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Elevation For Real artworkElevation For Real, Inc.

Price: Free
Release Date: December 28, 2009

Ever wonder why the "altitude" reading on your iPhone never seems to correspond to your elevation above sea level?

It's because altitude and elevation are measures of two different quantities. Elevation For Real solves the altitude/elevation discrepancy.

Here's how it works. Say your iPhone measures your altitude at 100m in Dallas, Texas. The EGM96 geopotential model built into Elevation For Real converts this value to the correct elevation of 130m. Now, if your iPhone measures that same 100m altitude in Le Mans, France, Elevation For Real converts it to the correct elevation of 54m.

As a bonus, we've also included access to the USGS Elevation Web Service which provides ground elevation data between 60°N and 56°S latitude, plus Alaska. You'll be amazed at how, when you have a good view of the sky, Elevation For Real's internally generated elevation converges on the USGS value after just a short time. Having ground and on-board elevation data at your disposal also allows for measurement of height above terrain.

Here are some more features:

- Real-time map with pin-annotation of your location
- English or metric units based on your region setting
- Start/Stop button
- One touch screenshots
- NO Third-Party Ads!

Download Elevation For Real today!

1), Inc. is not affiliated with USGS. USGS Elevation Web Service is available to the general public online, at no cost.

2) Elevation data outside the US is from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and provided by, Inc. is not affiliated with

3) ***Use this app OUTDOORS! It needs a GPS signal to work, and may take several seconds to get a fix on your location.

4) ***Elevation for Real is for iPhone 3G and 3GS ONLY!

© 2010, Inc.


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