Denmark's Elevation Model – Climate Challenges – Emergency Management – Be Prepared

  • Jørgen Bierrings Geodatastyrelsen
  • Gitte Rosenkranz Geodatastyrelsen
Keywords: Emergency management, climate, spatial information, elevation data, elevation model


Have you ever lain awake at night wondering how the Danish Geodata Agency uses its own and others' geodata out there 'in the real life'? Have you pondered how Denmark's Elevation Model can be useful in emergency management when the forces of nature rage, when a gale blows, it rains and it is dark and cold? Have you sometimes asked yourself how one prepares to use geodata in a stressful situation, when your professional knowledge of geodata can contribute to making a difference as you collaborate with other competences? Have you ever heard about the rubberboot index? Will your mother-in-law be of any use when the police phones at midnight? Are there any answers to these questions?

Author Biographies

Jørgen Bierrings, Geodatastyrelsen
Gitte Rosenkranz, Geodatastyrelsen