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WorldDEM Full Resolution

Provides a worldwide, consistent, and high precision Digital Surface Model (DSM) at 12 m resolution in GeoTIFF format.


WorldDEM™ - The New Standard of Global Elevation Models. Complete pole-to-pole coverage coupled with unrivaled accuracy and quality is the defining characteristics of WorldDEM™. The accuracy surpasses any global satellite-based elevation model available today and provides a reliable and precise reference layer to enhance a wide range of applications.

Dataset Availability and Refresh

WorldDEM™ is based on radar satellite data acquired during the TanDEM-X Mission. The primary goal of the mission was the generation of a worldwide, consistent, and high-precision Digital Surface Model (DSM) based on SAR interferometry.


  • Pole-to-pole: Global homogeneity
  • Highly consistent dataset: Data collected in the period 2011 - 2015
  • Accurate: 2 m (relative) / 2.5 m (absolute) vertical accuracy

Sensitive countries are excluded from downloading the full-resolution product (please contact [email protected] for a release request).

Product Specification Document: PDF

Resolution or Coverage

12 m x 12 m raster, global coverage

Processing Level

Edited Digital Surface Model with assured hydrological consistency (editing of water bodies and shorelines, consistent flow of rivers)

Data Format & Metadata

  • File Format: GeoTIFF
  • Data Type: 32 Bit, floating
  • NoData Value: -32767.0
  • Projection: Geographic Coordinates
  • Coordinate Reference System: Horizontal WGS84-G1150, Vertical EGM2008
  • Pixel Spacing: 0.4 arcsec (approx. 12m)
  • Vertical Unit: Meter

Volume Discounts

For orders larger than 2,500 sqkm, please contact [email protected] for volume discounts.

User Registration Process and Block Access

Due to regulations about this data set, a user registration and compliance process is required before access to the block is granted. Block access can currently not be provided for individual users.

More Information

For more information, please visit the technical documentation or the provider website.


To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.

Terms & Conditions

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