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http://www.shaded-relief.com/ (note: this is not Tom Patterson's site...)
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This is pretty nice... I also haven't yet seen anyone use Microsoft's map tiles within the Google Maps API.

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nice. too bad there aren't any names linked to the mountain ranges.

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http://www.shaded-relief.com/ (note: this is not Tom Patterson's site...)


I think this is the site Jeremy Crampton talks about on his blog at ubikcan under "Incredible shaded relief". It looks great. Good detail.
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I dunno - from a cartographic perspective, I think it could made even better... I would have used different coloring for the hypsographic tints. I also think one could have resampled/generalized it a bit more/Better for the world/continental views.

From a technical perspective, it is an incredible feat though - especially for someone doing it as a hobby project (it is that, isn't it?)
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I agree frax - I was grumbling when looking at southwest US, anything over 200m is white, yet its pretty sweet this was done.

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I agree I could have done it better, but the nice thing with the tile system is I can go back and replace certain areas with new tiles. I chose the colour scheme with a general view in mind - never thinking I would carry on with more and more levels.

I hope to add another custom layer using Tom Pattersons "Natural Earth" data - which may be more realistic but not as detailed as the Modis data used is 500m res.

Any comments about the colour scheme or how to do it better will be gratefully received.
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Jon - Since it is already done, I think it is fine for the average user.




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