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Manual Shaded Relief of Contiguous US

Grayscale shading based on SRTM reference data


Drawn by Tom Patterson (December 2015) in Adobe Photoshop using a Wacom tablet and stylus. Digital relief generated from SRTM Plus elevation data served as a reference while drawing. Grayscale shaded relief of land areas only. The relief fits the 10 million-scale Natural Earth coastline, drainages, political boundaries, and spot elevations. Coverage also includes southern Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. A flat gray tint fills water areas. File size: 12,578 x 9,494 pixels.

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