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Relief Maps

Create 3-D relief maps, drape data over terrain, customize shading and lighting

A relief map illustrates terrain or other surface texture by using shading and lighting. Use these functions to create relief maps from gridded data, adjust shading and lighting, exaggerate terrain, and apply colormaps. You can also drape data over elevation maps.


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meshlsrm3-D lighted shaded relief of regular data grid
surflm3-D shaded surface with lighting on map axes
surflsrm3-D lighted shaded relief of geolocated data grid
surfacemProject and add geolocated data grid to current map axes
zdatamAdjust z-plane of displayed map objects
demcmapColormaps appropriate to terrain elevation data
lightmProject light objects on map axes
shaderelConstruct cdata and colormap for shaded relief
camposmSet camera position using geographic coordinates
camtargmSet camera target using geographic coordinates
camupmSet camera up vector using geographic coordinates
daspectmControl vertical exaggeration in map display


Shade and Light Terrain Maps

Drape Data on Elevation Maps