A hyperrealistic map style
A natural-color map of Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Coloured Relief Shading
Modulating terrain colour with exposure to illumination
Section of the school map of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Improving the perception of terrain on 2D maps
We transfer manual techniques for 2D relief shading maps to digital shading algorithms, and to develop new methods and algorithms for generating shaded relief images according to cartographic principles.
Illuminated Contour Lines
Contour lines that are easy to read
Illuminated and shadowed contour lines.
Rock and Scree Drawing
Swiss-style mountain mapping
Elevations of peaks, saddles and depressions on topographic maps
Spot heights locations selected by the proposed method; red: summits; blue: mountain passes. Circle size indicates importance values. Background: 1:50,000 map by swisstopo.
Showing elevation with colour
Hypsometric tinting for atlas maps.
Terrain Generalisation for Maps
Simplifying terrain to better see it
Terrain Sculptor is an application for the generalization of terrain models for relief shading. It removes irrelevant details and accentuates important features.
Terrain Equalizer is an application for frequency filtering of terrain models. Terrain detail can be adjusted with the viewing distance.