Canadian Digital Elevation Model, 1945-2011
This collection is a legacy product that is no longer supported. It may not meet current government standards.
The Canadian Digital Elevation Model (CDEM) is part of Natural Resources Canada's altimetry system designed to better meet the users' needs for elevation data and products.
The CDEM stems from the existing Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED). In these data, elevations can be either ground or reflective surface elevations.
A CDEM mosaic can be obtained for a pre-defined or user-defined extent. The coverage and resolution of a mosaic varies according to latitude and to the extent of the requested area.
Derived products such as slope, shaded relief and colour shaded relief maps can also be generated on demand by using the Geospatial-Data Extraction tool. Data can then be saved in many formats.
The pre-packaged GeoTiff datasets are based on the National Topographic System of Canada (NTS) at the 1:250 000 scale; the NTS index file is available in the Resources section in many formats.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
Canadian Digital Elevation Model, Color Shaded ReliefWMSEnglish web_service WMS
Canadian Digital Elevation Model, Color Shaded ReliefWMSFrench web_service WMS
Customized files and derived products in ASCII Grid format (Geospatial-Data Extraction tool)ASCII GridEnglish dataset ASCII Grid
Customized files and derived products in ASCII Grid format (Geospatial-Data Extraction tool)ASCII GridFrench dataset ASCII Grid
Download directory to pre-packaged GeoTIFF filesGeoTIFEnglish French dataset GeoTIF
Canadian Digital Elevation Model - Product SpecificationsPDFFrench guide PDF
Canadian Digital Elevation Model - Product SpecificationsPDFEnglish guide PDF
CDEM product index (drag and drop the kmz file in Google Earth to localize your region of interest)KMZEnglish French guide KMZ
NTS Index (Use to identify the number of your area of interest)HTMLFrench guide HTML
NTS Index (Use to identify the number of your area of interest)HTMLEnglish guide HTML
Customized files and derived products in GeoTIFF format (Geospatial-Data Extraction tool)GeoTIFFrench dataset GeoTIF
Customized files and derived products in GeoTIFF format (Geospatial-Data Extraction tool)GeoTIFEnglish dataset GeoTIF
Documentation on the use of the Elevation APIHTMLEnglish guide HTML
Documentation on the use of the Elevation APIHTMLFrench guide HTML
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