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.


Enable terrain data to use this function.

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


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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 = 1.8675e+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 Pair 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 surface data, specified as a siteviewer object or a terrain name. Valid terrain names are 'none', 'gmted2010', or the name of the custom terrain data added using addCustomTerrain. The default value is the current Site Viewer or 'gmted2010', if none is open.

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