- Water Bodies is a polygon theme representing lakes, rivers, and ocean areas of the world. The dataset is comprised of 12 tiles; 6 of the tiles were originally produced as a companion to the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model. The extent of these 6 tiles cover the SRTM coverage area (between 60 degrees North and 56 degrees South latitude) and their primary source for was a Landsat 5-based landcover water layer supplemented with medium-scale maps and charts. The more northerly and southerly latitudes were derived from the GTOPO30 DEM at a resolution of 1 kilometer.
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