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GeoLearner

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Hello,
I wondered if anyone can explain how hill shaded layers are created for maps (world maps in this case).
In all such maps that I have seen the elevation is greatly simplified, probably to emphasize the principal mountain ranges.
That is what I am looking for but just not sure how to produce it.
Any suggestions?
Thanks

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stroeh

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Hello,
I wondered if anyone can explain how hill shaded layers are created for maps (world maps in this case).
In all such maps that I have seen the elevation is greatly simplified, probably to emphasize the principal mountain ranges.
That is what I am looking for but just not sure how to produce it.
Any suggestions?
Thanks

you might want to read a little bit first, since there are these great resources on the web
http://en.wikipedia....n#Shaded_relief
and check the external links too

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Tim Baigent

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Tom Patterson. (Yes, that's an answer.) A most generous man.

Learn what you can from http://www.shadedrelief.com/ and keep coming back over the years.




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