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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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Adding elevation to shapefile in ArcGIS Desktop

I have a shapefile that's actually a polyline (but it's 200 miles!) on the other hand I have a SRTM layer with elevation data. How should I add the elevation data from SRTM layer to the shapefile? ...
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Converting “ALOS PALSAR” DEM to EGM96 vertical system using ArcGIS Desktop

I have downloaded "ALOS PALSAR" DEM from NASA's EOSDIS. Can you help me to convert the high-res DEM to EGM96 (like SRTM data)? I have used ArcGIS Desktop 10.7 edition but it does not work correctly. ...
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Least Cost Path Analysis in QGIS?

For my Bachelor's thesis I try to reconstruct a road betweeen two ancient cities. One method I'd like to try is least cost path analysis with QGIS. I've worked with QGIS before, but mostly only ...
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SRTM DEM data appear mismatching in BW/Saturation or even brightness when gathered

I'm trying to make a DEM data of Algeria as I tried to download about 15 SRTM data but when added on ArcGIS and gathered they appear with diffrent saturation/brightness each, I tried then again to ...
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Quality of SRTM 4.1 vs 2.5

In recent years I have used this source https://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM3/ to retrieve elevation data from files in .hgt format. The problem is that these data have holes, so I'm looking ...
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SRTM Data tiles appear to be different scales

I have downloaded the STRM files (.bil) for Hawaii and rendered them in QGIS. They render as grayscale heightmaps. Although all of the tiles appear to line up, none appear to be using the same scale. ...
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Move GeoTIFF file to another coordinate of lat and lon [closed]

I have a GeoTIFF file that corresponds to terrain data (SRTM 3-arc data). I need to do 3 things; Crop a specific area of ​​the raster and Literally move the raster to another coordinate of lat and ...
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Which layer for least cost analysis?

I'm new to least cost analysis. I have a DEM-layer of a region and I want to know what's the least cost path from a to b. Do I have to use the DEM layer to calculate that? I also have a hillshade ...
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Which layer for least cost path analysis

New QGIS user here, so maybe it's kind of a stupid question. I want to calcualte the least cost path between two points but I don't know which layer to use. I have two layers, one is a hillshade layer ...
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Stack for creation local shaded elevation tiles

I wish to create a local osm tiles with elevation information. I wish to display elevation info like a contour lines and shaded places linked with contour line values. I know about this source/...
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Removing noise selectively from DEM using QGIS?

I am looking for a processing tool that can remove noise selectively from a DEM (Mostly SRTM). My current workflow includes "Fill sinks" and "r.neighbours". The problem is that the tool is blind to ...
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QGIS raster merge results in a black rectangle

I have 4 SRTM raster like this: I want to merge them into 1, but when I do this, something like this happens (I only tried it with two of them here): I also tried changing the min and max values ...
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How to specify HGT file name in gdal_translate command?

gdal_translate command is generating a HGT file with user defined name but its giving an error as `N5464347W74.hgt' not recognized as a supported file format. Below is the command and the entire ...
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How to use gdal_contour to APPEND data?

I'm trying to import contours from SRTM HGT files. First try (nice): gdal_contour -f PostgreSQL -a elevation -i 10 srtm/S01W069.hgt "PG:host=volcano-db user=postgres password=guesswhat dbname=...
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Remove border lines of SRTM tiles rendered as hillshade

I have downloaded several SRTM DEM raster tiles from https://dwtkns.com/srtm30m/, and created hillshade versions from the tiles. However, upon closer inspection, the hillshade tiles now have border ...
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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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How to convert a TIFF file to HGT file?

In my project I needed to convert TIFF file to SRTM data and came up with following warning/error. gdal_translate -of SRTMHGT Terrain.tif Terrain.hgt Output: Warning 1: The source projection ...
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Print elevation of different coordinates from .hgt file [closed]

I am trying iterate through the data(elevation) from .hgt file. I have attached the codes which i used to get the elevation from the file. from gmalthgtparser import HgtParser hgt_file='N09E076....
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Seeking Java libraries that encapsulate HGT files download and returning elevation data on demanded area?

The googling of Java HGT libraries recovered processing libraries only, not covering the selection of the HGT files of the desired area and accessing them from their hosts. Is there something ...
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CGIAR SRTM to xyz using GRASS GIS, with sampling

I have used CGIAR interface to select the tiles, like so: This resulted in a bunch of *.zip-files, and I have extracted them all into a directory. Next, I followed the instructions as https://...
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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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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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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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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 ...