Volume XLI-B2
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B2, 393-397, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-393-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B2, 393-397, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-393-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  08 Jun 2016

08 Jun 2016

GROUND SURFACE VISUALIZATION USING RED RELIEF IMAGE MAP FOR A VARIETY OF MAP SCALES

T. Chiba and B. Hasi T. Chiba and B. Hasi
  • Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan

Keywords: Ground surface, RRIM, Visualization, Digital Elevation Model

Abstract. There are many methods to express topographical features of ground surface. In which, contour map has been the traditional method and along with development of digital data, surface model such as shaded relief map has been using for ground surface expression. Recently, data acquisition has been developed very much quick, demanding more advanced visualization method to express ground surface so as to effectively use the high quality data. In this study, the authors using the Red Relief Image Map (RRIM, Chiba et al., 2008) to express ground surface visualization for a variety of map scales. The authors used 30 m mesh data of SRTM to show the topographical features of western Mongolian and micro-topographical features of ground surface in tectonically active regions of Japan. The results show that, compared to traditional and other similar methods, the RRIM can express ground surface more precisely and 3-dimensionally, suggested its advanced usage for many fields of topographical visualization.