January 21, 2007

Incredible shaded relief

Filed under: map, shaded relief — ubikcan @ 10:16 pm

Like many people I am entranced by the possibilities of shaded relief. I have praised the work of Tom Patterson on many occasions, and visited him in his shop in Harpers Ferry. He runs shadedrelief.com and recently made a new shaded relief map of the USA. Here is part of it compared with the classic Irwin Raisz map:

Now comes a Google map mashup with shaded relief! This is amazing:




They’re working on even more detailed zoom levels. This is good stuff, amazing that no one has thought of it before (the mashup I mean).

(via The Map Room)

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