Find Altitude on Map

Determine the altitude (elevation) when a point is tapped/clicked on a map

[Map Height : Small - Medium - Large]


Use a map to determining altitude (elevation) when a point is tapped/clicked on a map. You can click/tap ad many times as required to find the elevation of multiple points.

Google Maps Find Altitude

How To Use

  1. Click on the map on a location where you wish to find the altitude
  2. The altitude will be displayed in the message box below the map and when you hover over the marker
  3. You can click to place more than one marker and return to hover over each in order to find out the altitude again
  4. Click the [Clear Map] button in order to remove all markers and start again
  5. Use the search option to find a place
  6. Click on a marker to remove it

You can also access a CSV list of latitude, longitude, altitude in meters and altitude in feet for every marker you place on the map.

Future Updates and Ideas

  • Output in location in UTM Grid coordinates

How it Works

[Under Change]

Relevant Links

Leaflet - a JavaScript library for interactive maps

Version History

  • Version 1 (28/09/2008)
  • Version 1.1 (28/12/2008)
    • Added quick find option
  • Version 1.2 (21/03/2009)
    • Enlarged output text at bottom of map
  • Version 1.3 (04/12/2009)
    • Output now also displayed in feet
  • Version 2.0 (10/08/2010)
  • Version 2.1 (11/08/2010)
    • Added new local search facility
    • Brought back output in feet
  • Version 2.2 (17/08/2010)
    • Added output to CSV option to allow export of latitude, longitude, meters and feet
  • Version 2.3 (31/08/2011)
    • Now outputs altitude immediatly from a search
  • Version 2.4 (07/10/2013)
    • Added scale control
  • Version 2.4 (10/11/2013)
    • Removed Google Local Search API (Deprecated)
  • Version 3.0 (23/11/2013) - You are here
    • Added option to Upload and Plot Addresses with their elevation
  • Version 3.1 (26/10/2015)
    • New option to draw a line between the markers
  • Version 3.2 (18/08/2016)
    • Cumulative distance is now output
  • Version 3.3 (16/10/2016)
    • Clicking on an elevation marker now removes it
  • Version 4.0 (27th September 2018)
    • Switched to Leaflet Maps
  • Version 4.1 (4th October 2018)
    • Search tool added
  • Version 4.2 (4th October 2018)
    • New Elevation data provider

Comments For This Page

Not working for me
On 17th October 2018
I'm getting -9999 meters on St. George Island in Florida.
By Dan on 11th October 2018
Cant get the elevation to show up when clicking
On 5th October 2018
- The page is still titled "Google Maps Find Altitude" even though the map provider is no longer Google Maps.
- It seems certain countries (e.g. Japan) do not have any elevation data. Can you provide more explanation as to which regions are supported and which are not supported?
On 4th October 2018
Why did u broken it? When i place marker it appear after 1 minute or later... I thought it really not work! Please retunt all back.
On 4th October 2018
Cette application est devenue inefficace et inutilisable, absolument nulle. Vous devriez tout aussi bien la supprimer !
On 3rd October 2018
On 2nd October 2018
Absolutely useless. With the last updating, you removed the possibility of searching a place between geographic coordinates, you removed any reference of streets, any reference to the scale distance. Finding a place only zooming the map in satellite view is pratically impossibile, and take so much time. I understand that ll of these new changes are related to the prize of the professional version, but it's simply useless to keep a free version without basic option (searching by geographic coordinates for example).
On 1st October 2018
You have completely broken what was a wonderful application!
- No more address search?
- No more lot lines?
- Zoom function resolution far poorer than it was by at least 2 more zoom clicks
- Accuracy is a joke, off by 300 percent

I've referred many people to this web site. As far as I'm concerned, it's now so useless that you might as well just take it down. What were you thinking????
On 30th September 2018
terrible accuracy...
On 28th September 2018
This used to be a great tool to check elevations I got using GPS.
What up?
Google needs to save some moolah?
this sux
Can I pay for service?
On 19th September 2018
What happened?? I've this site few times last year with great precision. I've tried today and the land I was checking is flat here (all point at 50m) when I can physically see around 5-6m on site. Then I checked a land from last year...last year I had values between 151.08m to 171.18m and now is between 153m to 165m...
Went from a very good tool to a useless one... Please fix this wonderful tool!!
By Manu on 17th September 2018
My elevation certificate shows 7.6 feet at ground level in my front yard. Map tool shows 13.00 feet. It used to work pretty good, but no longer....maybe they can fit it..
On 14th September 2018
Not sure what happened with the address search function...It is not looking for the addresses that I'm trying to search for.
On 26th July 2018
Can't get this to work. Can someone help me?
On 22nd July 2018
Until now, this tool has been very accurate and helpful, than you! But today July 10, 2018 the altitudes are suddenly way off. Click on ocean, and it shows zero feet, but anything else is off. As one example, my home is at 9 feet, but today this tool shows 26 feet. Everything else is off also. Please Help!
On 10th July 2018
On 28th June 2018 - You can see the altitude/elevation on previous markers if you hover your mouse over them. Unfortunately it doesn't save these between sessions.
By Daft Logic on 8th July 2018
Love the height estimator. Only odd thing I've noticed ( today ) is that for the areas I check, some of the elevations have 'risen' from the altitudes reported previously with deltas of 12m-20m. Basically I check specific locations for new running routes with good gradients around Berkshire. E.g. lowland elevation around Cookham Marsh was originally reported ( sampling various locations adjacent to Winter Hill, on the flood plain ), at ~4.5m. Today, the same area averages 25m elevation ( sampling roughly the same points I did previously ). I get that I could've made mistakes reading one or two locations but not five.

I wish I'd taken screenshots before to show it. I suspect this is a Google question since Daftlogic are reading their data.
By Andrew on 5th July 2018
Thanks, just what I was looking for!
On 2nd July 2018
Is there an optional setting for Find Altitude to memorize the markers on the map where I clicked? So that I could go back and look at the altitudes I so carefully clicked? Rechecking the same altitudes by pointing the arrow at one marker at a time? Like how Distance Calculator memorizes, not only the markers, but the order of the markers. And users of Find Altitude even have the option for a line between the markers, also, in the same order that the user clicked the parts of the map. Find Altitude and Distance Calculator could both be on the same page. And when the lines option is selected, along with that selection, the Distance Calculator. Which saves the markers and which gives user the option to create a web link for the selected geographic locations. But for now, is there a way I could set it to save the digitally geographic positions of the markers? Oh- By the way, when I close the window, shut down and start up my computer and revisit Daft Logic - Find Altitude, the previous markers momentarily reappear, along with the map, before the page goes blank and reappears with no markers on the map.
On 28th June 2018
Hi every one,
Is there is a possibility to add an option which gives us the possibility to choose the projection of our countries?
Best regards
By Jamal on 18th June 2018
Hi Kenneth , not sure without more detail. What web browser are you using? Does it work for you if to test it on another web browser or machine/device.
By Daft Loigic on 6th June 2018
I can't get the map to load , I've used this many times and since 2018 the map won't load. any reason why ?
By Kenneth on 6th June 2018
To all those who have been concerned about the "Elevation service failed due to: OVER_QUERY_LIMIT" message, the reason for this message to popup is the constraints set by the Elevation service API which doesn't allow more than a certain amount of requests based on your plan. For more details, go visit this page:

By Sravani Kalangi on 25th May 2018
You have provided one of useful tool for the round earth.
Keep up the good work.
By Pran Punyawansiri on 10th May 2018
This proves the earth is flat. If earth was a sphere, the elevation between Vredendal and Pretoria should be different by 4 000m, yet, there is only 1 500m difference,
2.5km curvature missing. The only reason Pretoria is more is because it is located higher up in the land, due to mountains and hills leading up to the inland. The earth is not a
sphere, do some reasearch, it will blow your mind.
By FlatEarthTruth on 19th April 2018
While in 3D satellite view, how can you determine exactly how high up from the ground you are? Yeah i have an idea from looking out the window (if its clear to the ground) while flying if the pilot says how high we are flying, but i like to know when playing around on the screen especially when you zoom in and way out and pretend you are flying.
By Mike on 5th April 2018
The cumulative distance returned here seems to be too large (10 to 15 times more) than actual distance. Did any other members notice this ? I found the actual distance of 1250 m as a total cumulative distance of 17000 m on this map. Sorry, something is seriously wrong with this.
By Ramamohan on 19th March 2018
Great job, could be better with centimetric precision for the distances
By Stefano on 17th March 2018
Hi Steve, unfortunately we have no figure for accuracy. It can only be considered an estimate.
By Daft Logic on 24th February 2018

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