ELEVATION API

The most affordable, accurate and performant Elevation API available.

Unlimited elevations at 1km resolution, for free!
5 to 30 meter resolutions @ $0.0002 per request!
90 meter resolutions @ $0.0001 per request. ($1 per 10k requests!)

All pricing options

See how it works

Extremely simple API...

Make a GET request to /elevation-api.io/api/elevation?points=(39.90974,-106.17188),(62.52417,10.02487)

This will yield elevations @ 1000 meter resolution:
{ "elevations": [ {"lat":39.90974, "lon":-106.17188, "elevation":2607.0}, {"lat":62.52417, "lon":10.02487, "elevation":96.0} ], "resolution": "1000m" }

Include an API key in the url ?key=YOUR-API-KEY or within the header under ELEVATION-API-KEY for improved resolution & throttling limits.

API rules

90 meter resolution

$0.0001 per request; only $10 per 100k!

Requires an API key with positive balance; just add ?resolution=90 to your requests! You can add ?resolution=90-interpolated for $0.00015 per request.


This is ~10x cheaper than other comparable API services!

5 to 30 meter resolution

$0.0002 per request

This yields elevations between 5 and 30 meter resolutions! In the worst case you'll get 30 meter; most of Europe and the US are 5-10 meter resolution.

Requires an API key with positive balance; just add ?resolution=30 to your requests! You can add ?resolution=30-interpolated for $0.0003 per request.


With the interpolated option we emulate ~10 meter resolution!

API Rules & Restrictions:

  • If your API Key has an empty balance, the API will automatically return 1000 meter resolutions.
  • All requests are limited to 10 points per request.
  • Each account can have up to 10 API keys.
  • Points not found (rare) will be returned as -9999
  • Requests made without a key, are limited to 500 req/min.
  • Requests made with a key, are limited to 2000 req/min.
  • If you include an API key in your requests, either insert it into the url query: key=YOUR-API-KEY or in the header of the request under ELEVATION-API-KEY

Get an API key for better resolutions!