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VintageShadedRelief (Map Service)


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Current Version: 10.81

Service Description: Created in the method described here: https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-online/mapping/vintage-shaded-relief-basemap/. Scintillating backstory here: https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-pro/mapping/how-to-smash-vintage-hillshade-into-modern-imagery/

This basemap extends from zoom levels 0 - 9, though levels 8 and 9 are pixelated and primarily intended to be a transitional hand-off to a small scale tile set, like World Imagery. See this transition in the example web map here: https://nation.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=ccbfec91e19d4f9fb0769af361c31516

The hillshade is an extract of the darkest and lightest tones in this vintage mid-century shaded relief plate hand painted by Kenneth Townsend. Mid-tones are transparent to permit a visual pass-through of an underlying satellite imagery layer. Another, unaltered, instance of this shaded relief plate is shown at 80% transparency to provide painterly hues and texture. Mr. Townsend's source plate is available as a georeferenced TIFF file at http://www.shadedreliefarchive.com/world_townsend1.html

Learn more about this, and other, shaded relief via the archive, maintained by Tom Patterson and Bernhard Jenny, here: http://www.shadedreliefarchive.com/about.html

The underlying satellite imagery is derived from the NASA blue marble project's Visible Earth mosaics of cloud-free imagery, available here: https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=73826

Cartographic layers, such as the oceans overlay, graticule, and lakes and rivers, are a combination of custom layers and content sourced from Natural Earth. Their pencil strokes and paper texture backgrounds can be found in the ArcGIS Pro Watercolor style, available here: https://esri-styles.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=936edb7f57334763a8247d1019a9de51

Happy Vintage Basemapping! John Nelson


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Layers: Tables: Description: Created in the method described here: https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-online/mapping/vintage-shaded-relief-basemap/. Scintillating backstory here: https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-pro/mapping/how-to-smash-vintage-hillshade-into-modern-imagery/

This basemap extends from zoom levels 0 - 9, though levels 8 and 9 are pixelated and primarily intended to be a transitional hand-off to a small scale tile set, like World Imagery. See this transition in the example web map here: https://nation.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=ccbfec91e19d4f9fb0769af361c31516

The hillshade is an extract of the darkest and lightest tones in this vintage mid-century shaded relief plate hand painted by Kenneth Townsend. Mid-tones are transparent to permit a visual pass-through of an underlying satellite imagery layer. Another, unaltered, instance of this shaded relief plate is shown at 80% transparency to provide painterly hues and texture. Mr. Townsend's source plate is available as a georeferenced TIFF file at http://www.shadedreliefarchive.com/world_townsend1.html

Learn more about this, and other, shaded relief via the archive, maintained by Tom Patterson and Bernhard Jenny, here: http://www.shadedreliefarchive.com/about.html

The underlying satellite imagery is derived from the NASA blue marble project's Visible Earth mosaics of cloud-free imagery, available here: https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=73826

Cartographic layers, such as the oceans overlay, graticule, and lakes and rivers, are a combination of custom layers and content sourced from Natural Earth. Their pencil strokes and paper texture backgrounds can be found in the ArcGIS Pro Watercolor style, available here: https://esri-styles.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=936edb7f57334763a8247d1019a9de51

Happy Vintage Basemapping! John Nelson


Copyright Text: Kenneth Townsend, NASA, Natural Earth, John Nelson

Spatial Reference:
102100

Single Fused Map Cache: true

Capabilities: Map,TilesOnly,Tilemap

Tile Info:
Initial Extent:
Full Extent:
Min Scale: 5.91657527591555E8
Max Scale: 1155581.108577

Min LOD: 0
Max LOD: 9

Units: esriMeters

Supported Image Format Types: Mixed

Export Tiles Allowed: false
Max Export Tiles Count: 100000

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