Raster Profile Tool

The Raster Profile Tool allows you to cut profiles through raster surfaces.  This operation will result in one or more profile point shape files being built (one for each raster intersected) and added to your map.  Allowable raster formats are ESRI GRID, TIFF, FGDBR, SDR, and IMAGINE IMAGE.  Each point in the shape file represents a depth (or elevation) that was dynamically extracted from each raster cell that was intersected by the profile line.  The resulting points may then be viewed in a 2-D graph or the data represented in the point shape file may be exported to a comma-delimited ASCII text file. 

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Raster Profile Tool Dialog 

  • Draw ad hoc transects across raster surfaces.
  • Profile shapefiles are created on the fly
  • Plot up to 5 profiles on a chart.
  • Plot chart profiles directly to PDF format.
  • Classify profile points on elevation or user-defined interval values.
  • Export profile data to an ascii text file in CSV format.
  • Include a vicinity map in your PDF output
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Raster Profile Tool Chart

One or more profiles can be simultaneously plotted onto a 2D graph for further analysis and viewing. Select an item from the master plotted profiles list box seen on the left side of dialog box and then click the plot profile button. There are several features associated with the chart form. The large toolbar seen on the bottom right contains controls that allow to you modify the look and feel of the chart. Functions include zooming in and zooming out, export to image, printing dialog, and other additional features.