Elevate and fast-forward your analysis.
Elevation and terrain information is foundational to mapping and understanding the surface of our planet. With global coverage and the ability to order custom-built models, DigitalGlobe’s Advanced Elevation Series provides the Digital Surface Models or Digital Terrain Models you need without the challenges of local access. Customize your elevation data for fit your needs, with options ranging from 2 m to 8 m in accuracy and resolution. And our models are GIS-ready, so you can focus on analysis, not processing.
Customize your model
Choose the resolution and accuracy you need.
Add an option like road flattening or hydro enforcement.
Bundle your model with our Advanced Ortho Series imagery.
Oil, gas and mining
Development in Kenya is hampered by the mountainous terrain of a remote site. Elevation data enhanced with road-flattening enables the project team to identify the best routes and to efficiently plan transportation.
Wireless networks are becoming denser and base station location is critical to service quality. Digital Surface Models provide the accuracy that planners need to optimize urban network performance.
Use the slider to compare a Digital Surface Model—or all features on the surface—to a Digital Terrain Model that shows the Earth’s terrain.
Surface vs. terrain models
Understanding surface features shown in a DSM, like trees buildings and other structures allows for in depth analysis of view sheds or line of sight calculations. While a DTM provides a bare earth view of the terrain, ideal for hydrologic modeling and civil engineering applications.