Creating a Section Using Google Earth

This method allows you to quickly find a section cut line from the terrain models that are part of Google Earth. Keep in mind that the results shown have an exaggerated vertical elevation which may not work in some situations. The vertical exaggeration can be adjusted by re-sizing the window, although this cannot be accomplished precisely.

It is also possible to find out more information about the section by dragging the cursor over portions in the profile window, this will show distance, slope, elevation change, etc for the range that is selected.

Finding elevations for a section cut in google earth. The tutorial is by Lucas Frey at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture

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