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Q: Topography in New England ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Topography in New England
Category: Science > Earth Sciences
Asked by: needtoknowit-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 24 Feb 2005 18:44 PST
Expires: 26 Mar 2005 18:44 PST
Question ID: 480426
I would like to know the names and locations of all the mountains in
New England and NY state that are higher than 1,800 feet. The location
can be a town and state, or a set of map coordinates.
Subject: Re: Topography in New England
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 24 Feb 2005 20:27 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
You needtoknowit...and so you shall.

The information you seek -- about 2700 mountains and hills in NY and
New England above 1800 feet -- can be found in this downloadable file
I created: 

Save the file to your PC, and open in a spreadsheet program (it was
created in Excel).  The file is about 1.5 Mb.  The link above is
temporary, so please make sure to save a local copy.

The file contains a list of all mountains and hills above 1,800 feets,
and includes the name of the mountain, its state and county,
elevation, and lat/long.

I created the lists -- one state at a time -- by using the wonderful
and slightly obscure geographic tool maintained by the USGS at:

Select a state, choose the elevations (both low and high -- I used
1800 to 18000 feet -- and choose "summit" from the Feature Type menu.

The resulting list can be copied and pasted directly into a spreadsheet.

Any problems or questions, just let me know.

Have fun,


search strategy -- used bookmarked geography site

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 24 Feb 2005 20:32 PST
Forgot to mention that there were no hills in CT or RI that met your
1800 foot criteria.
needtoknowit-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Nice job.

Subject: Re: Topography in New England
From: awardweb-ga on 24 Feb 2005 19:21 PST
Hello.. all the topographical / geological data you require, including
mountains, hills , hillocks.. for entire US & Antarctica will be
available here..

You'll have to download the text dump. Import it into excel / access..
filter out only the mountains / hills etc. and then sort out by their
altitude from sea-level. For all those above 1800 ft, you will have
the Longitude + latitude available.

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