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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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The elevation project

The problem with identifying how a skyscraper looks in a skyline from a diagram is that in the diagram all the buildings have the same elevation, however this is not true in real life. Therefore I'd like to make a database for elevation heights so that multiple skyscrapers within a city can be better compared. I'd like to ask anybody who knows where to find such info to let me know, I'll be very gratefull for any help.

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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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That would be very interesting,I have always wondered this about those hong kong midlevels highrises.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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yeah, for chongqing it will be extremely interesting
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Old December 8th, 2012, 06:06 AM   #4
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ChongQing that's what first came into my mind too, after reading first post
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Old December 8th, 2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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The best is to use google earth software..... because of use of metric cameras it is possible to find the elevation of any point on earth with respect to mean sea level in GE.

Place the cursor on the point where you want to find out the elevation WRT sea level.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'll try it out
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Old December 9th, 2012, 09:34 AM   #7
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We looked that that. Google Maps has an altitude field but from what I can tell looking at my home town it sometimes is off my many meters.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #8
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This is a great idea for a project. I've thought of this sort of thing many times before. I'd be happy to see what you come up with.

Kanto, I know we don't see eye to eye on some things, but sometimes you're really on point

I'd also be really interested in what you'd come up with San Francisco. I may be wrong, but on the skyline, their Bank of America building appears taller than Transamerica Pyramid, their actual tallest, because Bank of America is located at a higher elevation.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #9
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Thanks, I appreciate that
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Old December 12th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #10
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cool so would this database be better than googles?
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