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Tom Patterson

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You can take a peek at my current project—developing a new version of Natural Earth relief/land cover data for the USGS at 1 million scale.




The finished data should be available this summer and I plan to talk about it at NACIS Greenville. My only regret: the land cover does not go beyond the US borders. Those areas are shown with gray shaded relief.



François Goulet

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Too bad it's only the US. I achieved an acceptable results last month by combining a 1:1,000,000 shaded relief of the Appalachians in Quebec with a resampled, "smoothed" version of your Natural Earth LC/SR on top of it. 


Never as good as the original though! :)

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Awesome! I used a similar trick to Francois several times to get Natural Earth at higher resolutions than the original, but nothing beats the original :)

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