Supports various types of DEM file types
Note that SimpleDEMViewer provides only viewing tools, so to get started, you must first import a DEM file: go to the File Menu and press the Open entry.
SimpleDEMViewer is able to open all sorts of file types that include digital elevation models: GTOPO30, ETOPO1, ETOPO2, ETOPO5, HYDRO1K, SRTM, SRTM DTED, SRTM30plus, GLOBE, GDEM and much more. A complete list is included in the SimpleDEMViewer online manual.
Different map navigation tools
SimpleDEMViewer allows you to browse the elevation data and visualize the map representation in its main window. Moreover, you can refresh the rendition or choose to zoom in or out the images (via the Map Handling menu or by using the Command + [ or Commend + ] hotkeys).
At the same time, you can adjust the viewing mode (bird’s eye or panorama), the map’s texture, contour or slope level. Other options include the possibility to generate stereographs, geo profiles, projection / grayscale maps or lake data.
An assortment of customization possibilities
Through the SimpleDEMViewer Preferences window the user can adjust the color set for the elevation representation, toggle the shading effects or the latitude and longitude lines. In addition, one can also set up the default measurement unit (km, mile nautical mile) or the base latitude for the map width calculation.
Rather complex DEM viewer
SimpleDEMViewer comes with a fairly simple user interface but is able to use the DEM file to generate different types of maps projections: Conical, Mercator, Azimuthal Equidistant, Azimuthal Equal-Area or Orthographic.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on December 9th, 2014
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- Support newer format of netCDF, so that can read ETOPO1 of netCDF format.
- Change settings to start SimpleDEMViewer in English instead of Japanese, when neither English nor Japanese is not included in language list of "System Preference" under OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
- Correct other minor issues.
Application descriptionSimpleDEMViewer gives you the possibility to view and browse DEM ( Digital Elevation Model ) data files.SimpleDEMViewe...