Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM GL1) Global 30m Ellipsoidal


Note: This version of the SRTM GL1 dataset is provided in a WGS84 ellipsoidal vertical datum. This is a non-standard version of the SRTM dataset that is often used for InSAR analysis. This dataset was converted from the orthometric version using the EGM96 geoid model available here. For additional conversion details feel free to contact us.



The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained elevation data on a near-global scale to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth. SRTM consisted of a specially modified radar system that flew onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour during an 11-day mission in February of 2000. SRTM is an international project spearheaded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Version 3: Elimination of the voids in the NASA SRTM DEM was the primary goal of a project under the NASA MEaSUREs (Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments) Program. Ultimately this was achieved by filling the voids with elevation data primarily from the ASTER GDEM2 (Global Digital Elevation Model Version 2) and secondarily from the USGS GMTED2010 elevation model or the USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED). NASA SRTM V3.0 three-arc-second data are provided in two forms: (1) by three-by-three averaging of the one arc-second samples, and (2) by extracting the middle sample of those same three-by-three samples. For more information on this dataset visit the LP DAAC NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Global 1 arc second page.

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