Copernicus DEM - GISCO

Copernicus DEM

As part of the Copernicus programme, the European Space Agency with its Copernicus Operations has procured from Airbus a 90m resolution global extent Digital Elevation Model. The product’s original source is the TanDEM-X mission and has been produced by DLR e.V. (Distribution Airbus Defence and Space GmbH).   The data product is in line with the free and open access Copernicus distribution policy. The data have been aggregated from the original 1x1 degree tiles, as provided by the ESA Data Access System (, into 10x10 degree tiles either for the DEM alone or for the respective auxiliary information.

Metadata files and the licence conditions have been added to each file. Full documentation has been provided at the ESA page for the DEM itself and its related accuracy.