The Relief Shading website is intended to give cartographers, map
enthusiasts, and students in-depth information about shaded relief.
Click on the images below to see selected examples.
Matterhorn by R. Leuzinger Map of Grisons by E. Imhof and H.
Leuzinger Antarctica by H.C. Berann Pik Lenin by R. Spiess
Shaded relief is a method for representing topography on maps in a
natural, aesthetic, and intuitive manner. On this website you will
find rules and guidelines for the design and production of shaded
relief, an overview of its history, examples produced by professional
relief artists, technical tips, and much more.
For additional information about shaded relief and 3D panoramas, visit
this excellent website: www.shadedrelief.com