The height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level.

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Faulty altitude point between contours

I have point(picket?) between 2 contour lines with even number altitudes. Now i got these new 5 meters steps contour in between. As you see, this point between red lines was OK, but now that this 175 ...
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Map scale based on altitude

I'm either missing something or failing at some basic math here, but is it possible to calculate the map resolution (map units/pixel) based on altitude (from sea level)? I have center coordinates and ...
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“Update Altitude” does not work on TCX Converter

I have downloaded TCX Converter from the official site. Although I update altitude data of points which I created from Google Earth, they can't be displayed on table. Only "ml>" is written on ...
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How to LOLA DEM 16bit signed TIFF to QGIS Greyscale (BumpMap) image?

I have a moon 16bit signed TIFF downloaded to my computer from http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/search/details/Moon/LMMP/LOLA-derived/Lunar_LRO_LOLA_ClrShade_Global_128ppd_v04/cub A pointer please in ...
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Relation between Geoidal separation and antenna altitude in GGA sentence?

I have searched about definitions and relations about geoidal separation and antenna altitude reported in GGA sentence. The more I read the more I am confused.So in a simple manner can anyone explain ...
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How to include altitude using QGIS for field surveys capturing lat/long for utility locations?

I am using QGIS with a USB GPS to capture lat/long of utility locations. I have created a .csv file with a few fields e.g. address, cross st, id number, etc. and made it "editable". When I locate a ...
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Get the altitude for a given geo location with online OpenStreetmap

Is there a simple way to get the altitude for a given geo location? I would like to add a link to our gluon node form, that links to a place, where I can easily retreive the altitude above NHN or ...
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Reaching cm (inch) level elevation precision using drones

A road construction firm needs altitude data of road path before and after the construction and the error should be less than 3 cm (2 inch). Normally, they put a ground station and workers manually ...
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GLONASS speed and altitude limitations

I'm looking for some info about the possible limitations for the GLONASS navigation system, something similar to the GPS COCOM limits. Is there any limitation on speed AND/OR altitude for this ...
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True Altitude of GPS cooridnates

Given two points a=(lat1, long1) , b=(lat2, long2). I want to divide the line between a and b into points with equidistant length. (for example 100 Points) For each of these points i need to ...
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Is there any application that gives the real absolute altitude?

I defined a test already and I would like to compare the altitudes measured by different sources. I drove a path by a car, mounted a GPS and a pressure sensor in the vehicle. On the chosen path, there ...
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Determine lat/lon intersection on earth from point in space along 3d line

I have a known point in space with a lat,lon,alt. It has a camera with a line of sight and a angle of field of view. I can take the central point and calculate each corner vector of the field of view, ...
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Creating an irregular points grid — one with regular along-slope distances [closed]

I am currently using QGIS to try and prepare a series of equally spaced -- along the terrain slopes -- sampling points within various NVC (National Vegetation Classification) sites in the UK. I am ...
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Setting the correct zoom level from Sector bounds for flat map using WorldWind SDK

This is not coming out correct for me. Setting the zoom level based on some other code I got on here using the EarthFlat model, which does not set the correct zoom for the placemarks within a sector ...
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SRTM elevation data question

I have a question concerning the SRTM elevation data (http://srtm.usgs.gov/). As a little thought experiment, assume I want to build a 3D model of the earth's surface as a point cloud. The earth's ...
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Is there a way to get Z value from 3D multipoint shapefile in QGIS?

Is there a way to get Z value/height/altitude from 3D multipoint shapefile in QGIS? All I found is way through SpatiaLite or PostGIS as explained here: ...
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How to calculate raster distance with z value using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to produce a raster distance map by using euclidean distance function having input feature as flight path (with altitude as Z value). However, my euclidean distance calculation did not ...
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How to calculate relative height of point on slope relative to nearest creek and ridge?

I'm attempting to calculate the relative height (values between 0 and 1 preferably) of waypoints on a slope along the path of least resistance. Ideally, points in creeks would have values of 0 and ...
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How can I add height data to a polyline in QGIS?

I want to place a polyline at the correct altitude in QGIS. Is that possible and how do I do this? What I have is a polyline (railroad) and I want to add information on the electrics above the ...
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How is elevation and altitude measured?

According to my watch that claims to measure altitude, as far as I can see it says that in Stockholm Sweden the altitude is 170 meters but can that be right? How exactly can we know that 0 altitude in ...
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Height of the geoid in ECEF coordinates

I know that the relationship of geoid height N and ellipsoid height h to orthometric height H is defined by H = h - N, but what if I have some position in Earth-Centered-Earth-Fixed (ECEF) ...
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Calculating Accurate % Grade from GPS Coordinates

I am trying to calculate % Grade from GPS points. I am using the basic equation of (Rise/Run)×100 The problem is I am getting spikes in my GPS data (example 1 meter rise for 3 meter run), I am ...
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Why does GPS altitude jump sometimes?

I am currently developing a little application in Android which uses GPS. When i click a button i start to record a "track". If i walk around i save my position every second into a file. This works ...
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How to get elevation with LibGeoTiff?

I'm trying to get an elevation profile from a geotif file ( downloaded from http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/). I downloaded the libgeotiff library but i can's see any function that can return an elevation ...
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How to get latitude, longitude and altitude database from a GeoTIFF file?

I am developing an AR iOS application. When the iPhone gets the current location, it has to calculate locally the visible point. I want to read the tiff files in my application, and then get the ...
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What is my distance when viewing a scaled-topographic map?

A close friend from my company asked me a question about a topographic scaled map (1:25.000) that what was the altitude to a location in km (as you are viewing Earth from space) when he was viewing ...