EuroDEM

EuroDEM (digital elevation model) describes the distribution of terrain or 'bare earth' heights, not including 'first surface' elevations such as vegetation and man-made structures. It is ideal for environmental change research, hydrologic modelling, resource monitoring, monitoring mapping and visualisation.

Basic information

Current release 1.0
Release date April 2008
Nominal scale 1:100 000
Coordinate system

Geodetic Datum horizontal:ETRS89

Geodetic Datum vertical: EVRS

Database structure

File-based

EuroDEM User Guide

Database specification Full product specification
Delivery formats available ESRI Grid, ESRI Grid ASCII, GeoTIFF, XYZ ASCII
Data structure and content Tile partition, which is delimited by degree graduation of longitude and latitude. The tiles have a spatial extent of 1 x 1 degree (3600 x 3600 arc seconds).
The only saved value is the elevation per coordinate.
Quality and standards 8 – 10m vertical accuracy, 2 arc seconds grid width

Coverage

Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovinian
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France including Monaco
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy including San Marino and Vatican City
Kaliningrad
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Montenegro
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain including Andorra and Gibraltar
Sweden
Switzerland including Liechtenstein

Sample data

The sample data is for internal evaluation purposes only. All are © EuroGeographics.

ESRI Grid zip, 0.2 MB
ESRI Grid ASCII zip, 0.3 MB
GeoTIFF zip, 0.3 MB
XYZ ASCII zip, 1.1 MB

Applications

Geospatial elevation data is used by the scientific and resource management communities, amongst others, for applications such as environmental change research, hydrologic modelling, resource monitoring, mapping and visualisation. EuroDEM can be used directly in numerous GIS applications, some examples of which include:

  • Ortho-rectification of imagery
  • Flood modelling / watershed analysis
  • Modelling water flow or mass movement
  • Extracting terrain parameters
  • Rendering of three-dimensional visualisations
  • Topographic mapping / physical models / creation of relief maps
  • Vehicle navigation / intelligent vehicle systems
  • Precision farming / forestry
  • Flight simulation / in-cockpit situational awareness
  • Terrain analyses in geomorphology and physical geography
  • Impact studies and geological structure studies
  • Design and engineering of mobile telephone networks
  • Planning road and railway networks

Product literature

Full product specification

User Guide

Contact

For more information about EuroDEM or any of our products, please contact us.

Distributors

To license any of our products, please visit one of our distributors.

Pricing

Our products are priced according to coverage, number of users and other rights. See our pricing and licensing page.