Friday, January 29, 2010

Bump Mapping Toolbox and articles

You may be familiar with Jeffery Nighbert's paper about bump mapping. It was published in 2003 and results produced using this method are always very effective. Original paper showcase this very nicely as shown on picture below. This paper was additional handout material for Cartography with ArcGIS course whenever I taught this course.

After long wait ESRI has finally produced a Toolbox for ArcGIS Desktop that will help you to create maps like one above. Further more there are now three articles about bump mapping on Mapping Centre and they should be a compulsory reading for ArcGIS users with special interest in cartography.

Now all you have to do is to download it from here and start producing beautiful maps. Good luck and feel free to send me the samples of your maps and will post them up here.

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