Volume XLI-B4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 591-597, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B4-591-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 591-597, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B4-591-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  14 Jun 2016

14 Jun 2016

DETERMINING THE SUITABILITY OF DIFFERENT DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELS AND SATELLITE IMAGES FOR FANCY MAPS. AN EXAMPLE OF CYPRUS

J. Drachal and A. K. Kawel J. Drachal and A. K. Kawel
  • IGiK, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, ul.Modzelewskiego Street 27, 02-679 Warsaw, Poland

Keywords: Fancy map, Image, DEM, Relief shading, hillshading, image merge, color composite

Abstract. The article describes the possibility of developing an overall map of the selected area on the basis of publicly available data. Such a map would take the form designed by the author with the colors that meets his expectations and a content, which he considers to be appropriate. Among the data available it was considered the use of satellite images of the terrain in real colors and, in the form of shaded relief, digital terrain models with different resolutions of the terrain mesh. Specifically the considered data were: MODIS, Landsat 8, GTOPO-30, SRTM-30, SRTM-1, SRTM-3, ASTER. For the test area the island of Cyprus was chosen because of the importance in tourism, a relatively small area and a clearly defined boundary. In the paper there are shown and discussed various options of the Cyprus terrain image obtained synthetically from variants of Modis, Landsat and digital elevation models of different resolutions.