Google Maps knows every point on earth. But if you want to know the altitude, you need the following trick to have the altitude displayed on Google Maps. Extra tip: You can also have the altitude shown on a map without Google Maps.
Google also provides an elevation profile of the route for routes by bike. In this case, 6,416 vertical meters have to be overcome and 5,771 vertical meters downhill.
Uses Google Maps for route planning,
has had a height profile for his route since mid-2014. Google originally only displayed this height profile with the height meters if you selected the bicycle as the means of transport. For some years now, the height profile has also been available for pedestrians, for example for hiking. The height profile does not appear for all other modes of transport (car, train, plane). If the height profile does not appear even when you select the mode of transport, bicycle or on foot, there are no significant differences in height to be overcome on the calculated route.
How to show the height profile
Starting point and destination of a route. Then click on the bicycle or pedestrian icon. Already on the left next to the map and above the route description you can see the altitude profile with the altitude meters. Including information on how many vertical meters you have to climb and how many vertical meters you can comfortably descend.
The same route with ascents and descents in the map view.
How to determine the height of a particular point
You can find out how high a certain point is on your route or in general on the map via a detour. Are you up straight anyway
, then you can right-click on the item you are looking for and select “What is here?” (second menu item from above). Google will then show you information about the job, including latitude and longitude. Click on the link provided there (unfortunately, direct marking and copying is not possible) and copy the information with Ctrl + C. Then they add these values on the page
in the upper input field and press the Enter key. You can already see on the map where the position you are looking for is located and how many meters above sea level.
Right-click on the “What’s Here?” We entered the latitude and longitude at mapcoordinates.net.
Alternatively, you can go straight to
start and search for the desired location by name in the input field. The place name input works of course only with named places, for an arbitrary point on the map far away from a town click the map with the left mouse button instead. Then the page shows you latitude, longitude and altitude.
You can also enter the place name directly at mapcoordinates.net and the latitude and longitude will then be displayed. Of course, this only works for points on the map for which there is a place name.