About the map
Elevation data, like Digital Terrain Models, provides us with a foundational understanding of the world. Given that the highest point on Earth is 8,848m (Everest) and the lowest is 10,984m (Challenger Deep), even the most experienced cartographer would be hard-pressed to find a single rendering to suit every situation.
Why it works
Performance plays a key part in this app. DTM Explorer is purely focused on the rendering of imagery, meaning it can do that job very quickly – transforming static imagery into something with motion that can be interacted with.
Adjust the sliders and watch sea levels rise or water drain down from the hills. With a wide selection of colour ramps, blend modes, and global data, the possibilities for symbolising elevation data are well and truly endless.
Matthew Akerman (he/him)
Matthew is a Junior GIS Developer in the Esri UK Research Team. He is passionate about technology, trains, and swimming.