Howard County is located in Central Maryland, United States, and is surrounded by the Patuxent River State Park on the west and the Patapsco Valley State Park on the east. It is part of the Piedmont Plateau region of Maryland, with rolling hills that make up most of the landscape. The county is bounded to the north and northeast by the Patapsco River, to the southwest by the Patuxent River and to the southeast by a land border with Anne Arundel County. Both the Patapsco and the Patuxent largely run through publicly accessible parks along the county's borders.
The Patuxent border includes the Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge reservoirs. Columbia, the largest city in Howard County, was developed by Jim Rouse in 1967 as a garden for growing people who were creative, tolerant and caring. With modern facilities such as The Mall in Columbia and Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia conserves a small-town feel and sense of community. At the top is Maple Lawn, where you can find a unique combination of boutiques, offices, homes and restaurants.
The rolling hills of western Howard County offer panoramic views of the Howard County countryside. Many farms are located in western Howard County, as well as at the Howard County Fairgrounds, which holds its annual fair at the end of summer. Are you curious about what is the elevation of Howard County, Maryland? This site was designed to help you find out the elevation above sea level of your current location or any point on Earth. When viewed from a phone that supports altitude readings, the reading will come directly from your device's altitude reading and will be updated automatically as you move. It will work even when the phone is disconnected.
From a computer, your elevation is loaded from our API depending on your location. Elevation is a measure of height above sea level and not in the air. Altitude is a measure of the height of an object, which often refers to its height above the ground (such as in an airplane or satellite). While elevation is often the preferred term for the height of your current location, altitude and height above sea level are also common. An altimeter is an instrument used to measure altitude. Altitude is measured with an altimeter, calculating differences in atmospheric pressure.
Inside an altimeter is a barometer, which is a device that measures pressure in the air. As you move upward, the pressure decreases, causing the bellows inside the barometer to expand. The bellows then give you an accurate reading of your height above sea level, regardless of whether you are on the ground, in a tree, or on an airplane. Modern smartphones contain a barometer that can be used as an altimeter to measure elevation or to calculate the number of steps you have climbed. In areas with poor GPS reception, an altimeter may be more accurate than GPS-based altitude readings and does not require an Internet connection.
Satellite data from NASA and other public agencies can be combined to create what is called a DEM or digital elevation model, which is a detailed list of elevation values of points on Earth's surface. You can then use GPS to obtain the value of elevation reading in this DEM. When we look at depictions of Earth, we normally see a perfectly circular sphere. But reality is that Earth's surface is rather undulating, rough and irregular. These irregularities and variations in Earth's surface determine acceleration of gravity, which indirectly creates shape of Earth's liquids.
If we were to hypothetically subtract winds, tides and other external forces that alter bodies of water, we would be left with something known as geoid. It's shape that Earth's surface would take if everything were big ocean without winds or tides. However geoid is purely hypothetical but it is used as reference for surveyors to determine elevation based on what sea level would have been at given point on Earth without land. This is also known as “altitude above average sea level”.With this website you can find out your altitude no matter where you are. Simply enter an address anywhere in world and you'll be told your altitude in feet or meters.
When you use site on mobile device with built-in altimeter, your altitude is determined by default by altitude reading built into phone (it will appear as “according to your phone”). This method may be less accurate when you need exact elevation for your location but it has advantage of providing you with real-time altitude updates as you move. This also allows you to mark our site as favorite for use when you are not connected to Internet. When visiting from desktop computer or searching for address, altitude is determined by GPS coordinates based on satellite data. We also have “Share image” function which shows your altitude on map to customize and publish it to your Instagram or Facebook story or save it for future reference. Convert distance to get idea of elevation readings in meters or feet.
You can determine altitude of any place in world whether you are there or not.