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Hillshading - definition(s)


(1) [map design] Shadows drawn on a map to simulate the effect of the sun's rays over the varied terrain of the land.

(2) [map design] The hypothetical illumination of a surface according to a specified azimuth and altitude for the sun. Hillshading creates a three-dimensional effect that provides a sense of visual relief for cartography, and a relative measure of incident light for analysis.

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Source: esri, 10 May 2012 10:07:39, External 

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