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Vector Relief Map Of Germany

I completed a relief map of Germany in vector format (i.e. for Adobe Illustrator).

The map shows elevation level contours superimposed over a grey shaded relief, tapered rivers, international borders and major cities. All features are on separate layers, 24 layers in total, fully editable. For the relief shading I use my own proprietary method to emphasize large terrain structures. (I am still working on improved methods for terrain generalization, but my current method is already good enough to use on my maps.)

Vector Relief Map Of Germany
Vector Relief Map Of Germany

Welcome to the IndieCartographer Blog!

My name is Michael Schmeling and I am the founder and owner of Arid Ocean Maps.
I have degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics and I am a map enthusiast.
On this blog I want to present some of my map illustrations.

I am selling a large number of digital maps on my website http://www.aridocean.com.

Many of my maps are also available for purchase from the renowned german image agency http://www.akg-images.com.

These map illustrations are mainly  intended to be used by graphic designers for use on websites and in print products such as advertisements, brochures, magazine articles, sales reports, etc.