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How to generate a random but believable digital elevation model?

Is there a way to generate a DEM, programatically or otherwise (arcpy or R?), that will feed into ArcGIS for further spatial analysis? Perhaps this needs to be broken down into smaller incremental ...
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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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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? Thanks!
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Has (ESRI) TIN been superseded by Terrain Dataset?

I've had version 10 for a few months but it wasn't until today that I really tested the 3D Analyst extension. (Other then visualizing data) I already noticed a lot of changes; a number of tools have ...
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How to create 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 created 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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Finding elevation differences between adjacent pixels in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there a way to determine what the difference in elevation is between two adjacent pixels? I am using an SRTM DEM to map faults. I am using the vertical error (>16m) as a criterion for the ...
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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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Can 2D polygon be used as hard breakline for terrain in ArcGIS Desktop?

I've been working with TINs for years and have only ever been satisfied when using 3D polylines for breaklines. I am currently transitioning to using terrains and after reading the documentation in ...
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Creating profile cross-sections in ArcGIS Desktop?

Because the default 'Profile Graph' tool was not sufficient, I wrote a custom VBA script that creates scaled and exaggerated profile cross-sections in ArcGIS but I need more features: Visualize more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Cannot assign name to resultant terrain using ArcPy so cannot save result?

Question of python in ArcGIS: I can not assign a name to the resultant terrain, thus I can not save the result. I'm new to arcpy. By a piece of script using SetNull() in Raster Calculator, I want to ...
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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 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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shadow simulation from buildings [duplicate]

is it possible to use hillshade function in ArcMap to calculate shadow areas of buildings or simulate shadows of buildings, using DSM of the buildings and the sun angle and azimuth?
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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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Google Earth import terrain

Today, Google Earth allows you to import images to overlay on existing terrain. Is it possible to import custom terrain to replace default terrain in Google Earth? There doesn't appear to be any ...
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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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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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ArcPy delete terrain: cannot be deleted

I can't get my ArcPy script to delete a terrain. If it exists, it should be deleted. However it throws an ERROR 000317: {path} cannot be deleted My script is a lot longer than this, but this ...
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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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Which is better, DEM or Triangles (TIN/Terrain)

Which is better DEM or TIN? What are the benefits/negatives of each?
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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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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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Elevation Corridor Terrain Profiles

How to calculate a Max Terrain value of a profile over an area We have a situation where we are trying to generate a "max" profile, or a profile or extremely large width (in case 1) over terrain. ...
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Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster

I can't seem to get rid of them, and I've no idea (ok scrap that, I have a vauge idea) whats causing them. First an apology, yes this is quite a large pic apologies, but here goes: How to ...
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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 ...