Continuously Updated Digital Elevation Model (CUDEM) - 1/3 Arc-Second Resolution Bathymetric-Topographic Tiles

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is developing a suite of digital elevation models (DEMs) for the U.S. coast to support a variety of NOAA missions, including improved inundation modeling and mapping, habitat characterization, and visualization of Earth's surface. The DEMs are being developed according to a 0.25 degree tiling scheme. The spatial resolution of the tiles "telescopes" from the coastal zone to the deep ocean floor at 1/9, 1/3, and 3 arc-second grid resolution. Only the 1/9 arc-second DEM tiles integrate both bathymetric and topographic data; all other resolutions map bathymetry only. The tiling of the DEMs facilitates targeted, rapid updates as new coastal and marine elevation data are acquired and become available. Bathymetric and topographic data utilized for DEM creation originate from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to) the NOAA Office of Coast Survey, NOAA National Geodetic Survey, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The DEMs are referenced vertically to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988. The vertical units of the DEMs are meters. The DEMs are referenced horizontally to the North American Datum of 1983. The horizontal units of the data are decimal degrees.

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Last Updated October 9, 2019, 18:05
Created August 23, 2018, 23:16
access_constraints ["Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed\n or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a\n warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors\n or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it\n distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in\n the NCEI archives.", "Cite as: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. 2014. Continuously Updated Digital Elevation Model (CUDEM) - 1/3 Arc-Second Resolution Bathymetric-Topographic Tiles. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. . Accessed [date]."]
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licence ["Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high\n quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for\n navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart\n series.", "Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental\n Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United\n States."]
metadata-date 2019-09-03
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