Questions tagged [elevation]

The vertical distance of a point or object above or below a reference surface or datum (generally mean sea level).

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ASCII Raster format cellsize

I have a particular .asc file, with elevation data in it. I am wondering if somebody knows, what is the unit for the "cellsize" variable in the header of the .asc file? Here is how the header looks ...
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Is it better to take the elevation of a GPS unit or that of a Digital Elevation Model?

When searching of gps routes in wikiloc, for the trailrunning race "Transvulcania" I have several routes to look. I downloaded a lot, but every route has a distance between 71 kilometers and 74 ...
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Using GDAL in python to read elevation at a point from dted files

How do I get the elevation at a certain point using gdal to read in a dted file? I don't see much useful information out on the web. I'm sorry I should have been more specific. How would I ...
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Obtaining average value around polygon in raster for different cross sections?

I have elevation data in a raster, river (blue line) and the flooded area (black polygon) as shown in the image below: I want to find the water depth in the flooded area (inside the black polygon). ...
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Combining several rasters before r.surf.contour?

I have been trying to generate an elevation model from contour lines using first v.to.rast.attr and then r.surf.contour. Generally, it works pretty well, execpt for one issue. My data contains a lot ...
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Make a ground mask raster with the Greater Than tool

I'm trying to see if I can replicate the Esri solar suitability site example from this article. I fail on the creation of the binary ground raster. I have made a Bare Earth raster from LiDAR ground ...
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Understanding datum and elevation of NASA ASTER DTM?

I have downloaded some data from http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gdem.asp I would like to relate the elevations to some coastal data which is estimated to a specific ordnance dataum. Can anyone tell ...
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How to determine elevation of points in shapefile from second shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am a bit new to ArcGIS and have run into a snag. I have a series of points in a shapefile that only have x and y coordinates. Additionally I have a series of other points in a separate shapefile ...
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Orthogonal Height Profile along line (sextante -> v.segment, r.profile?)

While trying to find a way to find "valleys/ridges" within a DEM, I'd like to know if there are tools, plugins or "methods" known or available to automatically generate height profiles along a given ...
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How can I calculate elevation from relief?

I have an SDE Raster that displays relief, but I want to display elevation. How would I go about doing this?
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Downloading 1 arc-second elevation data for Canada other than Geobase?

Can someone suggest a source for Canadian elevation data better or equivalent to 1 arc-second? I have a good data source for Ontario but for other provinces folks often recommend Geobase which claims ...
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How to digitize a feature to include elevation data and interpolate slope in QGIS

I would like to take this archaeological drawing and use QGIS to create a something similar to a DEM or TIN, so that depth/elevation values can be quickly and clearly understood. I do not know what ...
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Elevation Profiles Using QGIS vs. Google Earth

I have several routes I am calculating elevation stats for. What I want is Total Ascent/Cumulative Gain, where all ascents and descents are accounted for. As opposed to solely the difference between ...
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Getting startAsciiWriting (x, filename, …) error in R?

I am new to R. I am trying to transform elevation data in R for input into MaxEnt. Returned: Error in .startAsciiwriting (x,filename ...): x has unequal horizontal and vertical resolutions. Such ...
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How do I use a Simple Feature Collection (sfc) from the sf package with the elevatr package to load elevation data?

I'm trying to load elevation data from AWS using the elevatr package, with a region defined as a Simple Features Collection from the sf package. Here's a simple example: library(elevatr) library(sf) ...
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Calculating floodplain for river section using DEM only in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm looking to create areas where water might go when a river floods its banks. I have a pretty good resolution DEM (5ft^2 for each "square"). I'm not looking for anything super accurate or precise ...
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GDALDEM hillshading running slow?

I have, for a while, been trying to make a terrain map using NASA's SRTM 3 dataset. I have a large (13 GB), geotiff projected to web mercator of all the elevation files provided. I have been able to ...
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Locating flooded area by creating buffer with elevation around points using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a shapefile with points, that each have an elevation in their attribute tabel, based on how high the water level is, at a given return period. I need to create a buffer around these points at ...
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OpenLayers: line elevation profile with slider

I have an OpenLayers client displaying tracks from a vector source. I would like to display an elevation profile of the track. When hovering mouse on a point on the elevation profile, a marker should ...
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Contour lines/ basement contour extraction

My purpose: getting out area between elevation contours (like b/w 600m and 700m). The contours could either be elevation ones or the basement contours. I got elevation contours using spatial analyst ...
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How do I know topo layer contains DEM-altitude? ArcMap 10.3

How do I know if a topographic layer contains DEM-altitude? ArcMap 10.3
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QGIS estimate height of feature vertices from TIN

I have a TIN representing a digital terrain model, and another polygon layer representing features (e.g. building outlines) which is assumed to 'sit' on top of the DTM. How do I calculate the ...
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Download of very detailed DEM files for Portugal?

Operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit. QGIS Version: 2.13.3 which I installed via the QGIS.org website. I need contour lines for a small area in Portugal. I saw a guide posted here: http://planet....
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Setting elevation data for tie points in Pix4D

I am currently working in Pix4D and am trying to assign elevation data to my selected tie points. I have aerial images taken using a camera with GPS from an aircraft and am working with a fairly ...
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Adding elevation data to a network dataset

I am trying to add elevation data to my road network to more accurately calculate walking distance to and from schools. I have figured out how to do the network with out elevation, but for the life of ...
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How to make slope map from elevation map in Lat/Long?

I have an elevation raster map of the world, in Lat/Long. When I make a slope map, the results of the raster cells will be either 0, or values close to 90. The problem seems to be that the Slope ...
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Calculating ground cover along a path

I'm trying to figure out an efficient way of pulling data about ground cover along a specific path, where I know the starting lat/long and the end lat/long. I've found that the USGS has ground cover ...
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Grass, Route Finding with Elevation Limits

I've got GRASS (7.0) installed and I "play" with it on ocassion since I am far from a GIS pro. What I want to do is to find all road routes from a certain point limited by distance (path length, not ...
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shapefile to gmt format

I have an ESRI shapefile of the contours of my study area, and I want to convert it into a format that is acceptable by GMT, so I can make an elevation map of my study area. Is that even possible? ...
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Can I use the Google Elevation API for academic research (licensing)?

I would like to use the Google Elevation API to generate about 5 elevation maps for master's degree research on aircraft collision avoidance. The data would be meshed and used in simulation to ...
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Creating a DEM from CAD contour polylines

Is it at all possible generate a digital elevation model raster from CAD contour polylines with elevations? I am using straight AutoCAD 2014, not Map3D or Civil3D. I was able to bring the dxf of ...
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Wrong sorting of elevation classes QGIS

I'm a totally beginner with QGIS and maybe I have a very easy problem, but I can't help myself. I got an elevation shapefile with classes of elevations like that: 1-100m, 101-200m, ... When I try to ...
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Topography: How to convert raster into vector layers?

(nb:This project is part of the #Wikipedia #wikimaps project) 1. Question: How to create vector topographic maps from raster image ? How to convert raster topographic image into closed vector ...
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How to request elevation data from ERDAS Apollo?

I'm developing a custom application(Desktop based using uDig SDK) where user have a provision to select the line feature on map to view its elevation chart. So far I can do this using Google ...
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Python GDAL: find out spikes and pits in DEM

I'm working with on a DEM (Geotiff) in Python GDAL, and I'd like to find out the spikes or pits in my terrain. I have no idea how to proceed, does anyone have good algorithm to help me out? Thanks, eo
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Making a subsurface TIN model

I had been very glad if any of you have time to help me. I am a student and currently writing a thesis. In this paper I will create a 3D model of a glacier, where I will show the internal structures ...
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filter / generalize elevation points on the basis of some conditions

I wanted to generalize many elevation points in a rectangular area (about 700 square km). I need to take about 3 points for square km. These points must satisfy some conditions: One of these ...
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How to create a profile with profile points at discrete altitude intervalls, e.g. each 10 m

In both SAGA and QGIS theres a profile-from-line-function that does a nice job of creating profiles. But there's no way to control the altitude spacing. Any ideas for workflows that would allow me ...
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Read .DEM (USGS) fIles with C#

I have a huge number of .DEMs and have been investigating how to process them into something useful. Does anyone know how, or even if it is possible to read coordinates and elevation data from ....
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Elevation Data not showing on Globe

Using ArcGLobe I'm attempting to display elevation data. I'm using Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) data and trying to load it in the following fashion. IRasterLayer rasterLayer = new ...
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Why does no line appear when using Interpolate Line in ArcMap?

I'm attempting to make an elevation profile from a DEM in ArcMap using the Interpolate Line tool. I've done this before, and it has worked great--basically I just draw a line with Interpolate Line, ...
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Obtaining elevation data for each grid cell in raster image using QGIS

I am obtaining a raster image from the internet for elevation data. There are two-three files available for a single location : National Elevation Dataset 3 Meter, 1 map, National Elevation Dataset ...
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Is there a tile server for DEM data?

I'm new to GIS and I'm using QGIS 3.4.5. I've been downloading individual SRTM tiles containing DEM data and merging them together in order to see the elevation of every point in a given area (such as ...
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WSG84, GPS, GEOID and other altitudes

INTRO A bit of tool introduction, but the problem is not related to this directly. I have an app in CesiumJS. I am using Cesium World Terrain, and get altitude using Sample Terrain Most Detailed ...
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HGT Elevation vs Calculated Elevation

I wondering how to interpret the elevation calculation. Per example. We are in Canada and I use SRTM3 files. I use the GDAL library to extract my elevation, everyting is ok, except: Why (or how) the ...
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Route creation with specific length and elevation change [closed]

I'm currently working on a project for my computer science study. The goal is to make a service that allows the user to enter a distance and elevation change which will then result in a random route (...
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Converting .gri to topojson

I am making client-end javascript-powered maps in the context of web development. I am not using gdal, which I gather is a special kind of rendering software. Data source site: http://www.diva-gis....
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Complex 3D/elevation profiles in ArcMap 10.6

I'm looking to create a more informative 3D Profile than appears possible with vanilla Arc tools. Honestly I'm kinda surprised that this doesn't exist, maybe I'm searching the wrong terms. Situation: ...
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Selecting raster pixels based on dem range

I have two raster layers that are equal extent and resolution: one that is qualified as nonforest tree cover that is made up of pixels with either the value of 1 or NA, and one DEM. What I am hoping ...
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How to change the vertical datum of a geotiff DEM

I am trying to do some change detection between SFM derived DEM products, but the DEM i would like to use as my base elevation (and one other) is in NAD83, the remainder are WGS84. I would like to ...

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