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This is my first post here (hopefully the first of many).

I am looking for imagery mainly or DEMs of Petra, Jordan or the surrounding area. Vectors of the area would be great as well. I guess what I am saying, is I am looking for just about anything.

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This is my first post here (hopefully the first of many).

I am looking for imagery mainly or DEMs of Petra, Jordan or the surrounding area. Vectors of the area would be great as well. I guess what I am saying, is I am looking for just about anything.


First of all, welcome to Cartotalk.

What scale are you looking for? The more detailed the data is that you're looking for, the harder it will be to find it.
DEM: There's SRTM available, 90 meters resolution.
Aerial photo: TrueMarble 15 meter. Not free, but for personal use, single tile, it's very affordable. Alternatively, you can hunt down and process the appropriate Landsat images yourself.
Vectors: VMAP (1:1M scale, not sure about accuracy), but you could also digitize off of aerial photos/satellite images. Not sure whether the 15m Landsat or True Marble would be good enough for that.

Hope this helps.
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I have found 90m before, but never really found 15m before for imagery (other than those tantalizing shots in Google Earth). I would definitely be interested in hearing more about that imagery.

I am also interested in the vector data that you mentioned if you could tell me more about that too.

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I have found 90m before, but never really found 15m before for imagery (other than those tantalizing shots in Google Earth). I would definitely be interested in hearing more about that imagery.


TrueMarble 15m satellite imagery: http://www.unearthed...et/global_data/

For the vector data, check the GIS Data Depot.
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I had created a landscape for Jordan area using SRTM data. I have the DEM of the same available with me but it is a huge file of 168 MB. I am attaching a compressed JPG landscape using 3DMaprenderer. It looks good except for the water hue which is a little off water color but can be easily improved upon.

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Thanks for the links......and quick responses!

ProMapper: That's great. What is the resolution for the DEM?
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Thanks for the links......and quick responses!

ProMapper: That's great. What is the resolution for the DEM?


The DEM is 3" resolution, basically derived from SRTM data.

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Thanks for the links......and quick responses!

ProMapper: That's great. What is the resolution for the DEM?


The DEM is 3" resolution, basically derived from SRTM data.


Thanks, I am sure I can find the SRTM data without too many issues.
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