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.
Add lighting and shading to terrain maps, then set surface reflectance properties.
A shaded-relief map models illumination over a surface to highlight the texture of the surface.
This example shows how to illuminate surface texture over colored elevation data using shaded relief computations.
This example shows how to illuminate surface texture over colored elevation data using a light source.
You can drape satellite data over a grid of elevations in order to see the topography of the surface.
This example shows how to drape the figure of the Earth, shown as an attribute (color) data grid, on topographic relief.