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Change name of ELEVATION attribute

mlamadrid
mlamadrid Global Mapper User
edited December 2010 in Elevation Data
Is there a way to change the name of the elevation, area & length attributes to specific ones (like Z, Shape_Area & Shape_Len)?

Thanks in advance!

Comments

  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited December 2010
    After you have all of your data loaded, simply select all of the features with the Digitizer Tool, then right-click and select to edit them and rename the attributes as desired.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • mlamadrid
    mlamadrid Global Mapper User
    edited December 2010
    That works well, but then when I save the vector data as shapefile and reload it, the attribute name goes back to its default ELEVATION, even when I do this with user defined types... Is there a work around? Thanks Mike.
  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited December 2010
    Is the attribute name changing to ELEVATION or is a new duplicate attribute named ELEVATION being created? If the latter, make sure NOT to check the option to create 3D features when doing the Shapefile export, otherwise you will get an elevation value for each point stored with the coordinates (in addition to any attribute values) and that will cause a new ELEVATION attribute to be created on import.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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