I am using QGIS with a USB GPS to capture lat/long of utility locations. I have created a .csv file with a few fields e.g. address, cross st, id number, etc. and made it "editable". When I locate a utility item I utilize the the live GPS "add point" feature. QGIS adds the Lat/long (X/Y) to the first two columns of the file and "prompts" for the information from my .csv file. I can then save the file as a .csv and I have the attributes with lat/long.

Is there an "easy" way to have QGIS add/include the altitude "Z" along with the lat/long? Would this require a special script, etc.?

  • Perhaps this post might help: Calculate attribute height of point data.
    – Joseph
    Nov 18, 2015 at 11:37
  • I think the op wants to get elevation from the GPS dongle, not a DTM. Nov 18, 2015 at 14:06
  • I am using a GPS dongle and elevation is correct. I can easily capture lat/long using the "add point" feature and would like to have the "add point" feature include the elevation as well.
    – nmarin
    Nov 29, 2015 at 17:46


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