relief shading

relief shading

[ri′lēf ‚shād·iŋ]
(mapping)
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Since TINs are more complicated to deal with, simpler relief shading programs generally use grids instead of TINs.
Considered the founder of modern academic cartography, Imhof (1895-1986) taught at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich from 1925 to 1965, and is best known for his relief shading work and mountain cartography.
By analyzing data in a grid format, users can easily view constantly changing data variables in relation to location by thematically mapping the data with color or relief shading, or by layering and comparing the data mathematically with other grid themes to determine unique or hidden relationships.