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I was trying to import ASTER GDEM V2, GeoTIFF format, into Landserf (http://www.landserf.org/). However the import is not possible (the format seems not to be supported by Landserf). Also recently I  converted a GeoTIFF DEM (stemming from ASTER GDEM) with ArcMAP into GRID, BIL and other formats. I tried then to import these into Landserf, but it failed again. Why is that and does that problem also occur with other programs? Somewhere I read that ASTER GDEM files can not be converted in another format so that nobody can back-calculate the former data.

Is it possible to convert ASTER GDEM GeoTIFF in another format - say ASCII, GRID, BIL, etc - which can then be imported in a hillshading software such as e.g. Landserf?

 

I'm very thankful for any ideas and hints about these issues! Thanks! 



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I know Global Mapper can automatically download Aster GDEM tiles and from there you can save them as any elevation format, so I doubt there's a limitation in place. Maybe it's an exceptionally large area you're trying to process and Landserf is just choking up on it?


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I never had any problems converting and using ASTER GDEM data (from the japanese download site).

 

You may try QGis (http://www.qgis.org/) (Open Source) to convert your data.


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Great idea, converting GeoTIFF to a usable format for Landserf with QGIS works! Thanks!







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