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Video: How to Get Elevation Data from Google Earth

Updated December 15, 2021

This article applies to:
  • Terrain 3D
  • Terrain Forestry
  • RoadEng Civil
  • RoadEng Forestry

In this short video, we show you how to get elevation data used by Google Earth. Google Earth most often utilizes SRTM 1-arc second data - we will demonstrate how to get it from the source, USGS Earth Explorer. We also demonstrate how to create a digital terrain model using it.