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USGSShadedReliefOnly (MapServer)

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Service Description: The USGS Hill Shade base map from The National Map was created from the National Elevation Dataset (NED), a seamless dataset of best available raster elevation data for the conterminous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Territorial Islands. Derived from the NED using a hill-shade technique, this base map represents a continental view showing shaded relief from USGS NED layers at resolutions of 1/3-, 1-, and 2-arc-second (in Alaska only). Shaded relief (or hill shade) function parameters are: point illumination is from the NW (azimuth = 315 degrees), and altitude of the light source is 45 degrees. Color characteristics are the result of applying a color ramp in which RGB values range from white (RGB: 255, 255, 255) to brown (RGB: 166, 150, 109). The color ramp was applied with a Stretch Type of None. Contrast and Brightness values range from 4-14%, depending on scale, for cartographic purposes. For additional information on the NED, go to

Map Name: Layers


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Layers: Description:

Copyright Text: USGS TNM

Spatial Reference: 102100  (3857)

Single Fused Map Cache: true

Tile Info: Initial Extent: Full Extent: Units: esriMeters


Document Info: Supports Dynamic Layers: false

MaxRecordCount: 1000

MaxImageHeight: 2048

MaxImageWidth: 2048

Supported Query Formats: JSON, AMF

Min Scale: 5.91657527591555E8

Max Scale: 18055.954822

Child Resources:   Info

Supported Operations:   Export Map   Identify   Find   Return Updates   Generate KML