relief shading

relief shading

[ri′lēf ‚shād·iŋ]
(mapping)
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For the most detailed data, the new LakeVu g3 Ultra and BlueChart g3 Vision and accessory cards and downloads are also available for the ECHOMAP Ultra series and, for the first time, offer new high-resolution relief shading that combines color and shadow to give anglers an easy-to- interpret, clearer view of bottom structure than contour lines alone.
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.