Today, global water risk intelligence firm Fathom announces the launch of FABDEM+, a new standard for globally consistent and accurate multi-source digital elevation data.
Mapping the Earth’s surface has benefits across the corporate landscape / project lifecycle (for engineering media), including risk mitigation and regulatory compliance, asset maintenance and emergency disaster response in data scarce regions.
FABDEM+ blends the power of Fathom’s Forest And Buildings removed Digital Elevation Model (FABDEM) with the latest localized terrain data from thousands of different sources, resulting in a seamlessly integrated digital terrain model that amalgamates the best available elevation information for every location in the world with comprehensive metadata into a singular, cohesive product.
Key features of FABDEM+:
- Comprehensive coverage: Including ‘gold standard’ LiDAR for 36 countries.
- High resolution: At ~30 m globally. ~10 m in areas with enhanced data, such as the US, which benefits from LiDAR for 79% of land and 94% of buildings in the contiguous US.
- Consistent data: Collated by Fathom’s scientists and processed to remove disparities and ensure cohesion.
- Up-to-date: With enhanced data such as LiDAR from as recent as 2022.
FABDEM+ is underpinned by FABDEM, which was built using Fathom’s peer-reviewed and openly published methods, and has since been recognized by multiple studies as “a clear improvement” to other digital elevation models available for analysis.