Highly Precise Altimetric Information
Product WorldDEM DTM

Specifically optimised for hydrological application and oil / mineral exploration, Airbus Defence and Space’s Elevation1 provides DEMs with a 1m posting. It is among the most accurate satellite-based elevation models available today.

Main Features

Elevation1 DSM of an area in Saudi Arabia

Elevation1 DSM of an area in Saudi Arabia

  • Up to 1.5m vertical accuracy at 1m grid spacing
  • Compliant to HRE10 standards
  • Ideally suited for any areas with little vegetation and / or no buildings (e.g. deserts, mineral areas)
  • DSM and DTM available

Optimized for Requirements of the Oil & Gas Industry


Underconstruction pipeline

Highly accurate DEMs provide valuable information sources for planning, implementing and maintaining facilities and infrastructure in the oil & gas industry.

Pipeline routes are often planned in difficult to access, remote locations. Reliable geo-information is necessary to support the planning and construction process. Satellite data is ideally suited for such purposes as it provides terrain information without the need for on-site surveys.

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Highly Satisfied Users


We were very impressed with the DEM quality and we looking forward to using more Pleiades DEMs for our clients”

Pipeline Route Assessment

Pléiades-based information
on the potential pipeline corridor

Highly Detailed DEMs for Local Coverage

Elevation1 products are derived from Pléiades stereo and tristereo data. Based on this unique data the DEMs feature a very high level of accuracy and provide highly detailed information. The models are available tailored exactly to the customer’s area of interest starting at a minimum of 100km². 


Did You Know?

Pléiades’ tristereo acquisition mode collects a third image close to nadir between the two traditional stereo pairs. By doing this, elevation or hidden objects can be revealed that would otherwise remain hidden in steep terrain or urban canyons in dense built-up areas.

Tristereo Acquisition