Eduard – Relief Shading 4+

Hill shading for maps

Monash University

    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings
    • $99.99



Eduard creates beautiful and accurate shaded relief images for terrain maps. Eduard uses machine learning to match the aesthetics and details of relief shadings created by Swiss cartographers.

You define the overall direction of illumination and Eduard locally adjusts the direction to show small details and emphasize large landforms. With aerial perspective, Eduard makes mountain peaks stand out or gives all landforms the same prominence. Eduard helps you to remove distracting terrain details and adjust the granularity of the shading to the scale of your map. Eduard supports layers with elevation and slope masks. With Eduard you quickly download elevation data from almost anywhere on Earth or import digital elevation models in a variety of formats.

Eduard supports spatial coordinate systems and all commonly used GIS raster file formats.

What’s New

Version 1.4.6

Fix for mixed-up bookmark order and faulty storing of bookmarks.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Andy Warhol V ,

Like having Eduard, Bernie, and Leland, at your fingertips.

Finally have my dream team. People think I'm a genius, but really it's just Eduard. It's a gift that keeps on giving. Texture shading and Ambient occlusion, what's next? gdalcolor dem?, or maybe sat imagery export, nudge nudge. Well worth the cost, I would even have paid more, to know of the math behind it, it truly is a beautiful thing.

CascadeCarto ,

The finest hillshade software available.

What used to take a painful amount of time is now at your fingertips. A very straightforard UI will have you creating amazing hillshades in minutes.

With enough functional variability to fine tune the look and detail, your dreams of creating an airbrushed landscape can finally be realized.

SpatialFX ,

Beyond Impressed

I am blown away at how wonderful this software is.

It is feature rich and offers a ton of flexiblity and fine tuning.

If you work with mapping or GIS software at all you need this tool.

Best of all, it's *fun* to use!

App Privacy

The developer, Monash University, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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