Digitally generated from elevation data, sometimes utilising satellite imagery, Merritt Cartographic produces three-dimensional cartographic models to illustrate a wide variety of landscapes from across the world.
Unlike standard maps or aerial photography, these oblique representations allow the viewer to better appreciate the third dimension. Maps traditionally employ contours or other forms of relief representation that require a degree of skill or imagination to interpret. In these models the relief of the land, and in some instances the sea, is clearly evident. Representations of this type, therefore, provide an ideal way of visualising the world and its processes. Visit http://www.merrittcartographic.co.uk/terrain.html