Azure Maps SDK Elevation client library for Java - version 1.0.0-beta.2


Azure Maps SDK Elevation client library for Java.

This package contains the Azure Maps SDK Elevation client library which contains Azure Maps Elevation APIs. For documentation on how to use this package, please see Azure Maps Elevation REST APIs.

Source code | API reference documentation | REST API documentation | Product documentation | Samples


Please note, this package has been deprecated and will no longer be in service or maintained after 5 May 2023. All other Azure Maps APIs, Services and TilesetIDs are unaffected by this retirement. Refer to the migration guide Elevation Services Retirement for guidance on upgrading. Refer to our deprecation policy ( for more details.


Various documentation is available to help you get started

Getting started


Adding the package to your product


Azure Management Libraries require a TokenCredential implementation for authentication and an HttpClient implementation for HTTP client.

Azure Identity package and Azure Core Netty HTTP package provide the default implementation.


By default, Azure Active Directory token authentication depends on correct configure of following environment variables.

  • AZURE_CLIENT_ID for Azure client ID.
  • AZURE_TENANT_ID for Azure tenant ID.
  • AZURE_CLIENT_SECRET or AZURE_CLIENT_CERTIFICATE_PATH for client secret or client certificate.

In addition, Azure subscription ID can be configured via environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID.

With above configuration, azure client can be authenticated by following code:

// Authenticates using Azure AD building a default credential
// This will look for AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_TENANT_ID, and AZURE_CLIENT_SECRET env variables
DefaultAzureCredential tokenCredential = new DefaultAzureCredentialBuilder().build();

// Creates a client
ElevationClient client = new ElevationClientBuilder()

The sample code assumes global Azure. Please change AzureEnvironment.AZURE variable if otherwise.

See Authentication for more options.

Key concepts

See API design for general introduction on design and key concepts on Azure Management Libraries.


Get Data For Points

    new GeoPosition(-121.66853362143818, 46.84646479863713),
    new GeoPosition(-121.68853362143818, 46.856464798637127)));

Get Data For Polyline

    new GeoPosition(-121.66853362143818, 46.84646479863713),
    new GeoPosition(-121.65853362143818, 46.85646479863713)), 5);

Get Data For Bounding Box

client.getDataForBoundingBox(new GeoBoundingBox(-121.668533621438, 46.8464647986371,
    -121.658533621438, 46.8564647986371), 3, 3);


When you interact with the Azure Maps Services, errors returned by the Maps service correspond to the same HTTP status codes returned for REST API requests.

For example, if you search with an invalid coordinate, a error is returned, indicating "Bad Request".400

Next steps

Several Azure Maps Elevation Java SDK samples are available to you in the SDK's GitHub repository. Azure Maps Elevation Samples


For details on contributing to this repository, see the contributing guide.

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request