KML file on Elevation Map

Use this Search places box OR click the map
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Create Custom Areas from ZIP Codes or Counties

Create Custom Areas from ZIP Codes or Counties

Create a custom area from a list of ZIP Codes

Define a delivery area, service area or sales territory using a list of 5-digit or 3-digit ZIP Codes

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Color-code ZIP Codes from a spreadsheet

Create a custom color-coded map using a live link to a Google Sheet containing ZIP Codes

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Color-code Counties from a spreadsheet

Create a custom color-coded map using a live link to a Google Sheet containing Counties

Show Me How

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- Type a comma-separated list of ZIP Codes into the box below
OR
- Select ZIP Codes by drawing on the map above:
- 1. Click the Drawing Tools button on the left side of the map, then draw an area (any ZIP Code you touch will be included).
- 2. Double-click to finish drawing, and the ZIP Codes will automatically appear in the box below.

1. In Google Sheets, create a spreadsheet with the first 3 columns in this order: ZIPCode, Data*, and Color
- TIP: You can use either 5-digit ZIP Codes or 3-digit ZIP Codes (but not a combination of the two)
- TIP: If you don't have a Google Sheet, create one by importing from Excel or a .csv file
2. Publish your spreadsheet using the default values in the File > Publish to the Web box. Click Publish, then close the Publish box.
3. Copy the URL from your web browser address bar while viewing the Google Sheet (see example URL below)
- TIP: DO NOT copy the link from the Publish to the Web box
4. Paste the URL into the box below:

Color-code ZIP Codes from spreadsheet example
* Example spreadsheet showing Data column as Territory

1. In Google Sheets, create a spreadsheet with 4 columns in this order: County, StateAbbrev, Data* and Color
- TIP: If you don't have a Google Sheet, create one by importing from Excel or a .csv file
2. Publish your spreadsheet using the default values in the File > Publish to the Web box. Click Publish, then close the Publish box.
3. Copy the URL from your web browser address bar while viewing the Google Sheet (see example URL below)
- TIP: DO NOT copy the link from the Publish to the Web box
4. Paste the URL into the box below:

Color-code counties from spreadsheet example
* Example spreadsheet showing Data column as Salesperson

Add Custom Points to the Map

Add Custom Points to the Map

Add your own custom points to any map!

Add points to the map from a live-linked spreadsheet! Or add points from Google My Maps, Google Earth, or GIS software.

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Set Map Title & Display Options

Set Map Title & Display Options

Set a title for your map, set the main color and choose other map layers to display

Set color

Map type

Show labels

Center map on user location

Show county lines

Show city limits

Show ZIP Code boundaries

Also show these outside my custom area

Ready! Click link at left to view your map.
You can bookmark the link or embed the link on another website!

Elevation

View Elevation on Google Maps with this free tool

See Google Maps elevation for any city, address or place, and create an Elevation Profile on Google Maps anywhere in the world. In addition to this Google Maps elevation layer, you can also show county lines and county name labels in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. Optionally add city limits and township boundaries in the U.S. Have fun exploring with this Google Maps altitude tool!
TIPS FOR USING THIS ELEVATION TOOL:
  1. Type any place or address in the “Search places” box above the map*
    OR: Zoom into your place of interest on the map
    The approximate elevation will be shown for the blue dot. Also, county lines will draw on the map, and the county name, state name**, country name and latitude/longitude for your chosen location will appear at the bottom of the map***
  2. Click the “Use m/km” button to use the metric system (meters and kilometers). Click “Use ft/mi” to use the imperial system (feet and miles).
  3. Click the blue “Elevation Profile…” button to create an elevation profile along the path you draw. Double-click the map at the last point you wish to draw, and an Elevation Profile will appear.
  4. Check the “Show similar elevations” checkbox to see all the places on the map with elevations similar to your chosen location This option draws contour lines that are within +/-50ft vertical of the blue dot (or +/- 50m vertical, if you’re using metric). The contours run in 20ft (20m) intervals from green (low) to red (high)
  5. Optionally, check the “Also show US city limits” checkbox in the lower left corner of the map to see City Limits overlaid on the map (available in the U.S. only)
    Also show US townships by checking the box in the lower left corner of the map
  6. Check the “Show county labels” checkbox in the lower left corner of the map to see the names of the counties on the map
  7. Click the “⊕ Locate” button in the upper right corner of the map to use your current location † and quickly answer “what county am I in?”
  8. Subscribe in the top header to receive notification of tool updates and usage tips
* You can also type in GPS coordinates in decimal degrees into the Search places box. For example, type -105.25, 40 for Boulder, Colorado.
** or equivalent province, district, etc.
*** All information is reported based on the location of the blue dot on the map; to move the blue dot, click the map
The “Locate” button will be more accurate on smartphones and other devices containing a GPS; desktop browsers typically show an approximate location

FAQs for ‘Elevation’


How do you find elevation on Google Maps? Just follow the quick steps above and you will see your altitude or elevation displayed on a fully-interactive Google Map.

Answer questions such as:
– What is the elevation of this city?
– What is the elevation at this address?
– What is my elevation profile along this road or hiking route?

Looking for your current elevation? Try the new WHAT IS MY CURRENT ELEVATION? tool!

Looking for an all-in-one tool to explore multiple boundaries and climate on Google Maps? Here it is: Location Explorer.

COVERAGE NOTES:
  • Elevation coverage is worldwide. In the U.S., the vertical accuracy is typically within 8ft (2.44m), in the rest of the world the vertical accuracy is typically within 16m (52.5ft)
  • US coverage includes Counties in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa
    “Also show US city limits” draws all incorporated cities and towns in the United States and its territories and possessions
    “Also show US townships” draws all minor civil divisions (MCDs) (these are often townships)
  • Within the UK, England displays Counties and Unitary Authorities, Scotland displays Council Areas, Wales displays Principal Areas, and Northern Ireland displays Districts. Explanation of Unitary Authorities, Council Areas, Principal Areas and Districts.
  • Australia displays Local Government Areas (LGAs)
  • New Zealand displays Territorial Authorities
  • Canada displays Census Divisions, which are Counties in some provinces but may include other geographies
  • Mexico displays Municipalities, which are the next level administrative divisions below State
  • Switzerland displays Districts

OTHER NOTES:
  • The Search places box uses a standard Google Maps geocoding engine, therefore you can type street addresses, road names, points of interest, and GPS coordinates (see * above) to see what county that location is part of
  • Many of the map layers from which this information is extracted are very large, so it may take several seconds for all of the map layers to finish drawing
  • When using “Elevation Profile…”, you must click slowly due to slow interactions with the server
  • Because the map layers are large, boundaries will not be shown if you are zoomed out too far
  • Note that typing an address will zoom in the map very close, whereas typing a city or county by itself will show you a map with a wider view
  • Disclaimer: While the number of decimals in the latitude and longitude displayed for the map marker imply a positional accuracy of within a few feet, note that Google Maps is not inherently that accurate, and therefore this tool should not be used for legal purposes or anything beyond entertainment value.

ELEVATION SOURCES:
– US: United States Geological Survey
– Rest of World: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Labratory

BOUNDARY LINE SOURCES:
– US: Census Bureau
– UK: Open Government License – Contains Office of National Statistics data, Ordnance Survey data ©Crown copyright and database right 2017. Open Data Lincese – Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
– Ireland: Open Data and Creative Commons License – Ordnance Survey Ireland
– Australia: Incorporates Administrative Boundaries ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
– New Zealand: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 – Stats NZ
– Canada: Open License – Boundary Files, 2016 Census; Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-160-X
– Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)
– Switzerland: Swiss Federal Office of Topography

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