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Thanks to the internet we have all kinds of data. The latest find is an elevation calculator. I would like to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. That most often means a change in elevation.Elevation Calculator Map

This looks like a great place to hang out for part of the summer, if it was 2,000′ higher.


This elevation tool allows you to see a graph of elevations along a path using a google map. You can also find the elevation of a single location. Simply enter the address you want the elevation of. This tool will then find the elevation of that address. You can also zoom into the map and click to find the elevation of a point. From there click on the map to define points along a path that you want to find the elevation of. As you click the elevation will appear as a graph below the map. You can also click ‘Find Elevation’ to refresh the google map. This tool is useful for plotting the elevation of a trail, finding the slope of a plot of land, to determine drainage, or to know the elevation of my house.

I do look at topographical lines on the Benchmark and De Lorme maps, but the elevation calcultaor  does it all kinds of ways, and much faster than me adding and subtracting and forgetting.

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3 Responses to Reference Materials

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  2. Biz Crate says:

    Handy! Thanks for sharing it!


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