Topographic Google Map?

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Topographic Google Map?

I'm looking for a simple, topographic map online that highlights various elevation ranges in different countries as I travel around the world. I like how Google Maps is set-up (with zoom, and text) so something like that would probably work best. My purpose in using the map is to better plan my routes, and destinations. I'd like to know where the mountains are, and how tall they are in each respective country by looking at a map. I'd also like to know where the towns are in proximity to the mountains (i.e are they in the mountains, in between mountains, etc...).


2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5671 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Not the most simple one, but Google Earth has everything you need basically

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I know for the USA you can check out Topo Zone or Terraserver for topo maps of the USA.

Beyond that, I haven't seen anything that has interactive topographic maps, though you can find static maps online for many areas in the word. For example, here's one for Canada: Atlas from Natural Resources Canada