Esri Press

Mapping with Altitude

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Publishing in August 2019; e-book publishing in July 2019

Spatial information that is inherently 3D, like buildings and topography and subsurface geology, can now be displayed in a way that is both intuitive and measurable. What’s more, 3D representations can be used to model structures before they are built, identifying potential problems.

Mapping with Altitude: Designing 3D Maps helps you deliver clear, compelling cartographic representations in 3D that are both eye-cathcing and informative. Understand scale, surfaces, base heights, texturing, and lighting models. Discover new twists on well-defined 2D cartographic principles, such as size, color, and text. Consider ways to convey time.

Mapping with Altitude focuses on the decisions you’ll make and the specific techniques you can use as you delve into the world of 3D map authoring.

The e-book of Mapping with Altitude: Designing 3D Maps, 9781589485549, $59.99, will be available at most online book retailers.

Note: Esri Press e-books do not include 180-day trial software. Instead, you can download the ArcGIS Trial at

Originally from Australia, Nathan C Shephard currently works at Esri headquarters in Redlands, California where he leads a team of software engineers working on projects such 3D navigation, 3D symbology, and the authoring of animation videos. He acts as a 3D evangelist whenever he can, including presenting an annual “3D Cartography” technical workshop in San Diego. In his free time he writes fiction, designs mobile apps, and spends time with his wife and two daughters.

ISBN: 9781589485532    2019    pages   $59.99