I have applied the DEM's base heights to both the raster image, the raster DEM, and a vector file. The DEM and vector file match up but the satellite image does not match up at all. Any suggestions to what could be causing this?

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  • Same exageration factor? – FelixIP Apr 12 '16 at 21:38
  • Cant seem to find that. Closest I can say is its in the same data frame so it has to have the same vertical exaggeration there. Is there somewhere else that can be changed? – Alex Muckle Apr 13 '16 at 3:14


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Happened because layer offset and factor to convert…units

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Are different between image and DEM it draped over

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  • My factor to convert unit is set to custom 1 on both and the constant elevation before I had raised it to 500 to make them sorta close. When I move that to 0 it lies way below. – Alex Muckle Apr 13 '16 at 4:25
  • If z factor=1, landscape you are showing kinda sortof do not exist on Earth, unless your xy units are not comparable with z units. Is your dem unprojected? If so project it to metric – FelixIP Apr 13 '16 at 4:59
  • So I messed around with the numbers some more. When I converted the DEM to feer to meters it seemed to lined up. If I did it the other way it did not. But it works now so that is great. Thanks! – Alex Muckle Apr 14 '16 at 15:43

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