Panama City, FL 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

This Panama City DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding Panama City, Florida. It covers the coastal communities of Laguna Beach, Panama City Beach, Tyndall Air Force Base, Mexico Beach, and Port St. Joe, and extends south to Cape San Blas. The DEM has a 1/3 arc-second (~10 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of mean high water. It was built in January 2007 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Panama City
States Florida
Region Gulf of Mexico
-86.1 -85.2
Date Completed 2007-01-31
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed vertically using a constant offset.
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 1/3 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 1
Source NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Developer NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Project NOAA Tsunami Inundation
Contact Barry W Eakins @ NOAA / NGDC
Position: not available


DEM Restrictions

WARNING: DEM not to be used for navigation.

How to cite this DEM

Taylor, L.A., B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, R.R. Warnken, T. Sazonova, D.C. Schoolcraft, and G.F. Sharman, 2008. Digital Elevation Model of Panama City, Florida: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-8, National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO, 27 pp.
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