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TanDEM-X - Digital Elevation Model (DEM) - Global, 90m

TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements) is an Earth observation radar mission that consists of a SAR interferometer built by two almost identical satellites flying in close formation. With a typical separation between the satellites of 120m to 500m a global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) has been generated. The main objective of the TanDEM-X mission is to create a precise 3D map of the Earth's land surfaces that is homogeneous in quality and unprecedented in accuracy. The data acquisition was completed in 2015 and production of the global DEM was completed in September 2016. The absolute height error is with about 1m an order of magnitude below the 10 m requirement. The TanDEM-X 90m DEM is a product variant of the global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) acquired in the frame of the German TanDEM-X mission between 2010 and 2015, and has a reduced pixel spacing of 3 arcseconds, which corresponds to 90m at the equator. It covers all Earth’s landmasses from pole to pole. For more information concerning the TanDEM-X 90m DEM, the reader is referred to: https://tandemx-90m.dlr.de/ For more information concerning the TanDEM-X mission, the reader is referred to: https://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10378/
Suggested Data Citation
German Aerospace Center (DLR) (2018): TanDEM-X - Digital Elevation Model (DEM) - Global, 90m. https://doi.org/10.15489/ju28hc7pui09
Yellow dots or areas indicate coverage range.
Geographic Boundaries
North: 84°
West: -180°
East: 180°
South: -90°
Time Period
Start date: 2010-12-12
End date: 2015-01-16
More Information
Keywords: TanDEM-X, Digital Elevation Model, TDM-DEM-90m, Global, Elevation
Contact: tandemx-science@dlr.de
Access / Use Restriction: restricted
Data Use Guidelines https://geoservice.dlr.de/resources/licenses/tdm90/License_for_the_Utilization_of_90m_DEM_for_Scientific_Use.pdf
Mission / Project Information
Webpage with links and description for accessing TanDEM-X elevation models for scientific users. https://tandemx-science.dlr.de/
TanDEM-X DEM access - scientific users
Webpage for accessing/ordering TanDEM-X elevation models for non-scientific users. https://www.intelligence-airbusds.com/
TanDEM-X DEM access - non-scientific users
EOC Geoservice Map Context (tdm:dem90) https://geoservice.dlr.de/web/maps/tdm:dem90
EOC Geoservice Map Context
EOC Geoservice Data Guide https://geoservice.dlr.de/web/dataguide/tdm90/
TDM90 - EOC Geoservice Data Guide
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15489/ju28hc7pui09
Digital Object Identifier
Downloading Data
FTP download (TDM90) ftpes://tdm-dem90.dlr.de
FTP download
HTTP download (TDM90) https://download.geoservice.dlr.de/TDM90/files/
HTTP download
EOC Download Service (TDM90) https://download.geoservice.dlr.de/TDM90/
EOC Download Service
Data Visualization Service
WMS Access: TDM90 Elevation (DEM) https://geoservice.dlr.de/eoc/elevation/wms?
WMS Access: TDM90 Height Error Map (HEM) https://geoservice.dlr.de/eoc/elevation/wms?
WMS Access: TDM90 Amplitude Min (AM2) https://geoservice.dlr.de/eoc/elevation/wms?
WMS Access: TDM90 Amplitude Mean (AMP) https://geoservice.dlr.de/eoc/elevation/wms?
WMS Access: TDM90 Consistency Map (COM) https://geoservice.dlr.de/eoc/elevation/wms?
WMS Access: TDM90 Coverage Map (COV) https://geoservice.dlr.de/eoc/elevation/wms?
WMS Access: TDM90 Layover & Shadow Mask Mosaic (LSM) https://geoservice.dlr.de/eoc/elevation/wms?
WMS Access: TDM90 Water Indication Mask (WAM) https://geoservice.dlr.de/eoc/elevation/wms?