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 to download the entire ASTER GDEMv2 dataset?

On October, NASA released the new ASTER GDEM global dataset (30m) and I have been wanting to get my hands on it. The only problem is that it takes forever to download and I do not feel like drawing ...
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How to get an elevation profile for a gps track?

I'd like to get a reasonably accurate elevation profile for a track recorded with a GPS (which often has very unreliable altitude data and occasionally none at all, depending on the model.) Does ...
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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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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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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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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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Elevation profile sample point algorithm

In generating an elevation profile, samples from the underlying raster must be taken. If the objective is to create a profile of maximum quality, how should the locations of sample points be ...
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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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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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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 calculate Topographic Ruggedness Index in Arcgis?

Does anyone know how to calculate Topographic Ruggedness Index in Arcgis without access to command line arcinfo workstation? "The topographic ruggedness index (TRI) is a measurement developed by ...
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Is there an online tile-based elevation service?

I am working on an application that requires the elevation at a given lat/long coordinate for lots of closely spaced coordinates along any given irregular path. (The path is a trace of a ...
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How to get the elevation of the areas in a raster file from SRTM?

I have an SRTM elevation map. How do I get the elevation of each point in the map? I am using GRASS. Is there a GRASS script to do such?
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Distribution of Human Population with Altitude

I recently found Joel E. Cohen and Christopher Small's work on hypsographic demography, i.e. the distribution of human population with altitude. Does anyone know of any other research in this area? I ...
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buildings shadow areas calculation

is it possible to calculate shadow areas of buildings or simulate shadows of buildings in a city using e-cognition software, with the DSM of the buildings and the sun angle and azimuth known?....if ...
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What is the smallest contour interval possible when derived from a DTM?

I am converting a 2m DTM to contours, and would like to have the smallest interval possible. Is there a theoretical limit, or even a rule of thumb for defining contour intervals based on the ...
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shadow simulation from buildings

is it possible to use hillshade function in ArcMap to calculate shadow areas of buildings or simulate shadows of buildings, using DSM of the buildings and the sun angle and azimuth?
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How to load National Elevation Data into a WMS server?

We have an application that can pull WMS data from the National Elevation Data set (NED) and use it to perform a number of run-time calculations. We have been pulling it from NASA JPL WMS servers ...
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Code to calculate elevation profile along line from a DEM

Given a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) say in and a line (x1,y1) --> (x2,y2) (paired coordinates (x,y)), how can one calculate the elevation profile or cross-section projected on that line ? I am ...
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Where can I download 1 arc-second elevation data for Canada other than Geobase?

Can someone suggest a source for Canadian elevation data better or equivalent to 1 arc-second? I have a good data source for Ontario but for other provinces folks often recommend Geobase which claims ...
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Where to download free elevation data for Europe?

Where can I find free elevation data for Europe? Please mention the available resolutions and terms of use when posting a source.
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Converting GPS heights to AHD heights

I was wondering if there is a way to convert heights that are logged from a normal bluetooth GPS to AHD heights.
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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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seeking “Available Sky” implementations

I'm looking for implementations of an algorithm called "Available Sky". ArcGIS (Spatial Analyst or GRID) is preferred, but solutions in GDAL, SAGA GIS or others are perfectly acceptable. The ...