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Airspace Survey Elevation Tool

 How to use the elevation tool in Airspace Survey

Airspace Survey will automatically identify the ground elevation for a specified latitude and longitude. There are three ways to view the elevation of a selected point. The first way shown is using the default US map that appears on your screen when you open Survey. The second way to view elevations is by using the "Set Point" feature, and the third way is by using the "Get Point" feature. If you don't have our Survey software, this feature can also be accessed using our Airspace Software  package.

(Note:  Some of our customers have internal firewalls which block this module from accessing the internet. If this module does not work, please contact your IT department and ask them to look into firewall restrictions.)

 Using the ground elevation tool - Option 1  

1.  Open Airspace Survey and select the "Data" option from the menu bar. Scroll down to the bottom and select "Point Elevation".

Note: A window will open in the upper right hand corner of the screen. This is where the elevation data will be displayed after a point is selected.

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 Using the ground elevation tool - Option 2  

2. - Set Study Point

Select from the menu bar "Data" and choose "Set Point" to open the "Set Study Point" window. In this window enter the Latitude and Longitude desired. Place the mouse over the word "Ground" until it turns red. Left click once and a window will appear showing the elevation of the selected location.

Click "OK", the elevation is now locked into the ground elevation box on the "Set Study Point" window. If you choose cancel the ground elevation box will be left blank.

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 Using "Get Point" exporting from an Airspace OMS file - Option 3  

From the Airspace Survey menu bar select "Data" then scroll down and choose the "Get Point" option.

Another window will open with your case study files. Select the desired study file to display another window with the coordinates to display in the already open "Set Study Point" window.
(Note: the next steps can be followed the same as the "Set Point" instructions).

Next Select the "Ground" option to see the actual elevation compared to your case study coordinates. When the a new window pops up telling you the actual elevation, do not select "OK" because it will over-write the elevation in the box. You must hit "Cancel".

If you want to accept the elevation displayed in the "Elevation Manager Window" then select "OK".

Note: you will not be able to change this data after selecting "OK".

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 How to print a USGS elevation certification   

Obtaining a Free Elevation Certification from USGS

Left click "Print" and a USGS Ground Point Elevation Document will print from your default printer.  This elevation value is obtained from the USGS certified database.

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