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High Mountain Asia 8-meter DEM Mosaics Derived from Optical Imagery, Version 1
Data set id:
HMA_DEM8m_MOS
DOI: 10.5067/KXOVQ9L172S2
This is the most recent version of these data.
Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

This data set contains 8-meter Digital Elevation Model (DEM) mosaics of high mountain Asia glacier and snow regions generated from very-high-resolution (VHR) commercial satellite imagery.
Parameter(s):
DIGITAL ELEVATION/TERRAIN MODEL (DEM)
Platform(s):
GEOEYE-1, QUICKBIRD-2, WORLDVIEW-1, WORLDVIEW-2, WORLDVIEW-3
Sensor(s):
CAMERAS, QUICKBIRD/BHRC-60
Data Format(s):
PNG, GeoTIFF
Temporal Coverage:
28 January 2002 to 24 November 2016
Temporal Resolution:
  • Varies
Spatial Resolution:
  • 8 m
  • 8 m
Spatial Reference System(s):
WGS 84
EPSG:4326
Spatial Coverage:
N:
46
S:
26
E:
103
W:
67
Blue outlined yellow areas on the map below indicate the spatial coverage for this data set.

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Many NSIDC DAAC data sets can be accessed using the NSIDC DAAC's Data Access Tool. This tool provides the ability to search and filter data with spatial and temporal constraints using a map-based interface.Users have the option to
All data from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) can be accessed directly from our HTTPS file system, using wget or curl. Basic command line instructions are provided in the article below. 
HMA DEMs cover portions of eleven countries. The products are created from DigitalGlobe Inc. satellite imagery and have a relatively small footprint, especially compared to NASA missions