Content Standard for Framework Land Elevation Data

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The objective of this standard is to define the land surface digital elevation theme of the digital geospatial data framework and envisioned by the FGDC. It is the intent of this standard to set a common baseline that will ensure the widest utility of digital elevation data for the user and producer communities through enhanced data sharing and the reduction of redundant data production.


The standard will describe processing, accuracy, reporting, and applications considerations for digital elevation data.

Sponsored by

Subcommittee on Base Cartographic Data (retired)

Project history

Proposal  FGDC Standards Working Group
Comment Adjudication log  1998-03 FGDC Coordination Group 
Final draft  1999-01 FGDC Coordination Group 
Memo to FGDC Coordination Group chair  1999-02
FGDC Coordination Group