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Hillshade (elevation model)

Hillshade (elevation model) is a raster dataset visualising the elevation of the terrain. There are five product versions available in which the pixel sizes are 2, 8, 32, 64, 128 and 512 metres. Pixel size 2 m has been produced of the dataset Elevation model 2 m. The other sizes have been produced of the dataset Elevation model 10 m. The material does not contain elevation values; it is a greyscale image that visualises the direction and steepness of hills.

The product belongs to the open data of the National Land Survey of Finland.

Purpose:

The dataset Hillshade can be used as a background map material to visualise the elevation of the terrain. Together with the dataset Elevation zones (opacity 15–50%), Hillshade shows the topography and elevation of the terrain even better. It can be used as transparent also together with a topographic or background map to visualise the topography of the terrain.

Geographic location
Entire Finland
Reference system
ETRS89 / TM35FIN(E,N) (EPSG:3067)
N2000 height (EPSG:3900)
Pixel size
2 m
8 m
32 m
64 m
128 m
512 m
Spatial representation
Raster
Data content

Versions of the dataset Hillshade

Hillshade pixel size 2 m (produced of the dataset Elevation model 2 m)

Hillshade 8 m (produced of the dataset Elevation model 10 m)

Hillshade 32 m (produced of the dataset Elevation model 10 m)

Hillshade 64 m (produced of the dataset Elevation model 10 m)

Hillshade 128 m (produced of the dataset Elevation model 10 m)

Hillshade 512 m (produced of the dataset Elevation model 10 m)

Maintenance

The rasters have been updated as a whole in October 2015. Changes in the source data are taken into the rasters every month.

Updating frequency:

Hillshade (2 m): The product is maintained if needed, but the area of coverage is expanded continuously. An up-to-date map of the area of coverage: https://hkp.maanmittauslaitos.fi/hkp/published/fi/c206f60e-04b3-45c1-963c-d3d6a35e3552

Hillshade (other pixel sizes): Areally limited and occasional updates are made in the dataset in connection with the regular maintenance procedures of the Topographical database as there are changes in Elevation model 10 m.

Lineage

Elevation model 2 m has been used as the reference dataset data for Hillshade 2 m. Elevation model 10 m has been used as the reference dataset for other pixel sizes.

The solar elevation angle used is 45 degrees. The altitude has been enhanced by using a Z-factor as follows:

Hillshade 2 m: 3-fold

Hillshade 8 m: 5-fold

Hillshade 32 m: 5-fold

Hillshade 64 m: 10-fold

Hillshade 128 m: 10-fold

Hillshade 512 m: 15-fold

Responsible party

National Land Survey of Finland

Conditions applying to access and use
Copyright and other immaterial rights on the dataset Hillshade (elevation model) are owned by the National Land Survey of Finland. The data material is not confidential. Public access to the material is not restricted by the INSPIRE Directive.
Distribution format
GeoTiff

Processing fees for Hillshade

Product Price € (excl. VAT) Price € (incl. VAT)
77103010060
Hillshade, pixel sizes 2, 8, 32, 64 and 128 m, first map sheet
92,02 114,70
77103010061
Hillshade, pixel size 512 m, first map sheet
57,74 71,60
77103010062
Hillshade, following map sheets
15,73 19,51
77103010063
Hillshade, entire Finland, pixel sizes 2 and 8 m
525,00 651,00
77103010064
Hillshade, entire Finland, pixel size 32 m
315,00 390,60
77103010065
Hillshade, entire Finland, pixel size 64 m
167,98 208,30
77103010066
Hillshade, entire Finland, pixel sizes 128 and 512 m
92,02 114,70
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