Reference document

Org
NATO
Pubnum
STANAG 3809 Ed 4
Date
2004-01-09
Version
4
Title
Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) Exchange Format

Applicability

In support of military applications, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) has developed standard digital datasets (Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) which is a uniform matrix of terrain elevation values providing basic quantitative data for systems and applications that require terrain elevation, slope, and/or surface roughness information. DTED is the DIGEST standard for gridded data. DTED data are distributed in a standardised system of recording terrain elevation data on CD-ROM. This format is primarily for data storage and exchange Each DTED (level 1) is arranged in 1-degree-by-1-degree geographic areas. Elevation matrix intervals vary according to latitude DTED files are designed to be contiguous. Adjacent files have no gaps and overlaps only along adjacent boundaries. The terrain elevation data is expressed in meters. DTED is compliant with ISO/IEC 8211 1994

Responsible Party

Name
Joint Geospatial Standard Working Group

Status

URI
http://www.fas.org/irp/program/core/dted.htm

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 1999-02-02 0.1
changed 2007-08-03 2.0
UUID
380ee2bd-9428-4f03-bc61-db265eaa1040

Relationships

This standard is used by the following service profiles: