Raster Elevation Data and Shaded Relief Maps for Minnesota
If you are looking for:
- Consistent resolution products for the whole state, go to the State section.
- Data beyond Minnesota, go to either the National or Global
USGS 30-meter DEM
Shaded Relief Maps, created from USGS 30-meter DEM
Click off "Land_Cover_1990" to view the "Shaded Elevation" layer.
The National Elevation Dataset (NED) and the Shuttle Radar Topography
Mission (SRTM) datasets are two major elevation data sets available for
the U.S. They are distributed via the USGS Seamless Server.
National Elevation Dataset
NED is the primary elevation data product
of the USGS and serves as the elevation layer of The National Map. It has
three primary raster resolutions: 1 arc-second, 1/3 arc-second and
1/9 arc-second (approximately 30-meter, 10-meter and 3-meter
respectively). The 1/9 arc-second is created from data collected
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (NASA,
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
- U.S. Shaded Relief Maps (The National
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Near-global coverage is available at 90-meter resolution.
GTOPO30 (Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation)
resolution raster data derived from a variety of sources.
Hydrologically correct DEM derived from GTOPO30.
(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