World Shaded Relief

World Shaded Relief basemap

Map Service Name: World_Shaded_Relief

Description: This map portrays surface elevation as shaded relief. This map is used as a basemap layer to add shaded relief to other GIS maps. It is especially useful in maps that do not contain orthoimagery. The map resolution (cell size) is as follows:

  • 30 meters for the United States
  • 90 meters for all land areas between 60° north and 56° south latitude
  • 1 kilometer resolution above 60° north and 56° south

The map provides coverage for the world down to a scale of ~1:72k. The shaded relief imagery was developed by Esri using GTOPO30, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and National Elevation Data (NED) data from the USGS.

Attribution: Copyright © 2015 Esri

Coordinate System: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WKID 102100)

Tiling Scheme: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere

Map Service Data Format: Map server cache in JPEG format