- pvlib.location.lookup_altitude(latitude, longitude)#
Look up location altitude from low-resolution altitude map supplied with pvlib. The data for this map comes from multiple open data sources with varying resolutions aggregated by Mapzen.
More details can be found here https://github.com/tilezen/joerd/blob/master/docs/data-sources.md
Altitudes from this map are a coarse approximation and can have significant errors (100+ meters) introduced by downsampling and source data resolution.
latitude (float.) – Positive is north of the equator. Use decimal degrees notation.
longitude (float.) – Positive is east of the prime meridian. Use decimal degrees notation.
altitude (float) – The altitude of the location in meters.
ArcticDEM terrain data DEM(s) were created from DigitalGlobe, Inc., imagery and funded under National Science Foundation awards 1043681, 1559691, and 1542736;
Australia terrain data © Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2017;
Austria terrain data © offene Daten Österreichs - Digitales Geländemodell (DGM) Österreich;
Canada terrain data contains information licensed under the Open Government Licence - Canada;
Europe terrain data produced using Copernicus data and information funded by the European Union - EU-DEM layers;
Global ETOPO1 terrain data U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mexico terrain data source: INEGI, Continental relief, 2016;
New Zealand terrain data Copyright 2011 Crown copyright (c) Land Information New Zealand and the New Zealand Government (All rights reserved);
Norway terrain data © Kartverket;
United Kingdom terrain data © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2015. All rights reserved;
United States 3DEP (formerly NED) and global GMTED2010 and SRTM terrain data courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.