[Marble-devel] SRTM Tiles

Florian Eßer f.esser at rwth-aachen.de
Tue Sep 13 19:20:51 UTC 2011

>> * areas above a latitude of 60 Degrees north and no Antarctica (so no
>> Finland, parts of Canada are missing and Sarah Palin can't see Russia on
>> those tiles)
Most of Norway is missing, too...
> If there is somebody here on this list who knows a better source for global 
> elevation data please speak up!

For areas above 60°N there is the ASTER data [1][2] that covers the
earth from +-83° N/S. In theory, it even has a better resolution than
SRTM2, but it seems to have some issues, too:
See [3] (German) or just take a look at [4].

> BR,
> Torsten

[1] http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gdem.asp
[4] http://scholar.google.de/scholar?q=aster+srtm+comparison

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