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Using Mapsto find surface elevationsof a place.
« on: February 09, 2017, 06:40:42 PM »
What on-line Apps would give me the elevation of any location I want?

For example, I would like to plan an exit route for my family in case a flood should come in this area.  Some of the roads go thigh ground, but there're some dips along the way.  I need a way to find what places along a highway might dip below the flood plain. I t grid sing Google maps, but could not find a quick way to find elevation information.
Any ideas?
Maybe a Android App for my smartphone or iPhone?



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Re: Using Mapsto find surface elevationsof a place.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 07:56:18 PM »
Many Weather sites have elevation maps.
   
 
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    Re: Using Mapsto find surface elevationsof a place.
    « Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 10:01:57 AM »
    Perhaps you'd be better off contacting your local environmental authority - I'm sure you have something like that? Or at least the national environment agency, whoever that may be. They would probably provide you with the most accurate information and advice.

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    Re: Using Mapsto find surface elevationsof a place.
    « Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 10:36:12 AM »
    One source is the geographic topology maps issued by the government, but these often are very course ant only show levels in 40foot marks. So you might be in a 35 foot hole and not it on the map.
    https://education.usgs.gov/lessons/geospatialwebsites.html
    I did a Google search and found there is an App that will give you a map like Google and let yu pick elevation for any point. But there are no topographical contours.
    You use topographical** map to see  if yu can do a witless link from your house to grandma without going up on the roof.

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    relating to the arrangement or accurate representation of the physical features of an area.
    "the topographical features of the river valley"
        (of a work of art or an artist) dealing with or depicting places (especially towns), buildings, and natural prospects in a realistic and detailed manner.

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    « Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 10:39:41 AM »
    I thought you were escaping an impending flood....not setting up wireless to Grandma's house...
       
     
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    Re: Using Mapsto find surface elevationsof a place.
    « Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 11:30:06 AM »
    I thought you were escaping an impending flood....not setting up wireless to Grandma's house...
    How did you know?

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    Re: Using Mapsto find surface elevationsof a place.
    « Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 12:26:10 PM »
    I do research...
       
     
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