shrug-l: RE: Topogrid-TauDEM

Justin Saarinen jsaarinen at
Wed Nov 1 10:14:28 EST 2006

Hi Christy, 

Depending on whether you are after the vector to raster functionality of
TOPOGRID or the DEM processing functionality, both can be accomplished with
an ArcView 9.x license. 

-	To convert contour polylines and spot points to a raster DEM, you
will probably need to use a Spatial Analyst tools and license with ArcView.
There are a few workarounds to this- try ET Geowizards (You will have to
build a TIN first then you can make a raster DEM from the TIN).

-	For processing the DEM, there are a few options. The first would be
the latest ArcHydro tools from the ESRI water resources team available from
the GISWR Consortium ( You will
definitely need a Spatial Analyst license for these tools. Another option is
TauDEM from David Tarboton at Utah State University. His extensions are
available for ArcView and also MapWindow which has a GNU license

Hope this was helpful. Good luck.

Justin A. Saarinen
GIS Associates, Inc.
2158 NW 5th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32603
Tel:        (352) 384-1465
Mobile:   (352) 514-6013
Fax:       (352) 384-1467
jsaarinen at

From: Christine Smith [mailto:spinningyurt at] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 9:50 AM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: topogrid w/ ArcView license?

Good morning!
Does anyone know if topogrid or a similar utility is available with an
ArcView 9.1 license?
Thank you,
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