Austrian Elevation Service / GPS-Info
The "Austrian Elevation Service" is a prototype of a free and open elevation service basing on a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) with 10 Meter resolution. The service is basing on many textfiles with elevation data saved in EPSG: 3857. The big advantage of this very simple approach is that every programming language can read textfiles. A database or a WMTS/WMS is not required.
Test this service and get the elevation of Seegrube/Innsbruck or write another coordinate into the fields:
Try this prototype with this free Q-GIS 2 Plugin:
In the year 2019 this prototype will be standardized and optimized. Please look at the German website of the project "GPS-Info": http://gpsinfo.org/ or visit the German Blog of this project: https://www.netidee.at/gps-info
If you need more information in English, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org