The new version of Leapfrog Geo 6.0 has been released. Today, I had a chance to write a Leapfrog Geo tutorial for beginners. I will start with importing the elevation grid to Leapfrog Geo 6.0. There are a lot of improvements have been made to this new release. The one thing that I do notice is the processing speed. The new Leapfrog Geo 6.0 runs faster and quicker when processing the data.
Similar to the previous Leapfrog versions, the new Leapfrog 6.0 supports various elevation grid formats including .asc, .hgt, .geotiff, .img, .bil and many more.
First, prepare the elevation grid. You can create the elevation grid from a contour file or from elevation points. You can use software like MapInfo Professional, Global Mapper, Surfer, ArcGIS, and so on. If you don’t know how to create an elevation grid, you can read my tutorial below.
How to create DEM from points in Mapinfo Professional
To import an elevation grid, you can do the following
- Open Leapfrog project or create a new one
- Right-click the Mesh and choose Import Elevation Grid
- Browse the grid file. Make sure you have the supported grid file format
- Click OK
- Wait until the import process completes
To display the grid, simply drag and drop it to the Leapfrog window. You can then change the color from the layer control.