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Google Earth Altitudes

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    Closed Accounts Posts: 5,244 thetonynator

    Was wondering recently if anyone knows how accurate the altitudes given when you hold the cursor over a spot on google earth are?

    Not even sure if this is on topic for geography but if anyone knows . . .?


  • I just checked an area near where i live that i measured the correct altitude with a GPS awhile back and I'm getting a difference of about 40m.

    I think Google Earth is great to look at but the reliability of the data there isn't be considered accurate for anything important.

    Somebody may be able to give a more accurate answer than this :)