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World Hillshade

World Hillshade basemap

Map Service Name: World_Hillshade

Description: This map portrays elevation as an artistic hillshade. This is designed to be used as a backdrop for topographical, soil, hydro, land cover, or other outdoor recreational maps.

The map was compiled from a variety of sources from several data providers. The basemap has global coverage down to a scale of ~1:577k. In North America, South America, Africa, Australia, the East Indies, New Zealand, islands of the western Pacific, and most of Europe and continental Asia the coverage is available down to ~1:144k. In the United States, Western Europe, Finland, and Norway coverage is provided to ~1:18k. Additionally, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, and select areas of the United States are provided down to ~1:9k.

As illustrated in the coverage map below, coverage is provided in World Standard and Advanced (down to ~1:577 worldwide, ~1:144k near global, and ~1:9k in select areas) and World Basic (down to ~1:577 worldwide and ~1:144k near global); regional coverage is provided in North America Standard and Advanced (down to ~1:9k in select areas).

World coverage for World Hillshade map 6.3

Attribution: Sources: Esri, USGS, NGA, NASA, CGIAR, N Robinson, NCEAS, NLS, OS, NMA, Geodatastyrelsen, Rijkswaterstaat, GSA, Geoland, FEMA, Intermap, and the GIS user community

Coordinate System: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WKID 102100)

Tiling Scheme: Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere

Map Service Data Format: Map server cache in JPEG format