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I’m excited to announce our new app “Geo Elevation” in the iTune’s App Store. You might think, “wait a minute, is that a simple “Elevation” app just to show what’s the elevation of your current location?” NO IT’S NOT THAT KIND OF SIMPLE APP!


This app allows users to draw the polygon on Google Map to generate 2-D cross-sectional elevation chart! I am an Earth Science major grad student, and I had lab session to draw cross-sectional chart based oncontour map. But wait, that lab exercise is too simple – compare to schematics of terrain in the real world. In this app, you can drawthe path with way points as many as you want. For example, you would build a chart of up and down hills map before the weekend bike ride.

The awesome part of this app is when you explorer the cross-sectional bathymetric chart in the ocean. Try to generate a chart of any continental shelves and tranches. The side view will tell you the local oceanic basin profile intuitively. What I recently discoveredis beautiful U-shape in fjord. Draw the cut-through path across fjord bay in either north Canada, Norway or Greenland coast as following image.

If you are teaching Geology in your School, and if you use this app in your lab session, please let us know! Please add comments below or sendyour feedback to info [-at-]

P.S. If you have iPad, I definitely use it because it’s bigger screen. We optimize graphic for it.

Click here to download!


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4 Responses to “Geo Elevation App Adds Another Dimension on your Earth Science Experience”

  1. Eric says:

    I saw a reference to this app on the GeoCommunity’s daily newsletter, so I downloaded it to my iPhone. I think it works pretty much as advertised, although it will probably be more user-friendly on my iPad due to the larger screen size. Two suggestions for improvement.

    First, provide the ability to change units for the elevation diagram. I found a way to change the distance units, but as far as I can tell, the elevation always displays in meters. In the US oil industry, we still primarily want to see elevations in feet.

    Second, I like the fact that I can touch a point on the elevation diagram and see the corresponding point on the map. How about adding the capability to go the other way…touching a point on the map and seeing the corresponding point on the elevation diagram?

    Overall, good product!

    • kiichi says:

      Hi Eric,

      Thank you for the feedback. The unit for elevation is available now, please update the app in a few days. Let us work on the second item now.

  2. Carl Oliver says:

    Is there a cost for downloading this? Didn’t see it listed on the web page. Interesting app for iPhone, will this be ported to the Android market also?

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