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Existing ground surface for exhibits

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09-18-2009 11:09 AM
With Google Earth Import being completely useless where is everyone getting existing surface information for exhibits and preliminary design?

I used to download DEM files from a website for free but they are charging for them now.

Jeff
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Re: Existing ground surface for exhibits

09-18-2009 12:05 PM in reply to: JeffPaulsen
This is where I get my DEM's for WMS 8.0. I don't use DEM's in Civil 3D.

http://seamless.usgs.gov/index.php

Sometimes the server acts up, but you can usually get what you need. Also a good source for ortho imagery and DRG's.

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Re: Existing ground surface for exhibits

09-21-2009 09:46 AM in reply to: JeffPaulsen
Thanks. I had been using the "GISDataDepot" web site. As the OP wrote they now charge for the data. USGS works better for me.
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