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Is it possible to create a hillshade from contour data?

October 19 2007 | 0 comments

Is it possible to create a hillshade from contour data?

Mapping Center Answer:

In Workstation ArcInfo there is a command called TOPOGRID; I think it was actually part of the GRID module. We created a tool in ArcGIS called Topo to Raster, which is available in either the Spatial Analyst or 3D Analyst extensions. That tool will create an interpolated elevation dataset that you can use as input to the Hillshade tool.

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