Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Silver Spring, MD (MABRA/MAC)
Bikes: Cannondale Cyclocross, Specialized Langster, Giant TCR-C2 Composite
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Google Earth actually tells you altitude. You can plug an address into Google Earth, and after it goes there, just scroll over it with the cursor and it will tell you the altitude at the bottom of the screen. GE also has a topographical feature that lets you see terrain in 3D, even when skewing the plaqnar view. It's pretty cool to do, especially with peaks like Mt. Fuji in Japan (you can even turn on the roads and follow it up a mountian. Do a search for L'Alpe D'Huez with these feature turned on, it's the coolest thing).