Make a  topographic map with QGis

Thanks to the SRTM project we can access to a comprehensive world coverage of land elevation data. It has become very simple to create one’s own  topographic maps with QGis .

We will discuss here :

  • – how to download  elevation data for the area of interest
  • – how to format the display style to fit the standards of the topographic maps
  • – how to enhance the viewing using a “shady” layer type
  • – and finally how to generate contours Continue reading “Make a  topographic map with QGis”