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.
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.
3. Sep 2020 at 12:26 | Compiled by Spectator staff