I'm trying to create a 3d DEM/DTM from a flat contour shapefile which has height data attached to each contour, but I'm not sure how to do this?
I've found this post, on creating a dem from contours using the Topo to Raster tool, (using the ANUDEM technology,) which looks great: [see: creating a dem from contours] but I don't have a Spatial Analyst licence, so wondering if there is another way to do this, using a standard ArcView licence (version 9.2)?
I'm currently investigating QGIS as an alternative, [via this process: How to generate a DEM from a contour Shapefile?] though I've only just downloaded QGIS, so while I'm a GIS newbie I am SLIGHTLY more familiar with Arc!
Any alternatives, help, or tips would be much appreciated!