Questions tagged [terrain]

The vertical and horizontal dimension of land surface

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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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Weighted averages: accounting for cell size

I'm a non-geographer using ArcMap 10.6. I have a similar question to the two asked here: Weighted averages: accounting for grid cell surface variation in proportion to the cosine of its latitude 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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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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Is there a way to linear reference a line in QGis [duplicate]

Iv'e seen a number of plugin's that do things like create grids of points and such like, but what I need to do ideally is to create a line of points that follows a line geometry, and then drop those ...
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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,...
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Using the height of river to approximate its extreme flood boundaries - terrain analysis in QGIS?

Using QGIS I'm trying to analyse an area/DEM with this criteria: - heights 10 meter above the river-centerline in both sides of river. I can do it with the calculation of contours (2m) from DEM and ...
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Using QGIS 2.14 to creating a evenly distributed grid of points, spaced 500m apart, that takes terrain into account [closed]

I am using QGIS 2.14 (Essen Version). I need to create a grid of points within a given area so that each points 500m across the ground from any other point. At these points trail cams will be placed,...
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Clipping terrain in ArcMap?

Is there a way to clip a terrain in ArcMap, or make sure it doesn't exceed a certain geographical extent area in the first place? After creating my terrain from a multipoint file it looks like this: ...
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Interpreting results in legend, SAGA GIS or QGIS? [closed]

Can somebody explain to me what units of measurement do I get in the results of analysis, ground morphometry in SAGA GIS software or through a plugin in QGIS? for example: Terrain ruggedness index (...
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Esri Terrain-Tools v1.1 Sky Tool Cannot Save File

I am trying to use Esri Terrain-Tools v1.1 to create a hillshade from either a 90 m SRTM DEM or 30 m DEM. I have tried saving this to a file geodatabase (FGDB) and .tif. In both cases the error ...
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Using slope and total height for terrain analysis in QGIS?

Using QGIS I'm trying to analyse an area/DEM with these two criteria: -Even sloping terrain steeper than 1:20 and total slope height > 5 m. Finding areas with slope of 1:20 (5% slope) could be done ...
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Can I created a DEM or digital surface model with high resolution image

I have VHR imagery, 5 cm pixel, and I want to create a DEM but this image has high trees and when I take my model I cant take a real elevation because DEM is not the height of the terrain. Could I ...
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No cell value in raster file [duplicate]

I downloaded a .tif raster file from opentopography.org. It's an Alos (AW3D30 ) topography file showing mountainous terrain in Sweden. On the very right the file contains terrain, and on the left a ...
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Finding Rocky Outcrops

I've been asked by one of my users if it's possible to find "Rocky Outcrops" in an area. They don't really have a definition for what that means, it's a very open ended question! My feeling is that ...
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Measuring true length of polyline over terrain in QGIS? [closed]

I use QGIS for a variety of mapping purposes and also for managing UAV/drone data. I need to calculate the true length of a mapped fence over varying terrain for which i have a detailed DEM. Is this ...
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Changed aws terrain datasets

I noticed that the structure and size of the file was changed pattern https://s3.amazonaws.com/elevation-tiles-prod/geotiff/{z}/{x}/{y}.tif example https://s3.amazonaws.com/elevation-tiles-prod/...
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CityEngine: aligning a shape to terrain

I have three layers: 1-Parcels 2-Buildings 3-DEM I imported them all into CityEngine and I aligned parcels and Buildings to Terrain (DEM). I noticed that, in large parcels (see Figure 1), some ...
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Terrain correction / Orthorectification with gdal

Since MODIS Imagery Orthorectification (Open Source) had no answer, I will try to get one here with a similar problem: I got some raster datasets with GCPs in lat/lon, but without height information. ...
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Use LatLng Double to query GeoTiff in geotrellis (scala)

I am currently trying to read bigtiffs into geotrellis in Scala to read single band terrain geotiffs. I can load them successfully, and query data/access CRS and extent info by val tiffPath: String =...
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Creating ArcGIS terrains using ModelBuilder?

I'm trying create a terrain using ModelBuilder but with "Create Terrain" there is no where to specify SFTypes and when the model is run it give the error: The Terrain definition is incomplete or ...
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Cartopy image tiles - determining possible zoom level in advance?

In Cartopy I'm using an image tile like so: terrain_tile = cimgt.StamenTerrain() ax.add_image(tile, zoom) By default I've set the zoom level to 14 and that works perfectly for my first test case. ...
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QGIS: Terrain accessibilty in hours/days usind DEM/CSV data

I am an Archaeologist. I am interested in settlement dispersal and land use strategies in late antiquity and early middle ages. Therefore, I want to analyze a certain terrain by: - least cost ...
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How to style rocky coast?

I've got a bunch of data from LINZ which includes rocky areas. Is it possible to style them as they do (see picture)? It's a fairly standard style in large scale maps so I hoped it would be simple! I'...
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Interpret terrain type from height data and/or geolocation

I have downloaded a large subset of the STRMGL1 Dataset, and have further split each entry down into 5km by 5km tiles. I now need to start classifying each tile by terrain types. Are there any ...
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Extruding building heights from 3D terrain model creates sloped buildings

How can i prevent sloped buildings when I extrude building footprints over sloped terrain? I am using FME to drape 2D features over terrain (SurfaceDraper), then using the Extruder transformer to ...
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Contour TIN Interpolation

I'm attempting to interpolate the NU national grid square of Ordnance Survey's terrain data (10m intervals). If I interpolate with IDW, I encounter no issues and the raster pixels are square in shape ...
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Slope between max and min values of a defined area within a DEM

Say I have a DEM raster. I then also I have a set of polygons in which I would like to know the slope between the max and min DEM values of any given polygon. If my thinking is correct, I could ...
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Creating a map highlighting areas of potential visibility of a high structure

The end goal is to add a point which will represent a mast/pylon of x height and for QGIS to generate polygons for the surrounding area which will have direct visibility of the top of the structure ...
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Algorithm for smoothing DEM without losing max and min elevations

I am looking for a method/algorithm for smoothing a DEM raster similiar to something like lowpassing, however I want to keep the highest and lowest points, resp. peaks. Latter often are only ...