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Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

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Digital Elevation Model (DEM) - definitions

DEM - Digital elevation model, a data exchange format developed by the United States Geological Survey for geographical and topographical data.

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Digital Elevation Model - Source: External

"The Digital Elevation Model (DEM) only contains elevation data. Normally, the height data are arranged in a matrix. Also, vector based contour lines and spot elevations are considered as DEM. "

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Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 10 June 2011 09:03:27, External

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DEM - 

   (1) [data models] Acronym for digital elevation model. The representation of continuous elevation values over a topographic surface by a regular array of z-values, referenced to a common datum. DEMs are typically used to represent terrain relief.
   (2) [data models] A format for elevation data, tiled by map sheet, produced by the National Mapping Division of the USGS.

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Source: esri, 23 March 2012 07:52:18, External

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