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Mapbox Elevation

Quickly get the elevation of any point in the world from Mapbox's terrian-rgb datasource.

This module requires a Mapbox account to use. Get a free one here.

The result is in meters.

For details on how this works, please see this blog post.


npm install mapbox-elevation

var MapboxElevation = require('mapbox-elevation');
var getElevation('YOUR-MAPBOX-TOKEN');
getElevation([86.925313, 27.988730], function(err, elevation) {
  console.log('elevation at the summit of mt everest', elevation);


getElevation(point, callback)

The point must be a [longitude, latitude] array and the callback follows the standard (err, value) convension of node.