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.

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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

It works big-up
On 1st November 2018

How does the elevation take into account rising sea level? Hawaii beachfront home. I'm questioning our hired "expert" measurement because there was a 26ft difference over the course of 15 yrs and it hugely affected our homeowners insurance. I question payoffs or incompetence. The location is not sinking. No foundation or structural cracks of any sort anywhere. How can I measure on my own?
By Jason C. on 28th October 2018

As of today, some of the elevations are definitely inaccurate (by as much as 10 feet). They were more accurate a week ago. I'm curious, is this elevation finder a work in progress? If so, you're not there yet.
By Joseph DeFauw on 25th October 2018

Elevations are incorrect even for a free website we would expect something more accurate
By Ormond Beach Florida on 23rd October 2018

Disappointing. I checked various points next to the River Thames in London where I know the heights from Ordnance Survey spot heights, and your heights were always between 2 and 9 metres too high.
On 21st October 2018

What data source is being used for elevation? It seems to agree with my altimeter better than Google Earth data.
On 21st October 2018

doesn't work. large sections of area indicate the elevation is the same
By jy on 20th October 2018

works great. (chrome, windows 10)
By Guy on 18th October 2018

Put in location, map doesn't work on Firefox
On 18th October 2018

Doesn't show elevation. Bogus.
On 17th October 2018

Not as good as the old map. Please bring back the Topographical feature, it was great. Also, the elevations are no the same as on the old map
On 17th October 2018

doesnt work
On 16th October 2018

This site is awesome!!! Found the elevation I was looking for in 4 different counties in 1 minute!!! Wish everything in my life was this simple lol
On 14th October 2018

would be a better tool if it was more accurate.
On 12th October 2018

It would be useful if this was available as a Python API, part of the geocoder API
By PJR on 9th October 2018

Hi, actually, notice if you select Washington DC from the default load, it's correct, but if you zoom out, to where there are multiple replicas of places (ie, the states), and select the same place on the 'duplicate' map, it seems it doesn't adjust for that 'DC' being the same place. If that makes sense.
On 9th October 2018

Hi, can you confirm how you get that value for Washington DC? What steps do you take on the page?
By Free Map Tools on 9th October 2018

The elevations are probably wrong, because the longitudes seem WAY OFF. Says Washington DC is at 38.87393,-437.05811 A longitude of that value doesn't even exist!
On 8th October 2018

As of today, the elevation values seem wrong :)
By tonev on 5th October 2018

The old map was quicker, clearer and more accurate
By D. Barnard on 2nd October 2018

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