What is the interactive elevation profile?


With the interactive elevation profile you have the opportunity to examine every slope exactly, which can be of advantage especially with long tours in the mountains. You can find it in the tour planner under the tab "geometry".

In the elevation profile you can navigate exactly as on the map. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and zoom out as well as enlarge details. Drag and drop to move around. The map section follows each action and centers above the section you are looking at in the elevation profile. By clicking on "highest point" or "lowest point", you can jump directly to the lowest and highest point of the elevation profile. The small bar below the elevation profile also provides the same function. With the small arrows on the right and left you can determine the section and the bar itself can also be moved by "drag and drop".

If you move the mouse over the elevation profile, you will notice that a blue line appears at the height of the mouse pointer. This indicates the altitude and the distance traveled so far. A blue marking appears on the same spot in the map, so you always know where you are.

The track types are displayed directly on the elevation profile. Below and on the left is a legend that tells you which color stands for which track type.

  • Unknown (grey): The track type is unknown. 
  • Asphalt (dark grey): closed asphalt surface.
  • Route (green): unpaved agricultural roads (forest, meadow, mountain track) of at least 1 metre width and accessible with off-road vehicles.
  • Path (red): only on foot passable or with a bike accessible unsurfaced of at most 1 metre width
  • Gravel path (dark blue): by cars accessible road with closed gravel surface of at least 2 metres width.
  • Pathless (orange): no firm surface, not marked and no defined trail sections (e.g. alpine mountains).
  • Push (yellow): Sections of pushing for cyclists, where the path is not drivable
  • Street (black): busy roads for vehicles, such as main road, rural road, district road.
  • Ferry (light blue)
  • Elevator (purple)
  • Via Ferrata (brown)
  • Beaten path (light grey): a path that is difficult to recognise.

How to edit the track types, you can find out in this post.

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