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European DEM (EU-DEM)

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EU-DEM

Title (Product name): European DEM (EU-DEM) v1.0

Owner: Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry (DG-ENTR) / European Commission (EC).

Geographical scope: European.

Abstract:

The Digital Elevation Model over Europe from the GMES RDA project (EU-DEM) is a Digital Surface Model (DSM) representing the first surface as illuminated by the sensors.

The EU-DEM is a 3D raster dataset with elevations captured at 1 arc second postings (2.78E-4 degrees) or about every 30 meters. It is a hybrid product based on SRTM and ASTER GDEM data fused by a weighted averaging approach. The EU-DEM has been generated as a contiguous dataset divided into 1 degree by 1 degree tiles corresponding to the SRTM naming convention. The spatial reference system is geographic, latitude / longitude with horizontal datum ETRS89, ellipsoid GRS80 and vertical datum EVRS2000 with geoid EGG08. The vertical unit of this DSM is metres. These tiles have then been aggregated into 5°x5° tiles which have been projected to ETRS-LAEA.

EU-DEM covers the 39 member and cooperating countries of EEA and has been produced by a consortium formed by Indra, Intermap and AGI. The dataset is a realisation of the Copernicus programme, managed by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry.

The EU-DEM is complemented by an integrated hydrographic network at scale 1:100, 000.

Purpose:

Provide a harmonized, seamless elevation and hydrography reference data set across Europe to cover a wide range of applications, mainly to cover the needs of the European Commission.

Themes: Elevation / Hydrography.

Resource language: English

Metadata date: February 2014.

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Comments

  • Conrad BIELSKI

    Hi Jordi,

    thanks for the help on this topic. It's been very interesting and informative. I wanted to continue the discussion about the EU-DEM because it is a type of product (EU wide) that will become more and more important in the coming years.

    What I wanted to find out was whether the EU-DEM metadata is INSPIRE compliant. And if it is, whether this could/should be used as a best practice for metadata discovery? As you know, part of the usefulness of geospatial data today is being able to find it and so I would love to hear about how to make INSPIRE compliant metadata available so that it can be discovered especially Copernicus downstream data (i.e. new information products derived from Copernicus data).

    Conrad

  • Jordi ESCRIU

    Dear Conrad,

    Feel free to ask your questions in the following discussion topic, in the Elevation sub-group:

    https://themes.jrc.ec.europa.eu/discussion/view/10920/eu-dem-usability

    Jordi

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