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How to connect points with a line vertically

chuckchuck Global Mapper UserPosts: 82Trusted User
Folks:

This is what I have done.  I have loaded in two shapefiles containing the same data points.  In one shapefile I used the Attribute Calculator to scale the elevation values from positive to negative values.  In the other I multiplied all elevation values by zero.  This has resulted in two shapefile layers for point data positioned over one another - X,Y's are all identical; however, the elevation values for any two points stacked on each other are different.

I am trying to connect each point stacked vertically with a vertical line.  This resulting line would represent a vertical well bore path.

I have tried the advance create tool and any line that I can generate is connecting points in a horizontal plane.  I can select the stacked points using the digitizer tool but I can only connect a single set of stacked points individually.  Is there a way to connect the points vertically by selecting all?

Thank you in advance.

-Chuck

Global Mapper v17.1.1 (b020516) [64-bit] - REGISTERED 

Answers

  • chuckchuck Global Mapper User Posts: 82Trusted User
    Folks:

    Is this a trivial matter and I am overlooking the tool to be able to do so?

    Chuck
  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 2,296
    Hi Chuck,

    Sorry...looks like I missed this when you originally posted it.

    You should be able to use Advanced Feature Creation | Create New Line Feature from Selected Points. When asked to specify the maximum distance between points, use a very small number (e.g., 0.001).  This should connect vertically the points that have the same X and Y.

    Cheers,

    Bob
  • chuckchuck Global Mapper User Posts: 82Trusted User
    Thank you very much . . .


    Peace,

    -Chuc
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