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Discussion: Estimating Climb

in: davelevine; davelevine > 2015-12-13

Dec 14, 2015 9:36 PM # 
You need to map your GPS track onto a DEM or equivalent and then get the climb estimate from there.

For my Patapsco/Green course yesterday, my Garmin said 1,015 meters of climb. The climb based on mapping to a DEM was 363 meters.
Dec 16, 2015 5:21 AM # 
I used GPS Visualizer to convert my track from a gpx file to a kml file and then uploaded it to Google Earth. When I used BaseCamp my distance was 7.7 miles and climb of 3,460 ft. Using Google Earth I now get a reading of 7.27 miles and 1,941 feet of climb, which seems closer to reality.

What's your general take on Google Earth? Is there a better utility out there for this sort of task?

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