The Turks and Caicos Islands Digital Elevation Model

The dataset comprises a Digital Elevation Model for the Turks and Caicos Islands. The model covers only areas above sea level with the spatial resolution on 10 m and high accuracy in most of the area.

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Last Updated May 31, 2024, 20:27 (UTC)
Created January 6, 2021, 19:06 (UTC)
Region TC
Language eng
Topic Category Elevation; height above or below sea level
Temporal Extent Start 2000-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2010-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2011
Lineage The digital elevation model was created in QGIS using points derived from hipsometric contour lines with 1 m vertical resolution. The contour lines were provided with the Terrestrial Habitat Map project (Wood, K., Brunnick, B., Harzen, S., Weinberg, P., & Kissinger, P. (2010). Turks and Caicos Islands Terrestrial Habitat Mapping Project). The Digital Elevation Model is accurate in areas above 1 m a.s.l. however, it is considered biased in flat tidal areas below 1 m a.s.l. due to insufficient number of control points.
West Longitude 760087.0065
South Latitude 2343885.2301
East Longitude 906857.0065
North Latitude 2433885.2301
Spatial Reference System WGS84 UTM 18N
Responsible Organisation Name Department of Environment and Coastal Resources
Contact Mail Address
Responsible Party Role resource provider, custodian, user, distributor, point of contact
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to point of contact
Use Constraints To be used for research only
Data Format tiff
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy around 10 m
Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2021-01-06
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details published