What Data Do We Use?

As of 6/1/2021, TowerCoverage has added a new 1 Meter resolution data option to the TowerCoverage creation process.

Global Coverage 1 Meter / 6 Meter

USA / Canada Combined

USA / Canada 1 Meter

USA / Canada 6 Meter

USA / Canada 10 Meter

Europe Combined

Europe 1 Meter
Europe 6 Meter

Europe 10 Meter

Africa 1 Meter / 6 Meter

Africa Zoomed In

South America 1 Meter / 6 Meter

South America Zoomed In

Australia 6 Meter

Adelaide Australia 1 Meter

As of 5/28/2020, TowerCoverage has updated the 1/3 ARC Data set with a new version of Lidar Data.

This is 1 meter Lidar Data converted to 10 Meter Data.

Notice: This data is only available in areas the USGS and the state of Kentucky made publicly available.

Kentucky Updated Lidar
Old Data
New Data

As of 2/24/2020, USGS Landcover for the lower 48 has been updated to 2016 data

USGS Updated data

Elevation data sources

Resolution of Elevation Data
Source for CONUS and Hawai: USGS NED 1/3 at Seamless data distribution system

Source Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data products 1 arcsecond

Source for Alaska: USGS Alasaka NED 2 at Seamless data distribution system

Source for Northern Canada and void filling: Natural Resources Canada CDED at Geobase

Source for Northern Canada and void filling: Natural Resources Canada CANVEC at Geobase

Source for Northern Canada and void filling: ASTER

Source of SRTM Void filled for Eurasia: Viewfinder Panoramas

Land cover data sources

Landcover Resolution
Source CONUS: NLCD 2016 Seamless data distribution system

Source Canada: Natural Resources Canada Circa 2000 at Geobase

Source Europe: Corine landcover at European Environment Agency

Source World: Globcover at European Environment Agency