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Questions tagged [hillshade]

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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Creating 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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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 mountains,...
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Using Hillshade option in ArcMap?

Here is a pretty pic of the raster I am using - with no effects applied - just the color ramp and histogram adjusted to show out all the relief - albeit in a very 2D way! I have a raster layer that I ...
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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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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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Scale and Z factor have no effect on hillshade analysis in QGIS

I used an SRTM DEM to create a hillshade in QGIS 2.2.0. However, the resultant hillshade seems to be vertically exaggerated. Also, changing the settings for scale and z-factor does not have any effect ...
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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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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 (multishade)....
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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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Using DEM to find permanently shadowed craters

I'm using ArcGIS Pro to try to identify permanently shadowed craters on the North Pole of the Moon. Pictured below is a screenshot of the DEM I'm using which was collected from the laser altimeter on ...
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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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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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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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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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Hillshades created from QGIS Virtual Raster Tables sometimes have unwanted artifacts

Using QGIS 2.14.3 I tested Virtual Raster Table technology for the first time using two TIF DEMS (NED 1/3 arc-second, projected to EPSG:3338, single band, 32-bit floating point, ~ 5-meter resolution). ...
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Using processing.runandload in QGIS 3

I want to create and elevation hillshade but I found the script for QGIS 2.18. What should I use instead of processing.runandload? Here is my script on QGIS 2.99 python console: import processing ...
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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?
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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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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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Altering sun azimuth on shaded relief LiDAR maps in QGIS?

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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Merging hillshade / DEM data into color relief single geotiff with QGIS and GDAL

I have a single-band geotiff DEM and I have managed to create a color version of it (with single-band pesudocolor) and a hillshade (with Terrain Analysis --> Hillshade). As per the online lesson (...
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Topographic Position Index unexpected result in QGIS

I am using Windows 7 enterprise and QGIS version 2.12.2 Lyon. Have found an unexpected result when I use QGIS to generate a topographic position index (TPI) raster from a 30m by 30m DEM. I find a ...
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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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Hillshade results look too grainy

I have a problem with hillshade function: I've set 315 azimuth, 45 vertical angle and 1 Z factor, but the result is very bad... The original dem file is a .geotiff from Global Data Explorer (Aster ...
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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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Merge DEM and Hillshade to create one file?

I am wondering if I could merge DEM and Hillshade? What are the pros and cons for that?
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How to create hillshade models every hour for a zone with GDAL

I´m trying to calculate the hillshade models from a zone for every hour during one month. I´m using the GDAL, gdaldem hillshade (I don´t know if there is another tool/library). The problem is how to ...
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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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Producing Hillshade in QGIS?

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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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. What's the ...
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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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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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Hillshading makes crater-like depressions look elevated?

I have a 1 m resolution DEM of the seafloor of a field of depressions. Hillshading the DEM makes the depressions look like mounds instead. What I can do to fix this? My raster is projected in UTM, ...
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Understanding garbage hillshade output from ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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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: http://...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 scales? ...
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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 image)....
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QGIS Orfeo Toolbox: Smoothing tools generate unwanted black border on a hillshade raster

I'm using the Smoothing (gaussian) and Smoothing (mean) tools in the QGIS Orfeo toolbox to blur a hillshade raster I've generated. However, they both come out with a thick black border at the edge of ...
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How can I get the original DEM from a hillshade raster (GeoTiff)?

The problem is that the hillshade raster has a zfactor of 1.4 and for hydrological tool I need the real data. I tryed to divide the whole raster with raster-calculator with a factor of 1.4 but it ...
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How can I get a blurred Hillshade effect in QGIS?

Does anyone know how to achieve this blurred hillshade effect in QGIS? This one was produced by a former colleague and I can't find a way to replicate it. More specifically, what I can't achieve is ...
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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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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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Hillshade shows grid texture artifacts

I tried to make an hillshade and a slope map from a DTM using QGIS but the result shows some artifacts. As you can see in the picture there is a grid texture in the hillshade and the slope map. I ...
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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 effects?...