How Do You Know What Elevation You Are At?


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One method to determine elevation is to consult reference data collected by respected scientific organizations whose products are widely used and accepted by government, commercial and private entities. These products are readily accessible via an electronic device with a reliable Internet connection and position-locating capability.

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Google is one starting point to determine elevation because, in addition to Google Maps, the search engine can connect with many websites and online tools that range from casual to professional use.

Additionally, NASA has an online tool called Reverb that allows users to input position data such as latitude and longitude to determine elevation for a specific point on the Earth’s surface.

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