Option to have elevation profile printed with map

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John OKeefe

30 May, 2016 04:33 PM

It would be nice to have an option to print a small elevation profile on the bottom of your map.

Another feature that would be nice is to have mile markers automatically applied to a route. Right now I use the elevation profile and manually scroll along until I get to one mile distance. I then place a marker and that point. I then continue the above process until I have a mile marker for the entire route.

Thank you for all your hard work on CalTopo! It is a great resource for outdoor activities.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 30 May, 2016 05:15 PM

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    Hi John -

    The elevation profile is on my radar.

    For the mile marker issue, it's not quite what you're asking for, but you can:

    • Right click -> modify -> clone
    • Right click -> modify -> resample
    • Create a point every one mile, and check the "create markers" box
    • Delete the new, resampled line, leaving your old one in place along with the markers

    However the markers will be spaced at one mile point-to-point, rather than one mile along your track.

    • Matt
  2. matt closed this discussion on 30 May, 2016 05:15 PM.

  3. JoJa15 re-opened this discussion on 30 May, 2016 05:43 PM

  4. 2 Posted by JoJa15 on 30 May, 2016 05:43 PM

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    Hi Matt,

    Thank you for the quick response! Glad to know the elevation profile is on
    your radar. I also love how the expanded elevation profile includes slope
    and tree cover. That is very helpful/useful for evaluating exposure during
    a hike.

    I will try out the tip for the mile markers. I am sure it is super low
    priority but if there is ever an opportunity to add mile markers to a path
    that would be great!

    Thanks again!

    - John

  5. adamg32 closed this discussion on 01 Jun, 2016 07:56 PM.

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