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New ASTER Global Satellite Digital Elevation Model Data Now Available Online

Articles that describe this new global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) dataset 

1. Most Complete Earth Map Published, BBC News, June 30, 2009


2. Most Complete Topographic Map of Earth, GM International


"NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday 
that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with 
detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The new global digital 
elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual 
stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal 
Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra. 
NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), 
developed the data set. It is available online to users everywhere at no cost."

Homepages for the ASTER Global DEM are:





Paul V. Heinrich