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Landscape topography


Many modelling activities in Earth and environmental sciences, telecommunications and civil engineering increasingly require accurate, high resolution and comprehensive topographical databases with, indication of changes over time, where relevant. The information is also used by, amongst others, land use planners for civil planning and development, and by hydrologists to predict the drainage of water and likelihood of floods, especially in coastal areas.
Detailed MeasurementDescription*InstrumentsTimeline
Land surface topographyMap of land surface heights - Physical unit: [ m ] - Accuracy unit: [ m ].52 instruments
* Description adapted from WMO.
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