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
  • Elevations below zero are not returned and will instead report 0m

Version History

  • 25th June 2023 - Bug fix. Some southern hemisphere locations did not return data
  • 21st December 2022 - New data source
  • fre
  • 9th April 2019 - Click/tap on a marker to remove it
  • 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

Seems to work fine on 12 September, 2023. Checked it's accuracy for locations I knew the elevation of and it is accurate. Tapped on locations slightly higher than those I knew and the results made sense. I appreciate having access to this tool.
By Mark on 12th September 2023

not accurate
On 10th September 2023

Cool tool.
By Art on 9th September 2023

Useful, it would be better if we can download the elevation to created the elevation graph from 1st to last point that we selected.
By L on 8th September 2023

Thank you, very helpful tool!
By DB COOPER on 6th September 2023

great resource, cheers
By Simon on 30th August 2023

Everything in the north shows - 999.0m. South of the equator works OL
On 30th August 2023

Thank you fir making this available
On 30th August 2023

Very useful and seemingly accurate even in remote parts of South Africa. Thanks!
By Loubop on 18th August 2023

thank you for the website very useful
By Renato Delgado on 17th August 2023

I never knew of this website. Glad to be able to access it.
By Carolyn on 20th July 2023

On 16th July 2023

Good job. I understand that clicking over a sea shows the water depth. Useful tool for me. Cheers
By rod on 14th July 2023

In your 'Notes' can you give some indication of the error +/- in the data?
On 12th July 2023

Nothing happens after inputting location in box
On 8th July 2023

No box to type in location!
By Popeye on 27th June 2023

Thanks for reporting Michi. We are implementing a fix now.
By Free Map Tools on 25th June 2023

Everything south of the equator returns -999m. That's new, seems like whatever you changed in the past 3 months or so did that. Or something external changed within that time.
By Michi on 25th June 2023

total overload with ads which makes it VERY ANNOYING and rather useless. Never found what I was looking for.
By BernMeister on 23rd June 2023

If you're using your cell phone, try double clicking. This worked on my Android.
By Kimberly on 23rd May 2023

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