Gaia Topo Elevation

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    Nathan

    Thanks for pointing out the discrepancies in the peak heights for Mount Angeles. I have edited the Gaia Topo layer and the updated peak height will be visible in about a week.

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    Ross.SierraSage

    To follow up with another elevation discrepancy; Why does the Gaia Topo show 11,923' as the Olancha Peak elevation when it's expected elevation is 12,123'?  

    When I used GAIA to track my ascent, it ended at 11,956 - again, I was expecting closer to 12,123' in elevation.


    Getting the elevation on the map layer fixed would be nice, but I'd like to understand the cause of the discrepancy.

    Thanks,

    Ross

     

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    Nathan

    @Ross.SierraSage
    I have updated the peak height for Olancha Peak and it will be visible in Gaia GPS in about a week.

    As for the discrepancy in the elevation of your recorded track to Olancha Peak, elevation is one of the most difficult readings for a phone GPS to read accurately. One tip is to try switching the mode for your Location Services to “Device/GPS Only” to get the most accurate reading possible.

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    Ross.SierraSage

    Thanks Nathan, I'm trying your GPS setting suggestion out.  Can you provide an explanation as to why some of these peaks have the wrong elevation listed?  I'd just like to understand the cause of the discrepancy.

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    Nathan

    @Ross.Sierra.Sage
    Sure thing, The trails and POIs on Gaia Topo are based on the crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap project which is a worldwide mapping project. The peak height discrepancies are from an error in the original entry for the mountain's peak height.

    We wrote a blog post detailing how you can contribute to OSM: http://blog.gaiagps.com/map-your-world-with-openstreetmap/. If you decide to contribute any updates to OpenStreetMap, you'll see the changes in Gaia GPS in about a week.

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