World digital elevation model (ETOPO5)

Prod-ID: DAT-92-en
Created 01 Mar 2003 Published 01 Mar 2003 Last modified 28 Jun 2016
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ETOPO5 was generated from a digital data base of land and sea- floor elevations on a 5-minute latitude/longitude grid

GIS data

Zipped DEM .img raster (IMAGINE image), raster data
Zipped DEM GeoTIFF raster (Geographic Tag Image File Format), raster data


Additional information

The resolution of the gridded data varies from true 5-minute for the ocean floors, the USA., Europe, Japan,and Australia to 1 degree in data-deficient parts of Asia, South America, northern Canada, and Africa. Data sources are as follows: Ocean Areas: US Naval Oceanographic Ofice; USA., W. Europe, Japan/Korea: US Defense Mapping Agency; Australia: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia; New Zealand: Department of Industrial and Scientific Research, New Zealand; balance of world land masses: US Navy Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Center. These various data bases were originally assembled in 1988 into the worldwide 5-minute grid by Margo Edwards, then at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Geographical coverage: world



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