DEM to STL Converter

Batch convert dem files to stl format online for free

Choose files or drag & drop them here.
Only you have access to your files.
All files will be deleted after one hour.

How to convert DEM files to STL online?

Step-by-step guide to convert dem to stl using AnyConv. It works on PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) and mobile devices (iPhone, Android).

Upload DEM-file

Drag and drop your DEM file into the upload area. The maximum file size is 100 MB.


Click "Convert" to change dem to stl. The conversion usually takes a few seconds.

Download your STL

Now you can download the STL file. The download link only works on your device.


  • ❓ How can I convert files from DEM to STL?
    First you need to add file for conversion: drag and drop your DEM file or click the "Choose File" button. Then click the "Convert" button. When DEM to STL conversion is completed, you can download your STL file.
  • ⏱️ How long does it take to convert DEM to STL?
    Mesh conversion is pretty fast. You can change DEM to STL in a few seconds.
  • 🛡️ Is it safe to convert DEM to STL on AnyConv?
    Of course! We delete uploaded files immediately, and converted ones after 1 hour. No one has access to your files. File conversion (including DEM to STL) is absolutely safe.
  • 💻 Can I convert DEM to STL on Mac OS or Linux?
    Yes, you can use AnyConv on any operating system that has a web browser. Our DEM to STL converter works online and does not require software installation.

Information about DEM and STL file formats

🔸 File format DEM STL
🔸 Full name USGS DEM Stereolithography File Format
🔸 File extension .dem .stl
🔸 MIME type application/octet-stream model/stl, model/x.stl-ascii, model/x.stl-binary
🔸 Developed by United States Geological Survey 3D Systems
🔸 Type of format
🔸 Description The USGS DEM standard is a geospatial file format developed by the United States Geological Survey for storing a raster-based digital elevation model. It is an open standard and is used throughout the world. Unfortunately, it has been superseded by the USGS's SDTS format. Still, the format remains popular due to large numbers of legacy files, self-containment, relatively simple field structure, and broad, mature software support. STL is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems. Many other software packages support this file format. It is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and computer-aided manufacturing. STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without representing color, texture, or other common CAD model attributes. The STL format specifies both ASCII and binary representations. Binary files are more common since they are more compact.
🔸 Technical details An STL file describes a raw, unstructured triangulated surface by the unit normal and vertices (ordered by the right-hand rule) of the triangles using a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. All STL coordinates were required to be positive numbers in the original specification, but this restriction is no longer enforced, and negative coordinates are commonly encountered in STL files today. As a result, STL files contain no scale information, and the units are arbitrary.
🔸 File conversion DEM conversion STL conversion
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