Shaded relief is a method for representing topography on physical and digital maps in a natural and intuitive way.
The Terrain Shader provides options to apply colorization schema and shaded relief to supported elevation data formats (e.g. DEM, SRTM, etc.). There are two ways to apply a colorization schema: using a color map or an overlay image. There are also two methods to apply a color map: stretch a gradient along with the image’s DEM schema or use a preset color map. When colour map, overlay image, or shaded relief settings are applied, the preview image will update to show how the settings affect it.
Animation that shows the an image with and without Terrain Shader applied.