Digital Elevation Models


On demand and off-the-shelf Digital Elevation Models

Digital Elevation Models can be sorted in two general categories: Digital Terrain Models are (DTM) are digitized surface representations that model the “naked” earth, thus eliminating any man-made structures like buildings and bridges, but also natural surface features like trees and entire forests. Digital Surface Models (DSM), on the other hand, use pixels to represent actual surface patterns, which do include the shapes and heights of buildings as well as trees.

Digital Elevation Models have become essential for practically all planning applications, from flood prevention and flood analysis to the viewshed analysis for assessment of wind turbines or landfill sites; they are useful tools in determining the location of radio relay systems and cellular communication towers, for example. While publicly available data may be available for free, those are mostly too coarse, and tend to be unprocessed outdated. On the other hand, commercial products are verified, high resolution, and available on a regional or global basis with homogeneous quality. For the most up-to-date Elevation Models, data can be generated locally on demand. Sources are SAR and stereo satellite images or for most accurate models aerial reconnaissance using Lidar or photogrammetric solutions.

CloudEO GeoMarketplace is your one-stop shop for all types of Digital Elevation Models:

  • Off-the-shelf DEMs, which are immediately available
  • DTM and DSM produced for your individual demand by our professional partners
  • DEMs are available in a wide range of spatial resolutions and granularity
  • You can buy them with traditional permanent licences for download
  • You can subscribe to a temporary usage in a pay-per-use scheme
  • CloudEO partners can additionally benefit from most attractive revenue share models

Image Productsort ascending Provider
WorldDEM, world coverage, 3D, terrain WorldDEM Airbus Defence and Space
  • Spatial resolution: horizontal 12 m, vertical 4 m absolute
  • Pole-to-pole coverage: Homogenous standardised DEM for any spot...
Terrain Profiles Terrain Profiles CloudEO
  • Get elevation data between two locations
  • Visualize obstructions in line of sight
  • Simplify microwave link planning...
PlanetDEM 90 PlanetObserver
  • Global elevation product
  • Resolution: 90 m
  • Entirely void-free and reliable data immediately available
  • ...
PlanetDEM 30 Plus PlanetObserver
  • Global coverage
  • Seamless, reliable and accurate
  • 30 m resolution
  • Based on worldwide homogenous SRTM data...
NEXTMap World 30 as a Service, Intermap Technologies, Digital Elevation Model, DEM, SaaS NEXTMap World 30 as a Service Intermap Technologies
  • World wide digital surface model (DSM)...
NEXTMap World 10 as a Service, Intermap Technologies, Digital Elevation Model, DEM, SaaS NEXTMap World 10 as a Service Intermap Technologies
  • Worldwide Coverage
  • Ideal for...
NEXTMap 5 as a Service, Intermap Technologies, Digital Elevation Model, DEM, DaaS NEXTMap 5 as a Service Intermap Technologies
  • High resolution elevation data
  • ...