DEM Data Sources

Digital Elevation Models (DEM, also: Digital Terrain Models DTM / Digital Surface Models DSM) are available from many data sources. Some are commercial but more and more authorities release their datasets under free licenses. The table contains all the sources that we are aware of at the moment (August 2017) with a resolution of 10 m or better. For each source we checked that the data can be imported into planlauf/TERRAIN. XYZ- and Esri ASCII Grid (ASC)-files can be imported directly, other proprietary formats can be imported with our GDAL-interface. For sources marked in the MDS column, our Mesh Decimation Service is available.

Country / Province Free EPSG Projection Resolution Format Direct GDAL MDS
Australia Yes 28348
28358
GDA94 / MGA Zone 48-58 5 m ASC
GeoTIFF
X X
Australia Yes 28348
28358
GDA94 / MGA Zone 48-58 1 m ASC X
Austria Yes 31287 MGI / Austria Lambert 10 m GeoTIFF X
Austria / Kärnten Yes 31258 MGI / Austria GK M31 10 m IMG X
Austria / Niederösterreich Yes 31256 MGI / Austria GK East 10 m ASC X
Austria / Oberösterreich Yes 31255 MGI / Austria GK Central 10 m GeoTIFF X
Austria / Salzburg Yes 31258 MGI / Austria GK M31 10 m ASC
GeoTIFF
X X
Austria / Steiermark Yes 31258
31259
MGI / Austria GK M31 / M34 10 m ASC X
Austria / Tirol Yes 31254 MGI / Austria GK West 10 m ASC X
Austria / Vorarlberg Yes 31254 MGI / Austria GK West 5 m IMG X
Austria / Wien Yes 31256 MGI / Austria GK East 1 m ASC
GeoTIFF
X X X
Belgium / Bruxelles Yes 31370 Belgian Lambert 72 1 m GeoTIFF X X
Belgium / Vlaanderen Yes 31370 Belgian Lambert 72 1 m GeoTIFF X X
Canada Yes NAD83 0.75
arcsecond
GeoTIFF X
Denmark Yes UTM 32 North 0,4 m ASC
GeoTIFF
X X X
Finland Yes UTM 33-35 North 2 m ASC
GeoTIFF
X X
Germany / Baden-Württemberg No 31467 Gauss Krueger Potsdam Zone 3 1 m XYZ X
Germany / Bayern No 31468 Gauss Krueger Potsdam Zone 4 1 m XYZ
GeoTIFF
X
Germany / Berlin Yes UTM 33 North 1 m XYZ X X
Germany / Brandenburg No UTM 33 North 1 m XYZ
ASC
X
Germany / Bremen No UTM 32 North 1 m XYZ X
Germany / Hamburg Yes UTM 32 North 1 m XYZ X X
Germany / Hannover Yes UTM 32 North 1 m XYZ X X
Germany / Hessen No UTM 32 North 1 m XYZ X
Germany / Niedersachsen No UTM 32 North 1 m XYZ X
Germany / Nordrhein-Westfalen Yes UTM 32 North 1 m XYZ X X
Germany / Rheinland-Pfalz No UTM 32 North 1 m XYZ X
Germany / Saarland No 31466 Gauss Krueger Potsdam Zone 2 1 m XYZ X
Germany / Sachsen No UTM 33 North 2 m XYZ X
Germany / Sachsen-Anhalt No UTM 32 North 1 m XYZ X
Germany / Schleswig-Holstein No 31468 Gauss Krueger Potsdam Zone 4 1 m XYZ X
Germany / Thüringen Yes UTM 32 North 2 m XYZ X X
Italy Yes UTM 32 North 10 m ASC X
Italy  / Abruzzo Yes UTM 33 North 10 m GeoTIFF X
Italy / Basilicata Yes UTM 33 North 5 m ASC X
Italy / Calabria Yes UTM 33 North 5 m IMG X
Italy / Friuli Venezia Giulia Yes 3004 Monte Mario Zone 2 1 m ASC X X
Italy / Lombardia Yes UTM 32 North 5 m IMG X
Italy / Sardegna Yes UTM 32 North 1 m ASC X
Italy / Südtirol Yes UTM 32 North 0,5 m GeoTIFF X X
Italy / Toscana Yes 3003 Monte Mario Zone 1 1 m ASC X
Italy / Trentino Yes UTM 32 North 1 m ASC X X
Italy / Valle d'Aosta Yes 23032 UTM 32 North ED50 2 m ASC X X
Luxembourg Yes 2169 Luxembourg 1930 / Gauss 5 m ASC X
Malta Yes 23033 UTM 33 North ED50 1 m ASC X X
Mars Yes None IMG X
Netherlands Yes 28992 Amersfoort / RD New 0,5 m GeoTIFF X X
New Zealand Yes 2193 NZGD2000 1 m GeoTIFF X X
Norway Yes UTM 32/33/35 North 1 m GeoTIFF X
Slovenia Yes 3794 Slovene National Grid 1996 1 m XYZ X X
Spain Yes UTM 28-31 North 5 m ASC X
Spain Yes UTM 28-31 North 1 m LAZ X
Spain / Catalunya Yes UTM 31 North 2 m ASC X X
Spain / Euskadi Yes UTM 30 North 1 m ASC X X
Spain / Gipuzkoa Yes UTM 30 North 1 m XYZ
ASC
X
Spain / La Rioja Yes UTM 30 North 2 m ASC X X
Switzerland No 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 2 m XYZ
ASC
X
Switzerland / Basel-Landschaft Yes 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 0,5 m ASC X
Switzerland / Basel-Stadt Yes 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 1 m XYZ
ASC
X
Switzerland / Genève Yes 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 0,5 m ASC X
Switzerland / Graubünden Yes 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 2 m XYZ
GeoTIFF
X X
Switzerland / Schaffhausen Yes 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 0,5 m ASC X
Switzerland / Schwyz Yes 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 2 m XYZ X
Switzerland / Solothurn Yes 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 0,5 m GeoTIFF X X
Switzerland / Uri Yes 21781 CH1903 / LV03 2 m XYZ X
Switzerland / Zürich Yes 2056 CH1903+ / LV95 0,5 m  ASC
GeoTIFF
X X X
United Kingdom / England Yes 27700 OSGB36 / British National Grid 1 m ASC X
United Kingdom / Northern Ireland Yes 29903 TM75 / Irish Grid 1 m ASC X
United Kingdom / Scotland Yes 27700 OSGB36 / British National Grid 0,5 m ASC X
United Kingdom / Scotland Yes 27700 OSGB36 / British National Grid 1 m GeoTIFF X
United Kingdom / South West England Yes 27700 OSGB36 / British National Grid 1 m ASC X X
United Kingdom / Wales Yes 27700 OSGB36 / British National Grid 0,25 m ASC X
USA Yes UTM 1 m IMG X
USA / Maryland Yes 3559 NAD83(NSRS2007) / Maryland 1 m ADF X X