in the slopes
You know the feeling when all seems to be flat, yet you have to work extra hard to maintain your cycling speed?
It’s called faux-plat, or false flat. A small difference in slope percentage makes a big difference on your bike. A 2% slope is hard to see with the bare eye, but requires a lot more energy to overcome than a pancake flat road:
- cycling takes twice the effort
- a normal car can use up to 35% more fuel
- a heavy truck uses up to 40% more fuel
reliable data is absolutely essential.
The Horizontal app uses state-of-the-art topographic data with the highest possible detail.
Where available, we use raw LiDAR derived elevation data, with a vertical error of not more than 15cm. This results in very heavy 3D models, but the outcome is absolutely stunning. We build our topographic models in house, on massive cloud computers, out of billions and billions of survey points.
Based on the topographic model, we calculate the slope of every single street segment in your city.
That’s as detailed as you can get