The study and mapping of land surfaces, including relief (relative positions and elevations) and the position of natural and constructed features.

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free/open source Western Australian Topographical data

does anyone know (or have :P) a free or open source Western Australian Topographical datasets? I have a project that involves terrain relief in Northam, ideally they want it at a scale of 1;25,000 but ...
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I have a .adf file and want to select an elevation range [closed]

I'm super new to GIS. I downloaded a USGS 30m resolution map of a bay, and now I want to specify all areas that are between 0m and -30m elevation. I need to find where a defined area contains 0 and ...
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How to create buffers having regard to topography with QGIS

I want to create buffers of 25 kilometers around points in a point-shapefile with q gis. So far so good. My problem is that I don't need an air-line distance of 25 km around the points, but a "real ...
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How to add a topographic map to a shapefile?

I wonder how it's possible to add this topographic information (elevation) to the map of Santa Cruz Island and all of the Galápagos Island that I have here. library(rgdal) library(rgeos) ...
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Strategies and methods that Datums and Coordinate Systems use to account for movement of the earth's surface

Are there datums and coordinate systems that address the issue of shifting coordinates through time? If so, what are some of the strategies and methods that the datums and coordinate systems use to ...
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Quebec GIS Data

I'm looking for basic political borders for the province of Quebec, as well as property parcel data and topography. Any suggestions for inexpensive/free data?
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Interpolate vector layer and raster layer data into regular grid data using QGIS

I'm new to using GIS software. I obtained two different sets of data: Topography data (raster, .asc) Bathymetry data (shapefile, .shp, etc) I include topography data using Add Raster Layer and ...
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Terrain elevation in QGIS

How can I get started with creating a map with elevation just like this one: Basically I need a map that looks like the one above. Can someone tell me where can I get the data, and how do I process ...
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Error when using SAGA's “topographic correction” algorithm in QGIS

I'm trying to do topographic correction of Landsat images using SAGA's "topographic correction" algorithm from QGIS' processing toolbox. I was able to do it using Minnaert Correction with slope and ...
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How can Identify highs on a DEM?

I have a DEM and I want to find each hill and create a polygon for its area, effectively the out closed contour that encloses the hill. I can do this visually but I'm about to work on a larger area so ...
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Ways to determine winding topographic characteristics of a river

Are there any methods and/or technical guides on how to classify the degree of winding of river bodies? I have the following polygon layer of roughly 100,000 water bodies and would like to write an ...
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How do you merge overlapping .asc files in QGIS with topography and bathymetry?

Firstly, apologies for any incorrect terminology - this is my first time trying to manipulate GIS data. I have two files. The first is higher resolution (SRTM) topography data for a region of islands ...
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Why does the peak of a mountain appear bright on Radar images

Why does the top of a mountain appear bright on a SAR (radar) image. I know that the peak of a mountain is subject to a layover effect, thus appearing closer on the radar image than the bottom part of ...
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Topographical Elevations for Central Africa and Cameroon

I am using QGIS and I have been faced with the problem of topographical maps. From searching online I could only find data for the United States. Google maps offers elevation contours, however I am ...
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From DEM to Topographic Wetness Index in SAGA GIS

I have DEM in GeoTIFF format and I wish to calculate Topographic Wetness Index in SAGA GIS. TWI tool in SAGA GIS expects that user provides two values - 'slope' and 'catchment area'. Since there's ...
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Calculating “sun time” on areas with high mountains? Topography available

I'm wondering how to proceed if you want to calculate how a location on land will get direct sunshine at a given time on a given date (compared being in the shadow of the mountains)? The area is very ...
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How to make a map showing the slopes of the terrain

I am not too familiar with techniques, and was looking for ways to make a slope map for a given area. It ended with finding this site and posting the question. We are in the process of zoning a new ...
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Why does the “local maxima” module in SAGA GIS put so many “maxima” points on lakes and plains?

SAGA GIS puts too many maxima points on plains and lakes. Why does it happen? Is there a way to avoid this? It's not really a big problem (the value is correct) except for the size of the SHP files in ...
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Can we create topographical map of private land using GPS elevation data?

Is there a way to create a relatively precise topographical map of a private land using GPS elevation data? As the land is a little bit over 100,000 square meters, the available regional topographical ...
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How do I take a contour .shp file and create a separate layer for each elevation?

The end result is to have a .dxf file in which each different elevation resides in a different layer. If at all possible I would like to be able to do the organizing in tile mill, or through some ...
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raster topo map with gaps to DEM

I'm trying to create a DEM from this raster map: I managed to clean all the shapes and text. I tried to write a program which finds the curve pieces and connects them. But, I realized that it is ...
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3D topographic progress compensation by the least squares method

I'm looking for an explanation of the least squares method used in the case of a correction of 3D point network. We have reference points with known coordinates XYZ. We calculate intermediate points ...
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How to combine depth and topography .asc file?

I have a .asc file produced from a hydraulic model. The .asc file contains depth data of flood inundation. I want to superpose the depth asc file with my topography .asc file so I can identify where ...
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Finding Color Palettes?

Anybody can help me to find the three color palettes of the following map?
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Correcting for local topography in calculating TRI from DEM in ArcGIS

I'm currently investigating the use of different equipment in calculating TRI from elevation data using ArcGIS. From the methods available ...
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How to display steep slopes with the use of Contours?

I am using Arc Map 10.1. I have downloaded contour data as a shapefile. Is there any way to use the contours to display steep slopes so 15%-25% or 25% and greater.
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How can I enhance a topo map I am making as a Christmas gift? [closed]

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2. I am making a topo map for my girlfriend's brother as a Christmas gift. He is one who will appreciate a good map that was "drawn" in 1958. I know you can ...
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FLAG - fuzzy landscape analysis in GIS

I am trying to identify wetlands using different topographic indexes, e.g. TWI/CTI. And I would like to try out a method called FLAG (fuzzy landscape analysis in GIS), but I don't really understand ...
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Creating QGIS multi-layer Topo Map of Lorraine Region of France?

I have a project I'm working on where I need a QGIS multi-layer Topo Map go the Lorraine Region of France between Metz and Nancy as a starting point, but I don't know where to start. What I need is a ...
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What is Google's source for topographic data?

I'm looking for as detailed as possible topographic data for a certain area and have found information displayed by Google Maps to be far more detailed than what is provided by 7.5 minute maps (from ...
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Learning about bathymetry?

Besides reading about bathymetry, I would like to work on some hands-on training that I can learn about bathymetry. Is there any good bathymetry out there that I can get some training with the ...
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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 ...
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Detailed topographical map of Istanbul

I need to acquire a very detailed topographic map of Istanbul, Turkey without any markers. Do you know such sources who provides these kind of maps? I tried to Google it, but the results were far ...
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Mercator vs. Web Mercator for Large Scale Topographic Maps

I have 8 terabytes of imagery that is in either lon/lat or UTM projection that I will be using for the basis of large scale topographic maps. I have been studying the differences between Mercator and ...
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How can I properly clip a shape file to get the section I want using QGIS?

I've tried the other "how to clip" instructions here, but consistently get an empty shapefile from the clip. QGIS Version: 2.4.0-Chugiak OS: MacOS 10.10 Input File: San Diego (South Map) 1999 Topo ...
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Looking for detailed relief tiles

A few days ago I stumbled over a map which had beautifully rendered, detailed topographic tiles of the whole world. It was similar to google-physical with a strong contrast (shadow/light) and ...
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Find Average Elevation - ArcGIS Desktop

I am working with 2 shapefiles. One contains the boundaries of a city, the other contains polylines representing the topographic features of the area. Essentially, the polylines make a topographic ...
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Plotting elevation maps and shaded relief images from latitude, longitude, and elevation pairs

I have a set of latitude, longitude, and elevation pairs (roughly a grid of such values, though it is not uniform), and I'd like to be able to plot an elevation map and perhaps also a shaded relief ...
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Understanding concept of ArcGIS for Flex?

I am a complete newbie to GIS. I am trying to download topographic data from a website that displays a map that can be zoomed in and out. The website is setup with: This application is using ...
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Where do I find official summit elevations found on USGS topo maps?

I'm creating topo maps for my day hikes guides for national parks. I've already done one for Glacier National Park. When I was working on summits, I downloaded the data for Montana from GNIS and when ...
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Why do different USGS Topo maps show different elevations for the same control point?

So I have been investigating the area around Jerome and Clarkdale Arizona using different USGS Topographic map sources of the same scale, but different time periods, and find that in some cases, the ...
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How to insert “Topo North Arrow” using ArcObject

Does anyone know how to insert "Topo NorthArrow" using ArcObject C# SDK? There is no example or snippet. I am not sure if it is even available through SDK. Thanks in advance.
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Recommendations for creating contour map from depth points

I am trying to put together a safe routes map for a local lake. I have an old paper map that has a grid of various depths as points. I would like to draw contour lines through these points and create ...
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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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How to develop an elevation profile tool with high precision? [closed]

Similar to the Google Earth elevation profile tool, also similar to this: http://www.geocontext.org/publ/2010/04/profiler/en/?send_comment=success#comments I want to be able to use my own set of ...
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Ontario Topographic and Property Data

Looking for Ontario topographic data and property line data; willing to purchase the latter. Shapefiles or file geodatabase files would be optimal. In terms of topographic data, I am looking for: ...
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data source for worldwide cross-sections of topographic and bathymetric for woodworking art project?

i am a decent r programmer and statistician, i am able to work with data sets pretty well. i am less familiar with GIS tools, but if given a shapefile i can certainly plot political borders and ...
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Is there a difference between the Planchon & Darboux and Wang and Liu depression filling algorithms? Other than speed?

Can anyone tell me, based on actual analytical experience, if there is a difference between these two depression filling algorithms, other than the speed at which they process and fill depressions ...
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Negative Topographic Index Values

I am getting negative topographic index wetness values in SAGA GIS - anyone else every get this? Not all negative values, but the minimum of the TWI range is negative for some steep watersheds we are ...
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Topographic Index - Why is upslope contributing area divided by downslope contour width and not upslope contour width?

In the Topographic Index calculation, a is the upslope contributing area per unit contour length. Is the "unit contour length" calculated from examining the contour widths of the downslope cells that ...