Mapzen Elevation

Get elevation data for a point, a trail, or a trip. Customize your query to get data as detailed as you need it to be. Take hills into account for your bicycle trip, or when estimating battery usage for trips in electric vehicles.


  • Get outdoors. Draw elevation profiles for your hiking and biking journeys.
  • Control the granularity of the response. Sample elevation data at controllable intervals along a route.
  • Look at home or abroad. Get both elevation and bathymetry data from trusted data sources all around the world.

Companion mobility services

Map Matching

The Mapzen Map matching service takes noisy GPS traces, snaps it to a road, and adds useful metadata for helping your data make sense for routing and analysis. Learn more

Isochrone Service

The Isochrone service provides insight into travel, whether by car, foot, bike, or public transit. Learn more

Optimized route

Reduce the burden on your traveling salespeople! Calculate the most efficient way to visit multiple destinations. Learn more

If you’re looking for elevation data beyond a point or line, try our Terrain Tiles for cartographic display as well as larger scale GIS analysis.

Get Started

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Read through our documentation to get started with elevation data. More detail on all of these implementations is available in the documentation.