[talk-au] NASA completes another elevation map

b.schulz.10 at scu.edu.au b.schulz.10 at scu.edu.au
Wed Jul 1 04:14:00 BST 2009

Apparently NASA and the Japanese space agency has released another elevation map for the Eath which has 99% coverage using a 98ft grid, so roughly 9x the resolution of SRTM's ~90m grid.

BBC news have it covered here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8126197.stm

There's also discussion on Slashdot: http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/06/30/1650208/Most-Complete-Topographical-Map-of-Earth-Complete?art_pos=11

I wonder how long it will be before OSM will be able to integrate this data... It would be nice to have a higher resolution dataset so the topo lines can be smoother and more accurate.

Anybody know how this data can be downloaded?


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