How to interpret elevation gain in route summary
Using LocusMap Pro 3.39.4 on Android Pie
When designing a route. I'd like to estimate the elevation gain and slopes. Mostly to determine if it is worth to bring hiking sticks.
In the attached screenshots, LocusMap_RouteStatistics.png shows:
- Elevation loss: -151m
- Elevation gain: 148 m
Intuitively I deduce that the absolute elevation gain is: 148 - (-151) = 148 + 151 = 299 m
However, the screenshot LocusMap_RouteChart.png shows that the max elevation - mini elevation is roughly 60m (351m - 290m)