Terrain Databases

Available Terrain Elevation Databases for V-Soft Communications Products

SRTM  – Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

3 arc-second Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM – Feb, 2000) terrain elevation databases for the world from 56 degrees South Latitude to 60 degrees North Latitude. Data includes Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand and much of Asia and Europe. (Breakouts for specific countries or smaller areas are available upon request. )srtm_world_coverage

30 Second GLOBE Terrain

This data set was developed by National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The objective was to create the best available 30-arc-second global digital elevation data set based on data from existing data sets. The GLOBE terrain database contains data from 11 sources, and 17 combinations of source and lineage. It was developed during the 1990’s and was released in 1999. This is the same database that is found on the FCC web site for calculating domestic U.S. HAAT.

30 Second World Terrain

30 second USGS data, in world quadrants on CD ROM, NE, NW, SE, SW. Each quadrant covers approximately 1/4 of the Earth’s land area.

30 Second US NGDC

The original 30 arc-second NGDC dataset for the continental U.S.A. compressed to 51.5 Megabytes.  Additional data set for Caribbean, Hawaii, and Alaska are available.

30 Second FCC US NGDC

This is the actual FCC database compressed to 8 Megabytes. Use this for speed and results and best agreement with the Media Branch programs. Includes continental U.S. and Hawaii

30 Second Canadian Terrain

USGS data containing all of Canada compressed to 49 Megabytes.

30 Second Mexican Terrain

USGS data containing all of Mexico compressed to 50 Megabytes.

3 Second U.S. Terrain Database

03 Second US, Includes  Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island standard U.S.G.S. – compressed on one CD ROM.  A separate 3 arc-second Alaska database is also available.

National Elevation Dataset (NED)

03 Second US, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, N.E.D. Based – on CD two CD ROMs

03 Second US, Alaska,  N.E.D. Based – on one CD ROM

New 30 Meter U.S. Terrain Database

30 Meter FCC compiled data-set;  contains US, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada on DVDs. Use this link for a description of this new database compilation.

For maps of the coverage of our various database offerings please click this link.

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