29 Jul '17, 11am

Your Garmin does not give you credit for vertical distance!

Your Garmin does not give you credit for vertical distance!

Does Garmin give you credit for the vertical distance you run? Posted by Dave on July 16, 2013 | Comments Off If you’ve ever looked closely at a topographical map, you might notice something odd. It’s not actually odd, because there is no other way to make the map, but it does cause some interesting problems. Take a look at this close-up of the USGS map of Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park. Half Dome’s peak is at an elevation of 8,836 feet, and to the northwest from the peak, there’s a sheer vertical drop of over 2,000 feet. It takes place in just about the width of the “H” in the word “Half Dome” on the map. If you look at the legend, you’ll see that that’s perhaps only 200 feet of horizontal distance representing a 2,000-foot drop! When slopes get steeper on a topographical map, the contour lines get closer together — but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the physica...

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