I'm looking for a web service that, given a set of coordinate boundaries, in the form of a rectangle or square, returns all the mountain peaks within the boundary, along with the coordinates and the elevation of the peak.

Geonames offers such a service, but I have to make separate requests for the elevation for each peak, which could amount to hundreds of requests for a given (ie hilly) boundary.

  • Interesting question. If you are looking for a specific country or region (e.g. the US), can you update your question?
    – philshem
    Apr 1, 2015 at 7:13
  • Global data would be ideal, but US data would be the next best option. Thanks. Apr 1, 2015 at 12:31
  • Don't know any service, but it can be simply performed with GIS software using a free Digital Elevation Model - If you are interested, you can use gis.stackexchange to tackle the process.
    – dof1985
    Apr 1, 2015 at 12:41

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I think this is another task for OSM.

See some other questions about using OSM as a datasource, including the Overpass API, by searching here or Google


USGS GNIS Advanced search will allow you to choose a specific state and county and the attribute Summit and get the data for that area within the USA.

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