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 extract elevation from .HGT file?

I want to asign a specific long/lat position on a map the elevation from SRTM3 data files, but have no idea how to find the specific value. So I want some example of how I can find in N50E14.hgt ...
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Why does GPS altitude jump sometimes?

I am currently developing a little application in Android which uses GPS. When i click a button i start to record a "track". If i walk around i save my position every second into a file. This works ...
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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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Exporting DEM-derived rasters to CSV from QGIS?

I have been able to import into QGIS a set of raster topographic maps and the associated DEM raster maps. It registered the two for me. From there I have calculated the associated slope raster map. ...
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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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How to correlate raster map and elevation data?

I have been provided with a set of raster maps. Thanks to another helpful user here I have been able to acquire some elevation data for the same region from gis.utah.gov in asc format. Now I need to ...
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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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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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Programmatically download (seamless) NED tiles?

I used to download 1/3 arcsecond elevation geotiffs from extract.cr.usgs.gov using web services. But a few days ago, that stopped working, probably because USGS reorganized their site. I tried ...
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What are common methods for converting raster digital elevation data to vector contours?

In researching this I have found many references to the opposite, creating elevation data from contours, but nothing regarding contour creation. Preferably, I am looking for open source solutions like ...
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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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How to calculate an hypsographic curve of a raster trhough a DEM

I am using Arcgis 10.1. I have a MODIS raster from the NSIDC website with a pixel resolution of 500 m and an attribute table with the fields 'VALUE' (as the code of snow, clouds, etc.) and 'COUNT' (as ...
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Raster: How to get elevation at lat/long using python?

I was wondering if anyone has some experience in getting elevation data from a raster without using ArcGIS, but rather get the information as a python list or dict? I get my XY data as a list of ...
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PostGIS - Calculate progressive distance between points on a GPX path

I am attempting to build an elevation profile using PostGIS-PostgreSQL only. I have imported GPX data in my PostGis database, so now I have a table full of the GPS coordinates of the track and the ...
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Cartographic technique for detailing a 'Focus Area'

I'm working on updating a planning document. Whoever was in charge of cartography last time around used a great technique to identify and showcase focus areas (where to focus money and effort for ...
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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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Elevation correction ASTER GDEM2 (+10m)

My ASTER GDEM2 has a average elevation error of -10m for my area. (I testet it using 90 defferential GPS reference points and compared it with old Topo25, SRTM, and GoogleMaps). I would like to ...
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How to calculate an elevation profile for a polyline in arcgis 10 with spatial analyst/3D analyst?

My elevation data is a floating point tif. I have a road for which I need to calculate the elevation profile, but I can´t see the tools to do this. Can I do this with ArcGIS? yours, Rob
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What is the best colour-ramp to use for elevation?

This is maybe rather subjective as it concerns style, but I would like to have a few decent colour ramps for my DEM when it is layed over my hill-shading. I have created the Swiss hillshade model as ...
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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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Why does QGIS Profile from Line tool give me the same value for every point?

I'm trying to make an elevation profile with QGIS's Profile from Line plugin. But when I do, the resulting points all have the same value: -32,767. I'd like to know what I'm doing wrong. My elevation ...
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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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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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Process to load elevation data into Oracle 11G

We have the National Elevation data set from USGS and considering loading it into Oracle (11G) database. Can someone help with the process/steps?
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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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Why does only one of three elevation rasters display correctly?

I downloaded a selected sub-set of the USGS National Elevation Data (NED) using their online GUI. This download came in the form of three files. The names of the files are 61471006, 61471006_2, and ...
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Mosaicing LIDAR files in ArcGIS 10

I have a number of LIDAR files (the extension is .adf). When put together, they show the same area (each shows one part of it), so, before I do anything else with them, I would like to combine them ...
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How to find locations on a conditional search [closed]

Hope you can help I have a set of points evenly distributed to 500m intervals, and stored elevation. I want to find from a given location any other point with the lowest elevation within a 1,000m ...
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ESRI ISurface.GetElevation is extremely slow compared to GlobalMapper

I'm using ISurface.GetElevation on a Raster to get the elevation for a specific lat/lon. I have to do this for a huge set of datapoints. Currently i'm testing with a dataset of 10.000 items which ...
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How to create a profile with profile points at discrete altitude intervalls, e.g. each 10 m

In both SAGA and QGIS theres a profile-from-line-function that does a nice job of creating profiles. But there's no way to control the altitude spacing. Any ideas for workflows that would allow me ...
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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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How to get the altitude of the vector shapes from DTM raster layer?

I have a vector layer containing thousands of vector shapes/polygons and a raster layer with DTM. Every shape has its own OBJECTID in attribute table. I would like to get the altitude of every shape, ...
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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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How to read GeoTIFF using PHP?

My current pet project involves creating a web service that uses the CGIAR SRTM worldwide elevation data set. Each request to the service will query for elevation data from a small geographic area. ...
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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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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 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 Desktop?

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 ...