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Notes on handling elevation with Geojson

There are a couple of approaches to encoding elevation in geojson.

  1. The value for a feature’s coordinates key should an array of numbers, which are ordered easting, northing and (optionally) altitude. The array represents a position.
  2. Alternatively, you can make the elevation value one of the feature’s properties.

Both approaches are demonstrated below.

  "type": "Feature",
  "properties": {
    "name": "Mount Ruapehu",
    "elevation_m": 2797
  "geometry": {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [