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



FABDEM V1-2, an update on FABDEM V1-0. Changes detailed in FABDEM-V1-2 Changelog.pdf. 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.
A geojson of FABDEM tiles now also included

A previous version of this dataset is available as FABDEM V1-0 at https://doi.org/10.5523/bris.25wfy0f9ukoge2gs7a5mqpq2j7
Date made available17 Jan 2023
PublisherUniversity of Bristol


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