When rendering DEM file to single-band pseudocolor, the elevation values are not appearing. Attached are images of the proper template and my layer properties. Please let me know what other data would be helpful.

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  • Seems to be well defined. Include a screenshot of the layer tree expanded and the map canvas after you accept those layer properties. Feb 21, 2020 at 0:48
  • Did you press Apply?
    – user30184
    Feb 21, 2020 at 14:42
  • Yes, I applied it and it only showed the minimum and maximum elevation points. I did not display the multiple elevation values shown in the second image. I am following along in a workbook and it is defined correctly. I attached images after I applied it and what it is supposed to look like. Thanks.
    – Ben Mill
    Feb 26, 2020 at 21:00
  • Which version of QGIS are you using? And in which OS? Have you tried to change the classification mode from Continous to Quantile?
    – Val P
    Feb 26, 2020 at 21:15
  • @BenMill , Is i.stack.imgur.com/FuVYd.png a screenshot of your layer symbology property or a screenshot of the workbook? How do your layer symbology look? i.stack.imgur.com/IpCgF.jpg seems to be a previous state, there are not defined a color ramp nor the classes of the symbology. Feb 26, 2020 at 21:33

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In my opinion, you have edited the color ramp, removing its classes and defining two new ones. Since then, your layer symbology has two classes and that is what you see in the layers tree, and that is how the layer is rendered, with a continuous linear interpolation between both classes.

To modify it, you need to define new classes in the symbology, by pressing the + button. You can click on the color to edit it, in the Value field to associate that class to a value, and in the Label field to show the label of that class in the layers tree.

If you want to start again from the color ramp that you have selected (seems to be Schwarzwald one), just press the Classify button.

Also, be sure to read the documentation section for the Singleband Pseudocolor symbology property.

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    Adding the elevation individually did work! Thanks!
    – Ben Mill
    Feb 27, 2020 at 16:42

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