A hillshade is a grayscale 3D model of the surface, with the sun's relative position taken into account for shading the image.

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How to install mdenoise on linux?

It is suggested to install mdenoise via : wget http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/meshfiltering/index_files/Doc/mdsource.zip unzip mdsource.zip cd mdenoise g++ -o mdenoise mdenoise.cpp triangle.c ln -s ...
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Hillshade with too big pixels

I digitized some maps with isolines every 4m. I created a DEM and the Hillshade. But the hillshade has big pixels. I use ArcGIS 10.3. Is there something to be look out for that I might have done ...
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How to create composite hillshade?

The concept of composite hillshade is to combine multiple hillshades with different sunlight orientation to avoid blind spot. It requires to merge 3 hillshades images with 315⁰ (NW sunlight, default ...
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How to average gdal_hillshades?

For some unknow reason, my average of 3 hillshades is very dark : gdaldem hillshade input.tif hillshades_C.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az 315 -alt 60 -compute_edges gdaldem hillshade input.tif ...
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How to pass value of a band to and other band and change its value?

Using gdaldem hillshade, I get a one-band hillshade (download here, 2MB) : gdaldem hillshade crop_xl.tmp.tif Shadedrelief.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az 315 -alt 60 -compute_edges I currently can ...
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How to create transparent hillshade?

I get elegant transparent hillshades via a combination gdal and convert. Compare to grey-based hillshade commonly used, such transparent hillshades are very cool because they can be placed between the ...
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ArcGIS hillshade create contour artifact

I created a DEM in ArcMap (10.3) using Topo to Raster. Then, when I tried to create a hillshade using spatial analyst, result look like the picture below. Any idea on what causing the contour-like ...
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What exactly does hill shade or Shaded relief , if performed on SRTM DEM will output?

Two questions actually. Does shaded relief or hill shade outputs mean "expelling of shadows"? For a vast country like India, how to prepare a map from SRTM DEM, which does not have any shadow ...
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getting strange “grid” artifacts when creating hillshades using gdaldem

I'm trying to create hillshades from Czech elevation data (Fundamental Base of Geographic Data of the Czech Republic (ZABAGED®) - altimetry - grid 10x10 m) - a demo files is available here: ...
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Unable to Produce Hillshade

I have been trying to create a hillshade using DEM data, however, regardless of the scale and z values I use the output is all black. I accessed the DEM data from a government source and clipped it ...
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gdaldem hillshade stop working with new projection?

Parallel to gdalwarp `-te -5.8 41 10 51.5 -ts 1980 0` not working with mercator? , my hillshade works with lat/long input : gdaldem hillshade input.tmp.tif shadedrelief.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az ...
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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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Errors trying to use MDOW Hillshade Model (ArcMap 9.3) in ArcMap 10.2

I am attempting to use Hillshade Tools to generate hillshade from a DEM. I am using ArcMap 10.2.1, and it looks like the tool is made for 9.3. Anyway, I get this error 000875: "Output raster's ...
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QGIS procedure for Multidirectional, oblique-weighted, shaded-relief?

Is QGIS capable of the multidirectional, oblique-weighted,shaded-relief method described at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1992/of92-422/of92-422.pdf ? If so, what are the steps necessary in QGIS to ...
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Hillshade values for winter and summer

I'm working with summer and winter hillshade values that were calculated in ArcGIS9.3 (but I'm now viewing them/working with them in ArcGIS10.2). Hillshade values were calculated using the hillshade ...
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Identify shadow on Landsat image by Hillshade Tool (spatial analysis) in ArcGIS?

I would like to automaticaly identify shadows on Landsat scene in mountaineus area using Hillshade Tool (ArcGIS 10.1). I have 1 Landsat image from one date DEM (SRTM) from the same area To create ...
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A nice display of hillshade and my geologic map

i want to create a nice hillshade map covered by a grid or RGB map, with similar colour results in ArcMap like this: Is there a way to achieve this in ArcGis without transparency settings which ...
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How to add hillshades to a raster map?

I have a raster map without hillshades and want to add Hillshades derived from the SRTM90 dataset. I am looking for a tool, that can handle that as automatic as possible? I don't want to bother with ...
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How to calculate an Illumination raster for fire ignition danger analysis?

I am doing a fire ignition danger analysis using this equation that I found in Millington (2012) http://www.jmecology.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/33-42-MILLINGTON.pdf IR = 4H + 3V + 2I – E Where: ...
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Finding DEM/HIllshade sources California

Creating watershed maps for schools. I want to color ramp the elevation to show low and high points. What kind of files do I need and where to find them?
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Grid-like artifact visible in contour layers?

I am creating contours from an Aster DEM in ArcMap 10.1 I see a grid pattern appearing, particularly in areas of dense contours: I see the same artifact if I create a Hillshade layer so presumably ...
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Improve gdaldem hillshade output (lighten up flat parts)

I have a hill-shading that I made using gdaldem hillshade which is already pretty good. I used the option -alt 60 to get nice contrast, but the problem is, that with lowering the light-source, also ...
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going from hillshade to percent shaded (gdaldem)

I assumed hillshades output percent shaded (scaled to 255) at the given azimuth and altitude but this is incorrect. A flat raster at 80 degrees altitude has a maximum value of 251 instead of 255. How ...
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Interaction with two variables as parameters, saving the raster properties output into a table (.dbf)

The draft of the model below TASK: I need to calculate the percentage of river channel that is covered with shadow in each timestep RESOURCS: I have values for azimuth and elevation of the sun ...
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Make permanent layer in ArcMap, Image Analysis Functions to display hillshade

I use ArcGIS 10.2.2. I want to make relief map, so that it looked good at all scales. I use hillshade function but after Export data relief looks good only in one scale. I use this method Using ...
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Hillshade is block grey ArcGIS

So I am trying to create a hillshade on my DEM because I need to be able to distinguish features which I can't do in its current state (see picture). However, when I add the hillshade, it adds a block ...
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Wrong Coloramp function in ArcGIS 10.2.1

I want make elevation map use new method Learn a new method But i have problem with Coloramp function whatever the choice of color ramps. What's wrong?
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Scale and Z factor have no effect on hillshade analysis in QGIS

I used an SRTM DEM to create a hillshade in QGIS 2.2.0. However, the resultant hillshade seems to be vertically exaggerated. Also, changing the settings for scale and z-factor does not have any effect ...
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How do you set sea level elevation to white in terrain analysis?

I have ASTER files I am working with to create a shaded relief background for some other vector shapefiles. In experimenting with different color-elevation options, I am unable to have the Terrain ...
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Mosaic hillshade function does not save statistics/histograms in ArcMap 10.2.1

I used ArcGIS 10.2.1. on Windows 8. I did hillshade function for DEM and Calculate statistics. Every time I go into ArcMap statistics strays: I try to add this function on mosaic but didn't worked. ...
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Smooth hillshade in all scales in ArcGIS Server 10.2.1

I publish relief map on server and view his on arcgis.com map. But in export i can change dpi from 96 to 300 and result smooth Any ideas how i can do so that the hillshade was smooth in all ...
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cloud shadow detection

I am trying to detect cloud shadows in Landsat images. I came up with producing good shadows and cloud masks. Now I'd like to implement my cloud mask adding cloud shadows. Do You have a good idea to ...
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determine the catchment area from dem or hillshade [duplicate]

I want to determine the catchment area of river from hillside. Is there a plugin that I can use in qgis ?
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Strange black pixel on edge when generating with gdaldem -hillshade

I'm getting a strange result when I'm generating an hillshade with the gdaldem hillshade command. Here is my command (see the compute_edges parameter): ...
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QGIS hillshade error “GDAL provider: Cannot open GDAL dataset ”

I am using a DEM and using menu Raster > Terrain analysis > Hillshade. When I type a simple output file name "MyHillshade" and then click "OK", I get a two-part error message that says: "GDAL ...
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How to remove strange gdaldem hillshade artifacts?

I've downloaded 9 chunks of 1 arc-second NED in IMG format from the National Map. I'm trying to create a hillshade from them. I'm using: GDAL 1.10.0, released 2013/04/24 First, I combine them and ...
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Generate hillshading with GDAL, and respect nodata

I'm still trying to nut out this problem of merging overlapping geotiffs. From the original dataset (here, a 20m resolution digital elevation model of the state of Victoria), I have reprojected it ...
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SRTM NASA hillshade grainy appearance

I'm trying to create a hillshade surface from SRTM files downloaded form Earth Explorer, but the appearance is not the expected. It has a grainy surface that I would like eliminate to have a ...
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Several algorithms done for topographic correction => black spots - how to solve?

I have done several algorithms for topographic correction in R including simple cosine, Minnaert, SCS. The input data aspect and slope for the hillshade raster have correctly been done in radians. The ...
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Weird raster visualisation

Using the hillshade tool (Arcmap 10) on a 30m SRTM raster downloaded from NED the result is the one in the picture. Why are there those crossed lines all over the raster? How could I remove them? ...
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Hillshade for 30m NED at continental scale

I'm new to terrain analysis. I have a 30m NED DEM (.tif) for the conterminous US. I would like to generate a nice looking hillshade for the US, but it looks bad - as in pixelated and rough (See ...
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What could cause garbage hillshade output

I've used Hillshade successfully in the past, but for this DEM I keep getting a weird output. It's a 30-meter TIFF downloaded from the National Elevation Dataset. And this is what the output looks ...
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Projection WGS 84 is slightly displaced referring to a hillshade in QGIS

I have a hillshade and a vector layer. The vector layer is slightly displaced referring the hillshade. About lat=100m and long=175m The CRS of the project is EPSG:3397 - PD/83 / Gauss-Kruger zone 4. ...
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Where to find ready to use automate shadow detection algorithm?

I am searching for an algorithm to make a shape file of every shadow in Landsat image (30 meters per pixel). I need to classify lakes at the image, but territory is very mountainous and shadows are ...
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Merge DEM and Hillshade to create one file?

I am wondering if I could merge DEM and Hillshade ? What is the pro and cons for that? Thanks
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Can I reproduce this classic cartographic hillshade relief effect (hachures) electronically using modern DEM data?

I own a number of old cetral-European maps and I always liked the classic hand-drawn cartographic hillshade relief presentation that these maps feature. I am not wanting to reproduce the shading ...
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Multishading: bring them together to one Raster-Image

I made a multi-hillshade with 4 different light-directions and colors and stacked one above the other, each with its own transparency. Now I want to "save" the result in one raster-image. Whats the ...
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High Mountain hillshade is not “natural”

after generalizing my DHM and extraction of different color-hillshades, I got something like this: Its not very good, but I used the idea of Imhof generalizing and coloring the hillshade ...
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How should I correctly exaggerate a hillshade raster (ArcGIS10, Spatial Analyst)?

I once wanted to generalize a high resolution raster and instead of MEAN i accidentally selected the default SUM technique, using a cell factor 5 (Lidar DEM is 1m resolution). When I used this result ...
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1'' DHM: Hillshade is too rough - how to “generalize”?

I got this hillshade from my DHM (I used the hillshade-module from qgis). For my purpose there is too much relief detail (roughness). How can I get rid of this in QGIS or GRASS? Thanks! Martin