NASA SRTM Digital Elevation 30m

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The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM, see Farr et al. 2007) digital elevation data is an international research effort that obtained digital elevation models on a near-global scale. This SRTM V3 product (SRTM Plus) is provided by NASA JPL at a resolution of 1 arc-second (approximately 30m).

This dataset has undergone a void-filling process using open-source data (ASTER GDEM2, GMTED2010, and NED), as opposed to other versions that contain voids or have been void-filled with commercial sources. For more information on the different versions see the SRTM Quick Guide.




Name Units Min Max Pixel Size Description
elevation m -10* 6500* 30 meters


* estimated min or max value

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  • Farr, T.G., Rosen, P.A., Caro, E., Crippen, R., Duren, R., Hensley, S., Kobrick, M., Paller, M., Rodriguez, E., Roth, L., Seal, D., Shaffer, S., Shimada, J., Umland, J., Werner, M., Oskin, M., Burbank, D., and Alsdorf, D.E., 2007, The shuttle radar topography mission: Reviews of Geophysics, v. 45, no. 2, RG2004, at

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var dataset = ee.Image('USGS/SRTMGL1_003');
var elevation ='elevation');
var slope = ee.Terrain.slope(elevation);
Map.setCenter(-112.8598, 36.2841, 10);
Map.addLayer(slope, {min: 0, max: 60}, 'slope');
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