Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010)

Metadata Updated: December 4, 2020

The USGS and the NGA have collaborated on the development of a notably enhanced global elevation model named the GMTED2010 that replaces GTOPO30 as the elevation dataset of choice for global and continental scale applications.

The new model has been generated at three separate resolutions (horizontal post spacings) of 30 arc-seconds (about 1 kilometer), 15 arc-seconds (about 500 meters), and 7.5 arc-seconds (about 250 meters). This new product suite provides global coverage of all land areas from lat 84°N to 56°S for most products, and coverage from 84°N to 90°S for several products. Some areas, namely Greenland and Antarctica, do not have data available at the 15- and 7.5-arc-second resolutions because the input source data do not support that level of detail. An additional advantage of the new multi-resolution global model over GTOPO30 is that seven new raster elevation products are available at each resolution.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier C1220567856-USGS_LTA
Data First Published 2019-09-20
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2019-03-25
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, DOI/USGS/EROS.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 026:001
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Source Hash 677a237a6091e164074457f831e158a62ed85a1d
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z/2020-11-30T00:00:00Z

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