Category Archives: structure/tectonics

How to create topographic profiles in ArcGIS with x,y coordinates, and plot them with projected sample locations in Python

I have been getting a lot of zircon (U-Th)/He cooling data these past couple of weeks from my South Lunggar project, and placing that data in a proper structural context for interpretation.  This involves drawing cross-sections and projecting my sample locations onto those cross-sections, which requires a topographic profile (drawn with no vertical exaggeration) that has proper geographic or projected coordinates.  Though this is a task that most geologists (especially structure/tectonics types) will have to do at some point, there is not a lot of information out there for doing it with modern tools.
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