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Elevation map for flight path

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by NorthcountySD, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. NorthcountySD

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    I discovered a site that helps me plan out the elevation around me that I thought might be helpful to those that live near hills, mountains etc...

    Elevation Calculator - Find the elevation of a route drawn on a Google Map

    Check it out and I would love to hear feedback.

    I haven't put it to the test yet but I like that it will tell me the changes for the path that I enter.

    Hope it helps!!!
     
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  2. Mark The Droner

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    Wow that looks like it works just like my favorite elevation map except it doesn't require logging in.

    Google Maps Find Altitude
     
  3. Fat City

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    You can draw a path and see a graph of elevation along it using Google Earth:
    Add -> Path to draw the path, then Edit -> Show Elevation Profile.

    I suggest that you verify that the elevations in the profile make sense. In a urban area I've saw some weird discontinuities in elevation that others have also reported. Otherwise it could be very useful in setting the altitude of waypoints in Ground Station. Of course it won't help avoid trees, wires, etc. - you've got to know the area.

    I'm curious if anyone has used this feature for mission planning.
     
  4. Mark The Droner

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    You bet - I use mine all the time
     
  5. NorthcountySD

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    Kinda. No need to log in and..... This in gives a graphical representation of the path...

    Really easy and basic to use. Just in case there is something between your takeoff and destination

    Thought it might be helpful