Elevation model

Elevation1 provides highly accurate up to 1.5m vertical accuracy at 1m grid spacing elevation information anywhere in the world, independent of relief and weather conditions, on-demand for your area of interest. Whether planning an infrastructure network, conducting a military intervention mission in unknown terrains, or analyzing terrain features for oil and gas exploration: accurate terrain height information is critical.

Product Description 

Elevation1 from Airbus provides very high-resolution terrain relief models on demand. Elevation1 is perfect for any areas with little vegetation and/or no buildings. The models are made from Pleiades satellite imagery, with its outstanding agility as a constellation making it the ideal solution for 3D accurate modeling. Stereo or Tristereo can be acquired over large areas and processed into a smart 3D database to match any of your needs, including exploration, civil engineering projects, and land management. When you order Elevation1, production is tailored to your area of interest.

The model comes in two formats: Digital Surface Model (DSM; a model of the ground that includes both ground and above ground features as buildings, vegetation, etc.) or Digital Terrain Model (DTM; representing the bare Earth elevation, vegetation and man-made objects removed). In addition to the elevation information, you also receive the original Pleiades imagery used to create it. Elevation1 provides 50cm orthomosaic and contour lines with a DTM or bundle order.


  • Up to 1.5m vertical accuracy at 1m grid spacing
  • Derived from optical spaceborne technology
  • Ideally suited for areas with little vegetation and / or no buildings (eg. deserts, mineral areas)
  • DTM and Bundle come with Orthomosaic and Contour Lines
  • Minimum order size 100km²

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  • Airbus Defense and Space



Vertical accuracy 

Up to 1.5m

Horizontal accuracy 

Up to 1.5 m

Access mode 

File transfer

Delivery time 

A few business days

Please note 

Minimum order size 100km².
Contour lines only available for DTM and Bundle

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