I'm trying to extract elevation data from a DEM file but I can't make it work.
I want to extract contour lines from a given area, and label those lines with the proper elevation value. The problem I'm facing right now is that I managed to extract the contours with the contour algorithm, but the elevation values are wrong.
The steps I follow are:
- Download the DEM file (.asc) and add it to my QGIS project.
- Run the contour algorithm on the DEM layer. Since I'm working with a 2x2 DEM file, I set the interval between lines to 2 (not sure if that's correct) and I also set the atribution name to "ELEV" (default)
- Label the output vector layer with the contours to show the "ELEV" values on each contour line.
Then, I used the "identify features" tool on the DEM layer, and clicked a random point that I knew the real elevation to check if the DEM had bad data, but it was correct. So no issues with my DEM.
On the other hand, the "ELEV" label value was not correct. I was getting an error of like ~80 units (the label value was 90 and the real value was ~170)
So there's something wrong with my procedure, but I don't know how to fix it.
- SRC EPSG:25831 - ETRS89 / UTM zone 31N - Proyectado
- Tipo de datos (data type) Float64 - Número de coma flotante de 64 bits
- Banda 1 STATISTICS_MAXIMUM=322.522 STATISTICS_MEAN=171.58152588021 STATISTICS_MINIMUM=87.393 STATISTICS_STDDEV=43.912078992413 STATISTICS_VALID_PERCENT=100
I feel like the "Banda 1" data is the one that I need, and the one that shows when I click on a random point using the "identify features" tool.