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Kansas City Altitudes
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TitleKansas City Altitudes
AbstractThe highest point within the city limits of Kansas City is at 155th and Prospect Avenues--1,081 feet, according to Michael Wilson, chief of survey, engineering division, Kansas City Public Works Department. The highest point at the 12th hole of the Swope Park golf course is a mere 934 feet, and at 123rd and Wornall Road, 976 feet. All of these figures are based on the 1929 North American Datum published by the United States Coastal and Geodetic Survey. 1929 was the last year in which elevations officially were adjusted, Wilson says. A 1983 Datum using satellites for the topographical survey has not yet been released. And the lowest point? Front Street and I-35, where the elevation is 733 feet. Last question--733 feet above what? Mean sea level, a point of reference defined by the United States Coastal and Geodetic Survey at Biloxi, Mississippi.
DateSeptember 22, 1985
SourceThe Kansas City Star Magazine
LocationMicrofilm
Volume28
Page1
Local SubjectAltitudes
Geography
Streets
Hills
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID95316
CONTENTdm number21176
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