WSC route elevation profile

There have been a lot of requests coming from the Hidden Valley track for the WSC route elevation profile, and I’ve been asked to write a guest post (I graduated from SSCP years ago) to help distribute it. Some time ago I wrote a program to extract elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (raw data) following a CSV route. I used Google Earth to come up with a rough route and export the KML, then ran it through GPSBabel to turn it into an easy-to-parse CSV. This was my “hello world in Go” project.

My program supersamples and does a bilinear interpolation on the route. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing. With any luck the team will collect a better route profile during the race this year. In the mean time, information wants to be free, so happy strategery-ing. Download the results here.

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    joannaz
    Posted at 11:24h, 10 October Reply

    WSC routing elevation. “mybe notperfect,better than nothing. experience is everything. nice work.SashaG’Ma jz

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    Scientific Gems
    Posted at 06:24h, 28 September Reply

    That route seems more accurate than what I’ve been using, so thanks for posting the CSV!

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