DEM Tutorial

Introduction Setup Creating the map References: Matthias Schultheiss Introduction This short tutorial will show you how to create a hillshaded topographic map in Rstudio. We will be using Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data, a near global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) collected in February 2000 aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour (mission STS-99, link: It was globally released by late 2015. The mission used a X-Band mapping radar to measure the Earth’s topography, built in collaboration with the U.