USGS Elevation Query Service API

USGS Elevation Query Service
From the US Geological Survey: The Elevation Query Web Service returns the elevation in feet or meters for a specific latitude/longitude point from the USGS Seamless Elevation data sets hosted at USGS/EROS. The elevation values returned default to the best-available (highest resolution) data source available at the specified point. Alternately, this service may return the value from a specified data source, or from all data sources. If unable to find data at the requested point, this services returns an extremely large, negative value.
Specs
http://usgs.gov
Mapping
Government
XML, SOAP
No
webmapping@usgs.gov
None
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  • Calculates slope angle and aspect from USGS and Google elevation api's. This information is used by backcountry skiers, split boarders, and snow mobile riders for avalanche safety.
  • Click any location on the map to know its elevation.
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What is the accuracy of this system, horizontally and vertically?

SlopeScience SlopeScience
Calculates slope angle and aspect from USGS and Google elevation api's. This information is used by backcountry skiers, split boarders, and snow mobile riders for avalanche safety.
Elevation Demo Elevation Demo
Click any location on the map to know its elevation.