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2 Oct 2023 07:39:42 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Request *.dem and *.hgt format  
From: clipka
Date: 18 Jan 2011 02:00:41
Message: <4d353a99$1@news.povray.org>
Am 17.01.2011 20:45, schrieb Carlo C.:
> clipka<ano### [at] anonymousorg>  wrote:
>> Am 17.01.2011 15:59, schrieb Nekar Xenos:
>>> It would be wonderful if we could use .dem and .hgt formats for
>>> heightfields as these are the native file formats for terrain data.
>> Do you have a source for file format documentation? A (not necessarily
>> complete) list of software that generates files in this format might be
>> interesting, too.
> This, about USGS DEM:
> http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/nmpstds/acrodocs/dem/

As far as I understand, the format stores data in a non-rectangular 
format, which will make it pretty difficult for use in height fields.

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