[Talk-us] Peaks

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 00:28:16 BST 2010


I recommend USGS maps.
GNIS is based on some automatic processing. It's much lower on steep peaks. I found even more difference than your example. 


On 23 Oct 2010, at 5:52 , Nakor wrote:

>   Hello,
> 
> I was looking at peaks in Glacier National Park. There are quite a few that have been imported from GNIS. NPS has also a database of such peaks. My issue is that the databases are not consistent. If I take for instance Mt Cleveland:
> 
> 
> GNIS:  48.9250000 , -113.8480556  3175m (10417ft)
> NPS:   48.9227541, -113.8472346   3190m (10466ft)
> 
> That's a little bit more than 1/8 mile off horizontal and 50 ft off vertical. Is there any other source of information to try and figure out what is the correct data?
> 
>  Thanks,
> 
> N.
> 
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