[OSM-dev] Altitude data

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 14:34:17 GMT 2008


On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 3:22 AM, Philip Fitzsimons <philip at hilltown.info>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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
>
> Philip
> (Figment Engine)
>

You may be interested in this Summer of Code project:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Route_altitude_profiles_SRTM

Karl
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