Questions tagged [terrain]

The vertical and horizontal dimension of land surface

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How do I overlay vector data over a 3D terrain basemap?

I would like to create a map that is similar to the one found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/lpo557/geological_map_of_north_america/ . I'm thinking that you could replicate this with ...
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r.slope.aspect grass gis datum format on dx and dy analysis

I'm performing terrain analysis due to photovoltaic installation on QGIS with r.slope.aspect plugin. I'm interested in evaluate differently N-S slope and E-W slope based on the PV system I would ...
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Accessing Terrain Tiles using podpac - broadcast error

I am working through the examples from the podpac site. I have stated with the most basic example for using terrain tiles given here: https://github.com/creare-com/podpac-examples/blob/main/notebooks/...
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Terrain Ruggedness Index (TRI) calculated in QGIS is approx 4 times that calculated in GDAL

When I calculate TRI using QGIS and GDAL tools for the same elevation DEM, I get results that are comparable between the two except that the absolute values in QGIS are approximately 4x that in GDAL. ...
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Selecting Terrain Dataset by elevation in ArcGIS Pro

I have added the Terrain Dataset to my project in ArcGIS Pro. I would like to select the areas which have an elevation above some threshold. Eventually, I want to use this selection as a clipping mask ...
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NA values as result from Grass functions (r.slope.aspect, r.sim.water) in R

As the result from r.slope.aspect I get a raster with only NA values. r.param.scale works, but doesnt generate dx and dy maps, which I both need for r.sim.water function. Code snippet 1 (initialize ...
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Using Aspect tool in QGIS

For my bachelor thesis in biology I´m working with QGIS 3.14 (Pi) and tried to create a layer where the slope aspect/expositon/exposure is presented. I´ve got a DTM1 on hands. There is this function ...
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Terrain aspect similarity

I have a point data set with terrain aspect at the location of the points, measured in degrees. I want to compute the similarity of aspect between the points, e.g. 70° is similar to 90°. This is ...
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Lidar Dataset for Toe and Crest Detection

I have read a paper on Terrain Toe and Crest Feature Detection and Labelling forAutonomous Mining and started working on building the code for this. But I am unable to find the dataset used in the ...
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Extract terrain coordinates as seen from a viewpoint + FoV in a digital globe

Context Every one working with photogrammetry or 3D knows what a depth image is. For example OpenCV defines a "depth map" from a stereo pair, e.g.: where the darker a pixel is, the greater ...
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How do you export a 3d-model in QGIS to a file that can be read in Rhino?

I am really new to QGIS and haven't really gotten familiar with all the functions yet. I've made a 3D map/model in QGIS, and would like to export this in a file format so that I can use it as a ...
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Earth engine - ee.Terrain.slope() output at wrong resolution after DEM mosaicking

The big picture: I'm using Google Earth Engine (Javascript) to do a terrain correction on Sentinel-1 imagery, as in Andreas Vollrath's work. However, I want to use a higher-resolution Canadian digital ...
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Using ArcMap to build a Terrain DEM that looks exactly the same as a TIN built from the same point shapefile

I am attempting to replicate DEMs previously constructed as TINs in the Terrain format. Building a Terrain and a TIN out of the same point shapefile produces two maps that look extremely similar, but ...
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Getting from a USGS historical topographic map to a Unity terrain heightmap

Is it possible to start from a USGS historical topographic map and get to a Unity terrain heightmap? To see an example of the kind of historical topo map I am talking about: Go to: https://ngmdb....
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Define Terrain/Elevation textfile data format

I have a program that can visualize terrain/elevation data but will only recognize files in the below format. It has the extension .map but it is not recognized by QGIS or GDAL so I believe it may be ...
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How do I “flood” a terrain in Cesium to represent a high water level

I am thinking about using a plane object to represent a water level by rendering it as a certain height above ground using Cesium. Is there any example code that
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Creating contour lines from DTM in PostGIS

Is there any possibility to compute contour lines from a raster DTM directly in PostGIS on a PostgreSQL database? I have only found this solution based on points "Fast contour lines using plain ...
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What is meaning of scale on x and y axis of image using matplotlib

I am finding elevation of a region using richdem. Can somebody tell me what is the meaning of the scale which is on the x and y axis of the image? import os import numpy as np import matplotlib ...
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DSM results from WebODM are not correct [closed]

I am new to WebODM and I am trying to generate DSM and Orthomosaic images using default settings in WebODM. The Orthomosaic image is correct by providing GCP but the DSM file is having inaccurate ...
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Digital elevation model - getting files in the .DEM extension

Could you tell me from where can I get the Digital Elevation Model data in the .DEM file extension? The option for QGIS here: https://www.qgistutorials.com/en/docs/working_with_terrain.html shows the ...
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How accurate are Ordnance Survey MasterMap topography spot heights?

The spot heights in the Ordnance Survey MasterMap sample data over Exeter with feature code 15404 are presented as an integer value in metres. But how accurate are these spot heights? I had assumed ...
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Problem with weird values in DTM and not showing correct elevation

I am still new to Gis and don't know if I understand what is wrong. I am working in a ocean survey program with point clouds. As seen on the picture the minimum depth is 1,92 and maximum 12,02. I ...
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Point/Area location of data in reference to geotransform of raster

I'm trying to understand how to interpret the position of pixel data within a GDAL raster, specifically as it applies to files containing height data. I'm create Triangular Regular Network (TRN) for ...
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ArcGIS 10.X - DEM raster creation - Point to Raster vs. Terrain to Raster tools [closed]

I have a bunch of LiDAR data that I need to make a raster DEM & DSM from. From what I can gather my options are use the Point to Raster tool directly on the Multipoint feature or make a terrain ...
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Profile tool and GPS data in QGIS

I am trying to get elevation graph with the Terrain profile tool on my GPS data and can't get it to work. I have GPX file from a drive. I got this imported in QGIS. I have elevation data for each ...
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Cutting/ exporting multiple terrain profiles to CSV files with QGIS?

I am trying to cut multiple terrain profiles and export them to CSVs (individual or combined). I have a shapefile of the profile lines, and a DEM to cut the profiles from. I can do this manually ...
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My 3D polygons are being drawn below terrain

I'm importing a JSON file with polygons but I can't put them at the terrain ground level. They insist to be below the terrain. I've created my own terrain server using DEM SRTM and the docker tumgis/...
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Creating 3D image from HGT files?

Is there any command line tool to create a 3D terrain from a DEM SRTM HGT file like this? I mean, given a camera position, a HGT file and a satelite image. EDIT 1 First try to adapt mdsumner's ...
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VRM tool QGIS error generating layer

I am trying to use the VRM tool in QGIS of the SAGA package. Every time I get an error message: layers could not be generated. I tried different input rasters (DEM and DTM) and kept other settings ...
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Aligning shapes to terrain in CityEngine?

I have a problem. As soon as I click "Align shapes to Terrain", my shapefile rectifies and falls down the edge. In the first picture(Border_Issue1) you can see that all shapefiles have the right size,...
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Integrating sea level curve data in a bathymetric grid

I am attempting to apply these data recording where sea-level was in the Gulf of Mexico (in meters below mean sea level) over the past 20,000 calendar years at a 500-year resolution in ArcMap: What ...
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r.surf.area command of GRASS GIS is giving a very small area

I am a beginner to GIS systems and am trying to calculate the surface area of a dem using r.surf.area command of GRASS GIS. The surface area it is giving me is unacceptable as it is very small. It is ...
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Creating DEM raster from ASCII .xyzi LiDAR [duplicate]

I was passed along some LiDAR data that is in .xyzi ASCII format. I am having trouble figuring out a way to build a TIN or DEM from this data. I brought it in using "ASCII 3D to feature", and ...
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Converting DEM (TIFF) files to terrain files?

I want to create an app to show 3D using ol-cesium. In ol-cesium example it use cesium terrains, But I want to do it with my DEM files. How can I convert my DEM (TIFF) files to terrain files?
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Finding glider reachable area / catchment area with custom slope?

I'd like to produce maps for gliders in mountains. I'm looking to display the reachable area by a glider taking off from a given point (obviously with the corresponding DEM). For a first approach I'...
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Using terrain correction in SNAP sentinel 1 toolbox removes all the values

I am new to SAR image processing, I have a SAR sentinel 1 dataset downloaded from ESA site: S1A_IW_GRDH_1SDV_20190314T030905_20190314T030930_026328_02F196_2EC3 I am trying to do terrain correction ...
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Nested loop and terrain analysis R

I have a raster stack with 11 layers that I am running through a triply nested lapply(). I expect 44 layers to be returned, but I'm only seeing 4! Reproducible example: # Load packages library(...
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City Engine: Align Terrain to Shapes - Purpose?

What is the purpose of aligning the terrain to shapes, if I have already aligned my shapes to the terrain? In my understanding, the terrain is a reference surface, and therefore I wouldn't want to ...
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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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How do I calculate the Terrain Ruggedness Index for each county in the United States in R?

I have a shapefile of US counties and high-resolution elevation data that spans the entire contiguous United States. My goal is to calculate a terrain ruggedness index for each county. The functions (...
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Importing several LiDAR (.las) files in GRASS using v.in.lidar?

I'm building a DEM of a terrain in GRASS and have 48 LiDAR (.las) files. I know I can do this by using r.in.lidar (including the list of files as a .txt) and then r.fillnulls However, I want to ...
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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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Cannot access Terrain Server for Cesium

I'm trying to follow a series of tutorials: visualizing-terrains-with-cesium-ii visualizing-terrains-with-cesium Some other useful posts here: Unable to serve Cesium Terrain files error-in-...
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How should I interpret R terrain/slope output in degrees?

I'm calculating the average land gradient (in degrees) in Brazil and I do not know how to interpret the results. As I'm calculating the slope in degrees, 0.25 is 0.25 degrees, 25 degrees or should I ...
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Calculating Viewshed of a region rather than a point [closed]

There are various calculations to find the viewshed of a point and all of them have different runtimes. the fastest is the calculation of line of sight angle and compare with upcoming cells. But what ...
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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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“Relief” function from the Raster Terrain Analysis plugin in QGIS 3.0

I am using QGIS 3.0, where I can't find the Raster Terrain Analysis plugin. I am under the impression that the plugin was embedded into the QGIS 3.0 version, as under "Raster --> Analysis" there ...
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Extracting Road Terrain Properties using DEM / LIDAR

I want to extract following road terrain data from DEM but I'm not sure if its possible. Can i extract these attributes using LIDAR if not DEM ? These are the data fields I need: Horizontal curve ...
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Converting Surface Model to Elevation Model?

Is there a way to convert a digital surface model (DSM) to a digital elevation model (DEM) in QGIS? Surface models contain lots of noise (e.g. trees, buildings) when I only want to show the ground. ...
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cesium quantized mesh generator

We are trying to develop pur own quantized mesh generator and visualize these terrain tiles on CesiumJS. As an input we use SRTM data that belongs to north parth of TURKEY. We generate contours on DEM,...