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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 if light were shining from the northwest. Shaded relief is usually used in combination with contours. See also hill shading.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Digital elevation model, slope map, aspect map, shaded relief, topographic profiles, basin, satellite super impose map, geomorphologic map of Pravara River basin is created by using GIS technologies (Wawale, 2012).
Several papers make use of detailed but nuanced shaded relief maps of digital elevation models of LiDAR data to illustrate Illinois Episode glaciation, the influence of persistent buried ice on WisconsinAEs Northern Highlands, and chronological changes in the Mapleton, Tully, and Labrador Hollow moraines.
Display a raster grid or digital elevation model (DEM) as one of ten fully customizable 2D and 3D grid-based map types: contour, watershed, viewshed, shaded relief, color relief, 1-grid and 2-grid vector, grid value, 3D wireframe, and 3D surface maps.
These models are collected around ten areas of relevance for both fields, forming separate chapters: Sounding, Spot Elevation, Isobath/Contour, Hachure/Hatch, Shaded Relief, Land Classification, Figure-Ground, Stratigraphic Column, Cross Section, Line Symbol and Conventional Sign.
Oceanographer Gary Griggs and architect Deepika Shrestha Ross provide captions that discuss the changing geography and human impact on the coastline, while the county arrangement from north to south, paired with shaded relief maps, make for a survey rich in historical and geographic data.
"It allows you to look at a map and quickly have an intuitive feeling of the travel routes or structure fish are using." For example, the shaded relief feature on Lowrance's built-in Insight mapping and Insight HD charts helps him recognize key contours on specific pieces of structure--such as a reef, point, or channel--as well as predict general locational patterns across larger swathes of water and, in some cases, even system-wide.
Residual aeromagnetic intensity anomaly data was used to produce the residual aeromagnetic intensity shaded relief maps of the area to delineate structural lineament trends in the area (Figure 4).
This allows software applications to compute shaded relief images at arbitrary resolutions.
Some are hard-edged, framed or set in shaded relief. Many others are deliberately faded so that they dissolve into a misty background to the text, an effect I find quite evocative.
It also shows a shaded relief version of the nation's many mountains.
Click on any of the states to find a shaded relief map, county map, black and white map, satellite image, and a Rand McNally Atlas map from 1895.