The vertical and horizontal dimension of land surface

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Calculate Network Lengths on a 3d landscape plotted line

I'm looking to find a way of calculating co-ordinate positions along the length of a line, however this is no ordinary length calculation. Background Here in the UK, network rail and national rail ...
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Using dynamic terrain in cesium?

I've been looking into tools for displaying dynamic terrain (x,y,z(t)) via the browser and I just recently came across cesium.js which looks like a wonderful tool at first glance. Many of the demos ...
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How to generate DTM from point cloud data? [duplicate]

I have point cloud data obtained from drone. I need to generate DTM out of it. How can I generate and I checked options in ArcGIS and QGIS. I was not able to find any.Could anyone suggest a method to ...
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QGIS Profile tool does not plot graph

I tried to use the Terrain Profile tool, but it wont display any graph, no plot, just grey. It calculates the values in the table, but it seems some plugin is missing or not working but I have no idea ...
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Create Terrain Ruggedness Index (TRI) in QGIS

I just started to use raster files, and I want to create a Terrain Ruggedness Index (TRI), using QGIS. Which layers must I use? Do I need to create the "Input file (DEM raster)" (in: Raster>Analysis>...
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Line Layer seems to be floating and shifted after adding terrain effect in Cesium

I had made add a line layer using cesium. In which i had added a terrain effect using the standard cesium terrain provider as below var dataSource1 = new Cesium.GeoJsonDataSource(); var roads = ...
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Flattening topography while retaining structures in QGIS?

I have a set of Terrain data in both DSM and DTM form. What I am trying to do is extract the features (buildings, hedges etc...) that have been removed from the DTM, but I don't want the topography. ...
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How to show a 2.5D surface of raster above terrain layer in Cesium?

I'm developing an web application that will show surfaces of rasters and terrain. These rasters are on GeoTiff format. I learned from example cesium can show image overlays earth surface. The ...
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Remove terrainProvider from scene (ol3-cesium)

I'm using ol3-cesium for creating 3D globe and cesium terrain provider to show terrain data on globe its working fine. this.scene.terrainProvider = new Cesium.CesiumTerrainProvider({ url : "http://" ...
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In hydrologic terrain analysis is there a difference between “pits”, “depressions”, and “sinks”?

In hydrologic terrain analysis is there a difference between "pits" and "depressions"? For instance, Planchon and Darboux (2002) state The usual numerical methods for removing the depressions of ...
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3D OSM buildings seems to be floating and shifted after adding terrain effect in Cesium

I had made a 3D view of the osm buildings using cesium. In which i had added a terrain effect using the standard cesium terrain provider as below var viewer = new Cesium.Viewer('cesiumContainer'); ...
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Terrain Profile starts a selected polyline-based graph in different directions

I´m trying to create some profile graphs with Terrain Profile in QGIS 2.10 Pisa, using LCP´s between a site and seven lithic deposits as polylines. When I select some of these lines, the graph starts ...
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Free Digital Elevation (Terrain) Model of Europe or Germany

Is there any free (or not expensive) source of Digital elevation model of Europe or Germany with the resolution of 10 meters or better and vertical accuracy of +-5m or better?
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Basic instructions for loading OS Terrain 50 data

Are there any basic instructions for using the OS Terrain data available online? I do not have an issue extracting - it is all sat in a folder ready to go. What I cannot work out how to do is to ...
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Why do I get an error running Catchment Polygon Processing?

I am trying to run catchment polygon processing in ArcGIS 10.3, and this is what i get "error hresult e_fail has been returned from a call to a com component" Can you help me to debug this error?
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QGIS Profile Tool shows no profile

I have installed and followed the process to produce an elevation profile from the Route Profile plug-in in QGIS, but for some reason I am getting no profile to appear. The grids are from OS ...
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Looking for more realistic 3D terrain renderer than ESRI Arcscene

I am looking for simple suggestions of software packages that go beyond what ESRI ArcScene can offer. I want to create 3D terrain visualisations, particularly of orthophotos draped over high quality ...
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using openlayers 3 and three.js to use openlayers 3 map as texture

I am trying to use Openlayers 3 along with three.js to use openlayers output map as texture. I found that openlayers 3 is webgl based and so is three.js. So they must be compatible. What I have done ...
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How can I extract flat surfaces from a DEM with GRASS GIS?

How can I use GRASS GIS to get the flat surfaces in this DEM into polygons? The picture is used to show the clearly defined flat surfaces.
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Creating a Terrain from a Multipoint file if the “New Terrain Wizard” is missing?

I created a multipoint file using the tool LAS to Multipoint in ArcMap. After it was done processing, I went to my geodatabase, right-clicked and attempted to create a terrain. However, the wizard ...
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Editing 3D object in ArcScene and exporting as a VRML file

This might be easy, but I'm a newbie in using ArcScene and I can't figure out how to do it. I have a 3D terrain model - srtm dem (*.tiff) file visualized in ArcScene. I need to add to this model some ...
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different results :Slope analysis in qgis vs ArcMap

I want to make slope analysis on geoTiff. I am using ArcMap and qgis. But i get different results, but both are in degrees. I ArcMap i recive range from 0 to 42 degrees, but i qgis it from 0 to 17 ...
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How to write a python code for Add Feature Class To Terrain using interface?

I am trying to write a code that creates a Terrain from lidar data (LAS). The problem is that the inputs are in Feature Dataset in GDB but I don't know how to write code so that using an interface. I ...
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Enclosing building models from bottom (Missing GroundFeatures) using FME?

I have 3D building model of the city and I would like to export it to proper CityGML model. I am trying to find out, how to make an intersection of building and terrain in order to make "...
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How is “flat” defined in SAGA

SAGA has a feature that determines flats. Does anybody know how they define a flat? If I start with a raster, each pixel is flat - so it has to be more sophisticated than that. I would like to be ...
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Weighted averages: accounting for grid cell surface variation in proportion to the cosine of its latitude

Non-geographer learning GIS here. I'm using ArcGIS Desktop v. 10.2.2. I have a 30-arc second Terrain Ruggedness Index (TRI) raster file, and I want to measure the average ruggedness within each ...
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Using Terrain Profile plugin with an interpolated raster

I am very new to QGIS and the goal of this exercise is to view an elevation profile of a river from a set of discrete points taken from surveying records. Steps taken: A vector layer was created ...
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Out of Memory and TIN internal processing error ArcGIS

So i have been developing a python script to streamline the process from converting a raw XYZ file to a full blown terrain file. However, in the intermediate process, I am performing a surface ...
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OpenLayers & Google Maps: TERRAIN not showing as baseMap

I have a problem with OpenLayers and Google maps: on this page: http://46.37.22.75:8085/public/ I'm loading Google maps TERRAIN with Openlayers.js, everything worked well for about 1 year, but now ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 height statistics for polygon features: zonal statistics vs interpolate shape

I'm performing a fairly routine task, which is to add height information (from a 50m DEM) to survey polygons to work out mean height, as well as max and min. I've noticed that zonal statistics (...
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High Resolution Terrain Data for the Philippines

Where can i download Philippines terrain data that is better than the 30 m ASTER global dataset?
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Problem with making raster from Aspect and wind direction data [duplicate]

I know its not correct to ask for work flow, but I am learning by doing and now I don't know how to move on. I'm trying to make new raster which will represent the facing sides of hill around a ...
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Unable to serve .terrain files in cesium sandcastle

I am learning 3d terrain generation using CesiumJS. I generated .terrain files usind Cesium terrain builder and kept them in 'cesium/apps' directory for testing purposes and to avoid CORS issues. ...
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Cesium terrain tiles too high by roughly 30m

I'm using the NED 1/3 arc second data set to generate tiles to zoom level 15 for Cape Canaveral in Florida, and finding that the terrain looks accurate in appearance, but the elevation is too high by ...
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Issue with Cesium Terrain Provider

Even after adding blank terrain files at the specific directories : 0/1/ and 0/0/, I still get the error message and a blank globe. This is not an issue with CORS. I am using http-server (node) to ...
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Unable to serve Cesium Terrain files

I am trying to generate 3d Terrain. I am serving the terrain files at localhost:8081 Here is the Cesium Code var viewer = new Cesium.Viewer('cesiumContainer', { baseLayerPicker : false, ...
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Cesium Terrain Builder : Could not open GDAL Dataset

I am trying to run Cesium terrain Builder on Ubuntu 14.04. On running ctb-tile dem.tif I get the error: Error: could not open GDAL datasetERROR 4: `dim.tif' does not exist in the file system, and ...
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Checking if Terrain Model has pyramids or data sources using ArcPy/Python?

I asked this question in the ESRI forums and got nothing but a lesson on LAS point cloud classifications — not even remotely what I had asked. I’m hoping someone here can point me in the right ...
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How to create “undulating terrain” for playground in ArcGIS?

How could I create undulating terrain in ArcGIS? I know I could create it by creating a TIN model but first I need to have "input data" - shapefile with Z (height in attribute). Is there any way I can ...
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How to get mean geographic direction of a polygon in QGIS?

I have a raster height model and would like to calculate the horizontal geographic direction (north, east, etc. - orientation) of each cell, then calculate then the mean value of all these cells in ...
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Creating 3D terrain/model from contour lines, preferably using Open Source GIS?

I am looking to create 3D terrain from a contour map that I have (originally inside a PDF). The contour lines are able to be viewed as paths in Adobe Illustrator. There are two types of lines: 7m and ...
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How to do unit conversion on a Terrain dataset?

I was wondering if there is a way to change the elevation units of a Terrain dataset (from example from meter to feet). Any idea/guidance is much appreciated.
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Cause of ERROR 000539: Error running expression?

The following errors in ArcMap are preventing me from moving forward: 1) In Raster Calculator using "Aspect": "%DEM_Aspect%" <= 90 or "%DEM_Aspect%" >= 270 ERROR 000539: Error running ...
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Cropping EUDEM with GDAL creates zig-zag terrain

I have downloaded EUDEM (20 Gb) from http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/eu-dem#tab-original-data When I try to crop it by GDAL using: gdalwarp -dstalpha -of EHdr -crop_to_cutline -cutline ...
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is there a gis web engine for displaying video on terrain?

i desire to display video on a globe surface on it's geographic position context. i prefer an opensource solution for displaying the video on map elevation model in web GIS application, but could ...
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Wrong Terrain Height Information

I am getting negative elevation values from CesiumTerrainProvider (stk-terrain). For few locations the below code is giving negative elevation values, which are wrong, as I have checked those values ...
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Is there a difference between the two sets of QGIS terrain analysis tools?

Is there a difference between Raster/Terrain Anaylsis and the same features in Raster/Analysis/DEM (Terrain Analysis)? The two appear to do the same types of computations; are they the same or is ...
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texture fill doesn't display in ArcScene

My texture fill doesn't display properly in ArcScene but it does in ArcMap. What am I doing wrong? Help! ArcMap: ArcScene: The same texture fill has been selected in both ArcMap and ArcScene. ...
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Usage of Cesium Geoserver Terrain Provider Plugin for a single tile of SRTM90 data

I'm attempting to use Cesium Geoserver Terrain Provider Plugin for terrain visualization. I downloaded one tile from http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/SELECTION/inputCoord.asp address such as 42_05 region. I ...
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Software for amateur topographic surveys

I'm interested in doing rough topographic surveys using my tripod-mounted Brunton transit compass for azimuth readings and laser rangefinder (and maybe an optical level), so obviously going to be much ...