How to measure elevation gains/losses of a tour through Thailand?
I'm planning to cycle across Northern Thailand and have tried to figure out the expected elevation gains with Google Earth. However, in the elevation profiles the indicated height gains rise immensely (from 2300m to 10'000m) as I zoom in the route. Any tipps how I can make this work? Or any other programs that yield better results?
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I tried google once, saw huge sudden increases in elevation. I do not have a solution, but I can describe the problem. When plotting a route to look at elevation, I realized that google's computer was plotting the route on an electronic topo map. But when it did that, instead of the route following the flat road at the base of the cliff, it occasionally plotted the route a few feet to the side of teh road at the top of the adjacent cliff which caused the huge jumps.