• Laurence P Hawker (Creator)
  • Jeff Neal (Creator)
  • Peter F Uhe (Contributor)
  • Luntadila Paulo (Contributor)
  • Jeison E Sosa Moreno (Contributor)
  • James T S Savage (Contributor)
  • Christopher Sampson (Contributor)



FABDEM (Forest And Buildings removed Copernicus DEM) is a global elevation map that removes building and tree height biases from the Copernicus GLO 30 Digital Elevation Model (DEM). The data is available at 1 arc second grid spacing (approximately 30m at the equator) for the globe.
The FABDEM dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons "CC BY-NC-SA 4.0" license.

For commercial use queries, please contact fabdem@fathom.global

This dataset is published in support of the paper "A 30 m global map of elevation with forests and buildings removed" published by IOP in Environmental Research Letters at https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac4d4f.
Date made available24 Sept 2021
PublisherUniversity of Bristol
  • Research Data Storage Facility (RDSF)

    Sadaf R Alam (Manager), D A G Williams (Manager), Steven A Chapman (Manager), Polly E Eccleston (Manager) & Simon H Atack (Manager)

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