Heightprofile from GoogleEarth to 3D-Surface

The tool get the height-Profile from GoogleEarth via COM-API and the image to generate a 3D-surface.
Updated 8 May 2012

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This is an example script on how to get data (loacations with altitude, colored image) from GoogleEarth into
a matlab surface.
Use this function as a script so comment the first line!

The code was tested with Matlab 2010a an GoogleEarth 6 (actual version) so download it or try your actual
GE-version: http://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/index.html

Further help for GoogleEarthAPI you find under:

You need additional MCFE-files before script will run without errors:

ATTENTION: There is a heavy workaround to get an colored image from GE in line 70 (jmouseemu). Here it is
necessery to set the mousepointer in the actual GE-picture, so the x and y pixels must be in it! The
problem is, that it will not work in debug mode.
Depending of internetconnection speed you must play a little with the pause-times to get all needed data.

Programmed by Sven Koerner: koerner(underline)sven(add)gmx.de
Date: 2011/07/27

Cite As

Sven Koerner (2024). Heightprofile from GoogleEarth to 3D-Surface (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/32357-heightprofile-from-googleearth-to-3d-surface), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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Version Published Release Notes

Changed the link to the GoogleEarthAPI.

new title

added help pdf