RE: [okgis] Visualization of Elevation and Slope Data


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  • From: "Gregory, Mark" <mark.gregory AT okstate.edu>
  • To: "okgis AT gis.ou.edu" <okgis AT gis.ou.edu>
  • Subject: RE: [okgis] Visualization of Elevation and Slope Data
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:36:16 -0500
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Title: Re: [okgis] Creating Effective Web Maps - 9.3.1 Rollout

Todd,

 

Thanks.  This is exactly what I was looking for although I still want to add the slope information some how.  So I also check out Luke’s suggestions of additional software packages external to ArcGIS.

 

Mark

 


From: Todd Fagin [mailto:tfagin AT coordinatesolutions.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:20 AM
To: okgis AT gis.ou.edu
Subject: RE: [okgis] Visualization of Elevation and Slope Data

 

Mark,

 

If you have the 3D Analyst extension, there is a tool called “Create Profile Graph.”

 

If you do not have the 3D Analyst extension, you may want to look into some third part scripts such as:

 

Profile Maker

 

Surface Profile

 

ET Surface

 

Profile Extractor

 

Etc.

 

I have never used any of these tools to make a profile, so I cannot comment on the efficacy of them.  However, if you decide to go this route, please post your results to list.  I (and I am sure others) would be interested to know if any of these are useful.

 

Todd Fagin

 

Coordinate Solutions, Inc.

2804 NW 18th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405.740.4324 (voice)

904.471.5548 (fax)

www.coordinatesolutions.com

 

 

 


From: Gregory, Mark [mailto:mark.gregory AT okstate.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:07 AM
To: okgis AT gis.ou.edu
Subject: [okgis] Visualization of Elevation and Slope Data

 

 All,

 

I have trails that I have intersected with elevation data (contour lines).  Each time a trail intersected a contour line I broke the trail into a segment for which I then calculated the length, elevation change and then the percent slope.  Now I am trying to visualize the results.  I can certainly map the result where each segment has a different color, symbol, etc. based upon the percent slope value.  But what I would like is to display the results more like a cross-section of the terrain - something like you might see in a hiking guide in Colorado (except with the percent slope values added for each segment.  Below is a very crude graphic of what I have in mind, except that I need/want the x-axis to be true distance between the end points of the segments and the y-axis to be the actual elevation values.

 

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/         \/      \

 

I checked the ‘cut and fill’ and cogo type operations within ArcGIS but did not find anything that I thought would work.  I may have missed something, so any ideas, suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated.  I know that I could take the table information into something like excel and graph everything there, but then I would have to make certain about the order of the segments, so I would like to do it in ArcGIS if possible.

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

 

Mark Gregory

008C Agriculture Hall

Natural Resource Ecology

 and Management

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK 74078-6028

405-744-9603


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