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Anne H

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Hello!

I am would like some advice on where to get or create my own is one of the basic ones from ArcMap.This ramp doesn't look realistic when I apply it to my map. I know that I need to bring the green up into the higher elevations to take over for some of the brown. don't understand the pink in the high elevtation. Is this traditional for upper elevations?

Any advice and/or critique would be very much appreciated.

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Anne,

I would suggest reading through past posts on this topic.

For a start here is Imhof's take on this topic:
http://www.alpinemap...f/Chapter13.pdf
http://www.alpinemap.....or Plates.pdf

You may also want to check T. Patterson & N. Kelso's excellent look at this for small scale maps and my less insightful take on using landcover data for large scale maps:

http://www.shadedrel...lton/index.html
http://www.alpinemap...06/CMCW_AMG.pdf
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Thank you! Excellent stuff.

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Anne, for ArcMap - I think there might be some stuff for you to download and use at arcscripts as well:
http://arcscripts.esri.com/
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Here is an (old) article from ESRI about creating shaded relief and in the article a link to some scripts (ShadeMax).

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You can find some info along these lines at http://support.esri....dGateway&dmid=3

Especially the Creating Advanced Effects for Cartography in ArcMap pdf and the Elevation Style.
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Thanks for all the links. I'm all over it!




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