Metadata EU-DEM

'The Digital Elevation Model over Europe from the GMES RDA project (EU-DEM) is a Digital Surface Model (DSM) representing the first surface as illuminated by the sensors. The EU-DEM dataset is a realisation of the Copernicus programme, managed by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry.' (link)

'The EU-DEM is a hybrid product based on SRTM and ASTER GDEM data fused by a weighted averaging approach and it has been generated as a contiguous dataset divided into 1 degree by 1 degree tiles, corresponding to the SRTM naming convention.

The spatial reference system is geographic, lat/lon with horizontal datum ETRS89, ellipsoid GRS80 and vertical datum EVRS2000 with geoid EGG08. These tiles have then been aggregated into 5°x5° tiles which have been projected to ETRS-LAEA by JRC.

In addition, a colour shaded relief image over Europe has been created using a hillshade dataset derived from the ETRS89-LAEA version of EU-DEM - please note that this dataset cannot be used for analysis purposes and that there are some known artifacts West of Norway.

The EU-DEM data are provided as is, i.e. without a formal validation yet.  An independent statistical validation is scheduled as part of the GIO land monitoring service activities, and will be made available in the course of 2014.' (link)

Geographic dataset EPSG:4258

Data URL Link
Metadata URL Link
Horizontal Reference System EPSG:4258
Vertical Reference System EVRF2000
Resolution 1 arc second
Distributor Copernicus
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Tab 1: Basic data of the geographic dataset

Projected dataset EPSG:3035

Data URL Link
Metadata URL Link
Horizontal Reference System EPSG:3035
Vertical Reference System EVRF2000
Resolution 25 m
Distributor Copernicus
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Tab 2: Basic data of the projected dataset

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