The slope of a line or surface is a numerical measure of steepness or incline.

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Calculating mean slope: Harmonic or Arithmetic Mean?

I have to calculate the average upslope percent slope for a large dataset, the basic method is detailed here. However, I've begun to wonder if harmonic mean might be more appropriate than the ...
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How to automate creation of toe of slope from DEM?

I was looking for an automated process to "identify" the toe of a slope from a DEM and ran across this ESRI thread and technique: I am at Step 7 but have no idea how this is accomplished. I get it is ...
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How to calculate changes in slope angle between cells/areas?

I am doing an estimation of erosion with ArcGIS. I use the UniversalSoilLossEquation (USLE) for this. Now, i want to calculate the L-factor of this equation. I need the FlowLength for this. My ...
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Calculating Topographic Wetness Index (choosing from different algorithms)

Topographic Wetness Index can be expressed as Ln(a/tanB) based on the idea of Beven and Kirkby (1979) where a is the spesific catchment area (a=A/L, catchment area (A)divided by contour ...
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How to calculate polygon area considering slopes?

I am looking for an accurate algorithm or a service to calculate surface area on earth where points are calculated on the basis of GPS Coordinates. I am using Google Map Api version 3 and are drawing ...
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Compare slopes between adjoining line segments

Using a DEM, I assigned slope values to individual segments in a street network feature class. In some areas the slope values seem suspect, such as where a highway overpasses a local road. Is there a ...
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bicycle / bike map road grade markers - semi-automated?

So I'm making a bike commuting map for our area, and one of the features to show (common on a lot of bike maps) is some type of road grade marker. We're planning to show three categories: 'kinda ...
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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 is slope of a surface in an arbitrary direction produced?

I am currently developing a program that requires that I calculate the slope for each cell in a DEM. However when I try to understand the algorithm to be used I get stuck trying to understand exactly ...
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How do I use a DHM in tiff format for distance and slope measurements?

I am a student and I have to work out a project about soil loss on a plot. I need basic measurements of this plot such as length, width, area and slope for my erosion calculations. I have got my ...
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Calculation of surface derivatives at the edge of the raster

I was wondering how does ArcMap10.2 calculate surface derivatives (slope, aspect) at the edge of the raster, since the Horn algorithm is used and uses the 8 neighboring pixels around each pixel. When ...
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How do I consider entity alignment against slope direction?

I am a newbie to QGIS and don't know if the following is possible so would be grateful of any thoughts. I have a hill, most of which is given over to rectangular pasture fields. I hypothesize that ...
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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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Matching vector network to slope raster dataset in ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.1

I am trying to calculate the average slope of a rivers network. Each part of the network is broken up into individually numbered segments. I have a high resolution slope raster and thought I could ...
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Calculating Mean Upslope slope, curvature, etc

I'm trying to generate rasters whose values summarize the mean value of a given parameter (slope, curvature, etc.) of the upslope terrain. I feel like this should be doable using only a flow ...
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Querying slope data using raster calculator: why are all results true?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2. From a DEM, I have created a new raster showing slope using the slope tool. The color scheme was automatically classified into 9 tiers. What I want to do is query this raster ...
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What function should I use to assess the degree of elevational change (rocky cliffs etc.) of a DEM?

I have a DEM of my research area and I want to assess how the topography/elevation changes. I am specifically looking to see what areas may be good suitable bat-roosting habitat so I am trying to ...
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How to resample a 30m DEM to a 100m slope raster properly?

I need to resample a 30m DEM to a 100m slope raster. Do I just resample the 30m DEM directly to the 100m slope raster? or, do I convert the 30m DEM to a 100m DEM and then create a 100m slope raster ...
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ArcPy Slope Script - Trouble Saving

I have an ArcPy script that applies the slope function to raster files in ArcGIS. I tried running the script with two raster files in the table of contents, and the script runs, but only saves one ...
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Compute global DEM topographic indices and compromise projections

I would like to compute global topographic indices based on SRTM elevation data. These indices are computed along river/channel networks extracted from a DEM and are a functions of both local slope ...
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How to compute average slope and area-weighted average slope?

I am learning GIS for use in hydrologic analysis. Related to computation of overland flow there are two types of slope that I would like to be able to obtain from GIS. The first is average slope for ...
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How to display the slopes that only facing west using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Here is what I am struggling with ... In ArcGIS for Desktop I have to Derive and symbolise areas considered susceptible to avalanche risk based on the following simple rules: areas with a slope ...
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Wrong direction in r.watershed slope length calculation?

Or have I completely misunderstood something now? As a programmer I took it for granted that the row number would change if I traversed the map up and down in the program along the North-South axis ...
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Error When Trying to Run Slope Analysis Script

I have written a script which is supposed to loop through all the rasters in a folder and perform a slope analysis on each raster and save the results in another folder. I keep getting the following ...
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Creating a Slope Map Using Contours

I am trying to create a slope map. I have many contour elevation files. I tried to use the slope tool in Arctoolbox, but it calls for raster files and I'm working with vector data. Any help with this ...
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SRTM DEM with 16 bit signed pixel type changes to 32 bit float when creating slope/aspect/curvature

I have mosaiced 8 SRTM DEM tiles in order to get one raster layer of elevation. When I use "Mosaic to New Raster" tool I set as a pixel type format "16 bit signed" because this is the format that SRTM ...
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Calculate Slope Between Pixels Through Time: A Time Series Trend Analysis

I have a 9 year weekly time series (~500 raster grids of equal cell size and extent). I'm interested in obtaining the regression line slope between pixels (Imagine stacking all 500 grids on top of ...
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Toblers's Hiking Equation and Slope Dilemma

I'm trying to use Toblers's Hiking equation to determine economical backgrounds of some hillforts. The equation is anisotropic which means that the speed of movement that it calculates differs whether ...
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Arcpy Slope Analysis Script

I'm trying to run slope analysis in ArcGIS. I have written an ArcPy script that converted feature layers to raster files. Now I have a list of rasters (each with a unique name) in the table of ...
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How to disassociate roughness from slope

How to measure topographic roughness irrespective of slope in ArcGIS? I have used many methods to generate roughness layers, including TRI, VRM (which is supposed to be less correlated with slope), ...
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Calculate Slope of Street Segments

Using a DEM, I need to assign slope to individual segments in a street centerline feature class. It will be used to account for increased travel time for steep slopes in a network analysis. I am ...
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QGIS has an automatic way of finding the LS factor?

I wonder if is possible to calculate LS (soil erosion) factor automatically in QGIS? Or at least a way to calculate the length slope?
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Error when slope creating using ASTER 30m DEM

I have tried to create a slope map using ASTER 30m DEM obtained from internet. But when I use it to create (using ArcGIS 10 & 3D Analyst) a slope raster, the output is only 0-89 range. My ...
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qgis2 slope analysis from NED data gives crazy histogram

I'm attempting a simple slope analysis in QGIS2 using the plugin at Raster -> Terrain Analysis -> Slope. The slope output layer has a very strange histogram, basically spikes at 0 and at 89.9098 with ...
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What is the “best” way to automate the GIS slope and aspect algorithm?

I am currently obtaining slope and aspect of roofs using ArcGIS as follows: Mosaic several Lidar .asc files to new raster Extract by mask using Mastermap building outlines to get hold of just the ...
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What angular units does the QGIS raster calculator use: Degrees, Radians, Gradians?

I am working with QGIs and am converting a slope raster with values in degrees to a slope raster with values in percent using the raster calculator and the following formula: ...
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Can I create a TIN from contours lines (shp) in QGIS?

I need to do a slope analysis, and would like to make a TIN from 2m contours lines. Or do a slope analysis directly from contours? The only DEM available is not precise enough. I do not have any ...
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Hydrology tool dataset in ArcGIS 10.1 for calculating slope?

I am quite new to the hydrology toolset in ArcGIS and thought it may be useful for extracting slope data from a raster; I was wondering if anyone had experience trying to extract slope data upslope ...
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Analyse slope gradient from LiDAR .asc data

I'm new to using QGIS. I have purchased some LiDAR data which downloads as .asc format, is there a way to analyse the terrain slope angle from this data or does it need to be converted into DEM? ...
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Slope tool error when running from arcObject add-in tool

My problem is related with Global DEM to Slope calculation. The slope tool works when raster is projected or the map is projected where the raster is added. And also, if the raster and map both are ...
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Finding the slope of a polyline in QGIS 2.2 Valmiera

I am trying to find the average slope of a water course. I've drawn in the water course as a polyline over a large number of contour lines (the water course is long with a very large catchment area). ...
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Calculate regional slope from DEM

I need to calculate regional slope for a coastline using a ~500 meter DEM covering a coastal plain and continental shelf where the slope for each grid cell is calculated by defining elevation extremes ...
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How to calculate the slope with isolines/raster?

I'm trying to calculate the slope (in %) in ArcGis 9.3, but don't remember how it works. I already did it some time ago, but this time it doesn't work... I used a shapefile with Isolines (see ...
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How to re-slope a given DEM to pre-determined slope in ArcGIS?

I have a set of topographic contours of a mine and like to re-slope those areas alongside the river to a pre-determined slope, say 22˚; and 27˚ for water pond wall. The existing slopes along the river ...
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In ArcMap, when using Add Surface Information, why are all avg_slope values positive?

I've got a polyline shapefile and a LIDAR elevation dataset. I've successfully used Add Surface Information (from 3D Analyst) to calculate the average slope (avg_slope) of each line segment. The ...
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GTOPO30 Slope analysis in ArcGIS 10.1 [duplicate]

Using surface - slope analysis tool box. All values for the slope calculation are in between 80 and 89. There are no values below 80. What am I doing wrong?
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How to properly get the slope from an ASTER DEM in QGIS?

I have inserter a raster dem layer from ASTER satellite and I want to get a raster that has the slope of the area. I use terrain analysis > slope but the output is so wrong. Why is that? here is the ...
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Range of values in slope and aspect changes when I try to unproject my projected rasters

I use the SRTM DEM and I have used the "Project Rater" tool in ArcGIS10.2 in order to project it from GCS_WGS_84 to a certain UTM zone in WGS84. With my projected elevation raster, I have calculated ...
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Calculate area inside polygons based on slope

I have some DEMs and have computed the slope in degrees for each one. I have also classified the slope raster into the following 5 classes: 0-3, 3-15, 15-35, 35-50, >50. What I want to do is to ...
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Calculating slope in percentage

I'm working with qgis, v. 2.0.1. I have several soil types. They are (amongst others) described with slope indications. I already calculated the slope from the dtm in degrees, but as de description of ...