Offer high-resolution LIDAR elevation data

sonny shared this idea 9 days ago
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Right now Locus offers 3" arcseconds (= 60x90 meter) meshed elevation files to download for calculating elevation statistics of hiking tracks or displaying dynamic elevations at the cursor's location.

My proposal is that Locus could also offer the high-resolution version of elevation files to download: 1" (= 20x30 meter). Best suited for European LIDAR files from here: https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=5363 but also for the rest of the world there is a 1"-version of SRTM data available since some years.

Especially in alpine or hilly terrain it can be siginificant different on calculation a track's altitude gains or dynamic elevation if using rough 3" or fine-meshed 1" elevation files. Locus could offer both versions to choose from, the 3"-version if people run short of phone's memory or slow internet connection.

Of course people are already able to manually download the 1" files and install it within Locus themselves. But this is far less convinent than being automatically downloaded/installed within Locus. And most of the Locus-users don't even know that Locus "just" provides 3" data and finer meshed data files would exist too.

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Hi sonny,

thank you for the idea and also for you excellent and precise data. Honestly we already thought about 1'' data files. We'd like to offer them in Locus but we haven't decided the optimal implementation (because the size, traffic, storage, etc). But we support this idea.

Thank you, Petr