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Elevation map – learn your home’s elevation

There’s a cool elevation map, or topographical map, which can show us the elevation of any given parcel in the area.  The topographical map can be accessed HERE. Seeing a topographical map isn’t too surprising, but what did somewhat amaze me was the ability to zoom in, click on a particular house, and learn its precise elevation over sea level.

Why an elevation map might matter to you

Knowing the topography is useful for learning whether your neighborhood is truly flat or if there’s a bit of hill that you aren’t noticing. The understanding slope is helpful for understanding which way the water runs in downpours, among other things.

Elevation map for San Jose and nearby

The map is color coded with reds being higher and blues being lower.