Global Elevation Data Now Available in ESRI Data & Maps (ArcNews Online)
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Global Elevation Data Now Available in ESRI Data & Maps (ArcNews Online)

The ESRI enhanced 90-meter resolution Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model (DEM) data is now included with the latest version of ESRI Data & Maps.

The SRTM data was originally collected during the February 2000 mission of the space shuttle Endeavour using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar. During the mission, data for 80 percent of the earth's landmass was collected between 56 degrees south and 60 degrees north. The SRTM data is the most detailed and systematically collected worldwide elevation data available to the general public and is the result of a cooperative project between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).



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