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Topic: anyone knows a good site for finding high and low elevations?

king_of_nowhere
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Posted at: 2019-07-23, 15:57

I am working on a new map like dolomites, where I take a real place and transfer it faithfully in game coordinates.

to do that, I need a site where I can see elevation lines, click oon a point of the map and get its coordinates and elevation. then i can copy the data into a ddatasheet that converts it into game coordinates.

unfortunately, i don't have that site anymore. I used to use https://www.daftlogic.com/sandbox-google-maps-find-altitude.htm in the past. now, however, it does not give anymore the option of visualizing elevation lines. without elevation lines, I can click random points on the map, but I cannot truly identify mountain tops and valley floors, so the site in its current version is useless to me.

Is there anyone who knows of something else I can use?


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JanO
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Posted at: 2019-07-23, 16:30

opentopomap.org

Would that one help you?


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niektory
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Posted at: 2019-07-23, 23:14

Try https://contourmapcreator.urgr8.ch/ or https://topographic-map.com/


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king_of_nowhere
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Posted at: 2019-07-24, 00:23

JanO wrote:

opentopomap.org

Would that one help you?

No. the map is very nice, but it does not let me know the coordinates of a point i click, and most important, it does not print out the data.

niektory wrote:

Try https://contourmapcreator.urgr8.ch/

Awful site. it has no accuracy whatsoever. the lines it generates don't even look like the actual lines you can see on a real map.

or https://topographic-map.com/

Good maps, but again, no way to quickly get the coordinates of the point i click, and especially no way to print them.

I know. my needs are quite particular. I need to click on a spot and have the map print coordinates and elevation somewhere that I can copy-paste in my datasheet. nothing else will do.


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niektory
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Posted at: 2019-07-24, 02:33

king_of_nowhere wrote:

niektory wrote:

Try https://contourmapcreator.urgr8.ch/

Awful site. it has no accuracy whatsoever. the lines it generates don't even look like the actual lines you can see on a real map.

Yeah, the default accuracy is too low. It can be improved by increasing the Sampling Points, but if you go high enough it starts giving errors...

or https://topographic-map.com/

Good maps, but again, no way to quickly get the coordinates of the point i click, and especially no way to print them.

I know. my needs are quite particular. I need to click on a spot and have the map print coordinates and elevation somewhere that I can copy-paste in my datasheet. nothing else will do.

Hmm... What about these then?


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