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Last update:
15/11/2006

TRY IT!

Here is a base map that you can try shading yourself. After downloading the jpg file, open it in Photoshop and draw a digital shaded relief with the airbrush tool, or print it on paper and draw with a lead pencil.

Download (943 KB).

Shaded relief - half finished

A base map containing contour lines and drainages on which to practice drawing your own relief shading. Have fun! Provided by swisstopo (©).

For inspiration and to study the influence of varying light direction on relief depiction, see the interactively illuminated Grand Canyon.