Digital Elevation Model (DEM), is the digitized simulation of terrain through limited topographic elevation data (i.e. the digitized representation of terrain surface). It represents the ground elevation with a set of ordered numerical array. It is a branch of the digital terrain model, which can be used to generate all other terrain feature values.


Before you can generate a digital elevation model, first Classify Ground Points. Click on the Terrain > DEM.

LiDAR360 Terrain


  • Input Data: The input file can be a single point cloud data or a point cloud dataset, which must have classified ground points and opened in LiDAR360 software.
  • Parameter Settings: See Grid Parameters Settings.
  • Output Path: Save DEM file to a path.
  • Default Value: Click this button to restore all parameter defaults.

The original point cloud (left below) and the DEM (right below).

LiDAR360 Terrain

Based on DEM, a myriad of products including Slope, Aspect, Roughness and Contour can be generated.

Note: Point clouds that are used to generate DEM need contain ground points.

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