I have a Tiff file that has an aerial view and also a shapefile which has contours of the same area. How can I put the contours in the tiff file so that you can view the TIFF and see them both in one picture.

I am using QGIS.

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  • You Can try rasterize over in processing toolbox. It's a gdal algorithm.
    – YoLecomte
    Jul 7 '17 at 18:25
  • Is your tif file georeferenced such that the contours properly show over it in QGIS? If so save you could then save that view to a georeferenced tif via File - Save As Image and selecting tif. It may not be as high a resolution tif though. If you need more resolution you could create a map and in map composer's export settings check save world file.
    – johns
    Jul 7 '17 at 18:43
  • @johns Both my contours, and my TIFF are in the same spot. They are georeferenced correctly.
    – Shub
    Jul 7 '17 at 18:44
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    – underdark
    Jul 8 '17 at 9:09
  • I had a similar problem when I started using QGIS. The answers I received may be helpful to you. gis.stackexchange.com/questions/204111/…
    – Pooneil
    Jul 8 '17 at 10:57

Bring in a shapefile of your contours and make sure they have an elevation attribute with them. Go to Raster > Conversion > Rasterize and select your shapefile, the elevation attribute, and then your existing Tiff file you want to put the contours on. Press run and you will get a tiff with the contours on top of the layer. The following link is very helpful to accomplish this : How to control line width when merging vector files into raster? .

Thank you @Pooneil

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