[Mapserver-users] Hunting for global data
j.l.h.hartmann at uva.nl
Wed May 19 05:35:02 EDT 2004
Tyler Mitchell wrote:
> I'm looking for any good global-scale datasets to show off MapServer's
> The first thing I started looking for was a DEM or elevation image but
> everything I'm finding is in some obscure format or another. Anyone got
> gtopo in a more readily usable format and, ideally, seamless?
> I'm also interested in a any other global datasets - countries,
> hydrography, etc. that others are using.
Look at http://maspserver.sara.nl , under World Maps. It has eight
detailed world maps (elevation, satellite, land use) at 30 seconds
resolution (1 km at the equator, 21600*10800 cells). They are from NASA,
NOAA and others and are all in the public domain. I resampled and
retiled them to GeoTIFF, as described in yesterday's posting
If you want to set up a demo site with explanations how to do this in
MapServer, I'll be happy to assist.
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