Belgium-Walloon Elevation Models

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Coverage of the 5m and 25m DTM for Walloon Region, Belgium. Credit: Contains elevation data from the Service public de Wallonie (SPW) - Relief de la Wallonie, Modèle Numérique de Terrain (MNT) 2013-2014
Belgium-Walloon Elevation Model (5m). Wind turbines west of Bastogne, Luxembourg Province. This model is based on data from "Service public de Wallonie (SPW)"


The Belgium-Walloon 5m and 25m elevation models (Relief de la Wallonie, Modèle Numérique de Terrain (MNT) 2013-2014) are digital terrain models (DTM) produced by EMD from 1m gridded data released by the "Service public de Wallonie (SPW)". The elevation data with windPRO is in either 5m x 5m grid or a 25m x 25m grid - and have a spatial coverage for the whole of the Walloon region. The DTM models were produced from LiDAR surveys performed in years 2013-2014 with 0.78-0.96 scanning points per square meter. The 5m and 25m datasets made available by EMD represents the data status of February 2020.

Dataset Overview

  • Spatial Coverage: Walloon Region, Belgium
  • Resolution: 5m and 25m (in windPRO)
  • Data-type: Digital Terrain Model (DTM)
  • Coordinate system (original data)
    • Horizontal: Belge 1972 / Belgian Lambert 72 (EPSG 31370)
    • Vertical: Ostend height (EPSG 5710)
  • Version:
    • Data were downloaded in February 2020.
    • Data originates from aerial LiDAR scans mainly from years 2013-2014.
  • Accuracy:
    • Vertical: 0.12m (in original 1m data)
    • Horizontal: N/A

License and Attribution

The product belongs to the open data of the Walloon Region, with the data being licensed under a regional open data license. The licence provides the open data with "no limitations to public access" on condition that the "Service public de Wallonie (SPW)" are credited as the origin of the data. As such, when using the dataset, the user must ensure to credit the source of data - and to include a note that contains the following information with acknowledgements to EMD, windPRO and its data providers:

Source: EMD/windPRO elevation model. 
Based on data from "Service public de Wallonie (SPW)" - Modèle Numérique de Terrain (MNT) 2013-2014.
License: No limitations to public access.

Further information on the conditions to access and use the data are described in the following documents (in French language):


  • The "Service public de Wallonie (SPW)" are thanked for producing this digital elevation dataset – and disseminating it in the public domain and thus for aiding the development of renewable energy.
  • Integration of this dataset into EMD services was co-supported through the InnoWind project ( which is co-funded by the Danish Innovation Fund

External Links

  • Description of the Walloon Region elevation models - 1m grid resolution - from - HERE
  • Metadata Catalogue - Relief de la Wallonie - Modèle Numérique de Terrain (MNT) 2013-2014 - HERE
  • InnoWind Project - HERE