Worldwide 3D geographic reference database for all global coverage needs
Elevation30 is a unique worldwide 3D geographic reference database especially designed for large area coverage for mapping, GIS and military needs.
Derived from both optical (from Elevation30 DEM - Ortho layer & Quality information database) and radar spaceborne technologies, Elevation30 allows a greater coverage independent of terrain characteristics and weather conditions.
The model includes “first surface” elevations including vegetation and man-made structures.
Elevation30 has 3 layers of information:
- DTED level 2 format DEM (Digital Elevation Model)
- Orthoimage (ground control source)
- A set of quality masks.
Up to 6 meter horizontal and vertical accuracy
Based on DTED level 2 standards
Available for more than 65 million km² worldwide
Ideal for defence, mapping and terrain modelling applications.
An established cartographic standard
Elevation30 satellite image on Dead Sea
Elevation30 provides finely detailed information and close registration of data layers for:
- rigorous matching of map data, for example in the oil industry,
- building onboard databases for UAVs, missiles and aircraft, and for mission planning, well suited to defence, ministries andarmament manufacturers,
- compiling or updating maps,
- checking existing databases,
- impact studies and geological structure studies,
- setting up road and railway networks,
- preparing missions and navigation files for weapon systems,
- flight and landing approach simulations, among others.
An unlimited source of ground control points
Elevation30 orthoimages provide ground control points accurate enough to ensure GPS compatibility: better than 10mCE90.
They can be used to orthorectify imagery from most Earth observation satellites—e.g. SPOT, FORMOSAT-2, QuickBird, IKONOS, Envisat—when positional data are not available.
3D Satellite Iimage, Dead Sea, Jordan/ Israel
Highly Accurate Elevation Data Worldwide
Custom-tailored 10 m Elevation Models even in difficult areas
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Did you know?
Reference3D is developed in partnership by Spot Image and the French survey and mapping agency IGN.
The constitution of the Reference3D database began in 2002, with the launch of SPOT 5, with an annual production rate of 7 million km².