Friday, May 28, 2010

Google Maps elevation API

Version 3 of the Google Maps API adds a new dimension to maps, the elevation of locations. I did plan to knock together an example of how this works, but the example provided by Google is pretty good itself.

I think this new API could be very useful. The obvious use would be when planning a walk or a bike ride and wanting to get an idea for the terrain, but I’m sure there are many more uses.

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