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The Elevation Profile tool in MapBrowser allows you to draw a line (or path) across an area of interest and visualise the elevation model along the selected line.

Elevation Profile in New MapBrowser

To access the elevation tool in the New MapBrowser, draw a line or path and select the Elevation Profile checkbox:

At the bottom of the screen, a panel will appear with a graph of the elevation from one end of the line/path to the other. The starting point of the path you created will be on the left.


If you move your cursor along the graph, a tooltip will appear (as shown above) showing the elevation, distance along the path for that location. You will also see a blue dot at the corresponding point on the map path.


Elevation Profile in MapBrowser Classic

To access the elevation tool in MapBrowser Classic, draw a line or path and then select the Show Elevation Profile checkbox in either the Line or Path panel:


At the bottom of the screen, a panel will appear with a graph of the elevation from one end of the line/path to the other. The starting point of the path you created will be on the left.



If you move your cursor along the graph, a tooltip will appear (as shown above) showing the elevation, slope, and distance along the path for that location. You will also see a blue dot at the corresponding point on the map path. Just click the mouse to create a map marker at that location. If you then switch to the Location tool, you will see the latitude, longitude, address, photo timestamp, and share link for that spot.

Depending on your subscription, both Google data and survey-specific Nearmap data may be available. In the preceding screenshot, note that since the Google data were acquired, the pit being measured has become far deeper. In general, the Nearmap data should most closely match the imagery you're viewing and you should use this wherever possible.

The Nearmap data are calculated based on imagery, so the elevation values you see are based on a Digital Surface Model rather than a Digital Terrain Model. Consequently the Nearmap elevation will more closely represent the tops of buildings rather than the ground underneath (please note the Nearmap data are not currently recommended for determining building height).


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