What is FABDEM?
FABDEM (Forest And Buildings removed Copernicus DEM) is the first global digital elevation model (DEM) with forests and buildings removed at a 30-meter resolution. The data uses a correction algorithm to remove biases within the Copernicus GLO 30 Digital Surface Model (DSM) arising from the presence of objects on the earth’s surface.
This has resulted in an improved dataset where users can model natural hazards globally with more detail than ever before. Built in tandem with the University of Bristol, the data is available at 1 arc-second grid spacing (approximately 30m at the equator) across the globe. This data is ideal for professionals needing to understand flood risk on a global scale or in data-scarce regions of the world.