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How elevation is computed ? Which SRTM tiles are used ?

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Hi !

How elevation of caches are computed, are used this source http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/dem3.html or NASA SRTM files ?
asked Jul 29, 2015 in Miscellaneous by fatbozz (270 points)

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See FAQ: How is the elevation data calculated?

http://project-gc.com/Home/FAQ#feff36e17f333613fb5ac840a3cf77c6
answered Jul 29, 2015 by Jakuje (Moderator) (105,040 points)
It would appear that two different methods are being used, because I get two different results within the same section in my profile stats.

In my list of highest and lowest elevations, I only have three caches that are over 10,000 feet.  However, on the elevation chart just below, it shows that I have 24.  Both cannot be true.
You read the Elevation chart wrong. There is "< 10000" (below 10k), which is obviously confusing that there are not shown caches above 10k. It is not an issue with metric units, where your founds fit under "< 5000".

Please fill a bug report/feature request (new question) to show also caches over 10k ft in the elevation chart.
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