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A very simple python script that get elevation from latitude and longitude with google maps API
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# elevation_google_maps: A very simple python script that get elevation from latitude and longitude with google maps API by Guillaume Meunier
# -- with edits from Ramesh Kamath <rkamath.1995@gmail.com>
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# NO DEPENDANCIES except JSON and REQUESTS
# -----------------------------------
#
# Copyright (c) 2016, Guillaume Meunier <alliages@gmail.com>
# GEOJSON_export is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published
# by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License,
# or (at your option) any later version.
#
# GEOJSON_export is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with GEOJSON_export; If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
#
# @license GPL-3.0+ <http://spdx.org/licenses/GPL-3.0+>
#
# EXAMPLE :
# print(elevation(48.8445548,2.4222176))
from __future__ import print_function
import json
import requests
def elevation(lat, lng):
apikey = "USE YOUR OWN KEY !!!"
url = "https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/elevation/json"
request = requests.get(url+"?locations="+str(lat)+","+str(lng)+"&key="+apikey)
try:
results = json.loads(request.text).get('results')
if 0 < len(results):
elevation = results[0].get('elevation')
#resolution = results[0].get('resolution') # for RESOLUTION
# ELEVATION
return elevation
else:
print('HTTP GET Request failed.')
except ValueError as e:
print('JSON decode failed: '+str(request) + str(e))
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