1. 3D City Infrastructure

3D Models and Base Maps for Public Works, Transport and Civic Amenities Management

2. Indoor Mapping

Enabling Facility Management, Asset Operations, Maintenance and Indoor Navigation

3. Topographic Mapping

Underpinning Business and Decision-making Processes Everywhere

4. Digital Twin

Enabling planning, testing and monitoring of physical, economic and community structures

5. 3D Modeling

Extraction of elevations for your 3D mapping workflows

7. Cadastral Mapping

Realizing Public Land Records that underpin a Successful Economy

8. Planimetric Mapping
9. Stereo Compilation

Stereo Mapping for Accurate Digital Feature Extraction

10. Aerial Triangulation

Deriving 3D coordinates of the earth’s surface using aerial imagery

Digital Terrain Models, Digital Surface Models and Digital Elevation Model creation services for GIS and Terrain Analysis

Extraction of elevations for your 3D mapping workflows


Earth imagery is used for the creation of information products such as elevation models. Digital Elevation Models are created from point data that contain the longitude, latitude and height coordinates on the surface of the earth. Magnasoft provides all sorts of high-accuracy elevation models for your 3D mapping workflows. In addition to creating the right type of surface model that meets your needs, we offer tailored digital elevation modeling, digital surface modeling services for specific industry applications such as urban mapping, forestry, land management and mining.

Magnasoft Digital Elevation Modeling (DEM), Digital Terrain Modeling (DTM) and Digital Surface Modeling (DSM) Services

Magnasoft provides the following Digital Elevation Modeling Services that are tailored to specific industries:


DEM/DSM/DTM extraction for Urban Mapping

DEM/DSM/DTM extraction refers to deriving the elevation values of a surface terrain when using photogrammetry....

DTM/DSM extraction for Forestry

Forestry applications are large users of digital terrain and surface models. Capturing such data from...

DTM/DSM extraction for Mining

Magnasoft provides end-to-end data solutions that help smooth mining operations, geographical identity, and classification of...

DTM/DSM classification for Land Management

Magnasoft captures data using 3D Mobile LiDAR and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)/ drone for creating...

Different types of DEMs and their uses

Other than 2D maps that often contain no height data,  digital elevation models show the elevation, which is valuable information for 3D mapping workflows where objects are mapped in a 3D space, where height information is crucial to map them correctly.

There are many DEM variants, such as DTMs, DSMs and DHMs. DSM extraction includes all manmade objects on the surface of the earth, such as buildings, powerlines, bridges, vegetation, other permanent and temporary objects, while Digital Terrain Modeling involves collecting mass points of elevations and 3D breaklines at each change of terrain. These mass points are collected at a grid spacing that meets project requirements. DTM extraction enables the generation of contours that meet specific standards.

DEM data extraction is widely used in GIS for studying geology, relief maps, land-based studies, flood modeling and similar. Height information can be derived from remotely sensed stereo imagery using a photogrammetric technique that determines elevations from imagery that is collected from two points of view with an overlap between both. Another way for performing Digital Elevation modeling is to extract points from LiDAR data or interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IFSAR).

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