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    Post For all you realistic terrain / heightmap fiends

    Google Maps now has a 'terrain' overlay tab (at least for the US)....could be useful ?

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    I don't think its useful to make maps but I like it as a style for google maps as I can navigate certain areas much easier. For example I find it hard to see where the top of Italy ends and Austria starts but having the Alps there in shaded relief is handy. Finding the Grand Canyon is a cinch now.

    The USGS especially the seamless server is a handy link to getting at the DEM data directly. Its been a while since I used it and I remember that you need some tools to convert it into something thats easier to use.

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