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Clip tool in ArcGIS Pro not working?

I'm trying to clip "Terrain" raster I downloaded from the portal (https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=58a541efc59545e6b7137f961d7de883) in the shape of a polygon (a country's boundaries) by using ...
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QGIS 3.4 and DEMto3D 2.3 Scaling Error

I'm having a scaling problem when using DEMto3D and extracting STL's for later manipulation. I have a merged TIFF file for Australia and am attempting to extract models of each state so I can print ...
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QGIS Display Attributes as Z Value for Point Shapefile?

I would like to create a state map that displays a 3D bar chart for each of 20 colleges (mapped as points) showing the percent share of engineering degrees earned by award level (i.e., assoc, ...
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Calculating shadow of trees with DEM in QGIS?

I have a DEM with a good precision (0,5 x 0,5 m/pix LiDAR) and I´m looking for the way to obtain a raster (or shapefile) with the shadow of the trees located in that place for a whole day (ideally ...
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Change detection using DEMs of difference and error quantification

Im currently working on a project in one of my seminars at university ("Advanced methods in natural hazard research"). We are modelling DEMs with Agisoft Photoscan using pictures from flume ...
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SAGA hydrology toolbox Error: select a library

Hi I am having trouble getting the SAGA hydrology toolbox running. Here when I try to fill sinks in the DEM a series of errors are flagged in the log file. This includes for 'select a library', 'DEM' ...
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DEM colour themes add-in for QGIS [duplicate]

Is there any plugins / add-ins for QGIS that give more of a variety than the default colour ramps?
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Viewshed Analysis for Custom DEM file [closed]

I am new to qgis and trying to do 2 things. My objective is to have an accurate viewshed analysis at the end. But my DEM file is of poor resolution. I do have a shapefile with building height ...
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Calculate average slope values for a point using 50ft vector perpendicular to contour

I am trying to calculate the average percent slope of a hillside on either site of a data point. I tried extracting info from a DEM using a radius around the point, but I believe a more accurate ...
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Creating DEM in GRASS?

I need to create DSM and DEM with resolution 0.4 m. I tried to create DSM with resolution of 1m, everything was ok, but when I set higher resolution, then raster have a stripes with No Data values. ...
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Merging 1m DEM to 30m DEM?

I have a base 30 m.Dem . However, i also have 1m Dem for an area of interest only. I would like to overlay the 1m Dem on the 30 m Dem meaning the area of interest will have 1m and the rest 30m. Is ...
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Creating Left and Right Image pair to view with 3D goggles in stereo from DEM or Hillshade?

How does one create the stereo pair for viewing in a program such as StereoPhoto Maker? I have processed lidar that I'd like to turn into hillshades and then view in this kind of software, with 3D ...
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Line of Sight Analysis using Points and DEM

I have a DEM and a point feature class with the elevation value from the DEM as an attribute plus with x number of feet added to it representing a tower location. I would like to do a line of sight ...
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Resampling 0.7 m LiDAR (in raster already) to 10 m DEM in R?

How do I resample the 0.7 m LiDAR to 10 m DEM in R? What are the basic rules for checking the consistency?
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How to retrieve GIS data in Multiple Orthophoto at point level

I have been using a python script that can read Data from Orthophoto(*.tiff) of size 300Mb-2Gb. But this is taking 32s per request of lat-long, which is not ok. I have different Orthophotos with ...
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ALOS/PALSAR High Q DEM 12.5 Accuracy

Does anyone know the XYZ accuracy for the Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) DEMs (12.5 x 12.5 px)? Is there a document for reference?
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AW3D30: DSM file is grayscale 32 bits?

I downloaded multiple areas in AW3D30, but each time, the DSM file is 32 bit (instead of 16 as indicated in the specs), and the 32 bits are grayscale with the alpha channel always to 255. (I'll be ...
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How can I change the elevation of a lake on a DEM so I show the lake bottom contours?

I'm studying the drainage of a lake and I have a DEM of the lake and the surrounding area. I already identified the shorelines of ancient lake levels at higher elevations, but I would like to keep ...
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Erroneous contour polygons in QGIS 3

I have a global DEM and try to calculate contour polygons for 4 different heights in QGIS. In the first image below, you can see the colored DEM (white = lowest; yellow = higher; orange = highest) as ...
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Reclassify and combine rasters in QGIS?

I have a vector layer containing watercourse location which I have rasterized. I also have a DEM containing elevation data for the region in which the watercourses are located. I would like to ...
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QGIS: Edit elevation in DTM to get correct slope of a river

I am new to QGIS and just need it to do a hydrolocic analysis of an area of which I later make a flow model with HEC-RAS 2D. I made it according to this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro-...
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Creating terrain polygon buffer from line using ArcMap? [duplicate]

I have a line in a steep hill, and need a 400 meter buffer on each side of the line. I know (roughly) how to create buffer on a point, but not a line. Can someone help me here?
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Mapping coastline geometry with SRTM raster?

Working on a map that includes a bathymetry layer, SRTM data for hillshade, and an accurate coastline boundary edge. I noticed though that the pixel resolution of SRTM 90m resolution creates visible ...
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Smoothing/denoising DEM to prep for 3D printing?

My DEM was generated from contour lines (as well as break lines and point height data), and the contours persist in the DEM despite doing some basic denoising (although i may not have used the optimal ...
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Coarse Woody Debris extraction

I created very high dense point cloud of some forest plots using terrestrial laser scanner. Then removed points above 1.3 meter to see the coarse woody debris (Fallen dead trees). Attached is the ...
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DEM of difference - estimate the error - simple method

I have two DEMs of the same area, measured at two different dates. Subtracting one from the other, I can create a DEM of difference (DoD) to find out about the volumetric change in m³. DEM 1 has a ...
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White grid appears when reprojecting DEM in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.5. I have a DEM .tif archive, in WGS 84. The specifics are: Then, I try to reproject it to WGS 84 UTM 19S. Project and transformations -> Raster-> Project Raster I use ...
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How to Calculate area of LULC at different elevation by using zonal statistics as table tool [closed]

I have to calculate the area of different land classes like forest,barren land etc from my classified land use data at different elevation zones at an interval of 100m. I have DEM of my study area ...
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Creating DEM from mesh? [duplicate]

I have a mesh ( with points and triangles that define it), and I will need to create a DEM model out of it ( in geotiff format if possible for space consideration, if not, then in ASCII grid format). ...
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How do I combine these two rasters?

I have a raster representing rivers/drainage basins within a terrain: I have a raster DEM of the terrain: In the basin raster, everything in black is 9999. White is nodata. The DEM is obviously a ...
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How can I use line vectors to alter my DEM?

I'm trying to use vector lines to change the height of the areas of my DEM that they overlay. They trace rivers, and i'm hoping to assign arbitrarily high values to the rivers so that my least-cost ...
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How do I create a binary mask using Pixel values from a Numpy Array over a certain value (i.e. >1000), in Python [closed]

I would like to create a binary mask using the height values from a Digital Elevation Model, and export this out as a tif. For example, generate a mask for areas over 50m My code so far: from osgeo ...
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DEM - calculate shortest/easiest path over mountain range [duplicate]

In QGIS, I have a mountain range with a valley on either side (DEM raster file). Is there software or a plugin that allows me to calculate the easiest pathway over the mountain? The answers at Cost ...
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Getting grid points for DEM purpose that is bounded by surveyor points?

I have a list of surveyor points, and I will need to create a DEM model out of it ( in geotiff format if possible for space consideration, if not, then in ASCII grid format). I need the DEM for ...
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Reclassify with attribute

So, I don't really know how to word what I want to ask, but I took a DEM file and did used the raster calculator to select a certain elevation range. After that I reclassified it to separate it into ...
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Converting RTK Elevation Data to DEM?

I have a shapefile that contains elevation data. I want to eventually convert this to a slope layer. I'm assuming I have to convert to a raster, then a DEM, then slope. Is that correct? If so, ...
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Interpreting cell coordinates from DEM?

I'm using Environment Agency DTM LiDAR data which I import into Mathematica in ASCII format to produce ground surface models, sections, etc. The process works fine, but I'm unclear whether the cell ...
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Interpretation of digital surface model (DSM) built from s2p tool and XML file

I am new to GIS. I am using s2p stereo pipeline to build Digital Surface Model (DSM.tif) from it. The height of certain point in this DSM.tif is 84 meters, and you can see from the color bar on ...
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Using NAVD88 geoid in Northern Canada?

The USGS NED (1-arcsec) dataset is available for the continental US as well as most of Canada. It is based on the NAVD88 vertical datum. I am interested in using the DEM to orthorectify SAR scenes in ...
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Image not draping over DEM in ArcScene?

I saw Images not draping onto DEM in ArcScene? but it is different from my issue. I have an image with projection: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet. I have a DEM and set the base ...
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Extracting certain area from DEM using ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS Desktop, how do I extract a certain area (uniform 1 km from the entire coastline) from a particular year's DEM image?
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Error in orthorectification of Radarsat-2 scenes with GDAL and RPC + DEM information

I am trying to use a DEM rational polynomial coefficient (RPC) information to orthorectify radarsat-2 images with GDAL 2.2.1. I have successfully done this with Orbview-3 images using the tutorial ...
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Why ground model from point cloud in Global Mapper is inaccurate?

I have a LAS file that I assumed was based on LiDAR, but it is actually based on ADS (airborne digital sensor) imagery, according to the body that captured the data. I load the file in to Global ...
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Seeking for a solution to convert GeoTIFF to 3d WKT

I am trying to convert some DEM in .tif image to polygon geometries representing 3 dimensional triangles that is Well-known text (WKT) - 3D (x, y, z) I was able to use SAGA to convert my GeoTIFF ...
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DEM to bmp for cnc carving query

I'm importing grayscale elevation images (bmp and jpeg) into a program I use for 3d CNC terrain carving. I've been downloading Hi-Res terrain corrected DEM files from ALOS PALSAR. I bring them into ER ...
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Combing multiple LAS files with different vertical and horizontal accuracy?

The data set in question was made using .las and .zlas files from respectable sources. Data set 1 was collected in the Fall of 2014. The RAW flight line swath data was processed to create classified ...
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EU DEM in GRS80 EVRS2000 with geoid EGG08 --> Make it comparable to Black Sea 1975 for Romania

I got contour lines for western Romania in vertical system Black Sea 1975 which is based on elevation data with 100 m resolution. Now I would like to compare that to the EU DEM with higher resolution. ...
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Seeking algorithms for DEM generation? [closed]

What are the different algorithms employed for the generation of a Digital elevation model from images captured using an unmanned aerial vehicle ?
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Determining flood extents based on a daily flow? [closed]

I have a DEM raster and daily average flows (e.g., 50Ml/day). And I want to determine how far the water extent goes when the flow accumulates for 7 days based on 50 ml per day?
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Hack's law for river basins

The hacks law relates the longest stream length with the catchment area of the basin. How can one construct a hack's distribution for a basin and upto what scale the sub basins have to be taken as ...