Have you ever had a point dataset where you wanted to obtain the elevation information for every point?
Instead of looking up another dataset to join elevation values or worse, looking them up by hand, find the elevation value for every point in a MAP Point layer using the “Add Calculate Data” tool. This is can be found in the Data Creation section of the MAPublisher Toolbar.
- Import a MAP Point layer to your artboard and open the Add Calculate Data dialog box. In this example, we’re trying to gather elevation points for different towns and cities across the United Kingdom. In the Calculation drop-down list, choose Elevation. You can choose the units for the elevation value from the drop-down list. For this example, we are choosing “meter”.
A new column “Elev_metre” is populated as specified in the Add Calculated Data dialog window and every point has the elevation information in meters.
This is a handy tool that may help when you have point data along hiking trails, ski courses, waypoints collected with Avenza Maps or when you need to find elevation data for any type of point.