National Spatial Reference System remeasures Colorado mountains.
National Spatial Reference System remeasures Colorado mountains.

Bummer news if you one of those people who is hung up on height, everything in Colorado is measured about two feet too high and some of the iconic 14ers are measured more than two feet too high. Listen up as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) physicist Derek Van Westrum as he explains the mistakes made in The North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) and how GPS doesn’t factor in gravity. Its a bit esoteric but Derek breaks it down in a way we can all wrap our minds around.

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