Resources

PeakFinder covers the whole world from the northern to the southern latitude 80°.

Digital Elevation Model

The digital elevation model of the SRTM and LiDAR projects are used for calculating panoramic views. The following table gives an overview regarding the data sources:

Region Source Link
Europe Digital LiDAR-Terrain Models of Europe. Collected and resampled by Sonny
Worldwide NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Global 1 arc second V003
Worldwide Viewfinder Mountain Top Horizon Maps (3 Arc and 1 Arc SRTM). Many thanks go to Jonathan de Ferranti for the permission to use his data.
Worldwide ALOS Global Digital Surface Model "ALOS World 3D - 30m (AW3D30)"

GIS Data

The GIS data (Geographic Information System) is collected from different sources. The following table gives an overview regarding the data sources:

Region Source Link
Worldwide Openstreetmap.org, © OpenStreetMap contributors, License: Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)
Worldwide GeoNames, License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
Canada Geobase
Canada Bivouac. Many thanks go to Robin Tivy for the permission to use his 'Bivouac.com' project peak data.
Andes Andean mountains 5000
Japan Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
New Zealand New Zealand Alpine Club

Comments on Openstreetmap.org

Openstreetmap.org is the Wikipedia of online maps. In Europe and the USA the quality of the data is quite good. In other countries the peak data has many errors. In these areas additional data sources area used.

Please help to improve the Openstreetmap.org data. This way also other many great projects may benefit from your work. The following page describes how to add new peaks to Openstreetmap.org: www.youtube.com

The changes in openstreetmap.org will be available in PeakFinder 24 hours later.

Application Programming Interface

The following page describes the URL format and how to embed PeakFinder to any webpage: Application Programming Interface