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 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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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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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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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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phong lighting scheme in arcmap?

I have seen a few DEM/hillshades in published journal articles that use a phong lighting scheme which gives surfaces a metallic luster. Does anyone know how/if this can be achieved in arcmap?
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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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How should I correctly exaggerate a hillshade raster (ArcGIS10, Spatial Analyst)?

I once wanted to generalize a high resolution raster and instead of MEAN i accidentally selected the default SUM technique, using a cell factor 5 (Lidar DEM is 1m resolution). When I used this result ...
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Generate hillshading with GDAL, and respect nodata

I'm still trying to nut out this problem of merging overlapping geotiffs. From the original dataset (here, a 20m resolution digital elevation model of the state of Victoria), I have reprojected it ...
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Multishading: bring them together to one Raster-Image

I made a multi-hillshade with 4 different light-directions and colors and stacked one above the other, each with its own transparency. Now I want to "save" the result in one raster-image. Whats the ...
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Merge DEM and Hillshade to create one file?

I am wondering if I could merge DEM and Hillshade ? What is the pro and cons for that? Thanks
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How to create a Hillshade model with multicolor “alà IMHOF”?

I would like to make a Hillshade-Model with multicolor "alà 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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Hillshade for 30m NED at continental scale

I'm new to terrain analysis. I have a 30m NED DEM (.tif) for the conterminous US. I would like to generate a nice looking hillshade for the US, but it looks bad - as in pixelated and rough (See ...
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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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Where to find ready to use automate shadow detection algorithm?

I am searching for an algorithm to make a shape file of every shadow in Landsat image (30 meters per pixel). I need to classify lakes at the image, but territory is very mountainous and shadows are ...
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Trying to make the private land white overlay hillshade but

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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Several algorithms done for topographic correction => black spots - how to solve?

I have done several algorithms for topographic correction in R including simple cosine, Minnaert, SCS. The input data aspect and slope for the hillshade raster have correctly been done in radians. The ...
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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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cloud shadow detection

I am trying to detect cloud shadows in Landsat images. I came up with producing good shadows and cloud masks. Now I'd like to implement my cloud mask adding cloud shadows. Do You have a good idea to ...
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QGIS hillshade error “GDAL provider: Cannot open GDAL dataset ”

I am using a DEM and using menu Raster > Terrain analysis > Hillshade. When I type a simple output file name "MyHillshade" and then click "OK", I get a two-part error message that says: "GDAL ...
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Projection WGS 84 is slightly displaced referring to a hillshade in QGIS

I have a hillshade and a vector layer. The vector layer is slightly displaced referring the hillshade. About lat=100m and long=175m The CRS of the project is EPSG:3397 - PD/83 / Gauss-Kruger zone 4. ...
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Mosaic hillshade function does not save statistics/histograms in ArcMap 10.2.1

I used ArcGIS 10.2.1. on Windows 8. I did hillshade function for DEM and Calculate statistics. Every time I go into ArcMap statistics strays: I try to add this function on mosaic but didn't worked. ...
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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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ArcGlobe 10.2.1 export globe problem 2D hillshade

I'm a newbie in ArcGlobe. I wanna make 2D hillshade as globe view. In ArcGlobe after export hillshade is grainy But in arcmap after export hillshade is smooth How do I achieve the same effect in ...
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determine the catchment area from dem or hillshade [duplicate]

I want to determine the catchment area of river from hillside. Is there a plugin that I can use in qgis ?
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Strange black pixel on edge when generating with gdaldem -hillshade

I'm getting a strange result when I'm generating an hillshade with the gdaldem hillshade command. Here is my command (see the compute_edges parameter): ...
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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 ...