ArcticDEM Release 4: Updates and New Regions


ArcticDEM is an NGA-NSF public-private initiative to produce a high-resolution, high quality, digital surface model (DSM) of the Arctic using optical stereo imagery, high-performance computing, and open source photogrammetry software.

Upon completion, ArcticDEM will encompass all land area north of 60° north latitude including all of Greenland, the State of Alaska, and the Kamchatka Peninsula of the Russian Federation. The project data releases began with Alaska on September 1, 2016, and will continue to other regions in the Arctic on a quarterly basis.

Release 4: Updates

The ArcticDEM team is pleased to announce the release of 9,884 2m posting time-dependent DEMs and 979 additional mosaics at 5m resolution. This brings the total number of available 2m DEMs to 20,009 – covering 20 million square kilometers– and the total number of 5m mosiac tiles to 2,421.  This is the largest release of data for the project to date.

Explore Data

ArcticDEM data are available for online browsing and download. Visit the ArcticDEM page to see the updates in this release and download bulk data.

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