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Related to hill shading: relief shading
hill shading[′hil ‚shād·iŋ]
Also known as hillwork; plastic shading; relief shading; shading.
A method of showing relief on a map by simulating shadows by assuming oblique sunlight from the northwest so that slopes facing south and east are shaded.
The pictorial effect created by this method.
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