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With an easy point-and-click interface you can find the elevation of any place on the earth. You can find the height above sea level of cities, mountains, roads, seabed or any other place.
Altitude.nu is a good replacement for elevation maps and topographic maps. The saving function makes it easy to share your elevation maps with others in forum posts or blog post.
The accuracy is mostly very good but can be limited in areas where the elevation change very rapidly, for exampel at mountains peaks.
In the help section you will find instructions how this service is used.
Some well known (or at least intresting in the sense of elevation) places are linked from the known places section.
Altitude.nu uses the Google maps api for the map and for determind the elevation.
Seven summits (highest peak on each continent)
Mount Everest, on the Nepal-China border, is the highest mountain i Asia (and in the world) with its summit at 8,850 m (29,035 ft) above sea level.
With a peak at 5,893 m (19,334 ft) above sea level Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa.
Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of Antartica with a summit at 4,892 m (16,050 ft).
Europes highest mountain is Mount Elbrus in Russia with the highest peak at 5,642 m (18,510 ft) above sea level.
The Alaska mountain Denali (or Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain in North America with a summit at 6,198 m (20,335 ft) above sea level.
Carstensz Pyramid Carstensz Pyramid (or Puncat Jaya) in Indonesia is teh highest mountain in Oceania with a peak at 4,884 m (16,024 ft) above sea level.
South Americas highest mountain is Aconcagua in Argentian with a elevation of 6,962 m (22,841 ft).
Note: The altitude is inaccurate in steep areas.
Other intresting places
The shores of dead sea in Isreal is the lowest land point on the earth with a elavation at −424 m (−1,391 ft).