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Shaded Relief Map

Shaded relief map of Wisconsin.

The recipe for creating the shaded relief raster image came largely from Thomas Thoren's great blog post Making a New York Times Map. Derek Watkin's GDAL cheat sheet and SRTM Tile Grabber were also very useful.

This recipe is in the two bash scripts in this gist repo. First, creates the Wisconsin state and county borders vector data. Second, creates the shaded relief raster data from NASA's STRM data. The scripts need to be run in that order. The borders data is used to clip the raster data.