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3-D Visualization

Plot data on 3-D globe, create 3-D relief maps, drape data over terrain

3-D visualization functions enable you display and explore geographic data.

This figure compares 3-D visualizations for similar regions in Colorado. The image on the left is a globe display with terrain data from a DTED file. The image on the right is a relief map with elevation data from the same DTED file.

A globe display compared with a relief map. The globe display is a 3-D view of a mountainous region. The relief map shows terrain details using shading and lighting.


  • Globe Display
    Plot data on 3-D globes, apply high-resolution or custom basemaps, apply custom terrain
  • Relief Maps
    Create 3-D relief maps, drape data over terrain, customize shading and lighting