Tinting Your Hillshade in ArcMap

My posts have been noticeably absent of geomatics content, so today I’ll share a tutorial that I read on tinting a hillshade in ArcMap. The tutorial is available at the following ESRI Blog post. I’ve used this technique in the past, and it’s a great way to keep your base map crisp and colourful (crisp example), instead of the typical dull appearance produced when a semi-transparent DEM layer is placed over a hillshade (dull example).

The tutorial uses pansharpening to fuse a hillshade raster with a DEM that has had a colour ramp applied to it and broken in to RGB layers. It may take a few attempts to get the final result you want, but the result is an excellent way to make your base layer really stand out. Give it a try, you may be surprised how much your hillshade’s appearance is improved.

Quick Tip – How to determine your IP Address in Linux

Ever want to know what your ip address is on your computer? In Linux, this can be easily determined using the command ifconfig. Typing ifconfig into the terminal will provide the currently active network interface information including your ip address for your wireless, ethernet or local loopback network interfaces.

For more information about ifconfig check out this site.