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SRTM Readme


The data  distributed here  are in  ARC GRID,  ARC ASCII  and Geotiff format, in
decimal degrees and datum WGS84.  They are derived from the USGS/NASA SRTM data.
CIAT  have  processed  this  data  to  provide  seamless  continuous  topography
surfaces.  Areas with  regions of no  data in the  original SRTM data  have been
filled using interpolation methods described by Reuter et al. (2007).

Version 4.1 has the following enhancements over V4.0:
- Improved ocean mask used, which includes some small islands  previously  being 
  lost in the cut data.
- Single no-data line of pixels along meridians fixed.
- All GeoTiffs with 6000 x 6000 pixels.
- For ASCII format files the projection definition is included in .prj files.
- For GeoTiff format files the projection definition is in the .tfw  (ESRI TIFF 
  World) and a .hdr file that reports PROJ.4 equivelent projection definitions.


Users are  prohibited from  any commercial,  non-free resale,  or redistribution
without explicit written permission from CIAT. Users should acknowledge CIAT  as
the source used  in the creation  of any reports,  publications, new data  sets,
derived products, or services resulting from the use of this data set. CIAT also
request  reprints of  any publications  and notification  of any  redistributing
efforts.   For commercial  access to  the data,  send requests  to Andy   Jarvis


CIAT provides  these data  without any  warranty of  any kind whatsoever, either
express or implied,  including warranties of  merchantability and fitness  for a
particular purpose. CIAT shall not  be liable for incidental, consequential,  or
special damages arising out of the use of any data.


We kindly ask  any users to  cite this data  in any published  material produced
using this data,  and if possible  link web pages  to the CIAT-CSI  SRTM website

Citations should be made as follows:

Jarvis A., H.I. Reuter, A.  Nelson, E. Guevara, 2008, Hole-filled  seamless SRTM
data V4, International  Centre for Tropical  Agriculture (CIAT), available  from


Reuter  H.I,  A.  Nelson,  A.  Jarvis,  2007,  An  evaluation  of  void  filling
interpolation  methods  for  SRTM  data,  International  Journal  of  Geographic
Information Science, 21:9, 983-1008.
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