Elevation Finder

This tool can be used to find an estimate for the elevation of a point on the earth.

Elevation Finder

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To use the elevation finder tool:

  • Zoom and pan the map to find the desired location
  • Click on the map to place a marker. You will then see the estimated elevation displayed below the map.
  • Click again to place further markers
  • You can find the elevation of any old marker by hovering over the marker with your mouse.
  • Use the search facility to:
    • Find a location
    • Find a business nearby
  • Any search results will be displayed below the map
  • Click clear map to remove all markers from the map

Version History

  • 12th August 2010 - initial version
  • 14th November 2013 - New search tool

Previous Comments For This Page

Charlie, it comes from Google using the Google Elevation API [https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/elevation/]
By Free Map Tools on 14/04/2014

Hi, Great tool. Use it all the time. What is the source for the elevation data? Charlie Parker
By Charlie on 10/04/2014

A continuous version by showing the altitude of the point with mouse cursor is on it, could be very interesting
By Morteza on 02/04/2014

Hi Dirk, the location finder has moved from just above the map to on the map, at the top left.
By Free Map Tools on 07/03/2014

This is still a great tool although the location finder being gone is a huge blow. Anyway, GOOGLE EARTH does the same: elevation info as a standard in the bottom info line.
By Dirk on 06/03/2014

"Confused Barwell" doesn't know the difference between comma and a full stop." 423.ooo means 423 feet. The heights are accurate to three decimal points
By Robin, Torphins on 02/03/2014

This shows my elevation to be 423,000ft!! Since Everest is around 28,000ft I think this is highly unlikely!
By Confused Barwell. on 14/02/2014

why this elevation feature changes? it's hard to search by coordinate
By joels on 12/02/2014

What is the uncertainty on the measurement of the elevation provided?
On 31/01/2014

its more accuracy than other method?
By tajiri on 28/01/2014

Hi, we are not sure. It uses https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/elevation , but this gives no information on that matter.
By Free Map Tools on 24/01/2014

which is the reference plane for the altitude? The GRS80?
On 24/01/2014

Lake Ontario is 300ft below sea level because it measures the lake bed not the height of water above sea level. I found this tool pretty accurate. Test it in the sea and the sea mounds you see when you're off satellite map.
On 23/01/2014

This is a great site for the Long Beach, Lido Beach Barrier Island in New York.
By Bonnie S. on 13/12/2013

The search box is now back!
By Free Map Tools on 18/11/2013

terrible couldnt right anything
On 18/11/2013

Google: get out of the way! You're blocking the address box!!
By ls on 17/11/2013

No longer has an address search box!!! Bogus!
On 15/11/2013

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS! you have to click the map (even after entering a postcode)
By notanidiot on 27/10/2013

MJK, its below the map.
By Free Map Tools on 27/10/2013

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