FABDEM (Forest And Buildings removed Copernicus DEM) is a global elevation map that removes building and tree height biases from the Copernicus GLO 30 Digital Elevation Model (DEM). The data is available at 1 arc second grid spacing (approximately 30m at the equator) for the globe. The FABDEM dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons "CC BY-NC-SA 4.0" license.

For commercial use queries, please contact fabdem@fathom.global

This dataset is published in support of the paper "A 30 m global map of elevation with forests and buildings removed" published by IOP in Environmental Research Letters at https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac4d4f.

UPDATE 14/03/2022 - Tile N00E011_FABDEM_V1-0.tif was corrupted and has now been replaced. This has been reflected in the geotiff tags with the following text "NOTE=This file is a replacement for originally corrupted file for tile N00E011" -mo "UPDATED=2022-02-23""

UPDATE 18/01/2023 - A new version of this dataset is available as FABDEM V1-2 at https://doi.org/10.5523/bris.s5hqmjcdj8yo2ibzi9b4ew3sn

Complete download (zip, 462.3 GiB)

Creator(s) Laurence Hawker, Jeffrey Neal
Contributor(s) Peter Uhe, Luntadila Paulo, Jeison Sosa, James Savage, Christopher Sampson
Publication date 17 Dec 2021
Language eng
Publisher University of Bristol
Licence Non-Commercial Government Licence for public sector information
DOI 10.5523/bris.25wfy0f9ukoge2gs7a5mqpq2j7
Citation Laurence Hawker, Jeffrey Neal (2021): FABDEM V1-0. https://doi.org/10.5523/bris.25wfy0f9ukoge2gs7a5mqpq2j7
Total size 462.3 GiB

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