Kansas’ terrain may be often labeled as “flatter than a pancake,” but new research shows that when it comes to flat states, it doesn’t even rank near the top.
According to Kansas City Public Media, researchers from the University of Kansas used geographic software, elevation data from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and a new algorithm to measure the “flatness” of the contiguous United States.
Their conclusion: Kansas may be flat, but it’s not the flattest.
Here are what the researchers found to be the top 10 flattest states in the Lower 48:
- North Dakota