Nov 01, 2010

Elevation Service Beta - Updated for Beginners

In the previous Elevation Services post, we provided you with a rather complicated but useful sample combining our Elevation Service with the Directions Service. While this presented a look at the full extent of our capabilities, it was perhaps not the best starter example. [caption id="attachment_746" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="Latest sample in the Developer's Guide"][/caption] Today we bring you an updated Developer's Guide with additional samples to generate an elevation profile and chart. This time, all you will need is a small set of coordinates. You might already have some raw lat/long data laying around from a recent hiking trip, or even on a post-it note somewhere just because you're a bit of a geonerd. Whatever the case, if you already have coordinates, excellent! If not, don't forget about the MapQuest Lat Long Finder. Enter a couple locations, grab their coordinates, and run the sample. It's really quite simple and we hope these updated samples now provide a better basic understanding of the Elevation Service. Go ahead and download the JavaScript code, modify it, create an application, and share it!