GMTED2010: Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010, Breakline Emphasis [deprecated]

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The Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) dataset contains elevation data for the globe collected from various sources. The version of the dataset available here is Breakline Emphasis, 7.5 arc-seconds resolution. Breakline emphasis maintains the critical topographic features (streams or ridges) within the landscape by maintaining any minimum elevation or maximum elevation value on a breakline that passes within the specified analysis window. More details are available in the dataset report.

The primary source dataset for GMTED2010 is NGA''s SRTM Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED®, (void-filled) 1-arc-second data. For the geographic areas outside the SRTM coverage area and to fill in remaining holes in the SRTM data, the following sources were used: non-SRTM DTED®, Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED) at two resolutions, Satellite Pour l''Observation de la Terre (SPOT 5) Reference3D, National Elevation Dataset (NED) for the continental United States and Alaska, GEODATA 9 second digital elevation model (DEM) for Australia, an Antarctica satellite radar and laser altimeter DEM, and a Greenland satellite radar altimeter DEM.

This dataset replaces the GTOPO30 Elevation Model.


231.92 meters


Name Units Min Max Description
be75 m -457* 8746*


* estimated min or max value

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Most U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) information resides in the public domain and may be used without restriction. Additional information on Acknowledging or Crediting USGS as Information Source is available.


  • Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

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var dataset = ee.Image('USGS/GMTED2010');
var elevation ='be75');
var elevationVis = {
  min: -100.0,
  max: 6500.0,
  gamma: 3.5,
Map.setCenter(17.93, 7.71, 2);
Map.addLayer(elevation, elevationVis, 'Elevation');
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