Terrain-X is a new tool developed by onX Labs that onX Hunt Elite Members can use to analyze slope angles, slope aspects, and elevation patterns. Terrain-X is a stand-alone program designed to help you understand geographical features, so in order to make the terrain as clear as possible, content such as private lands, government lands, and rec points will not be visible on the Terrain-X map.
If you have onX Hunt Elite, follow the instructions in this article to begin using the Terrain-X tool.
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Table of Contents:
- How to access the Terrain-X tool and use the basic map controls.
- How to use the Slope Angle tool.
- How to use the Slope Aspect tool.
- How to use the Elevation Band tool.
- How to use the Viewshed tool.
How to access the Terrain-X tool and use the basic controls
You can access the Terrain-X tool from the onX Hunt Web Map on your desktop or laptop computer. Click here to log into onX Hunt Web Map.
After logging into Web Map, click the Terrain-X Button on the right side of the screen.
The Terrain-X tool will open in a new browser tab with the title "onX Labs." To zoom in and out, use the scroll wheel on your mouse or the plus and minus buttons in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Click and drag to move the map, or use the location button in the bottom right corner to move the map to your current location.
Use the up and down arrows in the bottom right corner to tilt the map.
Use the rotate arrows in the bottom right corner to rotate the map.
Click globe button in the bottom right corner to reset the tilt and rotation.
Click the Waypoint Button to drop Waypoints on your map.
Waypoints you create using the Terrain-X tool can be viewed and edited in the My Content Menu in the onX Hunt App or Web Map. Click here for instructions on using the My Content Menu.
Use the slider buttons in the tools on the left to turn off or turn on the Slope Angle, Slope Aspect, and Elevation Band tools. Each tool works as a filter, so you can use all three terrain tools together to show slopes of a certain angle, facing a specific direction, at a specific elevation.
How to use the Slope Angle tool
Use this tool to find steep slopes or flat spots in mountainous terrain. The slope angle is the angle the slope makes with the horizontal. Click and drag the sliders on to set the range of slope angles.
Slopes within the range of slope angles you set are shaded green on your map.
How to use the Slope Aspect tool
Slope Aspect is the direction the slope is facing, so you can use this tool to find slopes facing a specific direction or range of directions. Click and drag the dials to set the range of slope aspects. The pink area on the dial is the selected range of slope aspects.
Slopes within the range of slope aspects you set are shaded green on your map.
How to use the Elevation Band tool
Use this tool to identify areas within a certain elevation range. Click and drag the sliders up and down to set the range.
Elevation Bands within the range you set will be shaded green on your map.
How to use the Viewshed tool
The Viewshed tool allows you to visualize what can be seen from any point on the map. Once enabled, the Viewshed will follow your cursor.
Areas of the map that are visible from the location of the Viewshed are shaded green on the map. You can fix the Viewshed in place by double right-clicking on the map.