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LA County GIS Viewer- Elevation Profile tool now available

profile_results_smallAn elevation profile shows the change in elevation over distance, and can be a powerful way to learn about how steep a hillside is, how difficult a terrain is to traverse, show expected water run-off, and helps visualize elevation information for many business needs.

 

In partnership with Latitude Geographics, LA County is happy to release an elevation profile tool as part of the LA County GIS Viewer that uses the highest resolution data available, the 2006 LARIAC 5-foot Digital Elevation Model (click here for details about that dataset).

 

How to access the elevation profile tool

In the GIS Viewer, the elevation profile tool is located on the right side in the Measurement Tools Tab (see picture below)

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Follow the instructions provided and the elevation profile will be calculated on the fly.  You can mouse over the profile and see the corresponding location on the map.

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