Topographic World Map – With 2+ Petabytes of Data – Now Available to Researchers

Wow. An astounding new topographic map of the world is now available with imagery free to researchers. “A pair of satellites operating in tandem for five years have produced a depth map of the planet so exact you could theoretically zoom down to street level and tell an adult from a kid, or spot a breaking wave at Malibu. The immense database — some 2.6 petabytes — is available for free to researchers.”

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