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How to create a non-pixilated 1:1K hillshade like the ones in the large format templates?

July 18 2010 | 2 comments
Categories: Symbology

I took a looked at the large scale topographic map template here:
and here:
My question is how do you create a hillshade for a large scale maps so the hillshade is not pixilated when it is at 1: 1K? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Mapping Center Answer:

First try setting your display resampling to Bilinear Interpolation.  Right click the hillshade layer in the Table of Contents.  Click the Display tab and and change the option for “Resample during display using:” to Bilinear Interpolation, which, as it notes, is good for continuous data like a DEM or a hillshade. If that does not do the trick for you, write back and we will give you the next suggestion.

Thanks posted by Fred Roquemore on Jul 21 2010 7:47PM
The Bilinear Interpolation you suggested and the instructions on hillshades for the topo map posted this site help al lot, Thanks!
Glad it worked! posted by Aileen Buckley on Jul 22 2010 1:13PM
And that it was such an easy fix!

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