Any API's that can measure the height of buildings

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03-29-2019 03:26 PM
GoutamDyapa
New Contributor

Can we measure a buildings height by just giving GPS coordinates, Is that possible? if so any API that you recommend

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

wouldn't the gps coordinates just give you the location of the building, from which you would have to link to a dataset which has the building heights.

GurminderBharani1
New Contributor III

Hello Goutam Dyapa‌, 

The API does not include the elevation data of buildings in the world. 

Your options are:

Option 1: Buy high-resolution DEM (Digital Elevation Model) of the area of interest, publish the data as a service and access it using any ArcGIS API as per your requirements. 

Option 2: You would need to 3D digitize the data your self and then use the API to access the elevation data digitized by you. 

The conclusion is that you either buy the data or create it your self. 

Hope this helps. 

GoutamDyapa
New Contributor

Can you suggest an api that can be used to access the elevation data

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GurminderBharani1
New Contributor III

Can you please let me know the site or the area name of the data you require. 

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GoutamDyapa
New Contributor

Iam looking for data of newyork city

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

have you contacted the city itself? most cities have a gis section and their data is often open-sourced online.  At worst, they would know who to contact for commercial data

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GoutamDyapa
New Contributor

No i haven't contacted any. Iam just gathering the information if it is possible or not. If it is possible what would be the further process to collect the data

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Measure feature height in imagery—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop 

Height measurement using the object only

and lots of work if you can't find a source