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shaded relief

A cartographic technique that provides an apparent three-dimensional configuration of the terrain on maps and charts by the use of graded shadows that would be cast by high ground. The darker the shade, the higher the elevation of the ground. Shaded relief usually is used in combination with contours. See hypsometric tinting.
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The trends generated and shown on the residual aeromagnetic intensity shaded relief maps of the area depicted the structural lineament trends on the magnetic basements beneath the area (Figure 4).
Qualitative analyses were achieved through visual inspection and examination of shaded relief images obtained from the DEMs, and through the evaluation and the comparison of the river networks derived automatically from the available DEMs.
Due out this month, the maps will detail, in shaded relief, what's on the ground below air corridors out of Denver to six cities: Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco.
Specifically, this project integrates scattered GIS data sets, creates secondary maps such as draped shaded relief maps and 3-D anaglyph maps, provides the data via the WWW, arid develops an efficient GlS database management system using the WWW-based Active Server Page technology.
It is used to generate contour maps, colour maps, and light source shaded relief maps, or it can be used to model survey or other surface data for import as overlays into the main program in the suite, Downhole Explorer.
When combined with digital aerial photographs or digital terrain models, DRG data can be used to produce hybrid products such as image maps and shaded relief maps.
Display a grid or digital elevation model in one of nine fully customizable 2D and 3D grid-based map types: contour, watershed, viewshed, image, shaded relief, 1-grid and 2-grid vector, 3D wireframe, and 3D surface maps.
The shaded relief basemap and coordinate frame remain constant throughout the atlas, which helps for orientation as you flip through the book.
A shaded relief model for the Antarctic Peninsula was included to enhance visualisation of the topography.