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An R package for accessing elevation data from various sources

The elevatr package currently provides access to elevation data from AWS Open Data Terrain Tiles and the Open Topography Global datasets API for raster digital elevation models. For point elevation data,the USGS Elevation Point Query Service) may be used or the point elevations may be derived from the AWS Tiles. Additional elevation data sources may be added as they come available.

Currently this package includes just two primary functions to access elevation web services:


Version 0.3.4 of this package is currently available from CRAN and may be installed by:


The development version (this repo) may installed with devtools:



Mapzen terrain tiles (which supply the AWS source) contain 3DEP, SRTM, and GMTED2010 content courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey and ETOPO1 content courtesy of U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Open Topography API provide access to the SRTM and the ALOS World 3D datasets. See https://opentopography.org/ for details.


The source code for this repository is maintained at https://github.com/jhollist/elevatr which is also mirrored at https://github.com/usepa/elevatr

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