US GeoData digital elevation models

Fact Sheet 102-96



Digital elevation model (DEM) data consist of a sampled array of regularly spaced elevation values referenced horizontally either to a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection or to a geographic coordinate system. The grid cells are spaced at regular intervals along south to north profiles that are ordered from west to east. the U.S> Geological Survey (USGS) produces five primary types of elevation data: 7.5-minute DEM, 30-minute DEM, 1-degree DEM, 7.5-minute Alaska DEM, and 15-minute Alaska DEM.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title US GeoData digital elevation models
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 102-96
DOI 10.3133/fs10296
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 2 p.