PlanetDEM – Enhanced Global Digital Elevation Model

Rely on trusted elevation data for civil and military mapping and simulation projects and solutions

Reliable and Ready To Integrate Global Elevation Data

Global coverage

Power your solutions with elevation data offering a complete pole-to-pole coverage of all emerged land with a 30-meter grid spacing.

Seamless and reliable data

Benefit from totally enhanced, void-filled and corrected elevation data processed from publicly available sources for seamless and homogeneous coverage.

30m and 90m resolutions available off-the-shelf

Access trusted 30-meter and 90-meter elevation data based on DTED standards (military standard), and available as Digital Surface Model (DSM).

Ready-to-use for all types of applications

Bring PlanetDEM elevation data into your prefered environment, from GIS applications, orthorectification processes, terrain modeling solutions, to military simulation and training tools.

Focus on your business, we take care of the data

Choose your AOI

Get customized deliveries of your areas of interest, from a few square kilometers up to the global coverage.

Tailored to your needs

Depending on your needs, from the most simple to the most demanding, we offer elevation data based on your specifications, in terms of resolution, projection, file format and size.

Free testing service

Check before buying! Enjoy a free data testing service with sample delivery before purchase. Test the elevation data in your own software solutions to evaluate the quality and benefits that you will offer to your clients.

Test our Elevation Data for Free

Discover 4 use cases

Defense & Intelligence / Modeling & Simulation

Thales Optronique, France – PlanetDEM elevation data are embedded in land and ocean monitoring systems and solutions developed by Thales Optronique.

Aerospace / Orthorectification

European Space Agency (ESA) – As part of the Copernicus program, PlanetDEM elevation data are used to perform the orthorectification of Sentinel-2 satellite imagery data.

Graphics and Animation / Weather Graphic Systems

MetraWeather, New Zealand – Weatherscape weather & news graphics solution developed by MetraWeather integrates PlanetDEM elevation data to create highly realistic 3D landscapes used as weather information backgrounds.

Mapping / Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

CEA, France – This French research organisation operates in the areas of energy, defense and security, information and health technologies. They use PlanetDEM global elevation data for GIS mapping across various projects.

"We’re very happy with PlanetObserver satellite images. The standard products are easy to implement in our solutions and their team is very helpful for all our special requests. They provide constant support and very fast product deliveries for all our projects."


Hermin Aftahi & Florian Schröder

CEOs of Ask - Innovative Visualisierungslösungen GmbH

"The use of PlanetObserver global imagery and elevation data was perfect to upgrade Weatherscape XT maps. We get fully calibrated files for our system that can be updated on-demand. This solution gives us a lot of flexibility to provide customised data to our customers."


Neville Booth

Product Owner for Weatherscape XT weather visualisation system, MetraWeather

"We’ve been working with PlanetObserver since Air Navigation Pro application was launched. We very much appreciate the responsiveness of the whole team. They regularly come up with new product suggestions that are totally consistent with our own developments."


Johann Huguenin

CEO, Xample

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