Chapter 6. Imperfections in Digital Elevation Data
As with all digital geospatial data sets, users of GLOBE must be aware of certain characteristics of the data set (resolution, accuracy, methods of production and any resulting artifacts, etc.) in order to better judge its suitability for a specific application. A characteristic of GLOBE that renders it unsuitable for one application may have no relevance as a limiting factor for its use in a different application. Because only the end user can judge the applicability of the data set, it is the responsibility of the data producer to describe the characteristics of the data as fully as possible, so that an informed decision can be made by the user.