Feature request #4012

Feature: add hillshading as an option for raster symbology

Added by Alister Hood almost 6 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:OpenStart date:06/23/2011
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Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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Testing something in Mapwindow GIS I noticed that it can do on-the-fly hillshading of single band rasters; in fact, this is even enabled by default when you add a new raster layer!

I don't think it makes sense to enable it by default, but I'm sure QGIS users would also appreciate hillshading as a symbology option (rather than having to create a second raster file for the hillshading). Mapwindow has demonstrated that this is possible, and can be plenty fast enough ;)


#1 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer almost 6 years ago

If you create a hillshade layer using DEM from the Raster plugin, you have to set the following parameters: Z factor, Scale, Azimuth of Light, Altitude of Light. Do you think the defaults are good enough for "online" hillshading?

#2 Updated by Alister Hood almost 6 years ago

It looks good to me, although I imagine people would often like some vertical exaggeration, and in the northern hemisphere they probably want a different azimuth.

I think if on-the-fly hillshading was implemented someone would eventually make the parameters configurable anyway :)

#3 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

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