WorldDEM™ Full Resolution

Provides a worldwide, consistent, and high precision Digital Surface Model (DSM) at 12 m resolution in GeoTIFF format.


This block provides access to a Digital Surface Model derived from the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites. The data acquisition started in January 2011 and was completed by mid-2015.

WorldDEM Full Resolution
WorldDEM Full Resolution

Technical information

Compatible blocks

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Time Series Image Statistics

Dataset description

WorldDEM is a Digital Surface Model that represents the surface of Earth including buildings, infrastructure and vegetation. This dataset includes hydrological corrections, i.e. flattened water bodies and consistent flow of rivers, as well as shore- and coastline editing. For more information, please refer to the WorldDEM Technical Product Specification.

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset information

Spatial resolution12 m
Vertical accuracy2 m relative / 2.5 m absolute
Image typeRadar
Acquisition modeBi-static InSAR StripMap mode
Geometric processing levelCorrection of terrain artefacts, such as layover and shadow.
Hydrological correction (editing of water bodies).
Data acquisition period2011-2015
Spectral bandX
File formatGeoTIFF
Bit depth32 bits per pixel
NoData value-32767
Vertical unitmeters
Coordinate systemHorizontal: WGS84/EPSG 4326
Vertical: EGM2008/EPSG 3855
Can be reused in an UP42 workflowNo


The AOI size must be larger than 0.1 km2.

How it works

Supported JSON parametersDefault valueMinMaxExamples
bbox/intersectsnull0.1 km2n.a.Please check the examples from the JSON parameters.


Example based on a workflow created with the data block WorldDEM Full Resolution:


Example based on a workflow created with the data block WorldDEM Full Resolution and the processing block Viewshed:


For more information, please read the block description from the marketplace.



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