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Hillshade (cont.)

Posted by smathermather on December 23, 2009

In general, I like the results from the hillshade.  One problem that I forgot to take into account– hillshade algorithms typically leave a 1-pixel border along the edge where calculations cannot take place… .  For this Ohio dataset, that means that every 5000 feet or so (the x and y dimension of our DEM chunks), we have a 2-pixel wide line, resulting in a subtle and interesting grid.  Now this is a state plane grid, so I might be able to pretend it’s intentional… .  Maybe I need to mosaic the DEM and then compute hillshade.

2 Responses to “Hillshade (cont.)”

  1. Carl Brune said


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