Exploring the Grand Canyon

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This Demonstration explores some elevation profiles of the geographical area around the Grand Canyon using data downloaded from the Google Maps Elevation API.

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Elevation data are generated along 50 lines of longitudes between and West with 50 points each of latitudes between and North.

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Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (April 2014)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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Details

The elevation and location data can be extracted from [1].

The data for this Demonstration was collected with the URL: "http://maps.google.com/maps/api/elevation/json?sensor=false"<>"&paths="<>"&samples=21"

where "paths=" is a list of 2500 geolocations from a selected area of the Grand Canyon with longitudes between and and latitudes between and .

Reference

[1] Google Developers. "The Google Elevation API." (Apr 21 2014) developers.google.com/maps/documentation/elevation.



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