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Questions tagged [srtm]

The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained elevation data on a near-global scale to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth. SRTM consisted of a specially modified radar system that flew onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour during an 11-day mission in February of 2000. As of 2016, it is now almost universally available at 1-Arc Second resolution.

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How to open .hgt files on QGIS 3.2?

I have downloaded a hgt file from EarthExplorer but when I try to load it on QGIS I get an error "GDAL provider cannot open GDAL dataset". I was under the impression that hgt files were supported. It ...
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Trouble matching SRTM data clip to slippy tile extents

I'm trying to extract the SRTM data for some slippy tile in QGIS, and it doesn't seem clipping to the right extents. Here are some of the data for the tiles that I'm using to test (this data comes ...
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Converting SRTM to UTM makes pixels non-square [duplicate]

I have a SRTM originally set to EPSG 4326. I need to convert it to UTM (EPSG 31983), in order to generate viewsheds. The original version (EPSG 4326) has square pixels (0.000833333 x 0.000833333) ...
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Merging several .hgt files into one

I'm currently struggling on trying to combine several .hgt files with different software. I can get the 4 tiles into any kind of software but my issue is exporting the file back to .hgt file. I've ...
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Generating a Map (like Google Maps) using HGT files

I'm doing a programming project. It consists of generating a Map (like Google Maps) from height files .HGT Currently, I can read each file .hgt (each .hgt file have 1201 * 1201 elevation data). For ...
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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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How to evaluate the hilliness of an area using SRTM data? [closed]

I want to evaluate the hilliness of an area (e.g. municipality) using SRTM data. I thought about just calculating the standard deviation of the raster cells but my gut feeling is that this approach ...
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SRTM/DEM 1m resolution (batymetri) to point [closed]

I have bathymetry data (1 huge data) = SRTM/DEM/FGDBRaster (0,9818m resolution pixel, floating, 32 bit, 45 GB size) and an alternative data (split into small pieces data) = same data but with 1m ...
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Reconciling elevation difference between SRTM and old US Army map in Laos?

In QGIS I georeferenced a 1970 US Army contour map for part of southern Laos (20 m intervals) with the following indicated properties: Horizontal datum Indian datum 1960 Spheroid=Everest Verical ...
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Getting correct elevation from hgt file [closed]

When reading SRTM3 data from a .hgt file I get the wrong elevation of a specific latitude longitude and I can't see why. Maybe someone can see the problem ? My coordinate is near Lissabon in the sea ...
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gdal_warp with huge tif: integer overflow

I retrieved the SRTM 1" data and merged it in one huge tif. Now I want to warp it. It's working fine for low resolution (eg 5000, 1000, 500), but it doesn't for 90m resolution. I'm using this command: ...
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gdal: apply orthorectification to ogr dataset

I'm trying to process Digital Globe L2A image with gdal utilities (e. g. this one: https://www.digitalglobe.com/resources/product-samples/washington-dc-usa) I am using SRTM digital elevation model to ...
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Can SRTM preserve topological feature well?

There are studies on SRTM data vertical elevation accuracy, which seem to indicate that there are around an average of 5m vertical error when compared with a DEM derived from cartographic maps. ...
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Which DEM format is efficient .tiff or .hgt

I know this is a vague question, but I've no expertise in GIS world. I was building this terrain map for a game like simulation project that I'm invested in. Data accuracy is least or no concern, but ...
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Hillshade in QGIS 3: scale correction factor missing

Recently (ca. 2 weeks ago), I created a QGIS-Project (QGIS 3, Win 7 and 10) covering large parts of Eurasia as physical map, using hillshades created from SRTM-DEM with the Raster – Analysis – DEM (...
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What is the absolute vertical accuracy and the relative vertical accuracy of SRTM 1-arc second?

When I was looking for the accuracy values for the srtm dem, I found research papers trying to find out these values for its own selected area of study, some of them assume that the absolute value in ...
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r.viewshed output location

I'm very new on GRASS and trying to extract the viewshed of a SRTM HGT file. This is what I've done so far: (why I'm using GRASS command line this way is not in question. Please answer this same way) ...
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SRTM/ 90m DEM - slope calculations

I have a question relating to a comment in a closed discussion (Does a value in srtm dem file refer to the center or corner of a cell?). The comment was following: "When talking about any DEM, it's ...
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Please check code to read elevation data from HGT file

I'm trying to read elevation data from NASA HGT file. I've started from Extracting elevation from .HGT file? and have changed this code a little to keep it simple and to use 1-ARCSEC (30-meter) data ...
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GDAL merge of DEM data resulting in large black tiles, elevation min/max problem?

I am new to QGIS (former Arc user) and having trouble with the raster merge tool. I am merging 7 tiles of SRTM arc 1 data to cover a province in eastern Ecuador. Data is resulting in large areas of ...
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NetCDF: Start+count exceeds dimension bound (Crop SRTM files for GMT)

I would like to crop the 1-arc second SRTM dataset for usage with GMT. I'm interested in Southern Africa. When running WEST=-10 NORTH=10 EAST=70 SOUTH=-50 gdal_translate -co TILED=YES -of GMT -...
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Producing smooth and consistent contour lines from SRTM

I downloaded and merged together a set of SRTM imagery. I am not sure whether it is my workflow, the actual terrain in question or if the scale of the imagery is simply too large to obtain smooth ...
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Correctly scale topographic SRTM data in OSM

I am trying to create contour maps in OSM with scales of 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 using 30-meter NASA SRTM data from here. Examples of what I'm trying to achieve can be seen on LINZ NZ Contours 1:50k ...
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Calculate elevation from rgb from png created from qgis

I am using qgis to create a raster elevation image (png) from SRTM data. I need to create a png via qgis which I will then query to determine the rgb of particular pixels via php. How do I define a ...
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Converting vertical datum from WGS84 to EGM96 in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am comparing two different Digital Elevation Models SRTM (Datum: EGM96) Cartosat (Datum: WGS84) How to convert WGS84 to EGM96 in ArcGIS Desktop?
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How can get correct elevation values from Digital elevation models

I am a bit new to spatial data analysis. I am trying to analyse elevation data for a coastal (almost flat) city with the highest elevation of about 30m. I have DEMs from ASTER, SRTM, and a DSM from ...
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What is NASADEM and when it will be released?

I heard some time ago about a new global DEM called NASADEM that was going to be released in 2017, and promised to be the best global DEM to date. What exactly is NASADEM and when will it be available?...
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Generating HGT Files from SRTM 90m Digital Elevation Database v4.1?

This may be a really dumb question and I apologize if it is - this is pretty new to me. I'm using the HGT files from https://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM3/ with a program currently and want ...
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Preparing SRTM (hgt) for use in SAGA GIS?

I am trying to prepare a raster file which i could use with SAGA processing tools for hydrologic analysis in QGIS. I am using Win 7, 32 bit, QGIS 2.14.20 and SAGA 2.3.2 I downloaded the srtm file in ...
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DEM interpolation when re-projecting [closed]

Can there be some instances where it is necessary to interpolate DEM when re-projecting (e.g. SRTM from WGS84 to another projection)? My current understanding of interpolation tells me that one ...
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How to create new raster from only the extreme scores of another raster? (Correcting errors in ASTER elevation data)

I'm fairly new to working with rasters. I found out that in my area the ASTER digital elevation data has a "bump" artifact in it, where there's a large (non existant in real life) bump in the ...
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Delineating coastal subbasins using SAGA GIS or GRASS in QGIS?

I'm having some problems trying to delineate watersheds using the SAGA watershed delineation tools in QGIS. I have a SRTM DEM (cell size 30 m) which I set the water cells to NULL values, following ...
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Looking for good quality DEMs for Svalbard and Faroe Islands

I'm trying to find Open Data DEMs for a couple of personal mapping projects, for the following areas:- Faroe Islands Svalbard (Longyearbyen) Ideally, with 100m resolution or better. I normally use ...
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Extracting flat areas and saving them as lakes using QGIS?

I would like to extract lakes and sea from a DEM (SRTM) and save them as a separate layer. Is this possible? I have tried to extract flat areas with the Raster Calculator, but that did not work.
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Which STRM resolution Srtm2Osm.exe uses?

The piece of program Srtm2Osm uses SRTM elevation model from NASA to produce countour lines in OSM format. Does it use the SRTM1 at 30m or SRTM3 at 90m?
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Reading SRTM30 Plus data with Python

From How to extract elevation from .HGT file? I know how to get the elevation from SRTM1 and SRTM3 files. But how to get elevation from SRTM30 Plus ftp://topex.ucsd.edu/pub/srtm30_plus/srtm30/data/ ? ...
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How to render relief shadows on my map?

I have my OSM data in a local server. I already done with the contour lines using Phyghtmap and achieve a good result. Now I'm trying to show the relief "shadows" like this beautiful map: I know it ...
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How to convert SRTM's Lat/Lon to Landsat's utm reference system in GDAL?

SRTM data is given in Lat/Lon coordinates, while Landsat is given in UTM coordinates. Is there a way to reproject the SRTM data into the Landsat CRS in GDAL (Python)?
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Filling SRTM 1-arc second V4 voids using SRTM 1-arc second V3 with different resolution

I want to fill voids in the SRTM 1-arc second V4 (resolution 30m) DEM for Europe. Is it possible to directly fill the voids using SRTM 1-arc second V3 (resolution 90m) without resampling it to 30m ...
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Filling voids in DEM SRTM 1-arc second using QGIS by resampling and inserting another DEM

I'd like to use the DEM SRTM 1-arc second (Version 4, 30m) from USGS for Europe. Unfortunately there are some voids. My idea is to fill those voids using the void-filled version 3 (90m) by resampling ...
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Creating DEM using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am new in this field and I am having a problem with my DEM, (SRTM 30M). When I calculate flow accumulation a straight line appears if I fill the DEM. And rivers are not connected if I don't fill ...
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Working with SRTM DEM that has rectangular cells?

I am trying to work with the 1 arc second resolution SRTM DEM from USGS's Earth Explorer, with eventual goals of filling its no data areas with an ASTER grid (also of 1 second resolution). I have an ...
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Converting raster into geostatistical layer? [closed]

I have downloaded a raster surface (SRTM) with pixel size equals to 30*30, and I want to use that surface as a geostatistical layer for further analysis. Is there any available tool that converts ...
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Selecting DEM that best determines shore line using ArcGIS Desktop?

I want to extract the shore line (Z=0) from DEM files. the earth explorer provides two DEM sources (ASTER & SRTM). In the following figure if the blue line represents the shore line as digitized ...
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SRTM mosaic elevations

My SRTM tiles have their elevations ranging from sea level i.e. 0m to 5,300m in Tanzania. My problem is that when I mosaic any two or more tiles, the elevation displayed on the Table of contents ...
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Comparing ASTER/SRTM dataset in ArcGIS Desktop?

Currently I am working with two data set ASTER and SRTM. I want to check their accuracy with reference to toposheet. How would I do that in ArcGIS Desktop 10.4? I want to check accuracy in terms of ...
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Elevation from GPS Vs. Query Elevation from Static TOPO database like SRTM

As far as I understand the GPS determines Elevation by real time calculations. What I don't understand is how? For example let's assume perfect (errors free) Lat/Lon fix by GPS. So I can query static ...
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REST API for global SRTM in .hgt format [closed]

I have been searching on internet for a quite a while and all the sites I found only gave on-site download option (like USGS EarthExplorer), no APIs. Is there any free or paid rest API for accessing 1 ...
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SRTM data represented in 3D using Unity. Problem texturing with sat images

I'm currently working on a project that represents geographic data in 3D using Unity. It basically loads, when given a GPS position, the area around it. For example, given the coordinate 50.5N 6.5E it ...
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Why there's a break between each .hgt srtm tile when importing to QGIS?

When I import the .hgt srtm elevation data to QGIS, the each tiles(each .hgt files) stitches with with a break or contrast variance or something like this: And it gets worst when rendering it with ...