to clarify myself. I would like to make a ...
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Generate contour lines for big DEMs and import into PostGis

I've downloaded the SRTM DEM files for most of Europe, from both 3arc_v4.1 and 1arc_v3 versions. The first comes in 5x5 degrees tiles, the latter in 1x1. I can stitch them together with gdalbuildvrt ...
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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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Find Average Elevation - ArcGIS Desktop

I am working with 2 shapefiles. One contains the boundaries of a city, the other contains polylines representing the topographic features of the area. Essentially, the polylines make a topographic ...
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Project lines onto surface in QGIS

This question may already be answered so please point me in the right direction. I am designing a water distribution system for a rural village in Guatemala. I have created contours for the area. I ...
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Can I use the Google Elevation API for academic research (licensing)?

I would like to use the Google Elevation API to generate about 5 elevation maps for master's degree research on aircraft collision avoidance. The data would be meshed and used in simulation to ...
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best method for gridding or interpolating elevation data

I wonder if someone can recommend the best method for gridding elevation data in QGIS, GRASS or similar. The elevation data I have is collected along 1m spaced lines at approximately 1 reading per ...
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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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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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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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Read negative elevation data from NASA png tiles

I query NASA JPL service using query string. Response is a unsigned 16 bit per pixel png image and the values are elevation values in meters. Same is described in the capabilty xml of the layer as can ...
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Ranking Elevation using QGIS?

Can QGIS automatically find the lowest land-point in a country and when you would like to, find the second lowest, third lowest land-point and so on? And on that same coin, a software that could find ...
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Where do I get Elevation Data for Scotland?

So I am new here and I arrived here because I have been searching for quality elevation data for the entire Scotland but I have not succeeded yet. Kindly help if you know where to get the data Raster ...
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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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Help with technique to create contours from ASTER DEM in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I have the ASTER version 2 DEM of Cambodia. I want to use it to create 1m contours of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. If anyone has this already please let me know. Now, onto the problems: I am using ArcGIS ...
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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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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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Suitable raster format for elevation data with sub-meter accuracy?

I've got some elevation data represented in ascii gridded xyz-files which I want to convert to a conventional raster format. What's a bit special is that the elevation values have sub-meter accuracy, ...
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Topographical Elevations for Central Africa and Cameroon

I am using QGIS and I have been faced with the problem of topographical maps. From searching online I could only find data for the United States. Google maps offers elevation contours, however I am ...
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Displaying DEM with real elevation values in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to create a DEM with hillshading map in ArcGIS Desktop 10, but I'm getting the result with scale values between 0 and 254. How can I display the scale with the real elevation values? ...
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How to extract elevation information from contour lines?

I'm working with OS windows 7 and using ArcGIS 10.2 and I have a point shape, which I must extract elevation for every point in it but the only useful data is a contour line shape. Not sure if it's ...
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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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How to apply DEM elevation adjustment parameters?

I have a nice DEM, created from UAV data, which I want to process further in QGIS, my platform of first choice. In order to represent the evelation of each pixel correctly, I have to adjust the ...
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extract elevation values along a line using Google Elevation API

I note that there is the Google Elevation API. I see they have an example at the bottom showing an elevation profile for a line. Is there a premade service someone has put up on a website for me to ...
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Using SRTM data, how to get the coordinates of the peaks visible from a location?

Using SRTM data and a coordinate-altitude database of the peaks, I want to get the coordinates of the visible peaks from my location. I want to make an application similar to this. How is this ...
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Calculating slope over distance from raster

I am sitting with an elevation raster, trying to produce a calculation for slope angle. I have a cell size of 2,-2 and I am trying to figure out how to calculate cell value difference between adjacent ...
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Read height data from Meridian 2

I'm having difficulties reading the Gridded height data (OS Meridian 2). I'm loading with OSGB 1936 reference system but have trouble finding the lat/lon data for each point. i.e.I open the attribute ...
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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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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 ...
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QGIS elevation and relief shade

I am trying to generate a map with terrain and elevation in QGIS and as a beginner I have followed tutorials on how to generate contours and hill shades succesfully. However, I don't know what are the ...
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QGIS - Level curves - Voronoi Polygons

I am facing a difficulty in QGIS (2.8.2): I have three layers: layer 1: layer with points layer 2: layer of level curves (contour lines) layer 3: layer of Voronoi polygons obtained from the points ...
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How can I create polygons for a 3D map from a DEM in grass/qgis

I have a SRTM 30m DEM of my area. I want to create a physical 3D terrain map from it (from felt, 3D printer, you name it). I have two questions about this process: With grass r.contour I created ...