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Geography 476: Advanced Cartographic Illustration

Here are some examples of terrain representations I have created this semester in the cartography lab at UHM

Niu and Kuliouou Valleys

I created this image of a couple of East Honolulu neighborhoods by draping a vertical aerial photograph over data from a digital elevation model (DEM) of the same area using Bryce4 software. Since vertical air photos are more distorted the farther you get from the point directly under the camera, the photo drape matches less perfectly the farther you get from the center.

Olomana

This is a computer-generated image of the view looking southeast from the peak of Olomana, on Oahu's windward side.
The image was created from a DEM of the USGS Koko Head 1:24,000 quad, using World Construction Set 4.61.

Kulepiamoa Ridge and Koko Head

This view is similar to the photo of Kulepiamoa Ridge found in the Hawaii photo album.
This, too was created from a DEM of the Koko Head quad, using World Construction Set. Color adjustments were made in Adobe Photoshop.

Burckle's Domain

Joe Burckle, an old Sewanee classmate of mine and a forester there now, provided me with data for my current project. This preliminary view of Sewanee, Tennessee uses trees to mark the 10,000 acre Domain (campus) of the University of the South atop the Cumberland Plateau. The Cross is a war memorial and landmark, clearly visible from the valley below, but exagerrated in size here.
Created from DEMs of the Sewanee, Alto, Burrow Cove, and Monteagle quads, using World Construction Set. Color adjustments were made in Adobe Photoshop.

Domain of the University of the South

My final project included several views of the World Construction Set project used to make the above image. I also imported lakes and roads I'd digitized from an orthophotoquad in ArcView, as well as a couple of landmarks I brought in as "trees". Additional editing in Photoshop and Freehand.

Follow this link to my representation of the neighborhood around my other alma mater, the University of Hawaii at Manoa.