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RonInNJ

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Hello,

I would like to use a statewide DEM/hillshade (New Jersey) to create profiles. The profiles (land surface) would be used to build 1:250,000-scale geologic cross sections. The profile tool in ArcGIS is very crude. Can anyone suggest software, tutorials, examples, etc.. Thank you.

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Hi Ron,

My vote is for Ianko's tools. I think his Profile Extractor is what you are looking for.

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I would personally use the profile option in VNS (which has the option to export the profile to Illustrator) or Manifold.
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I have a feeling this is a task for Surfer from Golden Software. It was a long time since I played with it though, so I am not 100% sure...
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Thanks all. I will give all your suggestions a run.

Ron

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I suppose it's all what you're used to using. I did this long ago in Vertical Mapper/MapInfo.




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