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Obtaining Elevation Data - GIS

Obtaining Elevation Data - GIS

Obtaining Elevation Data - GIS

Anyone have a step-by-step method for obtaining elevation data from a Google Earth .kmz file? I'm in the process of reviewing a pipeline route (probably going to be about 10 miles long) through some back-country in Texas. Elevation changes are on the order of +/- 200 feet at the most extreme so it's definitely not flat country.

I have a copy of QGIS and Google Earth. Knowing just a little bit about Q, I think elevation data isn't really built into that software but it comes from somewhere else? So not sure how to get to a table of Cumulative Feet (of pipeline) versus Elevation which is the desired result.

Thanks for your help!


RE: Obtaining Elevation Data - GIS

not sure about a table, but a profile takes seconds.
  • draw a path
  • from the edit menu, select profile

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