How do I Interpret Slope on the Profile

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Chris Seaman

09 Jan, 2020 04:09 AM

Is there a description of how the slope information should be interpreted? I created a simple line, following a countour. The slope should be 0 (degrees or percent grade) but the slop graph shows two bars at 30deg. I attached the exported PDF for clarity.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ben Lantow on 09 Jan, 2020 06:08 AM

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    So what is happening here is you've traced a route with a little elevation change (VERY little). If you look at the vertical exaggeration it's over 36x. So yes you have a 30slope, of maybe a 1 foot rise or something insanely small, you only see it because you tried to limit the variation so much. The profile is intended for tracking elevation over larger ranges and variation and is less prone to this sort of exaggeration error on normal slopes or routes.

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