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WorldDEM has covered the Earth’s surface and established a new standard in homogenous Digital Elevation Models. You can now get unique quality data with an unrivalled accuracy worldwide: 2m (relative) / 4m (absolute) vertical accuracy in a 12m x 12m raster. So get in touch for more information about our satellite data and have a look at chosen areas captured by WorldDEM.
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4 billion people live in Asia which equates to 60% of the world’s entire population.
Asia also holds many other global and geographical world records including:
- China is the world’s most populated country
- Russia has the largest surface on Earth
- The Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world
- The Baikal is the oldest and deepest inland water
- The Dead Sea is the deepest landlocked saltwater lake
Through the immense size of the continent, there is a variety of vegetation, for example the Northern Siberian region’s permafrost keeps the temperatures far below zero compared to the South-East of Asia, where tropical climates are dominant. This difference in climates ensure the world’s most varied vegetation zones.
In addition to 54 million inhabitants, more than 8.5 million tourists discover the country, visiting the Cape of Good Hope with its beautiful cities and of course, the Kruger National Park every year. With an area of 1,219,912km2, South Africa features a wide variety of vegetation, climate and also wildlife. Therefore, it is not surprising that the biodiversity is very high - even higher than in the rain forest: 30 different animal and plant species are counted within an area of only one square kilometre. To explore the country, you can choose Route 62, which winds its way from the Western Cape province to the Eastern Cape. However, this is not a road like any other; the R62 is the longest wine route on Earth.
Located on the Northern coast of South America, Colombia features a variety of height differences with the highest peak being the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with an altitude of 5,775m. In comparision, the lowest point is the Pacific. Because of the altitude differences there are four climate regions: tropical climate, temperate tropical climate, cold tropical and alpine glacier climate. Thanks to these special conditions, Colombia is home to 10% of the World’s plant and animal species. The agricultural sector (besides oil and gas) is a large economic factor for the country. The main export goods are oil, hard coal, mineral resources, coffee, flowers, bananas and other food items.
Due to the North-South axis, the Andes are the longest mountain range in the world, located above the sea level. The highest mountain in this range is Aconcagua, which towers at 6,962m high. Furthermore, an additional 54 mountain peaks exceed the height of 6,100m.
With WorldDEMTM it is easy to take a look at this area, which is often, otherwise difficult to access. The Andes cover an area of approximately 3,371,000km2, and is home to many special animal species, for example the Condor which is the biggest raptor on Earth, and has a wingspan of up to 3.20m. Additionally, the giant armadillo lives in the Andes and is the largest of its species.
WorldDEM is available across the whole of Latin America which is over 21 million km2. The population density in this region is very unbalanced, for example, in large areas particularly within the countryside, the population is very sparse. On the other hand, 78% of all residents (this relates to 390 million people), who live in cities such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Latin America is a large supplier of mineral resources.
WorldDEM data can effectively support exploration and infrastructure projects.
With a total of 42,750,000km2 America is the second largest continent on Earth. It extending from the 84th degree of latitude North (Cape Morris Jesup) to the 56th latitude South (Cape Horn). This corresponds to a North-South axis of approximately 15,000km. With a system of highways, called the Panamericana, this expanse can be explored. The highway, stretching 25,750km in length, runs from Alaska to the Southern Tierra del Fuego and is the world's longest "motorable road". Across the American continent WorldDEMTM reveals height differences of more than 7km. The lowest point is a valley in California which is 85m below sea level. In comparison, the highest peak is the mountain Aconcagua in South America: 6,964m.