Heh LOL I might have a pop at this one with some MeDem tests were about to try out. We have decided to try to do some of the mountainous areas with real DEM mountains blended over the base DEM. So in the next few days / weeks I have a lot of mountains to do anyway. The plan is to make a 40K x 40K pix 3D mountain terrain DEM and then 3D texture it over the Middle Earth lands. Its a bit of a tall order so were gathering up some real tiles from the SRTM shuttle radar data and gonna write some code to try and stitch it all together. Bleh should be fun fun fun. Maybe the challenge dead line will kick my tush into getting something complete. Maybe I should try "The Lonely Mountain" as a test area since its gonna get pushed into the limelight at the end of 2013.