Digital shaded-relief map of Venezuela

Open-File Report 2004-1322
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Abstract

The digital shaded relief map of Venezuela is a composite of 3-arc-second (approximately 90-meter) elevation data, captured during the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in February 2000. The SRTM, a joint project between the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), provides the most comprehensive international digital elevation dataset ever produced. The 11-day flight mission aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavour obtained elevation data for about 80% of the world's landmass through the use of single-pass Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) technology.

This publication includes a colorized relief image of Venezuela (GeoTIFF format) and the elevation data (ESRI Grid format) used for rendering the image. These datasets are intended to accompany U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005–1038 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1038/) and U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 199 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/199/). SRTM data in version 2.0 have been processed using the latest data-void filling algorithms and represent a significant improvement to the data used in version 1.0.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Digital shaded-relief map of Venezuela
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2004-1322
DOI 10.3133/ofr20041322
Edition Version 2.0, 2009
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 1 map; elevation data; metadata (7 p.)
Country Venezuela
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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