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GasSavers_DaX 06-20-2006 04:02 PM

Google Earth Help
 
How are you guys plotting distances and more importantly elevation changes in Google Earth?

I need to plot a course through my campus for us to test the bike we're building for my senior design project, and I need a plot of elevation as a function of distance.

I've downloaded the software (it's awesome) but I don't know how to use it!

I know KickflipJR has said he plotted elevation change before...

HELP! :D

GasSavers_DaX 06-21-2006 04:30 AM

Help?

GasSavers_civicminded 06-21-2006 05:34 AM

DaX,

While I haven't used Google Earth much (maybe 10 min max), I have seen valuable information about elevation on Topozone.com.

Hope that helps.

95metro 06-21-2006 06:13 AM

If you go to the "Tools" menu and select "Measure" you can plot lines or, even better, paths. At the bottom of your screen you may want to make certain that "Roads" is checked, but this kind of depends how hi-res the photos of your area are. The city I live in is very lo-res and it's hard to make out details.

As for elevation if you look in the lower-left corner of the display you will see the compass. Look under the compass and you will see an array of numbers. These numbers change as you move the mouse. The represent mouse pointer, longitude, latitude, and the final number is elevation.

I think you basically just need to calculate your elevation changes from point to point.

diamondlarry 06-21-2006 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 95metro
If you go to the "Tools" menu and select "Measure" you can plot lines or, even better, paths. At the bottom of your screen you may want to make certain that "Roads" is checked, but this kind of depends how hi-res the photos of your area are. The city I live in is very lo-res and it's hard to make out details.

As for elevation if you look in the lower-left corner of the display you will see the compass. Look under the compass and you will see an array of numbers. These numbers change as you move the mouse. The represent mouse pointer, longitude, latitude, and the final number is elevation.

I think you basically just need to calculate your elevation changes from point to point.

Sounds about right. That's how I check elevations.

GasSavers_DaX 06-21-2006 11:44 AM

Got it...thanks guys.


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