Download a grid in Eduard
To download a grid do one of the following:
• Choose File > Download Grid (at the top of your screen).
• Click on the “Download a grid” button at the center of a new document.
• Click on the Download button in the toolbar.
Specify the download area
Zoom in and out: Click the zoom buttons (– and +) in the lower-right corner of the map, use the scroll wheel of your mouse, use a pinch gesture on your trackpad, or double click to zoom in and option-double click to zoom out.
Move the blue corners to adjust the size of the download area.
Move the background map to adjust the download area.
Click the map icon at the bottom of the window to change the map type.
Select the elevation model
ALOS Geographic ~30 m: The ALOS Digital Surface Model with “geographic” coordinates and a cell size of approximately 30 meter.
ALOS Mercator 30 m: The ALOS Digital Surface Model with a Mercator projection and a cell size of 30 meter.
NASADEM Geographic ~30 m: An improved version of the SRTM elevation model with “geographic” coordinates and a cell size of approximately 30 meter.
NASADEM Mercator 30 m: An improved version of the SRTM elevation model with a Mercator projection and a cell size of 30 meter.
SRTM Geographic ~30/90 m : The NASA SRTM elevation model with “geographic” coordinates and a cell size of approximately 30 or 90 meter.
SRTM Mercator 30/90 m: The NASA SRTM elevation model with a Mercator projection and a cell size of 30 or 90 meter.
Mapzen Terrain Tiles: Elevation data at various resolutions compiled from various sources by Mapzen.
For more information about the elevation models, click on the links in the bottom-left corner of the download window.
Grids with a “geographic” coordinate system align values on a regular longitude/latitude raster.
Download and save the grid file
Click Download to request a grid from the OpenTopography server or an Amazon AWS server for Mapzen terrain tiles. Then save the grid in a GeoTIFF file.
OpenTopography Download Key
ALOS, NASADEM and SRTM elevation models are provided by OpenTopography and require a free API key to download. Create an account and request an API key at OpenTopography.org . When you attempt to download an elevation model from OpenTopography and you have not provided an API key, then the dialog below will guide you through the process of requesting and entering an API key.
The OpenTopography API key can also be changed with Eduard > Preferences (from the Eduard menu at the top-left of your screen). This is useful if you entered a wrong API key or want to change your key.
Mapzen terrain data includes values below the mean sea level. Deep values can result in poor shaded relief. Eduard can replace all negative values with a zero value. To do so, select Eduard > Preferences (from the Eduard menu at the top-left of your screen), and activate Limit Mapzen Downloads to Mean Sea Level.
Eduard caches downloaded Mapzen terrain tiles. To adjust the size of the cache and to clear the cache, select Eduard > Preferences (from the Eduard menu at the top-left of your screen) and click Download. The cached terrain tiles are stored on the main drive and can be removed with the Clear Cache button. The cache never grows beyond the maximum size that you specify in the Preferences dialog.
Import a grid
Export a grid
Crop a grid
Resample a grid