I would like to use Google Elevation API in a non-profit scientific research (river floodplain relief study). I have looked through the documentation, but my poor English leaves me no chances to understand if I am allowed to do this.
I just want to:
Parse Google DEM using Google Elevation API;
Store the received data locally in shp for future processing;
Received data will not be displayed anyway: I am going to use it only for the calculation of specific relief parameters.
I will appreciate for any clarification of this question, especially from Google employees :)