Available Terrain Elevation Databases for V-Soft Communications Products:
3 arc-second Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM - Feb, 2000) terrain elevation databases for the world from 56 degrees South Latitude to 60 degrees North Latitude. Data includes Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand and much of Asia and Europe. (Breakouts for specific countries or smaller areas are available upon request. )
30 second GLOBE terrain - This data set was developed by National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The objective was to create the best available 30-arc-second global digital elevation data set based on data from existing data sets. The GLOBE terrain database contains data from 11 sources, and 17 combinations of source and lineage. It was developed during the 1990's and was released in 1999. This is the same database that is found on the FCC web site for calculating domestic U.S. HAAT.
30 Second World Terrain 30 second, in world quadrants on CD ROM, NE, NW, SE, SW. Each quadrant covers approximately 1/4 of the Earth's land area.
30 Second US NGDC - compressed to 51.5 Megabytes
30 Second FCC US NGDC. This is the actual FCC database compressed to 8 Megabytes. Use this for speed and results and best agreement with the Media Branch programs. Includes continental U.S. and Hawaii
30 Second Caribbean NGDC - compressed to 5.3 Megabytes
30 Second Hawaiian Terrain - compressed to 1.25 Megabytes
30 Second Alaskan Terrain - compressed to 30.7 Megabytes
30 Second Canadian Terrain - compressed to 49 Megabytes
30 Second Mexican Terrain - compressed to 50 Megabytes
3 arc-second U.S. terrain database
03 Second US, Includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island standard U.S.G.S. - compressed on one CD ROM.
03 Second Alaska, U.S.G.S. - on CD one ROM
03 Second US, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, N.E.D. Based - on CD two CD ROMs
03 Second US, Alaska, N.E.D. Based - on one CD ROM
30 Meter U.S. terrain database
30 Meter, US, Hawaii and Puerto Rico on two DVDs
For maps of the coverage of our various database offerings please click this link.
1990 U.S. Census - Used for OET-69 DTV analysis
2000 U.S. Census - Used by FCC for all population analysis
2010 U.S. Census - the latest release from the U.S. Census Bureau
2001 Canadian Census
2006 Canadian Census
2011 Canadian Census (high resolution block level)
2010 Mexican Census
Probe city/MSA polygon geographic databases:
2000 U.S. Tiger/Census High Resolution City Boundaries database
2006 Tiger/Census Map Data Update including landmarks, urban areas, counties, and county subdivison (bundled with Probe 4 only)
Enhanced U.S. Census Boundary Data-Includes the following data from the U.S. Census Bureau: 2000 US Counties, 2000 US State Boundaries, 1999 Metropolitan Service Areas (MSA) and 2000 Urban Areas (UA)
2010 Tiger/Census Map Data. 2010 County Lines, 2010 State Boundaries, 2010 City/Place Boundaries, 2010 Urban Area Boundaries, 2010 Consolidated City Boundaries, 2010 MSA (Metropolitan and Metropolitan Statistical Area) Boundaries
Call 800 743-3684 for prices and more information
Other Databases including our technical support program
We provide the complete technical support for all our programs which includes the FCC's and Industry Canada's databases via INTERNET on a bi-monthly or daily service basis. This includes databases for AM, FM and TV FCC for the U.S. and Industry Canada databases. Other optional database subscriptions are FCC and BTS Airport databases, NOAA Towers, FCC Tower registration, AM, FM and TV pre-made duopoly, zip code boundaries and zip code/signal databases - Prices vary depending on the combination and the download frequency you choose. (Call for more information at 1-800-743-3684)
"Professional Quality Software for Broadcast Engineering"
For a price quote or for more information on V-Soft Communications broadcast engineering products and services, e-mail
Or call us at 319-266-8402, 800-743-3684
Copyright (C) All Rights Reserved - 2013