HGT elevation data display if both 1” and 3” resolution hgt files are present in the srtm directory

Arpad Orfi shared this question 3 years ago
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How does Locus Pro handle .HGT data (more precisely, the display of digital elevation data) if more files are present in the Locus/data/srtm directory in different resolution for the same area, e.g. for the Alps, downloaded in 1” resolution from http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/Coverage%20map%20viewfinderpanoramas_org1.htm and also in 3” resolution from http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/Coverage%20map%20viewfinderpanoramas_org3.htm?


Will Locus display elevation data based on the 1” file or the 3” file?

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Good day Arpad,


not sure, if it is possible to recognize difference between 1' and 3'' files as gynta suggest, so I'll rather add my answer as well.


I think you can have only a single file for certain area. So for example file N45E008.hgt that will be 25 MB big in case 1' data or around 3 MB big in case of 3'' data. Locus is able to handle both files, so it is just on you, which file you place into Locus/data/srtm directory.


Hope, I've answered on your question.

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So try it

should work.

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Good day Arpad,


not sure, if it is possible to recognize difference between 1' and 3'' files as gynta suggest, so I'll rather add my answer as well.


I think you can have only a single file for certain area. So for example file N45E008.hgt that will be 25 MB big in case 1' data or around 3 MB big in case of 3'' data. Locus is able to handle both files, so it is just on you, which file you place into Locus/data/srtm directory.


Hope, I've answered on your question.