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

Select the elevation model

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 . 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 downloads

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.

See also

Import a grid

Export a grid

Crop a grid

Resample a grid

Void values