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<html lang="en">
<title>Get elevation at position - Azure Maps Web SDK Samples</title>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
<meta http-equiv="x-ua-compatible" content="IE=Edge" />
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no" />
<meta name="description" content="This sample shows how to get the elevation for individual positions on the map." />
<meta name="keywords" content="Microsoft maps, map, gis, API, SDK, services, module, elevation, elevations" />
<meta name="author" content="Microsoft Azure Maps" />
<!-- Add references to the Azure Maps Map control JavaScript and CSS files. -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css" />
<script src=""></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var map, popup;
var elevationPointUrl = 'https://{azMapsDomain}/elevation/point/json?api-version=1.0&points={points}';
function GetMap() {
//Point the Azure Maps domain to the US Azure Gov Cloud domain.
//Initialize a map instance.
map = new atlas.Map('myMap', {
center: [-122.335, 47.608],
zoom: 12,
view: 'Auto',
//Add authentication details for connecting to Azure Maps.
authOptions: {
//Use Azure Active Directory authentication.
authType: 'anonymous',
clientId: 'c9f2f391-13f1-407b-a4a5-f0a241bacfbf', //Your Azure Active Directory client id for accessing your Azure Maps account.
getToken: function (resolve, reject, map) {
//URL to your authentication service that retrieves an Azure Active Directory Token.
var tokenServiceUrl = '';
fetch(tokenServiceUrl).then(r => r.text()).then(token => resolve(token));
//Alternatively, use an Azure Maps key. Get an Azure Maps key at NOTE: The primary key should be used as the key.
//authType: 'subscriptionKey',
//subscriptionKey: '<Your Azure Maps Key>'
//Wait until the map resources are ready.'ready', function () {
//Create a popup but leave it closed so we can update and display it later.
popup = new atlas.Popup({
pixelOffset: [0, -18]
//Create a draggable HTML marker.
var marker = new atlas.HtmlMarker({
draggable: true,
position: [0, 0],
position: map.getCamera().center
//Add a drag start event to hide the popup.'dragstart', marker, popup.close);
//Add a drag end event to get the position of the marker, then request the elevation and display it in the popup.'dragend', marker, function () {
var pos = marker.getOptions().position;
//Show loading icon.
document.getElementById('loadingIcon').style.display = '';
processRequest(elevationPointUrl.replace('{points}', pos.join(','))).then(response => {
if (response.error) {
position: pos,
content: `<div style="padding:10px">Elevation: ${[0].elevationInMeter}m</div>`
//Hide loading icon.
document.getElementById('loadingIcon').style.display = 'none';
//Add the marker to the map.
function processRequest(url) {
//This is a reusable function that sets the Azure Maps platform domain, sings the request, and makes use of any transformRequest set on the map.
return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
//Replace the domain placeholder to ensure the same Azure Maps cloud is used throughout the app.
url = url.replace('{azMapsDomain}', atlas.getDomain());
//Get the authentication details from the map for use in the request.
var requestParams = map.authentication.signRequest({ url: url });
//Transform the request.
var transform = map.getServiceOptions().tranformRequest;
if (transform) {
requestParams = transform(url);
fetch(requestParams.url, {
method: 'GET',
mode: 'cors',
headers: new Headers(requestParams.headers)
.then(r => r.json(), e => reject(e))
.then(r => {
}, e => reject(e));
<body onload='GetMap()'>
<div id="myMap" style="position:relative;width:100%;min-width:290px;height:600px;"></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:0px;left:calc(50% - 100px);background-color:white;padding:5px;">Drag marker to get elevation.</div>
<img id="loadingIcon" src="../Common/images/loadingIcon.gif" title="Loading" style="position:absolute;left:calc(50% - 25px);top:250px;display:none;" />
<fieldset style="width:calc(100% - 30px);min-width:290px;margin-top:10px;">
<legend><h1 style="font-size:16px">Get elevation at position</h1></legend>
This sample shows how to get the elevation for individual positions on the map. Drag the marker to retrieve a new elevation.
Elevation data from the <a href="" target="_blank">Azure Maps Elevation services</a> © DLR 2011-2014 / © Airbus 2021.