Great Lakes Bathymetry

7 thoughts on “Great Lakes Bathymetry”

  1. Hi,

    Are all the tutorials in Arcpro? I only have access to Arc map notthe pro version.

    Thanks! Matt

    On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Adventures In Mapping wrote:

    > John posted: “Here is the result of a late afternoon diversion. The > bathymetric data comes from the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research > Laboratory. The aspect ratio is consistent with a 1920×1080 monitor so it > might make an alright desktop image, if you are into th” >


  2. Looks good! I really like the mask hack. I know the emphasis is on the bathymetry, but it seems like you lose some interesting detail by masking the hillshade on the ground around the lakes. Could be interesting to try modifying the mask to be semi-transparent to allow some of that to come through a little bit.


    1. I totally agree! The nature of the DEM files,however, is that they just cover the bounding box of the lakes, so there are distracting gaps in land hillshade when the mask isn’t used.
      If this were less of a late-afternoon map goof-off, I’d actually clip the lake DEMs and use a separate, full-coverage, hillshade behind them all.


      1. Shoot, Jared, now you’ve got me adding in a secondary hillshade layer on top to stitch them together. Hang tight, this is going to look cool!


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