thumbnail

The National Map seamless digital elevation model specifications

Techniques and Methods 11-B9

By:
, , , , , and
https://doi.org/10.3133/tm11B9

Links

Abstract

This specification documents the requirements and standards used to produce the seamless elevation layers for The National Map of the United States. Seamless elevation data are available for the conterminous United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and the U.S. territories, in three different resolutions—1/3-arc-second, 1-arc-second, and 2-arc-second. These specifications include requirements and standards information about source data requirements, spatial reference system, distribution tiling schemes, horizontal resolution, vertical accuracy, digital elevation model surface treatment, georeferencing, data source and tile dates, distribution and supporting file formats, void areas, metadata, spatial metadata, and quality assurance and control.

Suggested Citation

Archuleta, C.M., Constance, E.W., Arundel, S.T., Lowe, A.J., Mantey, K.S., and Phillips, L.A., 2017, The National Map seamless digital elevation model specifications: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 11, chap. B9, 39 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm11B9.

ISSN: 2328-7055 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Purpose and Scope
  • Applicability
  • Requirement Terminology
  • Background for The National Map Seamless Digital Elevation Model Datasets
  • Product Specifications
  • Maintenance
  • Selected References
  • Glossary
  • Appendix 1. Seamless Digital Elevation Model Metadata Example
  • Appendix 2. Seamless Digital Elevation Model Spatial Metadata Data Dictionary

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The National Map seamless digital elevation model specifications
Series title:
Techniques and Methods
Series number:
11-B9
DOI:
10.3133/tm11B9
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
NGTOC Rolla
Description:
v, 39 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Section B: U.S. Geological Survey Standards in Book 11: Collection and Delineation of Spatial Data
Public Comments:
This report is Chapter 9 of Section B: U.S. Geological Survey Standards in Book 11: Collection and Delineation of Spatial Data
Online Only (Y/N):
Y