[mkgmap-dev] ASTER elevation dataFrom Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Tue Jun 30 21:18:54 BST 2009
I came across this via Slashdot: http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/jun/HQ_09-150_ASTER_Topographic_Map.html Quoting the press release above: "Previously, the most complete topographic set of data publicly available was from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. That mission mapped 80 percent of Earth's landmass, between 60 degrees north latitude and 57 degrees south. The new ASTER data expands coverage to 99 percent, from 83 degrees north latitude and 83 degrees south. Each elevation measurement point in the new data is 98 feet apart." This is good news for us North Europeans. The north limit of the SRTM is a few hundred meters north from my home, about 30 km north from the Helsinki coast. Can anyone who knows the topography business take a look at this data and write scripts for translating ASTER elevation data and OSM with mkgmap? At the end of the above press release, there are a few links that ought to be useful for us: > For visualizations of the new ASTER topographic data, visit: > http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/20090629.html > Data users can download the ASTER global digital elevation model at: > https://wist.echo.nasa.gov/~wist/api/imswelcome > and > http://www.gdem.aster.ersdac.or.jp Best regards, Marko
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