The national elevation data set

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
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The NED is a seamless raster dataset from the USGS that fulfills many of the concepts of framework geospatial data as envisioned for the NSDI, allowing users to focus on analysis rather than data preparation. It is regularly maintained and updated, and it provides basic elevation data for many GIS applications. The NED is one of several seamless datasets that the USGS is making available through the Web. The techniques and approaches developed for producing, maintaining, and distributing the NED are the type that will be used for implementing the USGS National Map (

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The national elevation data set
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume 68
Issue 1
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher ASPRS
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 7 p.
First page 5
Last page 11
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