WorldDEM™ Ocean Shoreline, thanks to its high-resolution at a global scale, can support a wide range of applications. It offers the accuracy required for tsunami or hurricane storm surge inundation modeling, and sea-level rise studies as well as coastal and littoral spatial planning, hazard mitigation and community preparedness. Indeed, anyone who uses GIS applications will welcome a more accurate land/ocean boundary for clipping datasets to the ocean’s edge.
WorldDEM™ Ocean Shoreline product offers a consistent and uniform horizontal resolution of 12m, using vectors without any typological errors, gaps or kinks. The standard WorldDEM Ocean Shoreline delivery is in Esri shape file format.
A derivative of producing the global WorldDEM dataset – the first elevation model to provide a truly pole-to-pole coverage with unique level of detail and quality – is the delineation of the shorelines' extents at a consistent scale, worldwide. Airbus Defence and Space is harnessing this information to produce the WorldDEM™ Ocean Shoreline product which brings a new dimension of accuracy and currency to the marketplace, and is intended to replace existing global or sub-global shoreline and lower resolution datasets.