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Re: Altitude Dilema

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by davidkfx, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. davidkfx

    Apr 19, 2016
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    I try p4 and for making a topográphic analisis the p4 give me altitudes in mts above sea level and thats great anybody knows in what way you can change that in p3 because the p3 pro and avanced give heights from point zero at the launch point... anybody knows hoy can I change that fact? .... I know that p3 has barometer but dont display that data.....
  2. With The Birds

    Jan 4, 2016
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    You can add your recorded altitude to the altitude above sea level known or measured at your home point.

    You won't get the P3 to provide it.
  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
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    Jan 8, 2014
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    It's the same for the P3 as the P4.
    It was a firmware update that introduced the GPS altitude in Exif data (barometric altitude is still there too but in a different field.
    BUT .. the GPS altitude data is garbage because GPS altitude accuracy is woeful and changes frequently.
    GPS altitude data cannot be trusted as it is commonly +/- 200 feet out.
    Take a few photos from the same spot over a 5 minute interval and check the variation for yourself.
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