Generating height maps with

To generate the height map of an area of the Earth

  • Navigate to
  • Enter the name of the city in the search box
  • Set the Map size to 14.336 km
  • To move the selected area on the map, click and drag the central blue square.
  • To move the map closer to the sea level, click the Base level calculator button
  • Select Draw water streams to create the correct river and lake beds on the height map.
  • To display the elevation contour lines on the map image enable the Show height contours button
  • To display the edge of the water on the map image enable the Show water contours button
  • Click the Download PNG height hap button to download the height map.
  • Click the Download map image button to download the map for the overlay image.

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