Analyzing Terrain and Surfaces

The shape of the land surface is an important aspect of any area's physical environment. Topography profoundly influences many physical and biological processes and provides the backdrop for human activities such as construction, transportation, communication, resource management, and recreation. Because of the varied ways in which natural or manmade systems interact with landscapes, computer analysis and modeling of terrain requires a number of specialized software tools.

navigate.jpgconsistent contrast and colors

navigate.jpgDEM with relief shading

navigate.jpgcolor shaded relief

navigate.jpgslope and aspect

navigate.jpgviewshed analysis

navigate.jpgcut and fill volumetrics