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Maps with Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

Information: a Digital Elevation Model is a file which contains information about land height in each point of the map. Garmin maps format can include a DEM, so that a hill shading like in the image below can be shown.

Map with DEM
Hill shading in a map with DEM

Map without DEM
The same area without DEM

It is also possible with a DEM to see maps in 3D on BaseCamp and devices with such option (Oregon 600 for example).

3D view on BaseCamp
3D view on BaseCamp

3D view on Oregon
3D view on Oregon

Additionally, maps with DEM are able to calculate vertical profil of routes created in a computer or in a GPS device (if the model has such capability).

Track profile

Warning: DEM maps are still in experimental phase. If you see any error while using them, please report it so that I can try to fix the problem.

If you have any comment about maps with DEM downloaded from this site, you can write it below:

Comments (7)

Topic: DEM_en
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Felipe (Manizales, Colombia)
Hola. Estoy usando estos mapas en OruxMaps, visualmente son fabulosos. Tengo una duda: Descargue ColombiaDEM pero no veo diferencia alguna con el Mapa Base. No veo el sombreado de las colinas. Hay algún impedimento para verlos en OruxMaps?
La verdad es que no lo he probado, pero seguramente OruxMaps no "lee" la capa que contiene la información sobre alturas del DEM, necesaria para diburar el sombreado. Creo que si consultas en algún foro de OruxMaps o a su desarrollador te podrán confirmar.
18th May 2020 4:13am
Felipe (Manizales, Colombia)
Yo uso OruxMaps con DEM en formato .hgt y DEM + Hdr, con estos archivos puedo sombrear los MapsForge y los gmapsupp.img. y puedo imitar o emular el sombreado de Garmin visto en la imagen de arriba. Pero el resultado es algo más tosco.
Los Topo muestran perfectamente las curvas de nivel.
19th May 2020 6:02am
Silvano (Milan, Italy)
I'm tryng to install DEM map of Italy. But also in this case I'm not be able to install. Sorry.
The program install show me:


I don't change the directory buto after the installation in this directory I'can't find anything.
Thank you for the answer that you will give me.
23rd November 2018 4:45pm
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Silvano (Milan, Italy)
Good evening, I'm not able to install on the map source the OpenStreetMap_Spain_DEM (1).zip. I'havent changed the directory. The install program show the god message but when I open mapsource it can not see the map!
thanks a lot
23rd November 2018 4:10pm
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Ali (London, UK)
How can I get Russia topo and DEM map?
I am looking for a source of soviet union like Russia and Kyrgyzstan . Thank you for your contribution and this site is very helpful. I am a bit of a knowledge about it and my computer skill is low . I wish I could be helpful to this.
Russia map is available for registered user only, but it doesn't include DEM version. If you want to build it yourself, you need to use splitter and mkgmap, two java programs that work together to get it.
29th October 2018 4:58am
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