How High Above Sea Level Is My House?


The height above sea level is also referred to as elevation and can be found using an online source or phone app, an atlas or a topographic map. A site such as Veloroutes allows users to enter their address or city and find the elevation of their home.

A GPS phone app is also a source of information and might automatically display an address's elevation. An atlas supplies statistics for various cities. Finding a location or one nearby should let a user find the elevation. A topographic map can be used to find the nearest marked line, and the number of lines can be counted to a particular location. Multiplying the number of lines by the contour interval and then adding the result to the nearest labeled line results in the elevation.