I'm trying to get a Height Profile for a certain route using the profile tool (terrain profile). Does anyone know how i can get the slope in percent and in degrees in the table of the profile tool so that i can export it?


I do not know if Profile Tool(Terrain Profile) has the ability to export slope data (although it does show slope as a graph).

There are several tools/plugins for QGIS which can calculate DEM profiles... I would suggest qProf plugin.

To export slope, calculate profile first, then go to Export tab and select topographic profile data. In the output csv you will find dirslop column (directional slope) among others.

  • Profile tool only exports point elevation data XYZ (to clipboard or a points layer), but not slope (but you can add that yourself). Your way sounds easier! – Steven Kay Aug 10 '18 at 16:33
  • Thanks @StevenKay Calculating directional slope from xyz requires mathematical skill (head-scratching...) so I've given up quickly. – Kazuhito Aug 10 '18 at 21:23

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