ASTER Global DEM V2 Tutorial

The following are brief steps to assist you in ordering the ASTER Global DEM V2 data. Please refer to the tutorial at the top of the main WIST search page for more detailed instructions.


  1. You must be a registered user to create and submit orders for ASTER GDEM V2 products. 
  2. Login to your account
  3. Select the following options in the search Page: WIST
  4. Choose search area parameters: location or region
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “START SEARCH”
  6. Proceed to “Step 1” and select your desired granules.
  7. Press the “Add selections to cart” button to create your order contents.
  8. Accept the Data Quality Summary Disclaimer.
  9. Choose ordering option for data retrieval
  10. Check appropriate policy acknowledgements (required fields).
  11. If desired, select a different option to applying the order options to all granules or saving as order preference.
  12. Proceed and select “Next Step”.  The data granules will now be accessible in your shopping cart.
  13. Select “Go to step 2: Order Form”
  14. You may be asked to fill out address location and billing information for verification.  No charge will be associated with GDEM V2 data archives.
  15. Select "Submit Order Now!" to process your order.
  16. Wait for email confirmation to retrieve data via FTP.
  17. Follow email directions to retrieve data.