General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)
GEBCO Digital Atlas
The GEBCO Digital Atlas (GDA) is a reference source for the bathymetry of the world's oceans. It contains the GEBCO_08 Grid and GEBCO One Minute Grid global gridded bathymetric data sets and global sets of digital bathymetric contours and coastlines.
The GDA is available from BODC on DVD with a software interface and full documentation for the data sets. The price of the atlas is 260 pounds sterling, inclusive of postage and packing. A special price of 99 pounds sterling is available to educational and academic research establishments and national Hydrographic Offices. VAT (currently 20%) is payable on orders from within the European Community.
- Find out about software updates and data set errata and bug fixes
- Learn more about GEBCO and the contents of the GEBCO Digital Atlas
- Find out about the GEBCO world map
- Access the GEBCO Web Map Service (WMS)
Please note that the GDA was originally released on CDROM. It is now made available on DVD and includes the GEBCO_08 Grid and GEBCO One Minute Grid along with the existing GDA data sets and version 2.12 of the GDA Software Interface.
Find out more about version 2.12 of the GDA Software Interface (42 KB)
About the GEBCO Digital Atlas
GEBCO is an international project under the joint auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).
Originally published in chart form, the GEBCO chart series is now maintained at BODC in the form of a digital atlas — the GEBCO Digital Atlas (GDA). The Centenary Edition of the GEBCO Digital Atlas is its third release and is a substantial revision of the earlier issues from 1994 and 1997.
Originally released in April 2003, the Centenary Edition of the GDA has been updated to include the GEBCO_08 Grid as well as the GEBCO One Minute Grid.
As with previous releases, the GDA includes a global set of digital bathymetric contours, coastlines and trackline control information and a copy of the IHO/IOC Gazetteer of Geographic Names of Undersea Features.
The GDA comes with a Microsoft Windows software interface. This allows you to view the GEBCO bathymetry in a variety of forms and projections and to select and download the data sets for use in your own applications. Full documentation is included on the DVD in the form of a set of user guides to the GDA and its data sets.
Related GEBCO Digital Atlas pages at BODC
|GEBCO Digital Atlas (GDA) introduction||Data export formats|
|Software interface||Copyright and attribution|
|Sample images||Software Interface updates|
|Data set errata|
Related GEBCO project pages at BODC
|GEBCO at BODC||Download data — GEBCO's gridded bathymetry data|
|Project overview||GEBCO Grid display software|
|GEBCO world map||GEBCO Web Map Service (WMS)|
Related external links
|Official GEBCO web site||IHO/IOC Gazetteer of Geographic Names of Undersea Features|
|International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)||Global Land One-km Base Elevation (GLOBE) project|
|Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)|