Friday, June 24, 2011

HTML5 Elevation with Google Maps


Vizzuality, the Spanish developers of some of the coolest Google Maps apps, has created a Google Map that allows you to view all the world's mountain ranges.

The map uses an HTML5 canvas overlay to visualise elevation data worldwide. The map includes a slider that allows you to adjust the elevation above sea level that is shown on the map.

If you set the slider to 0 metres then most of the world's land is shaded on the map. If you drag the slider up to 5400 meters then suddenly the Himalayas look very lonely.

Visual Raster

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