Elevation Service

This example demonstrates the use of the ElevationService object. Click on the map to display the elevation at the clicked point. Read the documentation.

TypeScript

function initMap(): void {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 8,
      center: { lat: 63.333, lng: -150.5 }, // Denali.
      mapTypeId: "terrain",
    }
  );
  const elevator = new google.maps.ElevationService();
  const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({});

  infowindow.open(map);

  // Add a listener for the click event. Display the elevation for the LatLng of
  // the click inside the infowindow.
  map.addListener("click", (event) => {
    displayLocationElevation(event.latLng, elevator, infowindow);
  });
}

function displayLocationElevation(
  location: google.maps.LatLng,
  elevator: google.maps.ElevationService,
  infowindow: google.maps.InfoWindow
) {
  // Initiate the location request
  elevator
    .getElevationForLocations({
      locations: [location],
    })
    .then(({ results }) => {
      infowindow.setPosition(location);

      // Retrieve the first result
      if (results[0]) {
        // Open the infowindow indicating the elevation at the clicked position.
        infowindow.setContent(
          "The elevation at this point <br>is " +
            results[0].elevation +
            " meters."
        );
      } else {
        infowindow.setContent("No results found");
      }
    })
    .catch((e) =>
      infowindow.setContent("Elevation service failed due to: " + e)
    );
}

JavaScript

function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 8,
    center: { lat: 63.333, lng: -150.5 },
    mapTypeId: "terrain",
  });
  const elevator = new google.maps.ElevationService();
  const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({});

  infowindow.open(map);
  // Add a listener for the click event. Display the elevation for the LatLng of
  // the click inside the infowindow.
  map.addListener("click", (event) => {
    displayLocationElevation(event.latLng, elevator, infowindow);
  });
}

function displayLocationElevation(location, elevator, infowindow) {
  // Initiate the location request
  elevator
    .getElevationForLocations({
      locations: [location],
    })
    .then(({ results }) => {
      infowindow.setPosition(location);
      // Retrieve the first result
      if (results[0]) {
        // Open the infowindow indicating the elevation at the clicked position.
        infowindow.setContent(
          "The elevation at this point <br>is " +
            results[0].elevation +
            " meters."
        );
      } else {
        infowindow.setContent("No results found");
      }
    })
    .catch((e) =>
      infowindow.setContent("Elevation service failed due to: " + e)
    );
}

CSS

/* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div
       * element that contains the map. */
#map {
  height: 100%;
}

/* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */
html,
body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Elevation Service</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap&v=weekly"
      async
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>
function initMap() { const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { zoom: 8, center: { lat: 63.333, lng: -150.5 }, mapTypeId: "terrain", }); const elevator = new google.maps.ElevationService(); const infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({}); infowindow.open(map); // Add a listener for the click event. Display the elevation for the LatLng of // the click inside the infowindow. map.addListener("click", (event) => { displayLocationElevation(event.latLng, elevator, infowindow); }); } function displayLocationElevation(location, elevator, infowindow) { // Initiate the location request elevator .getElevationForLocations({ locations: [location], }) .then(({ results }) => { infowindow.setPosition(location); // Retrieve the first result if (results[0]) { // Open the infowindow indicating the elevation at the clicked position. infowindow.setContent( "The elevation at this point <br>is " + results[0].elevation + " meters." ); } else { infowindow.setContent("No results found"); } }) .catch((e) => infowindow.setContent("Elevation service failed due to: " + e) ); }
/* Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div * element that contains the map. */ #map { height: 100%; } /* Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. */ html, body { height: 100%; margin: 0; padding: 0; }
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Elevation Service</title> <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script> <!-- jsFiddle will insert css and js --> </head> <body> <div id="map"></div> <!-- Async script executes immediately and must be after any DOM elements used in callback. --> <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&callback=initMap&v=weekly&channel=2" async ></script> </body> </html>

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Git and Node.js are required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM. The following commands clone, install dependencies and start the sample application.

  git clone -b sample-elevation-simple https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
  cd js-samples
  npm i
  npm start

Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with sample-SAMPLE_NAME.

  git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME
  npm i
  npm start