Post by johnstracks on Dec 17, 2017 12:27:05 GMT -6
The Spot Gen3 Elevation data is incorrect and unreliable, why I do not know, but they have stopped displaying it on their own shared pages. As my trips will all be mountain based, then is there any way I can hide the elevation data, as I would rather it not appear if inaccurate. The coordinates are, as you would expect, extremely accurate, so that would suffice in the tracking information chart.
Elevation data doesn't flow to SpotWalla from SPOT. Instead, we acquire elevation data from Google's elevation services. While there are ways to filter/limit the data shown, there's currently no way to hide elevation data.
Post by johnstracks on Jan 9, 2018 11:56:14 GMT -6
Hi Jason, Yes, but they are still incorrect. I have downloaded raw KML, GPX and CSV files from Spot Gen3 and none show elevation data. Elevation data only shows when I download the messages from SpotWalla. Here are a few examples from my walk last Sunday, to demonstrate the variations. The walk started from a shoreline just 4 metres above sea level, to a summit 884 metres high. Examples read; Track No Time Elev on SpotWalla Actual Elevation 94 0906 309m 4m 106 1104 335m 535m 115 1253 378m 841m
There would appear to be no logic to the elevation rendered on the Google Maps to that of the true positional elevation.
I am not desperately worried by the incorrect elevations, it is just annoying that they appear to be so wrong.