Digital elevation model contours of Christmas Island
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A useful spin off of the soft photogrammetry is the opportunity to get one metre contours over the disturbed areas of the Island. For the north-east area of the Island 2km X 2km DEM contour tiles have been trialed in the CIGIS. Most are at a contour interval of 5 metres but tiles 2269 and 2469 have been done at a one metre contour interval. The DEM contours are surface contours. They pick up the reflective surface beneath the aircraft. The reflective surface may be the ground or it may be a dense vegetation canopy or rooftops etc. Further one metre contour coverage can be prepared on a cost recovered basis.