Find a
Select grade level(s) Select resource type(s) Select collection(s) Select standard(s) Skip navigation Digital Library for Earth System Education
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Search tips
The Global Land One-km Base Elevation (GLOBE) Project
This is an internationally designed, developed, and independently peer-reviewed global digital elevation model (DEM) at a resolution of thirty arc-seconds. GLOBE data are useful for many regional and continental applications, including various forms of environmental study such as climate modeling, continental-scale land cover mapping, and extraction of drainage features for hydrologic modeling. Users can select downloadable "tiles" that combine for full global coverage, select their own coverage areas by latitude and longitude, or order a full set (at cost) on CD-ROM.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Dataset:
    • Modeled
    • Remotely sensed
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
This is geospatial data designed for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS)
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
NOAA/NESDIS websites are provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service. Information presented on these webpages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. This policy covers privacy, disclaimers, security, and information collection practices.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-278
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Geophysical Data Center

Contact: David Schoolcraft
Global Land One-km Base Elevation (GLOBE) Project
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)