Displaying the elevation in feet for a DEM

12-26-2019 08:37 AM
New Contributor III

I have a DEM and would like to see the Pixel Value displayed in feet

Right now when I use the Identify tool to query the attributes of the DEM,

Pixel Value = a big number like 128 or something

How to I get this to display in feet?


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MVP Regular Contributor

If this value is meters, the feet equivalent will be larger.

If you are uncertain of the units, the meta data should indicate the vertical units.

If there is no metadata, add the USATopo layer to your map and compare the values of the raster to the contour values of the topo.

If you are sure of the vertical units, why not simply use the raster calculator to multiply by the correct conversion value, and use the resulting raster instead of the original?



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New Contributor III

Thank you for that response Jim! Maybe because it's a new year but after reading your reply, I came to the realization all I had to do to find my answer was look at the properties of the data layer and look for the Vertical Units.

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