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    Altitude Reference Point website.....

    I don't know if this has been mentioned previously, but normally I use weather.com to get my Barometric reference points, I know there are many other sites that are just as helpful, but I could never find a good reference point for Altitude.

    So after searching and playing around, I found a great helpful website www.earthtools.org

    The mapping system in there has a mark to move the curser around to give you spot on feet above sealevel points to reference for accuracy.

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    Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DougFNJ View Post
    I don't know if this has been mentioned previously, but normally I use weather.com to get my Barometric reference points, I know there are many other sites that are just as helpful, but I could never find a good reference point for Altitude.

    So after searching and playing around, I found a great helpful website www.earthtools.org

    The mapping system in there has a mark to move the curser around to give you spot on feet above sealevel points to reference for accuracy.

    Hope it helps
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    Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    I use wunderground weather.
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    Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DougFNJ View Post
    I don't know if this has been mentioned previously, but normally I use weather.com to get my Barometric reference points, I know there are many other sites that are just as helpful, but I could never find a good reference point for Altitude.

    So after searching and playing around, I found a great helpful website www.earthtools.org

    The mapping system in there has a mark to move the curser around to give you spot on feet above sealevel points to reference for accuracy.

    Hope it helps
    Great help!!!
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    Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_C View Post
    I use wunderground weather.
    For altitude? or barometric pressure? (makes note to check whether WU has altitude of reporting station)
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    Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    Wow, all kinds of great reference material in this thread.

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    Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jnewell View Post
    For altitude? or barometric pressure? (makes note to check whether WU has altitude of reporting station)
    yes, WU does show altitude of the selected location!
    the thing is - do you find all the cities/villages in WU that you need/wanto to know the elevation of....

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    Confused Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    I agree, this is all good information... but now I am confused.

    When I first saw the post about www.earthtools.org I looked up a few of my reference points and was surprised to find that some of them actually showed different elevations at this site and at google earth. Some of them up to 50 ft different.

    I will have to find some of those weather stations at wunderground and see what google earth and earthtools say about them.

    Anyone had the same experience?
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    Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    Im pretty lucky . my closest WU station is just a few miles from the house. Not acceptable for Alti but great for WX info!
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    Re: Altitude Reference Point website.....

    I use a good old fashioned USGS topo map to derive my local elevation reference.
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