Find Database of Longitude/Latitude Coordinates of ALL Roads

Discussion created by zisforzorro on Nov 4, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 6, 2012 by LDanzinger-esristaff
I'm planning to create a tool for longboarders that finds all the hills (roads) in the area with a specific incline. There are a lot of parameters that have to be taken in to account (bends, type of road, etc).
I can definitely pull this off in JAVA but I need a way to extract the coordinates and elevations of ALL roads around a certain location (from a standard road vector data file). Does anyone how this is possible?
Thank you for the help!

I hope I put this in the correct subforum.