Re: Altitude in meters above WGS-84 Geoid ?

Earl Needham (kd5xb@amsat.org)
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 14:54:31 -0700

At 08:23 AM 3/2/98 -0800, Jim Varney wrote:
<snip>
>Programs ask for altitude/elevation/height (I'll use all three so I won't
>restart a thread about the 'proper' use of those terms) above mean sea level
>is that the common number end users have access to.  You're also right that
>the difference between the sea level datum and the spheroid datum makes no
>practical difference: your 30 meter 'error' relative to a 6378 km earth
>radius is one part in 200,000.

	So, just to be absolutely sure, I enter 4295 in the height block, because
that's how high above seal level the ground is here, right?

	Thanks,
	Earl


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