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Christopher Penman - 05/09/2018 09:41:26
   
Altitude Finder ?
Folks, where do you find your site altitude information? i rarely get anything with finished floor levels from architects and the site i have been using has now stopped providing altitude info, i found another one which frankly just seems to spit out nonsense. 

I don't mind particularly having to pay for the information bit i do need a reliable source?

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Adam M - 06/09/2018 09:46:04
   
RE:Altitude Finder ?
Hi Christopher,
Google Earth (the downloadable software, not just google maps) will tell you.  Just run the mouse over the any area of map and it tells you the altitude (noted "elev" in the bottom right corner).  It is also useful for measuring distances (to sea, edge of town etc.).
Adam
 

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Adam Wilson - 06/09/2018 14:29:35
   
RE:Altitude Finder ?
Hi,

We use the metsec cold rolled design software as it contains a free version of BREVe2 which with a grid reference will find altitudes, Vb and country, town coast distances. You need to run thorugh the distances and double check them as they are not always 100% but it gets nearly all of them right most of the time.

Hope this is helpful,
Adam

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Christopher Penman - 10/09/2018 11:27:48
   
RE:Altitude Finder ?
how do i get a copy of that?

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Martin Coles - 11/09/2018 11:14:18
   
RE:Altitude Finder ?
Bing maps, you can change the view to Ordinance Survey and check the contours.


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