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Elevation of site



z = elevation(site) returns the ground or building surface elevation of antenna site in meters. Elevation is measured relative to mean sea level using earth gravitational model, EGM-96. If the site coincides with a building, elevation is measured at the top of the building. Otherwise, elevation is measured at the ground.

This function only supports antenna sites with a CoordinateSystem property value of 'geographic'.

z = elevation(___,Name,Value) returns the ground elevation of the antenna in meters with additional options specified by name-value arguments.


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Compute and display the elevation at Mount Washington in meters.

mtwash = txsite('Name','Mt Washington','Latitude',44.2706, ...
z = elevation(mtwash)
z = 1.8704e+03

Input Arguments

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Transmitter or receiver site, specified as a txsite or rxsite object or an array of txsite or rxsite objects.

Name-Value Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: 'Map','siteviewer1'

Map for visualization or surface data, specified as one of the following:

  • A siteviewer object.[1]

  • A terrain name if the function is called with an output argument. Valid terrain names are 'none', 'gmted2010', or the name of the custom terrain data added using addCustomTerrain.

The default value is:

  • The current siteviewer object or a new siteviewer object if none are open.

  • 'gmted2010' if called with an output.

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Ground or building surface elevation of the antenna site, returned as an M-by-1 matrix with each element unit in meters. M is the number of sites in site.

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Introduced in R2018b

[1] Alignment of boundaries and region labels are a presentation of the feature provided by the data vendors and do not imply endorsement by MathWorks®.