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NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Water Body Data Shapefiles & Raster Files V003

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is responsible for the archive and distribution of NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs)( SRTM, which includes the Water Body Data Shapefiles and Raster Files (~30 m) product. Version 3.0 contains the vectorized coastline masks used by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in the editing, called the SRTM Waterbody Data (SWBD), in shapefile and rasterized formats.

The NASA SRTM data sets result from a collaborative effort by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the NGA (previously known as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, or NIMA), as well as the participation of the German and Italian space agencies. This collaboration aims to generate a near-global digital elevation model (DEM) of Earth using radar interferometry. SRTM was the primary (and virtually only) payload on the STS-99 mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which launched February 11, 2000 and flew for 11 days.

The SRTM swaths extended from ~30 degrees off-nadir to ~58 degrees off-nadir from an altitude of 233 kilometers (km), creating swaths ~225 km wide, and consisted of all land between 60° N and 56° S latitude to account for 80% of Earth’s total landmass.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher LP DAAC
Identifier C204582040-LPDAAC_ECS
Data First Published 2013-09-04
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2015-09-02
Category SRTM, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation NASA JPL. 2013-11-20. SRTMSWBD.003. NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Water Body Data Shapefiles & Raster Files. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. The DOI landing page provides citations in APA and Chicago styles..
Creator NASA JPL
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -180.0 -56.0 180.0 60.0
Program Code 026:001
Series Name SRTMSWBD.003
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash d5f59615b852b5aba4c10baf5e58ef4436dc53e0051897fde32e30d45ebf11a0
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2000-02-11T00:00:00Z/2000-02-21T23:59:59Z

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