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Alaska + Arctic Geospatial Data API

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Elevation Point Query

Query the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) at a single point specified by latitude and longitude.

Example: /elevation/point/65.0628/-146.1627

Results from the query above will look like this:

{
  "max": 459,
  "mean": 340,
  "min": 297,
  "res": "1 kilometer",
  "title": "ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model",
  "units": "meters difference from sea level"
}
  • title: (str), Title describing these results.
  • res: (str), Spatial resolution (pixel size) of the DEM.
  • units: (str), Units for elevation values.
  • max: (float), Zonal Maximum Elevation value derived from `max` DEM interpolation.
  • mean: (float), Zonal Mean Elevation value derived from `average` DEM interpolation.
  • min: (float), Zonal Minimum Elevation value derived from `min` DEM interpolation.

Source data

Data Layer Download Link Data Notes
The Terra Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) Version 3 (ASTGTM) Download Tiles 0 indicates sea level. Negative values are expected and indicate depressions below sea level.