With the Elevation API you can get the elevation of a geographic point and can be used with the Python lib elevation API.
The data provided comes from the ASTER GDEM dataset, a product of NASA and METI. It smooths the output data to filter out high inconsistencies or voids.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Mapping and Location APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Microservices, Music, Transportation, and Database. One highlight today is the IBM Watson Discovery REST API, for querying data and connecting with other IBM Watson APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.