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Assessing the global land one-km base elsevation DEM

  • D. A. Hastings
  • P. K. Dunbar
  • A. M. Hittelman
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 121)

Abstract

The Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) digital elevation model is the most thoroughly designed, reviewed, and documented global digital elevation dataset to date. Developed by an international group of specialists, GLOBE comprises a global 30 arc-second latitude-longitude array, with land areas populated with integer elevation data. GLOBE is available on the World Wide Web, and on CD-ROM in a format convenient for image processing and raster geographic information systems (GIS). Full GLOBE documentation accompanies the CD-ROM and appears on the Website (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/topo/globe.html). This paper summarizes some findings made during GLOBE’s development.

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Digital elevation model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Hastings
    • 1
  • P. K. Dunbar
    • 1
  • A. M. Hittelman
    • 1
  1. 1.Boulder Centers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data CenterWorld Data Center — ABoulderUSA

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