Tutorial: Create a Hypsometric Curve

This tutorial explains how to create a hypsometric curve in QGIS

1. Introduction

In this tutorial we're going to create a hypsometric curve. A hypsometric curve is a cumulative distribution function of elevations in a geographical area. It can be used to compare the geomorphology of catchments.

We're going to create a hypsometric curve for the Rur catchment using a tool from the Processing Toolbox and the DataPlotly plugin.

After this tutorial you're able to:

  • Create a table with the cumulative distributions of elevations in a DEM
  • Visualise the hypsometric curve with the DataPlotly plugin