Some higher, some lower. Laser measurements prove previous heights of Tatra peaks incorrect

Now, it is necessary to rewrite maps.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: Sme)

The peaks in the High Tatras were measured by aerial laser scanning, the most modern laser technology by plane. Check our Tatra travel guide to learn more interesting facts about the High Tatras.

Tatras travel guide: A fresh take on the stunning soul of Slovakia.Tatras travel guide: A fresh take on the stunning soul of Slovakia. (Source: Spectacular Slovakia)

The Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Authority of the Slovak Republic is mapping all Slovakia with this method.

Difference in hundreds of metres

The biggest difference was measured in the case of a peak called Malá Litvorová Veža (Small Litvorová Tower). Its height decreased by 127 metres when compared to the previous known figure.

On the other hand, Prostredný Lomnický Hrb (Middle Lomnický Hump) is 103 metres higher. Publishing houses are currently rewriting the figures in tourist maps.

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