The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained elevation data on a near-global scale to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth. SRTM consisted of a specially modified radar system that flew onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour during an 11-day mission ...

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Are there open access terrain tiles with a permissive license like OSM?

Are there open access terrain pyramidal map tiles with a permissive usage license like OpenStreetMap's? I'm building aviation-related maps with Polymaps and need a good raster basemap. The Google ...
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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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Downloading SRTM data

Is there an easy way to mass download SRTM data? The data is published for download here, but it's sliced into thousands of small files, and I don't see an FTP option for more efficient ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Slope calculation?

I have downloaded SRTM GDEM (~90 km resolution). I am using ArcGIS 10. I have tried to use spatial analyst to compute for slope. However, I can not compute for the slope. The output values has only ...
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Looking for (nearly) worldwide elevation data

I know the raw ASTER and SRTM datasets. Is there any error corrected version available? Or did anybody already combine the data? At least the ASTER data often misses tiles for costal regions (if there ...
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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 are poles missing from GIS topographic data?

Why are poles data missing from most topographic resources ? Data from 60⁰ to 90⁰ lat frequently missing from topographic GIS data. Example with SRTM4.1: Common sense or deduction lead me to think ...
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Does a value in srtm dem file refer to the center or corner of a cell?

I'm working with srtm dem files. They are ascii text files containing a table/grid of elevation values. At the top of the file is some metadata to locate the grid in lat/lon: xllcorner ...
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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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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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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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How to read Geotiff tags and pixel per pixel values using GDAL C#

I'm new here and I'm new at programing with GDAL C#. My question is how I can get the value of SRTM GEOTIFF pixel to compare with it's neighbors, and how can I get the values of Geotiff tags.
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How to stop gdalwarp creating world-spanning outputs near the dateline?

I'm using gdalwarp to manipulate SRTM tiles near the the dateline (i.e. 180°, aka the antimeridian). SRTM tiles have a very slight (1/2 pixel) overlap with the meridian. You can see this using ...
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How to make the arrows in d.rast.arrow GRASS script visible?

I'm trying to create a Flow or directional raster map (with arrows) from an SRTM elevation map that I downloaded from CGIAR. I already created an aspectMap to be used for the d.rast.arrow. I used ...
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Is it possible to produce a decent looking shaded-relief map at 50K-scale-or-larger using SRTM3 DEM?

I'm trying to make a decent-looking shaded-relief map of a particular area in 50K-scale-or-larger using open-source tools. The best (and free) option I have for DEM data for that area right now is the ...
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Correct ASTER with SRTM or Topographic Map

I have a problem with my DEM again. I decided to use ASTER GDEM2 (for different reasons). ASTER GDEM2 have its problems, I know, and I dont want to discuss that again. I have to use it, because SRTM ...
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Export SRTM30 Dem file as 3d

i have downloaded some SRTM Dem files here: http://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM30//srtm30 They are from the USGS site. I would like to export them as 3d. I have ran through a few ...
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Where can I find USGS SRTM 3 index grid or what procedure should I employ to select tiles?

I would like to download all USGS SRTM 3 tiles for Ontario, Canada from the USGS site: http://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM3/North_America/ Where can I obtain the index that will assist me in ...
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Is SRTM 3 second arc free of non-terrain features?

I made an elevation map of my study area in Macapa, Brazil. But the region has the average elevation lesser than 30 m as I can see from my map derived from SRTM 3 second arc. According to my ...
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Basic question about downloading SRTM 3 arc resolution data

I want to be able to download high resolution 3 arc degree resolution (90 meters) from NASA's earthexplorer.gov site. However it is a bit confusing for a beginner like myself. I want to be able to do ...
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What is difference between GeoTIFF and Esri ASCII grid file formats for SRTM data?

what is the difference between the ArcInfo ASCII format and the geotiff file format when downloading the SRTM data. I downloaded the tiles (21) for the Tibetan Plateau and imported thme into ArcMap ...
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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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Questions about SRTM , .hgt format and the sea level/coastline

What a nice place here ! The questions/answers system is very elegant. I have read and get some useful informations allowing me to write a little .hgt reader... I am working on C.G.I and create 3d ...
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How to remove/disable last row/column of SRTM GeoTIFF in QGIS?

I've started using QGIS yesterday, and one of my main reasons to use it is to apply colormapped SRTM v4 over Google aerial imagery. Everything is working fine, except that SRTM v4 elevation tiles ...
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How to use SRTM30 Plus data with QGIS or other GIS tool?

I am trying to access the new Bathymetry data published here: http://topex.ucsd.edu/WWW_html/srtm30_plus.html Is there a way QGIS or similar tool can read these files. Nothing seems to be working, ...
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Converting ASCII grid/NTF to SRTM/DEM

I want to use the Ordnance Survey Land-Form Panorama product in some software called Maperitive, which can read custom SRTM DEM files. The data is provided in the following formats: DXF [Contours] ...
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How to query data from a vector map (shapefile)?

We want to obtain the specific place of the boundaries of a shapefile. We want to be able to get the points of each polygon corresponding to a specific place in order to use these data in an ...
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Distributing processed SRTM data legally?

I'm working on different maps, based on SRTM data. The goal is to lay out the maps at a park entrance against a little money for the printing and my personal costs. The SRTM 4 data from CGIAR I ...
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Conversion from CGIAR GEOTIFFs to SRTM3 like HGTs

Im writing a C program for querying height information from SRTM data. Since reading directly GeoTIFF format is tough job, I decided to load HGT format, which serves great for the purpose. Since ...
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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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Where can I programmatically download SRTM_V4.1 data?

SRTM v4 is an effort by the folks at CIAT-CSI to scrub, polish, and remove gaps in the raw SRTM data released by NASA (SRTM 3). One userfriendly interface : http://dwtkns.com/srtm/ provides ...
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How to use SRTM DEM files for shaded relief in ArcMap?

I would like to create a nice shaded relief for France using SRTM3 data. Most of the threads on the subject are from awhile ago, when ArcMap was not able to import these without changing the file ...
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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: script convertion from SRTM to 3D printable file?

Given a STRM3.tiff file as input. How to convert this STRM.tiff file into a 3D printable file ? which I may load into most 3D printers' sofwares. My objective is to print some terran, lunar, or ...
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How to compare accuracy of two DEM using GRASS

How do I compare accuracy of two DEM data (lidar and srtm) (possibly through rmse) using GRASS GIS? thanks
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How to distinguish SRTM from DTED using C#?

Does anyone know how to easily distinguish between SRTM vs DTED programmatically without opening file metadata header? both are .dt1 or .dt2 extensions.
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How can I recalculate an attribute based on overlap with another layer?

I have 2 layers: The first one is a point Layer (converted from SRTM) with height information. The second one is a polygon layer (shows the forest). I want to reduce the height value - let's say ...
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Using Latitude and Longitude with SRTM3 DEM file

I am new to working with DEM files but have a need to be able to work with SRTM3 DEM files to calculate elevation given a Lat,lon coordinates. I understand from reading the documentation that the ...
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Need to extract coordinate information from SRTM 3 files

From this link here - http://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/users/docs/user_guide_V3/users_guide_chap3.htm#_Writing_Static_Data I wrote code in java to transform SRTM3 data into WRF geogrid data. I read the ...
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DEM error when trying to do topographic correction in GRASS

I'm new to GRASS gis and I'm trying to do a topographic correction (i.topo.corr) of 9 ASTER bands using SRTM dem. I keep getting this error message: ERROR: Illumination model is of CELL type Is ...
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NASA SRTM: precipitous contour lines in TileMill

I was trying to make a nice looking print map of Bali (Indonesia) in TileMill. After creating a terrain layer (using this walkthrough) I noticed that the island's coastline was precipitous. Is ...
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Using gdalwarp with multiple elevation models

I'm trying to use gdal_warp to slice and convert some SRTM data. The data I'm interested in are in S30E152.hgt and S30E153.hgt. What I'd like to do is: Convert these DEM files from EPSG:4326 to ...
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SRTM elevation data question

I have a question concerning the SRTM elevation data (http://srtm.usgs.gov/). As a little thought experiment, assume I want to build a 3D model of the earth's surface as a point cloud. The earth's ...
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Converting DEM data to height information in meters using QGIS? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new with QGIS and currently I'm working with ASTER and SRTM DEMs. The goal is to create vector heightcontours with labeling in meter. Can you tell me how I can convert the grayband ...
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How do you convert SRTM HGT elevations from WGS84 into meters above sea level?

I am building a JavaScript script that reads binary HGT files - as generated by the SRTM - and converts the data into bitmaps viewable in your browser. You can try out the script and view the source ...
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How to best intersect vector data with raster data?

I have Open Street Map [OSM] data imported so that I can access the geometry of buildings. I have also loaded SRTM digital height data from NASA from a GeoTIFF raster. I have projected the raster into ...
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Efficient computation of path profile with Numpy and GDAL

I have numpy array with SRTM elevation data and I need calculate path profiles - vectors with elevation data from one point (transmitter) to every points of my map. Here's my current solution: def ...
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What is most suitable DEM to delineate watershed (from spot height, ASTER and SRTM)?

I have three DEMs of our country which are spot height DEM, SRTM DEM and ASTER DEM. SRTM has 90m resolution and ASTER has 30m resolution. My supervisor told me to delineate watershed using these ...
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How to convert DTED Level 1 into SRTM DTED

We have a GIS tool that handles only SRTM DTED level 1 terrain files. SRTM level 1 terrain files are limited to 60 deg lat. So I need to fill up the gap from 60 lat up to 90 deg lat. I have DTED ...
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cut square from geotiff

i want to make a 3d modell out of the mount everest and some other mountains. what i need therefore is a 14km² square around the peak from the mountain. so basically i use qgis to extract the area ...