Terrain, maps, and more

This site started out as a resource for cartographers creating shaded relief, panoramas, land cover, and related raster art on maps. It has since grown to include my other cartographic interests and has become a repository for my maps, all of which are in the public domain.

I hope that you enjoy the site.

New stuff

Last update: June 27, 2022

Adding XYZ Tiles to MAPublisher Maps

This tutorial introduces a quick way to add satellite images and raster reference maps, available as XYZ Tiles, to Illustrator/MAPublisher documents. The imported images will register with your map regardless of which projection it uses.

Malaspina Glacier Panorama

A 3D view North America's icy heartland, the Saint Elias Mountains. It focuses on the Alaskan coast and the largest piedmont glacier on Earth. The panorama is available with and without labels.

Sentinel-2 Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial explains how to process Sentinel-2 satellite data, released by the European Space Agency for free, into beautiful natural color images. The techniques employ Geographic Imager, a GIS plugin for Photoshop.

Physical Features of North America

A map with over 5,000 labels showcasing mountains, plains, rivers, lakes, ocean bathymetry and more. Map colors reflect natural environments throughout the continent from the Greenland ice cap to the tropical rainforests of Central America.

Blue Earth Bathymetry

An edited and smoothed version of GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) designed for small-scale mapping of the ocean floor—without unsightly artifacts. It is available as a free GeoTIFF DEM.


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Contact me

Please let me know about any problems you find on the site—thanks.

If you do something cool with my maps and data, drop me a line. I would greatly enjoy seeing what you have done.