Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) v.1

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

GLOBE is a project to develop the best available 30-arc-second (nominally 1 kilometer) global digital elevation data set. This version of GLOBE contains data from 11 sources, and 17 combinations of source and lineage. It continues much in the tradition of the National Geophysical Data Center's TerrainBase (FGDC 1090), as TerrainBase served as a generally lower-resolution prototype of GLOBE data management and compilation techniques. The GLOBE mosaic has been compiled onto CD-ROMs for the international user community. It is also available from the World Wide Web (linked from the online linkage noted above and anonymous ftp. Improvements to the global model are anticipated, as appropriate data and/or methods are made available. In addition, individual contributions to GLOBE (several areas have more than one candidate) should become available at the same website. GLOBE may be used for technology development, such as helping plan infrastructure for cellular communications networks, other public works, satellite data processing, and environmental monitoring and analysis. GLOBE prototypes (and probably GLOBE itself after its release) have been used to help develop terrain avoidance systems for aircraft. In all cases, GLOBE data should be treated as any potentially useful but guaranteed imperfect data set. Mission- or life-critical applications should consider the documented artifacts, as well as likely undocumented imperfections, in the data.

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Metadata Date July 3, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1999 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Global color, shaded-relief map of GLOBE elevations.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 3, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1999 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center, 1999. Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) v.1. Hastings, D. and P.K. Dunbar. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52R3PMS [access date].
Bbox East Long 180.000000
Bbox North Lat 90.000000
Bbox South Lat -90.000000
Bbox West Long -180.000000
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Global color, shaded-relief map of GLOBE elevations.
Graphic Preview File https://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/DEM_global_mosaic_hillshade/ImageServer/exportImage?bbox=-180.000000,-90.000000,180.000000,90.000000&size=300,300&format=png32&interpolation=%20RSP_BilinearInterpolation&renderingRule=%7B%22rasterFunction%22:%22ColorHillshade%22%7D&f=image
Graphic Preview Type GIF
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.dem:280
Harvest Object Id cddd3e4e-5e6a-44cc-9101-8427ffb1c51a
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart series., Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States., While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type ArcGIS Image Service
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1940-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1999-01-01

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