MERIT DEM: Terms and Conditions

Data Usage Rules

Access to and use of the Multi-Error-Removed Improved Terrain DEM (MERIT DEM) is provided subject to the terms and conditions. PLEASE READ BELOW CAREFULLY AS USE OF THE DATA CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Terms and Conditions

1. PROPERTY RIGHT

MERIT DEM (v1.0 and before) is a property of the Developer (Dai Yamazaki) and the host institute (JAMSTEC - Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology).

2. CHARGE AND PURPOSE

MERIT DEM is provided for free of charge, only for non-commercial academic purposes (research and education). Permission is needed if MERIT DEM is used for other purposes (e.g. commercial use).

3. DISCLAIMER

MERIT DEM is provided 'AS IS', without warranties of any kind. The Developper and JAMSTEC can not take any responsibilities that may be caused by the use of MERIT DEM.

4. REDISTRIBUTION

Redistribution of MERIT DEM is strictly prohibited. If you made another product based on / using MERIT DEM, and want to distribute it, please contact to the Developer.

5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND CITATION

Citation to the paper is adequate if you simply use the MERIT DEM. If you asked help for additional handling/editing of the dataset, or your research outcome highly depends on the product, the developer would request co-authorship.

[ Citation ]
Yamazaki D., D. Ikeshima, R. Tawatari, T. Yamaguchi, F. O'Loughlin, J.C. Neal, C.C. Sampson, S. Kanae & P.D. Bates
A high accuracy map of global terrain elevations
Geophysical Research Letters, vol.44, pp.5844-5853, 2017 doi: 10.1002/2017GL072874

MERIT DEM (available at http://hydro.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~yamadai/MERIT_DEM)

6. APPLICABLE LAWS

These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.