Posted on April 1st, 2014

12-meter WorldDEM Samples are Ready for Download

For the past two and a half years, Airbus Defense and Space’s twin high-resolution radar satellites, TerraSar-X and TanDEM-X, have imaged the entire land surface of our planet multiple times to create the first ever 12-meter (m) global elevation model, the WorldDEM. Expected to be ready for commercial sales by mid-2014, Apollo Mapping is happy to announce that 12-m WorldDEM samples are ready for download over three locations.

The key specifications of Airbus Defense and Space’s WorldDEM are as follows:

A comparison of two DSMs: first a 30-meter (i.e. free ASTER GDEM resolution) layer; and second a 12-meter WorldDEM layer.
  • Resolution: 12-m
  • Vertical Accuracy: 2-m (relative), 10-m (absolute)
  • Format: digital surface models (DSM) & digital terrain models (DTM)
  • Vintage: all data collected within 2.5-years
  • Source: synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites TerraSAR-X & TanDEM-X

You can download the three 12-m WorldDEM samples here:

For more information on 12-m WorldDEM data, please send us an email at

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2 responses to “12-meter WorldDEM Samples are Ready for Download”

  1. ahmed says:

    i want free, TanDEM-X, TerraSar-X, WorldDEM by Katie. Bookmark the permalink.

    • Admin says:

      Hi Ahmed – thanks for the comment. The only free WorldDEM data we can provide are found on the links on this blog post. I hope you find them useful!

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