Google Maps is one of the most complete apps when it comes to location information because of all the data it provides us. Today we show you one related to the altitude of any place, see how to know how high I am above sea level on Google Maps.
Altitude, applied to geography, refers to the vertical distance of any terrestrial point with respect to sea level. This measurement is very important for activities and sports such as skydiving, climbing, skiing, etc. In some of these activities, height directly affects our body. If we are at higher points we need to adapt because the oxygen level is reduced and it can cause problems such as ‘altitude sickness’. Also the height influences in a relevant way when it comes to meteorology. With the appearance of mobile applications, being able to know exactly the height of any place in the world has been greatly simplified.
One of the apps that has more functions in terms of location information is Google Maps. In it you can find from the time it takes to travel by car according to the traffic that there is to any place or you can also know the best restaurants in any Spanish city. In addition, you can find data that will provide you with information about the altitude of any point, see how to know how high I am above sea level on Google Maps in the next section.
- Open Google Maps on your mobile device.
- In the search box locate the site whose altitude you want to know.
- When it appears, hold down on the map until a red marker appears.
- At the bottom click on the latitude and longitude coordinates (these are numbers that appear in parentheses) They will be copied to the clipboard.
- Open the web https://www.advancedconverter.com/en/map-tools/find-altitude-from-coordinates and enter the latitude and longitude data in the boxes.
- The altitude of the location above sea level will be displayed.
HOW TO SHOW THE TOPOGRAPHIC HEIGHT IN GOOGLE MAPS
In the previous section we have told you how to know how high I am above sea level on Google Maps. Now we are going to see how to show the topographic height in Google Maps easily.
The topographic height determines the altitude above different points on the ground and is easy to visualize with Google Maps. To do this you must open Google Maps in the computer browser and then enter the place whose topographic height you want to know in the upper box. When you have it click on “Layers”. Then choose “Emboss”. You will see on the map, information about the topographic height marked by some lines on the terrain.
HOW TO SEE THE ALTITUDE OF A POINT ON GOOGLE MAPS
As you have seen in previous sections, the way to see the altitude of a point on Google Maps is not given in the app automatically, but rather you have to convert the location in altitude through the coordinates that Maps does give us. . Although Google Maps does not automatically provide us with this information, there is another Google app, in this case Google Earth, which does provide information on the altitude of any geographical point.
To see this information in Google Earth , you just have to open the app or the web version of Earth and then you have to click on the magnifying glass to find the point whose altitude you want to know. Once the red marker is located on the map on the right side of the screen, in addition to the coordinates, the altitude reflected in meters will appear. It’s that easy to view it in this app.