Mount Everest

DLR researchers recreate the ‘Roof of the World’ using optical satellite data at a resolution of 50 centimetres – a collaborative venture with DigitalGlobe and 3D RealityMaps

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For the first time, researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have depicted Mount Everest, the ‘Roof of the World’, in 3D using optical satellite data at a maximum resolution of just half a metre. These 3D images are the outcome of a collaborative venture between the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics and the companies 3D RealityMaps GmbH and DigitalGlobe. A video allows the viewer to follow the route taken by 15 mountaineers on a current expedition to the summit of the world’s highest mountain.