Definitions Edit

Altitude (also referred to as elevation) is "[t]he distance of a location above a reference surface."[1]

Altitude is

[t]he vertical distance of a level, a point or an object considered as a point, measured from mean sea level (MSL).[2]

{{Quote|[t]he height or vertical elevation of a point above a reference surface. Altitude measurements are usually based on a given reference datum, such as mean sea level.[3]

References Edit

  1. Geodetic Glossary.
  2. UVS International, RPAS Glossary 120821, at 2 (full-text).
  3., GIS Glossary (full-text).

See also Edit

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