[OSM-dev] Altitude data

Philip Fitzsimons philip at hilltown.info
Mon Dec 8 11:22:58 GMT 2008


In terms of altitude information, am I correct in thinking that integrating the SRTM data (http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/) is the
accepted approach to creating altitude based maps?

I have seen key="altitude" in some of the OSM data, but not comprehensively. Is there a SRTM enhanced version of the OSM data? or an
XML version of the SRTM data?

I'm using it to create vector based maps (http://blog.figmentengine.com/search/label/OpenStreetMap) in silverlight and just wanted
to know what was the "accepted" way to incorporate altitude information.

Thanks in advance

(Figment Engine)

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