Create a "reverse terrain layer" to visualize the volume of a gorge?

JSLJSL Global Mapper UserPosts: 434Trusted User
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to find the volume of a gorge through a linear ridge, and then visualize it . What I'd like to create is like a reverse negative of the DEM, so where there's a valley in the DEM, I'd see a hill.  I've been experimenting with compare terrain layers, where I create a polygon around the gorge, then give it the elevation of the highest height of the ridge and subtract the DEM from the polygon, but I can't seem to configure the elevations so the result is a reverse of the DEM.  Below is a image of the polygon and the ridge--any help would be most appreciated!
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  • 946946 Global Mapper User Posts: 152Trusted User
    Is this what you are after maybe?

  • JSLJSL Global Mapper User Posts: 434Trusted User
    Thanks, I'll play with that...looks like that's what I'm aiming for.
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