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Gridded Terrain and Bathymetry Products

Read terrain data in DTED, ETOPO, GTOPO30, SATBATH, SDTS DEM, or USGS DEM formats


demdatauiUI for selecting digital elevation data
dtedRead U.S. Department of Defense Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED)
dtedsDTED filenames for latitude-longitude quadrangle
etopoRead gridded global relief data (ETOPO products)
etopo5Read global 5-min digital terrain data
globedemRead Global Land One-km Base Elevation (GLOBE) data
globedemsGLOBE data filenames for latitude-longitude quadrangle
gtopo30Read 30-arc-second global digital elevation data (GTOPO30)
gtopo30sGTOPO30 data filenames for latitude-longitude quadrangle
satbathRead 2-minute terrain/bathymetry from Smith and Sandwell
tbaseRead 5-minute global terrain elevations from TerrainBase
usgs24kdemRead USGS 7.5 minute (30 meter or 10 meter) Digital Elevation Models
usgsdemRead USGS 1-degree (3-arc-second) Digital Elevation Model
usgsdemsUSGS 1-degree (3-arc-sec) DEM filenames for latitude-longitude quadrangle


Sources of Terrain Data

Notes on terrain data available from U.S. mapping agencies

Determining What Elevation Data Exists for a Region

Several Mapping Toolbox™ functions and a GUI help you identify file names for and manage digital elevation model data for areas of interest.

Reading Elevation Data Interactively

Using the dteds, dted, and demdataui functions

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