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Thread: Mountains!!

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    Guild Member Cuin's Avatar
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    May 2014
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    Default Mountains!!

    I was just in northern Italy doing some field work and I found myself thinking about mountainous terrains/life/maps. Many regional maps I've seen have great mountains depicting ranges etc., but don't capture the detail I was seeing in some of the topo/trail maps I was looking at.

    The challenge is to convey topography in detail via contours, color scales, shading, or something never been done before.

    I guess I'd be surprised if something similar hasn't been done yet, after all...we all love mountains!



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    Software Dev/Rep Guild Sponsor waldronate's Avatar
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    The High Desert


    Relief Shading and Shaded Relief are excellent resources on mountain cartography, as is (unsurprisingly) Commission on Mountain Cartography . International Cartographic Association is also a nice place to get inspiration and it's tough to beat Imhof's Cartographic Relief Presentation for an overview.
    Last edited by waldronate; 07-30-2014 at 09:00 PM.

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