The first part of this activity teaches students how to make a high quality shaded relief image of an aerial photo using ArcMap, an orthophoto, and a DEM by matching the illumination direction on the hillshade created from the DEM with the illumination direction at the time the photo was taken. In the second part of this activity, students use a digital orthophoto with an associated DEM, and ArcScene to construct a high resolution 3D visual version of the scene that can be tilted, panned, and zoomed in real time, providing an outstanding way for students to visualize landscape. This activity does not come with a data set. Any orthophoto and DEM can be used.


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    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200602857T,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),NSDL_SetSpec_380601,GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques,NSDL



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