This tool can be used to find an estimate for the elevation of a point on the earth.
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
- 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
Great tool. Use it all the time.
What is the source for the elevation data?
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?
its more accuracy than other method?
By tajiri on 28/01/2014
By Free Map Tools on 24/01/2014
which is the reference plane for the altitude? The GRS80?
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.
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
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!
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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