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Raster Elevation Data and Shaded Relief Maps for Minnesota

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If you are looking for:




  • The National Map (USGS)
    The elevation layer of The National Map provides bare earth DEM layers in several resolutions.
  • Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (NASA, NGA)
    SRTM obtained elevation data on a near-global scale using a specially modified radar system onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in February 2000. The U.S. is covered by both 30-meter and 90-meter resolution data.
  • U.S. Shaded Relief Maps (The National Map, USGS)


  • Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
    Near-global coverage is available at 90-meter resolution.
  • GTOPO30 (Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation)
    Approximately 1-km resolution raster data derived from a variety of sources.
    • HYDRO1k
      Hydrologically correct DEM derived from GTOPO30.
  • ASTER DEM (NASA and Japan) entire archive available at no charge to all users
    Each elevation measurement point in this digital elevation model is 30 meters apart. Stereo-pair images are produced by merging two slightly offset two-dimensional images to create the three-dimensional effect of depth.

Information Source Abbreviations:

    CGIAR-CSI: Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research - Consortium for Spatial Information
    JPL: Jet Propulsion Lab
    NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    NGA: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
    USGS: United States Geological Survey

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