Geospatial Slope Estimation

Geospatial Slope Estimation

Geospatial Slope Estimation

08/23/20

“How does geospatial software estimate the slope of maps?”

Slope analysis is extremely useful for numerous geospatial applications ranging from housing placement to wildfire risk estimation. However, how exactly is the sloe calculated? Well, what geospatial software usually does is take each data point of height and compare it to its eight neighbors to estimate the height difference. This is how Geospatial Slope Estimation is performed.

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