Max elevation: 956 ft / 291 m Min elevation: 35 ft / 11 m Elevation change: 921 ft / 281 m
Max grade: 2% Min grade: -1.7% Steepness score: 10 + 200 + 1517 + 15 = 1742
Distance: 470.47 mi / 757.15 km Travel Time: 7 hours 12 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Dallas to Houston. The "steepness" score is 1742 which is lower than the score of 2238 for the direct route. A lower score means the route is likely to be flatter, but you should also check with other travelers to find out if the roads might be more difficult. If we break down the score into components, the first part is the average elevation score, which is 10 vs 6 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 200 compared to 246. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 1517 vs 1978. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 15 vs 8. All of these components make up the total score that we use to determine which route has greater steepness and elevation change to give you an idea of waypoints that might lead to the flattest route.
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