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Old 11-05-07, 07:30 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-05-07, 10:19 PM   #3
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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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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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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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Old 11-08-07, 12:31 PM   #9
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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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