Bryce Canyon DEM
Version 1.0, November 27, 2020
Tom Patterson, US National Park Service (retired)
Size (height samples)
4,000 x 3,800
UTM / NAD83
USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).
The downloaded USGS DEM, which was not resampled or reprojected, was opened and cropped in Natural Scene Designer Pro. It was then saved in Esri ASCII GRID format. We used QGIS to convert the ASCII GRID to a GeoTIFF.
Even at one-meter resolution, the DEM is too coarse to capture the narrowest rock formations of Bryce Canyon, known as hoodoos. In addition, most of the hoodoos have vertical or even overhanging sides, which the DEM is unable to represent.