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In order to qualify for inclusion in the SOTA scheme, a summit must have a topographic prominence of least 150 meters (termed P150) (or exceptionally, for summits in regions of especially low prominence, 100 meters, or P100). Ascertaining the exact prominence of candidate summits can be a time-consuming and painstaking task, depending on the information (usually maps) available. After they are identified and verified as meeting the prominence requirement, their local name and exact elevation still need to be determined before they can be assigned a SOTA reference number.

Some of the initial work can be done automatically using software that analyses digital elevation models. This is by no means sufficient, but provides a very useful starting point for many regions.

Accessible software tools for this task include LandSerf and Winprom. Unfortunately, these programs require more memory than usually available on common computers to analyse areas the size of many countries. This often reduces the availability of the analysis results for people interested in identifying and validating SOTA summits.

In an effort to overcome at least some of the difficulties in identification of candidate summits, I have developed an experimental software, SRTMprom, that focuses on identifying summits meeting a given prominence requirement using publicly-available high-quality topographic source data, requiring as little memory as possible to get the job done.

Some of the results are presented on Google maps here.



Here are links to

  • pages that provide searchable and sortable lists of the SOTA summits
  • Google Maps for every SOTA region, with the latest information about each summit
  • .gpx files that can be used to transfer the summits coordinates to a GPS as waypoints
  • .kml files that can be used with Google mapping products like Google Earth

The information presented here is obtained from the official SOTA database, which is the only valid reference. The pages and files are updated every day.

These pages work much faster with the Google Chrome browser...

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Searchable and sortable list of all SOTA summits (slow! Use Chrome!)

All SOTA summits on Google Earth with links to SOTA database validate


Searchable and sortable listsGoogle mapsGPXKML
9A - Croatia (506 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
9H - Malta (2 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
9V - Singapore (1 summit)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
CT - Portugal (236 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
CT3 - Madeira (21 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
CU - Azores (29 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
CX - Uruguay (18 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
DL - Germany (Alpine) (442 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
DM - Germany (Low Mountains) (386 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
E5 - Cook Islands (7 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
E7 - Bosnia and Herzegovinia (130 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA1 - Spain (North West) (1022 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA2 - Spain (North) (442 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA3 - Spain (Catalunya) (412 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA4 - Spain (Central) (181 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA5 - Spain (South East) (124 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA6 - Balearic Islands (101 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA7 - Spain (South) (161 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA8 - Canary Islands (122 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EA9 - Ceuta (1 summit)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
EI - Ireland (389 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ES - Estonia (3 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
F - France (2473 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
FG - Guadeloupe (19 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
FH - Mayotte (11 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
FK - New Caledonia (347 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
FL - France - Low (333 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
FM - Martinique (15 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
FP - St. Pierre & Miquelon (4 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
FR - La RĂ©union (19 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
G - England (175 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
GD - Isle Of Man (5 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
GI - Northern Ireland (65 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
GM - Scotland (1218 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
GW - Wales (158 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
HA - Hungary (242 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
HB - Switzerland (1305 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
HB0 - Liechtenstein (9 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
HL - South Korea (2464 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
I - Italy (548 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
IS0 - Sardinia (313 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
JA - Japan - Honshu (4546 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
JA5 - Japan - Shikoku (606 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
JA6 - Japan - Kyushu_Okinawa (1008 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
JA8 - Japan - Hokaido (942 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
K0M - USA - Minnesota (33 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
KH6 - USA - Hawaii (67 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
KLA - Alaska - Anchorage (10440 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
KLF - Alaska - Fairbanks (6176 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
KLS - Alaska - Southeast (1827 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
KP4 - USA - Puerto Rico (61 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
LA - Norway (3643 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
LX - Luxembourg (4 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
LZ - Bulgaria (639 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
OD - Lebanon (16 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
OE - Austria (2144 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
OH - Finland (295 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
OK - Czechia (961 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
OM - Slovakia (378 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ON - Belgium (18 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
OY - Faroes (108 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
OZ - Denmark (12 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
PA - Netherlands (5 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
R9U - Russia - Urals (348 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
S5 - Slovenia (407 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
SM - Sweden (435 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
SP - Poland (221 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
SV - Greece (823 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
TF - Iceland (908 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
TK - Corsica (160 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
UT - Ukraine (429 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VE1 - Canada - Nova Scotia (32 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VE2 - Canada - Quebec (1389 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VE6 - Canada - Alberta (1293 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VE7 - Canada - British Columbia (743 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VE9 - Canada - New Brunswick (125 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK1 - Australia - Capital Territory (48 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK2 - Australia - NSW (1219 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK3 - Australia - Victoria (628 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK4 - Australia - Queensland (1385 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK5 - Australia - South Australia (346 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK6 - Australia - WA (261 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK7 - Australia - Tasmania (796 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK8 - Australia - Northern Territory (246 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VK9 - Australia - Islands (7 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VO1 - Canada - Newfoundland (329 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VP8 - Falkland Islands (76 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VY1 - Canada - Yukon (310 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
VY2 - Canada - PEI (2 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W0C - USA - Colorado (1798 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W0D - USA - Dakotas (236 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W0M - USA - Missouri (57 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W0N - USA - Nebraska (15 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W1 - USA (1102 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W2 - USA (716 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W3 - USA (223 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W4A - USA - Alabama (71 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W4C - USA - Carolinas (508 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W4G - USA - Georgia (136 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W4K - USA - Kentucky (214 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W4T - USA - Tennessee (284 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W4V - USA - Virginia (542 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W5A - USA - Arkansas (126 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W5M - USA - Mississippi (1 summit)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W5N - USA - New Mexico (1090 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W5O - USA - Oklahoma (182 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W5T - USA - Texas (526 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W6 - USA (4284 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W7A - USA - Arizona (2483 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W7I - USA - Idaho (2459 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W7M - USA - Montana (2608 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W7N - USA - Nevada (2567 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W7O - USA - Oregon (1990 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W7U - USA - Utah (1577 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W7W - USA - Washington (2762 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W7Y - USA - Wyoming (1188 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W8M - USA - Michigan (97 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W8O - USA - Ohio (57 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W8V - USA - West Virginia (343 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
W9 - USA (54 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
YO - Romania (1125 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
YU - Serbia (402 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
Z3 - Macedonia (266 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ZB2 - Gibraltar (1 summit)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ZD - UK South Atlantic (12 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ZL1 - New Zealand - North Island (1252 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ZL3 - New Zealand - South Island (3932 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ZL7 - Chatham Islands (8 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ZL8 - Kermadec Islands (3 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ZL9 - Sub-Antarctic Territories (25 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate
ZS - South Africa (317 summits)mapGPS waypoints validateKML waypoints validate

World map of summits that have more than one SOTA reference



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