Can GPS determine elevation?



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    The GPS is a global positioning device. Its job is to know where you are and this includes elevation as well as latitude and longitude. I used a Garmin Nuvi GPS recently on a trip past Lake Tahoe. It gave a play by play elevation change in feet and a bunch of other cool statistics. It was pretty neat to be able to tell exactly how far above sea level I was. Some of the other cool statistics included carbon emissions, how much you’ve paid in gas, average mph, average mpg and much more.

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    Yes but through mathematical equation by using the distance from the center of the earth and the distance to your location based on a surface model. But this measurement is give or take 30 metres off dependent on the location. For a more accurate reading you can get specific programs like eTrex Vista.

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