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The geoid is usually approximated by an "earth gravity model" (EGM). The models published by the NGA

Ground heights[edit]


Querying elevation data from drones

Sea depths[edit]

To map some 140 million square miles of sea floor, the Seabed 2030 project is currently recruiting around 100 ships that will circumscribe the globe for 13 years. The team, united under the non-profit group General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)

The Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) synthesis is a multi-resolutional compilation of edited multibeam sonar data collected by scientists and institutions worldwide, that is reviewed, processed and gridded by the MGDS Team and merged into a single continuously updated compilation of global elevation data. The synthesis began in 1992 as the Ridge Multibeam Synthesis (RMBS), was expanded to include multibeam bathymetry data from the Southern Ocean, and now includes bathymetry from throughout the global and coastal oceans. GMRT is included in the ocean basemap in #Google Earth (since June 2011) and the GEBCO 2014 compilation

Seafloor gravity maps[edit]

Global Map of Marine Gravity

Explore The World's Most Detailed Map Of The Seafloor, Released Today Robbie Gonzalez 10/03/14 8:00p

super-detailed map of the ocean floor’s topography is based on satellite measurements of subtle lumps on the ocean’s surface. These lumps of water, which are subtle, low, and wide on the ocean’s surface, are caused by the gravitational pull of underwater features like mountains and ridges. The team of scientists wrapped their data around a globe built with the Javascript library Cesium


Introduced in Google Earth 5.0 in 2009, the Google Ocean feature allows users to zoom below the surface of the ocean and view the 3D bathymetry. Supporting over 20 content layers, it contains information from leading scientists and oceanographers... In June 2011, Google increased the resolution of some deep ocean floor areas from 1-kilometer grids to 100 meters.[27] The high-resolution features were developed by oceanographers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory from scientific data collected on research cruises.


  • USGS explorer shows shelfs with Google watermark.

some regions[edit]

A 1.4-Billion-Pixel Map of the Gulf of Mexico Seafloor

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