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How do you know the street elevations in your town?

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Users can find the elevation of streets and other locations in a town using the tools available at VeloRoutes.org and FreeMapTools.com. Both sites require users to put in a location, at which point they calculate the elevation of the given point.

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Locations on FreeMapTools.com display on a street map, while locations on VeloRoutes.com display on a basic terrain map that shows nearby mountains and other features. VeloRoutes.com also allows users to calculate the grade of a street or the amount the elevation of the street changes over a given distance. To use this tool, users input two locations, one at the bottom of the grade and the other at the top. The difference between the two is the grade of the street.

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