Advanced Elevation Series

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.

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.

Dimension Matters

 

Understand the terrain

The Advanced Elevation Series turns high-resolution satellite imagery, collected by the DigitalGlobe constellation, into elevation data that is ready for your workflow.

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.

Oil, gas and mining

Communications

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.

Communications
 

Defense & intelligence

The lay of the land is a crucial factor in mobilizing personnel and resources in areas of conflict. Digital Terrain Models give decision-makers real-world answers on deployment options.

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.

See the ways you can use Advanced Elevation Series

Topographic mapping for improved construction of infrastructure planning

See how

Governments big and small require precise construction and infrastructure planning for the success of their community.

Historically, civil engineers have used inefficient surveying methods and out-of-date maps, resulting in unanticipated mistakes.

Satellite information and advanced elevation data allows you to create highly accurate topographic maps that can be created quickly and cost-effectively to help you effectively plan for resources such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.

Click through the timeline below to track the city's growth over two years.

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After

Determine mineral categories and distribution at mining sites

See how

Site reclamation is a necessity in mining.

Tailings (especially ponds) are a significant environmental liability for mining companies. In certain regions, a tailings storage and disposal plan is required prior to the start of mining operations.

Geospatial information can help your company recognize materials at mining sites so that they remain in compliance before, during, and after development.

Click through the timeline to view how satellite imagery can help you track important changes over time.

Transparency for evolving global insecurity

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Changing landscapes define our modern era.

Global insecurity and international politics have heightened the need to be informed about activities happening around the world.

Satellite imagery and analysis can provide you with timely access to information so you can understand evolving situations that may have an impact in your area of responsibility.

The image on the right shows the devastation after the Sana'a Airport attack in Yemen on March 27, 2015.

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