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Standardised, single-source, high-resolution DEM and DTM for any spot on earth at the same quality.

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Pole-to-pole coverage coupled with unrivaled accuracy and quality - these are the defining characteristics of the WorldDEM™. The accuracy surpasses that of any global satellite-based elevation model available today and defines a new industry standard.

WorldDEM™, a global DEM, is derived from TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X radar satellite data with vertical accuracy down to better than 4m at 12m grid spacing. The product is available as Digital Surface Model with or without flattening of water bodies and as Digital Terrain Model representing bare Earth elevation. WorldDEM™ (edited DSM) is available off-the-shelf. 


Integrating WorldDEM™ as a reliable and precise reference layer into operations and applications provides for a single confidence scale and enhances the performance of a wide range of systems and equipment. The dataset is enhanced responsiveness and efficiency for defense & security missions with improved flight safety and efficiency and high-quality image orthorectification. It is also for reliable planning and operation of exploration projects and timely intelligence for emergency response and global availability that enhances international cooperation and cross-border mission planning.


WorldDEM Core

An unedited Digital Surface Model (DSM) that represents the surface of the Earth including buildings, infrastructure and vegetation. This unedited DSM is output of the interferometric processing without any refinement (editing). It may contain radar artefacts, voids and/or processing artefacts.


A refined Digital Surface Model (DSM) that ensures hydrological consistency, i.e. flattening of water bodies and consistent flow of rivers, and includes editing of shore- and coastlines.


A Digital Terrain Model (DTM) representing bare Earth terrain without obstruction features above ground.

WorldDEM Bundle

Includes both WorldDEM™ and WorldDEM DTM.

Quality Layers

Auxiliary information layers (Amplitude Mosaic, Filling Mask, Editing Mask, Water Body Mask) that are generated during the production process and are available as raster data in GeoTIFF format.


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Key features

2m (relative) / 4m (absolute) vertical accuracy.

Digital Surface Models (DSM), Digital Terrain Models (DTM) and global thematic layers available.

12m spatial resolution.

Consistent, standardised and seamless data set derived from single source.

Global coverage and homogeneity.

Generated from data within 3 years time span, ensures high terrain information consistency.

Key applications

  Line-of-sight analysis

Locations and spacing modelling of tower network

Microwave link planning

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)

Rendering of 3D visualizations

Rectification of aerial photography or satellite imagery

Modeling water flow for hydrology

Extracting terrain parameters for geomorphology

Delineation of the shoreline


In GeoTIFF (32 Bit Floating point).

The minimum AOI size is 100 km² per request.

The minimum AOI width per WorldDEM product is:

  • 1km for WorldDEM™

  • 2km for WorldDEM DTM

  • 2km for WorldDEM Bundle

No worries, we've got you covered. Additional DEM variants, formats, or re-projections are available on demand and subject to customized pricing. Please fill out the Quotation Form below and add your exact needs in the 'Remarks' section. We will contact you as soon as possible!

The official Airbus Technical Product Specification guide for the WorldDEM DSM and DTM can be found here.

The EULA of WorldDEM is under the authority of Airbus Defence & Space and can be found here.

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Specifications for WorldDEM™

General Info
Service Provider​ Airbus Defence and Space
Thematic Information Surface elevation; Terrain elevation; Quality layers
Service Option​s WorldDEM Core; WorldDEM; WorldDEM DTM; WorldDEM Bundle
Access Mode​ File transfer
Pricing Options Pre-paid
Pricing​ Per km²; min. order 100 km²/AOI; min. width: 1 km for DSM
Subscription Period Permanent license
Free Trial On demand
Delivery Time​ Up to 5 business days
Compatible products Standalone; SaaS
Geodata Specs
Mission TerraSAR-X; TanDEM-X
Sensor & Data Products DTM; DSM
Data Format​ GeoTIFF
Spatial Resolution​ 12m
Spatial Coverage Global
Temporal Coverage 2011 - 2015
Accuracy 2m (relative) / 4m (absolute) vertical