A hillshade is a grayscale 3D model of the surface, with the sun's relative position taken into account for shading the image.

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Why do I get a shattered-glass effect when I turn on hillshade for my IDW surface?

I made an interpolated IDW surface with a cell size of 500. In the symbology tab of ArcGIS, there is the "Use hillshade effect" checkbox underneath the classification area. When unchecked, my surface ...
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Can I reproduce this classic cartographic hillshade relief effect (hachures) electronically using modern DEM data?

I own a number of old cetral-European maps and I always liked the classic hand-drawn cartographic hillshade relief presentation that these maps feature. I am not wanting to reproduce the shading ...
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Hillshade result after mosaicing multiple rasters appears irregular

I am trying to mosaic 19 rasters which i already reprojected in WGS 1984 World Mercator and then hillshading them. These are the steps i follow please correct me if i am doing something wrong. I ...
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DEM out of a shaded relief LiDAR?

I have a DEM built from LiDAR data and the file extension is .tif. When I open this file in ArcMap it seems to be a shaded relief DEM (see the screenshot below). It happens I want to visualize the ...
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SRTM 30m hillshade output low resolution

I am trying to hillshade 30m SRTM geotiff. The result is terrible. I know that these rasters normally come with geographical coordinates and i have to reproject it before i apply hillshade because ...
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Hillshade effect not working when no data is on screen

I'm working on a DEM and I selected hillshade effect to be active. The problem is that I can't get it to appear when a no-data area is shown on my screen. If I move the area just enough for the ...
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Make permanent layer in ArcMap, Image Analysis Functions to display hillshade

I use ArcGIS 10.2.2. I want to make relief map, so that it looked good at all scales. I use hillshade function but after Export data relief looks good only in one scale. I use this method Using ...
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What would a simple hillshade algorithm be?

I'm curious how GIS systems actually generate a hill-shade from input data like a raster DEM layer. I'd like to implement my own in software (mostly for fun/learning) but I want to start with a ...
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Smooth hillshade in all scales in ArcGIS Server 10.2.1

I publish relief map on server and view his on arcgis.com map. But in export i can change dpi from 96 to 300 and result smooth Any ideas how i can do so that the hillshade was smooth in all ...
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Trying to make private land white overlay hillshade?

I'd like to have anyone's feedback on this draft map I created. Tried to make the private ownership white but since it's RGB is not near to 255. I've seen someone created this map similiar to it and ...
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getting strange “grid” artifacts when creating hillshades using gdaldem

I'm trying to create hillshades from Czech elevation data (Fundamental Base of Geographic Data of the Czech Republic (ZABAGED®) - altimetry - grid 10x10 m) - a demo files is available here: ...
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Where is World hillshade free download?

i need world hillshade with resolution about 1x1 km. Do you know where i can it download ?
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gdaldem hillshade using command to calculate hillshade of whole folder [closed]

I need to calculate hillshade of folder using gdaldem hillshade which has 60 files in it. How can i do it using command prompt window.
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Trying to make one file out of many Hillshade files

I am trying to make a hilshade file for all of Colorado but when I download the DEM data for the state there are over 25 files. I have converted them all to hillsahde, but now I want to work with just ...
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How to calculate an Illumination raster for fire ignition danger analysis?

I am doing a fire ignition danger analysis using this equation that I found in Millington (2012) http://www.jmecology.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/33-42-MILLINGTON.pdf IR = 4H + 3V + 2I – E Where: ...
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Finding DEM/HIllshade sources California

Creating watershed maps for schools. I want to color ramp the elevation to show low and high points. What kind of files do I need and where to find them?
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QGIS - .vrt DEM layer only partially goes to hillshade

I am using QGIS 2.12 on Macbook Pro running on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have six adjacent DEMs of the 7.5-minute quadrangle size (National Elevation Data or NED, I think). I loaded them into a ...
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What is the usefulness of the angle and direction of the sun parameters in hillshade? [closed]

These parameters refer to the angle as of elevation and direction of the sun hypothetically to the hillshade but why does that must have any importance?
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Sun azimuth on shaded relief LiDAR maps

I have a LiDAR map and want to change the view so that the ground shadow is manipulated (looking for archaeological anomalies). I think it is the sun angle that I need to alter but I don't know how. ...
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Combining high resolution and generalized hillshade rasters to produce enhanced shaded relief?

I often add LiDAR data to a map along with a shaded relief. Most of the time I have to generalize the LiDAR DEM depending on the scale of the map. Still, there is often too much detail and mountain ...
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Hillshade transparent for plain areas

Normally, when you use a hillshade as a layover in ArcGIS, you set the transparency at 80% or so (in the Layer Properties, display settings). As a result, the underlying layers, for example land use, ...
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How to create transparent hillshade?

I get elegant transparent hillshades via a combination gdal and convert. Compare to grey-based hillshade commonly used, such transparent hillshades are very cool because they can be placed between the ...
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Search for hillshade for Colorado

I'm looking for a hillshade for the state of Colorado...Prefer less than 10 meters. Prefer they come from either image server or arcgisonline.com that I can download to my computer. Prefer it be ...
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How do I create illuminated choropleth maps without converting symbology to representation? [duplicate]

I'm just wondering if anyone knows how to create illuminated choropleth maps ( I have rates and ratios at the community district level) without converting symbology to representation ( I have an ...
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Add hillshade to naip imagery

I've been searching for quite a while now. Is there a way to merge a hillshade image with an aerial image with gdal? I'm just trying to create a hillshaded aerial image.
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Weird raster visualisation

Using the hillshade tool (Arcmap 10) on a 30m SRTM raster downloaded from NED the result is the one in the picture. Why are there those crossed lines all over the raster? How could I remove them? ...
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Applying color ramp/map to mosaic using ArcGIS for Desktop?

My goal is to create a bold, colorful hillshade following this tutorial from the ESRI website. Everything works great until I try to apply a color ramp or colormap. It somehow crunches the values and ...
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Combining four shaded relief images into one single image using GIS overlay technique? [closed]

I have prepared four shaded relief images (hillshade) with four contrasting illumination directions 0°, 45°, 90° and 135°. I would like to combine four shaded relief images to produce one shaded ...
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Calclulate the shade from a DSM and from sun elevation and azimuth angle

I have a mosaic of about 5000 tiles of aerial orthophotgraphy taken at different dates and thus with different sun angles. Furthermore, I have a Digital Surface Model (1 m resolution). My goal is to ...
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How to install mdenoise on linux?

It is suggested to install mdenoise via : wget http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/meshfiltering/index_files/Doc/mdsource.zip unzip mdsource.zip cd mdenoise g++ -o mdenoise mdenoise.cpp triangle.c ln -s ...
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How to remove strange gdaldem hillshade artifacts?

I've downloaded 9 chunks of 1 arc-second NED in IMG format from the National Map. I'm trying to create a hillshade from them. I'm using: GDAL 1.10.0, released 2013/04/24 First, I combine them and ...
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How to create composite hillshade?

The concept of composite hillshade is to combine multiple hillshades with different sunlight orientation to avoid blind spot. It requires to merge 3 hillshades images with 315⁰ (NW sunlight, default ...
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Hillshade with too big pixels

I digitized some maps with isolines every 4m. I created a DEM and the Hillshade. But the hillshade has big pixels. I use ArcGIS 10.3. Is there something to be look out for that I might have done ...
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How to average gdal_hillshades?

For some unknow reason, my average of 3 hillshades is very dark : gdaldem hillshade input.tif hillshades_C.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az 315 -alt 60 -compute_edges gdaldem hillshade input.tif ...
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How to pass value of a band to and other band and change its value?

Using gdaldem hillshade, I get a one-band hillshade (download here, 2MB) : gdaldem hillshade crop_xl.tmp.tif Shadedrelief.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az 315 -alt 60 -compute_edges I currently can ...
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ArcGIS hillshade create contour artifact

I created a DEM in ArcMap (10.3) using Topo to Raster. Then, when I tried to create a hillshade using spatial analyst, result look like the picture below. Any idea on what causing the contour-like ...
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What exactly does hill shade or Shaded relief , if performed on SRTM DEM will output?

Two questions actually. Does shaded relief or hill shade outputs mean "expelling of shadows"? For a vast country like India, how to prepare a map from SRTM DEM, which does not have any shadow ...
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Unable to Produce Hillshade

I have been trying to create a hillshade using DEM data, however, regardless of the scale and z values I use the output is all black. I accessed the DEM data from a government source and clipped it ...
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gdaldem hillshade stop working with new projection?

Parallel to gdalwarp `-te -5.8 41 10 51.5 -ts 1980 0` not working with mercator? , my hillshade works with lat/long input : gdaldem hillshade input.tmp.tif shadedrelief.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az ...
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Displaying DEM with real elevation values in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to create a DEM with hillshading map in ArcGIS Desktop 10, but I'm getting the result with scale values between 0 and 254. How can I display the scale with the real elevation values? ...
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QGIS procedure for Multidirectional, oblique-weighted, shaded-relief?

Is QGIS capable of the multidirectional, oblique-weighted,shaded-relief method described at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1992/of92-422/of92-422.pdf ? If so, what are the steps necessary in QGIS to ...
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Hillshade values for winter and summer

I'm working with summer and winter hillshade values that were calculated in ArcGIS9.3 (but I'm now viewing them/working with them in ArcGIS10.2). Hillshade values were calculated using the hillshade ...
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Identify shadow on Landsat image by Hillshade Tool (spatial analysis) in ArcGIS?

I would like to automaticaly identify shadows on Landsat scene in mountaineus area using Hillshade Tool (ArcGIS 10.1). I have 1 Landsat image from one date DEM (SRTM) from the same area To create ...
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How to add hillshades to a raster map?

I have a raster map without hillshades and want to add Hillshades derived from the SRTM90 dataset. I am looking for a tool, that can handle that as automatic as possible? I don't want to bother with ...
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Is Hillshade option in ArcMap rubbish or is it me?

Here is a pretty pic of the raster I am using - with no effects applied - just the color ramp and historgram adjusted to show out all the relief - all be it in a very 2D way! I have a raster layer ...
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A nice display of hillshade and my geologic map

i want to create a nice hillshade map covered by a grid or RGB map, with similar colour results in ArcMap like this: Is there a way to achieve this in ArcGis without transparency settings which ...
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Grid-like artifact visible in contour layers?

I am creating contours from an Aster DEM in ArcMap 10.1 I see a grid pattern appearing, particularly in areas of dense contours: I see the same artifact if I create a Hillshade layer so presumably ...
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going from hillshade to percent shaded (gdaldem)

I assumed hillshades output percent shaded (scaled to 255) at the given azimuth and altitude but this is incorrect. A flat raster at 80 degrees altitude has a maximum value of 251 instead of 255. How ...
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Improve gdaldem hillshade output (lighten up flat parts)

I have a hill-shading that I made using gdaldem hillshade which is already pretty good. I used the option -alt 60 to get nice contrast, but the problem is, that with lowering the light-source, also ...