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

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Using GDAL to read dted files

How do I get the elevation at a certain point using gdal to read in a dted file? I don't see much useful information out on the web. I'm sorry I should have been more specific. How would I ...
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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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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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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 do I add elevation data to a GeoJSON line from a GPX file?

I understand that elevation can be added as an optional third value in Coordinates (lat, long, elev) in a geojson file, but I can't find a way to actually do that from a gpx file. I've used ogr2ogr to ...
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How to get elevation of a coordinate given a dtm file out of a PostGIS?

What would be the best way to get elevation of a coordinate out of a PostGIS database (SQL/plpgsql) given a GeoTIFF dtm file? Importing as PostGIS Raster (which seems more costly) and calling ...
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How to set the vector elevation in QGIS 2.8? [closed]

Can I set the vector elevation in QGIS? The version is 2.8.
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Converting from WGS84 Ellipsoidal Height to NAVD88 Orthometric Height

Is anyone aware of a way to batch convert or project elevation z-values from a point from WGS Height Above Ellipsoid (standard GPS height) to ortometric NAVD height using the GEOID03 model in ...
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What is the best option for web elevation profile using in-house DEM?

ArcGIS Server requires the advanced license for the 3D analysts extension. Are there any open source options? Thanks
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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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Generate elevation profile graphs for multiple line segments in shapefile?

I'm familiar with the profile graph feature in 3D analyst and I saw the stack profile tool as well. However, I'd like to generate elevation profile graphs for 137 line segments. I don't want to ...
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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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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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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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How to show elevation on mouse hover in QGIS?

I've got a DEM layer and would like to have the status panel in the bottom display the elevation in addition to the mouse coordinate. Can that be done? Using QGIS 2.6.1
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How to calculate the Vertical Distance to Channel Network in ArcGis?

In Saga there is the tool "Vertical Distance to Channel Network". Is there a way to produce the same data in ArcGIs? With con("flowacc" > xx, 1) I was able to create the Channel Network. I am ...
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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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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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Changing the Axis on a Profile Graph

I'm working on a map with forest trails and I want to get an elevation profile of them all individually. I have gone through and interpolated the trail layer with a DEM so that I can use the 3D ...
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How to create contour lines from point data using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 2.4.0 and I have a shapefile of points with elevation data and X and Y coordinates. I'm using windows 7 OS. The idea is to create a contour line SHP using my point data. My question ...
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Calculate mean elevation over a region

For the purposes of spatial interpolation, I have created a grid using "Create Fishnet" in ArcMap10.2 (I use the "label points", which have a spacing of 0,00833333 degrees). For every point (label ...
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How to obtain elevation value from given SRTM data on mouse click in web browser?

I need JavaScript code for obtaining elevation data from SRTM tiff image. I have used Google APIs, but I need for downloaded SRTM tiff image. (SRTM file is being loaded on a base layer, and both ...
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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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How to decrease elevation values of DEM using open source GIS sotware? [closed]

I am newbie in QGIS, but I was wondering how to decrease elevation dem DEM using QGIS? Can QGIS do that? Or anyone of you can tell me any open source GIS software to perform that?
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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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Where can I download 1/9 arc-second elevation data for the Hawaiian islands?

In same spirit as this question, I'd like to know where I can find 1/9 arc-second elevation data for the Hawaiian islands. The USGS national viewer provides 1/9 arc-second data for certain places, ...
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Downloading 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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Identifying south facing mountain land, above an elevation, within a slope range, less than fixed distance from major roadways

This odd question comes from believing that such an analysis is plausible in a GIS system. Only, I don't how to accomplish the various discrete steps implied from the Title, nor where to get a topo ...
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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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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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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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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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How to select a subset of a DEM in ArcScene?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 and trying to open a digital elevation model in ArcScene. I'm working on a project and got the DEM data from official sources which is quite huge. The resolution of the DEM is 1 ...
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Want to intersect a polygon of a certain elevation with a tin surface

so I want to generate a flood plain for a river in ArcMap. Basically this means that I want to create polygons with certain elevations above the drainage point elevation (870 m). For instance I would ...
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Web site to show GPX with elevation?

I notice that a GPX file contains not only lat + lon but also elevations: <trk> <name>Some route</name> <trkseg> <trkpt lat="50.64536" lon="3.05657"> ...
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Elevation profile 10 km each side of a line

How can I get an elevation profile for a band of terrain? The highest elevation within 10 km (on each side of the defined line) should be taken into account. I hope my question is clear. Thank you ...
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How to get the z(elevation) value from a rendered map at webgl(Qgis2threejs plug-in)?

I am interested at getting the z value at any lat and long i want. For example i have made a 3D map using Qgis2threejs plug-in and it showed the map rendered using three.js library. The elevation ...
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Learning about bathymetry?

Besides reading about bathymetry, I would like to work on some hands-on training that I can learn about bathymetry. Is there any good bathymetry out there that I can get some training with the ...
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QGIS Extract elevation data only for one country [duplicate]

Hye, Here a map built with (1) a shape file for country contour, and (2) raster from .hgt files with altitudinal representation. How can I only select the area corresponding to the country ? I found ...
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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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River flow downhill

I have polylines (rivers) with assigned elevations. I need to ensure they are flowing downstream and indicate which vertices are incorrect. I do not have 3D analyst, spatial analyst, or network ...
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What resampling technique should be used to reproject an altitude raster?

Does anyone know whether I should choose: nearest, bilinear, cubic or majority when projecting the WorldClim altitude raster layer?
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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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Select points with lowest elevations and same x,y coordinates

The problem is as following, I have a point layer with x,y,z coordinates. Some of the points have same x,y but different z. I need to separate points without duplicates (x,y) and in case there are ...
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Interpolate dxf polyline vertex elevation from DTM?

I am working on several autocad polylines (with several vertices...) that have the exact N,E coords but now I would like to add the elevation data for every polyline's vertices from a dtm. I thought ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...