Getting Road Information

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 09:52
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Good Morning,

Say I wanted to find out what a certain road was like in terms of rises and descents – is this information available on the web somewhere?

As an example, I was just looking at going from Mansfield to Whitfield in Victoria. I see that the road has a few switchbacks, I suspect that it is either on the GDR (Great Dividing Range) or an offshoot and I got a couple of hits from the two wheel fraternity (if they like a road then a BT50 and 2.2 tonne of van may not!).

So instead of asking the forum “What is the road from Boondocks to Boganville like?”, every time I see a hill on Google Earth, is there somewhere I can find out for myself? I would rather do this myself and leave the forum questions for the hard stuff.

I do not have access to topo maps, either electronic or treeware, just Mr Dell and Google, and a TomTom Via260.

Thanks,
“A”.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:28

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:28
There's a govt forestry map online that has contours. I'll dig out the URL for you.

Otherwise Bonzle for specific alts.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:32

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:32
http://nremap-sc.nre.vic.gov.au/MapShare.v2/imf.jsp?site=forestexplorer

Select Layers > Map Base > Topography (though it's not working for me this morning).
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:33

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:33
PS that road'd be fine with your rig. Just take it easy in the narrow bits cos lots of riders use it.
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Reply By: Bludge - Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:44

Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 10:44
Try Google Earth and read through this page.

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