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The digital surface model (DSM) 1m is a homogeneous and regular grid of points indicating the height of the earth's surface in order to model the landscape. The product "DSM1meter", abbreviated DSM 1m, gives every 1m in X and Y the height of the earth's surface, i.e. the ground or any other permanent and visible element of the landscape (vegetation, construction, ...) in relation to the Belgian zero level (fictitious zero D of Uccle). It is therefore the orthometric height, commonly called: altitude.
The hillshades are presented as a regular homogeneous grid of points indicating the grey level value resulting from their orientation with respect to the chosen fictitious light source. The 1m hillshade is the view obtained by hillshading of the 1m DTM. The 5m and 20m hillshades are the views obtained by hillshading of the 5m and 20m DTM.
The contour lines are the set of lines connecting all points at the same elevation in a model used to represent the relief on a large scale.
The INSPIRE contour lines used for a cartographic representation of the relief at scale 1:50000, a product of the National Geographic Institute in Belgium. The dataset features are in accordance with the INSPIRE specifications.
The digital terrain model (DTM) is a homogeneous and regular point grid indicating the elevation of the ground level in order to make a model of its surface. The 1m DTM is obtained by interpolation in Lambert 2008 of the raw height data regrouping the source data, in Lambert 72 and at 1m resolution, of the Flemish and Walloon regions. The 5m DTM has as an additional source structure lines and adapted points, during the systematic and continuous updating by photogrammetric surveys. The 20m DTM, available for free download, is obtained by resampling the 1m DTM.