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Last update:
15/11/2006

COLORED RELIEF SHADING

Hypsometric colors vary with the terrain's elevation and thereby emphasize the third dimension.

hypsometric colors

Hypsometric

Areal thematic information can be combined with shaded reliefs.

thematic colors

Thematic

Colors according to nature try to illustrate the climate and natural vegetation.

natural colors

Natural

A yellow tone can simulate an illuminated relief and thereby enhance the three-dimensional appearance of a shading.

yellow tone

Yellow Tone

Deriving beautifully colored shaded relief is possible from single gray-scale shading.

from gray colors

From Gray Relief

Based on a cartographer's artistic preference, colors can vividly depict the third dimension of terrain.

artistic colors

Artistic