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What is this tool about?

This website is designed to help you find the elevation above sea level of your current location or any specific point on Earth.

What is my elevation

To determine your location, we initially attempt to check it based on your IP address. However, this method can be quite inaccurate. Therefore, we recommend that you click on the "Locate me" link below to obtain a more precise location using your device.

If you are using a phone with altitude readings, the website will directly access the data from your device's altitude reading.

To easily see how high or low you are in a specific area, you can use our elevation map. It provides a global view in the form of a map, allowing you to explore different locations and their corresponding elevation levels.

What is elevation?

Elevation is the measurement of how high a point is above sea level. It usually refers to the height of a location on the Earth's surface, rather than in the air.

On the other hand, altitude is a measurement of an object's height, often indicating your distance above the ground, such as when you're in an airplane or a satellite.

While elevation is commonly used to describe the height of your current location, terms like altitude and height above sea level are also frequently used to convey the same concept.

Earth elevation and climate

Elevation plays a significant role in climate patterns and human settlements. The majority of the global population resides in coastal plains with elevations below 150 meters (500 feet).

However, certain cultures have adapted to higher elevations. For instance, in Tibet, located in central Asia, people live at elevations reaching as high as 5,334 meters (17,500 feet).

Beyond this elevation, the climate becomes too cold for agriculture, and the air lacks sufficient oxygen to support human life.

Highs and Lows

The highest point on Earth is at the summit of Mount Everest in border of Nepal and China (Tibet), which reaches a height of 8,848 meters (29,035 feet).

On the other hand, the lowest land elevation point is found at the Dead Sea, located on the border of Israel and Jordan. Its shores are situated 420 meters (1,385 feet) below sea level.