Definition

Digital Elevation models for land, ice and ocean surface. Includes terrestrial elevation bathymetry and shoreline.

Description

The Elevation of a terrain surface, whether land based or bathymetric in nature described the Earth's morphology. The Elevation data theme includes digital elevation models for land, ice and ocean surfaces both for terrestrial elevation and bathymetry, as well as shorelines. The main purpose of a Digital Elevation Model is to provide an elevation property with reference to a specified origin (vertical reference or datum). This property may be height (when the value is measured opposite to the gravity field of the Earth) or depth (when the value is measured in the direction of the gravity field). In line with existing technologies three spatial representation methods have been provided: grid, vector and triangulated irregular network (TIN). Regarding provision of data, the grid spatial representation type is mandatory for the description of land elevation, whereas the other ones are optional. Finally, either the grid or the vector spatial representation type is mandatory for the provision of data describing the bathymetry, whereas the other ones are optional.

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    INSPIRE Data Specification for the spatial data theme Elevation European Commission Joint Research Centre European Commission Joint Research Centre en Data Specifications 10/12/2013
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    This document describes the INSPIRE Data Specification for the spatial data theme Elevation
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    Spatial Data Services European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 11/12/2014
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    Commission Regulation (EU) No 1312/2014 of 10 December 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data services
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    Data Specifications European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 10/12/2013
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    COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1253/2013 of 21 October 2013 amending Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
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    Data Specifications - - en Data Specifications 05/02/2011
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    amendment to the regulation on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services regarding code lists
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    Data Specifications European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 08/12/2010
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    COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
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