Elevation Finder

This tool can be used to find an estimate for the elevation of a point on the earth. Click/tap the map or type the address in the text box.

Find Elevation Map


Click on the map or input a location below to find the elevation.

 Full Screen 

 Clear Map 


To use the elevation finder tool:

  1. Zoom and pan the map to find the desired location
  2. Click on the map to place a marker
  3. You will then see the estimated elevation displayed below the map.
  4. Click again to place further markers and find the elevation

Other Notes:

  • You can find the elevation of any old marker by hovering over the marker with your mouse.
  • Click clear map to remove all markers from the map

Version History

  • 10th September 2018 - Changed to Leaflet Maps
  • 11th March 2018 - Estimated elevation now changes as the Street View position changes
  • 3rd November 2016 - Changes to number of decimal places in elevation reading and latitude/longitude
  • 4th August 2015 - latitude and longitude of location displayed below the map
  • 1st August 2015 - New option to estimate elevation by inputting latitude and longitude
  • 14th November 2013 - New search tool
  • 12th August 2010 - initial version

Comments For This Page

This isn%u2019t as accurate as one would require if one needed to provide precise measurements. However, per at least two of the comments I read, I must add that this tool is to acquire the rough estimate of elevation, and is quite close to accuracy; closer than one would find via a majority of free tools out there. Also, one should not expect this tool to have the ability to provide us with precision when the target or control is that of a recent construction site and/or an area that which was graded to maintain a site, i.e. resivours, garbage dump, etc. and to expect this tool to do so is quite hilarious.
By PolicyTrust on 16th January 2019

Shows the water reservoir up on the hill to be lower than my house. Incorrect figures do not trust
On 13th January 2019

On 12th January 2019

Found it useful and saves a lot of time on site to calculate flow of water for storm water catchment areas.
On 2nd January 2019

Works very well, I %uD83D%uDC4D it
On 31st December 2018

good for everyone who want know elevation.need perfect height in mm.
By ShreeSai LandSurveyors Vasai on 30th December 2018

Doesn't work...please remove this from the internet!
On 28th December 2018

I find this not very accurate. Click the top of a hill, in front of my building, 1033FT. Behind my building, one block away, bottom of hill, 1044FT.
By James on 27th December 2018

What is Leaflet Map (10th September 2018 - Changed to Leaflet Maps)
On 27th December 2018

Works quite well. Thank you for this service and also it's free! I'm comparing the elevation here with the elevation readings of my DJI Spark take off elevation. The elevation difference is about 8 m higher on my DJI Spark.
By FY. Agung on 21st December 2018

Up to 3 m out on 20/12/18 Completely useless unfortunatly.
On 19th December 2018

Can you make an app for this. To make it available offline. Thank you.
By SebbiWebbi on 14th December 2018

The recent update has turned this site from almost unusable to completely brilliant. Well done and thanks for the free service.
On 14th December 2018

Just so that everyone knows: Google Maps uses GPS to calculate elevation. GPS is used mainly for horizontal positioning and not elevation, hence why it would be very unwise to take the readings from these services as it's never reliably accurate
On 11th December 2018

Thank you this is very useful !!
By MG on 11th December 2018

Worked fine. Don't listen to the naysayers.
By Perry on 9th December 2018

Unreliable and worthless. Why bother??
By SFZ on 6th December 2018

Works very well, thank you!
By Mike on 1st December 2018

No value ! Cotinuely changes !!!
On 29th November 2018

altitudes are 8-10 meters higher than the actual altitude measured from topographic equipment...make it more accurate please...xD
By panos on 16th November 2018

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