Enter the distance of an object and the height of an object. The calculator will evaluate and display the angle of elevation. This calculator assumes a flat distance and does not take into account the curve of the earth.

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## Angle of Elevation Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the angle of elevation of an object as seen by an observer.

AoE = atan(h/d)

- Where AoE is the angle of elevation
- h is the height
- d is the distance

It’s important to keep in mind that the height and distance units need to be the same.

## Angle of Elevation Definition

An angle of elevation is a term used to describe the angle of an object with respect to the surface or ground.

## Angle of Elevation Example

How to calculate angle of elevation?

**First, determine the height.**Measure the total height from the surface.

**Next, determine the distance.**Measure the total horizontal distance from the reference point.

**Finally, calculate the angle of elevation.**Calculate the angle of elevation using the formula above.

## FAQ

**What is an angle of elevation?**

An angle of elevation is the angle of a slope as measure from the x-axis.