The last post with the focus on recent data for your work when it comes to DSMs or DEMs was a bit early honestly. I was working with the ALOS Global Digital Surface Model “ALOS World 3D – 30m” and I was comparing this with the SRTM 1 dataset for my beloved Kharkhorin area in Central Mongolia. So what is this ALOS model and how it performs?
The digital elevation dataset resulting from the SRT Mission in the year 2000 is probably the most widely used digital elevation dataset in the world. It was first released with a 90 at ground resolution in a more or less global level (56° S to 60° N). In 2014 the White House announced the release of the 30 m original solution dataset. So they released parts of the dataset one-by-one. Our author Christoph just mentioned an update via Twitter.