Talk:Terrain cartography

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new page[edit]

New page for combination of all relief depiction. ANy alternative organization structures are welcome--Natcase 06:30, 16 November 2006 (UTC)Natcase 0630 UTC 16 Nov 2006

merge proposal[edit]

see discussion under Talk:Topographic map

illustrations format[edit]

Pictures = 1000 words, so how can we have a relatively small text plus a lot of photos and make it work. Gallery maybe? Titles in the photos? Any ideas?--Natcase (talk) 07:12, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Swisstopo Bluemlisalp 50.png[edit]

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Nonfree image removal[edit]

I have removed the nonfree image because it fails several of the non-free content criteria. First, it is replaceable with a free map (NFCC1). If there are no public domain (i.e. very old) maps that use this technique, someone could ask a Wikipedian at the graphics lab to create a sample map that demonstrates the same technique. Furthermore, it fails NFCC8 - it does not significantly increase readers' understanding, more than words alone would. A reader should have imagination sufficient to understand what a topographic map with different colored lines looks like, even if they do not see one. Calliopejen1 (talk) 14:34, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

I do not agree that using a map specially created for Wikipedia would be an appropriate replacement. I see a parallel in the non-free images of modern art that are used not only on articles about the artists, but also on articles about the techniques and styles. However, you do have a point about there being old out-of-copyright maps using coloured contour lines. It happens that the use of this technique goes back further than I thought: back at least to 1870. There is an example on the Swisstopo web site. Although the old maps have a slightly different look than modern maps, using an old one would better show the historical development of the subject. It may be allowable to use the example mentioned as a source for an image, but I think it would be better if someone can get a scan of a smaller section at a higher resolution, so that it is easier to see the individual lines. It would be good to include black, blue and brown lines in the sample. JonH (talk) 00:18, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

I agree, we can just use the out-of-copyright Swiss Siegfried Maps to illustrate the concept. --dab (𒁳) 09:56, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

It happens that File:Berninapass 1877 Siegfriedkarte.jpg was already available in Commons category Old maps of Switzerland. (I did not find it before becaause it is not in the Atlas of Switzerland.) JonH (talk) 09:53, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Hypsometric tints[edit]

In his map of central Italy, c.1502, Leonardo da Vinci introduced the cartographic convention of using color to indicate changes in elevation. See Should this be included? PhilUK (talk) 21:44, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

No response, so I did it anyway. PhilUK (talk) 18:56, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

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why not just "terrain depiction" or "terrain cartography"? ("mapping" may mean measurement or depiction; "representation" may mean storage or depiction; "relief" can be the emotion or the sculptural technique.) Fgnievinski (talk) 03:56, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

terrain visualization seemed best, as it's a more common word that "depiction", and it's also not discipline-specific, but then I found out about terrain rendering, which I thought best to keep separate from the present terrain cartography. Fgnievinski (talk) 05:47, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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