I'm new to QGIS.
I have GPS points uploaded to QGIS and a ⅓ arc-second DEM (USGS) of the area. I'd like to generate slope and aspect data for each point.
What is the best way to do this?
The point sampling tool only returns elevation data.
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Run the following QGIS Processing Algorithms against your DEM:
Once you have your newly generated Slope & Aspect rasters, run the Point Sampling tool against each to retrieve your values for Slope & Aspect.
If your points have Unique IDs, you can merge the tables into one aggregate table so that you end up with the points having all three attributes (elevation, slope, aspect) together.
As per a comment by CSK, you might be best able to merge these three products together taking the output of the first run of the point sampling tool (generating the points with elevation), and using them as the input layer for when you re-sample the Slope layer, then using that output as the input for when you re-sample the Aspect layer. This will result in all three attributes being in the final output, which you can then Make Permanent into an appropriate data storage (geopackage?).