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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0715

MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) Digital Elevation Model from GeoEye and WorldView Imagery, Version 1

This data set consists of an enhanced resolution digital elevation model (DEM) for the Greenland Ice Sheet. The DEM is derived from sub-meter resolution, panchromatic stereoscopic imagery collected by the GeoEye-1, WorldView 1, WorldView 2, and WorldView 3 satellites operated by DigitalGlobe Inc.

The imagery is distributed by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) and archived at the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota through the NextView License program. Although the source images are subject to user restrictions, derived products including DEMs may be openly distributed for non-commercial purposes.

See Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) for related data

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary:

Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
Data Format(s):
  • GeoTIFF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 83, 
S: 60, 
E: -14, 
W: -75
Platform(s):GEOEYE-1, WORLDVIEW-1, WORLDVIEW-2, WORLDVIEW-3
Spatial Resolution:
  • 30 m x 30 m
Sensor(s):CAMERAS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2015
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution3 monthMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Ian Howat, Adelaide Negrete, Ben Smith

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As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Howat, I., A. Negrete, and B. Smith. 2017. MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) Digital Elevation Model from GeoEye and WorldView Imagery, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/H0KUYVF53Q8M. [Date Accessed].

Literature Citation

As a condition of using these data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Howat, I., A. Negrete, and B. Smith. 2014. The Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP) land classification and surface elevation data sets, The Cryosphere. 8. 1509-1518. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-8-1509-2014

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