Determine the elevation above sea level for given coordinates

Query the elevation above sea level for a given coordinate or coordinates with the /elevation end point. Post an array of one or more lat/lng coordinates to obtain the elevation above sea level at the given point.

The end point can return three format response types, based on the format query parameter value:

  • geojson: a valid GeoJSON document

  • array: an array of elevations not including the corresponding lat/lng coordinate (array order is preserved in the response)

  • topocentric-array: an array of [lat, lng, elevation] values

Data Source

Elevation data is obtained from the public Terrain Tiles data set.


Elevation data courtesy of:

  • ArcticDEM terrain data DEM(s) were created from DigitalGlobe, Inc., imagery and funded under National Science Foundation awards 1043681, 1559691, and 1542736;

  • Australia terrain data © Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2017;

  • Austria terrain data © offene Daten Österreichs – Digitales Geländemodell (DGM) Österreich;

  • Canada terrain data contains information licensed under the Open Government Licence – Canada;

  • Europe terrain data produced using Copernicus data and information funded by the European Union - EU-DEM layers;

  • Global ETOPO1 terrain data U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Mexico terrain data source: INEGI, Continental relief, 2016;

  • New Zealand terrain data Copyright 2011 Crown copyright (c) Land Information New Zealand and the New Zealand Government (All rights reserved);

  • Norway terrain data © Kartverket;

  • United Kingdom terrain data © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2015. All rights reserved;

  • United States 3DEP (formerly NED) and global GMTED2010 and SRTM terrain data courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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