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Shuttle Radar Topography Mission 1-arc second Global

Abstract: The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) was flown aboard the space shuttle Endeavour February 11-22, 2000. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) participated in an international project to acquire radar data which were used to create the first near-global set of land elevations.

The radars used during the SRTM mission ... View entire text

Purpose: SRTM data is being used to generate a digital topographic map of the Earth's land surface with data points spaced every 1 arc second of latitude and longitude (approximately 30 meters).
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Description: Access the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data using the USGS EarthExplorer.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: -56.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Dataset Title: Shuttle Radar Topography Mission 1-arc second Global
Dataset Publisher: USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
Version: Not provided
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-02-11
Stop Date: 2000-02-22
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to for the USGS disclaimer.
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Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Digital Download
Distribution Format: BIL, DTED or GeoTIFF
Fees: Free download of finished grade data.
Phone: 605-594-2585
Email: kkline at
Contact Address:
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-09-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-25