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I've been having a lot of issues downloading entire datasets of SRTM or ASTER GDEM2 or similar free datasets, mainly because of poor services. Does anyone know of any torrents which contain such free datasets?

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None that I know of. Which is kind of weird considering that spatial data seems to be a perfect fit for bittorrent distribution. Maybe you can start :) – R.K. Nov 26 '12 at 9:18
Hehe, would, if i were able to download it in full first. Those web interfaces are either dreadfully unstable, or have some wird limitations :D – U2ros Nov 26 '12 at 9:21
download managers help where resume is supported..i downloaded the Grass sample mapsets using them.. – vinayan Nov 26 '12 at 14:27
FTP is more manageable (controlling version of data), bit torrent has lots of hidden bad illegal data/viruses. – Mapperz Nov 26 '12 at 14:28
I disagree, its rather hard to add a virus into a non executable file and i was talking about data freely available. From this standpoint i agree with R.K. the torrent technology would be great for this. Can you post a ftp, where one could freely (no download quotas and similar nonsense) download one of the mentioned datasets in the question? (And that has a decent upload speed, not 60kbps) – U2ros Nov 26 '12 at 14:56

The folks at ER Mapper used to have one at but it's gone now. :(

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The site is inaccessible, probably gone? Shame! – U2ros Nov 30 '12 at 10:56

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