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    Google Earth Elevation Question

    Does anyone know how to calculate altitude on google earth ? i just figuered out how to measure distance and path distance but I cant figure out how to gauge or calculate altitude.

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    When I need an altitude I go over to Topozone, call up the correct USGS map, and check the contour lines for elevations. A lot of road junctions and major landmarks have exact elevations noted on the maps.
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    Hey, Google Earth for Dummies makes a wonderful Holiday gift idea. In fact, I'll make a list of all the Dummies titles and go from there. Why didn't I think of that! What a dummy.

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    I use http://www.gmap-pedometer.com when I want to map a route and see the elevation changes. Very easy to use.

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    i use gmap-pedometer as well. it has the usgs topo maps built in, just hit the topo button next to the map and satallite buttons

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    Google Earth shows elevation at the bottom as you mouse over the map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnynrpr View Post
    Google Earth shows elevation at the bottom as you mouse over the map.
    i think the elevation shown is from where the picture was taken, not the altitude of the land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
    i think the elevation shown is from where the picture was taken, not the altitude of the land.
    It shows both
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