Another SRTM Source
Published Thursday, March 02, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
The 90 m digital elevation models of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission are generally available from the USGS’s Seamless Data Distribution page
where users can specifiy an area on a map, then download the data. CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information
also provides SRTM data but in 5 degree tiles
as geotiffs or ArcInfo ASCII files. No data holes have been filled through interpolation (as opposed to Viewfinder Panorama’s apporach
of filling in missing data from other sources).CGIAR-CSI’s focus
is on “the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) for sustainable agricultural development.” No word on what CGIAR stands for.