The Other Shaded Relief Site

The Shaded Relief world map should not be confused with Tom Patterson’s Shaded Relief site (previously); instead, it’s a Google Maps mashup with a custom layer. “We have created a custom layer using SRTM30+ and SRTM90 DEMs and used VMAP0 sea, lake and river overlay to create a shaded relief layer,” Jon Parker writes. “We have uploaded up to zoom level 8 completely and have the Northern hemisphere of level 9 completed — Southern Hemisphere in progress — just 60,000 tiles to go. […] We will also be having a go at zoom level 10 for the shaded relief which is approx. 500,000 tiles.” (See also.)