Hillshade renders - Mt Hood
Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:07 AM
So, here's a sample of where I'm going with the underlying basemaps. I still need to re-hydrate the landscape with lakes and streams. Later, some limited roads and the featured hike will be layered on top. Comments are absolutely welcome as I'll continue to refine the series over the next few weeks.
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my working resolution file
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same rendering at actual published size
I've also put up a simple gallery of in-progress images of most of the other hikes at www.cartogaia.com/gallery/hood.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:39 AM
Especially the snow, because at first, the brightness (sun reflecting off the snow) was hurting my eyes but I then got back to the whole hiking theme. That may be exactly what the hiker will see on the ground.
The snow drapes nicely.
In the snapshots, you can see a faint feature on the DEM, patches of brown/light tan. Do those represent land that has been cleared like urban areas and paved surfaces? Will the other base layers you add complement these to bring them out more?
Will be looking for the finished product.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:16 PM
I like how the snow embosses on the hillshading. I think I'd have to see the finished map and how the other elements work together at scale. I think I'm focusing on the dithery features and those will fade when you add the other ones.
I kept looking for a map that has the lava field east of Laurance Lake (since it's a stark land feature that grabs your eyes), but I'm not sure it's in the mix. It seems that of the 95 maps, there are several different scales of one area depicted?
I'm looking forward to seeing more.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:45 PM
Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:56 PM
Donovan, there are some clear-cut areas that contribute to the texture, but most of that brown / tan color came from the DEM overlay that I used. The color is... a work in progress.
Matthew: None of the hikes that will be featured go near enough to the lava field to get onto the maps. But thanks for drawing my attention to it, I didn't even know that was there. The maps are indeed at a large variety of scales, depending on the length / shape of the featured trail. From 1:10,000 for a small lake loop, to 1:95,000 for the timberline trail around Mt. Hood.
Green Palolo: I usually love to work with Lidar data, but for these, since they're so incredibly small, I chose to go without. 420 pixels is not a lot of room. At print resolution, these maps would only be 1.5 inches square!
Agnar: I think you're right. After letting these sit for a week and coming back, they do look a little drab on a fresh review. I added green & blue contour lines, which brings come color back to the landscape, but I think the base will need a little brightening still. That will have to wait until I've got everything else layered on top and we see how the overall composition feels.
Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:42 PM
Posted 23 March 2011 - 02:38 AM
Do you plan on doing a Mt. Shasta version?
Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:07 PM
None of the hikes that will be featured go near enough to the lava field to get onto the maps. But thanks for drawing my attention to it, I didn't even know that was there.
I'm bumping this post because I just found a great rendering of that lava field I mentioned. It was created from LiDAR by the folks at DOGAMI (and perhaps slightly enhanced) .
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