Vertical exaggeration in ArcGIS

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Vertical exaggeration in ArcGIS

Post by Admin » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:36 pm

As the term says, vertical exaggeration means to exaggerate (or enlarge) your features vertically - most of the cases to visualize the elevation differences.

For mainly a flat surface or in a small-scale map, vertical exaggeration can help capturing readily (otherwise unnoticeable) elevation changes in the terrain.

In ArcScene, right click on your layer > Layer Properties. Then under ‘Base Heights’ tab, you will see ‘Z Unit Conversion’, where you can choose your desirable factors to better view changes in the vertical direction.

Have fun. :)

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