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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Can shaded relief be “blended” with DEM colour ramp in ArcGIS to produce a more visually dramatic result?

Not being able to use true transparencies with ArcGIS colour ramps where only solid colours are allowed has me always wondering about how to improve the look of the surface in my maps without ...
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High Mountain hillshade is not “natural”

after generalizing my DHM and extraction of different color-hillshades, I got something like this: Its not very good, but I used the idea of Imhof generalizing and coloring the hillshade ...
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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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Hillshade is block grey ArcGIS

So I am trying to create a hillshade on my DEM because I need to be able to distinguish features which I can't do in its current state (see picture). However, when I add the hillshade, it adds a block ...
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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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Shaded relief from DEM in GRASS and QGIS

I have been trying to get a good looking shaded relief model out of GRASS and Qgis for a day or so now and just can't seem to get it. The biggest problem I'm having is the valleys look like ...
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How to create a Hillshade model with multicolor “alà Imhof”?

I would like to make a Hillshade-Model with multicolor "alĂ  Imhof". That means, I dont want a "usual" gray hillshade, I would like to use grey-blue and grey-violett from different sun directions. ...
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1'' DHM: Hillshade is too rough - how to “generalize”?

I got this hillshade from my DHM (I used the hillshade-module from qgis). For my purpose there is too much relief detail (roughness). How can I get rid of this in QGIS or GRASS? Thanks! Martin
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What could cause garbage hillshade output

I've used Hillshade successfully in the past, but for this DEM I keep getting a weird output. It's a 30-meter TIFF downloaded from the National Elevation Dataset. And this is what the output looks ...
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SRTM NASA hillshade grainy appearance

I'm trying to create a hillshade surface from SRTM files downloaded form Earth Explorer, but the appearance is not the expected. It has a grainy surface that I would like eliminate to have a ...
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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 ...