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WorldDEM DTMlite


Provides a worldwide, consistent, and high precision Digital Terrain Model (DTM) at 24 m resolution in GeoTIFF format. WorldDEM DTMlite represents the surface of Earth after removing buildings, infrastructure, and vegetation.

Technical information

Spatial resolution24 m
Image typeRadar
Acquisition modeBi-static InSAR StripMap mode
Geometric processing levelCorrection of terrain artefacts, such as layover and shadow.
Hydrological correction (editing of water bodies).
Removal of surface features (vegetation, infrastructure, buildings).
Absolute vertical accuracy2.5 m (90% linear error)
Absolute horizontal accuracy< 6 m (90% circular error)
Relative vertical accuracy< 4 m (90% linear point-to-point error within an area of 1° x 1°)
Data acquisition period2011-2015
Spectral bandX-band
File formatGeoTIFF
Bit depth per pixel32-bit
NoData value-32767
Vertical unitmeters
Coordinate systemHorizontal: WGS84/EPSG:4326
Vertical: EGM2008/EPSG:3855
LimitationsThe AOI must be larger than 0.1 km2
Volume discountsFor orders larger than 2,500 km2, please contact [email protected] for volume discounts.

User registration process and data access

Due to regulations about this data set, a user registration and compliance process is required before access to the data is granted. Access can currently not be provided for individual users. Data usage requires additional partner approval.

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

Further information

For more information, please refer to the WorldDEM Technical Product Specification.

Terms & conditions

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